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SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast - August 1, 2005

It’s now being called Ciscogate. After researcher Michael Lynn revealed a Cisco router vulnerability at the Black Hat conference last week, only to have his presentation removed from the conference CD, security consultant Raven Alder spoke at the follow-up DEF CON hacker convention summarizing Lynn's findings and discussing potential vulnerabilities. SpikeSource is branching out into free fully configured made-to-order stacks. Sybase’s iAnywhere division has launched Answers Anywhere, a scalable middleware platform for building application interfaces with context under... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast August 15, 2005

The Mozilla Firefox browser has now reached 80 million downloads. "Software patents are a huge potential threat to the ability of people to work together on open source," said Linus Torvalds at the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) announcement at LinuxWorld of the Patent Commons Project. Is Sun’s JXTA ready to extend the Internet? “I have seldom seen such a light-weight analysis with such poor insight.” So writes a David R. in a feedback to a recent tutorial on XML Rich Client Development and J2EE, written by Nexaweb CTO Coach Wei.   ... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast August 18, 2005

Google has will make more than 14 million new shares publicly available. At current prices, the shares would be worth about $4 billion. John Dvorak said that Google is the best in the business at what it does, and has very deep pockets that will enable the company to maintain market leadership for the forseeable future. HP is moving aggressively forward with its Linux strategy. Aduva CEO Zev Laderman says his company ported its autodependence knowledge to IBM systems, including mainframes, open power systems inclduing the i-series, p-series and blade servers, as well as Intel-base... (more)

SYS-CON i-Technology Podcast August 27, 2005

Everybody knows that Google, Yahoo, and MSN are the market leaders for search, but who else is in the top 10? Studio 8 is here, around the world. Macromedia’s Studio 8, which was formally announced on 8/8 of this year, is being rolled out in several global markets. The XQuery language is designed specifically for XML programming and data integration, and programmers are more productive using XQuery for these tasks. Apple Computer is apparently hedging its bets as it begins a long transition to using Intel microprocessors in its computers.   ... (more)