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CLI for noobies: shell programming

  • Linux.com (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2004 5:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Shell programming? I can hear it now. "Barr, you're a lunatic! This time you've gone too far! Noobies will never, ever, under any circumstances, grok shell programming!" I don't blame them for feeling that way. I was a doubter myself until I saw it ...

What Linux can learn from Windows

from its Protect Your PC campaign to the coming service pack, Microsoft appears to have "got religion" about the subject [of security]. If Linux is to appeal to the general public, security must get easier.

The People Behind KDE: Eric Laffoon

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2004 3:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Laffoon. We all know Eric Laffoon as Quanta+' Team Leader. In this interview we get to see a glimpse of the more private site of Eric. He's a multitasker, gets excited by catnip, describes himself as a 'wild and crazy guy', is best known for his good cigars and still looks good in spandex ;-)

Portlock Joins USENIX

"This agreement with USENIX, along with our recent OSDL announcement, is a key part of Portlock's continuing strategy to be the industry leader in Storage Management on the Linux platform..."

Alternative Web browsers include valuable bonuses

  • The Lafayette Daily Advertiser (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2004 3:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Here’s a brief look at alternatives to Internet Explorer...

Vuescan Now Free for Personal and Educational use on Linux

  • Emediawire (press release) (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2004 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
VueScan now free for Personal and Educational use on Linux. VueScan allows you to scan color snapshots, negatives, slides and documents of the meeting.

OpenOffice Off-the-Wall: Bullet Proof Templates

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2004 3:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new bi-monthly column focusing on how to use OpenOffice.org efficiently and effectively.

Build a Life Science ID on Linux using Java

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 15, 2004 3:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The amount of biological data being created today is mind-boggling. This article takes you through a step-by-step approach to building a Java®-based Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) authority from scratch. It demonstrates how to build this on a minimal data set and on data downloaded from the protein sequence database Swiss-Prot, all on the Linux platform.

LXer Weekly Security Roundup - Mar 8, 2004 to Mar 15, 2004

There were 16 security alerts issued last week:
  • 7 from Debian
  • 4 from Mandrake
  • 2 from OpenPKG
  • 3 from Red Hat

The Joy of Turck MMCache

  • SitePoint (Posted by dave on Mar 14, 2004 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
As it says on the cover, Turck MMCache is a free open source PHP accelerator, optimizer, encoder and dynamic content cache for PHP. [Editor's note: We're using Turck MMCache on the LXer server! It's great!]

Debating Open Source

Jason Matusow, who heads Microsoft Corp.'s Shared Source Program, discussed with eWEEK Senior Editor Peter Galli the recent source code leak, what it means for security and whether Microsoft plans any changes to the program.

Help us make the Debian CDs even better

So this is an request to all of you out there, to install the popularity-contest package, say yes to participate, and give us more info on which packages are in use in Debian.

EU to Recommend Against Microsoft

Microsoft has broken European Union antitrust law and must face sanctions, according to a draft decision expected to win endorsement on Monday from an advisory committee of the 15 EU states.

Boundless Releases ADDS 5000 Series of Linux Network Clients

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Mar 13, 2004 7:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Boundless Corporation announced the first in a new series of Linux "Network Clients." The product offers enterprise-wide compatibility and additional functionality for many of Boundless' current customers.

Personal Backups using rdiff-backup

  • Lateral Opinion (Posted by ralsina on Mar 13, 2004 1:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Want to make backups of your personal data? This article shows a simple way to do just that, using rdiff-backup. Rdiff-backup is a very space-efficient backup mechanism, because it stores only a full backup and uses deltas for older versions, instead of keeping whole files.

LPI puts out a call for contributors

  • Kara Pritchard (Posted by dave on Mar 13, 2004 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LPI
[ Editor's note: LPI is a successful Linux certification organization because their roots are deep in this community. They were founded by members of the community, and their exams have always been developed in the open. This afternoon they put out a request for assistance in developing some upcoming exams. This is your chance take a part in creating the LPI certifications. ]

Being open.

In less than a week Red Hat will be on our way to Tokyo to kick off the Red Hat World Tour -- 2004. On the surface, it seems like the sort of things hucksters and flacks have been doing for centuries. But this isn't about appearances. It's all too easy to seem to be something you aren't these days. This also isn't about selling. This stuff sells itself.

Firefox browser easy, fun, fast, safe, free

I've been using Firefox for several months, beginning with earlier releases under the name Firebird. Here's how good it is: If it weren't for incompatibilities with some Web pages designed only for Internet Explorer, I'd probably use this as my only Web browser.

Federal IT departments outgrow Unix

  • InfoWorld (Posted by dave on Mar 13, 2004 5:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The IT departments of many federal agencies use a healthy number of Unix-compatible, homegrown apps written in a variety of languages, even some they wrote. To keep long-term costs down, some agencies are looking to migrate these apps away from the bigger iron to lower-end Linux and Intel-based servers.

Survey says PHP for the GAO

  • InfoWorld (Posted by dave on Mar 13, 2004 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: PHP
In 2000, the U.S. General Accounting Office(GAO) developed its own Web-based survey application using a combination of the open source PHP scripting language and the commercial C language. The GAO chose PHP over Java for a couple of reasons, not the least of which was security.

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