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JasperSoft Fires Up New OSS Forge

Open source business intelligence firm JasperSoft on Wednesday announced its next-generation community platform at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference. The new platform features tools to enhance community project developers as well as business users. The new JasperSoft Forge responds to the changing...

Are VM Environments Open to Attack?

New adopters often see virtualization as the Holy Grail of enterprise computing. It enables consolidation of separate servers and databases to provide more economic operations. Running consolidated computers from one virtualized machine also eliminates the electrical waste spent to keep idling serve...

Study: OSS Communities Are Often Slackers in Security

The most widely used open source software packages for the enterprise are exposing users to significant and unnecessary business risks, according to an open source security study from security firm Fortify Software. The study, released Monday, concludes that open source software development communit...

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VKernel: Seeking Simplicity in the Wild, Woolly World of Virtualization

VKernel is a young company with its finger on the pulse of the virtual server market, one of the hottest in the software world. Buzz over virtual servers is so high-pitched, in fact, that CEO Alex Bakman sees the potential for a steady stream of new hires that will swell his company's workforce to 5...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Wireless Headphone System Lets Lots of Listeners Hear the Tune

The i2i Stream digital music broadcaster is the latest wireless music delivery innovation from Aerielle. It enables users to stream audio wirelessly from any device, including iPods, MP3 players, computers and home entertainment systems. The concept of wireless voice and music transmission over shor...

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Data Brawn Meets Interface Brains

The larger the business or government agency is, the bigger the volume of data it deals with. That translates into massive efforts to manage that data to meet ever-increasing compliance regulations for adequately maintaining electronic records. Any software company that can figure out how to manage ...

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Linux Runs for Office

Give office workers familiar with the Microsoft XP operating system an opportunity to try the same navigational tasks at a Linux-based desktop. Then step back and wait for the reaction. First will come the surprised look. Then questions like "where did the command line go?" will soon follow. That's ...

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Is the Tide Turning in the ID Theft War?

Depending on which set of criteria you reference, ID fraud either is on a significant decline or will be a lingering threat for several more years. The general trend points downward. Overall, 2007 saw a 12 percent drop in ID fraud incidences to $6 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Researc...

With Linspire in Its Belly, Xandros Eyes Expansion

Custom Linux provider Xandros announced Wednesday that it has acquired Linspire, developer of the CNR software distribution facility, and the Linspire and Freespire Linux desktop operating systems. Xandros, which also develops Linux desktop and server products along with advanced cross-platform Wind...

MuleSource Whips Galaxy Enterprise SOA Software Into Shape

MuleSource, a provider of open source service oriented architecture infrastructure software, on Monday announced the release of Mule Galaxy Enterprise, a solution for storing and managing SOA artifacts with enterprise-class features. Mule Galaxy Enterprise, the first open source SOA governance platf...

Tooling Around With Ajax

Social networks are peppering the Internet with Facebook-like interactive features. Ajax is fast becoming the defacto programming tool for Web developers. But by itself, Ajax is a daunting challenge that requires demanding coding skills. Ajax toolkits offer Web developers a shortcut method to build ...

Lean, Mean Machines: Tech for the SMB, Part 2

The continuing growth of the SMB market is pushing vendors to adapt or lose sales. Vendors are tweaking their more costly enterprise-grade offerings to feature sets and price levels SMB customers can afford. The SMB segment makes up 34 percent of the entire notebook market, according to research fi...

Lean, Mean Machines: Tech for the SMB, Part 1

Regardless of its nature, even the tiniest and newest SMB requires the acquisition and deployment of the right information technology as it begins to set up shop. Vendors of that sort of equipment recognize the growing need for SMB-oriented hardware. For example, computer maker Lenovo's transaction ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Alfresco CEO John Powell on the Value of Free

Is it possible to make money by giving something away for free? John Powell, CEO of Alfresco Software, believes that the open source software market is worth $60 billion. The value doesn't accrue from the revenue that it generates. Rather, that value is rooted in the cost savings for his customers.

HP Slaps Open Source License on Unix File System

HP announced Monday it is letting its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System source code run free in the Linux community. Access to this code will provide capabilities that increase uptime, enhance security and help ensure maximum performance of Linux file systems, according to HP officials. The AdvFS sour...

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Marathon CTO Jerry Melnick: A Fault-Tolerant Approach to Virtualization

In March of this year, Marathon Technologies announced everRun VM, a first-of-its kind, fault-tolerant, high availability software package for server virtualization. This product picks up where its first-generation kin -- everRun -- left off in providing companies the ability to prevent outages and ...

Home-Brewed Entertainment the Open Source Way

One of the biggest trends in consumer marketing today is to appeal to the do-it-yourself mentality. Don't think so? Just visit home improvement outlets such as Home Depot and Lowe's for some clues. Then count the number of auto parts stores on your drive to the office. Also consider the iPod and oth...

Community Source Software: If You Build It, They Will Join

A partnership with the Collaborative Software Initiative and the Utah Department of Health is cementing an emerging community sourcing software model that could thrust open source development deeper into vertical markets. CSI and the state of Utah on May 19 announced the availability of a software s...

Open Source Census Broadens Its Mission

The Open Source Census, a collaborative project initiated by OpenLogic to collect and share quantitative data on the use of open source software, has revealed more than 220,000 open source packages and project installations on business hard drives. The census now aims to take a deeper look into open...

JasperSoft Debuts Web 2.0-Savvy Open Source BI

Open source business intelligence firm JasperSoft has announced the availability of its new JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite v3 Professional Edition. The suite provides enterprise-class functionality delivered through interactive Web 2.0 interfaces, the company said. The new functionalities ex...

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