Open-source software, security certifications, and emerging threats were among the topics a panel of CISOs pondered at the Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas. Choosing open-source software depends on how applicable it is to a company's business model, said Ken Pfeil, CSO at CapitalIQ, a financial-information division of Standard & Poor's. Open source does not present more risk than commercial software, he said.
As Linux applications grow in popularity, Windows admins will need to start incorporating them into their networks. Here are five ways to do that.
You can use open source software to make yourself more productive, but the open source community has also produced some impressive game titles, such as Freeciv, Vega Strike, and Flight Simulator. I've found some lesser-known yet excellent and quite addictive games for you to try. All of these games have low system requirements and run on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
Black Duck will be able to use SourceForge.net's 100,000-plus programs for its open-source software compliance program.
This whitepaper from VDC examines organizational changes at Freescale relating to wholly owned subsidiary Metrowerks. It confirms that Metrowerks will realign itself strategically with its parent company, with the Metrowerks brand replaced by the "CodeWarrior" brand. After detailing these and other changes, the paper offers VDC's analysis and perspective.
Visitors to the annual Supercomputing 2005 (SCl05) conference can visit with Cluster Resources'TM Developers and staff and test Cluster Resources' software live. Cluster Resources will host an exhibit at the conference held in Seattle, Wash. Nov. 15-17 2005.
Few projects in academe have attracted the attention and praise in recent years of OpenCourseWare, a program in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is making all of its course materials available online — free — for anyone to use.
Linux may be nibbling away at Microsoft's Windows footprint, but one small business has well and truly shut the penguin out in the cold. Perth-based chartered accountants Marshall Michael Corporate Consultants recently completed an upgrade of its two Windows NT servers and, as a result a Linux firewall was decommissioned.
Australian public schools have an agreement with Microsoft, that entitles them to use the full suite of 'serious', school-related software from that company, for a nominal fee (nominal for the schools that is, there 'might' be hidden costs involved at higher level). Since there's nothing wrong with Microsoft software, why would a school choose to use Open Source software instead, gaining no economic benefit therefrom.
KDE 3.4.2 has been released. This is the second translation and bugfix release to the 3.4 series, it includes all security updates to date, numerous minor fixes and improved translations including a new Afrikaans translation pack.
Many times I see the term "open source" mis-applied. People often assume that any software that has the source code available is open source because they can change it themselves. However, it is often the case that much of this software does not give one the right to distribute the modifications, hence it is not truly open source.
"We started these projects out of necessity, because we had outdated systems or systems that were too expensive to run," says Ole-Bjorn Tuftedal, the city of Bergen's chief technology officer. "We ended up finding that Linux was in every way a viable alternative as a server operating system in an enterprise environment."
Ever have trouble getting your Internet Explorer-specific Web applications to work with Mozilla? This article covers common issues associated with migrating IE applications to the open source Mozilla-based browser. You'll first learn basic cross-browser development techniques, and then develop strategies for overcoming the differences between Mozilla and Internet Explorer.
The flash card is one of the simplest learning aids ever invented. In fact, it's so simple that it's hard to imagine how it can be improved upon, given that it is just a piece of paper with a question on one side and the answer on the other. In the 1970s, German psychologist Sebastian Leitner proposed a selective learning system, the purpose of which was to make learning using flash cards more efficient and less time-consuming than the traditional method. Leitner's system divides flash cards into groups, and how often you review the cards in a group depends on the group's level of difficulty. This method works not only with conventional paper flash cards, but also with computerized flash cards such as jMemorize.
Based on Debian Linux and promoted by Mark Shuttleworth Ubuntu Linux has gained a loyal following since it's inception. Today we'll be taking a look at Ubuntu "Hoary Hedgehog" and seeing what this South African based distribution with a global appeal is all about.
How does Microsoft face the growing challenges from open source, asks technology commentator Bill Thompson?
Despite some cooperative efforts, software giant still champions Windows over open source.
tuXlab, the programme that installs low-cost Linux-based networks into schools in South Africa, is planning a 12-school rollout in the Eastern Cape province next month. And they are planning to do all 12 schools in just three hours.
Korean handheld vendor Gamepark has announced a new portable media player and gaming device based on embedded Linux. The GPX2-F100 features dual ARM9 processors, USB 2.0, a 3.5-inch color LCD, media playback software, and support for both native and emulated games. A Linux SDK (software development kit) will be available
Mozilla Foundation President Mitchell Baker sent us a link to a weblog post she wrote about new people and new roles at the Mozilla Foundation. The entry describes the work that new employees Mike Schroepfer and Mike Shaver will be doing and discusses some new tasks that existing employees Chris Hofmann and Chris Beard will be taking on. The Mozilla Foundation has been hiring aggressively in recent months and now has around forty people on its payroll.