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Win4Lin, which bills itself as the the leader in Windows-on-Linux virtualization solutions, has announced Win4Lin Pro 2.0, a major upgrade to the company’s flagship product. Win4Lin Pro Version 2.0 includes major enhancements for ease of installation, compatibility with virtually all Windows XP/2000 business applications and improved performance, the company says. Other Version 2.0 enhancements include optimized support for 16-bit code and support for 64-bit processors. Since Win4Lin Pro leverages the Open Source QEMU architecture, this release of the Win4Lin product integrates KQEMU, the QEMU accelerator by automatically installing and configuring the module during Win4Lin Pro installation. Win4Lin Pro was chosen the winner of the Excellence award for Best Integration Product at the recent LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco. Using Win4Lin’s high performanc... (more)

Technalign Announces Business Desktop Beta 1 under the FusionPane Business Community

Technalign has announced the release of Business Desktop Beta 1. As part of the release of Business Desktop Beta 1, Technalign has established projects open to the business community. Those business community projects include Desktop, Enterprise Server and a closed source business management solution codenamed FusionPane Matrix. The first FusionPane project will allow companies to manage their TaFusion MEPIS Linux Business Desktops via a console through their Enterprise Server. Functionality will include pushing desktop operating systems and updates on a schedule defined by the a... (more)

OpenOffice 2.0: Exclusive Interview – OpenOffice Leaders McCreesh and Suarez-Potts

Enterprise Open Source Magazine was able to catch up in cyberspace with OpenOffice.org Marketing Project leader John McCreesh and community manager Louis Suarez-Potts, who graciously answered our questions about OpenOffice 2.0. Here is what they had to say: Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Version 2.0 has been in development for two years, I believe. How many people and companies took part in the revision, and what are the major improvements? John McCreesh: The OpenOffice.org community numbers thousands of members, who have contributed in a variety of ways to the new version - repo... (more)

Sun Charts New Territory For Open Source With OpenSPARC Project

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the OpenSPARC project to open source its new breakthrough UltraSPARC(R) T1 processor design point. Sun also announced plans to publish specifications for the UltraSPARC-based chip, including the source of the design expressed in Verilog, a verification suite and simulation models, instruction set architecture specification (UltraSPARC Architecture 2005) and a Solaris OS port. The goal is to enable community members to build on proven technology at a markedly lower cost and to innovate freely. The source code will be released under an Open Source ... (more)

"Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar Arrives in Silicon Valley

The first "Real-World AJAX" event, held in New York City, featured 15 speakers in 11 sessions, including many of the the world's most renowned AJAX experts, and more than 400 delegates attended while more than 15,000 SYS-CON.TV viewers tuned into the simulcast on March 13, 2006. Backbase news blog called it "a great day, and certainly the first major Ajax Event in the World!" Today, just ten weeks on, SYS-CON Events' timely "Real-World AJAX" comes to Silicon Valley, to San Jose at its very heart, and the Faculty lineup is if anything even more stellar than it was in NYC, includin... (more)