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Search engines 'point to malicious sites'

  • PC Advisor; By Juan Carlos Perez (Posted by dcparris on May 15, 2006 1:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Search engines deliver links to dangerous websites that download spyware and adware to visitors' PCs, exploit security vulnerabilities and attempt to scam users and include them in spam lists, a study has found.

Mergere releases open source ALM

  • Computer Business Review; By Staff Writer (Posted by dcparris on May 15, 2006 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source is now seeping into the application lifecycle management space. Mergere Inc is launching Maestro, packaging open source distributions of the Apache Maven, the Java-based built utility, and Apache Continuum, a Java software project management tool.

Lynuxworks LynxOS-178 Chosen to Power F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's ...

LynuxWorks to Provide DO-178B Certifiable ARINC-653 and POSIX Conformant RTOS for Safety-Critical, Multi-Role Stealth Fighter

Startup Replacing Linux Desktop With The Web

Startup Ajax13 is looking to do to Linux what Microsoft is doing to Windows - dissolve the operating system into the web.

From Freeloader to Free Software Advocate

  LXer Feature: 15-May-06

When I first discovered GNU/Linux, all I knew was that I could have an operating system, office suite, and use the Internet - all for the cost of a book. I thought that everyone should know about this "Linux" stuff. I Initially found all this "free as in freedom, not free beer" stuff confusing. Eventually, though, I came to see how Free Software philosophy impacted my computing experience.

Smartyhosts admits to migration issues

SmartyHost has admitted to teething problems in the migration of its datacenter facilities from Primus to Optus. Originally announced in April as a way to improve its quality of service, the Australian web-hosting company began its migration last Wednesday. Ever since, SmartyHost has been beset with complaints on broadband community site,

Nmap: A valuable open source tool for network security

This is the first in a series of tips on how to use Nmap in an enterprise network environment.

Arguing for an increase in your IT security budget is often an arduous task, so many administrators turn to free open source tools to help get the job done. But how can they rely on tools with no commercial support and that never get past the beta version? Well, if you think like that, you need to think again.

Mysql CEO Mickos: Beware of proprietary vendors' giveaways

More proprietary vendors are offering free versions of their products or open sourcing parts or all of their base products. What should IT managers know about this trend?

CLI Magic: A better CD encoder

User Level: Beginner to intermediate

A better CD encoder (abcde) is a console-based utility that grabs tracks off audio CDs and converts them to MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and other formats using backend programs such as cdparanoia and cdda2wav for grabbing tracks, and oggenc and lame for encoding them.

Business Objects extends further into infrastructure

Looks to take on the big boys in EIM

At Business Objects' European User Conference in Cannes, the main emphasis was on encouraging users to migrate to BusinessObjects XI Release 2. However, from my perspective, what was most interesting was the announcement of EIM (enterprise information management), though there was also some Crystal stuff of note.…

Linux or UNIX password protecting files with open source cryptographic software

Linux and other UNIX like operating systems offer strong file permissions and POSIX ACL (access control list) concept in computer security used to enforce privilege separation.
However, none of them offers a password to protect files. This article explains howto use GNU gpg (GNU Privacy Guard) encryption and signing tool or mcrypt command to encrypt or decrypt files with a password with open source cryptographic software.

Symantec bids to be Data Center 'Standard'

Symantec executives used their Vision 2006 customer conference to tout the breadth of the company's data center management offerings made possible by last year's acquisition of Veritas. In unveiling new storage and server management products under its Data Center Foundation label, Symantec is in an increasingly strong position to woo customers from competitors that include IBM, EMC, HP, CA and dozens of smaller vendors.

Intel, Red Hat launch solution acceleration program

INTEL Corporation and Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source to the enterprise, have announced the creation of a global program to help customers plan for, accelerate and optimise their deployments of Linux solutions.

Openlogic launches open source enterprise support program

  • eChannelLine; By Liam Lahey (Posted by dcparris on May 14, 2006 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenLogic Inc. is looking answer its' customers' demand for enterprise-level support for open source products.

Book Review: UNIX to Linux Porting: A Comprehensive Reference

  • The Linux-Tutorial; By James Pyles (Posted by tripwire45 on May 14, 2006 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
This book is a tour de force that delivers everything it promises and then some. Mendoza, Skawratananond, and Walker pull out all the stops to make sure that the subtitle A Comprehensive Reference tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

KDE Commit-Digest for 14th May 2006

Release polishing for amaroK 1.4. New sounds for KTuberling. KDE 4 changes: The proposed kdepimlibs module is created. New SVG icon engine based on QsvgEngine. New capabilities added to Solid. Applications with simple audio needs start to migrate to Phonon.

With the recent release of KOffice 1.5 a resounding success, Inge Wallin, the KOffice evangelist, writes about the near-future for KOffice:

Linux's boot process explained

  • The Reviewer; By Cserei Zoltan (Posted by cruocitae on May 14, 2006 5:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux's boot process explained in a very detailed mode, starting with a brief history of UNIX and execution levels to editing these levels. Knowing what happens when your PC boots up is very essential: a customized boot process means half of a customized system...

Open source advice changed

The State Services Commission has bowed to the open source community by altering the language in a briefing paper that is designed to guide departments on the legal issues involved in using open source software. The original guide, released in March, raised the hackles of the open source community and Green MP Nandor Tanczos by describing open source software licence terms as "infectious".

Fun with strace and the GDB Debugger

  • IBM developerworks; By William B. Zimmerly (Posted by nixcraft on May 14, 2006 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU
Programming a UNIX system can be fun as well as educational. With the UNIX strace tool and GDB, the GNU Project Debugger, you can really dig deep into the functionality of your system and learn a lot about the various programs that comprise it. Using both tools in concert can be a rewarding experience as you look under the hood of your UNIX machine.

How To Set Up A Loadbalanced High-Availability Apache Cluster

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on May 14, 2006 1:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This tutorial shows how to set up a two-node Apache web server cluster that provides high-availability. In front of the Apache cluster we create a load balancer that splits up incoming requests between the two Apache nodes.

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