Software company Novell Inc. unveiled on Thursday a new version of the Linux operating system offered by a newly acquired unit, SuSe Linux AG, that aims to improve performance and the ability to run several programs at once.
Higher Performance and Greater Ease of Use for Both 32- and 64-bit Platforms, With Newest GNOME and KDE Interfaces
There's nothing quite like command-line tools for handling large batches of tasks, and image manipulations are no exception. Web developers and administrators will appreciate the ability to handle large numbers of files easily, either at the command line or in scripts. Programmer Michael Still presents more examples of the ImageMagick suite, this time demonstrating how to put curved corners, logos, or frames and borders on your images, as well as how to convert to and from multipage file formats including Adobe's PDF format.
Contrary to what many people believe, Microsoft Corp. has been sharing its Windows source code with certain people for about three years. The software giant, in fact, has 15 such programs from which partners can choose. And there is no revenue whatsoever going back to Microsoft as a result. So why is the company considered the arch-enemy of the open source world?
Novell has announced the upcoming release of SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal and SuSE Linux 9.1 Professional.Based on the 2.6 kernel, the Linux distribution offers the latest GNOME and KDE desktop interfaces.
The install is easy and you can Click-N-Run to get all the tools you want--given the basic install features, that's going to be a lot.
Updated Mozilla packages that fix vulnerabilities in S/MIME parsing as well as other issues and bugs are now available.
Paul Starzetz and Wojciech Purczynski of isec.pl discovered a critical security vulnerability in the memory management code of Linux inside the mremap(2) system call. Due to flushing the TLB (Translation Lookaside Buffer, an address cache) too early it is possible for an attacker to trigger a local root exploit.
Three vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSSL via a commercial test suite for the TLS protocol developed by Codenomicon Ltd.
The group behind OpenSSL, a widely used open-source Web security program, released two patches for security flaws to block potential denial-of-service attacks, the organization's developers said on Wednesday.
IBM today announced the IBM eServer® BladeCenter T a powerful extension of IBM's industry-leading  BladeCenter family of products that is designed to addresses the unique needs and requirements of the telecom industry.
Embedding Windows Media player in a Web page can be challenging. A Rubik's cube puzzle of version-madness takes over if you try making it work for every browser. Now, the Mozilla/Netscape team has built ActiveX support for Windows Media directly into their latest browsers. Here's how to sniff for browser support for Windows Media, and embed your video for everyone.
As a student I am quite often confronted with (closed-source) Windows programs. These days there are a few tools that can help running Windows applications on Linux. One of these tools is Win4Lin, Win4Lin allowsone to install Windows 95, 98 and ME under Linux. The Windows NT branch is not supported yet, because Win4Lin sets up a special DOS environmentin which Windows runs.
Updated OpenSSL packages that fix several remote denial of service vulnerabilities are now available.
IBM announced today that two of the nation's leading universities -- the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oregon -- are turning to Grid computing technology to provide massive computing power to solve complex problems in heath care and environmental research.
Many open source vendors are using a combination of free and commercial licenses. They offer some products as free downloads, then charge for proprietary enhancements. The idea is, once a customer finds the free product useful, it will want more: more functionality, support, customization.
The results of LinuxDevices.com's fourth annual Embedded Linux Market Survey are in! Overall, we find the results encouraging for embedded Linux as a whole, and for companies in the embedded Linux OS and tools market. This brief summary provides our interpretation of a few key data points.
The pace of the Linux kernel development has more than doubled since Linus Torvalds switched to the BitKeeper source management system 2 years ago.
Two vulnerabilities were discovered in openssl, an implementation of the SSL protocol, using the Codenomicon TLS Test Tool.
When IBM Corp. announced in January an initiative at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo to encourage Windows NT shops to migrate to Linux, it did so with 20 partners in tow. In the five weeks since the Linux love-fest in New York City, IBM says it has more than doubled the number of partners in the program and attributes it to the rapid ascension of the operating system into the consciousness of the enterprise.