Appgen, Inc. announced the release of MyBooks 6.0, a QuickBooks
like accounting package available for Linux and most other
popular platforms. According to the company's press release,
“MyBooks simplifies the accounting function for small to mid-size
business users and gives them the option to simultaneously
conduct higher level eBusiness by plugging into the enterprise
applications of larger companies like Wal-Mart.”
According to an announcement at Linux World Expo, MandrakeSoft and Hewlett-Packard Co. will work together to “promote and develop” desktop Linux solutions. The press release from the companies states that they will move to certify usage of Mandrake Linux on HP's line of Business-oriented PC's.
Third generation KDE platform release manager Dirk Mueller announced changes to the KDE release schedule moving the date up slightly and adding an additional beta release. “March 8th is the deadline for 3.0 final. I'll create the tarballs on that
day. packagers have time till 18th to prepare convenience binary packages
for the users.”
KDE::Enterprise, an enterprise savvy site about KDE first reported last year in OfB, has launched a forum for it's users. “The KDE::Enterprise Forum went live today to give you the facility to discuss with others topics about KDE in businesses, schools, charities etc.”
RedHat, Inc. announced today that RedHat Linux 7.2 for Itanium processors is now available. This is particularly noteworthy since RedHat has finally started to offer a journaling file system in this release, making RedHat 7.2 a lot more ideal for enterprise systems than previous releases from the Research Triangle-based company.
According to the results of several polls from independant sites mentioned in the MandrakeSoft Shareholders Newsletter, Mandrake Linux topped the list as the distribution preferred by most respondents.
Looking back over the past year, I think most people would have
to agree it has been a ground breaking time for open source.
While it is true that open source companies suffered just like
the rest of the tech sector from poor economic conditions, those
same conditions have also made open source appear even more
The KDE Project made KDE 3.0 Beta 1 available to the public yesterday. The new third generation beta of KDE moves the desktop to the QT 3.0 development platform, and sports numerous improvements.
The KDE Project has announced the release of KOffice 1.1.1, an update to the official KDE office suite. The new release promises better stability, which could help make KOffice the suite of choice for light productivity needs.