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New Firefox downloaded 2 million times in two days

Since Mozilla Corp released its new Firefox 1.5 late on November 29, 2005, there have been more than 2 million downloads, the company said.

Asterisk provider to expand aggressively

Openvoice says that it is planning for an aggressive expansion in the new year, with acquisitions on the cards and a possible listing on the Alt-X exchange. If it were to list, it would be the first open source company on the JSE.

Creating appealing video software demos in Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 2, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A software product description is nothing without screenshots. They are the most-clicked links on almost every free software page -- much more than "Download." Screenshots carry information about the software's appearance, maturity, user interface, user friendliness, and feature set in a much more immediate way than paragraphs of text description. You can't show some software characteristics with still images, however. That's why, in recent months, the screencast has seen growing popularity. And when you need to creating screencasts, Istanbul and Wink make the process easy for Linux users.

More exploits out for Windows flaws

The exploit posted on Thursday is another that could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control over a vulnerable computer. The code takes advantage of a flaw in a Windows component for transaction processing, called the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator. Microsoft addressed the flaw in security bulletin MS05-051 in October.

The attack code published on Wednesday is another that exploits a flaw in the way Windows handles certain graphics files and could cause a vulnerable system to crash. Microsoft provided a patch for the flaw in November with security bulletin MS05-053 and warned that the vulnerability could create an opening for spyware and Trojan horse attacks.

Henry's Damn Ubuntu Review - Part 2

  • Henry the Adequate; By Ben Hay (Posted by nebyah on Dec 2, 2005 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
My name is Henry the Adequate, and I am a superhero. This is part two of my fantastic review of Ubuntu 5.10.

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Earns Top Honors at LinuxWorld Frankfurt

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 2, 2005 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
International Jury Votes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Over Red Hat

Novell to Provide Security, Systems Management and Linux to United Kingdom's National Health Service

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 2, 2005 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
NHS to Tap Open Source and Standards-Based Technology to Manage, Secure and Integrate Its Mixed IT Environment

Deploy Web services with an Apache Geronimo J2EE application

This article describes how to use Web services facilities provided by the Apache Geronimo application server to build Web services-enabled J2EE applications. It demonstrates how the Geronimo application server relies on robust support for J2EE standards, providing a number of facilities for building both Web services and their clients.

Book Review : Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning (Tips and Techniques)

  • All about Linux (; By Ravi (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 2, 2005 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Kernel
Performance tuning and debugging are serious jobs which a programmer has no choice about. Correct debugging and performance tuning goes a long way in playing the part in the success of a product.

Managing IT with Extended DISC

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 2, 2005 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Extended DISC assessment is an indicator of general behavioral tendencies similar to the better known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Knowing your employees' behavioral styles can help facilitate better teamwork and improve employee satisfaction and morale.

Via releases security kit for Linux, Windows developers

  • Computerworld Australia; By Dan Nystedt (Posted by tadelste on Dec 2, 2005 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Via Technologies, the Taiwanese chip developer, has released a software developer kit aimed at strengthening data protection by ensuring that writers of Windows and Linux code can tie their security features to the hardware encryption capabilities of Via's C7 and C7-M microprocessors.

Signals as a Linux Debugging Tool

  • IBM developerWorks; By Madhavan Srinivasan (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 2, 2005 2:31 AM EDT)
This is an interesting method of speeding up your debugging phase. This article gives a background on Linux signals with examples specifically tested on PPC Linux, then goes on to show how to design your handlers to output information that lets you quickly home in on failed portions of code.

What's it all about, ALF

Serena is sponsoring a new Eclipse project called ALF

Postgresql Database Server 8.1.0 Officially Released

Designed, built and tested by a large and thriving community and backed by a growing number of corporate sponsors and support companies, version 8.1 will expand the scope of PostgreSQL application development.

The new release includes performance improvements and advanced SQL features which will support larger data warehouses, higher-volume transaction processing and more complex distributed enterprise software.

Novell Earnings Report Shows Linux Gains

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Dec 2, 2005 12:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Net revenue grows 6 percent to $320 million, Linux subscriptions more than triple to 65,000, and Identity solutions grow 35 percent year over year.

Linux Advisory Watch - December 2, 2005

This week, advisories were released for zope, gtk, certericq, gdk-pixbuf, horde2, inkscape, chmlib, fuse, netpbm, and the kernel. The distributors include Debian, Gentoo, and Mandriva.

Skype video phone on its way for Mac and Linux?

  •; By Peter Judge (Posted by tadelste on Dec 1, 2005 11:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Skype's new video phone service will very likely be available for Mac and Linux, the company has hinted. We spoke to James Bilefield, the company's vice president of business development, and pumped him for news about the future direction of the company and its products.

Linux Christmas gift ideas

  • Linuxblogger by larrydag; By larrydag (Posted by larrydag on Dec 1, 2005 10:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Norm Chow of OReilly Net has an all important seasonal article about Affordable and Essential Christmas Gift Ideas for Computer Geeks. Here's to hoping that Norm gets the point across over at the OReilly Net office. This led me to thinking what would be my list to recommend those that may want to surprise a Linux enthusiast. Now, of course, price is always a concern during the Christmas season so we will keep that in mind.

Using the Root Account on Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a powerful and popular community-developed Linux distribution--and the basis for several other useful and usable distributions. With the recent release of Debian Sarge, it's better than ever. Edd Dumbill, Debian developer and GNU/Linux advocate, shows how to use the root account safely and responsibly.

Linksys WRT54G Loses Role as Reprogrammable Gateway

The Linux flavor of the WRT54G is still in production, despite newer VxWorks-based version: Good news for the community of hackers, developers, and experimenters who rely on the Linksys WRT54G to power their projects: while the product sold under this model number will no longer use the Linux operating system as its basis, Linksys has created an offshoot model that will continue down the Linux path under the name WRT54GL.

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