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Linux scores high marks for security

  • FCW.com (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 6:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Despite an increase in the size of the basic Linux code in the past six months, it remains one of the most secure pieces of software available, according to a recent study by Coverity, a developer of source code analysis tools. The study found that the most recent release of the Linux kernel is free of major defects, compared with the discovery of six critical defects at the end of December 2004. Even then, the open-source Linux was considered more secure than most commercially developed software.

Introducing the Mongoose -- a Linux-powered submarine

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Foreword -- The "Mongoose" -- a Linux-powered robot submarine built by students from Georgia Tech University -- will compete with 18 other student-built subs in an attempt to successfully navigate through a field of obstacles and complete its programmed mission.

ActiveGrid releases LAMP app server

  • Network World (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 5:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Like many companies, Pfizer’s Global Pharmaceutical Group is focused on creating applications that can be shifted and shared as services to get more out of IT resources, a so-called service oriented architecture.

Trio of Linux companies make Linux desktop compelling

Trio of leading Linux innovators make desktop Linux compelling

Interview: Infernal Devices

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 3:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel; Story Type: Interview
One of the most frequently cited difficulties transitioning to Linux (especially on the desktop) is that it can be difficult to find and integrate device drivers for new or obscure hardware. Another is that device drivers are hard to implement. James Turner rang up Linux Kernel guru Andrew Morton to discuss the state of Linux devices drivers in 2005 and to see if this is indeed the case.

Debian-powered student sub goes for the gold

  • LinuxDevices.com (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 2:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
A Linux-powered robot submarine built by students from Georgia Tech University will compete in a scientific and technical event this weekend in San Diego. The "Mongoose" and 18 other student-built subs will attempt to successfully navigate through a field of obstacles and complete their programmed mission.

Aduva hooks Linux management into Sun, IBM

  • Computerworld Australia (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Sun
Linux network management firm Aduva will make several product announcements at LinuxWorld San Francisco next week, aimed at simplifying the deployment and management of a widespread Linux server environment.

Open-Source Software Gets Vote of Confidence at OSCON

Google programmers say they support and use the Linux kernel, while Sun's COO discusses open-source Java.

Novell Takes Market Share Lead for Linux Servers in China

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Dramatic Growth Reflects Novell's Ability to Penetrate New Markets With Experienced Leadership, Comprehensive Partnership Strategy

Novell to make SUSE Linux open-source

Novell Inc. is planning to open up a version of its SUSE Linux operating system to users and developers, unveiling its OpenSUSE project at the LinuxWorld show next week in San Francisco, a company executive confirmed today.

Indiana Schools Kick Off Program to Provide Desktop Linux Computers to Every High School Student

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Linspire Linux Operating System and Indiana-Based Wintergreen PCs Tested and Deployed in Broad One-to-One Computer Plan

VIA fouls up, seeks forgiveness on open source drivers

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Maybe it all started with an innocent mistake, but poor open source manners from graphics hardware maker VIA on its drivers seem to be more of a pattern and highlight potential infringement of open source copyrights, according to the open source developers who work with those opened drivers with the Unichrome Project.

OSCON: Developers and testers as heroes

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The software developer is the hero of our day. This is not only because of what developers have accomplished, but because of their integrity and transparency. They can't fake what they do.

Bizgres gets down to business with open source BI stack

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 10:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A project building an open source business intelligence architecture for the PostgreSQL database has released core elements of its development stack. The Bizgres Project said on Wednesday that its stack consists of the open source extract-transform-load (ETL) technologies from Kinetic Networks, open source operational reporting, JasperReports from JasperSoft and a Bizgres data warehousing based on PostgreSQL.

End of Innocence for Mozilla?

Opinion: Perhaps the foundation is crossing a line from which it can never retreat by forming a for-profit business.

Linux "Jewel of the Week" Small App Delivers as Promised

Finding just the right application in Linux can sometimes be frustrating. Helios did some digging at Freshmeat and uncovered a jewel.

OSCON Day 2: The long tail and open source

  • Onlamp (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since Chris Anderson introduced the Long Tail last year, long tails have been popping up everywhere. Most recently, Kim Polese used the long tail in open source to illustrate the concept behind her new company Spike Source. Kim pointed out that open source software also has a long tail: The most prominent projects like Linux, FreeBSD, Apache, perl, python and Mozilla get a lot more mind-share and attention that the smaller projects in the long tail.

Programming Tools: FitNesse

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A wiki-based tool that lets developers and end users communicate efficiently about the code being produced.

PHP, Perl and Python on the wane?

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Aug 4, 2005 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
PHP and Python have each experienced a 25 per cent drop in the last 12 months while Perl fell 20 per cent. Those not planning to evaluate or use either of the three in future projects, meanwhile, is growing - up by as much as 40 per cent in the case of PHP. EDC polled 400 developers in small, medium and large enterprises.

Symphony OS Alpha 4 Released

I am proud to announce the official release of Symphony OS Alpha 4. Alpha 4 includes the KNOPPIX version of the 2.6.11 Linux Kernel and an updated base based on Knoppix 3.9, numerous improvements to the Mezzo Desktop environment,

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