Following up on an earlier NewsForge story, we recently exchanged email with LT. Phil Geiger -- medical officer with the Third Batallion, Sixth Marines in Iraq -- about the current status of their efforts to establish an unofficial wireless network to allow Marines to communicate more often and more easily with friends and families. This self-help project -- with volunteer assistance -- is now operational, but the Marines could use more assistance.
During the process of writing my book, SpamAssassin, I began to use the beta and release candidate versions of the soon-to-be-available SpamAssassin 3.0.0 (SA 3), so I could be sure that the book would cover any differences. This major release is anticipated to occur in the next month or two. What new features can administrators expect? We'll take a look at a few in this article.
Looks like our friends at Mozilla have left their web logs wide open to the public.
IBM next week will release a major revision of its DB2 database, providing fresh ammunition in the ongoing battle for supremacy in the database marketplace.
Linux users are at risk from serious security vulnerabilities in components used to view graphics and handle archives, according to researchers. The security holes, found in the imlib graphics library and the LHA archive tool, can be exploited via a specially crafted bitmap image or an LHarc-format archive to take over a Linux system.
Sybase has released a free production database for Linux.
Orbital Sciences senior engineer Heather Holst and her colleagues are smart. That's to be expected, since they work for a company that designs and tests rockets. This highly intelligent group of people created makeshift clusters in order to perform a demanding simulation technique called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). There was only one problem....
After private sector, it is the turn of public sector to witness a new revolution called "Linux in Government" in South Asia. Many governments in this region are going for Linux-based solutions to save costs, consolidate workloads, increase efficiency and enact e-government transformation. Worldwide, more than 200 IBM government customers have embraced Linux to gain maximum benefits.
Hewlett-Packard made quite a splash when they announced that they are offering Linux on the nx5000, one of the latest HP laptop models. HP also sponsored aKademy, the KDE Community World Summit as a Platinum sponsor. This included a loan of 24 laptops for usage in the tutorial rooms as well as a special deal for KDE contributors to buy the nx5000 model at a reduced price. The aKademy press team arranged a meeting with Thomas Schneller, Manager Software R&D and asked him about this venture from HP.
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Unisys is offering Red Hat Inc.'s Red Hat Enterprise Linux across its entire line of Unisys servers, the two companies announced Tuesday.
IBM Corp. next week will begin shipping the second generation of its rack-mounted dual processor servers based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD) Opteron microprocessor. The new server, called the eServer 326, will be IBM's first product specifically designed to support the upcoming dual-core Opteron processors that AMD is expected to ship next year.
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