Open Source Java License Sure to Disappoint

Sun has not yet disclosed under which license it will release the Java code. The company said at the LinuxWorld conference last month that it will release Java under one of the 58 licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative and that the first code will arrive by October.

Johnny Cache breaks silence on Apple Wi-Fi exploit

Jon Ellch -- aka Johnny Cache -- was one of the presenters of the now infamous "faux disclosure" at Black Hat and DEFCON last month. Ellch and co-presenter Dave Maynor have gone silent since then, fueling speculation that the entire presentation may have been a hoax. Ellch finally broke the silence in an email to the Daily Dave security mailing list over the weekend, and one thing is clear: he is chafing under the cone of silence which has been placed over the two of them.

5 easy steps to secure your database: MySQL on encrypted filesystem

Storing sensitive data on encrypted filesystem is very good practice. This way no one can access data of stolen computer - data is unaccessible after reboot. After booting the machine, secret passphrase must be entered before the data can be accessed.

Here are steps that I have taken to encrypt MySQL database under Debian/GNU Linux (testing/unstable).

South Korea to construct Open Source National Digital Map DB

South Korean government made worldwide commotion when they brought in world's largest scale Linux servers to construct its National Education Information System (NEIS) previously; now, it is making another headliner with another open source based system project.

Open-source routers hit limitations

Firms hoping to reduce network costs by deploying open-source routers may be disappointed since experts say such systems are hard to configure and lack the processing power required to handle large volumes of traffic.

Norwegian city puts Linux plan on hold

Two years ago the City of Bergen in Norway caught the attention of the IT world when it decided to go for a fully-fledged Linux strategy, with plans to install Suse Linux on all of the client PCs the city provides for. Fifteen thousand civil servants and 36,000 teachers and students were to switch from Microsoft Windows to open-source software.

Linux wins over new fans

Linux is shedding its hard-core techie image in a bid to woo ordinary human beings seeking an easy-to-use operating system that can be downloaded for free.

While it is hard to estimate how many everyday users have defected from Windows or Apple software to join the open-source movement, Ubuntu (pronounced oo-boon-too) has emerged as one of the Linux desktop packages of choice for those looking for a basic desktop alternative.

FreeDOS 1.0 Released

FreeDOS is ideal for anyone who wants to bundle a version of DOS without having to pay a royalty for use of DOS. FreeDOS will also work on old hardware, in DOS emulators, and in embedded systems. FreeDOS is also an invaluable resource for people who would like to develop their own operating system. While there are many free operating systems out there, no other free DOS-compatible operating system exists.