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Striata updates encryption tools for Linux

Following my tirade on vendor support (and lack thereof) for Linux, encryption company Striata responded with a new version of its Keymail decrypter that runs on new Linux operating systems.

L.A. Court Shuts Down Spyware Op

  •; By Roy Mark (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 11, 2005 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From the hip-hip hooray dept:

A Los Angeles District Court ordered three Web marketing companies to cease and desist an operation using the lure of free ringtones and browser updates to download spyware and adware to users' computers.

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the court also ordered a halt to the deceptive downloads of a marketing affiliate that helped spread malicious software by offering free background music for blogs.

What Microsoft Should Do

Henry Blodget writes: "(First, I should clarify my position regarding Microsoft: My position is not that Microsoft's web business sucks. It doesn't. Microsoft is either the third or fourth strongest web company on the planet. My position is that the common idea that Microsoft is going to do what it has done in many software businesses--come from behind, bury Google and Yahoo!, and rule the web--is ludicrous. Microsoft has been trying to come from behind on the web for a decade, and it is almost as far behind now as when it started. A few more years--or Microsoft Live, or AdCenter--is not going to change this.)"

[Well, it sure beats them having to innovate! - Ed]

Microsoft Settles Anti-trust Suit for $30m

SEOUL- US software giant Microsoft has sealed a 30 million dollar deal with South Korean Internet portal Daum Communications to settle an anti-trust suit and put the two firms in a new partnership. The deal ends a legal battle with Daum, which had accused Microsoft of violating anti-trust rules by unfairly incorporating its MSN instant messaging software into the Windows system.

Amazon Gets Patents on Consumer Reviews

  •; By Susan Kuchinskas (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 11, 2005 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From the Yes, the Patent Office Truly Is On Crack Dept.:

The third patent is the real kicker. It covers methods for encouraging consumers to write reviews of items they've purchased by determining the optimal times to send them e-mails or reminders.

SGI to show next-generation Linux machines

Switch from "brick" servers to blades is among the changes in the high-end Altix 4000, based on Linux and Intel's Itanium.

Moab® Cluster & Grid Suites Added to the Novell/HP Validation Suite

Spanish Fork, Utah – Cluster Resources, Inc. ( announced today the Novell SUSE Linux and HP hardware validation of their cluster and grid solutions, Moab Cluster Suite and Moab Grid Suite, through the Novell/HP Validation Program for high performance computing (HPC).

Develop Sarbanes-Oxley Web services

Want to develop Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Web services using IBM DB2 CommonStore? Judith M. Myerson demonstrates how to resolve problems that the SOX mandates have created for executives, now faced with heavy penalties for noncompliance on message and record retention. Follow along with an example of how to resolve the problem by developing or modifying Web services rather than by making changes to a long-running application.

Review: MySQL 5.0 open source database

A review of the recently-released MySQL 5.0 from a developer.

Full Story

Related Link:
Interview with Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL

Artesyn Supports MontaVista Linux for KosaiPM AdvancedMC Modules

Artesyn Communication Products has announced availability of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition for its KosaiPM AdvancedMC modules. The hot-swappable, single-wide AdvancedMC card easily enables processing power to be added to AdvancedTCA blades, MicroTCA systems, and proprietary systems equipped with AdvancedMC expansion bays

Free Software's surprising sympathy with Catholic doctrine

  • Newsforge; By Marco Fioretti (Posted by henke54 on Nov 11, 2005 1:25 PM EDT)
Affinities between Catholic doctrine and Free Software.

[Ed.- Huh. Does this remind anyone else of a similarly-themed, excellent article published right here on LXer]?

Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake) 20051111 Build Screenshot Tour

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 11, 2005 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake) daily builds have hit the Ubuntu servers. Dapper's goals: Substantial polish and integration, software discovery and installation, make network-wide enterprise updates easy to manage, consider LSB and related certification standards and support for deployment of Dapper on mission-critical servers. Screenshots have already surfaced.

Mozilla Rolls Out Final Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate

The kids aren't alright, they're wrecking the web!

Forget viruses, 419 email fraudsters and server meltdowns. The biggest potential threat to your online security could come from the growing menace of 'click' kiddies, a leading security firm warns... A growing legion of semi-computer-literate teens short of something to do could be the biggest danger to security on the web. Where traditional hackers go after specific targets, be it a bank's database or a telecom company's corporate infrastructure, gangs of youths who barely know what they're doing are running programs causing inestimable damage to businesses and individuals alike.

Novell Does a 180 on KDE Support

After announcing GNOME would be its default desktop, Novell has decided that it will continue to support KDE on its enterprise Linux family after all.

Linux Gets Some Retail Respect

Computers running the Linux operating system are continuing to advance into the consumer retail market, with the announcement this week that Micro Center will sell desktops and laptops running Linspire's Linux.

A tour of the Red Hat Directory Server

Red Hat Directory Server (RHDS) simplifies the management of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) and makes high availability attainable without a lot of sweat.

If you want great gains with little pain, check out this open source LDAP-compliant server, formerly known as the Netscape Directory Server like I did. Here are the results of my first encounter.

Device Profile: Eurotech Rugged DVR platform

  • (Posted by tadelste on Nov 11, 2005 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Eurotech is readying a rugged DVR (digital video recorder) platform for trains and other harsh environments. The "Rugged DVR" is based on a passively cooled P133 or Celeron processor, with optional JPEG2000 or MPEG-4 capture/compression, GSM/GPRS (UMTS) radio, gigabit Ethernet, and hi-speed USB 2.0 ports.

Review: Ubuntu 5.10 'Breezy Badger'

When the Ubuntu Linux operating system was first announced in 2004, few could have expected to become as popular as it has. Based on the Debian distribution, Ubuntu Linux has wowed users with its simplicity and effectiveness. The mantra most frequently heard in relation to Ubuntu is: "It just works."

Since its launch, the distro's popularity has grown in leaps and bounds. It won the readers' choice award for best distro in the November edition of the Linux Journal. It's also won similar awards in the UK Linux & Open Source Awards 2005, been voted by Tux Magazine readers as their favourite Linux distribution, and won Ars Technica's best distribution award.

Open Source Symposium report

Seneca College's fourth annual Open Source Symposium last month drew high profile developers and thinkers from the open source community to Toronto, where they spoke on issues of copyright, literacy, and increasing content restrictions.

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