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Ken Xie of Fortinet on Fighting Content Threats

From the Sasser worms to phishing attacks, the Internet has been crawling with malware this year. Fortunately, there are people like Ken Xie who are ready to fight the good fight ...

Microsoft Files More Lawsuits over Spam

Microsoft announced today that it has filed nine new lawsuits against alleged spammers, including a Web-hosting company that offered services specifically for people who send unsolicited e-mail ...

French Firms Aim To Beef Up Linux Security

A consortium of French Linux firms are poised to work on developing a highly secure Linux operating system for business, defense and government use ...

SpamAssassin Switches to Apache License

Open-source spam killer SpamAssassin 3.0 has been released, and while the new version has more features than its predecessors, it is in the licensing where it deviates the most from past versions ...

Copyright Fight Breaks Out Over Mambo

For those who think the SCO Group v. IBM lawsuit has gotten too ugly to watch, there is a fresh fight in the open-source arena over the ownership of Mambo ...

JBoss Joins Eclipse, Releases Application Server 4.0

Open-source firm JBoss made two high-profile announcements today, unveiling the release of Application Server 4.0 and detailing an alliance with the Eclipse Foundation ...

Microsoft’s Linux Strategist Speaks Out

To be a Linux strategist at Microsoft seems a contradiction, even an oxymoron. It is like being a vegetarian butcher shop owner, or a pacifist Army general. Yet Martin Taylor, with the official title of general manager of platform strategy, must fill just such a role ...

Microsoft Reserves Right To Sue OpenOffice Users

Microsoft's settlement with Sun Microsystems has sparked attention in the open-source community, since it contains a provision giving Microsoft the right to sue developers and users of OpenOffice.org ...

Mozilla’s Firefox, the Next Big Browser?

Although Internet Explorer still dominates the browser market, there are some rumblings of change being heard, especially as browsers like Mozilla and Opera find more widespread use ...

IBM Introduces New Entry-Level Linux Servers

IBM unveiled a new line of Linux servers Monday, noting that it will specifically target entry-level users with competitive pricing. The company will be competing with entry-level Unix and Linux platforms developed by Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard ...

Can Open Source Take Over the World?

With the recent education efforts on Software Freedom Day and aggressive moves by IBM and Novell, it seems that open-source advocates have much to cheer about ...

IBM Upgrades ‘Stinger’ Database for Linux, Unix

IBM announced Wednesday that it is rolling out a new version of its database software for Linux and Unix customers. The DB2 Universal Database version 8.2, code-named Stinger, is designed to streamline administrative tasks and will be available September 17 ...

Sybase Offers Database to Linux Community

Enterprise infrastructure and wireless software provider Sybase announced on Wednesday that it will be offering the first free deployment version of Sybase ASE Express Edition for Linux, an enterprise-class Linux database ...

Debian Joins Apache in Rejecting Sender ID

Following the lead of the Apache Software Foundation, the Debian Linux group has announced it will not deploy the Sender ID antispam standard due to licensing concerns ...

Apache Rejects Microsoft’s Sender ID Standard

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), creator of the open-source Apache Web server, noted that it will not support the proposed antispam standard, called Sender ID, because Microsoft's licensing terms are antithetical to the spirit of open source ...

IBM Issues Recall for 553,000 ThinkPad AC Power Adapters

IBM announced Thursday that it will recall 553,000 ThinkPad AC power adapters after receiving reports that some units overheated, causing melted adapter housings and charred circuit boards ...

Microsoft’s Ballmer Addresses Linux, Security

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer provided the keynote speech for the Massachusetts Software Council's (MSC) annual fall membership meeting Wednesday, and used the forum to discuss how the company views Linux, as well as to address Longhorn delays and security concerns ...

SCO Reports Loss for Third Quarter

The SCO group reported a net loss Tuesday in its fiscal third quarter, with a significant revenue drop from the comparable quarter of the same period last year. The company noted that its Q3 revenue in 2003 was approximately US$20 million, compared with $11.2 million this year ...

Novell Sharpens Focus on Linux

Novell announced Monday that it is consolidating some of its business units in order to concentrate more fully on Linux and identity management ...

OpenOffice Set for Larger African Effort

As part of Software Freedom Day, set for August 28, OpenOffice will be translated into three African languages for the first time. After Saturday, the open-source desktop suite will be available to speakers of the South African languages of Zulu, Sepedi and Afrikaans ...

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