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Darpa-funded Linux security hub withers

  • Security Focus (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Two years after its hopeful launch, a U.S.-backed research project aimed at drawing skilled eyeballs to the thankless task of open-source security auditing is prepared to throw in the towel."

Linux plus XP equals … faster boots

  • GCN.com (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LinDVD, a scaled-down version of the Linux operating system, exists peacefully with XP on the same system, according to the company. Linux by the Greater London Authority (GLA), reveals that Livingstone is looking

Cambridgedocs Announces Linux Versions of xDoc Server Products

  • EContent Magazine (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CambridgeDocs has announced the Linux versions of its xDoc Content Transformation Server (xCTS). The xDoc Content Transformation Linux by the Greater London Authority (GLA), reveals that Livingstone is looking

Ensim Launches Next-Gen Spam Filters

In addition to offering user-level spam control, the new products also feature functionalities such as server-level virus scanning and support of Fedora Linux.

Q&A: Open-Source Guru Eric Raymond

  • InternetNews.com (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"As president of the Open Source Initiative (www.opensource.org), Eric Raymond is working hard to build bridges between old-line Unix programmers and the emerging Linux evangelists in the business world."

Webmonkey Takes Another Look at Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird

Naltrexone writes: "Webmonkey (a rather good web-development resource page) took a new look at Mozilla and Firebird and seem to like what they see.

What's really behind Eclipse changeover?

So, IBM is soon to announce that it's setting Eclipse free, and Sun -- gatekeeper of the Java franchise and the company squarely in the "shadow" of the Eclipse -- is making the first move to reach out and touch somebody as a result. And hopefully, woo the independent Eclipse folks back into the overall Java community. No surprises there. (See entire text of Sun's open letter to Eclipse community here.)

SCO braces for worm attack

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Posted by dave on Jan 31, 2004 5:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
Faced with the cyberspace equivalent of a tsunami, Utah's SCO Group is bracing for a global "denial of service" attack launched from hundreds of thousands of

What is Fedora?

Today we kick off the "From the Forums" series by answering a frequent question posed by the Linux community. For many, the launch of The Fedora Project was shadowed by the press surrounding Red Hat's product offerings. Read on for clarification on what exactly Fedora is.

Hong Kong chipmaker reports growth of x86 chip for embedded Linux systems

  • LinuxDevices (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2004 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"A company based in Hong Kong reports growing sales of a $15-$30 CPU chip that, in conjunction with embedded Linux, it believes can help replace costly Wintel systems in China, the world's second-largest PC market. For now, Culturecom Holdings will target its inexpensive V-Dragon chip at embedded Linux devices and special-purpose computers, but hopes one day to challenge Wintel in the Chinese general purpose computing market."

Caution: this game is pathological

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2004 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Move over, Frozen-Bubble. Thanks to an email message from one of our readers, I've found a new escape key. It's Pathological. No, really. That's the name. This game is more addictive than caffeine, more fun than an election year, and more frustrating than trying to find a real person to talk with behind the phone company's evil voice mail system. Go ahead, give it a try. You can't get hooked by playing it just once. Can you?

Open-source group gets Chinese member

  • ZDNet.com (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2004 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source software development in China is likely to get a boost with a leading Chinese software firm deciding to join the Open Source Development Labs.

Open Source Freebie Pinches Many Pockets

Open Source software Linux, which is regarded widely as free OS, does in fact have a cost attached to it, according to industry experts. NEW DELHI: On a day when Microsoft CFO John Connors told a news agency that open source Linux continued to pose a threat to Windows operating

Www.sco.com is a weapon of mass destruction

  • Netcraft (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2004 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
Much of the commentary on the SCO distributed denial of service scenario, including our own, has been based on the premise that SCO badly wants to keep their

An open letter to Eclipse membership from Sun

Sun would like to congratulate the Eclipse organization on the eve of the transition to independence. This move proves again that the Java technology ecosystem is capable of spawning new value and continued technical diversity. Given this noteworthy accomplishment, and the recent creation of javatools.org, Sun would like to reflect on what we hope the future has in store for Java technology-based tools and the enduring Java platform.

Application Design in PHP: A Real-Life Example

  • informIT (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2004 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP; Story Type: News Story
This chapter will give you an in-depth view of this real-time chat server application implemented in PHP, similar to an extended software case study.

New XFree86.org license cause for concern?

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 30, 2004 5:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
XFree86.org president David Dawes announced a draft of a new version of the XFree86 license on the XFree86.org mailing list yesterday. The new license is scheduled to become effective with the 4.4.0 release. According to Dawes, the change is being made in order to "ensure that XFree86 and its contributors are receiving due credit for their work." A draft of the new license along with the original can be found here.

Microsoft Blocks Lindows.com Products in the Netherlands

"A judge in the Netherlands today granted Microsoft a preliminary injunction against desktop Linux vendor Lindows.com Inc., a decision Lindows.com plans to appeal."

Mysql Crash Course, Part 3

In my last two articles, I have been on a bit of a tangent from PHP while I discuss the fundamentals of working with the MySQL RDBMS and MySQL SQL syntax.

Lindowsos Developer Edition Review

"For many people, I can see that Lindows would be a great fit, but it isn't for me."

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