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Joint Venture

I’m excited to personally announce the joint venture between SevenL Networks and MediaHostâ„¢, StartCom’s long-standing hosting department. What started as a noble gesture from SevenL, developed into a partnership for our combined hosting companies and has the potential to grow much stronger at different fields and interests where both our companies are actively involved.
SevenL […]

Securing Websites Economically

With a world-wide recession looming around the corner, budget conscious web site operators will look for ways to save resources wherever they can. Securing and serving multiple web sites from the same server always required a digital certificate and dedicated IP address [1]  for every site and domain. Needless to say this can add to […]

Spoofing SSL in Firefox 3

In just a few days the new Firefox 3 browser from the house of Mozilla will be release. Except of course if another re-build of the current release candidate has to be made, which would push the publishing of the newest browser to sometime in June. One such reason could be the ease somebody can […]

Randomly Broken Randomness

No, it’s not a news item anymore. Nevertheless, after scores of revocation requests came in at the StartCom CA because of a vulnerability in the pseudo random number generator of Debian’s OpenSSL package and dozens of news site reported this stupidity, I can’t hold myself back anymore. The developers of Debian apparently decided to fix […]

Smart Cards made easy on Linux and Firefox

The managing of smart cards on Linux has never been easy. There are various projects dedicated to providing drivers and libraries to standard interfaces like PKCS11, most notably the OpenSC project. However despite the hard work and some really good tools these projects produced, there was nothing the more casual user could use easily (and […]

Distro Selector

Having not found much time to tend to my web log these days, I shall nevertheless spend some of it, writing this post. Yeah, I was very busy with a lot of different tasks here at StartCom leaving not much room for anything else. First we had the update release of the StartCom MultiMedia Edition […]

MultiMedia Confusion

This week the StartCom MultiMedia Edition’s latest release was reported a few times in the networked media and has also caused some confusion. Distrowatch was the first site to report the availability after StartCom made the official press release public. This was soon followed by Softpedia and DesktopLinux, with a LinuxToday posting as well. Later […]

Live TV and beyond - on the local network

In many households there are more TV sets than persons living in it. In my house it’s the same with computers. Almost in any room is one - and of course because of me, this is a Linux world proper. But nobody is missing out TV either since the day I installed VideoLAN on all […]

Top Linux for Audio Production

Today I came across a new article about the Top 10 Linux Distributions for Audio Production - Linux Multimedia Stations. Luckily I found our StartCom MultiMedia Edition listed at the 8th place, even so I couldn’t figure which criteria (if at all) was applied to the ranking. Very interesting however was the commentary about our […]

The Oracle Anti Patent-Threat Conspiracy

In November 2006 Novell and Microsoft singed and announced a collaboration agreement between them, which took the Linux world by surprise. Novell is the owner and producer of SUSE Linux which it acquired in 2003.
Novell is also the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights, which was recently confirmed by a US court, which in […]