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Tassie education to upgrade wireless

Tasmania's Department of Education will implement new wireless networks to replace some 800 existing access points across a number of state schools and its internal ITS department in Hobart.

Joint releases to jolt open source: Shuttleworth

Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth has declared more publicity would be generated for open source software if the three large desktop projects of KDE, GNOME, and OpenOffice.org agreed on a common and regular release cycle.

KDE 4 goes on show at aKademy

The annual technical conference for the open source KDE desktop project, known as aKademy, will have a special buzz this year as developers from around the world prepare the fourth-generation release which promises all the glitz of Windows Vista and ...

Sonicwall snaps up Aventail

IT security vendor Sonicwall has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Aventail Corporation, a privately-held provider of SSL VPN remote access solutions for approximately $US25 million in cash.

Telstra unveils mobile commerce plans

Using a phone instead of a cheque or credit card has been postulated for years, but Australia is set to get its first large-scale mobile commerce platform when Telstra begins trialling the technology in 2008.

Google lifts lid on Gdata to spur development

If Google is on a quest to become the king of Web-based applications on the back of its search success, wooing more developers to its Google Data, or Gdata, protocol is a strategic part of that plan.

Academic warns of local Estonian-style cyber war

Australia needs to increase the funding and expand initiatives to protect critical infrastructure if it is to avoid a cyber war similar to the one that has struck Estonia for the past three weeks, according to a Deakin University professor.

Finally, Sun preps open source Java release?

Some twelve months have passed since Sun Microsystems promised to open source the venerable Java programming language, but the industry is yet to see the code, which should now be available within a few weeks.

Digium preps Asterisk Linux distribution

Asterisk, the popular open source PABX, is about to get even easier to install and configure with the imminent release of the AsteriskNow Linux distribution by Digium, the company that started it all.

Tomizone ups free hotspot access

Networking vendor D-Link has announced a deal with New Zealand start-up Tomizone to integrate its free Wi-Fi hotspot solution into selected wireless routers.

Ubuntu Linux Gets Feisty

Three years after it burst onto the operating system scene, the Debian-based Ubuntu Linux has entered its sixth generation with the release of 7.04 dubbed "Feisty Fawn" globally today.

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