Both Red Hat and Novell introduced open source application servers that integrate well with their respective Linux distributions. The companies say that customers are asking for a more integrated software stack--and that's what IBM, Sun, Microsoft, SAP, BEA and others are offering as a way to capture more business.
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Security expert Bruce Schneier comments on last week's United Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles from Australia, where a flight attendant found an airsickness bag in a lavatory with the letters "BOB" written on it.The flight attendant decided that the letters stood for "Bomb On Board" and immediately alerted the captain, who decided the risk was serious enough to turn the plane around and land back in Sydney.