Mandrakesoft today announce the availability of Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official, a full-featured operating system that includes a full suite of desktop and server applications. Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official is available for download to Mandrakeclub Members, and as part of Mandrakesoft's complete range of retail packs, now available for pre-order on http://www.mandrakestore.com and soon in retail stores (Suggested Retail Price for all products are shown below).
Updated cvs packages that fix a client vulnerability that could be exploited by a malicious server are now available.
An updated cadaver package that fixes a vulnerability in neon exploitable by a malicious DAV server is now available.
This intermediate tutorial covers different mechanisms for capturing and manipulating packets. Security applications -- such as VPNs, firewalls, and sniffers, and network apps such as routers -- rely on methods like those described here to do their work. Once you have the hang of them, you will rely on them too. You won't want to miss this tutorial all about packet interception, covering kernels from 2.2.x to the present and techniques from divert socket and netfilter to interrupt handling and messing with the kernel source code itself.
Real World Linux 2004 Conference and Expo is taking place this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, North building, next to the Canadian National Tower in the middle of Canada's largest city.
Multi user Solaris and Linux boxes at the prestigious Stanford University campus have been turned over by hackers. According to an "advisory", or warning as we used to call it, put out by the university's Information Technology Systems and Services department its Solaris and Linux computers were the target of a "large number of sophisticated attacks by an individual or a group."
If I started a new automobile company, and called it Daverolet, and marketed my product as a replacement for Chevrolet, that would be dishonest and shady. And, if I made a distro, marketed it as a replacement for Windows, and called it Dindows, that would be the exact same thing. There is no difference, and it smacks of used-car salesmanship techniques. I have always been nauseated to see Lindows show up in my pending stories queue.
Few programming languages can boast a rise in popularity as meteoric as that of PHP. The now well-publicized story of a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) scripting-language-turned-IT-industry blockbuster shows that success is not always the product of methodical planning and marketing studies. But the real questions are now related to how this success will survive adoption by the big IT industry. The very fact that Oracle, among other major players, is focusing some of its attention on PHP indicates that the language has come of age.
Attention has focused of late on how open-source Linux is displacing Solaris, Windows NT and other OSs. Effects are being felt in the database world as well, as MySQL especially seems to be displacing other DBs and gaining open-source traction.
A Swedish upstart is challenging Microsoft in the database arena by utilizing the same low-end-assault tactics that the software giant employed to gain a foothold.
Lindows, Inc. today announced that the company's desktop Linux operating system LindowsOS has been renamed to Linspire. The website http://www.lindows.com has been replaced by http://www.linspire.com, which will now be the primary site for consumers who are looking for information, who want to purchase any Lindows, Inc. products, or are looking for support for previously purchased software.
MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today launched MySQL Cluster, a new open source database clustering technology for applications requiring continuous availability. MySQL Cluster combines the MySQL(R) database with a clustering architecture to deliver 99.999 percent availability to mission-critical database applications. It is the first affordable, enterprise-scale database clustering software.
PHPClasses.org has a new award for the PHP community out there. The PHP Innovation award provides recognition to developers who make outstanding contributions to the PHP community.
Australia's top information technology decision-makers have a limited understanding of open source and very low awareness of open source products other than Linux, according to a leading analyst.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil start-up Ponto-i has developed a jukebox for public venues that runs on sophisticated embedded Linux technology, but has a retro look reminiscent of jukeboxes from the 50s. The "Digipop" jukebox runs a custom Linux distribution based on Debian, along with LinuxBIOS, and uses a mix of custom and commodity PC hardware.
DoS in mod_ssl and log escape sequences vulnerability.
What happens when ex-Lycoris employees join a Linux-friendly hardware computer reseller? Apparently, a new desktop Linux distro with a kick: the hardware that comes with it is meant to give you the Apple experience. ION Linux is a Debian-based distro that is meant to work well with the hardware it sells with. Read on for our interview with Element Computer regarding their new upcoming products and a screenshot of ION.
[LWN subscribers only content] Last week we pointed out the bizarre press release from Green Hills Software which tries to paint free software as a Trojan horse that will hand control of U.S. defense systems over to the Chinese and Russians. Here's our response. In summary, the PR is just as silly as it seems, but it would be complacent and foolish to assume that nobody will be able to plant a back door into a free system.
Welcome to this year's 15th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community.
IBM is determined to keep its campaign to encourage autonomic computing development in the public eye. On Tuesday, Big Blue and its DeveloperWorks site announced the debut of a no-cost, Autonomic Computing Zone to help developers, ISVs, and customers at all levels learn the skills they need to build and implement autonomic environments for business transformation.