Bayanihan Linux participates in NSTW 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010 10:07

Filipinnovation: The Way Forward” is this year’s theme for the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Celebration. The theme focuses on the innovation of products and services designed for Filipinos. It also aimed to make the public understand the practical applications of science and technology and encourage the use of it.

 

Bayanihan Linux, a project of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), was featured in one of the exhibits. BL5 installers were given away for free, and information regarding the open source desktop solution was disseminated through brochures. Discussions with the viewers and participants were also held to inform them about project.

 

Bayanihan Linux will also be promoted in regional NSTW celebrations in Isabela, Puerto Princesa, Dumaguete and Cagayan de Oro scheduled in the upcoming months.

 

Aside from S&T fairs and exhibits, the celebration also included a business and scientific forum entitled “Engaging Industry Partners in Business Opportunities”. The forum focused on how DOST technology helped improved existing products and services by partnering with other industries and agencies. Video presentations and scientific and technical paper presentations were also held.

 

NSTW is an annual activity of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It is one of the venue for all DOST agencies to disseminate their programs and projects. This year’s celebration was held at the Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel last June 19 to 20, 2010.

 

 
Bayanihan Linux Team unveils newest revision, Bayanihan Linux 5 Revision 3
Friday, 07 May 2010 13:42

The Bayanihan Linux Team is pleased to announce that Bayanihan Linux 5 “Kalumbata” Revision 3 is now available. Kalumbata Revision 3 now includes Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3, the latest version of the web browser. Also an upgraded feature is the configuration of wireless 3G devices (i.e. Globe Tattoo, SmartBro, Sun Broadband, etc.) which enables users to easily connect to the internet according to its preference.

 

The Kalumbata Revision 3 may be downloaded here for free.  ISOs for 486 and 686 versions of processors and live CD are also available for download.

 

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64-bit Ba Kamo?
Monday, 02 November 2009 11:47

The Bayanihan Team announces the availability of the 64-bit version of the Bayanihan 5 Desktop.  The 64-bit version download is a 1.6GB DVD ISO image, packed with more software packages than its 32-bit sibling.  Aside from the usual office suite and internet applications, the list of includes various graphics, music, and other multimedia applications, games, software development tools, and other cool stuffs.  Note that this is a BETA-quality software and is intended for testing purposes only.

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Critical Vulnerabilty in FireFox 3.5
Thursday, 16 July 2009 14:05

A critical vulnerability notice has been posted by Mozilla regarding FireFox 3.5.

Users of Bayanihan5 (Kalumbata) who have updated their FireFox to this version need to modify their configuration to temporarily close this vulnerability while Mozilla works on a fix.

The vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker who tricks a victim into viewing a malicious Web page containing the exploit code. The vulnerability can be mitigated by disabling the JIT in the JavaScript engine. To do so:

  1. Enter about:config in the browser’s location bar.
  2. Type jit in the Filter box at the top of the config editor.
  3. Double-click the line containing javascript.options.jit.content setting the value to false.

Once users have received the security update containing the fix for this issue, they should restore the JIT setting to true by:

  1. Enter about:config in the browser’s location bar.
  2. Type jit in the Filter box at the top of the config editor.
  3. Double-click the line containing javascript.options.jit.content setting the value to true.

More information can be found at http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2009/07/14/critical-javascript-vulnerability-in-firefox-35/

 

Safe FOSSing! -- Rage

 
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