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A degree in hacking

  • NewsForge; By Tina Gasperson (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) in Phoenix, Ariz., is marketing its new Network Security program as a way to get a degree in hacking. The school is drawing the interest of geeks who use Windows, Linux, and Macintosh, according to UAT's IT manager Raymond Todd Blackwood, and even a few who want to go to the dark side of network security.

Atca platform runs CGL, open source management suite

Wind River says its commercial Linux distribution was chosen by Mercury Computer Systems for an ATCA-compliant system for telecom application development, evaluation, and deployment.

VLOS 1.3 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - After a series of alpha releases, the first beta of the Gentoo-based VLOS 1.3 has been released. The new release includes a number of major changes, such as improvements to the Gentoo port of Anaconda and new Mono-based applications, including Beagle, F-Spot and Banshee. It also comes with a modular X.Org 7.0 and uses 'gnome-mount' for mounting external storage devices. Among applications, GNOME has been upgraded to version 2.14.1 and KDE to 3.5.2. OSDir took a look at the latest VLOS in the VLOS 1.3 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour.

Accelerating OpenSSH connections with ControlMaster

  •; By Marc Abramowitz (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 1:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
OpenSSH 4.0 introduced an interesting new feature called ControlMaster that allows it to reuse an existing connection to a remote host when opening new connections to that host. This can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to establish connections after the initial connection. Let's see how this can help you work faster, and how to start using ControlMaster right away.

Jive Software Announces Open-Source of Spark IM Client

Jive Software, a leading provider of easy-to-use, open-architecture, enterprise collaboration software, today announced it will license its Spark IM Client application under the LGPL Open Source license (the "GNU Lesser General Public License").

Stockholders Cuddled, Customers Screwed. - Microsoft: "Sorry, it's just business"

  •; By helios (Posted by helios on Jun 7, 2006 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
'm speaking of course of the deadly payload Microsoft will deliver under the name of their new operating system, Vista. In a nutshell, Vista will complete the DRM/Trusted Computing circuit. Hardware makers have already buckled to the Microsoft directive and manufactured their components to do their bidding.

The Open Source Car - Unconventional Wisdom and Sustainability

  • Auto Industry; By Sir John Whitmore (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
In this article Sir John Whitmore, columnist with the daily Telegraph motoring section, looks at a new approach to development. We all face an environmental crisis. Hybrid cars and biofuels might be interim steps in the right direction, but they are not sustainable solutions. Conventional wisdom predicts great technical problems and cost in overcoming these problems. But what about unconventional wisdom?

[Applying '"Open Source" philosophy' in another area. -- grouch]

Standards Organizations: Work With Me

  • xchange Magazine; By Meg McGinity (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 10:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, OSDL
Technology groups aimed at enabling interoperability are on hand at GLOBALCOMM to discuss their progress and underscore the importance in continued cooperation between the various sectors of communication platforms.

The Emerging ODF Environment: Spotlight on StarOffice 2.0

In this third interview in a continuing series, I interview Sun's Erwin Tenhumberg, in order to compare StarOffice 2.0 with the other leading software productivity suites that support ODF (previous interviews have focused on KOffice and OpenOffice).

Joshua: Autonomous Robot Chess

A Freshmeat update appeared recently for Joshua v0.1.3a, a software package designed as part of an autonomous chess playing robot.

[Open hardware, too. -- grouch]

Emacs tips: Making outlines

The ability to make outlines, or to view any structured document in an outline view, are touted features of Microsoft Word and just about every word processor out there. Linux has its ways here, too. The Vim editor has folding, and Emacs has Outline mode, which lets you selectively view documents by their main headings. You can hide and view the text under headings, move quickly between headings, and easily mark whole branches of the outline for cutting.

New York Research Breakthrough on NCSA's SGI Altix System May Hold Key to Developing New Drugs to Stop HIV

For the First Time, Researchers Simulate HIV Protease Molecule at the Instant it Is Most Vulnerable to New Drugs and Treatments

Knoppix goes gold with v5 liveCD

Klaus Knopper and his Knoppix team announced the first public release of the Knoppix 5 live CD and DVD on June 2.

Open Source Impacts Overall Database Software Market

"In the open source world, we are always flattered when changes are attributed to open source," said MySQL Chief Executive Officer Marten Mickos. "But the enormous price pressure and the desire among customers to get away from licensing fees is self-inflicted and not a result of open source. Open source just happens to be the perfect answer to the cry."

6 Steps to a Ubuntu Dapper Drake install

  • All about Linux; By Ravi (Posted by dsTst on Jun 7, 2006 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Linux in general is considered easier to install than windows. But the latest release of Ubuntu named Dapper Drake takes the cake in ease of installation. In a mere six steps, one can now install Dapper Drake on ones machine. Check the images!!

Red Hat To Webcast Results For First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2007

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, will discuss results of its fiscal 2007 first quarter on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Romania: BIT Software Releases First Open Source Product

BIT Software has released the Socrate Open solutions on the Romanian market, this being the first Open Source EAS product for corporate management.

Firefox gains ground in May; but only just

  • m-net; By Campbell Gardiner (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 5:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The latest web browser market-share figures from internet research and analysis firm Nielsen//NetRatings show open source alternative Mozilla Firefox has gained ground on Microsoft's Internet Explorer year-on-year; but only slightly.

Develop for the Web with Python and Django

  • developerWorks; By Ian Maurer (Posted by grouch on Jun 7, 2006 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM, Linux
In this first article of a two-part series, we show off Django, an open-source model-view-controller (MVC)-style Web application framework powered by the Python programming language. With Django, you can create high-quality, database-driven Web applications that are easy to maintain in minutes.

Bahrain's Ministry of Social Development first to go open source

Bahrain's Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) is to become the first ministry in the Kingdom and in the Middle East to base its entire IT infrastructure on open source technology.

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