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Storage software vendor Veritas is porting some of its key applications to SUSE's Enterprise Server platform like its core File System, Volume Manager, and Cluster Server software by Q1. Veritas said it is currently piloting its SUSE-based products with customers in finance, banking, healthcare, government and technical computing sectors. The two companies expect Veritas software on SUSE to accelerate open source adoption in enterprise data centers. Observers remark that Veritas is stepping on Sistina's toes. ... (more)

iPad Privacy Hacked

AT&T, iPad’s sole US carrier, admitted Wednesday that hackers were able to exploit a security hole in its system and download the e-mail addresses and iPad IDs (ICC-IDs) of 114,067 iPad owners, including military folk, public figures and prominent business types. Supposedly it was nothing more than that. The hackers call themselves Goatse Security after a site showing a naked man stretching his anus with both hands to approximately the width of his hand. The vulnerability was reportedly fixed – or at least turned off – Tuesday before the breach became public knowledge. AT&T said i... (more)

Source Claims SCO Will Sue Google

A source claiming to be in the know says that the SCO Group is going to sue Google for not paying its Linux taxes. Last week SCO threatened to make an example of a big-time Linux user that hadn't paid SCO the license fees it's demanding and take it to court for copyright infringement. SCO has not disclosed the identity of its mark and SCO CEO Darl McBride claimed Tuesday that a decision on what company to target wasn't final yet. He said SCO and its lawyers were working with "a short list" of "seven or eight" names. McBride declined to say whether Google's name was on it, but ano... (more)

Latest SCO News is Plain Weird

Over 49,000 readers have enjoyed this article since Friday when it was published. Read another Maureen O'Gara story from the same day: IBM Dreams of Pushing Microsoft Off the Desktop and Stomping its Clinging Fingers SCO CEO Darl McBride, the most hated man in the computer industry, says he's reached for an analogy to describe SCO's experience since suing IBM. "This is like...," he's said to himself, groping for an elucidating comparison, only to conclude, "Nothing...Nothing compares to what's happened in the last year." What happened in the last few days proves his point. BayStar... (more)

SCO Claims Linux Lifted ELF

SCO's two latest filings with the Utah district court hearing its $5 billion suit against IBM claim that SCO's Unix Executable and Linking Format (ELF) codes are in Linux illegally. The charge was made by SCO VP of engineering Sandeep Gupta in a declaration that is currently under seal, but is quoted, albeit tersely, in the new filings. If the ELF charge stands, SCO believes it would topple the whole Linux edifice. ELF is like mortar to the operating system. Stripped out, all its applications would break. And, according to SCO spokesman Blake Stowell, it would not be something... (more)