Three Reasons Open Source Will Save The Economy

Nice article by whurley […] You buy the shovel, but you want the hole. It’s amazing how easy it is to forget that software is just a tool. Companies purchase software so their employees can execute specific tasks. You don’t need a laser-guided shovel with built-in GPS navigation to dig your hole. A plain ol’ …

Kubuntu & Ubuntu 8.10 released

Video: Ubuntu 8.10 – Test (3:07) The ne Ubuntu release Intrepid Ibex has been released on time. I really like the way it works. The clip has been recorded by golem.de and shows the GNOME UI which is used by Ubuntu. I had time to install the Kubuntu derivate myself. Itcomes with a fully integrated …

The top ten enterprise open-source applications

Once a year InfoWorld releases a top ten list of open source applications in different areas. Because I’m really interested in enterprise applications… here is the list: Content-Management: Alfresco ERP: Compiere Projekt-Management: dotProject Application Monitoring: Hyperic HQ Business-Process-Management: Intalio BPMS Reporting: JasperReports Enterprise Portal: Liferay Portal E-Commerce: Magento eCommerce Business Intelligence: Pentaho Open BI Suite …

XBMC ‘Atlantis’ Beta 1 released …

… now serving all common platforms Team-XBMC is proud to announce the first cross-platform Beta version of XBMC media center for Linux, Mac OS X (Leopard and Tiger), Windows, and Xbox, in preparation for the upcoming stable release of XBMC, code named ‘Atlantis’. There are three important news items associated with this release: 1. The …

Open Source Migration

I’m currently migrating my fathers office. I’m using Zimbra and Samba to get a Exchange + Active Directory like environment. The following clip is a good demo: Zimbra + Samba Integration Currently everything works as supposed to: Central Login and Userdatabase (via Zimbra LDAP) Samba as Primary Domain Controller and WINS Server Roaming Profiles, SSO …