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Migrating to open-source software may cost some companies more than simply upgrading their Unix or Windows systems, according to a study research company The Yankee Group released Monday.
Demand from customers has pushed Linux software publisher Red Hat to perform a U-turn and offer a full commercial Linux desktop from this summer.
There is so much controversy surrounding the Open Source General Public License (GPL) - especially with regard to the SCO v IBM case - that it makes a sense to review the simple basic legal points involved, writes Bloor Research president Robin Bloor.
The Program Augments Yosemite's Reach in the Linux Market and Reinforces Its position as a Backup Software Market Leader
According to a message from Ilya Teterin posted on Bugtraq , the Midnight Commander application  uses a uninitialized buffer to handle symlinks in VFS. This allows attackers to execute arbitrary code during symlink conversion. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2003-1023  to the problem.
In a hard-hitting analysis of the Sun-Microsoft settlement, David Mohring argues that - aside from the monetary payoff - the gains for Sun from the terms and conditions "do not make any sense for Sun in the long term."
New features include:
- PXE provisioning of virtual machines. Use pre-boot execution environment (PXE) to boot and install operating systems into new virtual machines over an enterprise network. Provisioning virtual machines is now easier than ever.
- Integration with Windows Performance Monitor. Track virtual machine performance through the Windows performance monitor counters.
- Support for the latest operating systems. Support for Windows "Longhorn" guests and improved support for guests using Linux kernels in the 2.6 series.
- Increased memory capacity. Users can create individual virtual machines with up to 3.6GB of memory and use up to 4GB of memory for all running virtual machines. 3.6GB per virtual machine supports the use of server-class OSes in a virtual machine.
- Plug and Play USB devices. USB devices connected to the host are seamlessly available to virtual machines. Automatic check for product updates. VMware Workstation can be configured to check automatically for available product updates.
On April 3, the first China-Japan-S.Korea IT ministers' conference for OSS (Open Source Software) was held in Beijing. It was jointly sponsored by China Ministry of Information, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of Japan, and Ministry of Information and Communication of ROK. The three countries signed "the Memo for Cooperation on Opening Source Code".
Scyld Software today announced the immediate availability of the 29-series release of Scyld Beowulf for the Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron platforms. The 29-series significantly reduces the time necessary to develop and deploy a distributed parallel application by providing scientists and application developers with out-of-the-box integrated parallel programming code libraries, a scalable deployment architecture and cluster management interfaces.
Penguin Computing(R) today announced the immediate availability of turnkey Linux cluster systems based on the AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon architectures. Penguin Computing also announced that it will begin shipments of turnkey Linux cluster systems based on the Intel Itanium 2 architecture during the 3rd quarter of 2004. The Penguin Computing cluster systems are powered by Scyld Beowulf, the leading second generation Linux cluster operating system.
According to a new Yankee Group survey of 1,000 IT administrators and C-level executives worldwide, corporate customers report Linux provides businesses with excellent performance, reliability, ease of use and security. Hype notwithstanding, Linux's technical merits, while first-rate, are equivalent but not superior to Unix and Windows Server 2003, according to survey respondents.
ACML 2.0 provides an expanded feature set, optimization of existing features and improved performance. Developers using ACML 2.0 can achieve greater code accuracy and speed of delivery while maximizing performance and functionality of x86-based applications running on 32-bit Windows(R) and 32- and 64-bit Linux operating systems. ACML 2.0 also helps build the foundation for the Windows software developer in preparation for 64-bit capable Windows availability.
"If you think the market is small for Linux games," writes Jay Swackhamer, "you should take another look at what the needs are in the gaming community." There's more Linux-game-buying demand out there "than some people would like you to think," Swackhamer contends.
Gluecode Software this week announced a business automation server package that it's positioning as an open-source alternative to proprietary enterprise portal products such as IBM's WebSphere.
Open source software is playing an increasingly important role in the marketplace. It is, however, still subject to misunderstanding at both the lay and legal level. This article will attempt to clarify some of the uncertainty by addressing two fundamental issues—what open source software is, and how it works.
In the last decade alone, IBM scientists have announced one semiconductor breakthrough after another: copper technology, silicon-on-insulator, silicon germanium, strained silicon, and low-k dielectrics. All of these technologies came out of IBM's fertile in-house research community. This prowess in modern chipmaking
know-how didn't come out of a vacuum -- rather, it came out of the hermetically-sealed clean rooms of the most advanced R & D department in the semiconductor industry.
Several local root exploits have been discovered recently in the Linux kernel. This security advisory updates the PA-RISC kernel 2.4.18 for Debian GNU/Linux.
Which certification should I pursue and what should I use as preparation? [Editor's note: they forgot to mention LinTraining
but a fine short roundup nevertheless.]
During the conference Friday, neither CEO mentioned open source or Linux specifically as motivating factors. But their continual emphasis on intellectual property (IP) and patent rights--fighting words to those who back Linux and the open--source movement--signaled the formation of a proprietary software army.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has upped the ante in the battle to win market share in the increasingly fraught Linux space. Last week the vendor announced that it has made Novell's SuSE Linux its standard for customers that want an open source operating system for business desktops and notebook PCs.
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