Although the governments of some Asian countries like China and Malaysia have openly declared their support for the open source movement, a Microsoft Corp. official remains unfazed, saying this poses no threat to the company's business in the region.
Calife, a program which provides super user privileges to specific users, was found to contain a buffer overflow related to the getpass(3) library function. A local attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability, given knowledge of a local user's password and the presence of at least one entry in /etc/calife.auth, to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
As we continue our investigation into the SCO Group of Lindon, Utah and its $50 million infusion of life from a Northern California venture capital firm (and others), we keep uncovering other thought-provoking sidebars. In fact, Wednesday evening was a particularly busy one on the SCO Group beat desk here at NewsForge. Here's a roundup:
Linux can save a company large amounts of money - although it's not appropriate in every situation, it's definitely worth evaluating
Just drawing attention to some interesting projects written specifically for PHP5.
Wouldn't it be nice to sit at your Linux machine and have a crisp little color TV screen right there in one of your desktop windows? Using a cheapo TV tuner card, you can get great picture and sound quality on anything from an old 133 MHz Pentium on up. The hardware requirements, at $20 for a TV card after rebates, are pretty modest, and the payoff is a lot of fun.
The Linux Documentation Project Weekly News Issue Number 10.
Microsoft and Yahoo!, who between them control the accounts of around 300million people, dominating the email market, are considering charging for every one sent.
Exchanging vendor lock-in for Linux and freedom of choice in messaging software sounds like a good idea. But it will flop if enterprise-strength messaging applications aren't available on Linux. Also, it will fail if your company isn't ready for Linux. Never fear! Top tools and good decision criteria are covered in this interview with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com messaging expert and Scalix CEO Julie Hanna Farris.
This tutorial shows you how to use the GNU text utilities collection to process log files, documentation, structured text databases, and other textual sources of data or content. The utilities in this collection have proven their usefulness over decades of refinement by UNIX/Linux developers, and should be your first go-to choice for general text processing tasks.
Foreword: This essay by Matt Asay explains why he and others organized the inaugural Open Source Business Conference, set to take place March 16-17 at the St. Francis Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco.
Right on the heels of the KDE 3.2.1 release, Savanna is back with an article about her latest upgrade to the KDE 3.2 desktop. After being on 3.2 beta for several months, she wasn't expecting too much of this upgrade.
allAfrica.com posts an introduction to Open Source type of article.
Virtual instrumentation specialist National Instruments has developed commercial Linux drivers for its motion controllers, and has added Linux support to its Motion Hardware Driver Development Kit for those wishing to develop their own drivers.
The Government approved US$20 million for nine OSS projects, to be implemented through 2008. The plan also targets a contingent of programmers specialising in OSS application and development as well as IT products that meet criteria and Vietnam’s OSS application requirements.
Alan Cox discovered that the isag utility (which graphically displays data collected by the sysstat tools), creates a temporary file without taking proper precautions. This vulnerability could allow a local attacker to overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking isag.
Open source software needs to be more widely used if the next wave of technology is to fully take off, IBM's Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, said Monday.
A year after it launched its Centrino chip package for building notebooks with wireless networking abilities, Intel has begun a public project to let Linux take advantage of the hardware.
A vulnerability was discovered in KDE where the path restrictions on cookies could be bypassed using encoded relative path components (e.g., "/../"). This means that a cookie which should only be sent by the browser to an application running at /app1, the browser could inadvertently include it with a request sent to /app2 on the same server.
In an effort to help its large-scale customers conserve bandwidth and speed up the delivery of online music, Napster is using open standards technology from IBM as part of a cache-management system, the company says.