Open Source Insider:

August, 2010

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August 31, 2010  9:09 AM

OpenOffice 3.3 moves closer to Microsoft Office look & feel

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Microsoft, office, OpenOffice, PowerPoint, suite

If you've been following the OpenOffice updates programme then you'll know that the beta of the 3.3 version is now with us and the release candidate is expected...

August 26, 2010  11:58 AM

Are you a “trusted” Java developer?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
certification, Developers, Java, Solaris

With less than a month to go now before Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne in San Francisco, the news wires are alight with talk of the "new Java" as it develops under the watchful...


August 25, 2010  4:31 PM

Firefox 4 Beta updates tabbing and syncing functions

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Beta, browser, mozilla, Open source, Tabs

The Firefox 4 Beta has today been updated with new features focused on allowing users to sync data across devices as well as tab improvements. The open source browser's new...


August 25, 2010  12:53 PM

What is “Open Storage” anyway?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
enterprise-level, Storage

Open Storage company Nexenta Systems has formed a new technology partnership with Silicon Valley based Supermicro, makers of optimised server solutions based on the x86 architecture.

This news concentrates on fully redundant, fault-tolerant, "


August 24, 2010  10:00 AM

Will Oracle OpenWorld be, well, open?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, middleware, Open source, Oracle, Servers

Oracle OpenWorld 2010 is scheduled for September 19th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. But with doubts hanging in the air over whether Oracle will still uphold Sun's comparatively clean record for open source altruism, one naturally starts to question - just how 'open' will Oracle...


August 20, 2010  10:10 AM

Lady Gaga meets her match with Oracle’s Lady Java

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

You may well be a big fan of Lady Gaga. You may well be a keen proponent of the Java programming language. But could you possibly be a p-p-poker faced Java coder who is also just crazy about Lady Gaga? So far you've not been able to combine your love of Java and Lady Gaga at the same time right?...


August 19, 2010  2:07 PM

Ubuntu’s next version is the Natty Narwhal

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Ubuntu

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has used his blog to inform the open source community about the name of the next version of the Ubuntu operating system, which his company leads the...


August 17, 2010  11:42 AM

Accenture predicts open source adoption, but does it “join in” too?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Outsourcing, Software development

Technology consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture used its appearance at the


August 13, 2010  8:47 AM

“Everything-as-a-Service” is now accepting phone calls

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Communications-as-a-Service, Enterprise, Open source, PBX

If the trend for service-based cloud delivery solutions didn't extend far enough for you, then prepare yourself for CaaS (Communications-as-a-Service). We're already used to Software-as-a-Service, Desktop-as-a-Service and even Infrastructure-as-a-Service - but Communications-as-a-Service has...


August 12, 2010  11:34 AM

StarTeam Express, answer me yes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Change management, Open source, SCCM, Scm

Microsoft uses the 'Express' label to denote its home, student and hobbyist line of products. Now it seems that


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