Tony Luck offered a beginner's guide to git [story] on the git mailing list...git is not an SCM. it's a filesystem designed to _host_ an SCM
Oracle is bringing in the open source Eclipse development community to support its Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3.0 specification, and ease development of its own high-end Java-based products.
Linuxlookup.com is reporting all users of OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 are urged to download and install this security patch. It addresses a problem noted in a recent advisory. That advisory states that there is a security risk in all circulating releases of OpenOffice.org. This patch fixes the problem in 1.1.4 but not in earlier or subsequent releases.
A German court has granted a preliminary injunction against security firm Fortinet for allegedly violating the general public licence (GPL) and hiding Linux in its code.
Laptops and removable storage devices are convenient both for users and for thieves. While you can't always protect the device from wandering away, you can protect the data. EncFS, a user-level encrypted filesystem in a file, makes this possible. KIVILCIM Hindistan explains how.
In its first annual "Security Issues Survey", BZ Research polled 6,344 American software development managers about the security of different popular enterprise operating environments, and in this poll, open source consistently topped Microsoft Windows.
Debian has got the nod from the city of Munich for its trail-blazing migration from Windows to Linux on the desktop
The companies Softcon and Gonicus were awarded the contract with the City of Munich, the capital of Bavaria, to create, configure and administer an Open Source base client for the 14,000 workstations in the city government in the IT migration project LiMux. That means that the future base client for the city government is to be based on the Debian Linux distribution. The City of Munich called for tenders all over Europe.
New data released this week from research firm Evans Data shows that non-commercial Linux distribution use has passed the inflection point and is now more widely used by developers than commercial Linux distributions.
A poll of 6,000+ software developers released today shows that Linux consistently tops Microsoft Windows in terms of security. The full survey results will be given today (Tuesday, April 12) at the Software Security Summit in San Diego, CA.
Tri-Stanna Industries of Morehead City, NC, will convert more than twenty years of business management programming into Open-Source 'Intranet' web services. Over 750,000 lines of code for business information processing from a variety of platforms, operating systems and languages will be involved in the conversion to 'Web' standards.
While browsing the Internet the quality of the service you receive may be degraded by various factors such as adverts & maleware most of these undesirable elements are simply annoying, and to dial-up users in particular are costly, but some may be serious security threats.
If the last three days' worth of Firefox extensions have only whetted your appetite for more, we're here for one last installment to feed that hunger.
Corporate Linux server buyers who may think that Red Hat is the only game in town for broad application support may want to think about investigating in Novell's SuSE, as several vendors announced enterprise products that run on the platform this week.
Our Senior Editor digs into Tom Friedman's new bestseller, from a Linux/open source angle.
The Eclipse Foundation is forging ahead with an attempt to bring order to the fragmented field of tools for building software to run on parallel computers.
In this tutorial, Daniel Robbins begins preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute's Exam 101 Release 2. In this first in a series of four tutorials on the 101 exam, Daniel introduces you to bash (the standard Linux shell), shows you how to take full advantage of standard Linux commands such as ls, cp, and mv, explains Linux's permission and ownership model, and much more.
John Weathersby is head of the Mississippi-based Open Source Software Institute (OSSI), which earlier this year signed its second Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy. This is the lightly-edited transcript of an IM conversation we had with Weathersby last month.
Inotify is a file system event-monitoring mechanism slated for inclusion in upcoming Linux kernels that is designed to serve as an effective replacement for dnotify, which was the de facto file-monitoring mechanism supported in older kernels. Inotify is a powerful, fine-grained, asynchronous mechanism ideally suited for a variety of file-monitoring needs including, but not limited to, security and performance.
Think Linux lacks for good multimedia creation and editing applications? Think again. In the world of sound editing, Audacity is powerful and easy to use, and it's free software. Howard Wen explores the design, features, and future of Audacity.