Archive for August, 2010

Two month breathing space for Indian BlackBerry users

Dienstag, August 31st, 2010

The bone of contention is the Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES) communication service for businesses. The Indian government is demanding complete access to the service, RIM is maintaining that it cannot provide this on principle. RIM has now made proposals which are to be implemented and examined
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CEDET 1.0 adds IDE features to Emacs

Dienstag, August 31st, 2010

CEDET brings project management, code completion, reference analysis, code generation and more to the Emacs editor
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CyanogenMod 6.0 brings Android 2.2 to older devices

Dienstag, August 31st, 2010

The CyanogenMod project has published version 6.0 of its modified Android 2.2 based firmware, a free, community-built custom ROM that supports a number of older Android phones – many of which only officially support version 1.6 of Google’s mobile operating system
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Chromium gets GPU acceleration

Montag, August 30th, 2010

Google developers have announced that Chromium, the open source browser on which the company builds the Chrome browser, is getting a GPU graphics overhaul
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Google cancels JavaOne participation

Montag, August 30th, 2010

Google has announced that it will not be attending Oracle organised JavaOne conference because of the Oracle’s lawsuit which claims Google has infringed Java patents
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ZFS as a Linux kernel module

Montag, August 30th, 2010

Phoronix reports that Indian vendor Knowledge Quest Infotech is working on a native ZFS port to Linux
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The H Week – OpenSolaris Governance Board resigns, DLL hijacking spreads

Sonntag, August 29th, 2010

In the past week – the OpenSolaris Governance Board resigned, more Windows applications were found to be vulnerable to DLL hijacking, Ubuntu got a technical architect, Fedora 14 alpha arrived and Zurich Insurance was fined £2.28m for losing its customers‘ private data
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Red Hat: New cloud strategy

Samstag, August 28th, 2010

The vendor plans to extend its Cloud Foundations, which were introduced in June; a virtual machine with JBoss is to be the Platform-as-a-Service on which developers can base their applications
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Attackers exploit DLL vulnerability in Office and other applications

Samstag, August 28th, 2010

According to one report, attackers are already actively exploiting an error in the way libraries are loaded in many different applications.
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VLC Media Player 1.1.4 fixes Windows DLL vulnerability

Samstag, August 28th, 2010

The VideoLAN Project developers have issued version 1.1.4 of their VLC Media Player, a maintenance and security update that addresses a DLL loading design vulnerability on Windows systems that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code
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