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Mozilla Products Contain Multiple Vulnerabilities

  • Community Dispatch (press release) (Posted by dcparris on Jun 6, 2006 1:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Mozilla
The Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email application contain several vulnerabilities. By taking advantage of one or more of these vulnerabilities, an attacker may be able to take control of your computer.

KOffice 2.0, The Vision

  • KDE Dot News; By Thomas Zander (Posted by dcparris on Jun 6, 2006 12:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KOffice is working on its future, one based on KDE4. KOffice is starting new initiatives with libraries like Flake and Pigment that are going to be used for all KOffice applications. For the users of KOffice those changes are invisible until the 2.0 previews actually start to appear some months from now. Therefore the KOffice crew wants to show you their goals of what KOffice 2 is going to look like. Read more for the whole story.

Ibm Contributes Ajax Software Development Technology to Open ...

Strategic Partnership With the Dojo Foundation to Foster Greater Ajax Adoption and Growth

Mozilla Fixes 12 Flaws in Firefox Browser

  • TechNewsWorld; By Jennifer LeClaire (Posted by dcparris on Jun 5, 2006 10:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Regardless of antivirus and other security features, an infinite number of exploits will continue to threaten browser users. Until the patches are deployed, those users are left facing identity theft and other risks. That's when users need to exercise some common sense and not click on links from unknown senders, said IronPort CTO Patrick Peterson.

Internaut: Open source’s impact will only grow

  •; By Shawn P. McCarthy (Posted by dcparris on Jun 5, 2006 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Government data center managers need to be aware of a set of trends that could soon alter both the systems they select and the way they purchase and manage enterprise software. These trends are directly related to the rise of open-source software, but they’re also indicative of external forces that affect how government does business.

WINE - An open source project which could be the tipping point for wide scale adoption of Linux by the masses

This article pursues how Wine could be a turning stone to Linux getting embraced by the masses. And eventually getting a dominant market share in the computer market.

Fight For Consumers' Attentions Online Heats Up

  • InformationWeek; By Thomas Claburn (Posted by dcparris on Jun 5, 2006 7:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
More companies doing business online are heading the Attention Economy--the idea that attention is scarce and valuable in an information-rich world. There's more to this than New Age hucksterism, and businesses that ignore this dynamic could be lost in the maturing noise of the Web.

[Not specific to the FOSS community, but certainly an interesting trend to take note of - dcparris]

Red Hat Puts Application Server To Sleep

June 5th, 2006: Confirming open source community expectations, Linux Distributor Red Hat has announced that it is halting further development of Red Hat Application Server.

Discovering your network with Netdisco

  •; By Walter Gould (Posted by dcparris on Jun 5, 2006 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Four years ago, Max Baker at the University of California, Santa Cruz, needed an easy-to-use tool that would assist in managing switch ports, show port usage and history, track inventory, and help with network debugging. Baker began developing what has become Netdisco, an awesome open source network discovery tool.

Inside the Linux Boot Process

This article explores the Linux boot process from the initial bootstrap to the start of the first user-space application. Along the way, you'll learn about various other boot-related topics such as the boot loaders, kernel decompression, the initial RAM disk, and other elements of Linux boot.

Auto Parts Manufacturer Selects Linux Networx System

Linux Networx has announced that AISIN AW Co., LTD., one of the world's largest providers of automotive transmissions, is using a Linux Networx Supersystem to enhance product design efforts. The new system is tuned for use with ANSYS CFX and accelerates AISIN's ability to develop new transmissions by allowing them to analyze complex fluid flows. The Linux Networx Supersystem enables AISIN to minimize the reliance on testing actual prototypes. AISIN customers include Toyota, Audi, Volkswagen and Volvo.

LGP's Cold War for Linux

  • PCBurn; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by Inhibit on Jun 5, 2006 2:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Take a trip back in time to Russia towards the end of the USSR in the latest spy/thriller FPS port by Linux Game Publishing. PCBurn has screen shots and review of Cold War, soon to be released by LGP. Check out what this game is going to offer and if it's worth your hard earned gaming dollar.

Linux: 2.6.18 Merge Window

Andrew Morton [interview] posted an overview of patches in -mm, discussing what is destined for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.18 Linux kernel. He noted, "there is an unusually large amount of difficult material here." Patch sets that were discussed include a cleanup of kernel headers, klibc, various subsystem cleanups, the ACX1xx wireless driver, swsup cleanups, per-task statistic metrics, a clocksource management infrastructure, smpnice, swap prefetching [story], priority-inheriting futexes, a revamp of /proc/pid, ecryptfs, utsname virtualization [story], readahead, reiser4 improvements, a statistics infrastructure, and lock validation code.

Lenovo denies ditching Linux

Lenovo has rejected reports that it is planning to stop supporting Linux, shortly after signing a $1.2bn deal to buy Microsoft software

Desktop Linux revisited

WANT a quick taste of Linux without installing any software?

[Mainstream press article from the Philippines - dcparris]

A Quick Glance at The Ms Office 2007 File Formats

LXer Feature - 5-June-06

Being a curious chap with a fast connection and nothing to do for a couple of hours I went and got myself a copy of the Office 2007 Demo (Beta 2). There's a new look to everything. Word which I looked at mostly has changed a lot. There's an interesting twist in the story though.

The Danger of Appealing with Proprietary Software

This post refutes two of the recently published articles that seem to promote the idea of mixing proprietary software with Free Software and explains why this may be dangerous for the cause of the Free Software movement.

Opml Support for Firefox

[...] I wanted to participate, but since I only use Firefox's Live Bookmarks for RSS, I had no way of creating an OPML file... so I wrote an extension.

Autodesk Delivers Commercial Versions of Open Source Web Map ...

Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2007 and Autodesk MapGuide Studio 2007 provide customers benefits of open source with the backing of Autodesk

Gnu Radio Opens an Unseen World

  • Wired News; By Quinn Norton (Posted by grouch on Jun 5, 2006 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Building a general radio that can receive and transmit, and attaching it to a software system that can fill in the gaps of what we normally think of as radio, is kind of like the Enterprise's deflector dish: Give engineering 20 minutes and it can do anything the captain needs to move the plot along.

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