Novell is making Linux central to its efforts in Europe, and is considering other open-source projects, according to the company's new European president
Novell has effectively ordered SCO to drop charges against IBM based on IBM-owned Sequent's obligations regarding its System V Unix licence.
The United States District Court in Seattle has ruled in favor of Lindows.com Inc in the dispute over the trademark of the generic word, "windows." The company, will be permitted to use the name "Lindows" indefinitely or until the final decision in the case.
In parts 1 and 2 of this series I discussed database front end development tools and RAD environments for the BASIC language on Linux. I'll conclude by looking at tools for smaller programming languages (I won't talk about C++/KDevelop/Anjuta or Java/Eclipse) and little-known or independently developed languages.
SSH keys can provide a relief to system administrators. Are you tired of typing in strong passwords over and over again to connect machines you admin? Using SSH keys and ssh-agent allows you to type in a passphrase only once on your workstation. SSH generates a private and a public key.
New mutt packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current. These have been upgraded to version 1.4.2i to fix a buffer overflow that could lead to a machine compromise. All sites using mutt should upgrade to the new mutt package.
These fix overflows which could possibly be exploited to gain unauthorized root access. All sites running XFree86 should upgrade to the new package.
Linux is reaching further into Indian government offices, with several organizations in the country adopting the open-source operating system.
The PHP Quebec Conference has arrived! The event lasts two days - the 25th and 26th of March.
The economic recovery has yet to make its presence felt at many IT departments. Even within tight budget constraints, savvy admins are able to layer their defenses by turning to open source and freeware utilities that offer much of the same functionality as full-blown suites from big vendors.
ErgoTech has launched an embedded Linux based device for SECS (SEMI Equipment Communications Standard) monitoring over the Web in semiconductor fabrication plants. The small "ErgoSIS" unit offers SECS data management as well as factory automation and enterprise integration components.
In an online spending survey of 130 IT managers and decision makers, 30% said that, among Linux-related projects planned for 2004, a data center migration to Linux would receive the greatest monetary commitment.
Magellan Technologies, however, has developed what it claims to be a world-first in RFID (radio frequency identification) technology that allows many closely bunched tags to be uniquely identified without interference. And it has taken the open source route using Linux-based readers and an open source application interface.
A. Russell Jones, the executive editor at DevX.com, has written and published one of the most egregious examples of anti-open source FUD I've seen in a long time.
This release is the first Fedora Core release to include the 2.6 kernel, GNOME 2.5, KDE 3.2, and XFCE. Testing of all of these areas would be appreciated, above and beyond any other testing.
Buoyed by the performance of server-based Linux operating systems, leading Linux provider Red Hat India would double its workforce to 70 in the country in 2004 while planning to launch Linux desktops for the home segment in the current year.
Added the big ISDN update; Device Mapper update
Oracle India announced that Linux has emerged the second most popular OS platform among its developers in India, and that seven of its new customers have recently chosen to run its technology and applications software on the OS.
Linux developers now have access to a new java.net community. Launched by Sun Microsystems, it offers expanded support for Java technology-based development tools on the Solaris, Linux and Windows platforms.
Once every three months, Alan Nugent, chief technology officer of billion-dollar software company Novell, sits down with a small group of colleagues to decide what software the company will give away for free.