In 2001 two Italians released the first beta version of ettercap, a network protocol analyzer. This summer they released ettercapNG, which was completely rewritten from scratch with better, modular code, making it easier to add new features and write and submit patches. Ettercap is now covered in most security books. It's number 9 in the Top 75 Security Tools list of the Nmap Hackers mailing list. NewsForge recently caught up with its authors, Alberto Ornaghi (a.k.a. ALoR) and Marco Valleri (a.k.a. NaGA). Each is 26 years old, and they work as security consultants for two different company in Milan.
The Netherlands Antilles is a group of five-and-a-half islands that are self-governing even though they are still part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which handles their defense and other international dealings. Linux and open source have never been formally introduced to this corner of the world, a condition that will change Wednesday, November 10, when Stimul-IT of Curacao holds the island's first-ever Free/Open Source Software conference.
Dell and Hewlett-Packard plan to announce on Monday new servers that can be networked into a single high-performance technical computer.
Chief Lizard Wrangler Mitchell Baker has reported on some staff changes at the Mozilla Foundation. Build engineer, Daniel "Leaf" Nunes, who has been with mozilla.org since nearly the very beginning, is departing the Foundation but will continue to be involved with Mozilla. His replacement is Chase Phillips. Another new arrival is Christopher Beard, who has been involved with several Linux companies over the years and also held positions at HP. Finally, marketing and public relations mastermind Bart Decrem is leaving the Mozilla Foundation to take a job with MozSource, the company that operates the Mozilla Store (disclosure: MozillaZine has a commercial relationship with MozSource).
IBM's Blue Gene/L just got a step more mundane.
'We want the expertise in open source to be internal to the company,' says Dutile. That's why KeyCorp covers certification costs for employees via Red Hat or the Linux Professional Institute.
In the first of a two-part interview, Open Systems Development Labs chief Stuart Cohen outlines the group's recent successes and plans for Linux and open source, and the challenges that lie ahead
Matt Livingstone has written a very short review on his impressions when using Xandros Desktop OS Open Circulation Edition.
Corporate IT users are getting caught in the middle of another spin war between Microsoft and the Linux and Unix communities, most recently Novell.
How many times have you needed a quick and dirty method of displaying data, in a "dashboard" format, that everybody could easily view? Everybody has a Web browser, so why not use that for your dashboard? PHP and Apache make it easy. Here's how you can take a text file, evaluate the content using PHP, then display results on a browser dashboard.
As companies ramp up open-source deployments, expertise is in high demand and short supply. The costs of developing talent can add up.
Looking to tap into discontent with Microsoft, Novell is set to deliver this week a package of Linux-based software for the PC that includes Office-like productivity applications, along with e-mail and Web browsing programs.
In the USA the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) agencies believe that the use of what they term Free Open Source Software (affectionately termed FOSS!) by financial institutions or their technology service providers, involves strategic business decisions and these involve prudent risk management practices. The Council has issued a guide intended to raise awareness within the financial services industry of risks and risk management practices applicable to the use of free and open source software.
Novell aims to put Linux on more enterprise desktops with the launch of a version of the open source OS tailored to business users. Novell Linux Desktop 9 is promoted as a way for organisations to avoid single-vendor lock-in of their desktop systems.
A graphical user interface is an essential part of any modern debugger. This mode provides one, without losing the power of Emacs.
There's a new search engine in town. Koders.com is the name, and open source is the game. This new site aims to make open source developers more productive.
Novell is announcing a new Linux desktop today, called "Novell Linux Desktop 9: Powered by SUSE Linux." Truth be told, they've been privately announcing the product for at least the past week, doing presentations all over the country while trying to woo both customers and the press. It was in the latter regard that NewsForge spoke on Friday with Ted Haeger, Director Of Marketing for the Novell Linux Desktop. We're offering more coverage of this announcement than we normally do for press releases because this particular announcement could be critical to the advance of Linux on the desktop.
David Coursey says "Firefox is making the world a better place". However, he cannot use it for all his browsing because it cannot do everthing that his copy of Internet Explorer, which he has loaded up with many add-ons over the years, can do...Meanwhile, over at ZDNet, columnist John Carroll doesn't understand why many people like Firefox so much. He theorises that Firefox is mostly loved for political open source reasons rather than because it's the best Web browser.
Even though it's painfully obvious that this whole issue is just one huge marketing campaign by Novell, carefully constructed and well-written I might add, it still remains to be seen exactly where the company is trying to go with all this.