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Derek Croxton has written a rather long editorial on how he sees the Linux and Open Source communities, and his personal experiences with Linux, the editorial it titled “Two Years Before the Prompt: A Linux Odyssey” is over 3,500 words.
The popularity of pre-packaged Linux servers continues to roll on. The market for server hardware shipping with Linux reached more than $900 million in the second quarter of this year, according to research firm IDC. Revenue grew by almost 50% from the same quarter a year ago, and numbers of units shipped were up 38%.
The bad news is, it's SpamAssassin, not SpammerAssassin. The good news is it kills spam quite effectively, and fits nicely into an anti-spam, anti-virus gateway. This article, which shows how to use SpamAssassin with Postfix, is the first in a series on building an anti-spam and anti-virus gateway. This gateway works equally well for a single PC, or for a large network, and it's built of four components:
Dublin, Calif.-based Sybase, the veteran IT company best known for PowerBuilder and a score of middleware products, has joined a growing list of companies in releasing open source databases and other software to lure more customers to their premium products. To the company's credit, it is not releasing a second-hand piece of software, as IBM did last month with Cloudscape, a leftover from the Informix catalog.
Following up on an earlier NewsForge story, we recently exchanged email with LT. Phil Geiger -- medical officer with the Third Batallion, Sixth Marines in Iraq -- about the current status of their efforts to establish an unofficial wireless network to allow Marines to communicate more often and more easily with friends and families. This self-help project -- with volunteer assistance -- is now operational, but the Marines could use more assistance.
During the process of writing my book, SpamAssassin, I began to use the beta and release candidate versions of the soon-to-be-available SpamAssassin 3.0.0 (SA 3), so I could be sure that the book would cover any differences. This major release is anticipated to occur in the next month or two. What new features can administrators expect? We'll take a look at a few in this article.
Looks like our friends at Mozilla have left their web logs wide open to the public.
IBM next week will release a major revision of its DB2 database, providing fresh ammunition in the ongoing battle for supremacy in the database marketplace.
Linux users are at risk from serious security vulnerabilities in components used to view graphics and handle archives, according to researchers. The security holes, found in the imlib graphics library and the LHA archive tool, can be exploited via a specially crafted bitmap image or an LHarc-format archive to take over a Linux system.
Sybase has released a free production database for Linux.
Orbital Sciences senior engineer Heather Holst and her colleagues are smart. That's to be expected, since they work for a company that designs and tests rockets. This highly intelligent group of people created makeshift clusters in order to perform a demanding simulation technique called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). There was only one problem....
After private sector, it is the turn of public sector to witness a new revolution called "Linux in Government" in South Asia. Many governments in this region are going for Linux-based solutions to save costs, consolidate workloads, increase efficiency and enact e-government transformation. Worldwide, more than 200 IBM government customers have embraced Linux to gain maximum benefits.
Hewlett-Packard made quite a splash when they announced that they are offering Linux on the nx5000, one of the latest HP laptop models. HP also sponsored aKademy, the KDE Community World Summit as a Platinum sponsor. This included a loan of 24 laptops for usage in the tutorial rooms as well as a special deal for KDE contributors to buy the nx5000 model at a reduced price. The aKademy press team arranged a meeting with Thomas Schneller, Manager Software R&D and asked him about this venture from HP.