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Red Hat update for httpd (RHSA-2004:182-01)

Debian update for libpng (DSA-498-1)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: Security

Mandrake update for mc (MDKSA-2004:039)

Mandrake update for libpng (MDKSA-2004:040)

Open-source Nemesis Threatens Routers

The open-source operating system Linux is at the heart of the unlikely recent partnership between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, who have lost significant market share for their server OS products to Linux.

How Did Oracle Get into this SCO Business?

IBM has subpoenaed Oracle, whose name has yet to come up in the controversy, to appear in its defense at the SCO trial, if it should come to that. IBM has put a bid in for summary judgment.

Mozilla & Gnome Talk Defensive Alliance

"Mozilla and Gnome folks are talking about throwing in their lot together," writes Maureen O'Gara, "so as not to fall under Microsoft's hooves - especially when Longhorn hits town. It's pretty much a survival issue."

Microsoft's Ballmer: "Linux requires concentrated focus and ...

  • Linux World; By Microsoft's Ballmer: "Linux requires concentrated focus and attention" (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 6:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
In a company-wide memo sent this week, Steve Ballmer called on Microsoft's 50,000-plus employees around the world to keep a very close eye on Linux and open source as a growing threat to the company.

Enterprises around the world are putting Oracle on Linux to work

Organizations around the world are discovering the excellent economics of Linux operating system compared to many other proprietary operating systems including Microsoft Windows.

Trying on a New Hat

I have to admit that I'd been reluctant to give Fedora a try. I was unconvinced that an active and loyal community would grow up around it, and also feared that Red Hat's enterprise focus would color the Fedora Project's work, distracting it from improvements that matter to nonenterprise users. Boy, was I wrong--on both accounts.

[Interview] Clusters of thoughts by Beowulf founder

  • Network World on Linux; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 5:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Donald Becker started the Beowulf Parallel Workstation Project in 1993 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The project's goal was to cheaply mimic the computing power of expensive mainframes and supercomputers with clusters of commodity hardware and free operating systems. The effort at NASA was named after the eighth-century Danish poem Beowulf, who slew mighty beasts - in the case at NASA, those beasts were supercomputers and mainframes.

Open source group hits back at back-door claims

  • The Age; By Sam Varghese (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
[Con Zymaris] has hit back at suggestions that open source software is more likely to contain back-doors than proprietary software

Plugging the Linux holes

  • CNET News.com; By David Becker (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You can easily surf the Web and run a spreadsheet on a Linux-powered PC, but good luck if you want to balance your checkbook.

BEA considering open source implementation of BPEL for Java

  • NewsForge; By Vance McCarthy (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 4:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Controversy may be giving way to simple heads-down hard work when it comes to BPEL4WS, the proposed orchestration standard for Web services supported by both Java and .NET vendors. The leading J2EE app server vendors, BEA Systems and IBM, have jointly proposed extensions to BPEL (Business Processing Execution Language) to make it more easily implementable within Java/J2EE environments.

Longhorn's Real Job: Trying to Gore Linux

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dave on Apr 30, 2004 4:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Microsoft's No. 1 job for Longhorn is to make money, but killing off the Linux desktop isn't far behind.

Open Source Leaders Plan to Blunt Longhorn

Leaders from two open source desktop and internet initiatives are formulating a browser and desktop challenger against Microsoft Corp's Longhorn operating system.

IBM cuts Red Hat Linux price for Power servers

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Apr 29, 2004 5:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, IBM; Story Type: News Story
IBM on Tuesday dropped the price of Red Hat Linux on its Power processor-based servers by more than 30 percent, Big Blue has confirmed.

Open source 'too costly' for Irish e-gov

  • ElectricNews.net; By Matthew Clark (Posted by dave on Apr 29, 2004 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
E-government in Ireland will be built using open standards technology, which may not be open source software such as Linux.

Companies Join Hobbyists in Building a Better Linux

  • Newhouse News Service (NNS); By Mike Francis (Posted by dave on Apr 29, 2004 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Intel; Story Type: News Story
This so-called open-source movement is widely distributed and diverse, but Washington County, near Portland, has become one of its more prominent nodes. Not only are Kroah-Hartman and many of his colleagues at IBM's Linux Technology Center based there, but so, too, is the Open Source Development Lab, the nonprofit development site that nominally employs Linux's inventor and chief influencer, Linus Torvalds. Other Linux developers work at Intel and elsewhere in the area.

Debian update for mc (DSA-497-1)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Apr 29, 2004 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: Security

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