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+ - Software companies sues popular Australian forum-> 3

Submitted by Pugzly
Pugzly (441999) writes "In a recent announcement on the Whirlpool front page, it appears that accounting software maker 2clix is sueing the founder of the forums as the founder "allowed statements 'relating to the Plaintiff and its software product that are both false and malicious' to be published on the Whirlpool forums."
Hopefully sanity will prevail, but it is the legal system..."

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Security

+ - Remote Code Execution Hole Found in Snort

Submitted by Palljon1123
Palljon1123 (666) writes "A stack-based buffer overflow in the Snort IDS (intrusion detection system) could leave government and enterprise installations vulnerable to remote unauthenticated code execution attacks. The flaw, found by researchers at IBM's ISS X-Force, affects the Snort DCE/RPC preprocessor and could be used to execute code with the same privileges (usually root or SYSTEM) as the Snort binary. No user action is required."
PHP

+ - A PHP IDE from CodeGear (formerly Borland)

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An anonymous reader writes "CodeGear, the company formerly known as the Borland Developer Tools Group, announced today a new product called "Delphi for PHP." While it doesn't appear to have anything to do with the Delphi language, it does appear to be an integrated development environment that resembles the Delphi IDE, but using the PHP language and a visual web design framework called "VCL for PHP." At less than $300, if it's all they say it is, they could have something great on their hands. But what does it have to do with Delphi?"
Software

+ - Vista - Ubuntu Install Comparison

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Cokeisbomb
Cokeisbomb writes "Andrew Thomas, at the Inqurier has recently installed both Vista and the latest version of Ubuntu on his desktop and has compared the install process and initial setup. Although he has been using computers for 30+ years, his findings were different than what many of us might expect. From the article: "Well, I've only been playing with computers since 1972 and I couldn't make it work. Linux can see the Windows boxes and vice versa, but any attempt to access files is met with a login dialogue box that refuses any username and password I enter. So I've done what any normal person would do in the circumstances — give up"."

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