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In Capitol Records v. Foster, in federal court in Oklahoma, a case against a mother -- whose only connection to the alleged filesharing was that she was the person who paid for the internet access -- has been dismissed with prejudice.
Most developers have to learn a different playbook when they deal with XML and they are used to database technologies. XML's transparency requires a lot of care when you expose XML to applications on a network. Learn how to avoid security breaches
that come with XML's transparency, as well as how to deal with other vulnerabilities that may arise.
Technalign has said that they have partnered with Britt Systems in Florida to provide a 64-bit AMD 2800+ computer for under $300.00. The certified system will include a SATA 80 GB hard drive, CD-RW, 256 MB of memory, 1.44 MB floppy, 400-Watt power supply, and a full OEM copy of the newly released Frontier Operating System.
The first beta of Firefox 2.0 was officially released on yesterday, and I couldn't wait to take it for a spin to see what new and exciting features would be available. After spending the day with beta 1, it looks like Firefox 2.0 has plenty to entice users to upgrade.
Cluster File Systems(tm), Inc. (CFS), announced that its Lustre(r) File System, has established a world leadership position in High Performance Computing (HPC) in the area of parallel, scalable cluster file systems. With the most recent release by the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, it was confirmed that the highest ranked supercomputers in North America, Europe and Asia rely on Lustre technology to meet their requirements for scalability and high performance. In fact, 10 of the world's top 30 supercomputers use Lustre software, including the number one ranked supercomputer in the world.
A new book aimed at both new and experienced users of Ubuntu Linux is due out in August. The Official Ubuntu Book, from Prentice Hall ($34.99), covers all the important facets of the popular new Linux distribution, and features a foreword by Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth.
Hasta la pasta, it's IT Blogwatch, in which the new Firefox 2.0 peeps around the corner and Microsoft gets fined by the European Union (again). Not to mention Japanese technology for odor reproduction...
[Several reviews of Firefox. -- grouch]
The Mozilla Foundation is set to release the first beta of the next version of its Firefox web browser, Firefox 2.0. The organisation wants software developers especially to download and test the new version.
The first video in this pair shows you how to update all the software in your Ubuntu GNU/Linux installation in a single, big gulp. The second video shows you how easy it is to install and remove software with the Synaptic Package Manager.
Is net neutrality a threat to the birth of viable online operating systems? Some believe so, while others feel that the neutrality of the Internet is not even in any sort of danger.
One core Debian server has been reinstalled after a compromise and services have been restored. On July 12th the host gluck.debian.org has been compromised using a local root vulnerability in the Linux kernel. The intruder had access to the server using a compromised developer account.
Rice University's innovative Connexions today announced an on-demand printing agreement with QOOP Inc. that will allow students and instructors anywhere in the world to order high-quality, hardbound textbooks from Connexions – in most cases for less than $25.
The deal positions Connexions to take the lead in open-source textbook publishing as soon as it completes software needed to feed each of its titles to QOOP's on-demand publishing platform. Connexions plans to offer more than 100 titles for online purchase by year's end.
Hyperic, provider of comprehensive open source IT management platform, announced that it has closed a $3.8 million Series A funding round with an investment from Benchmark Capital, a highly regarded Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has backed open source leaders MySQL and Red Hat Software as well as companies ranging from Palm to eBay.
I got it with email (thanks, Joey!). And you can read it here in the official Debian News section: the compromised machine gluck.debian.org and all the services it’s running are back to normal.
Red Hat the provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, announced the winners of the Red Hat Scholarships 2005 - 2006 program.
The Debian GNU/Linux project today admitted a hacker had compromised one of its internal servers.
[Admitted?!? Hey, FUDnet, how did this admission come about? Did ZDNet staff take some Debian developer into a back room and beat him or her with a rubber hose until the secret act was admitted? What does the alleged reporter report:
"Early this morning we discovered that someone had managed to compromise gluck.debian.org," Debian developer James Troup wrote in an e-mail to the Debian community shortly before 4am AEST.
Wow. So a Debian developer admitted the compromise, via e-mail, open to the scrutiny of the entire world, with no prompting from outside parties. Exactly where is the denial that must precede an admission? You can't admit something you haven't denied, either explicitly or implicitly.
Bah. This is a case of attempting to sensationalise for clicks, with no regard for truth. -- grouch]
Recently people have been led to believe that the solution to spam is just around the corner. In the top running, we have SPF, Sender-ID and Domain Keys, but will any of them actually help? The answer is: only slightly. We'll explain why and cover how each of these technologies work.
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux(R) and open source software, today announced it has appointed Colin Hope-Murray as its Linux User Advisory Council (LUAC) director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
This article demonstrates how to add Subversion support to Eclipse and how to perform basic version-control activities from the IDE.
As a community, we feel that we have the best security support out there. Vulnerabilities are not hidden, and fixes come promptly. In cases like this one, however, we have let our users down.
[As LWN subscriber dune73 put it, "Good journalism puts the finger where it hurts. This is an example of good journalism. Thanks."
How open are we willing to be? -- grouch]
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