Moving Driver's License Management System to Linux Increases Service Uptime to 99 Percent and Reduces Software Costs by 30 Percent
Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. The proposal from the meeting of release and ftpmaster teams was discussed controversial on the debian-devel list by many developers with more than 1000 mails. Many people don't appreciate to drop several architectures since supporting them was one big benefit of the Debian system.
Microsoft-funded study concludes that companies that install Linux-based Web servers run greater risks than those that use Windows.
Many people claim that the validity of the GNU Public License has not been tested in court in the US. Well, it just has been tested, in Michigan, in a case that validated open-source car diagnostic software against the pretension of automakers who want to keep it secret.
The ETTK-WS is a software development kit for designing, developing, and executing emerging autonomic and Web service technologies. The Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK) team bloggers bring you insights about the IDE for Laszlo, a member of the ETTK family of technologies.
It's perhaps the most controversial project in the open source world, but this mostly stems from misunderstanding: Mono, the open source development platform based upon Microsoft's .NET framework. Immediate reactions from many dubious Linux developers have ranged from confusion over its connection with .NET to wondering what the benefits of developing under it are.
The latest maintenance release of the Mozilla Application Suite is now available. Mozilla 1.7.6 includes several security updates and fixes for a number of other bugs, including some crashers. More details can be found in the Mozilla 1.7.6 Release Notes and rough 1.7.6 changelog. We expect the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory page to be updated soon.
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 has been released. Consisting of security and stability fixes, this version is an essential upgrade for all Thunderbird 1.0 users. The Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 Release Notes have more information and builds can be obtained from either the Thunderbird product page or the Thunderbird 1.0.2 directory on http://ftp.mozilla.org. Full details of the security fixes will be posted on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page soon. As previously reported, there was no Thunderbird 1.0.1.
CEO Jack Messman kicked off Day 2 at Brainshare 2005 with a confident keynote that recounted promises made last year, Novell's execution of those, and a flurry of new product announcements. If Novell is acting in desperation, as some have suggested of their move to Linux, it doesn't show itself in their public face. NewsForge also spent some time on the exhibition floor and a lot of time in the press room, where Novell was conducting rapid-fire one-on-one briefings for the media.
Today, several years after BeOS developer Be Inc. went out of business, the small German company yellowTAB GmbH is getting ready to release Zeta 1.0, a successor to BeOS.
Yes, What if? Is Sun the next SCO? Is this another company, paid off by the big boys in Redmond to play out yet another pointless FUD-oriented scam, to drag out in the marketplace and courtrooms of the future?
Wrapping up the series with a look at some cool features of Linux you can add to your work desktop.
The figures come from Net Applications, who put Firefox's share at 6.17 percent in February, up from 5.59 percent in January. The firm says that Microsoft Internet Explorer lost share in the same period, falling from 90.31 percent in December to 89.04 percent last month.
For SuSE desktop Linux fans, good news came out of that product's fatherland last week, as SuSE Linux Professional 9.3 was unveiled at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany.
Welcome to this the 8th in our QGISSER interview series. This week we travel to New York State, USA to speak to Steve Halasz. Steve is a long time QGIS developer and packages QGIS (as well as other Open Source GIS packages) for the Debian project.
This week, the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter carries news on freshly added howtos and manuals for the evergrowing collection of Gentoo documentation, has news from the user and developer communities, and invites you to join the Japanese Gentooists in their presence at the Open Source Conference in Tokyo's Japan Electronics College next weekend. More news come from the Gentoo in the press section, the Security Project rotated some of its staff, and last but not least, your Bugzilla statistics and the security alerts are to be found in this week's delivery. Enjoy reading!
M0n0wall is an open source firewall and wireless router developed by Manuel Kasper, built on a stripped-down FreeBSD operating system. M0n0wall offers many of the same features found in commercial firewalls products such as Check Point Firewall-1 and Cisco Pix, including stateful packet filtering. With it you can create a secure virtual private network (VPN) between two sites, or you can use m0n0wall as a VPN gateway, so you can access your LAN secure from the Internet. You can use RADIUS for client authentication in order to raise the security even higher.
Autonomic computing is gaining momentum throughout the information technology industry and in many geographical areas, but its uptake in Japan is especially rapid.
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As was announced last week, former Sun Microsystems exec Danese Cooper has moved over to Intel to continue her open source evangelism there. In this interview with Mad Penguin, we catch Danese before starting at Intel to reflect on some of her open source experiences thus far.