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QImaging, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital cameras for life sciences, machine vision, and OEM applications, has announced the beta release of a Linux QCam driver.
While it's unlikely you'll become a victim of this exploit, it's good to be aware of its existence should you notice anything unusual in your browsing.
[Please also be aware that it is dangerous to smoke while drinking gasoline martinis. -- grouch]
Linux has everything you need to do any kind of networking, plus it has eleventy-eight hundred different software utilities for network monitoring and troubleshooting. Today Carla Schroder shows how to pinpoint connectivity problems and how to map your network and all running services. This is handy not only for keeping tabs on everyday activities, but also to catch users running illicit hosts and services.
A small consulting company is shipping an inexpensive add-on board targeting software-defined radio (SDR) projects. Ettus Research's $550 Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) supports Linux and GNU Radio software, and is available with RF modules and antennas covering virtually the entire radio spectrum.
TimeSys is shipping a major update to the Eclipse-based tools available with its subscription-based online service for embedded Linux developers.
How is Linux doing in the battle of the desktop?
Commentary: Internet security is big business. Microsoft Windows and Office vulnerabilities have made major contributions to making it -- and keeping it -- that way. Today, players like McAfee, Symantec, Norton, and dozens of other firms fight for a share of a market worth tens-of-billions of dollars a year. I would like to think that this industry displays the same high degree of ethical standards and integrity shown by other first-responders: our police forces, firefighters, and paramedics. Sure, there are bad apples in the bunch now and then, but on the whole they are a admirably honest and trustworthy group. I don't think nearly as highly of the computer security industry.
After reading some very positive reactions about the all-new Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ‘Dapper Drake’ release, I decided to go and give it a try as well.
For a week now, the IT world has been scratching its collective head over the breakdown of PDF licensing negotiations between Microsoft and Adobe. What was there to breakdown over, if PDF is a standard?
When I go to visit my mother (as I will be doing shortly) I feel like tearing my hair out. "Oh," I hear you say, "one of THOSE stories". But no, it's not. She lets me enjoy my usual sleeping habits, lets me put my shoes on the couch, and eat whatever I want. But there is one huge difference between my house and her house, and for the two weeks a year that I stay with her there is just one point of tension. I'll set the scene...
Learn how to quickly move your Web services, Java, J2EE, Web, and portal applications from design to deployment by preparing to take the IBM Rational Application Developer certification Test 255.
A three-week-long flame war in debian-devel over the new Java Distribution License has culminated in Anthony Towns, the newly elected Debian Project Lead, offering to separate Debian from its legal representative, SPI.
Open source evangelist Con Zymaris wants Australian PC assemblers to consider selling dual-boot Windows and Linux systems with a new plan that he claims would “double their profit margins.”
The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) in Phoenix, Ariz., is marketing its new Network Security program as a way to get a degree in hacking. The school is drawing the interest of geeks who use Windows, Linux, and Macintosh, according to UAT's IT manager Raymond Todd Blackwood, and even a few who want to go to the dark side of network security.
Wind River says its commercial Linux distribution was chosen by Mercury Computer Systems for an ATCA-compliant system for telecom application development, evaluation, and deployment.
- After a series of alpha releases, the first beta of the Gentoo-based VLOS 1.3 has been released. The new release includes a number of major changes, such as improvements to the Gentoo port of Anaconda and new Mono-based applications, including Beagle, F-Spot and Banshee. It also comes with a modular X.Org 7.0 and uses 'gnome-mount' for mounting external storage devices. Among applications, GNOME has been upgraded to version 2.14.1 and KDE to 3.5.2. OSDir took a look at the latest VLOS in the VLOS 1.3 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour
OpenSSH 4.0 introduced an interesting new feature called ControlMaster that allows it to reuse an existing connection to a remote host when opening new connections to that host. This can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to establish connections after the initial connection. Let's see how this can help you work faster, and how to start using ControlMaster right away.
Jive Software, a leading provider of easy-to-use, open-architecture, enterprise collaboration software, today announced it will license its Spark IM Client application under the LGPL Open Source license (the "GNU Lesser General Public License").
'm speaking of course of the deadly payload Microsoft will deliver under the name of their new operating system, Vista. In a nutshell, Vista will complete the DRM/Trusted Computing circuit. Hardware makers have already buckled to the Microsoft directive and manufactured their components to do their bidding.
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