Open Source is Gaining

Last month i read the Redhat Magazine but forgot to blogging about this article.. Open Source is gaining ground in Malaysia.. That is reality not the fantasy…Yes the open source will become the leader for the operating system soon in malaysia

Here is the Article that wrote in Redhat Magazine by T. Colin Dodd

In Malaysia, it is estimated that the number of companies opting for Linux-based solutions will ­experience about a 15% ­compounded average growth rate between now and 2012, said Daniel Ng, director of marketing for Red Hat Asia Pacific.

“Even now, there is a total of 936 implementations of open-source solutions in Malaysian Government agencies,” he said in a press briefing in Kuala Lumpur recently. Government support

Michael Tiemann, Red Hat’s vice-president of open-source affairs said Malaysia is one of the top countries that have implemented open-source solutions well.

He said the Malaysian ­government has taken open-source technology seriously by setting up the Open-Source Competency Centre, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian Administration and Modernisation Planning Unit Mampu.

“There are individuals taking responsibility for specific initiatives in the open-source circle and the initiatives are strengthened with strong promotion by the Government and the players in this sector,” he said at a press briefing after a meeting with Government officials in Kuala Lumpur.

By JO TIMBUONG

KUALA LUMPUR: OPEN-SOURCE software ­adoption is set to experience a steady growth in Malaysia, said open-source technology ­solutions provider, Red Hat Inc.

According to a report titled The State of Open Source by industry analyst firm Gartner, more than 90% of enterprises worldwide will be using open-source solutions by 2012.

In Malaysia, it is estimated that the number of companies opting for Linux-based solutions will ­experience about a 15% ­compounded average growth rate between now and 2012, said Daniel Ng, director of marketing for Red Hat Asia Pacific.

“Even now, there is a total of 936 implementations of open-source solutions in Malaysian Government agencies,” he said in a press briefing in Kuala Lumpur recently. Government support

Michael Tiemann, Red Hat’s vice-president of open-source affairs said Malaysia is one of the top countries that have implemented open-source solutions well.

He said the Malaysian ­government has taken open-source technology seriously by setting up the Open-Source Competency Centre, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Malaysian Administration and Modernisation Planning Unit (Mampu).

“There are individuals taking responsibility for specific initiatives in the open-source circle and the initiatives are strengthened with strong promotion by the Government and the players in this sector,” he said at a press briefing after a meeting with Government officials in Kuala Lumpur.

Tiemann and Ng said the World Wide Web and the effort by ­companies to lower operational costs are driving the adoption of open-source solutions in Malaysia.

Tiemann said the emergence of the Web became the greatest driver of open-source solutions.

“The Web is already an open-source solution and it has become a platform to distribute a collection of inventive applications,” he said.

At the enterprise level, Tiemann said open-source solutions allowed companies to modify and build solutions that best suit their needs.

“Proprietary solutions may offer the same features but they don’t give users the licence to modify the source codes to fit their needs,” he said.

Ng added that the current ­financial crisis is also a blessing in disguise for Red Hat and other open-source players.

“A little more than six months ago some companies we approached shied away from open-source, but now the same ­companies are coming back to us to weigh the possibilities of running open-source solutions,” Ng said.

Wide open

Given the great acceptance and execution of open-source ­technology in Malaysia, Ng said Red Hat will increase its efforts to ­develop the sector in the country.

“We are interested in bringing the open-source collaborative initiative to Malaysia to help solve two ­problems — the lack of business solutions as well as technical skills in open-source technology,” Ng said.

Ng added that once these ­foundations are laid, the open-source movement will be more active in Malaysia.

He said open-source can enable independent software vendors (ISVs) to develop more business solutions thus solving the first hurdle.

Red Hat, Ng said, is working with the Government and agencies like Mampu to help the ISVs understand how open-source tools can enable them to develop more homegrown solutions like MyMeeting.

“The digital world calls for a different kind of investment. It’s not ringgit and sens but collaboration and relationship building,” he said.

Controlling technology

Ng said Red Hat is also making itself heard in institutes of higher ­learning to ensure that there is a sustainable talent pool of people to work in open-source technology.

“We launched the region’s first open-source Masters degree with UniSim (University Singapore Institute of Management),” he said.

Red Hat also plans to beef up its operations in Malaysia to give back to the local open-source ­community, Ng said.

One of its approaches is to bring the open-source collaborative ­innovative initiative (OSCII) to open up open-source technology to the masses.

Such initiatives will help the masses understand technology better and then make better ­decisions, Tiemann said.

“If they understand technology they can control technology instead of being controlled or limited by technology,” he said.

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Internet Slow.. Cable problem

I just read from bloomberg got the problem for the world communication especially the internet connection.

Credit to:Bloomberg

Severed Cables in Mediterranean Disrupt Communication (Update4)

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) — Internet and telephone communications between the Middle East and Europe were disrupted after three undersea cables connecting Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged.

