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Secure All Around: Mini Book Reviews

Three different security books--all good in their own ways--for three different kinds of security needs.

European open source conference seeks embedded papers

A conference on free and open source software is seeking papers on embedded projects and technologies. FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Develpers' European Meeting) is set for Feb. 25-26 in Brussels, Belgium. The fourth-annual event will have an embedded track featuring papers on Linux, uClinux, eCos, RedBoot, and RTEMS.

MontaVista Takes TI's DaVinci

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 5, 2005 5:17 PM EDT)
Linux is coming to a consumer electronics device near you soon, thanks to Texas Instruments's (TI) new DaVinci chip.

"TI understands that there is a larger number of Linux programmers than there are DSP programmers," "What [DaVinci] does in partnership with MontaVista is enables the Linux developer to use the DSP without needing to understand the complexity of programming the DSP."

November Tops for Spam, Zombies on the Rise

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Michael Hall (Posted by tuxchick on Dec 5, 2005 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Most noteworthy, the company noted that over the last six months, its software has been identifying an average of 170,000 new infected zombie computers each day.

[Ed.- the story doesn't say, but you know they're talking about Windows zombies and viruses. Tell me again how security is a priority at Galactic Headquarters in Redmond? Tell me again how it is their user's fault- because they purchased such easily-compromised pieces of poo?- tuxchick]

IBM to support OpenDocument in 2006 - On Web Based Shared Applications

IBM plans to implement web based applications using Open Data Formats (ODF) where users share the application and data by passing the desktop entirely. Apparently this is aimed primarily at rising economies of India and China where " ... They don't have the legacy of having everything saved in Microsoft Office to transition from...This is an opportunity to start out right." If true there is another very interesting aspect to this article: the claim that Microsoft's Open XML format is to be submitted to both " ... standards bodies ECMA International and ISO." The latter was not mentioned previously in what I have read and would be a much harder environment for Microsoft to sell its version of "openness". (Found on slashdot.)

One city's move to open source

  • CNET (Posted by bstadil on Dec 5, 2005 3:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mannheim, Germany, says its switch to Linux apps won't be fast or cheap--but that's just fine.

We want to decide our IT strategy in Mannheim, and not have Microsoft make the decision for Mannheim

Linux drives next-gen video gadget chip

Texas Instruments (TI) has teamed up Linux with two new highly-integrated system-on-chip (SoC) processors aimed at next-generation portable multimedia players (PMPs), digital video recorders (DVRs), and other video-oriented consumer devices. The TMS320DM6443 and TMS320DM6446 (DM644x) are the first of TI's "daVinci" line, and are available with a full-featured development board and MontaVista Linux/tools support bundle.

Centrify to be Gold Sponsor of the Directory Experts Conference 2006

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 5, 2005 2:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Centrify to Showcase Active Directory-based Management of Unix/Linux and Java Identities at Leading Conference for Active Directory, MIIS Experts

Strong growth for Debian

Debian is currently the fastest growing Linux distribution for web servers, with more than 1.2 million active sites in December.

The secret of Firefox's success

[From the Yes, Virginia, there is no such thing as too many Firefox stories dept:]

The 21st digital century is here. The Net and blogs and personal posts and sites and news pages are today's news and information sources and resources. Not the cartel-owned print and electronic lamescream media adnews outlets.

Linux phone platform gains VoIP

Trolltech has updated its Qtopia Phone platform for Linux handsets, adding a voice over IP (VoIP) client and better support for wireless messaging. The move will make it easier for handset makers to build Linux phones with VoIP capability, but such models are unlikely to be released in Europe for at least a year.

[ED- Covered earlier but it is important that Linux does well in the Mobile area -bstadil]

IBM goes open with office suite

IBM is adopting OpenDocument Format (ODF) for the first generally available release of its network-based collaboration and office productivity suite. IBM said Sunday its Workplace Managed Client 2.6, due in early 2006, would adopt ODF so users could easily share files and information. The Workplace Managed Client is currently available on a limited capacity, with more than one million deployed seats.

Free software events for November 2005

A summary of free software news and events occurring in the month of November 2005.

Small businesses using more open source

  • Denver Business Journal; By Bob Mook (Posted by tadelste on Dec 5, 2005 11:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When Gary Mauldin, CEO of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, died from complications from an accident on Sept. 19, 2002, Kevin Mauldin inherited his brother's job -- as well as an outdated computer network.

"I'm a retailer, not a techie," Kevin Mauldin said. The younger sibling was adept at both retail and technology, increasing his company's sales by 35 percent in 2001 and virtually building the Denver-based furniture retailer's Unix-based operating system from the ground up.

Mozilla monsters buggy Explorer

THE non-profit Mozilla Foundation has released a new version of its free, and impressive, Firefox web browser.

Among other things, it offers faster browsing, automatic updates, better pop-up blocking - and bless you Mozilla - good security.

Firefox, which uses open-source software, is the world's second most popular browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which comes installed on most PCs.

More than 106 million copies of Firefox have been downloaded since it was introduced a little more than a year ago, giving Mozilla about 15 per cent of the market.

Opening Solaris opens door to community, derivative distros

When it released the source code to its Solaris operating system, Sun Microsystems bet that people would pick it up and run. Sun said it wanted to see a community form around the OpenSolaris code, and take it beyond what the company had done with it in its more than 25 years of development of the OS. Today the community Sun was looking for seems to be coming to life.

Snakes and Rubies in Chicago

On Saturday, December 3rd 2005 the Chicago Area Ruby Group and the Chicago Python Users Group presented Snakes and Rubies, talks by Adrian Holovaty, one of the creators of the Django framework for Python, and David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails framework. The talks were given at DePaul University. These web development frameworks are shining examples of web 2.0 technology brought to life. The DePaul Linux Users Group and the Depaul Computer Science Society (ACM) were also instrumental in sponsoring this event.

Jonga search engine launches

After a two year labour of love, coffee and coding, Alistair Carruthers unveils South Africa's biggest search engine. Carruthers marries open source technologies like Lucene with Microsoft's proprietary .Net framework for a truly inspiring result.

Internet banking possible for Linux users

  • (Posted by tadelste on Dec 5, 2005 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
Two public financial institutions will start the first Linux-based Internet banking services this month as the government tries to end Microsoft Windows' long-running monopoly in online banking systems.

The state-owned Korea Post said on Wednesday (Nov. 30) that it will launch an online banking service for Linux operating system users in mid-December, as a part of the open-source software fostering projects of the Ministry of Information and Communication.

Paper Machines and Phantom Computers - Has Microsoft Gone Too Far Against Linux?

  • Lxer Day Desk; By Tom Adelstein, Editor-in-Chief (Posted by Tsela on Dec 5, 2005 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features; Groups:
LXer Day Desk: 12-05-2005

Has Microsoft repeated history in its fight against Linux? We wonder if the Redmond company has confused the proposed implementation of the Open Document Format as part of the fight against Linux. One only has to look back at anti-trust litigation from 1968 to shed light on the question. Have the people who are supposed to represent the interests of we, the people, failed? You must answer that question for yourself and so should the government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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