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Bitrock Incorporated has announced the release of BitRock InstallBuilder 3.0. The development tool turns the application packaging, distribution and deployment process of multiplatform applications into a fast, easy and cost effective task for independent software vendors and custom application developers. The new version includes native support for Mac OSX, as well as Linux, Linux PPC, Windows, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris and Free BSD. InstallBuilder 3.0 also includes new features such as support for integration with the RPM package management system and the ability to select which components to install during the installation process.
The division between IT workers and marketing and sales staff is so notorious that it is a regular source of humor for comics ranging from Dilbert to General Protection Fault. According to Markku Kauppinen, president of the North American Extended DISC franchise, the division reflects widespread differences in behavioral styles between the two group. However, by learning how to accommodate these differences and watching their own behavioral tendencies, IT employees can learn to complement the marketing staff and develop a truly effective team.
The Venezuelan revolution is perhaps the first revolution in history saved by computer hackers and is one of the reasons the government is so very strong on promoting the use of free software, particularly in public administration....
I eventually meet up with Jeff Zucker from Perl Mongers, who traveled by bus from Caracas. He also failed to find any of these promised military checkpoints filled with marauding troops. I eventually also met up with the well known international free software activist, Juan Carlos Gentile, who drove all the way from Caracas along the same roads. While it is said to take 10 hours to drive from Caracas to Maracaibo, as he is Italian, naturally I expected he would arrive in only 5. These two, and Ana Isabel Delgato from the Debian Venezuela group, were my primary "translation team" whenever I spoke with others who did not speak english.
“It looks like Peter Quinn got a big pile of political nastiness in his stocking from Santa this year,” the Rat remarked to his boss recently, after reading about the Massachusetts CIO’s sudden resignation. The controversial CIO, responsible for the move to mandate that state agencies use the OpenDocument format for all electronic documents, hit the “eject” button on his tenure after the mud started flying from all quarters.
Quinn’s push toward OpenDoc—an open standard created by an alliance of Apple Computer Inc., IBM Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and others—was seen as a threat to Microsoft Corp.’s domination of office suites.
Sure, Microsoft—not among the alliance members—has now moved to make its own new document format an “open” standard, partially because of Massachusetts’ move. The Redmond giant is working through the standards group ECMA International as it did with VBScript, er, ECMAscript a few years ago.
But Quinn hadn’t counted on the amount of stink that could arrive on his doorstep after he became a champion to the open-source community.
The SCO Group is trying to make more charges stick in its case against Novell. What took them so long?
Phoenix Arizona-based open source company Unicon said today that it has hired a new open source expert to serve as its software architect. Unicon, which supports development of portals for colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions, said that John A. Lewis has joined the company to direct its open source efforts. Lewis is the lead developer of the Spring Portlet MVC, a JSR-168 compliant portlet APi for the open source Spring Framework project. Lewis was previously CTO at Arcanum Education Solutions and director of product development for Entrada Software.
I know that if I start listing reasons it is going to seem kind of shallow, but you need to understand where I am coming from. Maybe this way, when you meet someone new, you will be better prepared. And Just what does this have to do with Linux...? Trust me.
Before you start flaming, please understand that both I and the author of the news article are open source PROponents. We like open source. I've made a career of it.
But that doesn't mean open source is somehow infallible. Sometimes the comments here read like a devout Catholic thinking I've started a smear campaign against the immaculate conception. Keep in mind that it's just software and that it can always get better. Things get better as we find their bugs and improve them.
So, with that caveat....
Proponents of the open-sourced GNU/Linux operating system are quick to compare it favorably to Microsoft Windows, citing a series of advantages for their favorite OS. The first one to come up is invariably price, an area where Linux can always claim victory, as US$0 is a difficult target for any closed-source software company to beat. However, price alone is rarely a convincing argument for switching operating systems, so other benefits are quickly put forward.
Ziff Davis' CIO Insight Research Study named Red Hat the leader in vendor value and overall satisfaction according to US senior-level IT executives surveyed.
With Linux continuing its struggle to convince the world's businesses that it's a viable Windows alternative, ZDNet asks in a four page analysis if the pending release of Windows Vista could finally provide the boost it's been waiting for.
FC4.netdev.7 (kernel-2.6.14-1.1656_FC4.netdev.7) is now available.
A long-hyped version of the Solaris operating system for IBM's Power processor appears close at hand.
January 9, 2006 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- C3, the Corporate Channel and Computing Expo, announced on Monday that Red Hat (redhat.com) CEO and chairman Matthew J. Szulik will deliver the keynote address at its second annual exhibition and conference. The event will be held June 27 to 29, 2006 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
"Most of you have probably heard of Ruby on Rails and may be wondering what exactly it does and how you can try it for yourself. Put simply, Rails is a web application framework that uses the model-view-controller software design pattern to allow for rapid development of web applications. This article will cover how to install Rails on Debian and how to configure it to work with Apache and a relational database of your choice."
First FIPS 140-2 compliant performance optimization software delivers expanded security for Government sector
Two vulnerabilities were identified in ADOdb, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands. The first issue is due to an input validation error in the "server.php" test script that does not properly validate the "sql" variable, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary SQL queries (when the MySQL password for the root user is empty). The second flaw is due to an input validation error in the "tests/tmssql.php" test script that does not properly validate the "do" parameter, which could be exploited by remote attackers to call arbitrary PHP functions.
Welcome to our issue number 28 of Fedora Weekly News.
Red Hat warned of a flaw late last week in mod_auth_pgsql, an Apache module that allows authentication against information in popular open-source database PostgreSQL.
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