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Developers Blame Users For Security Problems

  • Yahoo! News - Linux/Open Source (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Users are the weak link in security and Linux is inherently more secure than Windows, said developers polled by Evans Data in a survey released Tuesday.

Debian update for php4 (DSA-531-1)

Slackware update for php (SSA:2004-202-01)

Fedora-Legacy update for libxml2 (FLSA:1324)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

Open-source software grows into powerhouse

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 9:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's open-source software, a wide spectrum of programs developed not under the lock and key of a single company but by the communal efforts of volunteers who often start with little more than common interests and e-mail discussion groups. Now, the software once branded the byproduct of dreamers, academics and hobbyists is the foundation of the Internet economy. It's forcing established companies to rethink their business models. And it's giving Microsoft Corp. and other entrenched entities a run for their money.

Oracle backs Asian Linux project

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 9:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Database powerhouse Oracle has certified its software to work on Asianux, a version of Linux made by Japan's Miracle Linux and China's Red Flag Software. The move means customers will be able to receive support from Oracle or the Linux companies for the Oracle 10g database and related software.

Post-Link Optimization for Linux on POWER

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 21, 2004 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Post-Linked Optimization for Linux on POWER is a performance-tuning utility used to improve the execution time and the real memory utilization of user-level application programs, based on their run-time profiles.

Using Linux To Burn CDs?

  • IBM developerWorks; By Carla Schroder (Posted by VISITOR on Jul 21, 2004 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Linux offers powerful, flexible tools for creating CDs. You can create disks that are readable on almost any platform and create .iso files for download and distribution.

Setting Up FC2 to Speak Your Language

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 8:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Learn how to localize your RH-based desktop.

Open source Photoshop alternatives

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 5:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While virtually all computer graphics professionals use Adobe Photoshop to do their artistic work, Photoshop is a pricey and proprietary application. If you're looking to do graphics design on a budget, or perhaps want a software package that is less resource-intensive than Photoshop, check out open source alternatives -- the GIMP, SodiPodi, and Inkscape.

HP's multi-user Linux computer coming this way

  • The Star (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
: Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) will roll out its low-cost Linux-based HP Multi-user 441 Desktop computer in South-East Asia, including Malaysia, within nine months.

China picks Linux for 3G mobile phones

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Chinese government-owned telecom equipment manufacturer Datang has selected Linux as the embedded operating system for a mobile handset designed to work with Datang's TD-SCDMA network equipment, expected to power 3G (third-generation) networks in China by 2005. The TD-SCDMA standard, the world's third 3G technology, may also see use in Europe and elsewhere.

Developer Spotlight: Richard Stallman

  • Builder AU (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: GNU
Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation. Builder AU recently caught up with RMS about his achievements, the Free Software movement and his concerns with the US-Australian Free Trade Agreement. He will be in Australia on October 5 to speak at the Builder Conference in Sydney.

eva/3 Application Builder supports eclipse 3

The newest version eva/3 Application Builder of optadat@.com is now optimized for the shortly released eclipse 3. As usual the application is available at the eva/3 download site. eva/3 Application Builder comes with an improved database scheme editor and an additional support for the database Firebird.

Hidden costs of open source

  • VNUNet.com; By Martin Butler (Posted by dave on Jul 21, 2004 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
The open-source movement is quickly gaining ground and replacing proprietary technology - if you believe the hype. As with anything that excites the market, vendors are not slow to jump on the bandwagon, although their commitment is sometimes less than total and their offerings often owe more to PowerPoint than time spent on R&D.

Oracle puts weight behind Asian Linux

Oracle is backing an Asian variant of the open-source Linux operating system, as tech companies get ready for a software boom in the region.

PostgreSQL: The Other Open-Source Database

  • Information Week; By Rick Whiting (Posted by dave on Jul 20, 2004 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
PostgreSQL is a database-users' database, CEO Davidson says. It just has to address the publicity gap it faces with MySQL. MySQL may be winning the popularity contest for open-source databases right now, but PostgreSQL backers claim their database has more going for it.

Gentoo update for opera (200407-15)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jul 20, 2004 2:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo; Story Type: Security

Fedora-Legacy update for mailman (FLSA:1734)

  • LWN.net (Posted by dave on Jul 20, 2004 2:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Security

IBM tries to hook computer science students

IBM will supply universities with free software and deeply discounted hardware, hoping to lure students away from Microsoft's popular Windows-based development software.

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