Howard Dahdah

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Linux takes a seat on Qantas’ new superjumbo

Giant plane's entertainment system uses the open source operating system to run everything from the movies shown on 17-inch screens to the tail-mounted panoramic camera over a one-gigabit backbone

Australian CDMA cut-off date moved to April

Comunications minister isn't yet convinced of the 'equivalence' of Telstra Next G network and its older CDMA net.

Tanenbaum outlines his vision for a grandma-proof OS

When consumers go to buy an electrical appliance such as a TV or stereo they expect to bring it home, plug it in and see it work. And it is exactly what happens -- for years on end. But not so with computers, even though it should, says Dr. Andrew Tanenbaum, author and Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit in Holland .

Qantas site hits turbulence, firewall to blame

Qantas may be flying high following its proposed A$11 billion (US$8.6 billion) takeover by Macquarie Bank Ltd. and Texas Pacific Group Ventures Inc., but faulty server hardware on its Web site has ensured it has come crashing down to reality.

Telstra says regulatory uncertainty is costing them

Changing the regulatory framework of the telecommunications industry is needed quickly says Telstra which claims the regulatory uncertainty is costing it the deployment of its next-generation networks, while at the same time providing a leg up for its competitors. n

Red Hat pins enterprise hopes on Ingram Micro

Red Hat Inc. is expecting to get greater penetration into the Australian enterprise market thanks to a distribution agreement struck with market heavyweight Ingram Micro Inc.

Study: Australia leads Asia in Linux uptake

The uptake of Linux in the Australian enterprise continues at pace and is well ahead of Asian nations, according to figures from Gartner Inc.

Independent Linux certification promoted

Linux Australia is holding a seminar next month on the need for Linux certification in the workplace. Evan Leibovitch, head of key Linux training body the Linux Professional Institute, will offer his insights in the present state of certification in Australia, and abroad.

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