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Web services, by definition, are particularly vulnerable to breaches in security. The flow of potentially sensitive data not only between machines, but between enterprises and across untrusted networks, presents the need for special attention to areas such as message confidentiality, message integrity, authentication, and authorization. Additionally, since Web services are well suited to business-to-business communications and cooperation, there should be some way to enforce trust relationships between business partners. Finally, Web services are used not only by humans, but by other Web services as well. The high degree of automation required for interaction between Web services requires well-designed software architectures, preferably built upon well-designed standards.
Indeed, if the framework is looking less appealing right now, it's only because some say that Microsoft's licensing terms are incompatible with Open Source.
Linuxlookup.com is reporting an online petition to ATI Technologies Inc. The community will no longer endure ATI's poor driver support for Linux both in 32-bit and 64-bit computing. This petition is aimed at the designers at ATI who for whatever reason choose not to acknowledge our pleas and specifically at ATI as a company. The signers of this petition will no longer purchase ATI products until ATI make a workable 3D accelerated 64-bit driver for Linux and a 32-bit that utilizes the full potential of the Raedon chips.
The scanning engine has been rewritten and is now faster, gentler against target hosts and now able to scan many hosts in parallel.
comparison. The analysis shows that Windows is more secure than four key Linux distributions (MandrakeSoft, Debian, SuSE and Red Hat).
Cornell University Library is developing an open source publication management system that will provide authors and publishers with a more affordable way to publish scholarly research on the Web. In making its DPubS software available to libraries, university presses and other independent publishers, Cornell will expand opportunities for creative communication among scholars around the world.
In their own series of aKademy interviews, the German IT news website Golem.de has talked to KDE contributors Fabian Franz (also a member of the Knoppix development team) and Kurt Pfeifle about FreeNX. Now OSnews carries the English translation. NX, developed by NoMachine.com aims for nothing less than to revolutionize network computing. The software allows to connect and work on remote desktops even across low bandwidth links such as ISDN or modems. While at its core it speed-boosts X11 connections, as an addon it also can accelerate VNC/RFB and Windows Terminal Server/RDP sessions by a factor of 2 or more.
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) plans to host an enterprise-focused conference in the San Francisco area early next year. The three-day OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit (OSDL-ELS), which will be held in Burlingame, CA from January 31 through February 2, will include three educational session tracks and a full day of tutorials that address topics and issues around successful Linux deployments in real-world scenarios, the group says.
Federal government agencies and departments locked into restrictive outsourcing and procurement contracts will find relief under a Labor policy of encouraging the innovative use of open source software, according to shadow IT minister Senator Kate Lundy.
Microsoft looks to be giving the Linux client an opening against Windows with its changes to Longhorn's timing and features. Or are other contenders waiting in the wings? Check out two vastly different views of its opportunities.
In an effort to encourage hardware vendors to build components for the blade platform they co-develop, Intel Corp. and IBM Corp. on Thursday will open up parts of the BladeCenter design specifications, according to documents obtained by IDG News Service.
Four days into the election campaign and we now know exactly where the Coalition, Labor and Democrats stand on the the use of open source software in government. And it looks like they're standing just about where they were last week, although opposition IT spokeswoman Kate Lundy had a stab at estimating potential cost savings that an open source strategy could produce for federal departments.
Development teams working with open-source software need to make sure they don't get themselves into legal problems with license agreements, warns Brent Carlson, vice president of technology at LogicLibrary.
Today on the kde-quality list, Christian Loose of Cervisia fame celebrated the initial success of the Junior Jobs, which helped him get three patches. Junior Jobs were suggested by Adriaan de Groot back in May. They serve as a "you are welcome to hack here" sign, and mark bugs or wishes that are suitable for someone who is starting to hack KDE.
As a programmer and manager of embedded software products for a living, I think that operating system programming is so much fun that it will eventually be outlawed. I've previously published two articles on OSNews, So, you want to write an operating system and Climbing the kernel mountain, and tried to summarize my experience in designing operating system kernels as well as technical traps that can be easily avoided.
Network operations have always carried the high cost of license fees, downtime and support and maintenance. Linux offers a different way for business to operate with regard to these issues. And companies like Sun, IBM and Oracle are very much on your side.
With curtains closing on the Novell Linux Day (held in Mumbai yesterday), what impact has SuSE caused on the Indian CIOs mind? CXOtoday took a closer look at the event to gauge the response to Novell’s ambitious plans for SuSE in the country.
The second article of this two-part series explores more advanced lex/yacc development and introduces basic troubleshooting techniques. See e-mail headers parsed before your very eyes! Marvel at cryptic error messages! See a computer actually compute something!
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The Adams-Blake company's Jaya123.com is home to a cross-platform, Web-based financial system that came to be because of one programmer's frustration with Windows' instability and susceptibility to viruses.