Absoft Corporation today announced general availability of its Fortran 95 compiler v9.0 for the AMD Opteron/Athlon 64-bit processors running Linux. Absoft's new compiler is optimized for features of the AMD64 architecture and can generate both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Industry standard benchmarks indicate up to a 35% performance improvement over previous releases.
The number of POS Terminals running Linux increased 35% in 2003 and was the fastest growing operating system in this space according to a new study by IHL Consulting Group.
The UK government has announced funding for a 'third force' open source migration project. A group of local authorities led by Rossendale has won 502,500 pounds of matched funding (i.e. the project is worth double that) for an examination of "the issues associated with migration to Open Source," involving a justification of and implementation of open source in three English local authorities, and the production of a report.
S.F. conference finds more U.S. companies switching to Linux, cutting their costs...
A vulnerability was discovered by the OpenSSL group using the Codenomicon TLS Test Tool.
Black Duck Software Inc. CEO Doug Levin had probably heard more software licensing and copyright infringement horror stories than anyone before unveiling his startup company and its first product in January, 2004. He surely holds that record now. Those stories convinced Levin to found Waltham, Mass.-based Black Duck Software on the foundation of a new software license validation, management and auditing solution called Enterprise Edition. After the launch, he's heard tales of licensing legal woes from many more IT pros. Also, he's heard from companies that want to use open source software but are worried about the intellectual property risks. In this interview, he sums up those stories and reveals the ways companies are dealing with this issue.
Sun Microsystems' software group said it will ship a version of its Java Enterprise System server software for Red Hat Linux within 60 days.
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Do you have what it takes to manage an LDAP infrastructure? Administration of a directory means having a thorough knowledge of the directory's structure, data, security, performance, and general configuration. It also means knowing how to efficiently respond to requests for information about any aspect of the directory, and indeed, any aspect of your environment for which your directory is the canonical source of information. In this article, I'll go over some of the standard (and not so standard) tools that can put you firmly in control of your directory.
Using a commercial TLS protocol testing suite the OpenSSL Project discovered three vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL toolkit. EnGarde Secure Linux is vulnerable to two of these these three Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerabilities.
The first bug occurs during SSL/TLS handshake in the function do_change_cipher_spec() due to a NULL pointer assignment. The second bug affects openssl version 0.9.7* only with Kerberos cipher-suite enabled and can be triggered during SSL/TLS handshake too.
Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's largest automaker, and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. have adopted a Linux cluster system built by International Business Machines Corp., the world's largest computer maker, for vehicle crash simulation testing and analysis, IBM Korea said on Wednesday.
Managing security in large organizations can be a challenge. Here are some practical tips for keeping your organization sealed tight.
I recently met an old friend who told me that he would be switching to Linux because it is cheap. Most people I asked often told me that the reason they switched or plan to do is because the software is cheap. A good idea, but not just because it is cheap, there are many compelling good reasons to switch to Linux an open-source software.
Gluecode, a Los Angeles software firm delivering "managed open source" products, landed $5 million in financing today from Rustic Canyon Partners and Palomar Ventures. The firm specializes in portal and server software based on open source Apache Jetspeed. Gluecode offers a free downloadable version of its software as well as two licensed offerings, one for businesses and another for original equipment manufacturers.
A Microsoft Corp. official yesterday questioned how the software industry could survive if users are getting software for free through open-source.
IBM today announced new partners, programs and incentives that are helping to fuel Linux adoption and growth among small- to medium-sized businesses.
Open-source software maker Lindows reported on Tuesday that it has asked a U.S. District Court to block Microsoft from filing additional trademark lawsuits against the company in foreign countries.
Handheld specialist Intermec plans to ship what it believes to be the first low-cost batch data collection terminal based on Linux.
Sun Microsystems is reluctant to make Java source code available through an open-source model because it would encourage incompatible versions of the software, Sun's top software executive said.