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Veracode has found that 58 percent of software applications possess vulnerabilities similar to those exploited in the recent cyber attacks on Google and the U.S. Department of Defense. The "State of Software Security" report that has taken into consideration 1,600 internally developed, open source, outsourced, and commercial applications is based on multiple testing methodologies on the full spectrum of application types (components, shared libraries, web and non-web applications) and programming. After examining billions of lines of code submitted to Veracode for independent verification of software security, the study dispels the popular belief that Open source software is riskier to enterprises. It found that though both open source and proprietary software contain the same level of security vulnerabilities, Open source takes less time to remedy the issues. Com... (more)

Mozilla Thunderbird Connector for Open-Xchange Now Available

Open-Xchange, which provides business-class open source collaboration software, has introduced a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The "Community OXtender for Thunderbird" software connector gives users full access to appointments and contacts stored in the Open-Xchange Server and enables them to use Thunderbird as a rich PIM (Personal Information Management) client to access data online and offline. The software packages and documentation are available at www.open-xchange.com/oxpedia#Thunderbird... (more)

Microsoft Passes Geeknet Open Source Test with Flying Colors

Open Source on Ulitzer Geeknet network, which includes SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Ohloh, and Freshmeat, has conducted a study initiated by Microsoft and found that at the end of 2009, over 82% of open source software was compatible with Windows Operating System. The results are a significant improvement from 2005 when only 72% of Open source software worked on Microsoft’s proprietary OS . In fact 23 out of the top 25 all-time-most downloaded projects on SourceForge also ran on Windows and 14 of them work exclusively on Windows. It’s not surprising that Microsoft is pattin... (more)

GroundWork Open Source Announces New $59 Linux Virtual Appliance

Open source network management software, GroundWork Open Source, Inc. launched the latest version of its Enterprise Quickstart as a SUSE-powered virtual appliance. Targeted at small environments, with a price of $59, the new appliance combines GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Quickstart with a fully supported version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 from Novell. Enterprise Quickstart is built as part of the SUSE Appliance Program and offers: • A fully-supported and licensed version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 • The benefits and assurances of enterprise class Linux in a convenient virtua... (more)

Energy Management in Data Centers

Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers across the United States accounted for 1.5 percent of total US electricity demand in 2006 — equivalent to the annual electric consumption of the state of Florida — and have become one of the fastest growing users of energy. While the power consumed at these individual data centers may be small, the consumption in totality at EPA and other large organizations is significantly enormous. Even as much is written about greening data centers and as non-profit organizations like the Green ... (more)