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Volume 1, Number 14 -- April 27, 2004


 
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Distros Pick Apart Forrester Linux-Windows Security Rankings
by Alex Woodie

Not surprisingly, the major Linux distributors are unhappy with Forrester Research for its conclusion that Windows is more secure than Linux. In a joint statement, Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, and SuSE (which is now owned by Novell) criticized the analyst group for treating "all vulnerabilities as equal, regardless of their risk to users." As a result, they say, less important security holes were given the same weight as bona fide high risk vulnerabilities in Forrester's assessment, pulling down Linux's security batting average compared to Windows. READ MORE >

 

Opteron Learning to Walk, Ready to Run
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The 64-bit, X86-compatible Opteron processor turned one year old last week, and Advanced Micro Devices hosted a big shindig to celebrate at the Rainbow Room in New York. I was too busy doing a hundred other things to goof off and go to the party, but I have spent some time with AMD in recent weeks to put together a picture of where the Opteron is going in the server market. AMD and its "Hammer" chips have come a long way in a year. READ MORE >


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Sun Solaris X86 Pricing Attacks Linux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There has been a lot of change lately at Sun Microsystems, and it does not look like it is going to abate anytime soon. Sun is in the midst of trying to transform itself, a Herculean task akin to what rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard have suffered through. Sun is trying to become a more aggressive software player, and Solaris (perhaps the crown jewel of the company) has been undersold. This has just changed. READ MORE >

 

As I See It: Infected
by Victor Rozek

When you turn on your PC, if you happen to have Symantec's Norton AntiVirus scanning for unwelcome code segments, it will inform you that it can recognize 66,171 unique viruses. That's as of March of this year, and the number gets bigger with each release. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that there are tens of thousands of pathetic, vindictive, cowardly, morally bankrupt, ethically vacuous, emotionally stunted individuals who chose to act out at the expense of others. But I am. READ MORE >

 
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  But Wait, There's More

AMD Joins Open Source Development Labs . . . Red Hat Says 750 Apps Certified for Enterprise Linux . . . Red Hat Is First Linux Distributor with Linux Standards Base Certification . . . Linux Upstart Lindows Files Going Public . . . Clear Technologies Invests in Linux and VERITAS Skills . . . Companies Need to Develop Long-Term Compliance Strategies, Gartner Says . . . READ MORE >




Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights. Feel free to send a letter to the editor. Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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THIS ISSUE
SPONSORED BY:

Acucorp
Pogo Linux
Open Systems
ShaoLin Microsystems
SuSE Linux


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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Distros Pick Apart Forrester Linux-Windows Security Rankings

Opteron Learning to Walk, Ready to Run

Sun Solaris X86 Pricing Attacks Linux

As I See It: Infected

But Wait, There's More







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