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Thomas Kristensen discovered a vulnerability in gdk-pixbuf (binary package libgdk-pixbuf2), the GdkPixBuf image library for Gtk, that can cause the surrounding application to crash. To exploit this problem, a remote attacker could send a carefully-crafted BMP file via mail, which would cause e.g. Evolution to crash but is probably not limited to Evolution.
Linux and Open Source provider Red Hat India today announced the opening of its sales and support office in Bangalore. The new office will provide its customers in southern India with the entire range of products and services on a local basis.
Open Source and Software Industry Experts Endorse Dual-License as Good for Business -- Three Companies Show Average of 65% Revenue Growth in 2003.
Part of a new line of Xandros business solutions designed to meet the demanding needs of enterprise customers, Xandros Business Desktop is first in the Linux market to deliver seamless compatibility with Windows Active Directory servers and Primary Domain Controllers, providing a secure, plug-in replacement of costly Windows desktops.
Tsunami Research, a relatively unknown software company with a new twist on clustering that was formed two years ago, has announced that its HiveCreator clustering software now supports the Linux 2.4 kernel and has been certified to run Red Hat 8.0.
If we follow my boss's line of thinking, open source, or "free software," might be considered communism. But to business and IT managers, open source isn't about code we don't have to pay for. In this case, free means freedom, as in the freedom to choose and use software as we wish, with no proprietary barriers.
Malaysia has a vibrant open source community that is considered an innovator this area, according to enterprise software maker Oracle Corp. "Linux is very strong here in Malaysia," said Robert Shimp, its vice-president of technology marketing.
The Open Source Software debate will be hotting up in the coming months. The office of the e-envoy has published a consultation document whch has far-reaching implications for UK e-Government usage of OSS.
Hewlett-Packard Co, the world's top personal computer maker, said on Tuesday it may launch Linux-based PCs in Asia, in a potential blow to dominant operating system provider Microsoft Corp.
...the Turbolinux operating system will be distributed on HP Compaq business desktop PCs in 12 countries throughout Asia.
Until the closed source vendors open up the toolchain, and use that toolchain for verifiable builds, this is one area where software libre will have a lasting advantage.
A New York-based startup is preparing to offer "open source insurance" to some of the largest corporations in the world in response to legal concerns like the one being played out by SCO Group.
Extensible Markup Language guru Tim Bray has joined Sun Microsystems' software group to work on XML-based syndication technologies and advanced search.
When software and technology are finally open to the public, everyone will win.
Retired Mini Cooper engineer Colin Mayhew and his wife -- "an analog power circuit guru" -- have worked for several years on a giant internal combustion-powered robot based on a Mini Cooper and controlled by six commodity PCs running RTLinux. Mayhew's robot incorporates many sophisticated robotic technologies, and is designed to direct traffic and repair cars.
Federal agencies increasingly are using "open source" software, which allows program users to access and modify code, and officials are exploring new ways to incorporate the technology into e-government initiatives, senior government technology officers said Monday.
Upgrading to the 2.6.X series of kernels offers several layers of enhancements for the Linux user. If your hardware is more than three years old, chances are, you will probably only benefit in a performance increase and possibly get some power management features, depending on your BIOS.
With the release of Gentoo Linux 2004.0 at the end of February, planning and work on release 2004.1 have already begun. The goals for this release include:
IBM felt that there would be sizable demand for the IntelliStation A Pro from customers who use the Unix operating system and wish to migrate to cheaper Linux hardware as well as those who seek to step up from inexpensive 32-bit hardware to more capable 64-bit gear.
Because the PCs will use Linux instead of the more costly Windows platform, they will likely be priced around 400 dollars to 1,500 dollars -- or 44,000 yen to 165,000 yen -- making them 20,000 yen to 40,000 yen (180 to 360 dollars) cheaper than comparable Windows-based PCs, the newspaper said.