Zinside (with the appropriate slogan “the Zen side of computing”) announces the debut of the Zen Box server, a 100% open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange© and Lotus Domino©. The French company uses an accessible and revolutionary approach to the server industry, which is frequently considered as too technical and is often dreaded by end users.
The Kuro Box promises something fairly interesting: a usable single-board PowerPC computer, for only US$160 — when other PowerPC development boards often cost ten times as much.
Multimedia has now become an essential part of every computer, including those within the enterprise. While aRts was, for along time, hailed as the answer for multimedia within KDE, it fell out of favor as it became obvious that it was hopelessly inefficient. Associate Editor Eduardo Sánchez sits down with Scott Wheeler of the KDE Project to find out where the KDE multimedia department is headed in general, and concerning a replacement for aRts, more specifically.
I have been experimenting a lot with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) lately to see what can be done in designing a simple Web site. If you are using Apple's Safari 1.1 or later, you are seeing things on this Web page that people using Camino, Firefox, Internet Explorer and most other browsers don't: text shadows. Using shadows for story headlines is nothing knew; people have used Photoshop for years to make graphics with sophisticated layers and drop shadows, but the text shadows you see on this page are all done with CSS — not a graphic in there at all.
A growing number of computer users, fed up with the attacks on Windows computers, have been buying or at least taking a look at buying Macintosh computers from Apple Computer. Even USA TODAY's own tech columnist, Kevin Maney, recently wrote about how his Windows computer was taken down by malicious code.
The well publicized Xserve clusters at Colsa and Virginia Tech, have helped Apple overcome its reputation as the high-priced option, but it's the smaller customers that really matter, according to analysts.
PRESS RELEASE: With the
release of Mandrakesoft's new Move, Linux becomes a viable option to
millions of first-time Linux users. A « live » Linux system that teams
up with a USB key, Move lets beginners get a first taste of Linux and
gives advanced users a full Linux system they can take anywhere.
PRESS RELEASE: Griffin Technologies, LLC, a
leading provider of information security solutions for software protection and
user authentication, today announced it has begun shipping SecuriKey® for
Macintosh Professional Edition, the first-ever USB-based authentication
solution for individual Macintosh users. Featuring a USB token that acts like
an 'ignition key' for any desktop or portable Macintosh, SecuriKey for
Macintosh is the most convenient and reliable way yet to protect Macs from
At aKademy I had the chance to talk to Chris Schlaeger about SUSE, its relationship with the KDE community, his view of the Linux enterprise desktop and the speed of development of several key features in KDE.
Today marks Open for Business's third year of informing you on the latest enterprise computing news. It seems very appropriate for this day to also mark the announcement of our third annual OfB Choice Awards. We have spent the last year testing and reporting on the very best open computing offerings and it finally comes down to this time when we must choose the very best of that elite group of products to report to you as our OfB Choices.