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Linux more secure than Windows: BZ Research

In its first annual "Security Issues Survey", BZ Research polled 6,344 American software development managers about the security of different popular enterprise operating environments, and in this poll, open source consistently topped Microsoft Windows.

City of Munich picks its Linux distro

Debian has got the nod from the city of Munich for its trail-blazing migration from Windows to Linux on the desktop

Munich banks on Debian

The companies Softcon and Gonicus were awarded the contract with the City of Munich, the capital of Bavaria, to create, configure and administer an Open Source base client for the 14,000 workstations in the city government in the IT migration project LiMux. That means that the future base client for the city government is to be based on the Debian Linux distribution. The City of Munich called for tenders all over Europe.

Non-commercial Linux Use on The Rise

New data released this week from research firm Evans Data shows that non-commercial Linux distribution use has passed the inflection point and is now more widely used by developers than commercial Linux distributions.

Linux wins on security in survey of 6,000+ software developers

A poll of 6,000+ software developers released today shows that Linux consistently tops Microsoft Windows in terms of security. The full survey results will be given today (Tuesday, April 12) at the Software Security Summit in San Diego, CA.

Twenty Years of Business Programming to be Converted to Open-Source

Tri-Stanna Industries of Morehead City, NC, will convert more than twenty years of business management programming into Open-Source 'Intranet' web services. Over 750,000 lines of code for business information processing from a variety of platforms, operating systems and languages will be involved in the conversion to 'Web' standards.

Blocking Adverts and Malware

  • The Linux Box; By Adam Trickett (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 12:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While browsing the Internet the quality of the service you receive may be degraded by various factors such as adverts & maleware most of these undesirable elements are simply annoying, and to dial-up users in particular are costly, but some may be serious security threats.

Essential Firefox extensions you should download today - part 4

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If the last three days' worth of Firefox extensions have only whetted your appetite for more, we're here for one last installment to feed that hunger.

Apps o'plenty for SuSE Linux users

Corporate Linux server buyers who may think that Red Hat is the only game in town for broad application support may want to think about investigating in Novell's SuSE, as several vendors announced enterprise products that run on the platform this week.

Getting Flat, Part 1

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 8:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Our Senior Editor digs into Tom Friedman's new bestseller, from a Linux/open source angle.

Eclipse To Pursue Open-Source Tools For Parallel Computing

The Eclipse Foundation is forging ahead with an attempt to bring order to the fragmented field of tools for building software to run on parallel computers.

LPI certification 101: Linux Fundamentals

In this tutorial, Daniel Robbins begins preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute's Exam 101 Release 2. In this first in a series of four tutorials on the 101 exam, Daniel introduces you to bash (the standard Linux shell), shows you how to take full advantage of standard Linux commands such as ls, cp, and mv, explains Linux's permission and ownership model, and much more.

Interview with the Open Source Software Institute's executive director

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
John Weathersby is head of the Mississippi-based Open Source Software Institute (OSSI), which earlier this year signed its second Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy. This is the lightly-edited transcript of an IM conversation we had with Weathersby last month.

Monitor Linux file system events with inotify

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 4:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Inotify is a file system event-monitoring mechanism slated for inclusion in upcoming Linux kernels that is designed to serve as an effective replacement for dnotify, which was the de facto file-monitoring mechanism supported in older kernels. Inotify is a powerful, fine-grained, asynchronous mechanism ideally suited for a variety of file-monitoring needs including, but not limited to, security and performance.

Professional Sound Editing with Audacity

  • (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think Linux lacks for good multimedia creation and editing applications? Think again. In the world of sound editing, Audacity is powerful and easy to use, and it's free software. Howard Wen explores the design, features, and future of Audacity.

At the Sounding Edge: What's Going On with Csound?

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2005 1:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A look at what's changed and what's new in Csound5, the major overhaul to the long-standing Csound software sound synthesis language.

Windows to Linux: A Beginner's Startup Guide

  •; By Mark Rais (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 15, 2005 12:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
If you have any experience with Windows, the switch to Linux will be relatively simple. Truly, the biggest challenge is to find the tools and applications you need in Linux. This beginner startup guide will give you plenty of ideas how to access key tools and how they relate to Windows.

Small but mighty: little Bricolage carries a huge newsfeed

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Apr 14, 2005 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Interview; Groups:
Of the multiple hundreds of thousands of open source projects on Source Forge, the vast numerical majority is small projects run by one or two persons. This interview with Bricolage founder David Wheeler is one of a series of interviews of small projects which have contributed mightily to the richness of open source.

LinuxWorld Magazine Interview: MySQL Network

  • LinuxWorld; By Martin C. Brown (Posted by yuk on Apr 14, 2005 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: MySQL
The MySQL Network is a new service operated by MySQL AB to help companies use and deploy MySQL technology in their applications. It bundles up a number of different components into a single chargeable service and includes certified copies of the MySQL binaries, online and phone-based support, full access to the MySQL KnowledgeBase, and updates and notifications of new releases.

Crunch time for Linus

  • Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) (Posted by dave on Apr 14, 2005 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
There is unease within the Linux kernel development project following Linus Torvalds' decision to stop using the BitKeeper source code management system. Torvalds reportedly decided to start using BitKeeper three years ago because it made him much more productive. It helped him to deal with large numbers of kernel patches submitted by developers, who often got fed up waiting for a patch to be evaluated.

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