Archive for May, 2005

LinuxWorld kicks off with Shuttleworth

May 18th, 2005 | No Comments »

In yesterday\’s keynote speech at the LinuxWorld conference, Mark Shuttleworth announced that the Ubuntu Linux distribution will be naming its local support partner today (18 May). Expected to be Obsidian Systems, the support partner will act as third-line support for technicians as well as direct support partners for business using Ubuntu. \”Folks today who use […]

Web-based OpenOffice.org 2.0 training

May 17th, 2005 | No Comments »

Local training company Intoweb Training has created an interactive web based training and support system for OpenOffice version 2 that they are showcasing at the LinuxWorld show. The training system covers all the functionality expected by the ICDL. The step-by-step learning simulates OpenOffice.org and includes interactive audio and a lecture mode that allows a lecturer […]

Managed Linux services on show at LinuxWorld

May 17th, 2005 | No Comments »

Synaq, a provider of managed Linux services, will be showcasing its solutions at this year\’s Linux LinuxWorld. Synaq\’s Yossi Hasson says the company hopes to demonstrate the \”clear-cut advantages\” behind open source software to visitors to the show. He says that these advantages, together with the benefits of managed services, makes Linux a compelling offering […]

Obsidian to unveil new look at LinuxWorld

May 16th, 2005 | No Comments »

Obsidian Systems has announced that it plans to make a big splash at South Africa\’s first LinuxWorld conference and exhibition, as it celebrates ten years of Linux and open source advocacy in the South African market. The company also plans to launch its new corporate image. Muggie van Staden, managing director of Obsidian Systems, says […]

Tangent to unveil Linux management tools at LinuxWorld

May 13th, 2005 | No Comments »

Tangent Systems has announced it will be debuting its new graphical management solutions for Linux servers called Meridian at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference. The conference runs from 17 to 20 May at the Sandton Convention Centre. The company says the use of Meridian can dramatically reduce the amount of time taken to administer Linux server […]

Red Hat for LinuxWorld SA

May 12th, 2005 | No Comments »

Red Hat, one of theworld\’s best know Linux vendors, has confirmed it will take part in the South African version of LinuxWorld. Paul Salazar, marketing director for Red Hat in EMEA, says that his company is excited about the South African market and sees the exhibition as an excellent opportunity for the company to engage […]

Sybase offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 certification

May 11th, 2005 | No Comments »

Sybase SA, a Red Hat Linux certified training partner, last week announced it is offering certification courses for the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 4. IT professionals can now enrol in either of the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) Linux certification programmes on offer by Sybase. […]

Oracle to host Linux and Java installfest at LinuxWorld

May 9th, 2005 | No Comments »

Oracle South Africa will host a Linux and Java \’installfest\’ at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference and exhibition, being held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17th to 20th May. The Oracle Linux Installfest will give developers the opportunity to install, at no cost, the Oracle JDeveloper development toolset on Linux onto their own PCs. The […]

Speakers line up for Novell\'s BrainShare Africa 2005

May 4th, 2005 | No Comments »

Novell South Africa has announced the speaker list for its annual BrainShare conference which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre between the 19th and 20th of May 2005. Marketing and channel manager Trish Barwick says \”this year\’s BrainShare will be one of the most exciting events Novell has held in the local market […]

MySchool uses Asterisk to run call centre

May 3rd, 2005 | No Comments »

Virtual Market Place, the company that drives the MySchool system in South Africa, has installed the open source Asterisk system to run its call centre. The solution was installed by OpenVoice. Adrian Sharpe, technical director of Virtual Market Place, says the company chose to work with OpenVoice because of its experience in open source telephony […]

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