The failures cut the flow of “data of various kinds” between Europe and the Middle East, and there’s no timeframe for when communications will be restored, said Sanjeev Gaur, director of assurance at Reliance Globalcom Ltd. in India. France Telecom SA, which plans to send a maintenance boat to fix the problem, said the situation should be back to normal by Dec. 31.

Three cable systems carrying more than 75 percent of traffic between the Middle East, Europe and America were damaged, according to the U.K.’s Interoute Plc, which operates a fiber- optic data network connecting 92 cities. The cables run from Alexandria in northern Egypt to Sicily in southern Italy. In January, an anchor severed the cables outside Alexandria after bad weather conditions forced ships to moor off the coast.

“The information we have is a bit sketchy, but chances are that it will have been an anchor again,” Jonathan Wright, Interoute’s director of wholesale products, said in a telephone interview. “Close to 90 percent of all the data traffic between Europe and the Middle East is carried on these three cable systems.”

Interoute said the January incident brought down 70 percent of the Internet network in India and the Middle East.

Egyptian Outage

Customer services and some mobile-phone customers at Vodafone Group Plc’s Egyptian unit are affected by the cable failure, said Simon Gordon, a spokesman for the U.K. company. Egypt is the only country where the company is aware of any problems linked to the failure, he said. Most mobile-phone calls are routed through fixed-line cables at some point.

Verizon Communications Inc., the second-largest U.S. phone company, said it has rerouted traffic for its Verizon Business customers making calls to the Middle East by siphoning it to Europe and the U.S. and then down through Asia, spokeswoman Linda Laughlin said in an interview.

The rerouting slowed some traffic to about half its normal speed, Laughlin said. Point-to-point customers still don’t have connections, and Verizon doesn’t have information on how many subscribers are affected. The company expects repairs to be completed by early next week, she said.

Portugal Telecom SGPS SA, Portugal’s biggest phone company, has redirected traffic through other cables in the region and therefore the “impact is very small,” said a company official. Sonaecom SGPS SA, Portugal’s second-biggest fixed-line phone company, also said that it’s diverting traffic to other routes.

‘Greatly Disturbed’

France Telecom’s Orange mobile-phone unit said the cable failure “greatly disturbed” the traffic between Europe and parts of Asia. At one point as much as 55 percent of voice traffic in Saudi Arabia, 52 percent in Egypt and 82 percent in India was out of service, according to Orange.

Internet traffic “from Mumbai to London has now been rerouted via Hong Kong which may lead to congestion and increased latency on this route,” Reliance said in an e-mailed “traffic disruption update,” adding that it is working with the affected customers to restore all services. The company said it will publish another update on its Web site tomorrow.

“You can reroute the data through other cables, but that increases traffic and can potentially create bottlenecks,” Interoute’s Wright said. “So Internet connections may slow down and some phone calls could get disrupted.”

Weather, Sea Conditions

Some of Interoute’s clients in the U.K. and Southern France are probably affected by the failure, Wright said.

“It’s difficult to forecast how long it will take to fix the problem as it depends on the weather and sea conditions in the Mediterranean,” Wright said.

A fault is affecting the SMW4 cable near the Alexandria cable station, the FLAG FEA cable is down and the SMW3 cable system is also affected, according to information received from Telstra. Flag Telecom Group Ltd., a Reliance Globalcom unit, operates FLAG FEA and the other cables are owned by groups of phone companies across the regions.

Reliance Globalcom doesn’t know exactly what happened and engineers are working on the problem, said Anurag Joshi, head of the company’s global network operations center.

The SMW4 cable, also known as SEA-ME-WE 4or South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4 cable network, connects 12 countries: Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy and France.

France Telecom said one of its maintenance boats in the Mediterranean area is headed to the region for a relief mission with 20 kilometers of spare cable on board.

Priority will be to recover the SEA-ME-WE 4 cable, then the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable, France Telecom said, adding that Sea Me We4 could be operating by Dec. 25 and the situation should be back to normal by Dec. 31.

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Shopping – The day before Raya

On this weekend I went out for Shopping. Bought some stuff for my self… Yes this time a lot of promotion coming out..

