Fedora Core 6 Test3 Released

The Fedora Project announces the third and final test release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Be aware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for the technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid.

Massive desktop Linux migration kept quiet

Why has the country's biggest known desktop Linux implementation gone relatively unpublicised for so long?

This week I wrote about Kennards Hire's project to migrate its whole IT infrastructure to Linux. The project should be a milestone reference point for vendors like Novell and Sun who keep telling us Linux is ready for the desktop, despite a dearth of local customers.

Wine 0.9.21 Released

This is release 0.9.21 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. Read more for what's new in this release and download options.

Mozilla hacker responds to "611 Defects, 71 Vulnerabilities in Firefox"

A few days ago Slashdot trumpeted the headline "611 Defects, 71 Vulnerabilities Found In Firefox", based on a post by Adam Harrison who had applied his company's static code analysis tool to the Firefox code. That's not an unfair summary since Harrison's post says "The analysis resulted in 655 defects and 71 potential security vulnerabilities."

Microsoft gives go-ahead to open-source Web services

Microsoft is pledging not to assert its patents pertaining to nearly three dozen Web services specifications--a move designed to ease concerns among developers by creating a legal environment more friendly to open-source software.

Linux: the new OS celebrity

The mobile industry is a lot like Hollywood. Celebrities hop in and out of the fame limelight at startling speeds; just like various technologies in wireless. Right now, WiMAX is the darling of mobile infrastructure, and who in short-range wireless doesn’t get giddy at the mare mention of ultra-wide band? At last week’s Mobile Application Platforms and OS (MAPOS) conference in London, hosted by Informa Telecoms & Media, there was no doubt who the current darling of handset software is: Linux.

New Senior Vice President to lead Xandros' global sales campaign

With solid experience in sales and sales management at Sterling Software, Oracle, and most recently as Senior VP of Worldwide Sales for Kintera, Inc., a leading provider of online fund raising solutions to nonprofit organizations, Jeff brings to Xandros a wealth of experience in SMB, channel, enterprise, and application service provider sales activities.

Beta Version Of Tresys Brickwall Enterprise For Linux Released

Tresys Technology released a beta version of its Tresys Brickwall Enterprise Client for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). This is the second offering in the Tresys BrickwallTM Security Suite of software that makes using and managing the power of SELinux easier. The Tresys Brickwall software allows administrators to configure fine-grained network access control for individual applications without having special knowledge of SELinux.