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Mozilla Firefox is rapidly catching on with Mac users, and for good reason: It’s free, fast, and flexible, and it does an outstanding job of displaying most Web pages. (This cross-platform browser is also increasingly popular among Windows users, largely because of its excellent pop-up-blocking features). And beneath Firefox’s simple interface are some surprisingly powerful features. The following tips will help you maximize this up-and-comer’s potential. (All these tips were tested in Firefox 1.0.6 but should also work in newer versions.)
Joris Evers writes: "A Microsoft patch meant to fix critical security flaws in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is causing trouble for some users, the company said Friday.
"The patch was released Tuesday to fix four Windows flaws, including one that experts predict will be exploited by a worm in the coming days. The flaw, tagged "critical" by Microsoft, lies in a Windows component for transaction processing called the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator, or MSDTC. "
Lange Flugzeugbau GmbH has used embedded Linux to build a battery-propelled self-launching sailplane that it says is more reliable, quieter, and easier to operate than similar gliders powered by combustion engines. The Antares glider uses a Geode-powered PC/104 Linux system to monitor and control battery levels.
What is all this K stuff? That's often the question when people that have never used Linux and KDE ask when logging in to the environment for the first time. The K naming convention is often portrayed as confusing and cheesy, lacking professionalism. This article discusses the KDE audio mixer. It is the first in a series, each one devoted to a different KDE application. editors note: That is the blog's name.
Operating systems for mobile devices will go through a change as well. Linux will emerge as an operating system, giving businesses greater control over what's available on their devices.
Shafer writes: "I don't hate Apple. I don't even hate Apple-lovers. I do, however, possess deep odium for the legions of Apple polishers in the press corps who salute every shiny gadget the company parades through downtown Cupertino as if they were members of the Supreme Soviet viewing the latest ICBMs at the May Day parade."
The ClearQuest plug-in for Eclipse enables you to perform ClearQuest activities (tasks) in an Eclipse environment. While many of you are familiar with Rational ClearQuest and/or Eclipse, this article is aimed at bridging the gap to provide you with a good understanding of the ClearQuest Client for Eclipse. For ClearQuest fans, this is an offer that is hard to refuse - save a significant amount with this sepcial deal on Rational ClearQuest Licenses.
Open-source group plans to launch effort to push the operating system for the ever more powerful mobile gadgets.
peekj writes: "There are sites that currently count the number of Linux users, but I thought, why not map Linux users on a map? I found this great service by Frapper! and set up a map. So add yourself here!!"
NEW YORK - It’s been a rough week for Marten Mickos, the chief executive of open source database maker MySQL AB. First his most dreaded rival, Oracle (nasdaq: ORCL - news - people ), acquired a company that supplies a key piece of MySQL’s software, a move that could make life difficult for Uppsala, Sweden-based MySQL, which has the most popular open source database.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Mickos is being denounced as a traitor by noisy fanatics in the open source software community because last month he dared to make a deal with SCO Group (nasdaq: SCOX - news - people ), a company reviled by fans of Linux and other open source software.
The National Center for Open Source Policy and Research will promote the use of open source by government agencies.
It shouldn't be surprising that Google aggressively goes after the best talent in the business. Google's nascent IM business is apparently no exception.
To that end, Google has hired the lead developer of the GAIM instant messaging project, one of the most popular open source projects on the planet, to help its IM development.
Sean Egan publicly broke the news on the GAIM Web site this week, revealing that he has been working in Google's Seattle office for a month and a half on the company's GoogleTalk IM application.
It gave the Linux-based voting system a trial run in January, when about 600 people voted online in a referendum in the capital, Tallinn. The plan is to allow online voting in the next parliamentary elections in 2007.
Dvorak writes: "Does Microsoft think it is going to get away with charging real money for any sort of add-on, service, or new product that protects clients against flaws in its own operating system? Does the existence of this not constitute an incredible conflict of interest? Why improve the base code when you can sell 'protection'?"
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After a couple of years of development, Linux based wireless tool WifiScanner got its 1.0.0 release.
A recent development that could result in an uptick in corporate Linux desktop adoption had nothing to do with the open source community, foreign or U.S. government rulings, or legal fillings by SCO or Microsoft.
The ship may not win any interior design awards, but the latest Geek Cruise made up for that with smart minds giving great talks--both on the schedule and off.
IT Backbones writes: "At this year’s LinuxWorld Show AVG UK, the official UK partner for Grisoft, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus family of software products, will introduce the first commercially developed Linux antivirus product to be available free for Linux users at home."
"The free Linux antivirus software, called AVG Free Edition for Linux, is one of several new Linux initiatives aimed at making Grisoft the number one provider of antivirus software for the Linux community. AVG Free for Linux is the only program for Linux that self-updates the software as well as the virus updates."
Grisoft has provided a quality anti-virus product for other home desktop users. Perhaps they might get ahead of the curve this time.
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