Adobe 7.0 reader for Linux now available -- and other tech briefs

Short takes from this week's technology news

Short takes from this week's technology news

Adobe Reader 7.0 offers PDF support for Linux

Adobe has launched Adobe Reader 7.0 for the Linux operating system to allow Linux users to read, manage and print documents in the PDF format. Adobe had previously offered support to Linux with Adobe Reader 5.0, but dropped it with version 6.0, launched in 2003.

Open source team go to work on Microsoft Team

A team of developers is working on an open source alternative to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) software development platform. Known as “NTeam”, the project is using open source tools such as NUnit and NTeam will target developers in small and medium-sized organisations that want similar functionality to VSTS but cannot afford it.

Netline offers five years support for Server 5

Netline is offering commercial support, maintenance and connectors for its open-source collaboration server, Open-Xchange Server 5. The new version offers improved connectors to Outlook Shared folders and a web interface for administrators. The company is offering five years of guaranteed maintenance with update and upgrade protection for server modules and connectors.

Oracle and Intel work on RFID data processing

Oracle and Intel have joined forces to develop RFID and sensor-based products that make it easier for users to process and manage data. The suppliers will integrate Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle Database 10g, the Oracle E-Business Suite, and Intel processor-based RFID readers, handhelds, PCs and other communications platforms.

Fujitsu launches Esprimo business PCs

Fujitsu and its subsidiary Fujitsu Siemens Computers has launched a new brand of business PCs. The Esprimo line will replace all existing Fujitsu professional PC brands, with all branches of Fujitsu supplying the same enterprise line worldwide.

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