Archive for March, 2005

Ubuntu Hoary preview released

March 10th, 2005 | 1 Comment »

A preview of the forthcoming next official release from Ubuntu Linux is now available. The preview is available as both a full install CD and a live CD. The next official released of Ubuntu Linux — called Hoary Hedgehog — is due out in early April. The Ubuntu team has again included the latest possible [...]

SA company named top EMEA Red Hat trainer

March 10th, 2005 | No Comments »

Obsidian Systems has been named the top Red Hat training provider in the EMEA(Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. The company received Red Hat\’s 2004 global certificate of excellence in training at the Linux vendor\’s worldwide training conference that took place in Italy recently. Obsidian took the award despite stiff competition from other providers from [...]

Government\'s occasional open source support

March 8th, 2005 | 1 Comment »

Over the last couple of years the South African government has become something of a global leader among governments making the move towards open source software. Its much publicised open source strategy and the very public face of the various open source working groups, together with the many open source-based pilot projects being run by [...]

Choosing the right Linux trainer

March 8th, 2005 | No Comments »

So you\’ve decided you want to earn a Linux certification and get trained. The next question you should be asking is \”which training institution should I choose?\” There isn\’t an easy answer to this question. Linux training is going to cost you some money, so you need to make the correct decision. At the end [...]

A first look at OpenOffice.org 2.0

March 4th, 2005 | No Comments »

It is not too bold to say that OpenOffice.org 2.0 will usher in a new era of functionality, reliability, compatibility and ease of use. The extensive changes and enhancements which are to be included in the upcoming release are all the evidence needed to justify this assertion. For those who are impatient and unwilling to [...]

De Raadt wins annual Free Software award

March 3rd, 2005 | 1 Comment »

Theo de Raadt, founder of the OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects, has received the prestigious 2004 award for the Advancement of Free Software from Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman. De Raadt, born in Pretoria, South Africa, and now living in Canada, joins an impressive list of winners of the Free Software Foundation award. Previous winners [...]

SA smashes Linux certifications record

March 3rd, 2005 | No Comments »

The mass Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification event held last week squashed previous record-holders China (with 200 certifications) and Hong Kong (250) by getting 196 people to write a total of 325 exams in just one day. The mass certiification event was held on Friday 25 February. Director of LPI business development Glenn McKnight flew [...]

OSS gets moving in East Africa

March 2nd, 2005 | No Comments »

Last weekend we held the first Open Source Software Weekend in Kampala. The workshop was organised by the Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology (UICT) and the East African Center for Open Source Software (EACOSS). The weekend was a big success with over 100 people attending over the three days. For all those working [...]

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