Brendan sees Mozilla developing into an open cross-platform alternative to forthcoming Microsoft technologies such as XAML and is looking to collaborate with other open-source projects to make this happen.
"Our global chairman, chief executive officer and president Matthew Szulik was in the country in January to study the Indian market and decide on Red Hat's investment plans for the region. Red Hat is bullish on India and has major expansion plans for its operations in the country. This may include setting up a development centre to harness the huge potential here," said Javed Tapia, director, Red Hat India.
Open source software is flowering this spring in Greater Boston. Companies are distributing, writing programs for, investing in, and profiting from, the free computer software that is emerging as an alternative to proprietary systems like Microsoft Windows.
Multiple vulnerabilities in the way sysstat handles symlinks may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or overwrite arbitrary files.
The pact with Microsoft will not curtail Sun's open-source advocacy, says Scott McNealy Despite a new window into Microsoft's proprietary technology, Sun Microsystems won't stop its call for open standards, executives and analysts say.
Is it possible that one day soon, when you boot up your PC, the Linux penguin will walk across the screen instead of the familiar red, green, blue and yellow boxes of Windows? Well, it's definitely in the works, but you shouldn't expect it overnight if you live in the U.S. or Europe.
We've all seen Microsoft's latest barrage of studies that say their products are more cost-effective than the competition. Naturally, many accuse Microsoft -- and other companies that publish outside studies that support their corporate goals -- of bias, if not outright deception. To get a little more insight into the value of TCO studies, we turned (via email) to David A. Wheeler, who has done more than a few software cost-comparisons himself, for advice about how much we should (and shouldn't) trust "sponsored" research.
Innoopract Informationssysteme will ship a version of its W4T (Worldwide Web Windowing Toolkit) Eclipse Plug-In development tool which adds Linux as a development platform. Previously, the product only supported development on Windows but interfaces developed with it could be deployed on Linux.
556-Processor Cluster Will Support Grid Technology Research
This past February David Skok's new VC firm - Matrix Partners - orchestrated, with Accel, a $10 million investment in JBoss, Inc. This first round of funding in an open source company was a bold play, but then David Skok, famous in the Java arena as the founder of SilverStream Software - acquired by Novell in 2002 - is no stranger to bold moves.
A fascinating and ambitious open source project, Wine attempts to solve the complex problem of running Windows executables on Linux. Although Wine is not a new project, the growing expectations for the Linux desktop and growing demand for Linux applications make it relevant today. This article introduces Wine and suggests ways to get hands-on experience with its internals.
The Met Office is using a Linux software management package to improve communication with university research departments and manage and deploy software and antivirus updates. The government weather agency plans to complete installation of Novell's Ximian Red Carpet Enterprise product in the next three months.
Red Hat is turning off its Red Hat Linux 9 support April 30, but on May 1, Progeny will be turning on its support for the distribution.
tcpdump, a tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, was found to contain two vulnerabilities whereby tcpdump could be caused to crash through attempts to read from invalid memory locations. This bug is triggered by certain invalid ISAKMP packets.
GNU/Linux vendors Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, and SUSE have joined together to give a common statement about the Forrester report entitled "Is Linux more Secure than Windows?".
Welcome to this year's 14th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Manoj Srivastava sent out the final call for votes on the project leader election and revealed that 351 of the 908 developers have already voted. Andreas Schuldei is still looking for ideas for talks for the upcoming Debian Conference.
Despite having pockets of communities spread across the country, open source software (OSS) has no future in the country's budding software development business, according to a software development expert. "The software development industry in the Philippines will always choose commercial applications over open source applications, unless the open source community comes around and becomes serious in turning open source software into a serious business," said Joey Gurango, CEO of software development firm Webworks OS.
There are multiple vulnerabilities in tcpdump and libpcap related to parsing of ISAKMP packets.
Roll out a desktop Linux pilot project quickly without disturbing the legacy desktop OS.
I've taken some pretty tough tests in my life, and passed every one of them on the first try. And since I'm teaching Linux system administration at my local community college, I thought I would be hot stuff when I signed up to take the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. I don't think that way anymore.