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A group of academics and major vendors last week kicked off an open source project designed to give applications easier access to identity systems and users more control over their personal information. The Higgins Project will provide a set of adapters that plug into identity systems, such as directories, human resource systems or Web sites using native protocols or APIs.
I used to think a simple format of a hard drive was enough to make data recovery impossible, but I was wrong. To ensure that details of your secret love affair, bank account passwords, and daily porn site visits cannot be recovered, use shred.
Everyone who buys pay-per-click advertising worries about the loss-potential posed by click-fraud. And rightfully so. Any disgruntled employee, shady competitor, or seedy entrepreneuer can unleash a click-fraud campaign that takes money out of your pocket. So what's a savvy businessperson with a tight wallet to do? Email Battles ran a painful test, the results of which may offer some useful insights
GRIDtoday spoke with Cluster Resources CTO David Jackson about the unique capabilities of the company's Moab family of solutions, which includes cluster, Grid and utility computing suites. Said Jackson: "We do what we do well, which is empower [companies] to deliver their skills seamlessly, efficiently and reliably."
I've tried many image browsers over the years, including IrfanView and ACDSee, but after using XnView, I can almost forget about the rest.
StarOffice incorporates five components, called StarOffice Writer, StarOffice Calc, StarOffice Impress (a presentation package), StarOffice Base, and StarOffice Draw. This thorough article is a combination of a review of the functionality and Martin Brown's experiences of using StarOffice 8 for day-to-day tasks.
- The Frugalware Developer Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Frugalware 0.4rc1. A list of changes since 0.4pre2: created a package synchronization client and daemon (syncpkg and syncpkgd) to update packages faster; implemented 'fwcpan', a new tool to install any CPAN module; split OpenOffice.org, now all language packs and dictionaries can be installed and removed separately; more than 80 new packages: Xgl (with a step by step howto), Beagle....
OSDir took this Frugalware release for a spin in their Frugalware Linux 0.4 RC1 Screenshot Tour.
Google Maps API
Sun Microsystems' Simon Phipps reflects on company's new software strategies.
Welcome to our issue number 36 of Fedora Weekly News.
Open source software has become an integral part of an array of network and IT products, but making a business out of a free Linux-like WAN router operating system and commodity PC hardware will be a challenge, observers and experts say.
Build a Linux cluster for under $2500. That is crazy -- or maybe not. Join Doug and Jeff as they undertake this outrageous project.
In reality, the report itself found that open source software is being used on a massive scale by universities. According to the study results, 57 percent of all American higher education institutions are using open source software products somewhere within their infrastructure. 53 percent of all American higher education institutions use Apache, 51 percent use Linux, 38 percent use MySQL, and 35 percent use Firefox. Those numbers clearly show that open source software is widely used by American universities.
Eclipse-based software aims to unite development community with new application programming interface and IBM multimodal tools that build on the Voice Tools Project.
Ben Chelf, CTO ofCoverity Inc., offered access to the bugs discovered by the Coverity tool, previously known as the Stanford Checker, to a select few interested developers.
With the recent aquisition of Netfrastructure by MySQL AB, also bringing Jim Starkey (InterBase creator) to work for the company, the Firebird database got a lot of exposition in the media.
Jason is excited to know that Mozilla Corporation has made $72M last year from the popular Firefox browser, I clearly remember I read about that last year somewhere.
A BBC report last month suggested the Home Office was in talks with Microsoft over ways to overcome any obstacles Windows Vista's wider use of encryption might pose to criminal investigations. Vista is due to feature hardware-based encryption, called BitLocker Drive Encryption, which acts as a repository to protect sensitive data in the event of a PC being either lost or stolen.
Speaking before a Commons home affairs select committee hearing, Professor Ross Anderson reportedly urged the government "to look at establishing 'back door' ways of getting around encryptions". Provactive stuff but, as previously reported, a careful review of the rest of Anderson's comments reveal he has talking about the challenge posed to police forensic investigations by hard disk encryption. Not too much should be read into one particular phrase.
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