Beryl 0.2.0 Released

Beryl 0.2.0 is a complete overhaul of Beryl. The last stable release 0.1, featured a very fun, and eye-candy based compositing window manager. However, since it’s release, many parts of beryl have been rewritten, replaced, or simply dropped. The Beryl team has put in numerous hours to bring you this release. It’s filled with fun, eye-candy, better user support, new features, and most of all, stability. While Beryl has had numerous developer releases, known by their 0.1.X versions, 0.2.0 has been throughly tested by many more users.

Novell Delivers First Automated Desktop Management Solution With Native Directory Support for Microsoft Networks

Novell today introduced a new solution to significantly ease desktop management of Windows operating systems, including Vista, for customers who need streamlined management in their Microsoft and Novell environments.

GNOME 2.18 Released

The GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.18, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform Free desktop environment.

Xandros and O3Spaces to Deliver OpenDocument Collaboration

Xandros announced an agreement to provide OpenDocument and MS Office document collaboration, management and retention services for the forthcoming release of Xandros Server 2.0 C Standard Edition.

Walmart.com: Open Source Powers Enterprise Mashups

Eugene Ciurana, one of Walmart.com’s most influential platform architects, says that large F100 companies are setting their future enterprise IT strategies using many more open standards and Open Source components.

OpenVZ Software Available Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

The OpenVZ project announced availability of its operating system (OS) server virtualization software for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) kernel.

Interpreting recent open source IPO buzz

Open source IPS maker Sourcefire is now a publicly-traded company, with its IPO last week on the Nasdaq. Meanwhile, reports say that open source database company MySQL is thinking about a similar move.

IBM Open Source Exec To Speak at UNC today

Bob Sutor, IBM’s vice president for open source and open standards, will deliver an address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday, March 14.

Sutor is involved in such projects as the Open Document Format Standard, Eclipse, WebSphere, and Second Life, which is IBM’s “virtual world” project.

The program is set for 3 p.m. at 116 Murphey Hall on the UNC campus.