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The new version 5.2.0 of the open source script language PHP doesn't just replace the 5.1 series, it also closes several security holes. The developers have also incorporated new functions to increase security and improve usability.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Microsoft's stunning announcement Thursday that it was embracing the Linux operating system through a deal with Novell produced a quick reaction at Red Hat.
Enterprises are not completely abandoning their pre-existing software programs in favor of new innovations. The move is tepid, with small outfits needing to prove themselves. "They're meeting an unmet need with a solution that augments technology they get from bigger companies," said Dan Twing, vice president of Enterprise Management Associates, a Boulder, Colo., consulting firm.
The popular free Linux computer operating system being co-opted by corporate technology titans was born of a Finnish university student and a group devoted to no-cost software. The software, and its most widely known distributor Red Hat, has open source coding allowing anyone with the skill to modify it at will.
Questioning the hub-based approachComment At IBM's recent Information on Demand conference (which was excellent, incidentally) the company presented its view of master data management (MDM). I am glad to say that this has advanced significantly since its Barcelona conference in May and the company has now recognised that you need to take a flexible approach to MDM.
Terra Soft says the company responsible for Yellow Dog Linux will launch its operating system (OS) for Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3. Cesar Delgado, system administrator for Terra Soft, says the company worked closely with the E17 desktop team to develop the OS.
Here in the UK, there is a saying that was a quote from Virgil that was often quoted in the original Latin, “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis”, which is usually mistranslated into the phrase “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. It refers to the incident where the Greek troops hid inside a large wooden horse and gave it to the Trojans as a gift who promptly accepted it, then in the night the Greeks broke out of their hiding place, went to the city gates, and... Well, you probably know the rest.
Just in time for 30 November releaseMicrosoft has backed down to fierce criticism over proposed licensing terms for Windows Vista to allow users to uninstall the forthcoming operating system and install it on another PC.
HTML in easy steps is a great book for getting started on web design. Aimed at the novice, it provides a comprehensive introduction to HTML and the workings if the Internet.
Sun Microsystems and Canonical have nearly completed work to certify the Ubuntu version of Linux runs smoothly on Sun's x86 servers, sources familiar with the situation said. The companies are expected to announce details of the partnership Monday in conjunction with the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Mountain View, Calif., from Nov. 5 to 10, according to sources familiar with the plan. Canonical helps develop Ubuntu and sells support.
A Content management system is a software which allows one to publish content online without being bogged down by any technical aspects. This article takes an indepth look at Drupal ver 5.0 beta and explores the pros and cons of this very popular CMS.
"Ours is more free than yours," war of words looms as foundation sponsors GNU/Linux distribtion based on Ubuntu Linux but without the proprietary bits.
Ummm...OK...I don't think I use any meds, but now I think maybe I may just have forgotten to take them. Microsoft and Novell have entered into a cooperative agreement. Patent infringement indemnity, interoperability, supporting users of the other guy's platform. Cats dating dogs and gingerbread men getting into politics. Oh my.
Prominent embedded Linux companies, standards organizations, and mobile carriers will attend the inaugural "Open Source in Mobile" conference next week in Amsterdam. Sponsored by Trolltech, the event features presentations from MontaVista, Motorola, Panasonic, Purple Labs, a la Mobile, Nokia, VirtualLogix, Access/Palmsource, Orange, BT, Vodafone, Neuf Cegetel, Navica, Sun, and others.
The news of the Microsoft–Novell deal is hard to miss in the Linux community. The most interesting bit of the agreement are the patent clauses. Did Novell sign away it's future by mistake or did it cleverly safeguard the future of Mono, Samba and OpenOffice.org?
Lintrack is a fairly new GNU/Linux distribution for routers, firewalls, network access servers and more. It features Flatconf -- a completely new approach to software and network configuration. The article provides step-by-step instructions for configuring Lintrack as a simple OSPF backbone router and a PPPoE network access server.
Symbol Technologies will soon release a Linux powered, multi-protocol, multi-frequency wireless switch. The RFS7000, expected early next year, aims to help business deploy and centrally manage devices throughout the RF (radio frequency) spectrum, Symbol says.
Novell is paying Microsoft for its patents, and will pay royalties ongoing. Microsoft in turn promises not to sue individual non-commercial coders or paid coders who contribute to SUSE:
Protection racket, anyone?- TC
While this may sound as likely as George Bush and John Kerry singing a duet together, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft will be announcing that it will offer sales support for Novell's SUSE Linux family. In addition, it said, the two companies will work together on technologies that will make it easier for users to run both SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 and Windows XP and Vista on the same desktop.
Digium has released the Asterisk 1.4 beta. New! Shiny! Improved! This is the first major update since 1.2 was launched over a year ago. Don't put it on production machines yet, but you can have many pleasant hours of fun getting acquainted with it on a text box. Today we'll take a look at some new features, and run through installing it. Installation has changed a bit, so we'll take a walk through the new bits.
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