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Initializing User Defined Data Structures

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 8:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How to handle pointers to dynamically allocated memory when programming in C++.

IPFX set to adopt Linux, seeks world markets

  • Linux World (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 7:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux is set to get an enterprise-grade IP telephony server as converged applications developer Performance Solutions launches its computer telephony integration (CTI) solutions to world markets under the name of IPFX.

Is it safe legally for firms to use Linux software?

  • Richmond Times Dispatch (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Perhaps you've noticed in the news litigation concerning ownership of the intellectual property rights to Linux, the open-source software operating system. This litigation highlights a legal risk that users of open-source software should understand.

Netscape Co-Founder's 12 Reasons for Growth of Open Source

  • LinuxWorld.com (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 7:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Internet whizz Marc Andreessen took the 3rd annual "Open Source in Government" conference by storm last week, at George Washington University in Washington DC, when he came up with his personal top twelve reasons for why open source will boom over the next 5-10 years.

CLI for noobies: what day is this?

  • Linux.com (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ok, noobies, listen up! It's time to get out of that GUI hammock you've been resting in and get down to business on the command line. One of the things computers do best is remember stuff. Dates. Appointments. Holidays. Birthdays. All sorts of stuff. There is a wealth of date-related information available to you at the CLI. This week we'll take a look at two handy date-related tools available in the CLI: cal and calendar.

HP's Linux success

  • CPILive.net (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP announced record-setting Linux-based revenue in excess of $2.5b for its fiscal year 2003, new enterprise customers, and additions to its Linux portfolio, including industry-standard desktop PCs and notebooks running Linux.

Peoplesoft supports Red Hat Linux

PeopleSoft Middle East announced that PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne will now support Red Hat Linux, the open source operating system.

Manufacturers test markets with Linux-based notebooks

  • PC Pro (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Taiwan's notebook makers, including Asustek Computer and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), have started marketing low-cost Linux-based notebooks in the US market, according to sources at the Taiwanese makers.

MontaVista counters Linux tools shortage 'FUD'

MontaVista says it will demonstrate a broad range of development tools for embedded Linux at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) next week, where it hopes to debunk what it calls FUD from analysts and competing RTOS vendors that embedded Linux suffers from a tools shortage.

Novell Partners Embrace Its Linux Move

Novell Inc.'s 20th annual BrainShare tradeshow opened here Sunday with a different focus from years past. The reason: Linux.

Hackers get ethical with new certification

  • Linux World (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Computer hacking will join the ranks of legitimate qualifications on offer to Australian IT professionals next month with the launch of new certified ethical hackers program.

The People Behind KDE: Fabrice Mous

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 5:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
For this week's interview we hop over to Europe. We travel to the Netherlands to a town named Houten where a man lives who spends most his time writing up interviews and articles for the dot, whose ability to look good while dancing with bad movements on the dance floor is legendary and who's forever 21, it's KDE-NL's Fabrice Mous!

Fedora alert: openssl-0.9.7a-33.10

  • Mailing list (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Fedora
This update includes OpenSSL packages to fix two security issues affecting OpenSSL 0.9.7a which allow denial of service attacks; CVE CAN-2004-0079 and CVE CAN-2003-0851.

Debian votes to keep non-free

The results of the Debian Project vote on the future of the non-free part of the distribution are in: non-free will continue to exist. At least until the issue comes up yet again in a couple of years...

States Seek Common Ground On Open Source

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and several other states next month will launch a software repository designed to let government agencies make more efficient use of open-source software. The repository will be managed by the Government Open Code Collaborative, a newly formed group of seven states and four municipalities that will contribute and download open-source code and proprietary software designed by and for government agencies.

Linux: Kernel Preemption, To Enable Or Not To Enable

  • KernelTrap - Your source for current kernel news (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel

A recent bug report on the lkml complained of significant performance degradation from enabling CONFIG_PREEMPT, kernel preemption. 2.6 kernel maintainer Andrew Morton [interview] pointed out that such degradation from enabling kernel preemption is not normal, instead likely from it triggering a bug. However, an interesting conversation on the merits of kernel preemption followed.

12 Reasons Andreessen Is Hot On Open Source

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of trailblazer Netscape Communications, can spot a long-term trend. So when Opsware Inc.--another company Andreessen co-founded and chairs--introduced its Opsware System 4 software on Linux in December, some of his faithful fans doubtless took the move as a sign of things to come.

Mobilitec To Offer New mPower For HP Linux

  • Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 4:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: HP
Mobilitec mPower for HP Linux supports HP for mobile service delivery on the HP mobile Service Delivery Platform (mSDP)

LXer Weekly Security Roundup - Mar 15, 2004 to Mar 22, 2004

There were 12 security alerts issued last week:
  • 3 from Debian
  • 1 from EnGarde
  • 1 from Gentoo
  • 1 from Mandrake
  • 1 from OpenPKG
  • 2 from Red Hat
  • 1 from SUSE
  • 2 from Trustix

Open-source group adds second Chinese member

  • Cnet Asia (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2004 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
U.S.-based OSDL, one of the main groups promoting the business use of open-source software, said in a recent statement the Beijing Software Testing Center (BSTC) will focus on developing and refining internationalization features for the Linux operating system.

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