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Developers of Web services and enterprise applications must make their software secure. While cryptography alone does not a secure system make, it's important for developers to have a firm grasp of the basic theory and technologies behind encryption, so they can make informed decisions about whether to apply cryptographic technology, and if so, how.
No doubt, the attendees at the SCO Forum conference here and at the LinuxWorld show in San Francisco couldn't be father apart in their viewpoints of Unix operating systems. But when it comes to the notion of Sun Microsystems Inc. buying Novell Inc., they appeared to have one reaction in common: disbelief.
The release of Gentoo Linux 2004.2, the first anniversary of BugDay, and a call for German GWN translators headline this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter. You'll also find updates on the Desktop, Documentation, and Gentoo-Hardened projects, security updates, and community coverage. Enjoy!
Although iTunes and Linux have been pursuing solo careers, one small software maker hopes to get them to make music together.
D-BUS is an up-and-coming message bus and activation system that is set to achieve deep penetration in the Linux® desktop. Learn why it was created, what it can be used for, and where it is going.
BEA Takes Top Position in Linux-Based Application Server Market and Gains Additional Endorsements for Open Source Projects; BEA CEO Alfred Chuang to Keynote
Linux Gazette is a reader-supported monthly ezine dedicated to two simple ideas: making Linux a little more fun, and sharing ideas and discoveries. Issue 105 of Linux Gazette is ready for viewing and downloading at http://linuxgazette.net/
Netline Internet Service, a small German company whose server software was an important part of SuSE Linux's product line, has made its products open source.
Learning how to use the API for OpenSSL -- the best-known open library for secure communication -- can be intimidating, because the documentation is incomplete. Fill in the gaps, and tame the API, with the tips in this article. After setting up a basic connection, see how to use OpenSSL's BIO library to set up both a secured and unsecured connection. And learn a bit about error detection as well.
StartCom Ltd., a small software house located in Israel, announces the distribution of StartCom Enterprise Linux, perhaps one of the first Linux Operating Systems coming from that country with the blue and white flag. Based on RedHat's commercial Advanced Server source codes, StartCom Linux is meant to offer a free and supported alternative to previous users of RedHat Linux systems. StartCom Linux is freely distributed via Internet download or by CD-ROMs for a small payment and features a up2date network service for free.
RealPlayer continues momentum towards becoming the standard for audio and video delivery and playback on Linux desktops
Sun will demonstrate a new version of its SunRay thin-client computing technology for Linux at this week's LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, and announce the release of its C, C++ and Fortran development tools for Linux.
Attendees headed to this week's LinuxWorld Conference& Expo in San Francisco will be looking for application, desktop and middleware support instead of questioning the operating system's viability.
Free version of Open-Xchange Server to be available across all major Linux platforms
Linux Networx to Build one of the largest Intel Xeon EM64T-based Clusters
Lycoris is making it easier for software makers and ISVs to integrate their applications with their Linux desktop. The Maple Valley, WA-based company has announced a new application environment that will be made available in their Desktop/LX 1.4.
In the space of five months, John Roberts started a software company and delivered its first product to thousands of potential customers--a process that could easily have taken years. His secret? Open-source development.
The Linux nation will gather this week at its annual conference in San Francisco to show off a range of software based on the v2.6 kernel, its new 64-bit server hardware, and a brand-new Java application server.
Netline Internet Service will announce at LinuxWorld that it is open-sourcing its Open-Xchange Server, the core technology behind its Linux-based groupware, collaboration and messaging application, under the GNU General Public License.