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Michael Kelly reports on handy security uses for four open source tools: WebGoat, Firefox Web Developer, WebScarab, and Ethereal. By combining the tools in easy ways, testers can track down and close the gaping security holes that are often left in applications.
What is particularly challenging is finding a decent topic for an open source column. It seems that there are only two OSS columns that one can write: the defensive and the offensive.
O’Reilly is staging a European Open Source Convention from 17-20 October in Amsterdam, citing the success of its North American-centric OSCON as a key factor in the expansion into new territory.
The two vendors will jointly support third-party developers with technical resources, expertise, and implementation services.
Answering the question What is open source? used to be a lot simpler than it is today. Open source usually refers to software that is released with source code under a license that ensures that derivative works will also be available as source code.
Mandriva, the number one European Linux publisher, today announces the availability of a Dell Laptop pre-loaded With Mandriva Linux.
An attempt by the nation's peak Linux body to register the name 'Linux' on behalf of Linus Torvalds has failed.
I'll be honest with you; I'm not a full-fledged Linux Geek. I'm one of those poor suckers who cut his teeth on the Windows OS, learning bad habits and working within the limitations of the sandbox set up for me by Microsoft. This is a good thing for you, since I'm better-equipped to tell you how the different Linux distributions compare to Windows.
How long does it take a .NET developer to write a Linux application? The Race to Linux project aims to find out.
It's no secret that Slackware 10.2 was released yesterday. This was big news and headlined many sites as well as being announced on DistroWatch with the links to download torrents. Slackware puts out a new release once or maybe twice a year if the community is lucky, so when they do release a new version, it's big news. I, like many of you, have been on pins and needles for several weeks now since hints of a impending new release leaked out. Then anticipation grew when the changelog of last week made the press announcing 10.2 was almost ready and should be out maybe by Tuesday. Torrents were made public yesterday and I grabbed my place in line. Excitement overwhelmed me as I booted the install disk. I was not disappointed in what I found.
Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) could be the answer to streamline African newsrooms," says Douglas Aranelles, the Head of Research and Development for the Media Development Loan Fund's Center for Advanced Media.
Perl and its supporters are known for working in whatever way suits them, but that can make for unnecessarily complex and confusing code. Here's a book, though, that dares to say \"enough\".
Both companies claimed victory, after a judge ruled this week that a former top Microsoft engineer could do work for Google. But the search giant may be the real winner.
Last night KDE developer Aaron Seigo was interviewed on the live weekly Podcast The Linux Link Tech Show. Episode 101 is now available for download.
Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are discussing cooperation between their Internet search and advertising networks, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.