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Zimbra is open source server software for email and collaboration - email, group calendar, contacts, instant messaging, file storage and web document management. The Zimbra email and calendar server is available for Linux, Mac OS X and virtualization platforms. Zimbra syncs to smartpho...
Google’s Chrome browser claims a bit under 3% of the market right now, but Chrome engineering director Linus Upson told Reuters that it expects to be at 5% at least in a year and if it’s not at 10% at least in two years, it’ll be “exceptionally disappointed.” It just released Chrome v3...
What every developer wants is access and the ability to shape any data across the Internet through one simple language, with out need to learn different APIs. Yahoo! Query Language (YQL) provides just that and its effectiveness will be demonstrated live at SYS-CON's 4th International C...
For the last two years Google, which hasn’t exactly been in a position to lecture anybody about the evils of lock-in, has been harboring a small team of counterculture engineers in Chicago that style themselves the Data Liberation Front quietly working to cut the shackles that condemn ...
Interesting developments today in the scalable real time web front. In a rather unexpected move, Facebook has released a project called Tornado -- an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and and tools that power FriendFeed.
NUREMBERG, September 10, 2009 – Open-Xchange, the most popular groupware for Linux with more than 3,500 installations, announces new data migration tools to easily switch to the latest-generation, Open-Xchange Server 6. "The new data migration tools enable migration of users, g...
Citrix is supposed to trot out a new 3D addition to its HDX Technology for high-definition virtual desktops today. HDX 3D is supposed to let the company’s XenDesktop deliver high-end professional graphics in real-time over any network.
Asustek, the inventor of netbooks, has shelved its expected Qualcomm Snapdragon-run Android-based model Eee that was showed off at Computec in June. CEO Jerry Shen told an investors conference in Taiwan the other day that “I still don’t see a clear market for smartbooks.” Asustek is al...
Though Linux started about 15 years ago, the open source movement has only started to gain momentum. Let's consider what has happened recently in Netherlands. The government has set out a task group ‘NOIV’, to stimulate open source and open standards within the Dutch government. With ...
"...I'll have one with everything." That is the possibly recognizable punch-line to an old joke about the Zen master ordering a hot dog. I am borrowing this as a theme for the on-going transformation of network architecture. Any successful design must follow the functionality requir...
Apple first thing Monday morning said Google CEO Eric Schmidt is leaving the Apple board, a position that has raised eyebrows with the regulators as Google enters sectors such as phones and operating systems in competition with Apple. The Apple announcement, put in the mouth of CEO Ste...
Microsoft’s long pursuit of Yahoo has finally culminated in a 10-year deal. It’s not the deal people expected, which is why Yahoo stock took a 12% fall in the hours after the companies laid it out Wednesday. Yahoo is going to sell search ads for the both of them. It’s going to use Micr...
Zend Technologies, the PHP commercializer, has put out a major new release of Zend Studio, its IDE for the PHP language. Designed to improve productivity for professional-grade web application development, Studio 7.0 supports the newly released PHP 5.3 language as well as tight integ...
Cast your mind back a few weeks to when the American Law Institute (ALI), which has far more clout than it deserves, came up with its Principles of the Law of Software Contracts, a bit of insanity that both Microsoft and the Linux Foundation, rare-if-never allies, joined in protesting ...
In a Linux system, files, blocks, directories, sockets and other items are referred by corresponding file descriptors. If your system is reporting errors that the file descriptor is bad, one of possible causes is that file system is corrupt and thus, you require restoring from backup
With its latest software update, open source groupware innovator Open-Xchange is previewing the ability to integrate social network information. For example, adding LinkedIn contacts into the Open-Xchange address book.
New Zealand’s Postal Services Group (PSG), a business inside New Zealand Post Group that connects businesses and the community through mail and online services, is moving from Microsoft to Google Apps, security, compliance and web filtering. PSG has signed a three-year agreement with F...
Adobe Tuesday aimed two new open source Flash initiatives at media companies and other publishers. The Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), part of the Strobe project, is meant for building Flash-optimized media players. The Text Layout Framework (TLF) is supposed to bring sophist...
Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. The new efforts will help content owners extend their online media efforts, as they look to create new business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing ...
What with Google going into the PC operating systems business, CEO Eric Schmidt said last week that he’ll talk to Apple about his position on its board. Because of Android he already reportedly recuses himself when iPhone comes up. At the rate Google’s side projects have been going, he...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer publicly reacted to Google’s Chrome OS playing to an audience at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference the other day. “Who knows what that thing is,” he said. “To me, it’s highly interesting that it won’t happen for a year and a half and they already an...
