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Linux riskier than Windows?

  • CNET; By Robert Lemos (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
Microsoft-funded study concludes that companies that install Linux-based Web servers run greater risks than those that use Windows.

The GPL with a Full Win in Michigan Court

  •; By (Posted by devnet on Mar 22, 2005 2:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
Many people claim that the validity of the GNU Public License has not been tested in court in the US. Well, it just has been tested, in Michigan, in a case that validated open-source car diagnostic software against the pretension of automakers who want to keep it secret.

Rapid prototyping IDE for Laszlo and the ETTK

The ETTK-WS is a software development kit for designing, developing, and executing emerging autonomic and Web service technologies. The Emerging Technologies Toolkit (ETTK) team bloggers bring you insights about the IDE for Laszlo, a member of the ETTK family of technologies.

Miguel de Icaza Explains How To "Get" Mono

It's perhaps the most controversial project in the open source world, but this mostly stems from misunderstanding: Mono, the open source development platform based upon Microsoft's .NET framework. Immediate reactions from many dubious Linux developers have ranged from confusion over its connection with .NET to wondering what the benefits of developing under it are.

Mozilla 1.7.6 Released

The latest maintenance release of the Mozilla Application Suite is now available. Mozilla 1.7.6 includes several security updates and fixes for a number of other bugs, including some crashers. More details can be found in the Mozilla 1.7.6 Release Notes and rough 1.7.6 changelog. We expect the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory page to be updated soon.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 Released

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 has been released. Consisting of security and stability fixes, this version is an essential upgrade for all Thunderbird 1.0 users. The Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 Release Notes have more information and builds can be obtained from either the Thunderbird product page or the Thunderbird 1.0.2 directory on Full details of the security fixes will be posted on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page soon. As previously reported, there was no Thunderbird 1.0.1.

Novell's Brainshare 2005: Day 2

CEO Jack Messman kicked off Day 2 at Brainshare 2005 with a confident keynote that recounted promises made last year, Novell's execution of those, and a flurry of new product announcements. If Novell is acting in desperation, as some have suggested of their move to Linux, it doesn't show itself in their public face. NewsForge also spent some time on the exhibition floor and a lot of time in the press room, where Novell was conducting rapid-fire one-on-one briefings for the media.

Zeta OS is rising from BeOS ashes

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, several years after BeOS developer Be Inc. went out of business, the small German company yellowTAB GmbH is getting ready to release Zeta 1.0, a successor to BeOS.

Rant Mode Equals One: What if Sun is the next SCO?

Yes, What if? Is Sun the next SCO? Is this another company, paid off by the big boys in Redmond to play out yet another pointless FUD-oriented scam, to drag out in the marketplace and courtrooms of the future?

A Linux Island in a C: of Windows, Part 4

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wrapping up the series with a look at some cool features of Linux you can add to your work desktop.

Mozilla Firefox Market Share Exceeds 6 Percent

The figures come from Net Applications, who put Firefox's share at 6.17 percent in February, up from 5.59 percent in January. The firm says that Microsoft Internet Explorer lost share in the same period, falling from 90.31 percent in December to 89.04 percent last month.

CeBIT hosts launch of SuSE Linux Professional 9.3

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 3:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE; Story Type: News Story
For SuSE desktop Linux fans, good news came out of that product's fatherland last week, as SuSE Linux Professional 9.3 was unveiled at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany.

Quantum GIS Community : Interview with Steve Halasz

  • Quantum GIS Community; By Tim Sutton and Gary Sherman (Posted by timlinux on Mar 22, 2005 2:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
Welcome to this the 8th in our QGISSER interview series. This week we travel to New York State, USA to speak to Steve Halasz. Steve is a long time QGIS developer and packages QGIS (as well as other Open Source GIS packages) for the Debian project.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter -- March 21, 2005

This week, the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter carries news on freshly added howtos and manuals for the evergrowing collection of Gentoo documentation, has news from the user and developer communities, and invites you to join the Japanese Gentooists in their presence at the Open Source Conference in Tokyo's Japan Electronics College next weekend. More news come from the Gentoo in the press section, the Security Project rotated some of its staff, and last but not least, your Bugzilla statistics and the security alerts are to be found in this week's delivery. Enjoy reading!

For network security, build a m0n0wall

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
M0n0wall is an open source firewall and wireless router developed by Manuel Kasper, built on a stripped-down FreeBSD operating system. M0n0wall offers many of the same features found in commercial firewalls products such as Check Point Firewall-1 and Cisco Pix, including stateful packet filtering. With it you can create a secure virtual private network (VPN) between two sites, or you can use m0n0wall as a VPN gateway, so you can access your LAN secure from the Internet. You can use RADIUS for client authentication in order to raise the security even higher.

Autonomic computing heats up in Japan

Autonomic computing is gaining momentum throughout the information technology industry and in many geographical areas, but its uptake in Japan is especially rapid.

Product of the Day: PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 21, 2005 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The following information has been provided by the product vendor and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Linux Journal.

Danese Cooper: reflections of an open source diva

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 21, 2005 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Sun
As was announced last week, former Sun Microsystems exec Danese Cooper has moved over to Intel to continue her open source evangelism there. In this interview with Mad Penguin, we catch Danese before starting at Intel to reflect on some of her open source experiences thus far.

Novell announces small-business Linux bundle

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 21, 2005 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE, Novell; Story Type: News Story
Package includes Suse Linux Enterprise Server, Novell Linux Desktop, GroupWise server software and eDirectory.

Tutorial: Howto Configure Multiple Network Profiles on Linux

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 21, 2005 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mobile Linux users face some interesting (OK, vexing) challenges when they want to plug into different networks. Any Linux system will easily support all manner of networking profiles--dialup, ISDN, Ethernet, wireless--the tricky bit is configuration.

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