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A year ago the Department of Homeland Security contracted with Coverity, a maker of a source code analysis tool, to harden open source software. (Stanford University and Symantec are also involved.) Basically, developers at open source projects (not primarily affiliated with a corporation) can submit their code to scan.coverity.com and have it scanned for security vulnerabilities.
One of the most alarming factors for new e-tailers is the cost of some of the commercial e-store software. While you can pay a few extra dollars for shopping cart software when signing up for a hosting account, these plans don't always offer the functionality or design options that fit your needs. This is where Open Source software comes in to play.
Open Source Software
"Yesterday GameStop opened up their pre-orders for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. This action-packed first person shooter will have a Linux version just like all of the other id Software titles. With that said, GameStop has just received my pre-order of the PC title. Best Buy will begin their ET: Quake Wars pre-order starting April 12.
The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its new board of directors, a diverse group that represents the key stakeholders from every corner of the Linux ecosystem: the Linux kernel community, Linux vendors, distributions and users, as well as individual open source leaders.
I haven’t been a linux user for very long, in fact i’ve only been using Linux for a few months now and was inspired by Microsofts resource hungry Vista not running on two of my laptops due to lower than recommeded specifications.
The greatest part of our distribution is developed by many individual Open Source developers and we do the integration and packaging of their great software. But there is also a good amount of software developed by SUSE developers as Open Source (under the GPL). One such area is systems management and installation. The following three components have now opened up their internal mailing lists:
OpenOffice.org is one of the premier office suites available on Linux. It has a lot going for it: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It also can connect you to any kind of database that you like, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others.
When it comes to choosing a Linux distribution, people tend to stick with the major players, such as Ubuntu, SUSE, or Fedora. However, every once in a while a distro comes along that offers a look at Linux in a new and fun way. One such distribution is Dreamlinux, a Morphix-based implementation of Linux that can be run from a single CD or installed on a hard drive.
If you’ve done any sort of command line stuff on a Unix-like OS, you’ve probably come across cat. It stands for ‘concatenate’, but most often we use it to simply spit out the contents of a file, like this:
$ cat myfile
So hang on - why is it called concatenate if we’re only showing the contents of one file? Well, if you give cat one file, it just does that.
The Linux operating system is a developers dream. There are so many programs that have their source wide open for perusal it is almost like being in a happy house. Any one of those programs can be used as a basis for a new project or just for ideas on how something is done.
Last week, I gave a users' perspective overview of the OpenID decentralized single sign-on system, and described how to take the first step: getting your own OpenID identity. Once you are comfortable with OpenID as a login method for the sites that you visit, you can look at implementing it for the sites that you run. Plugins for WordPress make the process easy to understand.
The first milestone of KDE 4, the subsystem freeze on 2nd April, is closing in. In the mean time, first experimental Fedora rpm packages of svn checkouts have been prepared.
As I am not a user of Ubuntu (although I was in times of 4.10 and 5.04), I don't care that much of it, however I feel in a special mood today, so I'll made up a list of...
The Advantages of Ubuntu — from a non-user point of view:
* When a Ubuntu user complains about some problem, you can proudly say: "Well, my Debian box is much more stable."
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 6.10) to act as a file- and printserver for Windows workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information.
Linux distributions meant to be used as systems administrator utilities often have a special place in the heart of those who have been saved by their usefulness. In my line of work I have found them useful from time to time myself. On my SystemRescueCd review, a reader named Dave recommended checking out Trinity Rescue Kit. So, I decided to give it a try.
Can Dell really offer Linux on its desktops? That's a question that a number of industry observers are asking. Most conclude that it can't -- but are they right?
The VectorLinux development team proudly announces the first release candidate of VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO, built on the rock solid base of VL 5.8 standard GOLD. This release addresses all the bugs and suggestions that popped up during the last two beta releases.
I've been trying various browsers over the past 6 weeks or so. Firefox doesn't look as good as the rest of my Gnome desktop, and trying to make it fit in was becoming difficult. It also had begun to feel a bit slow.
The OpenOffice.org project team said today that three security vulnerabilities, which had been reported in the last week, have been fully addressed in OpenOffice.org 2.2. The latest release candidate (RC4) of v2.2 -- including all the security fixes -- is now available for download.
The problems, now said to be resolved in v2.2 RC4, included:
WordPerfect import vulnerability
The non-profit group that owns rights to much of the Linux operating system says it will seek to undermine a controversial deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. through a new software licensing agreement to be unveiled on Wednesday.