What I bought is:

2 Shirts, 1 Pants, and 1 set Baju Melayu…, PADINI.. now i have a lot of PADINI in my collection.. I need more.. > Adidas,Loreal,Clear,Gatsby.. But forgot to bought the Gatsby Technical Design Clay

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100 POST on 31st August 2008

Wow..today i already achieve the 100 post inside my blog… good…im planning to host it to other paid domain/hosting later…but i don’t have time to customized it now…buzy with my work.. do a lot of preparation for my Cert…

Yesterday i already waste my money RM525.. to buy the cheep pc for my home.. currently it using by my 3rd brother coz.. he still waiting his laptop.. i heard that he can get it on 3rd sem.. dammit.. late lol.. cosmopoint.. they should give it on the first sem…i just bought the 3 main item coz all older stuff still can be use…Firstly i planning to buy only cheep motherboard MSI MS7309.. coz i can save my money a lot… the price only rm 150.. then pcdepot don’t have the stock for it.. dammit.. the i choose to buy K9A2GM-FIH cost me around RM270.. waste RM120

Mobo: K9A2GM-FIH
Processor: AMD ATHLON 64 LE-1640 2.7 GHz AM2
Ram: Kingston 2GB DDR2 667

After assemble that system and setup with Windows Vista SP1.. coz my brother dont have the knowledge how to using Linux.. hahaha.. so far the performance quite good lol.. can get the score 3.O … hehehe.. the processor temp also quite cool.. around 38-40 using stock heatsink.. but i’m planning to change it with my current heatsink Thermaltake Silent Tower.. but i can’t manage to find the box that content the back plate for that heatsink…

Yesterday night is the countdown time for 31st August that means Malaysia celebrate the 51 Merdeka.. But u all know what i’m doing… just sleep at home.. coz seriously this time i’m get flu and bad fever.. hahahaha… I’m planning to watch the Fireworks .. ahhhh…really boring lo.. can watch it on TV….

1st of Ramadhan .. is on 1st of September.. so remember guys… plz don’t skip your fasting month..”Ramadhan Al-MUBARAK”

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Debian Celebrate the 15 Years Birthday

Debian Celebrate the 15 Years Birthday. Debian already 15 years exist in Linux World. The Debian just strated on 16 August 1993. I’m still young on that time also don’t know what is Linux. Now the Ubuntu is the most popular Disto base on Debian. Lets go guy, using the Linux and Unix is the best
thing that we all can do….

The Debian Project was officially founded by Ian Murdock on August 16th, 1993. At that time, the whole concept of a “distribution” of Linux was new. Ian intended Debian to be a distribution which would be made openly, in the sprit of Linux and GNU (read his manifesto provided as an appendix to this document for more details). The creation of Debian was sponsored by the FSF’s GNU project for one year (November 1994 to November 1995).

Debian was meant to be carefully and conscientiously put together, and to be maintained and supported with similar care. It started as a small, tightly-knit group of Free Software hackers, and gradually grew to become a large, well-organized community of developers and users.

When it began, Debian was the only distribution that was open for every developer and user to contribute their work. It remains the most significant distributor of Linux that is not a commercial entity. It is the only large project with a constitution, social contract, and policy documents to organize the project. Debian is also the only distribution which is “micro packaged” using detailed dependency information regarding inter-package relationships to ensure system consistency across upgrades.

To achieve and maintain high standards of quality, Debian has adopted an extensive set of policies and procedures for packaging and delivering software. These standards are backed up by tools, automation, and documentation implementing all of Debian’s key elements in an open and visible way.

Source: Ubuntu, Debian

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My Wish List 2nd part

Completed my self studies on:

Novell Course

  • 3071-SUSE Linux Enterprise Server10 Fundamentals
  • 3072-SUSE Linux Enterprise Server10 Administration
  • 3073-SUSE Linux Enterprise Server10 Advance Administration

Then attend to Novell Certified Linux Professional 10 Fast Track.


Then any Professional Certification

  • : NCLP (I don’t have anymore Annual Leave need to take unpaid leave to take the exam..i hope can be done ASAP)> NCLE
  • Need to call some one… to settle down all my problem …that person don’t want to pick my call…plz.…I need the ending of this story and open the new book.
  • : RHCT >RHCE
  • : CCNA??
  • Good career in Server/Network Field – Vendor/Support or Large Company
  • Continue my studies in Degree – Part Time Classes.
  • Get my own Car and House

*i dont know why i feel so stupid on last night.. why i do the crazy2 stuff… i cant handle my self anymore… plz… i need some support.. but where to get it… why the f***ing thing exist in my life now.. why it come.. then gone… why i feel like this.. i dont want it anymore.. plz.. let me go…

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Expedition 15 Returns / Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

The expedition 15 crew & Sheikh Muszaphar has landed safely @ 6.36 am EDT

Soyuz reentering

Artist rendering of the Soyuz reentry capsule entering the Earth atmosphere. Copyright © 2004 Anatoly Zak

Station crew lands safely after off-nominal landing

Published: 2007 Oct. 21

The crew returning from the International Space Station landed safely in Kazakhstan, after less than nominal descent profile.

The reentry capsule of the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft carrying members of Expedition 15 to the station Fyodor Yurchikhin, and flight engineer Oleg Kotov, along with Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, landed on October 21, 2007, at 14:36 Moscow Time.

The crew was reported to be safe, however the capsule touched down some 340 kilometers west of the primary landing site. According to the Russian space officials, the crew was subjected higher than nominal G-loads, however otherwise, the landing was normal.

Source : Russianspaceweb

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