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Remember how Sun didn't want Microsoft in the Liberty Alliance and then Microsoft didn't want Sun anywhere near the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)? Well, this kinda stuff is apparently viral 'cause then BEA didn't want Iona Technologies in that little IBM-Microsoft-BEA clique that was put together in mid-August in the name of making business processes part of web services. The snub is altogether rich since Iona wrote the specifications. IONA then went to IBM with them and then IBM sought out Microsoft and BEA and since IBM and Microsoft were asking BEA to defect from Sun's competitive WSCI (say whisky) axis and since BEA didn't want IONA at the IBM-Microsoft party, IONA got jilted. The otherwise unnamed IBM-Microsoft-BEA coalition involves the so-called WS-Coordination, WS-Transaction and BPEL4WS specifications, the later being the XML-based flow ... (more)

Ian Murdock: From Debian to clustering

The ian in Debian Linux stands for Ian Murdock, a former research staff member at the University of Arizona and coauthor of the Swarm storage system. He's now president and CEO of Progeny Linux Systems, headquartered in Indianapolis. Progeny is commercializing Progeny Debian and the Linux NOW clustering system, which emphasizes manageability at least as much as performance, the traditional selling feature of Linux clusters. Last month we held an online discussion with Murdock in ITworld.com's Interviews forum. This is a partial transcript of that interview. To read the full interview, including comments from LinuxWorld.com readers, follow the link in the Resources section below. Progeny's purpose LinuxWorld.com: Ian, what are you after? There are a lot of companies selling clustering hardware and software; several of them had a presence at February's LinuxWorld Expo.... (more)

Is Linux Desktop-Ready Yet...or Not?

Mark R. Hinkle: "Linux is ready for the desktop" In my view, Linux on the desktop is a viable operating system. It offers many features that are more innovative than commercial solutions. Virtual consoles, secure remote access solutions, true multi-tasking, and the ability to use robust journaling file systems all come to mind. Despite these advanced features, I have also noticed some parallels between Linux and some earlier versions of Windows. Let’s term these similarities as “growing pains.” I do feel that there are many cases today where Linux is an inadequate solution, specifically in the area where James Turner's complaint lies - in laptops(docking is my pet peeve) and multimedia. However, I believe James to be a high-needs user; it’s my contention that much of the computing world comprises low-needs users. These terms should not reflect poorly on either group... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Doron Gerstel of Zend Technologies

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Doron Gerstel, CEO of Zend Technologies Listen to the interview ... (more)

IBM Commits to Future of ODF With Symphony Roadmap

BEIJING -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/08 -- At the OpenOffice.org (OO) Conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a long-term commitment to the OpenDocument Format (ODF) by unveiling a roadmap for the expansion of the free Lotus Symphony office application suite to MacIntosh, Ubuntu Linux, OpenOffice 3.0 and Microsoft Office customers. In his keynote speech, Michael Karasick, Director of IBM Lotus China Development Labs, outlined the evolution of Symphony, which first appeared as a public beta on September 18, 2007. The newest version is now available in beta for the first time for the Apple MacIntosh operating system (Mac OS X), and Symphony for Canonical's Ubuntu 8.0.4 Linux is also available. These new platforms reflect growing demand for Symphony, which has already been downloaded more than three million times worldwide in 28 languages. Karasick also pointed forward... (more)

Zecurion Mitigates Industry-Wide, Encryption Key Management Risks With Zserver(R) Suite 6.0 Release

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/10 -- Zecurion Inc., an information security systems leader that protects businesses against insider threats, announces the release of Zserver® Suite 6.0. This release includes an Enterprise Key Management Server (EKMS) that simplifies administration and management of encryption keys used to protect sensitive information. Using EKMS's centralized key-management, enterprises will be able to automate housekeeping tasks while substantially minimizing risks associated with administration and key handling. "Keys stored by EKMS can be automatically uploaded to Zserver-protected servers," says Zecurion CEO Alexey Raevsky, "and when required, a Zserver-managed server can be configured to automatically open encrypted disks after the requested keys are obtained from EKMS. Data can be encrypted using AES-XTS cipher, which is an establishe... (more)

