This is to announce the Trustix Secure Linux 2.1 Technology Preview 2.
News from the certification industry.
"The last two months of 2003 may be looked at as the time open-source databases made their initial charge at the enterprise-level database market. In November, both MySQL AB and PostgreSQL Global Development Group released new versions of their open-source databases, which include added features and tools that are specifically targeted at larger enterprises."
"Enterprise Linux is priced so that the cost really is significant for some users. With all the other inexpensive Linux systems around, an individual hacker shouldn't be spending several hundred dollars on a Linux system. For a large corporation with a complex network, however, the cost of the operating system is minor compared to the expense of managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting. In this sort of environment, Enterprise Linux 3 is certainly worthy of consideration."
SCO recently sent a letter to every Member of the U.S. Congress. SCO told America's elected representatives that Linux contains code stolen from its own version of Unix. Company officials claimed that open source software is a threat to the United States information technology industry. They told men and women elected to serve all Americans that open source is a threat to the United States' competitive position in world markets. The open source community cannot let these allegations go unanswered in Congress. OSAIA asks you write to your two Senators and your Member of Congress to refute SCO's claims.
"Zultys Technologies today announced the availability of its new Linux soft phone. The freely downloadable product supports many of the features available in Zultys’ award-winning ZIP 4x4 IP business telephone. The software allows Linux users to make and receive phone calls from their computer, without the need for a telephone handset."
LDAP is not your father's naming and directory service. Application vendors large and small, commercial and open source alike, have embraced LDAP as a centralized service for authentication and 'white pages' type information. These days, if you're not wearing a 'got root?' t-shirt and yelling at the suits to get LDAP, you're probably the suits wondering if LDAP is right for your environment. With features for security and integration far beyond that of other services, LDAP is probably something you should spend at least a bit of time discovering. Let's get started!
I believe that patent laws need to be looked at more closely, and not just for drugs. There is sometimes need to provide incentives to some innovators, through the rewards of a temporary statutory monopoly, to offset risky and costly research. There is sometimes a need to encourage innovators to disclose their inventions so they become available at the end of the term of the monopoly. Sometimes this monopoly is not only not needed to stimulate innovation or disclosure, but can also get in the way of innovation.
"The momentum behind Linux in Japan has attracted some important companies to OSDL, says CEO Stuart Cohen. Indeed, there has been a spate of recent announcements coming from Asia, suggesting that Linux is becoming a viable alternative for companies there, a trend that already has taken shape in the Western Hemisphere.
PalmSource has announced a new suite of developer tools, including an integrated developer environment (IDE) based on the Eclipse open source the United States information technology industry.
What looks like a simple method invocation but actually talks to another process for you?
"The KDevelop Team is proud to ship KDevelop 3.0, the first major release of the completely rewritten, award-winning Integrated Development Environment (IDE)."
"Microsoft is moving to a new phase in its competitive attack, arguing that the company is better than IBM and Linux when it comes to connecting different applications."
"Linux Networx announced today the addition of two new executives as part of its long-term growth strategy to expand the company's presence in supporters."
"RedHat and SuSE kernel and security teams revealed an integer overflow in the do_brk() function of the Linux kernel allows local users to gain root privileges."
Today I installed KDE 3.2, third major release of award winning KDE3 desktop platform, on my Fedora box. I have been using KDE 3.2 RC for the past few days and the final version from today. My first impression is "wow".
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the "server") using a simple program (the "viewer") on another computer anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home.
On Monday, OSNews had the pleasure of talking face to face with Trolltech's CEO and founder, Haavard Nord. Mr Nord discussed with us the new features found in Qt 3.3 (download, changes, announcement), Qtopia and the arising market of Linux in mobile phones as well as in the business computer market. Update: ITManagersJournal hosts a Trolltech article as well.
"The SCO Group took its intellectual property challenge of Linux to Harvard on Monday and received a cold reception from area students opposed to the company's legal tactics."
"The GameCube Linux project on Groundhog Day released an alpha version of Linux running on the Nintendo GameCube. The busybox-based release supports screen output, networking code, a telnet server, and a webserver. The project aims to enable GameCube use as a thin client, multimedia terminal, server, or runtime environment for "homebrew" development."