Major Linux vendors, including Novell, Red Hat, the Gentoo Foundation, and MandrakeSoft, have warned of potential security holes in two Linux components. The vulnerabilities are related to LHA, a compression module, and lmlib, a library used in graphics viewing applications in Gnome. Patches are available to correct both possible entry points.
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Xandros Inc. has just announced the release of version 2.5 of the Xandros Desktop OS.
Novell Inc. Wednesday announced the availability of Mono 1.0, the open source development platform based on the .NET framework that allows software developers to build Linux and cross-platform apps.
TeamQuest is providing support for the IBM zSeries with a comprehensive SUSE LINUX solution. As more businesses rely on mainframe servers to power their transformations into on-demand enterprises, the IBM zServer provides sophisticated workload management technology. The TeamQuest technology solution further enhances the optimizing and performance functionality of the IBM zSeries for customers who rely upon the SUSE LINUX Platform.
One day after the postponement announcement of Comdex by its owners MediaLive International Inc., the new rumor in the Valley - as delegates to the annual JavaOne conference start making their final travel preparations to arrive in San Francisco to attend this year's annual event next week - is that MediaLive just lost its bid to produce JavaOne next year and going forward.
The first Linux retail computer store will have its grand opening this week, giving Linux enthusiasts an opportunity to preview and purchase the latest Linux products. Sub500.com, in Toronto, opens its doors on June 26, and features Linspire-based laptops and desktops and the latest Linspire add-on software.
Hewlett-Packard this week announced a breakthrough file sharing product that uses new Linux clustering technology to deliver up to 100 times more bandwidth than typical clusters. The new product, HP StorageWorks Scalable File Share (HP SFS), is a self-contained file server that enables bandwidth to be shared by distributing files in parallel across clusters of industry-standard server and storage components.
Novell chose this month to showcase one of the success stories it has notched up since acquiring SUSE LINUX from SuSE GmbH last year: the IT systems of McDonald's restaurants throughout Germany are now Linux-based.
"Open computing is coming of age, and every desktop user should know that there's a full-featured Windows alternative out there," said the chairman and CTO of Xandros Inc., as he announced the release of a free Linux desktop he hopes will establish itself as the whole world's alternative to Windows.
As anyone knows who has not been living in a cave, in 2003 Microsoft took its lawsuit overseas regarding MS Windows trademark infringement while the same issues were being heard in United States courts.
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