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Vulnerabilities found in Adobe Flash Player plugin

Two vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player version 7.0.63 for Linux -- as well as earlier versions -- that provide an opportunity for attackers to send arbitrary HTTP requests from an unsuspecting user's browser, reports Rapid7 LLC in a security advisory published Tuesday.

Claimed-first Core Duo AMC runs Linux

Mercury Computer Systems is sampling what it claims to be the first AMC (advanced mezzanine card) based on Intel's Core Duo processor. Mercury also says its AXA-100, which is available with Linux, "doubles the compute resource available in an AMC form factor."

Design Help Wanted for quality.mozilla.org

Jay Patel writes: "The Mozilla QA team and community need a new home on the web (we still have http://www.mozilla.org/quality, but it's a bit outdated and wikis just don't look pretty)... so we've started planning for QMO (http://quality.mozilla.org).

Myah OS goes gold with v2.3 SE

Founder and chief maintainer Jeremiah Cheatham last week released v2.3 SE of the Slackware-based Myah OS. Myah OS v2.3 SE, optimized for multimedia and gaming, is composed of a Linux live and installation CD and utilizes the KDE 3.5.4 desktop environment and a 2.6.18 kernel.

Tiny Monahans SBC runs Linux

Strategic Test is prepping a tiny processor module based on an 806MHz "Monahans P" processor. The 200-pin SODIMM-sized Triton-290 is expected to ship in November with a Linux 2.6-based development kit.

Camino 1.1 Alpha 1 Released

The Camino Update weblog reports that the first alpha version of Camino 1.1 is now available. Amongst other enhancements, Camino 1.1 Alpha 1 adds a single window mode for tabbed browsing, support for the system-wide Mac OS X spell checker, RSS/Atom feed detection and improved cookie and download options.

Don’t be a Victim of the Pox on Modern Engineering

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Lewin Edwards (Posted by IdaAshley on Oct 19, 2006 3:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Between IP litigation and ever greater demands for "baseline" functionality that requires licensing, developing new products has become a treacherous minefield. In this article, Lewin Edwards outlines the dangers making it harder for engineers to get out there and build something.

MySQL Enterprise simplifying database admin

MySQL AB have announced MySQL, a new version of their commercial automated databasing subscription service. with new automated proactive technology to help corporate users monitor and tune their production MySQL database systems, it intends to make administering a MySQL database as easy and affordable as it is to develop MySQL databases.

OpenVistA EHR in Midland

This article has a great write-up on Midland Memorial Hospital's use of Redhat Linux and Medsphere's OpenVista®. Quoted from the article: "This year, Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas, became the first community hospital in the country to adopt Open Source-based electronic health records (EHR). The implementation reflects the emergence of Open Source alternatives in healthcare applications as well as the growing movement to computerize patient medical records to reduce costs and improve patient care."

Review: Slackware goes to 11

Slackware Linux 11 was released at the beginning of this month, which marks 13 years of continued development. Slackware Linux, while not the first Linux distribution, is the oldest surviving one, and is starting to show signs of aging.

SIPBox and Asterisk lower phone costs for children's agency

The ECHO Joint Agreement agency serves exceptional children in the Chicago public school district. With offices in six separate locations, the agency was spending a lot of money on phone service, until it installed SIPBox's full service telephony solution, based on Digium's open source Asterisk voice over IP (VoIP) platform.

The future of DWN

  • Debian-News.net; By Christian Jensen (Posted by cj2003 on Oct 19, 2006 12:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
As you might have noticed, the Debian Weekly News has come to a stop as Martin "Joey" Schulze stopped working on it as a indirect consequence of Dunc-tank. The question is "now what"?

EU-Funded Project to Test Open-Source Viability

The European Union is funding a consortium that will test the quality of open-source software. The money will help organizations determine whether the open-source software that they’re using will be suitable for deployment in the enterprise.

Google Reader take 2: Not bad at all

The first version of Google's RSS reader, which debuted in October 2005, was so light on features that it was more of a curiosity than a serious application. Now the wizards in white coats at Google Labs have cooked up a new version. The almost completely reworked Google Reader includes a slew of new features and improvements that make the Web-based application a viable alternative to the existing desktop and online RSS readers.

Fave 2006 - creative free software event, 25th November, London

FAVE is an event in the UK for people who are interested in free audio and video software on Linux and other platforms. I'm helping to put together the second annual event, which will feature talks, workshops and performances by free software artists and developers.

Dumping Cisco for open source

The open-source movement, which has long made inroads into corporations via Linux and other enterprise-level software, now has a potentially bigger target in its cross hairs: the PBXs and network routers from companies such as Cisco Systems Inc. that form the basis of networking infrastructure.

Logical partitioning in the System p5 environment

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Doug McKinzie (Posted by solrac on Oct 18, 2006 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Learn the basics of how to partition an IBM System p5 server. Logical partitioning (LPAR) is the ability to logically slice up a single system's CPU, memory, and other resources to create multiple and separate servers. Wouldn't it be nice to consolidate all of those servers onto just a few pieces of hardware to more fully utilize your resources and yet still maintain separate OS environments for each of the applications? With the IBM POWER5-based servers, you can do just that.

Build Ajax fuctions without Javascript coding

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Dale de los Reyes (Posted by solrac on Oct 18, 2006 9:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Sun; Story Type: News Story
Get familiar with the Sun Ajax4jsf open source framework, which adds Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax) capabilities to JSF applications without having to write any JavaScript code. This tutorial will show you how to build an Apache Geronimo applications using JavaServer Faces and Ajax functionality with Ajax4jsf.

Purdue University Expands Advanced Computing Resources With SGI Technology

SGI Altix and InfiniteStorage Systems Will Speed Weather Modeling, Grid Computing 'Nano-Hubs' and Quantum Chemistry Calculations; SGI RASC Technology will Accelerate Genomics Codes and Seek Production Economies

Opera Browser Gets Fraud Protection

Opera Software is adding fraud and phishing protection to the next release of its free Web browser, version 9.1. The technology follows similar features coming in Firefox 2.0 and Internet Explorer 7, but takes a slightly different approach.

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