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Hackers are taking a page from the open-source playbook, using the same techniques that made Linux and Apache successes to improve their malicious software, according to McAfee.
[This is a different take on an earlier article posted here at LXer. - dcparris]
Open-source project OpenIPMP today announced the release of OpenIPMP v2, a major upgrade to the leading open- source and open-standards based DRM (Digital Rights Management) system originally released in 2002.
[It's a disgrace that Free/Open Source Software users embrace the idea of restricting freedom this way. Some who host their projects on Sourceforge may wish to move them to Savannah. - dcparris]
Very nicely done video on the Veterans Affairs hospital system VistA system can be foundhere. From the video:"VA is a leader in electronic health records...VHA patients received higher quality care...higher quality of overall, chronic disease and preventive care..."
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced the immediate availability of the Integrated Software Environment (ISE(TM)) WebPACK(TM) 8.2i release -- the latest version of the company's free* downloadable programmable logic design suite. This new version includes all the features of the 8.2i release of the popular Xilinx ISE Foundation(TM) software with full support for optional embedded, digital signal processing (DSP) and real-time debug design flows. Most notably, ISE WebPACK 8.2i builds on the ISE Fmax Technology with the integration of the Xplorer utility enabling designers to easily explore multiple design rule settings and constraints to improve design performance by 10 percent.
Bandit countryIdentity systems such as Higgins and InfoCard give us new ways of storing and exchanging information about users; good news for users and developers.
The other half of the picture is managing and auditing those identities and the roles they correspond to.
In the article Robert Brown looks at choosing Linux cluster hardware. He is not going to tell you what kind of hardware to buy, but more importantly, how to navigate the ever changing and complex hardware landscape. Cost and benefit are going to be two key words in this article. If you are interested in real cluster HPC, this article is a great place to begin.
Hackers are using techniques popularised by developers of open-source software like Linux to improve their malicious code, a researcher at McAfee has said.
[ - Crackers also like freedom 0 - hkwint ]
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is Now Available Worldwide
iWave Systems, a leading embedded Single Board computer provider announces support for Linux for their Atmel ARM9(ATRM9200) Platform. The Indian based design house has wide spectrum of reference platforms based on Atmel/Sharp ARM9, Free Scale Power PC, Intel Xscale etc to address the needs of Educational institutions, Embedded Training Institutes, R&D Institutes, IP service providers, ODMs and OEMs.
Timid about diving into the oceanic waters of open-source projects? A few former Microsoft employees have launched a website that evaluates open source projects. The site, called Ohloh, is not a reviews site but instead a directory of open source software, its co-founders said.
Red Hat, the open source solutions provider, announced the growth of its partner network, presence and services to Bangladesh. While the new partners include Base, Thakral, Daffodil, Flora and Technohaven, Red Hat's customers are offered support by key ISVs, software resellers, OEMs, SIs and business partners operating from Bangladesh. The sales, pre-sales and technical support requirements for Bangladesh will be addressed through Red Hat's Kolkata office.
Red Hat has announced the growth of its partner network, presence and services in Bangladesh. The company said this enhanced network enables it to continue providing regional support, training and sales activities, in addition to localized solutions for Bangladesh.
Debian has issued an update for rssh. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
Novell will today launch Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10, the first commercially-supported version of Linux to include the Xen open-source virtual server technology, presenting firms with a new way to consolidate servers and run multiple applications and operating systems.
CompilationFirefox fans are being offered the chance of "geek immortality".
WALTHAM. Mass. — Novell Inc. will start shipping Release 10 of its Suse Linux today, marking the first full new release of Suse Linux since August 2004, according to the company's president and chief executive officer.
The second-ever Africa developer roadshow, this time in West Africa, will be held in Ghana during August and organisers are looking for developers from across the region to attend. Workshops on the agenda include localisation and further development of the education-in-a-box project.
[Article is in French - dcparris] La capitale de l’Ethiopie, Addis-Abeba, accueille actuellement une série d’ateliers sur les logiciels libres et gratuits destinés aux responsables politiques, aux professionnels de l’information et aux professionnels du développement.
In an effort to support the women who use and develop Fedora, the Fedora Women program was launched last week. This new program provides a forum for communication between the women of Fedora, and it will eventually offer additional support to the women that help make Fedora what it is.
Virtual Private Server Web hosting provider VPSLink, (www.vpslink.com), announced that it has added Gentoo Linux to its VPS product line. VPSLink is designed specifically for Linux power users, providing cutting edge technology at ultra-competitive prices.
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