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Who can you trust?

In a week when the SANS and Qualys @RISK threat vulnerability newsletter reported that four out of the top five most critical vulnerabilities were associated with security products - in this case Snort, SupportSoft, Trend Micro and VeriSign - the remaining place in the top five went to Mozilla's Firefox. It is appropriate to ask who we can trust to build and develop secure applications.

Review of Damn Small Linux 3.2

During the time when so many Linux distributions throw everything and the kitchen sink into a DVD, it's nice to use a product like Damn Small Linux where the focus is on keeping the system compact. Do you need 6 text editors and 11 e-mail clients? Most people really only have one favorite app for a particular task anyway. So how does Damn Small Linux measure up?

Fsm Newsletter 12th of March 2007

  • Free Software Magazine; By Bridget Kulakauskas (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 13, 2007 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hello readers, and welcome once again to Free Software Magazine’s fortnightly newsletter, keeping you up to date with all things free software! Enjoy!

Wikia Unveils Additional Open Source 'Magazine' Sites

New interactive communities focus on ever-broadening set of topics--now including music, cars, gaming and health

Parallelize Application for Faster Linux Booting

  • IBM/developerWorks; By M. Tim Jones (Posted by IdaAshley on Mar 13, 2007 10:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux
Linux can serve as a client desktop or server right out of the box, a flexibility that slows its booting process. This article shows you options to increase the speed with which Linux boots, including two options for parallelizing the initialization process. It also shows you how to visualize graphically the performance of the boot process.

Interactive Ideas eyes open source increase

Open source software distributor Interactive Ideas is branching out and opening up its tools and support across the entire open source stack.

New Open-source Time and Attendance Web-based Package Launched

TimeTrex, unique new open-source software moves web-based time and attendance and payroll into the 21st century.

The Road to KDE 4: Amarok 2 Development is Underway

  • KDE Dot News; By Troy Unrau (Posted by dcparris on Mar 13, 2007 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
This week we'll take a brief look at some of the many features that are making their way into Amarok 2, which is the development branch for Amarok in KDE 4.The features discussed are all in progress features which have reached varying stages of completion. Read on for information about Amarok's engines (including Phonon), UI changes, changes to the Magnatune music store, OS X support, and more.

Installing The Aptana AJAX Development Environment On Ubuntu

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Mar 13, 2007 8:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how to install the Aptana IDE on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft system. The Aptana IDE is a free, open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript-focused development environment for building Ajax applications. It features code assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, FTP/SFTP support and a JavaScript debugger to troubleshoot your code.

Introduction to OpenID

OpenID is an open decentralized digital identity system that has been gaining traction in recent months. It implements a solution to some everyday headaches such as single-sign-on, but it does not address related issues like privacy, trust, spam prevention, or message authentication. OpenID uses a multiple-stage sign-on process, but don't let that discourage you. As an end user, the benefits are stacked in your favor.

Oracle buys another database

  • Reg Developer; By Philip Howard, Bloor Research (Posted by dcparris on Mar 13, 2007 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: IBM, Oracle
Trying to snatch IBM's crown?Comment Oracle and IBM are both competitors and partners. In the case of databases they are certainly rivals, with Oracle 10g and DB2 going head-to-head at many sites. However, it has occurred to me to wonder if Oracle is seeking to rival IBM's crown as the owner of the most different databases.…

Reasons Why Google Will Fail With Enterprise Apps

I recently discovered that Google is taking a leap into the enterprise world with their web based applications. And to Google fans,

Cygwin - Elite survival skills for the harsh and primitive Windows-land

  •; By Pandu Rao (Posted by raopm on Mar 13, 2007 6:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Cygwin makes it possible for Linux command-line maestros to function in a Windows world. This article demonstrates some advanced Cygwin concepts and tips to make the most of your Cygwin installation.

Powerpc softcore FPGAs gain commercial Linux 2.6

LynuxWorks has launched a new version of its commercially supported embedded Linux operating system aimed specifically at Xilinx FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays). BlueCat Linux Micro Edtion (BlueCat-ME) supports Xilinx FPGAs with embedded PowerPC cores, and those that use their programmable logic elements to run Xilinx's 32-bit MicroBlaze softcore.

Candidates for Debian Project Leader sound off

Once again, the Debian project is gearing up to elect a new project leader, with voting set to begin late this month. As we did last year, we asked the DPL candidates to sound off on some of the issues that will face the Debian Project in the next year.

Mandriva Moves in on Business Linux Desktop

Mandriva on March 8 announced the launch of the beta version of Corporate Desktop 4.0, its enterprise-dedicated Linux desktop. While best known for its home user Linux desktops, Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) has long been angling for the business market with both its server and desktop offerings.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 80

Welcome to our issue number 80 of Fedora Weekly News. In this issue, we have following articles:

1 2 Million Fedora Core 6 Installs
2 Fedora Core 6 Linux Eclipses 2M User Mark
3 Talking points for Fedora 7 release
4 Fedora Infrastructure needs your help!
5 Fedora 7 and the wireless world
6 Ambassadors Report: Chemnitz LinuxTag
7 Review: Fedora 7 Test 2
8 Security Week in Review 2007-03-04
9 Fedora Weekly Reports 2007-03-05
10 Fedora Core 5 and 6 Updates
11 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News
12 Editor's Blog

Three Minutes With IBM's Linux Leader

Scott Handy started with IBM in 1983 as a systems engineer and went on to sales, marketing, and strategy positions covering large accounts, channels, small and medium business, and IBM products for Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and OS/2 Warp. Now, as vice president for Linux and open source, he is one of the main public faces articulating IBM's open-source strategy. IDG News Service Senior Writer Elizabeth Montalbano caught up with Handy at the sidelines of the recent LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit in New York. He talked about how the industry giant manages to support a vast product portfolio for Linux and open-source initiatives.

Roll your own social network with Elgg

  • ITManagersJournal; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 12, 2007 11:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
First, blogs moved from personal platforms to corporate tools. Now, wouldn't it be great to put social networking to work in your organization? Elgg is an open source application for creating social networks. It can be customized with themes and extended with plugins to work with other social networks or plug into an organization's existing wiki and forum boards. It lets users collaborate on projects within organizations or share notes within a university.

New Tiny Silent Linux PC

Home Automation projects can always use tiny, silent PCs, and here's a new one. The little disk-less Linutop PC is around £230 and runs Xubuntu from a USB stick... "Linutop has Linux-based diskless computer. It offers has completely silent, low-power operation in year extremely small package. Its hand purpose is to surfing the Internet.

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