Google Loses $5 Million in CourtIn a suite that pitted Google against Texas-based Bedrock Computer Technologies, Google was ordered to pay $5 million for patent infringement. The search engine giant wasn't alone, as Bedrock Computer Technologies also sued Yahoo, MySpace, Amazon, Match.com, AOL, and CME Group over the same Linux methods apparatus. Google will likely appeal the verdict in the coming months.
Early Adobe UpdateThe latest security patch for Adobe Reader and Acrobat X have arrived slightly ahead of schedule. Originally slated for release on the 25th of April (today), the updates took place on the 21st. A possible motivation for the accelerated update schedule is the appearance of a particularly nasty vulnerability (CVE-2011-0611). Since the vulnerability received a "critical" rating, Adobe users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.
Scientific Linux 4.9A new free model of Red Hat Linux is available. Scientific Linux 4.9, brainchild of the Fermlab, CERN and other university-driven development departments, has many new bug fixes and security enhancements. The new version of Scientific Linux is available here.
An interesting, quick tutorial. Thanks to Tayyab Ibrahim for the link!