Archive for August, 2007

Durban's citizen-friendly, OSS site

August 21st, 2007 | No Comments »

The official website for Durban, otherwise known as the Ethekweni municipality, has undergone a facelift. The site, which switched from Microsoft to Plone roughly two years ago, has had some improvements to its design. Tectonic spoke to the site’s webmaster, Angela Spencer, to find out more. Spencer explained that the site utilised various Python-based modules […]

Obsidian now official SA Zimbra reseller

August 20th, 2007 | 2 Comments »

Obsidian has been appointed as an official South African value-add reseller for Zimbra, the award-winning open source messaging and collaboration platform. As a next generation suite, Zimbra provides a unique set of end-user and administrator benefits that make it a flexible solution for deployments of all sizes, from small businesses to enterprises with several thousand […]

User-friendly Ark Linux 2007.1 sails out

August 20th, 2007 | 3 Comments »

The Ark Linux team have announced the release of Ark Linux 2007.1, the latest version of its multi-purpose desktop operating system. Ark Linux is an end user-friendly Linux operating system suitable for office and school work, desktop publishing, graphics, multimedia entertainment. This latest release of Ark Linux includes a number of application upgrades, an imporoved […]

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

August 19th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Debian project last week issued fixes for the stable Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, codenamed Etch. The update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. The first update also corrects a few important issues that have been noticed too late in the release process, the […]

Smoothwall unified security now in SA

August 16th, 2007 | No Comments »

Local SmoothWall distributor Jeshurun Consulting has announced the launch of the international security vendor’s first unified threat management (UTM) appliance for businesses in South Africa. First previewed in February, the Smoothguard 1000-UTM Appliance is based on the latest Intel Core 2 Duo and PCI Express technology and delivers a complete UTM solution in a single […]

Entrepreneurial tips shared on Tuesday

August 15th, 2007 | No Comments »

This month’s [1]Open Tuesday[/1] took place last night at a new venue in Joburg, Betty’s Tea Room. Although the turnout was rather small, it gave everyone a good chance to chat with the guest speaker of the night, Anton de Wet, co-founder of Obsidian Systems. De Wet gave an informative talk offering tips on how […]

Linux weather forecast to track projects

August 15th, 2007 | No Comments »

The Linux Foundation has established the Linux Weather Forecast. The site is intended to monitor the status of [1]Linux[/1] kernel projects. Yesterday PCWorld reported that the forecast would be officially announced today, although it was already live and tracking developments in the Linux developer community. Projects to be tracked are those which are deemed likely […]

Entries open for KwaZulu-Natal ICT award

August 14th, 2007 | No Comments »

Durban’s drive to improve its support for ICT businesses will see it backing the upcoming SmartXchange ICT Awards ceremony. The second of this event, it is billed as the biggest event on Durban’s ICT calendar and will be held on September 27. Entrance is open to any small medium or micro enterprise (SMME) operating in […]

Oracle contributes to enterprise Linux

August 13th, 2007 | No Comments »

Oracle last week announced new projects and code contributions designed to add to the enterprise capabilities of [1]Linux[/1] and to help ensure Linux success within the enterprises market. Oracle has spearheaded enhancements including: development of a new file system designed for better scalility and simplified management for large storage configurations. An alpha release of the […]

OpenSUSE 10.3 beta and build service app

August 13th, 2007 | No Comments »

To mark the second birthday of the openSUSE project, the community program last week celebrated with two announcements – the availability of the first beta of openSUSE 10.3 and the growth of the openSUSE Build Service with a new end-user interface. The openSUSE Build Service is a framework that provides an infrastructure for software developers […]

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