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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 ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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...

Open Source for Business: Now More Than Ever, Part 1

Business-targeted open source software has made great strides recently, from CRM systems to business intelligence to server software. Open source software resides at all levels of the business software stack, from servers to middleware to the front end. It powers Web services, databases and mobile d...

Web 2.0 Is Security Soft Spot for Enterprises, Report Says

While many sectors of the business community are accepting Web 2.0 usage with open arms, enterprise IT departments are not prepared to deal with the consequences posed by related threats, according to recent research. IT professionals also largely lack risk awareness, user training and consistent po...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SpiralFrog CIO Jim Campbell: No Need for Piracy

SpiralFrog.com, a free music download site that launched on Sept. 17, allows registered users to download more than 800,000 songs and videos. As long as downloaders keep renewing their free monthly site registration, they can continue to play the song and video files on their PC. Users can also copy...

Media Player Exploits: New Vectors, New Threats

Two separate exploits involving the Apple QuickTime and the Microsoft Windows Media players could continue to plague computer users regardless of which Web browser is installed as the default on a computer system. So far, the only browser developer to announce a patch for this vulnerability is Mozil...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

FireEye CEO Ashar Aziz: Battling the Zombie Hordes

Computer security company FireEye announced on Monday a new strategy for fighting the worsening threat to consumers and businesses posed by botnets. The company announced its new Botwall appliance, linked to a worldwide intelligence network coupled to local botnet analysis designed to thwart attacks...

Great Linux Sites for Developers

What's a poor, lonely Linux developer to do? Where are all the good support sites? How am I going to fix that troublesome bug? These are questions that even novice code writers no longer have to ask. The classic view of a lonely, isolated programmer writing code for some obscure open source project ...

Online Billing, Part 2: Problems and Possibilities

While bill payers and many businesses have been slow to adopt cyber billing, consumers are much more accepting of paying their monthly bills electronically. Still, consumers often face a struggle with merchants who don't make e-payments a priority or the process of paying online easy to set up. Acce...

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