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Open source security "not good enough"

  • Linux World Australia (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software will have to lift its security game if it is to match that of proprietary software, particularly if its use proliferates, according to representatives from global information security companies.

University of Toronto conference probes FLOSS concepts, controversies, and solutions

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The University of Toronto's Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) will host a multi-disciplined conference titled "Open Source and Free Software: Concepts, Controversies, and Solutions" May 9-11. Given the recent rise in commercial interest in free and open source software, it's refreshing to see a conference that is not dominated by the question of "how do we make money off this thing?" Conference chair Dr. Ron Baecker told NewsForge about the thinking behind the event.

Linux and Windows : Mixed doubles - Part 2

  • VNUNet.com (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 5:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The functionality of the current version of Crossover Office has been significantly improved compared to previous versions. You can now run the current versions of the most important Office applications as well as other popular office software. The following list gives an overview of the officially supported Windows programs.

An introduction to Linux printing systems

  • Express Computers (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 4:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Printing is one of the key desktop applications today. And Linux is growing by leaps and bounds too. Sabyasachi Dey provides an overview of printing technology used on Linux-based systems

Driving to Laptopia

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 4:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The first part of Doc's adventures with a new ThinkPad: what needs to be addressed before Linux laptops can make it in the real user world.

From OS/2 to Linux: Part 1. Threads, mutexes, and semaphores

Linux is evolving as the predominant operating system of the new millennium, and legacy OSes such as OS/2® are being gradually phased out. This series of articles helps the developers involved in the tedious process of migrating/porting the OS/2 system drivers and applications to Linux. It provides a one-to-one mapping of various OS/2-to-Linux calls related to threads, IPC, memory management, timer handling, file handling, and so on. In addition, it captures the various preprocessor directives and compiler/linker options that can be mapped from OS/2 to Linux. This is the first in a series of three articles.

Sneak Preview: Multitasking Talin Laptop Is Linux-Ready

  • TechWeb (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 4:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The notebooks come preinstalled with the Linux OS--a customized SuSE Desktop 1.0 distribution--and Sun Microsystems' Java Desktop System, which includes the latest version of Sun's StarOffice 7 productivity software. And they are ready for wireless.

Astaro beefs up its security Linux package

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 3:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Astaro this week is announcing Version 5.0 of its popular Astaro Security Linux product for small businesses and enterprises. Among the new features in the update are improved virus protection and intrusion detection, expanded VPN capabilities, and support for beefier hardware.

Novell to Enhance Partner Program, Add SUSE LINUX Partners

Benefits of Novell's extensive global partner ecosystem extended to SUSE LINUX partners -- Novell PartnerNet program to include solution, technology and training partners under unified umbrella -- Novell's new Linux offerings, including partner solutions, provide new sales opportunities for new and existing ISVs, IHVs and solutions provider partners

Novell Delivers Automated Patch Management for Windows

Novell ZENworks Patch Management, available March 29, provides secure, automated patch management for Windows -- Administrators can quickly determine which patches are right for their organization and automatically apply them across their enterprise

Novell Ships GroupWise for Linux

The most trusted and secure collaboration platform in the industry is now running entirely on Linux -- Novell GroupWise 6.5 for Linux available April 15

Mozilla 1.7 Beta Released

The Mozilla Foundation today released Mozilla 1.7 Beta, the latest test version of the Mozilla Application Suite. 1.7b features hundreds of improvements...

Mozilla 1.7 Beta

Mozilla 1.7 beta has been released.

Open-source company aims for cell phones

  • CNET News.com (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Trolltech, a Norwegian company that makes graphical user interface (GUI) software, plans an April launch for a version of its Qtopia software for Linux-based mobile phones, said Chief Executive Harvaard Nord in an interview. Qtopia, which was selected for Motorola's A760 phone, includes graphics components, games, Internet programs, a personal information manager and other modules.

StarOffice Does Boffo Business in Germany

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 19, 2004 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Thanks to German software distributor Markement, Sun has sold more than a million copies of StarOffice in Germany.

Forrester: More firms using open source

  • Linux World (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 9:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lower acquisition costs, lower total cost of ownership and greater flexibility in choosing hardware and software are the top reasons companies are deploying open source software, according to a recent survey.

Using MySQL from PHP, Part 2

Hello again, welcome back to PHP Foundations. In my last column, I introduced some of the basic functions used when accessing a MySQL database from PHP.

Desktop Linux demand on the upswing, Sun says

  • InfoWorld: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun Microsystems Inc. trumpeted its latest desktop Linux milestone Thursday, declaring that German originalequipment manufacturer (OEM) Markement GmbH had sold over one million units of its StarOffice productivity suite. But Germanyis StarOffice's home market -- the software has been available form its original Hamburg-based developer since 1993 -- andit remains to be seen if Sun can replicate its success elsewhere.

Massachusetts Builds Open - Source Public Trough

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Massachusetts' new software repository is designed to let government agencies make more efficient use of open-source software. By Larry Greenemeier.

Zend’s PHP Weekly Summary

  • php architect (Posted by dave on Mar 18, 2004 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
In this week's edition are two fixes for the upcoming PHP5 – the first one is a patch created for those out there working with a 64-bit environment to ensure that PHP will run on these platforms.

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