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[News] List of Proprietary Applications That Could Boost GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] List of Proprietary Applications That Could Boost GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 07:40:02 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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10 Windows applications that should be ported to Linux

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| I canât tell you how many emails, phone 
| calls, IMs, and Facebook messages Iâve gotten 
| that asked when or if an application would be 
| ported from Windows to Linux. Or how many 
| times Iâve heard someone say, âI would use 
| Linux, if X were ported to it!â So I decided 
| to put these wishes to good use and list the 
| top applications that should be ported to 
| Linux. Some could be possible. Some are not 
| (for whatever reason), which is a shame 
| because the ânot possibleâ tends to keep 
| people from adopting Linux.


How Nexuiz did not become proprietary or: "Silly names in Games" 

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| Some company will use LordHavoc's DarkPlaces 
| engine (DPE) to publish a game on some game 
| console(s). The development team includes "a 
| number of Nexuiz developers, and previous 
| Quake1 community developers". Nexuiz is a (or 
| rather "the") FOSS FPS that uses DPE.
| As far as I can tell, no assets of Nexuiz 
| will be used. On the other hand, the 
| soundtrack playing on the console-DPE-game 
| homepage sounds like a remix of a Nexuiz 
| track. I will just assume that the composer 
| agreed to this and that the same might happen 
| to other high-quality Nexuiz content and that 
| it will all be legal. Lee Vermeulen (Nexuiz' 
| lead developer) is no license-n00b after all. 
| Also, the console game will be using Nexuiz' 
| gameplay, which I assume means "game modes", 
| "movement/physics" and "weapon 
| functions/balancing".



State Of Application Security: Nearly 60 Percent Of Apps Fail First Security Test

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| Around 58 percent of the applications
| tested by application security testing
| service provider Veracode in the past
| year-and-a-half failed to achieve a
| successful rating in their first round of
| testing. "The degree of failure to meet
| acceptable standards on first submission
| is astounding -- and this is coming from
| folks who care enough to submit their
| software to our [application security
| testing] services," says Roger Oberg,
| senior vice president of marketing for
| Veracode. "The implication here is that
| more than half of all applications are
| susceptible to the kinds of
| vulnerabilities we saw at Heartland,
| Google, DoD, and others -- these were all
| application-layer attacks."
| [...]
| Despite the relatively gloomy picture of
| developers still missing the mark
| initially on security, there were some
| bright spots in the report: Open-source
| software isn't as risky as you'd think,
| and financial services organizations and
| government agencies tend to have more
| secure applications from the get-go; more
| than half of their apps passed as
| acceptable in the first submission to
| testing, according to Veracode's report.

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