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Sun Microsystems Inc has signed up its third open source Java licensee and used the announcement to answer criticism about its continued control over Java.
The Dillo project to build a small, fast, lightweight, standards-compliant embeddable Web browser has released a new version with "the largest set of improvements, ever," according to project founder Jorge Arellano Cid. Dillo 0.8 includes a better, daemon-based plug-in architecture and several new plugins, among other new features.
Cluster Will Be Largest System to Utilize Intel Xeon with 64-bit Extension
The controversy surrounding The SCO Group’s Intellectual Property Licence continues to heat up, with open source industry cluster, Open Source Group Victoria (OSV), making a second complaint to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
If your company is in North America, we want to know how SUSE LINUX makes your operations successful, and we'll give you an [sic] dual AMD Opteron-64 PC if you have a great story.
Despite having missed the declared February 18 deadline, SCO says it may sue an end user in the near future...
As a result of some good feedback I have received recently, I have modified the code for the login system of this site to use an md5 hashed password (instead of plain-text), for security sake. If you were logged in before, you are now logged out and you'll need to login new again. Thanks.
An IBM technical manager based in Sweden apparently spoke out of turn recently when he told several publications that Big Blue was working with Microsoft on porting Office to Linux.
Representatives of Microsoft and IBM have denied there was any validity to the rumors.
Linux vendor Lindows.com said Thursday that it has released a version of its LindowsOS that supports laptops based on Intel's Centrino technology.
More details have emerged on the Motorola A-768, a Linux-powered smartphone targeting enterprise customers now shipping in China. The A-768 is essentially a revision of Motorola's first Linux-based smartphone...
Sun Microsystems might have responded to my open letter of 12 Feb (Let Java Go) by at least sketching a rational business case for Sun's rather inconsistent stance towards the open-source community; that might have led to an interesting discussion. Instead, Sun seems to have elected to try to shoot the messenger. This is unfortunate and not what I expected. Nor is it likely to win Sun friends or influence people — after all, I was only writing what many people in the open-source community (including many of Sun's own employees) are thinking.
We at IT Manager's Journal have put together two sides of a powerful story that may affect a large number of IT shops -- whether they are current customers of Oracle Corp., or are considering a future investment in Oracle products and services.
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1. Documents submitted for review
2. New document proposals
3. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides
4. News in The LDP world
4.1. Iceland Icenet mirror moved
5. HOWTO contribute to TLDP
Intel has historically dragged its feet in releasing drivers and other supporting software for computers running Linux...the chipmaker has decided to make an effort to remedy this situation. Intel announced yesterday that it is adjusting its release schedule for Linux drivers to match the release schedule for Windows drivers.
The previous security errata (2.4.22-1.2173) unfortunatly [sic] contained a bug
which made some systems unbootable, due to breakage in the aacraid scsi
driver. This update contains no further changes vs 2173.
Malware is a set of instructions that run on your computer and make your system do something that an attacker wants it to do. I strongly encourage you to run attack and defensive tools in a laboratory of your own. Here's how.
The Open Source model – and by Open Source we mean products that adhere to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) guidelines – doesn't, and may never, work for many important software domains. All religious fervor aside, this is a reality because customers say so. We may want it to be otherwise, but the ultimate arbiters in the Open Source versus proprietary debate are customers.
Open source software contributor Russell Coker has been hired by Red Hat Australia’s development team to amalgamate the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) architecture into the vendor’s forthcoming Fedora and Enterprise Linux distributions.
Less than a week after it discovered that parts of its Windows 2000 and NT source code were leaked to the Internet, Microsoft officials are now finding that a kind of grassroots peer review of its code is sprouting among programmers and the merely curious from all points of the globe.
I recently discovered, by chance, that one regular on Groklaw, mac586, works at the Pentagon. Naturally, I couldn't resist asking if it is true what a Congressional aide told me last month that the Department of Defense loves GNU/Linux.
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