A consumer-oriented Linux-based Internet operating system for netbooks that anticipates Google’s vaunted Chrome OS is already in private alpha in Paris. It’s called Jolicloud and – stop me if you’ve heard this one before – it’s supposed to “transform netbooks into sophisticated web dev...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt thinks we’re out of the woods of Armageddon and are now somewhere in the netherworld between stabilization and recovery. Large advertisers are coming back but he still calls the economic environment “weak.” He credited the company’s resilience for its performanc...
This morning at its Worldwide Partner Conference Microsoft was only prepared to say that its lightweight Office Web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote are coming but are not here yet. They will reportedly be available to select testers in August. When they will be availabl...
Gossip around the industry’s virtual water cooler says Dell may bring out a pocket-sized Android-based touch-screen MID this half if it doesn’t kill or delay the thing first. The widget is supposed to play music and video and may or may not have a cell phone. Dell’s reportedly developi...
The commentariat seems to think that the reason Google suddenly rushed out its Chrome OS announcement is because Microsoft is going to step on Google Apps’ toes Monday July 13 when it will supposedly say something about the Office 2010 beta and at least demonstrate, if not release, its...
Google’s not the only one spouting the old Netscape line about the browser as platform or trying to evolve it into an operating system that can support an increasingly sophisticated web environment. Microsoft, which has yet to dignify word of Google’s proposed Chrome OS with a response...
The shoe that Google’s been itching to drop – the one everybody knew was dangling – has finally dropped. Google said on a midnight blog post this morning that it’s going to develop a fast, lightweight, open source operating system based on its nine-month-old Chrome browser to compete a...
Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google, and Linus Upson, a Google Engineering Director, posted details about the long-awaited Google Chrome OS yesterday on the Official Google Blog. Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android.
HTC has showed off its third Android phone, a little anti-fingerprint touch screen gismo called Hero that will surely be a hero to Adobe since it’s the first Android phone to support Adobe Flash. Flash Lite 3.1 to be precise, which should give users a more complete web browsing experie...
The Chinese government has come down like a ton of bricks on that American icon Google, basically branding it a smut merchant, ordering it to block links to foreign sites and apparently disabling – at least sporadically – Google Search, Google Apps, and Gmail if not all Google services...
Google’s coming at Microsoft through Exchange; now Zoho’s coming at it through SharePoint. It’s rigged it so SharePoint users can use its online office suite, create and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations, then save the results directly to SharePoint in Microsoft ...
Search Laboratory, a British outfit, is managing the multi-lingual pay-per-click side of a pre-packaged service designed to help UK SMEs boost their international trade. With partners Google, Royal Mail, HSBC and the Institute of Export, it’s providing a service called Export Box meant...
The search engines such as Google and Yahoo! provide millions of potential customers every year for most industries. Taking advantage of this is a must for any budding online business. But what if you just service a small local area? Can the search engines be of advantage to you? Of co...
Jitterbit, the open source house that has taken on large-scale enterprise-grade data and application integration – problems like connecting on-premise and cloud applications and data – is pushing on to Jitterbit 3.0, a major release of its solution. The new version, when it gets here –...
When President Obama appointed his new federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, last week, Kundra announced ambitious plans to "democratize" federal government data by making it accessible in open formats and in data feeds. His plan calls for the creation of a single point of access to all public fe...
According to CNET, the new economical Microsoft is scaling back its YouTube-competitive Soapbox web video service, meaning to limit content to categories covered by its online properties like finance and entertainment. It could just as easily give the venture up as a complete loss and ...
Bing hasn’t exactly broken Google’s stranglehold on search but Microsoft’s scores are inching up thanks to it. According to comScore, Microsoft captured all of 9.1% of U.S. Internet searches the week before Bing was released, 9.1% Bing’s first week out and 12.1% last week and its share...
It seems an age ago but remember back to last week when Google started a guerilla attack on Microsoft with a plug-in called Apps Sync for Outlook, which was supposed to let Google replace Exchange at the back end without it being the least bit obvious to Outlook users. Well, Microsoft’...
Opera Software, the nettlesome little Norwegian browser company responsible for Microsoft's current antitrust miseries with the European Commission, says it's "reinvented the web." Actually it's more a stab at reinventing the browser to make it more of the platform Netscape threatened ...