Open-Xchange, which provides business-class open source collaboration
software, has introduced a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the
cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
The "Community OXtender for Thunderbird" software connector gives users full
access to appointments and contacts stored in the Open-Xchange Server and
enables them to use Thunderbird as a rich PIM (Personal Information
Management) client to access data online and offline. The software packages
and documentation are available at
"Mozilla Thunderbird and Open-Xchange are a great open source alternative to
Microsoft Outlook and Exchange," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange.
"The availability of this OXtender lowers costs and will be attractive to
educational institutions, public administrations, as well a... (more)
Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers across the
United States accounted for 1.5 percent of total US electricity demand in
2006 — equivalent to the annual electric consumption of the state of
Florida — and have become one of the fastest growing users of energy. While
the power consumed at these individual data centers may be small, the
consumption in totality at EPA and other large organizations is significantly
enormous. Even as much is written about greening data centers and as
non-profit organizations like the Green ... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
Cloud computing is a kind of scalable service provided by distant vendor
servers over the internet.
The data storage and management tasks are assigned to a set of
infrastructure, platform or software over a network or "cloud". This type of
computing certainly comes with inherent flaws such as a danger of becoming
too vendor dependant , a shrinking on-site IT department, questionable
security and reliability issues etc.
Also cloud computing requires a lot of investment which has led many
detractors to suggest that this type of computing service would lead t... (more)
Open source network management software, GroundWork Open Source, Inc.
launched the latest version of its Enterprise Quickstart as a SUSE-powered
Targeted at small environments, with a price of $59, the new appliance
combines GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Quickstart with a fully supported
version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 from Novell.
Enterprise Quickstart is built as part of the SUSE Appliance Program and
• A fully-supported and licensed version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
• The benefits and assurances of enterprise class Linux in a convenient
A new computer called SimplicITy has been aimed at people over the age of 60
who have never before used PCs or the Internet, BBC News reported.
The simplified desktop has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks
such as e-mail and chat and each machine is pre-loaded with 17 video
tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton. The SimplicITy
computer has no login screen when started up, and contains no drop-down
The made-to-order computer can be ordered by mail and takes two weeks from
request to delivery.Singleton set up the project in partnership with Wessex ... (more)