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We sat down virtually this weekend with Jon Watson, the head of the Linux World Net blog network - focused on Linux. Here’s Jon’s dish:
You've all heard about malware writers targeting Web browsers. But have you ever heard of a browser that intentionally inserts malware onto a user's PC?
[Now this is just plain dirty. Browsezilla is not affiliated with Mozilla. - dcparris]
Atmel is offering a $499 development kit for the AVR 32-based AP7000 family of 32-bit digital signal controllers.
Bugzilla requires a Web server, Perl, MySQL or PostgreSQL and a Sendmail-compatible mail program to use all Bugzilla's features. Recent versions can run on Windows systems without too much trouble, but inbound mail is not supported.
New 500 and 1000 user easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use collaboration solutions
The promise of free and open source software (FOSS) in Islamic countries rests on issues such as helping build capacity. FOSS also provides greater flexibility, especially in terms of customization for local needs. In addition, FOSS can reduce the cost of deploying information and communications technologies (ICT) by permitting unlimited and free distribution of software, thus making it more affordable than comparable proprietary products. FOSS's security benefits take on added importance in the wake of recent reports that computers with Windows XP have been sending information, daily and without the knowledge of their owners, to Microsoft. Finally, FOSS will free Islamic countries from boycotts ad sanctions imposed by other countries and owners of proprietary software.
A coalition of public interest groups and academic privacy experts has released a public letter and background paper to the Canadian government stating their concerns about digital rights management (DRM) technologies and their legal status. The coalition has also started a Web site, IntellectualPrivacy.ca, to coordinate its efforts.
Linux Networx has announced that a Linux Networx LS Visual Supersystem has achieved several major visualization records. The system achieved a rendering rate of 1.5 billion polygons per second while running Computational Engineering International's (CEI) EnSight DR -- three times the previous rendering record.
As predicted, the open source community has come up with a way to convert VxWorks-based LinkSys wireless WRT54G routers to Linux. The process does not require hardware hacking, and installs a recent version of "DD-WRT micro."
JasperSoft Corporation, the leader in open source business intelligence, today announced JasperReports for SugarCRM, the first open source reporting engine for the SugarCRM Sugar Suite. The new solution, available for download on SugarExchange at http://www.sugarexchange.com,
provides a library of pre-set, transactional reports that run with Sugar Suite, offering users the ability to easily generate customer interaction-based reports.
Ruby on Rails is an open source Web framework causing a lot of excitement among Web developers. IBM has recently released a DB2 adapter for Ruby on Rails, now its time to learn how to speed your development of DB2-based Web applications using the Ruby on Rails Web framework.
SAN DIEGO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Acucorp, Inc., a global provider of software solutions that modernize COBOL business systems, today announces the release of Version 7.2 of extend. With Version 7.2, organizations can significantly enhance their legacy applications and reduce development time by taking advantage of automated Java and .NET interoperability, MySQL® access, new compatibility enhancements, automatic code generation, and seamless updates to Acucorp's client-server technology.
Host of High Profile Open Source Projects Manages Systems for Developers Worldwide with Splunk
When software is open source, and perhaps free, IT managers may not feel under too much pressure to make sure that these software assets are managed as carefully as others.
EncFS is an easy-to-use, command-line tool for storing information in encrypted form. It's not really a filesystem, but it pretends to be one at the CLI. If you've been searching for a means of encrypting and decrypting your sensitive data easily, here it is.
Open source development experts Collabora and Nokia have joined forces to develop Telepathy, a real time communication framework.
ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 and ActiveGrid Server 2.0 Releases Enable Best-of-Breed Web 2.0 LAMP Technology on Java Infrastructure
The Eclipse Foundation will release software from ten of its projects in tandem next Friday, reflecting the maturity of Eclipse and open source software, in general. The Callisto release includes updates to the Eclipse platform, which other tools can plug into. In addition, there are updates to the business intelligence tools project, Eclipse Modeling Framework, the Web Tools Platform and others.
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