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Like most people, I've generally taken fonts for granted over the years. You hit a key, a letter appears on screen -- no magic involved. That was pure ignorance on my part; when I first switched to Linux it surprised me how much was involved in getting that character up on the screen.
At the Linux World Expo in London today, the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) announced the Linux Authorised Training Partner (LATP) program. This will be the only training program covering all versions of Linux, and complementing the LPI’s existing internationally accepted certification standard. The program will be run in the UK by LPI affiliates Open Forum Europe.
The new native IPsec implementation for 2.6.x kernels greatly improves the security of Linux systems.
At Rouse's Supermarkets in Louisiana, it was just another July day in 2004. Customers placed their summer grocery selections on the conveyor belts; cashiers scanned them and collected the amount due using their touch-screen terminals, just like always. But underneath the hustle and bustle at the checkout lanes, a silent revolution had taken place. Even though their PC-based cash registers seemed the same, the operating system that all the technology rested on had changed from SCO Unixware to Linux.
Open source advocate Bruce Perens and Novell Principal Engineer Adam Loughran appeared on Hawaii's Think Tech Radio last month discussing the economic benefits of using OSS. Loughran offered some details on Novell's company-wide transition from Windows to Linux on the desktop.
Silicon Graphics has brought high-end graphics abilities to its Linux- and Itanium-based computers, an important step in the company's expansion from its more proprietary equipment.
New users are making their way to Linux and open source, one acronym at a time.
Silicon Graphics Prism Designed to Solve New Classes of Visualization Problems Facing Scientists and Engineers
Firefox 1.0 PR (pre-release version) is here. It sports some previously announced new features like Live Bookmarks, the information bar (borrowed from Internet Explorer SP2), the Find Bar, which provides a better non-intrusive interface for searching within a web page, whitelists to mark trusted sites you want to allow to install extensions and minor tweaks to the default Winstripe theme.
France is doing a lot of business in China these days. French president Jacques Chirac is coming home on Tuesday with an armful of new deals struck between French and Chinese interests. At least one of those has to do with semiconductors and open source software.
There's a new rivalry brewing between Seattle and Portland, and it makes the Sonics and Trail Blazers look like kissing cousins. Portland has quietly become the world hub for Linux, computer software that's now the biggest threat to Microsoft.
Whether you're wardriving, vacationing or building a Car PC, a Global Positioning System is a handy tool. Interacting with your GPS via your PC makes for an even better GPS experience. As a Linux user, GPS/PC integration can be somewhat sketchy. Vendors don't write software and drivers for Linux; it's probably safe to assume that the good folks over at Garmin would say something along the lines of "Lih-what?". Have no fear! Using your GPS with Linux isn't impossible! Check out this review over at LinuxForumsDOTorg of two fairly robust GPS navigation programs for Linux.
Hewlett Packard Co has completed the certification of Linux on its servers and workstations with evaluation assurance level 3 of the Common Criteria security evaluation and is now looking to the next level.
Dressed in costumes or wearing shirts promoting "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," hard-core computer fans drifted in and out of convention rooms at the Red Lion Inn on Friday night, looking for games, science fiction and computer innovations. Welcome to Linucon 2004: Austin's first festival devoted to Linux, sci-fi and anime.
Internet users starved of a strong Open Source alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser have flocked to Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox. But for those still using earlier Firefox versions, there's a more important reason to upgrade to the new Preview Release. Previous Firefox versions contain several critical vulnerabilities, ranging from moderate to high risk, which could allow a hacker to execute malicious code on user PCs, the US-based Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has warned.
Linux evangelists will be pleased that a second analyst report which says that the use of open source software can result in savings of about 30 per cent has just been published.
Emerging file systems aim to relieve pain of Linux storage bottlenecks.
Fedora Core 3 test 3 is now available. This is the last planned test release before the final release.
An important consideration in the creation, deployment, and use of Web services is the message itself. Since Web services rely on the transmission and receipt of SOAP messages, the ability to verify the integrity and authenticity of these messages should have a rather high priority associated with it. Further, since Web services are often used to present commercial transaction interfaces to potential customers, message non-repudiation plays a key role in these scenarios. The XML Signature specification, a W3C/IETF effort, addresses these problems by providing a digital signature framework for XML documents based on standard public key cryptography notions, as discussed in an earlier article.
ST Microelectronics said it is joining in with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the French Atomic Energy Commission and Bull to push the Open Platform initiative.