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Open up for the way ahead

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| Governments and businesses in the Middle East are lagging behind the rest of
| the world in the uptake of open-source software and technology, one of the
| world’s leading technology executives said yesterday in Dubai.


Mideast e-gov't falling behind on open source

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| Sun Microsystems chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy on Sunday warned
| e-government projects in the Middle East should make more use of open source
| software to improve their efficiency.



Red hat launches red hat certified support centre in cooperation with opennet
in the middle east

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| “Linux and open source software adoption is accelerating in developing
| markets such as the Middle East and local-language support is vital," said
| Werner Knoblich, vice president and general manager of EMEA at Red Hat. *


sun microsystems enters commercial silicon market with world's fastest
commodity microprocessor

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| As a general-purpose processor, the UltraSPARC T2 also provides support for
| the massively threaded, open source Solaris (TM) operating system, and other
| real-time operating systems, as well as future versions of Ubuntu Linux,
| bringing a massive community of developers and productivity to the growing
| market.


The Market for Servers in Europe Is Hot

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| Across the EMEA region, Linux is still being adopted at an
| increasing rate, with sales of Linux-based servers rising by
| 42 percent in the first quarter...
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Data Shell to host IT Open Minds conference & exhibition in Bahrain

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| "IT departments are gradually opening the door to open-source software.
| Companies are finding that open-source alternatives can be easier to use and
| more reliable than proprietary products-and major vendors are starting to get
| the message," Ali Mohsen, Technology Manager Data Shell said. * *


Red Hat To Showcase Open Source Enterprise Solutions At GITEX 2007

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| Red Hat will present its latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system
| and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform to its Middle Eastern partners and
| to potential customers. *


Novell to showcase Identity Management (IDM) Solutions at Gitex Dubai 2006

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| It will also demonstrate its SLED 10 (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) live.
| [...]
| The bundle includes Novell's latest Linux Desktop, OS SLED 10,
| Resource Management software, Collaboration software, and a Linux
| Server, which provides a cost saving of 40%, when compared to
| alternate solutions.


Zayed University organizes first open source lab forum

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| 'The Emirates Open Source Lab aims to provide a forum for
| undertaking research that will help disseminate benefits of
| Open Source Technologies to the region, to implement innovative
| technological projects, and to train young professionals to
| learn and develop new IT skills which will support the economic
| and human development of the region', he said.


Opennet introduces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to Middle East

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| Some of the key benefits of RHEL 5 include Virtualisation, provided in
| all Server products and optionally available for Client products;
| Storage and extended server virtualisation; support for virtualised
| guest operating systems and virtualisation manager, and management
| tools.

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Intent21 distributes Penguin Linux

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| The UK's Intent21 has signed an agreement with Fairford PLC for
| distribution rights of Rogue Penguin Linux server software in the
| Middle East. Linux is the primary operating system for back-end
| processes such as mail, data and web services, Intent21 said
| in statement.

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