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.
In the near future, will we be able to open and access files from our coworkers, our clients, or our students? Will we be able to attach these files to email, for efficient and convenient dissemination, or print them if needed? We will collectively be forced into expensive and in some cases platform-specific software migrations, just to maintain document interoperability?
Sun Microsystems may have been the last major server maker to embrace Linux, but Chief Executive Scott McNealy argues that the company will benefit more than its competitors from the open-source software.
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.