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It took more than two and a half years, but the SCO Group finally has disclosed a list of areas it believes IBM violated its Unix contract, allegedly by moving proprietary Unix technology into open-source Linux.
In a five-page document filed Friday, SCO attorneys say they identify 217 areas in which it believes IBM or Sequent, a Unix server company IBM acquired, violated contracts under which SCO and its predecessors licensed the Unix operating system. However, the curious won't be able to see for themselves the details of SCO's claims: The full list of alleged abuses were filed in a separate document under court seal.
The secret agent quietly enters the generic-looking office complex. The agent's assault team has the building surrounded and is standing by in case the operation goes bad. The mission: to find a computer containing information that will save the country from an enemy attack.
The agent moves from the warehouse area to the offices in search of the target's computer. He finds it in the last office. The machine is on, and after gaining access to the computer, the agent starts scanning through files only to find them encrypted.
The agent calls the computer expert at base. The expert "remote controls" the machine and tries some generic passwords - they do not work. The expert runs a password-cracking program, and in seconds, the files are accessible.
The bad guys are caught, the country's security is maintained and the world is saved, all in the course of an hour - excluding commercials, of course!
Worldwide PDA shipments increased nearly 21 percent year-over-year in Q3, and are on track to reach record levels in 2005, said Gartner today in a report that seems to contradict pessimistic PDA market reports from competing research firms. Linux accounted for a paltry 0.7 percent of shipments, according to Gartner.
Opinion: Software patents are nasty, brutish and anything but short. For the sake of the United States' technological development, they must be stopped.
Foreword -- This article describes the features and capabilities of MiniGUI, a lightweight graphics framework for embedded systems based on uClinux, Linux, eCos, or proprietary real-time OSes. The article is written by Wei Yongming, who wrote MiniGUI for a CNC (computer numerical control) system, then released it to open source
At that point I knew conclusively that the rootkit and its associated files were related to the First 4 Internet DRM software Sony ships on its CDs. Not happy having underhanded and sloppily written software on my system I looked for a way to uninstall it. However, I didn’t find any reference to it in the Control Panel’s Add or Remove Programs list, nor did I find any uninstall utility or directions on the CD or on First 4 Internet’s site. I checked the EULA and saw no mention of the fact that I was agreeing to have software put on my system that I couldn't uninstall. Now I was mad.
[Ed.- Amazing, isn't it? I cannot even begin to fathom the mentality that thinks planting this sort of crap on our computers is OK. Also see Bots in the A/C, spyware in the 'fridge for a naive, self-serving perspective on a similar subject.]
Review: Canonical, Novell polish desktop Linux distributions.
Over time, the computers inside air conditioners, refrigerators, televisions and automobiles will increasingly connect to cyberspace. This phenomenon also will open them up to the same attacks now threatening PCs, servers and databases.
Are we as an industry prepared for such an assault? No. But Trend Micro executives last week said in time, we will be better equipped to take on such attacks.
[Ed.- interesting article, but they really miss the point- who's the bigger threat, evil crackers, or corporate spyware with secret backdoors, surveillance, and remote control?]
"If it's not open source, a lot of government agencies and enterprises can use it, where before they wouldn't," says Tenable's CEO Ron Gula.
Here is a proven working tutorial on how to install iPodLinux
on an iPod mini 1G & 2G, iPod 4G, and iPod Photo from Windows. I have done this myself on my iPod mini 2G and it worked great. It took forever to find all this info on the internet, add in my own comments and put it together, so enjoy!
[ED- You need Windows to do the install but since you end up with Linux it is OK, The blog in general is quite entertaining though Windows centric]
Pluggable storage engines bring the ability to add and remove storage engines to a running MySQL server. Prior to the introduction of the pluggable storage engine architecture, users were required to stop and reconfigure the server when adding and removing storage engines.
The Debian Weekly News for October 25th, 2005 discusses
the upcoming graphical frontend
to the debian-installer
as part of the most recent minutes
of the monthly Debian Installer team meeting
. It appears that after all of these years the text based Debian installation is finally getting the boot.
Screenshots are available.
[Gosh! What'll happen next? For all the hardcore CLI lovers, there's still Slack and Linux From Scratch. - Ed]
The Women's Electronic Networking Training Africa event focusses on promoting free open source software amongst non-profit women's groups in Africa. Its reasons for promoting open source include the savings, freedom, security and reliability that FOSS offers.
eBay chief executive Meg Whitman has been ranked the most powerful woman in business for the second straight year, according to a list published Monday by Fortune magazine.
[Ed.- there are a number of tech companies on the list, including Xerox and Lucent.]
More than half of the large firms in North America are employing open-source software in some fashion, and another 19 percent are planning to use it by the end of the year, according to Forrester Research. In a report entitled "How Firms Should Work With the Open-Source Ecosystem,"
People say, " Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." But what if the horse is long in the tooth? Sun wants to salvage something out of the money and ill-will it spent and created on the Java Desktop System build for Linux. But really, who wants Sun's leftovers?
Silicon Graphics announced that Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 on Altix(R) systems has attained Evaluation Assurance Level 3+ (EAL3+) as determined by the Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation.
Linux Games Friday, Icculus announced the release of America's Army 2.5.0 for Linux. This was only a couple of days after the release of the Windows version to Icculus' and the Army's credit.
Deborah Rothberg writes: "Microsoft Works Suite 2006 also replaces the 2005 versions of Money, Encarta and Streets & Trips. It also replaces Picture It! Premium with Digital Image Suite 2006. One feature in the new Works Suite that is leading many to scratch their heads, however, is the inclusion of Word 2002 rather than a more current version, such as Word 2003."
[Leave it to Microsoft to downgrade your upgrade! - Ed]
In Part II, Heintzman shares exactly how IBM is using Open Source Best Practices to drive better creativity and performance for their commercial dev projects
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