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Ibrahim Haddad

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Firefox and Thunderbird are Open Source products that are made available by the Mozilla Foundation. Open Source development lets anyone who wants to to examine the source code, or if they wish, to modify it. There are a number of advantages to Open Source development, including the fact that many people look at the code every day, which results in better responsiveness as bugs are uncovered. This dynamic development community is able to provide continual feedback to make the product better, paving the way for a better browsing and e-mail experience for everyone. We met with Marcia Knous and John Hedtke, authors of Firefox and Thunderbird Garage and here's what we talked about. Q: Unlike other alternatives to IE such as Opera and Mozilla, Firefox seems to have really caught the public's attention and is even being considered as a viable replacement for IE by many com... (more)

D@TA Protection and the Linux Environment

Organizations that gather and store critical information have to protect it. While there are tried and true techniques for data protection, there are also new and innovative ones. These new practices and tools greatly enhance an organization's ability to protect mission-critical data. Linux and Open Source users are specially challenged when trying to take advantage of much of this new technology. We asked technology analyst Tom Petrocelli about what is new and interesting in data protection. Tom is president of Technology Alignment Partners (www.techalignment.com) and author of... (more)

Toward Carrier Grade Linux Platforms

In this article, Ibrahim Haddad presents on the Open Source Development Labs Carrier Grade Linux Requirements and Ericsson's contributions in this area. On May 20, 2002, Ericsson joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), working with other OSDL members to develop feature roadmaps and to enable Linux for the telecommunications market. Since then, OSDL has released the 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 versions of the Carrier Grade Linux Requirement Definitions and work is ongoing for version 3.0. In parallel to the OSDL activities of defining requirements for Carrier Grade Linux and identify... (more)

Linux Gains Momentum in Telecom

OSDL's Carrier Grade Linux working group is hard at work on an open source platform for the telecom industry. This article describes the goals, structure, and working groups of CGL; presents the CGL architecture; and provides an overview of the CGL 2.0 requirements. The Linux kernel does not meet telecom requirements in various areas, including reliability, security, and scalability. Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has established the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) working group to specify and help implement an open source platform targeted for the communication industry that is ... (more)

Getting Started with Red Hat Linux

This article provides a glimpse into Red Hat: The Complete Reference Enterprise Linux and Fedora Edition (with DVD), published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne. It covers what you need to get started with Red Hat Linux - including the overall design of Linux, Linux distributions, and online resources. As an operating system, Linux performs many of the same functions as Unix, Macintosh, Windows, and Windows NT. However, Linux is distinguished by its power and flexibility, along with being freely available. Most PC operating systems, such as Windows, began their development within the confi... (more)