POI is an Apache Foundation project designed to let programmers access Microsoft's OLE 2 Compound Document Format from a Java environment. OLE 2 format is quite ubiquitous since it's the one used in Microsoft Office files. In the following article we will be exploring the various components available in POI for accessing these documents through Java.
Boosted by growing demand for open source software, domestic [Korean] Linux program companies are gearing up for development of Linux operating systems in groups to take leading position in the market.
Ever wanted your own personal SourceForge? If so, then be sure to check out GForge which just released version 4.0. GForge is a fork of the original GPL'd SourceForge code and like sf.net provides forums, mailing lists, revision control via CVS or Subversion (yes, Subversion!), issue trackers and much more for any number of teams and projects.
New personal computers with the free Linux operating system are often used with pirated copies of the Microsoft Windows operating system, reports a study by the US-based marketing research firm Gartner.
Users of Linux running a 2.6 series kernel and using iptables for firewalling have been advised to upgrade to fix a bug which could be exploited remotely to cause a denial of service.
The scramble for market share in the email security appliance space is frantic, as the increasingly lucrative market teeters on the verge of consolidation.
Another lesser-know distro trying to make a splash on the big scene. Aurox Linux is a Fedora-based distro mainly developed in Poland. Even in its tenth release cycle, it is still a young distro and as such: small. Could it be the next big thing? Even gentoo was small and "lesser-known" once. Check out this review, hot off the presses at LinuxForumsDOTorg.
I've always been comfortable using the command line interface to get specific tasks done. To me, the command line was a necessary tool as well as a last resort -- if all else failed, I knew I could count on a command line program to fix the problem. I already knew that I could do pretty much anything from the command line if I was willing to sit down, read manual pages, and learn -- or if I really had to. To prove it, recently I forced myself to use only the CLI for a week. I ended up learning a lot more than just a few command line arguments.
Two MIT students relaunched MIT's believed-legal music sharing network today, using a Linux-based consumer audio device that also launches today as a commercial product. The "Library Access to Music Project" (LAMP) system was first launched a year ago, but shut down after its content supplier encountered legal hurdles. The re-incarnated LAMP is based on StreetFire Sound's RBX1600, which network-enables multiple inexpensive consumer audio jukeboxes.
Midrange Performance Group, maker of performance-management and capacity-planning software for the iSeries, is branching out into the world of AIX. The company is set to launch Power Navigator, a sibling to the iSeries' Performance Navigator, for capacity planning for AIX and Linux.
Linux Australia, the umbrella organisation for Linux user groups in the country, will hold an open source forum on November 3 focusing on the issue of software patents.
Plenty of good news this week, ranging from the release of Portage 2.0.51 via the web contest winner and documentation updates to a reminder of the Gentoo presence at the upcoming German LWE. This week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter also contains a request for help from the Haskell team, an announcement of the first Gentoo user meeting in Cambridge, UK, and the regular services with community and press coverage, tips and tricks centered around the new Portage release, bugzilla statistics, and three new developers to welcome on the Gentoo team.
Red Hat has been made aware that emails are circulating that pretend to come from the Red Hat Security Team. These emails tell users to download and run an update from a users home directory. This fake update appears to contain malicious code. Official messages from the Red Hat security team are never sent unsolicited, are always sent from the address email@example.com, and are digitally signed by GPG. All official updates for Red Hat products are digitally signed and should not be installed unless they are correctly signed and the signature is verified. For more details see http://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html.
Determining geographic locations based on Internet IP offers localization services and brings together user communities without the need for GPS receivers or complicated configuration switching.
If previous LinuxWorld events were anything to go by, you'd imagine hackers fortifying the defences against the invading hordes of suits. But in this month's event in London, the suits and sandals achieved a kind of happy equilibrium, with corporate representatives competing to establish their roots in the community, and the hackers in the .ORG village making a notable effort to appear more professional. Even the two desktop environments, KDE and GNOME, put aside their holy war to exhibit under the common banner of freedesktop.org.
Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MinDef) has moved away from a predominantly Microsoft desktop policy by installing the open-source OpenOffice productivity software on 5,000 desktop computers.
Ricardo writes a tutorial to help people new to the Linux 3D Desktop called: Mini Dev Doc -- Adding a new application
Quite the buzz is building over the technology preview released by MetroPipe. This package runs on Damnsmall Linux and uses QEMU (a CPU emulator). Essentially an Internet communication system, it can run entirely on a USB mini-drive key (128 MB) and other flash-media devices, and even iPods. It includes a bootable Linux OS, a web browser (Firefox), email client (Thunderbird), Enigmail GPG (for email encryption) and a persistent home directory.
A Solaris 10 that is “cheaper and faster than Red Hat Linux” was the highlight at Sun Microsystems’ quarterly launch of new products in South Asia on Oct 12.
It’s somewhat cheaper, decidedly less virus-prone. And no longer just a fringe fad. Pragya Singh writes on how PSUs and private individuals alike are taking to Linux, the ‘free’ operating system running a computer near you