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  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Open Season: Google searches code

    Google launches Google Code Search; Fonality scoops up world's largest Asterisk-based community in trixbox.

  • October 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    Mozilla still looking into Firefox flaw claims

    Although two hackers confessed that the JavaScript vulnerability they found was a hoax, Mozilla still wants to be sure.

  • October 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    Firms find open source way to save over HP OpenView

    For one-tenth the cost of systems management software from Hewlett-Packard and the like, IT managers chose an outsourced solution based on the open source Nagios stack.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    Unix shops ignore signs of market decline

    Unix shops stick with data center workhorse platform for support, performance and familiarity benefits. Meanwhile, midrange Unix feels the pinch from less expensive mainframes and increasingly robust scale-out options.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Remote Firefox JavaScript flaw claim disputed

    Hacker, Mozilla security official now say the flaw results in a DoS, not code execution.

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  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Server specs: Sun continues OpenSPARC push

    Sun pushes OpenSPARC initiative; Ardence updates OS and application streaming software.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    Open Season: Firm bets the farm on open source database

    Agricultural firm replaces IBM DB2 with EnterpriseDB; Eric Raymond joins Freespire board; GroundWork 5.0 now live.

  • October 02, 2006 02 Oct'06

    Carrier Grade Linux moves beyond telecoms into data centers, virtualization

    Carrier Grade Linux now supports virtualization, blades and corporate data centers. OSDL architect Bill Weinberg describes CGL's evolution and its strengths.

  • October 02, 2006 02 Oct'06

    Open source integration tool makes custom apps play nice

    The Marena Group swapped its proprietary ERP application for open source, but it wasn't until it started using Jitterbit's application integration suite that things really gelled.

  • September 29, 2006 29 Sep'06

    Gartner predicts next phase of Oracle, SAP acquisitions

    Oracle may be taking a break from purchasing high-profile software companies like PeopleSoft Corp. and Siebel Systems Inc., but experts say it's definitely not finished yet. And SAP may be embarking on an acquisition strategy of its own. Here, ...

  • September 29, 2006 29 Sep'06

    Experts wonder if Oracle's revenue growth is sustainable

    IT industry analysts are trying to figure out whether Oracle's explosive earnings report last week is homegrown or simply the natural result of a slew of recent acquisitions.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Xen startup Virtual Iron breaks ranks on paravirtualization

    Virtual Iron questions the wisdom of paravirtualization while promoting unmodified operating systems to members of the Xen community.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Virtualization news briefs: Xen's advantage over VMware; virtual SANs on hand

    Check out the latest news about Xen versus VMware, Virtual Iron's new partnerships and virtual SANS.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Oracle overhauls Sleepycat's original Berkeley DB

    The new version of Berkeley DB, the embeddable database Oracle acquired along with open source stalwart Sleepycat Software, promises better performance and the ability to do upgrades on the fly. But does Oracle really have open source street ...

  • September 25, 2006 25 Sep'06

    Open source router on par with Cisco, users say

    To avoid paying top dollar for Cisco routers, two IT pros tried Vyatta's Open Flexible Router. Is it a viable alternative to the proprietary norm? Find out from these two savvy users' stories.

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