Strategy Analytics: Microsoft Battles Linux for 40 Million Unit Advanced Set-Top Box Market
KDE Project Ships First Translation and Service Release of the 3.2 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution
Thanks to everyone who supported us during this challenging transitional period!
This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of March 1st, 2004.
Eric Laffoon, keeper of Quanta has agreed to interview with us. Along with our questions, he has answered several of our readers' questions. [Thanks to dot.kde.org for the link.]
We continue to follow up on the story of BayStar Capital and S2 and their involvement with SCO. S2 Strategic Consulting, located at 4567 So. Mathews Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, is the firm hired by SCO Group to help it stay alive. Since SCO hired S2 in August 2003, the little Unix software company that was in danger of failing received a $50 million venture capital cash infusion -- and perhaps much more -- in its bank account.
You, the reader, are hereby invited to participate in a celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on August 28th this year. On that day we will stage public events to inform the general public about the virtues of FOSS. We invite you to form local teams and set up tables in town centers, shopping malls, or wherever there are likely to be lots of people on a Saturday.
HP introduces two new desktop PCs, and offers the choice of Mandrake Linux or Windows XP.
According to a posting on Bugtraq , a buffer overflow exists in the mail user agent Mutt . It can be triggered by incoming messages and there are reports about spam that has actually triggered this problem and crashed Mutt. The bug was reported to Red Hat by Niels Heinen. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2004-0078  to the problem.
Two vulnerabilities were discovered in wu-ftpd
Backing up data is a problem we all face, and as the size and complexity of the systems for which we are responsible grow, so do our backup problems.
Industry Leaders Rally to Support Linux on the Desktop with Novell and Other Major Tech Companies Tripling Number of Sponsors
The WACT Wiki now has a page about Php Application Security. Right now it's a pretty much a checklist for things to watch out for, plus links to many a bedtime read (or not if you like to sleep well).
The attack path between intruders and your data might be shorter than you think.
As you all know Test1 is out and has been for a few weeks. I have waited a while for things to settle down and all the gotchas to surface, before doing an upgrade. So here is MY method of upgrading from Fedora Core 1 to Fedora Core 2 - Test1.
Amirix has ported TimeSys's Linux RTOS software development kit (SDK) to its AP100 Virtex-II Pro PCI Platform FPGA development doards. The TimeSys Linux RTOS SDK is the first Linux OS available for the AP100, and targets networking, communications, DSP, image processing, industrial controls, and instrumentation.
The portal will consist of two IBM eServer p630 and two eServer p610 systems, all running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 from SuSE Linux AG of Germany. The researchers chose Linux and open-source applications to keep costs down...
Q&A: Open-source advocate Eric S. Raymond stands by his criticisms of Sun's flirtation with IBM and restates his interpretation of the infamous "Halloween" memo, which linked Microsoft to SCO's lawsuits.
This essay describes the surprising results of a brief trial with a group of new computer users about the relative ease of the command line interface versus the GUIs now omnipresent in computer interfaces. It comes from practical experience I have of teaching computing to complete beginners or newbies as computer power-users often term them.
VMEbus and CompactPCI specialist General Micro Systems (GMS) has released a single-board computer (SBC) that supports Linux and measures just 2.8 x 1.9 inches. GMS says its "Spider" SBC is based on an IBM PowerPC chip running either 400 or 800 MHz, and targets distributed control,