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Security experts are advising users of the open source version of Sendmail to upgrade to the latest version, to fix a critical flaw attackers could exploit to gain remote root access to targeted machines. Sendmail is a popular Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server daemon used on mail gateways and forwarders to route and deliver e-mail. It is primarily used in UNIX server environments, although versions exist for Windows as well.
This is one of the best articles I ever read about teaching and the use of F(L)OSS (free (libre) open source software).
The Open Source Development Labs, an industry consortium that employs Linux founder Linus Torvalds, on Wednesday said it has formed a technical advisory board to improve communications between vendors, users and developers of the open-source operating system.
With the release of the 2.6.16 Linux kernel, Adrian Bunk reiterated his previously debated intention of maintaining the 2.6.16.y kernel tree well into the future.
Mondo Rescue is a robust disaster recovery software which can be used to take snapshots of your hard disk. Have you ever had the occation where your hard disk suddenly died on you? Then this software will help you save a lot of time, efforts in getting up and running with practically no loss of data.
Since I posted yesterday's blog entry about Microsoft joining the ISO voting comments reconciliation subcommittee, I've received some questions about how that process works, and how long it will take.
This is an awesome product! It is a 146$ Linux computer (Thinix OS) from China that does all the basic things most people need, like browsing (firefox), emailing (thunderbird), instant messaging (gaim), skype, word processing (Red Office), audio/video playback (mplayer), e-learning, all through a very user-friendly very basic interface and is software upgradable.
Google released the first public beta of its Google Pages service Wednesday, allowing users who signed up for the service in January and February to begin creating personal websites using an easy-to-use, browser-based tool. The service gives each user 100 MB of free storage space on Google's servers.
Is incorporating more eyecandy on the OS a good or bad trend ? This article briefly ponders over this.
The days of selling software through the traditional commercial model are numbered, as open source is becoming the paradigm of choice, said Greg Stein, chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, at the EclipseCon 2006 conference on Wednesday.
Software is becoming is increasingly commoditised, Stein said during his keynote presentation, and more of it is available free and it is easy to get.
Companies that try to pull the wool over free software advocates, ultimately fool no one. As advocates, we should either make the OSI enforce their definition or disband.
Novel says its new Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10--which includes virtualization software--is ready for mainstream use.
Leading Open Source Innovators and Executives Fill Program for April 24-25 Technology Conference in San Diego. [ED: I will be there reporting for LXer.com - SR]
The construction company, whose current projects include the Dubai Tower (the tallest tower in the world), The Dubai International Finance center and the Conference Palace in Abu Dhabi, has seen reduced costs, recognised at least 5x performance gain and already experienced approximately 35% TCO improvement since the deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
A second test version of the next generation of the open source file and print sharing software Samba has been released to the public, with numerous bugfixes and feature improvements included.
Opinion: Why does Microsoft keep falling on its face when it comes to deadlines, while Linux and other open-source projects keep right on trucking? (Linux-Watch)
Using perl -e allows you to specify a script right on the command line. It's a powerful, underused feature even for people who use Perl regularly. Perl's powerful command line options make it a more flexible replacement for sed, awk, and even vi. Combine perl -e with the command line editing capability of modern shells and you can, write, test, and debug in record time.
Do as I say, not as I do.
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