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LXer Day Desk: 11-20-2005
Apple can alter its business plan slightly and become the well-liked dominant force in the technology market. Everything Apple needs sits right in front of them for the taking. We're just sitting here waiting to restart global innovation and take the PC to the next step.
From the Dept. of Duh:
Highly sensitive personal data on 161,000 current and former Boeing workers are missing after the theft of a company personal computer...."What's a guy doing with that amount of data on a laptop?"
Win4Lin, a supplier of enterprise Windows-on-Linux virtualization solutions and SafeDesk Solutions, a provider of Linux based thin-client solutions has announced a strategic relationship with joint product and marketing initiatives.
Recently, I spoke with Peter Yared, CEO of ActiveGrid. I asked him why ActiveGrid chose to host their project at SourceForge instead of contributing the code to a foundation like Apache. He replied, “Because Apache comes with too much overhead.” He’s certainly not alone in this sentiment - it’s something I have heard from a few people.
They've now moved into the new era of wikis and other collaborative tools by announcing their WEX project - an online collaborative legal encyclopedia. It's like the Wikipedia concept, but with some constraints on who may contribute to WEX.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is going to court in North Carolina to prevent Diebold Election Systems, Inc. from evading North Carolina law. In a last-minute filing, e-voting equipment maker Diebold asked a North Carolina court to exempt it from tough new election requirements designed to ensure transparency in the state's elections.
Linux, like all platforms, is susceptible to hosting and spreading viruses and malicious code; and today’s security requirements demand protection on all systems within a network. With this new solution, Bytware is providing users with a key tool needed to add reliable anti-virus protection to the Linux servers in their networks.
In Europe, for example, open source is much more common. "That's so last year," he says of the open-source versus proprietary software debate, in Europe. "It's not even a relevant conversation."
The Mozilla Project on Thursday made freely available the third -- and most likely final -- release candidate of the Firefox 1.5 browser for download, testing, and debugging.
As mountains of raw intelligence go unanalyzed, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said that posting it on the Internet could speed up translation.
"I would like to get these documents into the public domain in hopes that academics, journalists, bloggers and other interested people can help clear this backlog," Pete Hoekstra said.
Poor Sony. It's in big trouble right now. And the company's problems seem to be getting bigger and bigger, especially since there seems to be a completely new twist to the whole rootkit story.
Utility programs like cp have new features you may not have seen. Here’s the third in a series about some of the handiest. Back in Unix Version 7, cp, mv, and ln had no options: they simply copied, renamed, or linked one or more files to a destination. Now, GNU cp has more than twenty options, and mv and ln aren’t far behind. Is this feature creep or innovation?
The browser has several security enhancements, as well as an improved performance in navigation and the auto-update feature.
Linux had lacked a feature wherein you can have finer control over who you allow read, write and execute access to your files and directories. But not anymore. If you are using a newer kernel (2.6), you can implement it using ACLs. A short and sweet article.
The KDE Project announced that KDE 3.5 is almost finished, so the group has prepared a first release candidate. "We want to have it tested as much as possible, so please give it a show," project member Stephan Binner asked, in an announcement on on the KDE website.
With CLN/20 Linux NAS network attached storage server appliance, unlimited number of Unix, Linux, or Windows clients can access unlimited amount of network storage using NFS file sharing. Small storage systems can be expanded one disk at a time up to to thousands of disks. Since server is separated from storage with Ethernet, storage is never captive to one NAS server. Rack mount, 1U unit is prepackaged with Coraid Linux NAS distro.
This paper will show you how to use Cluster System Management (CSM), General Parallel File System (GPFS), the Heartbeat application and the Apache Web server to create a High Availability (HA) cluster to demonstrate failover of the Apache Web server.
If you're running a Debian Unstable installation you'll likely have noticed that new package installations, and upgrades, are now prompting for confirmation - warning about package checking. This is because the most recent version of APT supports checking package signatures with GPG...This is a useful thing, as it provides reasonable certainty that the packages you're downloading are the packages you were intended to get.
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Chris writes: SUSE has certainly gotten a bad rap. The true shame is that Novell is responsible for spreading their own FUD against themselves. Novell doesn't believe in SUSE. Until that changes, Novell doesn't have a chance.
Related to: Why did SuSE Linux's founder resign from Novell?
Networking giant Cisco Systems said it agreed to buy cable set-top box maker Scientific-Atlanta for 6.9 billion dollars in a sign of convergence of the telecom and television industries.
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