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Embedded Linux Hits the Links

Author: JT Smith

Embedded Linux running on a StrongArm processor will be used to power a new generation of golf course management equipment, according to this press release on Linuxpr.com

HP expands Linux plans

Author: JT Smith

HP is expanding is Linux plans, as reported by CNET. These changes included ensuring they use supported devices in their computers, helping Linuxcare product a PA-RISC port of the Linux kernel, and porting HP services software (such as OpenMail) to Linux.

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  • Linux

BSD group to meet at Linux World San Jose

Author: JT Smith

The BSD Birds Of a Feather announced the group will meet during Linux World Aug. 16. (As posted to BSDi announce mailing list.) Representatives from FreeBSD, BSD/OS, and the Darwin group will attend, and it is hoped that individuals from NetBSD and OpenBSD will also be there.

English Linux group disputes Sophos virus threat

Author: JT Smith

From
The Register
: “Anti-virus software developer Sophos has been accused of spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt over the safety of Linux systems by UK pro-open source organisation NetProject.”

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  • Linux

Site appeals to cell-phone haters

Author: JT Smith

Do you sometimes want to smash the cell phone of the guy who just cut you off on the freeway? From phonebashing.com: “It was not by chance that we came to be doing what we are now doing. We have been looking for a fiendish project to get our teeth in to for the past six months. A friend who works for a lighting company, that shall remain nameless,informed us that he was working on a video shoot for an anti mobile phone song. He also let us know that the main characters in the video would be wearing man-size mobile phone suits. After an evening of heavy drinking a plan was hatched and all concerned decided that this was a cause worth fighting for.”

Category:

  • Management

Home-Made Airplane Lands on Truck

Author: JT Smith

A home-made propeller plane made an emergency landing on a truck in Oregon, Friday.

Category:

  • Management

‘Pirate’ instant messenger piggybacks on AOL’s AIM

Author: JT Smith

A program called Aimster allows AIM users to search for files on AOL, the Microsoft Network, and Gnutella, Salon.com reports.

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  • Linux

EPA Web site ‘riddled with security weaknesses’

Author: JT Smith

A CNET story: “Despite efforts to shore up computer security, the Environmental Protection Agency is still an open target for hackers, according to congressional investigators.

“A report released today by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, found that the agency’s system continues to be ‘riddled with security weaknesses’ that could allow hackers to tamper with data, view sensitive information or attack other agencies using the EPA system.”

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  • Linux

National security conference Oct. 16 to 19 in Baltimore

Author: JT Smith

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Computer Security Center announce the 23rd National Information Systems Security Conference Oct. 16 to 19 at the Baltimore (Md.) Convention Center. Conference overview: “… The National Information Systems Security Conference brings together information security and technology professionals from industry, academia, and government; provokes debate, dialogue, and action on major information security issues for today and tomorrow …”

How many corporate Linux users are there?

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet reports: “If you believe Oracle Corp., the self-proclaimed king of the enterprise Linux realm, Linux is already well entrenched in corporate America. But other Linux backers, such as IBM Corp. and VA Linux Systems Inc., are more conservative in their claims as to where Linux is installed today — and by whom — and where it might be installed tomorrow.”

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  • Linux