Digi International Partners with Timesys to Provide Embedded Linux Solutions for Products Designed with Digi's ConnectCore(TM) Wi-i.MX51 System-on-Module

PITTSBURGH, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), provider of the LinuxLink commercial software development framework and unparalleled technical support for building custom embedded Linux®-based products, announced the company has been selected by Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) as the preferred commercial Linux solutions provider for Digi's new ConnectCore(TM) Wi-i.MX51 wireless System-on-Module (SOM). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090515/NE17461LOGO ) The new design from Digi is based on the powerful Freescale(TM) i.MX51 processor which offers a high-performance ARM® Cortex-A8® core. The combination of the powerful SoC processor and Digi included peripherals, including pre-certified 802.11abgn WiFi support, makes the ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 a very attractive Linux solution for markets such as medical, consumer ... (more)

Sasken propose un système d'exploitation Linux médias et des services pour la plate-forme média numérique DaVinci™ de Texas Instruments

Sasken Communication Technologies Limited (BSE : 532663 et NSE : SASKEN), l'un des principaux fournisseurs de solutions de communications intégrées, a annoncé aujourd’hui que les équipementiers peuvent profiter des avantages de l’intégration et de la personnalisation des services de Sasken sur la plateforme médias numériques DaVinci™ de Texas Instruments sur divers marchés verticaux notamment l'électronique grand public, l'infodivertissement automobile et d'autres domaines reliés en amont tels que la vente au détail et les soins de santé, où le traitement des médias, la connectivité et d’autres technologies similaires sont essentielles. Avec des services de licences PI, d'intégration et de personnalisation, Sasken travaille avec Texas Instrument jusqu'à ce que le produit final soit prêt à être commercialisé. Les offres proposent non seulement un coût de propriété... (more)

ServerPronto Rolls Out Industry's Most Affordable Managed Data Backup

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- ServerPronto, home to the world's most affordable dedicated server and cloud hosting solution, is making a name for itself in another IT industry sector: managed data backup. ServerPronto has added Idera's (formerly R1Soft) Server Backup Enterprise, the best enterprise backup solution in the industry, to its product lineup. "Keeping your data safe and secure is our highest priority," said Chris Kurzweg, CEO of ServerPronto. "Our Managed Data Backup offers everything clients need to keep server data secure, and rapidly recover backed-up data on demand." With Managed Data Backup, ServerPronto's IT staff fully manages data backup and recovery, including installing the backup client on the customer's server and establishing daily, weekly and monthly backups as needed. ServerPronto's team also monitors every backup to guarantee... (more)

Crystal Board, The Fastest and Most Integrated Development Board Ever Launched on KickStarter

BOCHUM, Germany, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Crystal UG, a German technology company, is undertaking a crowdfunding campaign on KickStarter to support the manufacturing of their flagship product, Crystal Board. They are looking for $200,000 in funding goal until January 10th, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131210/PH30784-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131210/PH30784-b ) Crystal Board is an all-in-one device aimed to college students and everyone who loves Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects. It features: Speedy Quad-Core ARM Processor Microcontroller FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) Bluetooth®, WiFi, Ethernet, GPS Tons of connections and sensors Arduino Compatible Android and Ubuntu operating system With the starting prices of the Lite/Pro version are at $149 and $179 respectively, Crystal Board's goal is to provide the most powerf... (more)

AMD's SeaMicro SM15000(TM) Server Sets Industry Benchmark Record for Hyperscale OpenStack Clouds

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its SeaMicro SM15000™ server set a significant industry benchmark record for hyperscale cloud computing with a demonstration that highlights how OpenStack can quickly and reliably provision on-demand computing services at scale. The test provisioned 168,000 virtual machines on 576 physical hosts. The first 75,000 virtual machines were deployed in six hours and thirty minutes. This is the largest known demonstration of OpenStack scalability ever. AMD achieved the record in collaboration with Canonical using the Ubuntu OpenStack (Icehouse) distribution. MaaS (Metal as a Service), part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu OpenStack, was used to deliver the bare metal servers, storage and networking. The solution is available today and is the most scalable, automated application for deployi... (more)

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