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Aiia open source event a closed shop

The Australian Information Industry Association appears to have decided to educate the corporate world about the use of open source software - but it doesn't want any media present while it does so.

Firefox 1.5 available for SuSE via Yast

  • Linuxblogger by larrydag; By larrydag (Posted by larrydag on Dec 2, 2005 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SUSE
You can downloand the new .rpm for SuSE. Follow links for Yast Installation sources depending on PC (32, 64, PPC). SuSE 10.0 is even included.

Zone Labs sued over spyware classification

  • Security Focus; By Robert Lemos (Posted by tuxchick on Dec 2, 2005 10:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Marketing company 180solutions filed a lawsuit against desktop-security firm Zone Labs taking issue with a warning generated by the security firm's personal firewall software, which labels 180solutions advertising client as spyware.

[Ed.- The truth hurts. Fix it with attack lawyers.-tuxchick.]

Mozilla Launches Firefox Flicks Campaign

Firefox Flicks will showcase the widespread adoption of Firefox among Web users, and builds upon the success of grassroots marketing efforts for Firefox 1.0, including a community-sponsored two-page ad in The New York Times that ran November 2004.

Higher Order Perl: A Book Review

If you're an experienced Perl programmer, HOP up to the next level with this book.

Globus Alliance bags $13m NSF grant

The National Science Foundation, which is conducting several long-term experiments that rely heavily on open source grid computing tools produced by the Globus Alliance, this week pledged more than $13 million in long-term support to the Globus development community.

New Firefox downloaded 2 million times in two days

Since Mozilla Corp released its new Firefox 1.5 late on November 29, 2005, there have been more than 2 million downloads, the company said.

Asterisk provider to expand aggressively

Openvoice says that it is planning for an aggressive expansion in the new year, with acquisitions on the cards and a possible listing on the Alt-X exchange. If it were to list, it would be the first open source company on the JSE.

Creating appealing video software demos in Linux

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 2, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A software product description is nothing without screenshots. They are the most-clicked links on almost every free software page -- much more than "Download." Screenshots carry information about the software's appearance, maturity, user interface, user friendliness, and feature set in a much more immediate way than paragraphs of text description. You can't show some software characteristics with still images, however. That's why, in recent months, the screencast has seen growing popularity. And when you need to creating screencasts, Istanbul and Wink make the process easy for Linux users.

More exploits out for Windows flaws

The exploit posted on Thursday is another that could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control over a vulnerable computer. The code takes advantage of a flaw in a Windows component for transaction processing, called the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator. Microsoft addressed the flaw in security bulletin MS05-051 in October.

The attack code published on Wednesday is another that exploits a flaw in the way Windows handles certain graphics files and could cause a vulnerable system to crash. Microsoft provided a patch for the flaw in November with security bulletin MS05-053 and warned that the vulnerability could create an opening for spyware and Trojan horse attacks.

Henry's Damn Ubuntu Review - Part 2

  • Henry the Adequate; By Ben Hay (Posted by nebyah on Dec 2, 2005 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
My name is Henry the Adequate, and I am a superhero. This is part two of my fantastic review of Ubuntu 5.10.

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Earns Top Honors at LinuxWorld Frankfurt

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 2, 2005 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
International Jury Votes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Over Red Hat

Novell to Provide Security, Systems Management and Linux to United Kingdom's National Health Service

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 2, 2005 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
NHS to Tap Open Source and Standards-Based Technology to Manage, Secure and Integrate Its Mixed IT Environment

Deploy Web services with an Apache Geronimo J2EE application

This article describes how to use Web services facilities provided by the Apache Geronimo application server to build Web services-enabled J2EE applications. It demonstrates how the Geronimo application server relies on robust support for J2EE standards, providing a number of facilities for building both Web services and their clients.

Book Review : Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning (Tips and Techniques)

  • All about Linux (; By Ravi (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 2, 2005 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Kernel
Performance tuning and debugging are serious jobs which a programmer has no choice about. Correct debugging and performance tuning goes a long way in playing the part in the success of a product.

Managing IT with Extended DISC

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 2, 2005 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Extended DISC assessment is an indicator of general behavioral tendencies similar to the better known Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Knowing your employees' behavioral styles can help facilitate better teamwork and improve employee satisfaction and morale.

Via releases security kit for Linux, Windows developers

  • Computerworld Australia; By Dan Nystedt (Posted by tadelste on Dec 2, 2005 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Via Technologies, the Taiwanese chip developer, has released a software developer kit aimed at strengthening data protection by ensuring that writers of Windows and Linux code can tie their security features to the hardware encryption capabilities of Via's C7 and C7-M microprocessors.

Signals as a Linux Debugging Tool

  • IBM developerWorks; By Madhavan Srinivasan (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 2, 2005 2:31 AM EDT)
This is an interesting method of speeding up your debugging phase. This article gives a background on Linux signals with examples specifically tested on PPC Linux, then goes on to show how to design your handlers to output information that lets you quickly home in on failed portions of code.

What's it all about, ALF

Serena is sponsoring a new Eclipse project called ALF

Postgresql Database Server 8.1.0 Officially Released

Designed, built and tested by a large and thriving community and backed by a growing number of corporate sponsors and support companies, version 8.1 will expand the scope of PostgreSQL application development.

The new release includes performance improvements and advanced SQL features which will support larger data warehouses, higher-volume transaction processing and more complex distributed enterprise software.

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