Archive for August, 2010

Purpose-built: Five specialised Linux distributions

August 6th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

We’ve all heard of Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora and Mandriva. But how about RIP, Damn Vulnerable and Zeroshell Linux? Here are five specialised Linux versions worth bookmarking. Damn Vulnerable Linux By its own admission DVL is the “most vulnerable and exploitable operating system ever”. Fortunately those weaknesses are by design rather than by accident, because Damn [...]

SA copyright laws outdated and in need of urgent overhaul, says new study

Findings of a new study show that the current copyright regimes in Africa in general, and South Africa in particular, are not promoting access to knowledge and the authors have called for an urgent revision of copyright laws. Published by UCT Press, Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright was launched on Saturday [...]