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What Are Botnets and Why Should You Care?

In the second half of last year, more than six million computers were taken over by infectious programs known as "botnets." The number represents an increase of 29 percent when compared with the first half of the year, according to security firm Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report. Unk...

There’s No System Like Linux for the Holidays

The holidays are coming, and there's no better time of year to consider buying a computer for yourself or as a gift. It is also a good time to consider a PC loaded with Linux. What's that you say? Run Linux instead of Microsoft's Windows Vista? Does anybody really do that? In a word, yes. Consumers ...

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Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco: Linux Is Mobile’s Future

Google's recent moves to create the next mobile platform by releasing its Android platform offers a strong statement about what the next mobile computing platform will look like. If Google's move is any indicator, the future mobile platform is going to be based on open source technology. Why? Becaus...

Open Source: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

When it comes time to upgrade to a new version of proprietary software -- take the Windows OS, for example -- many users are less than thrilled. Upgrades can mean an added expense for anything more extensive than a bug fix or minor feature upgrades. Even free minor version upgrades of a software pro...

Linux Goes Hollywood With New Terra Soft Film Rendering Tool

Terra Soft Solutions, the developer of Yellow Dog Linux, has teamed up with Circle-S Studios to create Y-Film, a suite of visual effects management and productivity tools coupled with DNA Research's 3Delight RenderMan compliant rendering engine and Terra Soft's Y-HPC cluster construction suite. Terr...

IT Security and the No Good, Very Bad Web App Nightmare

The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is creating new worries about network security for IT managers and program users alike. One of the biggest concerns is the lack of attention by some product developers and the users themselves to regularly scan their computer systems for holes. The rece...

Remote PC Repair, Part 2: Comparing the Possibilities

After the initial warranty period has expired on a desktop or laptop computer, consumers, SOHO users and SMBs may find themselves stranded when computer woes strike. Without costly warranty extension plans or an IT department, there is little to do but pay up. An alternative to costly local repair s...

Hitting the Open Source Road With a Linux-Powered Driverless Vehicle

In what may well be one of the most unusual computing tasks performed by the Linux operating system, Terra Soft Solutions integrated its Yellow Dog Linux distribution and the Sony PlayStation 3 to guide a specially designed driverless car competing in the qualifying rounds for the DARPA autonomous v...

HP Offers Security Services for Red Hat Linux

HP on Thursday began offering new Multi-Level Security Services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The five support services are the first of their kind offered on the Linux operating system, according to Erik Lillestolen, government program manager for Open Source and Linux Organization at HP. The com...

Remote PC Repair, Part 1: The Warranty Alternative

Consumers and small-office and home-office workers often buy their computers from online stores or discount warehouses. They often reject add-on support packages at checkout to keep the purchase price low. If the computer breaks within 60 or 90 days, the manufacturer will handle the repairs, they re...

VPNs and Small Business, Part 2: Solutions and Alternatives

Virtual Private Networks, a staple in enterprise settings, are starting to gather momentum as a way to connect remote users and branch offices securely to the networks of small and medium-sized businesses. Smaller companies are finding VPNs cheaper to operate than more costly dedicated T1 phone line...

Enterprise Web App Platform Maker UnCurls Code

Curl plans to release much of its code for the Curl Rich Internet Application platform to the open source community to enhance the development of Web 2.0 applications. The company announced Monday the first step in its open source strategy -- the creation of a common repository of open source compon...

Citrix Unwraps New Virtualization Strategy

Citrix Systems, a provider of application delivery products, unveiled on Monday its expanded virtualization technology strategy, which it said will extend its reach from data center to desktop. The company's new virtualization strategy allows it to offer an application delivery infrastructure that l...

GPL v3: Was It Worth the Effort?

The third version of the GNU General Public License version 3, released last summer, is on the slow road to acceptance. The new licensing conditions usher in numerous changes in how open source software developers regulate what users of their freely distributed programming code are legally able and ...

VPNs and Small Business, Part 1: The SMB Case

Virtual private networks are common in enterprise settings as a way to connect remote users and branch offices securely to the corporate network. VPNs extend a corporation's reach to support worldwide locations. The same usefulness is gaining the attention of small and medium-sized businesses. Small...

Free Software for the SMB

Memo to small business owners: If you are spending a fortune on software to run your business, you'll be interested to know you may be able to get almost everything you need for free. With more than 25.8 million small businesses currently in the U.S. and 671,000 new companies getting started every y...

Open Source for Business: Now More Than Ever, Part 2

The use of business-class open source applications in the workplace is on the rise. Price competition and a growing inventory of applications have keenly gained the attention of small and medium-sized businesses, open source developers say. Ultimately, there always has to be a paradigm shift to crea...

New Solo Phone Disconnects Skype From Computer

Skype hardware maker Ipevo announced on Tuesday the U.S. launch of the Solo, a desktop Skype phone that makes phone calls over the Internet without being tethered to a computer. Ipevo officials hope the stand-alone device will catch the fancy of users who shy away from computers. The always-on phone...

Making Sure Linux Doesn’t Get Lost in Translation

The worldwide open source community shares a common overall goal: better software through collaboration and peer review. It's difficult enough to achieve this task even when most of the participants share a common language. Building bridges between different parts of the world -- especially between ...

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BlueRoads CEO Shinya Akamine: Out With PRM, In With POM

Channel partner opportunity management firm BlueRoads announced on Sept. 17 a new lead referral module designed to help vendors gain strategic insight into the management of better sales channel yield. The new software module captures new referrals from a vendor's extended partner community and harn...

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