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The Eclipse Platform, which provides a very powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE), includes its own help system based on an XML table-of-contents referencing HTML files. What isn't immediately obvious is that you don't have to write Eclipse plug-ins to use it.
I’ve been using the same operating system on my desktop for the past six years. My desktop is productive, stable, secure, manageable and, best of all, free... By the way, in case you were wondering I use the Gentoo Linux (www.gentoo.org) operating system on my desktop and no, I won’t be migrating to Windows this year.
"Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla said in an interview with The Associated Press that some incomplete portions of the Windows 2000 and Windows NT4 source code had been 'illegally made available on the Internet.'"
A newly-conducted survey of Australian and New Zealand tech users has lent weight to Linux' desktop prospects, with more than three-quarters of respondents saying it will improve its strength in the area.
These Linux server clusters consist of RLX's Control Tower XT and HPC Cluster Manager software, combined with the 1U high RLX RackModule Servers, the HPC ServerBlades or the RLX HPC ServerBlades with InfiniBand. They also include on-site integration and configuration with packages such as LSF, MIP Pro, OpenPBS or BLAST.
Greg MacManus, of iDEFENSE Labs, reports finding several potentially
exploitable buffer overflows in XFree86's font code.
Updated XFree86 packages that fix a privilege escalation vulnerability are
Updated PWLib packages that contain fixes for security issues found during
protocol testing by the NISCC are now available.
Don't be naive enough to think that because you run Linux you won't be a target for hackers. If you rely on Linux for hosting or transmitting sensitive data, you should check out Security-Enhanced Linux, created by the U.S. NSA and available for free.
Could OSS have saved the '97 Mars Pathfinder mission some headaches?
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.
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