Judge Rules: SCO Does Not Own Unix

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The SCO Group, notorious for its legal campagin against Linux users and developers, was dealt a devastating blow last week. A federal judge ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns the copyrights to Unix, effectively cutting...

Longhorn following Unix on security?

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Microsoft's delayed Longhorn operating system appears to be taking a page from the Unix management book by curbing user's administration rights. Mike Nash, Microsoft's security business and technology unit corporate vice president, has said Longhorn...

UNIX Authors Rush to Patch Telnet Flaw

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Several high-profile distributors of the BSD version of the Telnet protocol have rolled out patches for a critical bug that could cause system-hijack attacks. The bug, which was reported by iDefense Inc., is a remotely...

IBM Says It Swamps Rivals in Key UNIX Computer Test

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IBM said on Thursday its workhorse commercial computers have smashed the industry's most demanding tests, which analysts said creates a performance gap that could put further pressure on Hewlett-Packard or Sun Microsystems to recalibrate their...

Mac OS X, BSD Unix top security survey

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London-based mi2g Intelligence Unit on Tuesday released a report that says Mac OS X and Berkeley Standard Distribution (BSD) Unix are the "world's safest and most secure 24/7 online computing environments." Linux operating systems offer...

Unix to beef up Longhorn

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Last year rumors surfaced that Microsoft was considering including its Services for Unix (SFU) into Longhorn. Today vnunet is reporting that Microsoft is indeed going to include SFU into its next generation OS. Exactly...

Software maker unites Windows, Unix

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And the Unix system will lay down with the Windows system, and lo, there shall be peace among the vendors. IT folks are hoping for major interoperability improvements between leading server systems as...

Sun expands Unix deal with SCO

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A previously secret licensee of SCO Group's Unix intellectual property has revealed its identity: Unix leader Sun Microsystems. SCO's Unix licensing plan got a major boost of publicity in May when Microsoft announced...

SCO Unix licence irrevocable, says IBM

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IBM has told vnunet.com that SCO cannot carry out its threat to revoke its Unix licence on 13 June. Last week SCO vice president Chris Sontag said that SCO would enforce its threat to...

Microsoft to license Unix code

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Microsoft is acquiring the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move that could impact the battle between Windows and Linux in the market for computer operating systems. According to a statement...

IBM denies charges of Unix theft

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IBM has denied SCO Group's allegations that it misappropriated Unix trade secrets, but Big Blue isn't giving hints about what its eventual strategy will be for battling the lawsuit. In an 18-page filing...

HP Readies 20% Unix Server Price Cuts

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Hewlett-Packard this week cut the price of some of its Unix servers by up to 20% in an effort to grab market share from IBM and Sun Microsystems. The price cuts apply to the...

HP chops Unix server prices

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Hewlett-Packard has cut prices for its midrange Unix servers by about 20 percent, in an attempt to thwart renewed competition from rivals Sun Microsystems and IBM. The price cuts, which HP intends...

Hackers tool up for Unix attack

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Users warned over ToolTalk vulnerability. Security watchers have warned of a major vulnerability affecting multiple flavours of the Unix operating system. Yesterday security firm Entercept, in conjunction with Cert, released details of...

High-profile anti-Unix site runs Unix

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A Web site sponsored by Microsoft and Unisys as a way to steer big companies away from the Unix operating system is itself powered by Unix software. The site, dubbed "We have the way...

Back Orifice for Unix flaw emerges from obscurity

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A vulnerability involving an obscure UDP protocol might permits crackers to obtain remote control of Unix workstations, security experts have warned. Security firm ProCheckUp has issued an advisory warning that anonymous XDMCP...

IBM fills hole in Unix server line

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IBM has released a new low-end Unix server, addressing the weakest part of the company's Unix server line. The p610, a two-processor system code-named Colt, has a starting price of $7,495, said Val Rahmani, the...

New Unix worm could be the next Code Red

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X.C is continuing the trend for worms that look for unpatched systems rather than clueless individuals A new Internet worm designed to attack a common flaw in Unix systems has been confirmed...

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