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Microsoft and Sendmail launch "email caller ID"

Email technology provider Sendmail has worked with Microsoft to launch a sender authentication plug-in which is hoped will combat email fraud and spam.

Sendmail Drives Adoption of Sender Authentication

Dominant Email Technology Provider Accelerates Deployment of New Anti-Fraud and Anti-Spam Technologies Through Its Open Source and Commercial Products

MontaVista Launches Enhanced Linux Platform for Consumer Electronics

CEE 3.1 Boasts New Comprehensive DevRocket Development Environment and Several Advanced Technical Features

WATC to offer new Linux course

  • Wichita Business Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 6:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Wichita Area Technical College will soon begin classes for Red Hat Academy, a hands-on course for teaching Linux skills.

Web Retailers Go Open-Source

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 6:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fry ... plans to launch a Java-based offering tomorrow called Open Commerce Platform that carries no licensing fee for the customer. And Fry is happy to run it on freely available open-source technologies such as the Linux operating system, Tomcat application server and Apache Web server.

GUI's and Open Source

  • SitePoint (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are frequently debates in open source circles about the impact of layering graphical user interfaces across Linux and Open Source applications.

[Australian] Penguin politics

  • Australian IT (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Democrats, Greens, and increasingly Labor, have had a deepening love affair with Linux and the open source software movement over the past 12 months.

Trustix alert: kernel 2.2.25

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Trustix
A hole was discovered in the mremap. Through this hole, it is possible for anyone with a local account on the system to gain root privileges. See CAN-2004-0077 for additional details. This is the kernel 2.2.25 counterpart to the security hole fixed in TSLSA-2004-0007.

SCO and Mardon Healthcare Information Systems Form Strategic Alliance to Service the Rural HealthCare Market

"The alliance focuses on providing Mardon clients' a complete selection of options and enhanced world-class solutions; such as nationwide placement of medical staff, medical forms acquisition, document imaging, financial management and leasing, targeted marketing and e-communications, and total system engineering and integration."

Local Autonomous Governments To Adopt Linux Operating System

  • Etnews (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Beginning this year, city and provincial governments nationwide will adopt Linux operating system for digitalization projects, accelerating adoption of the government open-source software policy, while boosting demand for Linux programs.

LXer Weekly Security Roundup - Feb 16, 2004 to Feb 23, 2004

There were 25 security alerts issued last week:
  • 4 from Conectiva
  • 10 from Debian
  • 2 from Fedora
  • 3 from Gentoo
  • 1 from Mandrake
  • 1 from Red Hat
  • 2 from Slackware
  • 1 from SUSE
  • 1 from Trustix

Debian alert: New pwlib packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in pwlib, a library used to aid in writing portable applications, whereby a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code. This library is most notably used in several applications implementing the H.323 teleconferencing protocol, including the OpenH323 suite, gnomemeeting and asterisk.

Debian alert: New hsftp packages fix format string vulnerability

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Debian
During an audit, Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string vulnerability in hsftp. This vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker able to create files on a remote server with carefully crafted names, to which a user would connect using hsftp. When the user requests a directory listing, particular bytes in memory could be overwritten, potentially allowing arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of the user invoking hsftp.

Wind River, Red Hat team for embedded Linux

Wind River, a major force in software embedded in devices such as cell phones or factory robots, has signed a deal with leading Linux seller Red Hat to jointly develop a version of the open-source software, the companies plan to announce Monday.

Linux For The Desktop: It's A Contender

  • BusinessWeek (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Business and governments are starting to show a real interest in expanding their use of Linux operating system software from servers to employees' desktops. It had been a while since I tried out desktop versions of Linux, and the time seems ripe for a fresh look. The conclusion: While Linux isn't for everyone, it has come a long, long way.

MySQL Profits From Open Source

  • Wired News (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
Currently, the company has about 4,000 paying customers, who brought in more than $10 million in sales in 2003.

Stress testing an application with JMeter

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever wonder how much traffic your applications can take before they start to show strains? Or what usage peaks your hardware can withstand? You can avoid the guesswork with JMeter, an Apache Foundation Java project used to simulate and analyze workloads on any given resource.

Government open source trials make progress

  • VNUNet (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The latest in the series of public sector open source trials will begin next month, with local government users keen to adopt the technology.

Red Hat and Wind River Partner to Develop Linux Based Solution for Device Software Optimization

Red Hat and Wind River Partner to Develop Linux Based Solution for Device Software Optimization Wind River Systems and Red Hat; Industry leaders partner to jointly develop a new Linux distribution; Alliance extends market opportunities; Red Hat Embedded Linux with Wind River will enable device software optimization

CLI for noobies: import, display, mogrify

  • Linux.com (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2004 4:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You might think that working on the command line means you are sentenced to a desktop without graphics or digital images. But that's wrong thinking. You may also be surprised to learn that some popular GUI applications for image processing can also be used from the CLI. Today we'll take a look at three tools for capturing, displaying, and massaging images from the CLI. They are all (import, display, and mogrify) part of ImageMagick.

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