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Solaris 10 submitted for Common Criteria

“Sun views Common Criteria as not just something that we have to do, [but] something that we want to do," he said. "It is, and always has been, a differentiator for us.” Recently, Red Hat announced that the next version of its Linux distribution has begun the evaluation process.

Report: Inside the Novell Linux Migration

It is open knowledge that Novell has been progressing towards migrating their own internal desktops and servers to a pure-Linux play. Details of this migration have been sketchy, but in a public presentation to attendees of Ohio LinuxFest, Novell specialists gave a rare look inside the ongoing move to Linux and laid out ideas for other companies to follow in their own migration plans.

Nessus 3.0 to abandon GPL licensing

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 6, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nessus -- once billed as "the open-source vulnerability scanner" -- is changing its ways as of the 3.0 release, which is expected shortly. According to a recent post on the Nessus Announcements mailing list "Nessus 3 will be available free of charge, including on the Windows platform, but will not be released under the GPL." On its web site, Nessus now just bills itself as "the network vulnerability scanner."

Java object serialization for Ajax

If you're doing Java Web development using Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax), then delivering data from the server to the client is probably your top concern. This article focuses on what matters most for many Java Web developers: producing data for the client and walks you through five approaches to Java object serialization. It will give you all the information you need to choose the data format and technology best suited to your application.

Sun Wah Pushes Debian based Linux in China - Why Debian?

Now, 142,000 Linux PCs should make some news. But, of course, Sun Wah isn't Red Hat or SUSE based.

Tilix 1.0 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - The first official release of Tilix, which is a Bulgarian Linux distribution based on KANOTIX, is now available. Tilix 1.0 (code name "Boris") includes: kernel 2.6.13 with many extra modules for improved hardware support, KDE 3.4.2, latest packages from Debian sid compiled with GCC 4.0.1, many new drivers for modems and wireless network cards, new look and feel, graphical boot, new control centre for system administration, new hard disk installer, many other improvements and applications.

OSDir has some nice screenshots of Tilix 1.0.

Japan to Boost Use of Linux

"This is not intended to exclude a particular software nor to recommend a particular one, but it reflects the recent development of open-source software as reliable systems," a state official said.

SoC Drawer: The Resource View

  • IBM Developer Works; By Dr. Sam Siewert (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 6, 2005 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This article looks at system-on-a-chip (SoC) design and how designers can look at things from a resource perspective. A system-on-a-chip (SoC) can provide a single-chip solution, lower power usage, better performance, more frugal use of board real estate, simpler integration, and lower part counts.

Comment of the Day - October 6, 2005

This comment refers to "Suse 10.0 Released". The story link to the ftp site is very busy. Here's an alternate.

Linux: Kernel Crash Dumps

A kernel crash dump is a snapshot of system state taken at the time that the kernel crashed, useful for finding and debugging the problem that caused the crash in the first place. There is no standard mechanism for automatiaclly collecting a crash dump on Linux, but there are a number of existing projects working toward efficiently meeting this goal. A "Linux Kernel Dump Summit" was recently mentioned on the lkml, with participants from some of the many crash dump projects looking to standardize the dump process and information collected. A followup email noted, "as memory size grows, the time and space for capturing kernel crash dumps really matter." It went on to examine partial dumps, and full dumps that are compressed. The former risks not collecting information necessary for proper debugging, while the latter risks greatly increasing the amount of time required to collect a dump.

Japan To Encourage Use Of Open Source Software

Tokyo, Japan (AHN) – In a bid to reduce dependence on Microsoft Windows, Japan is planning to install the Linux operating system in some government computers. An official at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications says Japan is currently preparing guidelines recommending its ministries look to open source software, like Linux, as an "important option" for government procurement.

Using open source software on Mac OS X

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 6, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you want to make use of open source software on a Macintosh running OS X, you have plenty of options. The Fink project modifies Unix/Linux open source packages to run on Mac OS X, and gives users the ability to build from source or download precompiled binaries. Many open source packages have native OS X versions -- Firefox, Thunderbird, Abiword, Nvu, and the GIMP among them. But if you dig deeper, you will find quite a few Mac-only open source software gems. Here are a few of the best open source programs written specifically for Mac OS X.

Linux pioneer wins lifetime achievement award

Alan Cox, sometime maintainer of the Linux Kernel and well-known open source advocate, picked up a lifetime achievement award at the LinuxWorld awards in London on Wednesday night.

Announcing Ubuntu 5.10RC (Release Candidate)

With just one more week to go before the final release of Ubuntu 5.10, the Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Ubuntu 5.10 Release Candidate.

Pass on Passwords with scp

Learn how to propagate files quickly and do backups easily when you set up scp to work without needing passwords.

Microsoft FAT patent rejected - again

The US Patent and Trademarks Office has thrown out two Microsoft patents on its FAT file system. The case had been raised by open source defenders who feared that Microsoft was preparing a legal offensive against Linux based on enforcement of intellectual property rights. But the Patent Office rejected the patents because of an administrative technicality - not because of prior art submitted by the F/OSS team.

Review: MitraX live CD

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 6, 2005 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I first heard of MitraX, I thought it was just a Linux distribution with an assortment of network tools, and that working with MitraX would come down to typing endless commands at the console. Perhaps such a distribution would be interesting to a few experienced administrators or skillful hackers, but most users would simply run away from it. However, once I tried MitraX, I was pleasantly surprised to find it a nice, little, stable, and practical live CD distribution.

Red Hat signs SQL Star as preferred partners

The Company said that, its expanded training partner strategy is a direct outcome of the increasing demand for certified professionals in the country. With this authorization, SQL Star will now be able e to cater the training needs of students on the Linux platform. SQL Star will be able to train students for certifications like Red Hat Certified Engineer, Red Hat Certified Technician.

Eu picks ex-hacker to monitor Microsoft

  • International Herald Tribune; By Kevin J. O'Brien (Posted by tadelste on Oct 6, 2005 3:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
BERLIN The European Commission on Wednesday called on Neil Barrett, a former computer hacker who is now an expert on fraud, to monitor whether Microsoft is complying with orders to change the way it operates in Europe.

Coraid touts low cost SAN

  • Computerworld Australia; By Chris Mellor (Posted by tadelste on Oct 6, 2005 2:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The system will work with Linux, Solaris and other Unix operating systems but not Windows at the moment, although that is "coming soon" the company said

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