The French government has joined the European governmental move toward open-source software, and announced it will install it on the desktop as part of Project ADELE - a plan to computerise much of the country's administration by 2007.
The software used to power New Zealand’s domain registration system has been released to open source developers.
Wired News has a Cheapskate's Guide to a Safe PC , which includes Mozilla among its recommendations. Referring to browser and mail CA.
A vulnerability was discovered in cgiemail, a CGI program used to email the contentsof an HTML form, whereby it could be used to send email to arbitrary addresses. This type of vulnerability is commonly exploited to send unsolicited commercial email (spam).
Sun's Java Desktop System joins Novell's Ximian XD2 as a tailored GNOME desktop that's aimed at cubicle workers in large enterprise settings, such as government offices and big educational institutions. In the future, Linux will be the desktop used by the most, and the least, computer-literate folks on the planet.
The Advanced Packaging Tool isn't only for Debian anymore. Do automatic dependency checks on RPM-based systems too.
A number of temporary file bugs have been found in versions of NetPBM. These could allow a local user the ability to overwrite or create files as a different user who happens to run one of the the vulnerable utilities.
This document describes how to install a mail server based on sendmail that is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS. It should work (maybe with slight changes concerning paths etc.) on all *nix operating systems. This document is meant as a practical guide; it does not cover the theoretical backgrounds.
A bug in mutt was reported by Neils Heinen that could allow a remote attacker to send a carefully crafted mail message that can cause mutt to segfault and possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running mutt.
Updated slocate packages are now available that fix security vulnerabilities which may allow local users to gain "slocate" group privileges.
If you are tired of waiting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or more for installs of Fedora to finish, then using NFS to install Fedora Core will greatly reduce the time needed for an install. You'll need another machine with the iso images for Fedora to run the NFS share from.
I received LindowsOS 4.5 for free when Lindows offered it through OSNews.com. I decided to break the review into five scored sections: Installation, First Impression, Usability, Support and Long Term Use.
On Time specializes in providing software development tools for real-time embedded systems on Intel x86 compatible CPUs. Founded in 1989, On Time has offices in Massachusetts and Hamburg, Germany. On Time offers a complete range of real-time operating systems and development tools for 32-bit flat address protected-mode and 16-bit real-mode environments. Recently the company got a port of SciTech's SNAP graphics suite. Here is an Interview with SciTech's Dave Milici, who was responsible for porting SciTech SNAP to On Time RTOS-32.
Now that the Novell lawsuit is heating up, I guess it's time to explain what slander of title is.
Beowulf. Knoppix. Technologies made by one or two people, able to change the basic rules of computing. Impossible with a commercial OS but natural with Linux.
Ignore the comments about the value of Psion shares: concentrate on what Psion is going to do with all the money it got from selling its interest in Symbian. The answer is probably: "Linux portables" but we'll find out later this year for sure.
First of all, Linux will continue to grow, even with a SCO tax. Surveys I have conducted for clients find that most developers, for example, seem unfazed by the prospect of a SCO tax. Only a handful would reconsider their Linux plans if SCO prevailed.
Stacy Holland ... has plenty of career advice for coders (and others) who want to become top management, along with tips on how to ride the waves of today's shifting IT job market.
Microsoft has indeed been starting to show up at Linux events claiming to have become kinder and gentler, but by bankrolling a workshop intended to provide guidance on OSS deployment its surely veering into excess of philanthropy territory.
The French government will install open source software on the desktop as part of Project ADELE, a plan to computerize much of the country's administration by 2007, a government official said Wednesday.