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Nokia Releases Linux Handset 484

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the where's-my-root-prompt dept.
galaxy writes "Nokia releases their first Linux mobile handset, the N900 The handset is based on the latest release of Maemo, the Nokia mobile Linux platform, and includes e.g. GSM and 3G access (with HSPA, giving datarates of up to 10Mbps downlink and 2Mbps uplink on suitable networks), WLAN, Bluetooth, camera, assisted GPS and, most importantly, a touchscreen complemented by a hardware QWERTY under a slider. The beast is powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 processor at 600 MHz, has PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support, 32GB internal memory etc."
Security

+ - Secure Software Institute going to test coders.

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UnderAttack
UnderAttack writes "The SANS Secure Software Institute went public today with a couple of free sample tests. The goal of the institute will be to offer assessment tests for developers. Right now, most certifications like ISO9001 and such focus on process vs. skill. The SANS SSI tests on the other hand are highly technical, focus on secure coding skills, and will be offered for various languages.

Given all the focus on security these days, tests like this may soon be required for y'all. SANS, the company behind SANS-SSI, offers vendor neutral testing. I am sure we will soon see more software developer training from them."

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