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Do not trust Freenigma!

It seems someone invented another way to combine PGP encryption with webmail: Freenigma. Unlike Hushmail, it works with existing webmail accounts. I have to admit I didn't read any of the Freenigma code, only their (short) FAQ, but still I feel this service should not be trusted at all until some things are fixed and some other things are explained.

Open-source tools ease C++ IC verification

Many IC verification teams use C++, but there are few resources or tools to help them develop verification environments. Two engineers have launched a web site with open-source tools that can help, and they've also co-authored a book on the topic.

Microsoft: Beating Apple at its Own Game

  • OSWeekly.com; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on Sep 4, 2006 9:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
You know, I think OS X has been temporarily pushed to the side right now because I've heard more discussion about Windows running on Macs then even before. It's almost like OS X has been slightly taken for granted ever since the news of the Windows arrival took place.

Linux Surveys

Is Linux dying in the embedded space? Or is it healthier than ever? Surveys don't paint a clear picture.

Palm gets a boost from Linux

Access executives Tomihisa Kamada and Didier Diaz discuss the Access Linux Platform and the future of the Palm community. Access is betting that the Palm community could use a little push from a penguin.

Open BIOSes for Linux

Get the kernel loaded without waiting for the BIOS to do a lot of the setup that the kernel is about to do -- and do faster, better, and probably more reliably.

Firefox lover owns IE7.com

Microsoft may be on the verge of releasing the latest version of its Internet Explorer web browser but it has been beaten by a competitor to the use of the IE 7 domain name.

Bergen puts Linux plan on hold

Two years ago, Norway's second-largest city hit the headlines when it announced it would move all its 15,000 civil servants and 36,000 teachers and students to Linux, moving away from Microsoft's proprietary software. But while the city currently runs Linux on its servers, the plan to migrate PCs to Linux has been put on hold.

Johnny Cache breaks silence on Apple Wi-Fi exploit

Jon Ellch -- aka Johnny Cache -- was one of the presenters of the now infamous "faux disclosure" at Black Hat and DEFCON last month. Ellch and co-presenter Dave Maynor have gone silent since then, fueling speculation that the entire presentation may have been a hoax. Ellch finally broke the silence in an email to the Daily Dave security mailing list over the weekend, and one thing is clear: he is chafing under the cone of silence which has been placed over the two of them.

Cool 3D Linux Kernel Animation

A very cool 3D animation of the Linux Kernel

2X Opens Source Code to Its NX Based Terminal Server for Linux

2X has announced the release of 2X TerminalServer for Linux, an open source terminal server for Linux, which enables users to run a Linux desktop and Linux / Windows applications over any type of connection.

Optimal Use of Fonts on Linux

You can have the coolest desktop widget theme, the most enlightened colors combination, and a very nice background wallpaper. Your desktop still won't look professional, clean, beautiful, and most important, comfortable, without good fonts.

Screenshots of an interactive shell called fish.

fish is a user friendly command line shell for UNIX-like operating systems.

NGOs petition government to adopt FOSS

The South African NGO sector is to petition the South African government to adopt free and open source software. The petition says the move to free software is important to reduce dependence on foreign proprietary software.

Development Software for FPGAs

The SoftConsole is a free software development environment for the CoreMP7, the soft 32-bit ARM7 microprocessor core for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA). Based on the open-source Eclipse integrated design environment (IDE) and ARM7 GNU compiler and debugger, SoftConsole provides a cost-effective and reliable way to write and debug software programs for CoreMP7.

Firefox Extension Makes the Most Useful Tools on the Web Available ...

The Hyperwords Company releases version 1.5 of its web browser enhancer. The Hyperwords Company is a US company commercializing the work it carries out in London, with architectural programming performed in Russia. Hyperwords has been listed in PC World's "101 best freebies."

Mass move of Welsh schools to Open Source e-mail

A progressive Welsh Council will use Open Source software to centralise the e-mail usage of its primary and secondary schools. Sirius Corporation, the UK's leading independent Open Source specialist, has been appointed to build a system with the potential to host a mailbox for every student and teacher in Carmarthenshire (some 40,000 users).

Oracle announces more free software

Oracle has released another free software tool for building, deploying and managing secure Web applications using only a Web browser. The tool makes it easier for users with limited programming experience to develop software for the Web that can be deployed quickly to up to thousands of users.

'FOSS, bandwidth key' - Shuttleworth

Free software, skills and bandwidth are the key anchors of a successful ICT programme. This is what Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth told the delegates at the ISPA iWeek conference in Midrand this morning.

Win a(sic) copies of “The Linux® Kernel Primer” and “Linux® Debugging and Performance Tuning”

This week we are giving away a copy of The Linux® Kernel Primer: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures AND a copy of Linux® Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques.

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