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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-10       Article Source : InternetWeek

The Mountain View, Calif., search-engine giant is providing its ad publishers with a set of buttons that Web site visitors can use to download Firefox with the Google Toolbar, which is a browser add-in that takes a user directly to Google services, Mozilla said this week. Site operators using the buttons will be paid $1 each time someone installs the browser and toolbar.
 
The buttons are part of a new feature Google has introduced in its AdSense program, which shares

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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-10       Article Source : NewsFactor

Today, CIOs are more comfortable with creating heterogeneous environments that include open source and Linux, according to several high-level speakers at a recent conference.
 
At a panel discussion held at the Open Source Business Conference, CIOs talked about their use of Linux and discussed areas that could be improved in the future.

Executives from companies like Priceline.com, CitiStreet, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. spoke about how they had brought Linux deeper into their enterprises, but did not use open

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-10       Article Source : NewsFactor

A new worm that attacks Linux systems and exploits several vulnerabilities in the operating system has been reported, and security firms are urging caution among users.
 
The worm has been dubbed "Lupper" by antivirus firm McAfee and "Plupii" by Symantec. Threat levels range from low to medium risk among security companies, mainly because the worm has not been distributed widely.

Although its threat rating is low, the worm is being watched for its potential to hurt Linux systems. It

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Posted by iTech on 2005-11-09       Article Source : eWeek

Over the last few days, a new worm, Linux.Plupii, which attacks Linux systems via Web-server related services, has made its appearance.
 
This worm, also known as Linux/Lupper.worm or luppi, is a blended threat. It attempts to use three different Web-service security holes in its attempts to infect Linux-based systems that are running the vulnerable services.

The three vulnerabilities it attacks through are the XML-RPC for PHP Remote Code Injection vulnerability; the AWStats Rawlog Plugin Logfile Parameter Input Validation

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Posted by iTech on 2005-11-07       Article Source : IDG NEWS SERVICE

The Mozilla Foundation has released a test preview of the next version of the Firefox browser, showing off the upcoming release's improved pop-up blocking, enhanced navigation and added support for Web standards.
 
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1 is available now from the Mozilla Foundation so that testers can make any last-minute fixes before the final code is released.

The foundation also warns in a statement on its site that the release is for testing purposes only without

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-06       Article Source : InfoWorld

Sun Microsystems, in a move to improve interoperability between Java and Microsoft's .Net platform, plans to develop and distribute open source versions of several industry-wide Web services specifications. The company is planning implementations of WS-* specifications in messaging, metadata, security, and quality of service.
 
"What we're announcing is sort of a continued commitment to interoperability, especially with technology from Microsoft," said Ashesh Badani, group marketing manager for SOA at Sun.

The specifications include:

* WS-Addressing
* MTOM

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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-05   

WALTHAM, Mass. - Business software maker Novell Inc. will cut about 600 positions, or more than 10 percent of its work force, by January as part of its restructuring efforts to concentrate on core strategic areas such as the Linux and open-source markets.
 
As the company puts more focus on its core businesses, Novell's board authorized management and its financial adviser to explore strategic options for Celerant, Novell's consulting unit. The company has previously said that it intends to separate

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-04       Article Source : IDG NEWS SERVICE

Nokia has announced the release of its open-source mobile Web browser and has launched a new portal to share information about its open-source activities.

In June, Nokia announced that it was developing an open-source browser for phones that use its S60 smart-phone software platform. The browser, now available to licensees of S60 Third Edition, relies on the WebCore and JavaScriptCore components of Apple's Safari Web kit. Safari, Apple's browser, uses KHTML and KDE's JavaScript Engine, developed as part of KDE's Konquerer open-source

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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-04       Article Source : NewsFactor

In outlining its plans for the near term, open-source specialist Red Hat said it will focus on integrating virtualization technology and support for "stateless" Linux in forthcoming versions of its enterprise product.
 
Set for debut in late 2006, the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will feature server virtualization capability, based on the Xen virtualization engine, to tailor the core operating-system platform for virtualized environments.

The result, the company said, is that customers will be able to

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Posted by iMark on 2005-11-03       Article Source : NewsFactor

Google has fired another salvo across Microsoft's bow with the revelation that it has begun working with the OpenOffice group to help improve the software suite.
 
According to Chris DiBona, manager for open-source programs at Google, the current version of OpenOffice suffers from a few fairly large problems, such as a large memory requirement and a large download size.

Google plans to hire additional programmers to help the OpenOffice team with these and other issues.

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Posted by iTech on 2005-11-02       Article Source : IDG NEWS SERVICE

Hewlett-Packard is expected on Tuesday to unveil its first blade server based on an Intel Itanium 2 processor, allowing customers to run HP-UX on one of the company's blade servers for the first time.
 
The dual-processor BL60p had been expected to arrive in 2005, but it will not start shipping until early next year. It is available for order right now at a starting price of $5695. Detailed specifications were not immediately available.

Blade Approach

Blades

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Posted by iNext on 2005-11-02       Article Source : IDG NEWS SERVICE

Oracle plans to release a free version of its database by the end of the year in a move to compete more effectively at the low end of the market.
 
Oracle released a beta version of the product, called Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, on Friday for 32-bit Windows and Linux systems. The software can be downloaded free for development and limited production use. It can also be distributed free with third-party products from software vendors, Oracle said.
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Posted by iNext on 2005-11-02       Article Source : TechWeb News

The Shelron Group Inc., owners of the comparison-shopping site ActiveShopper.com, released on Monday a Firefox plug-in that lets users search the Web site for bargains directly from the open-source browser.
 
The Shelron Group recently made changes to the Web site to make it fully compliant with Firefox, which is made and marketed by the Mozilla Corp. The latter organization recently announced that it had exceeded 100 million downloads of the browser.

The plug-in is the Shelron Group's first tool

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Posted by inet on 2005-11-02       Article Source : IDG NEWS SERVICE

IBM and eight other storage vendors are teaming up to form an open-source organization initially called Aperi, Big Blue announced Tuesday. The companies intend to work together to develop common storage software to manage different vendors' systems, making it easier for users dealing with disparate storage systems. The software will be made available free of charge.
 
The Aperi name comes from the Latin word meaning "to open." The vendors will contribute code to the Aperi effort, with IBM making the

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Posted by iMark on 2005-10-31       Article Source : InformationWeek

Novell is expected to layoff as much as 20 percent of its workforce as part of a massive cost cutting measure to placate Wall Street.
 
Sources familiar with the company's plans said roughly half of the cuts -- 10 percent -- will come from Novell's operations in Provo, Utah and Waltham, Mass. The other 10 percent will impact Novell's European division, including SUSE Linux operations in Nuremberg, Germany. Novell's North American sales force will not be affected.

"The cuts

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