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Develop with Eclipse STP and Apache Tuscany

The Eclipse STP plug-in and Apache Tuscany simplify services development through the use of the popular Eclipse development environment. In this tutorial, you will see STP and Apache Tuscany in action, through the creation of an SCA Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) service. Also learn how to configure an Eclipse RCP application to consume a Web service hosted in IBM WAS v6.0.2.

Putting Linux in Perspective

While I was cleaning up my office I ran into the March 1986 issue of UNIX/WORLD, a long-since deceased magazine. I had saved this particular magazine because I am the author of the article featured on the cover: The Unix System on the IBM PC.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Nov 28, 2007 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (I am using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Remote cross-target debugging with GDB and GDBserver

In theory, GDB, the GNU debugger, can ease the chore of debugging applications running on a Linux-based embedded system. In practice, setting up GDB for this task is a bit of a challenge; it takes some work, and there are some technical hurdles to overcome. However, the benefits of having a way to methodically debug a program instead of guessing what's wrong with it far outweigh the effort involved. Here are some tips for easing the difficulties.

Why the ODF Shuttered its Doors

Did the OpenDocument Foundation recently shutter its doors for good because it was unable to convince Oasis to support its converter, known as Da Vinci? Or was it because OpenDocument Format was simply not designed for the conversion of Microsoft Office documents, applications, and processes? The debate on these issues continues two weeks after foundation members confirmed the organization had shut down.

It's not the Internet anymore

It's important that we remember what makes the Internet so interesting and unique. There are two crucial characteristics: 1. It's fundamentally decentralized, meaning you can cut out any part without affecting the rest, 2. It allows freedom of access, meaning you have the same ability to access and write it as anyone else. Because they permit extraordinary flexibility and rapid growth, both of these characteristics have brought the Internet way beyond any other network. Today, they are endangered. How come, and what can we do about it?

Advanced SSH configuration and tunneling: We don't need no stinking VPN software

In a recent Red Hat Magazine article, Paul Frields gave some examples of how SSH port forwarding can be used to remotely gain access to resources, or ports, from a remote location. This article will show a pragmatic implementation of SSH port forwarding by demonstrating how to use configuration files and conditional statements to create permanent, yet dynamic, SSH configurations for your home, office, and any virtual machines you may have on your systems.

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th November 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A Trash applet, various general improvements, and support for sharing configuration layouts in Plasma. "Undo close tab" feature in Konqueror. Development continues towards Amarok 2.0, with services becoming plugins and support for the Amapche music server. Continued progress in KDevelop and KEduca. More work on album display and improved thumbnails (with RAW format support) in Digikam. A BitTorrent plugin for KGet, based on the recently created libktorrent. Directory monitoring-and-update support in NEPOMUK. Work returns to Okteta, a hex editing utility. "Connection Status" plugin removed from Kopete. Kile begins to be ported to KDE 4, whilst work begins on KGPG2. Goya, a GUI widget framework, is imported into playground.

It's Time for SCO to Face the Novell Music

When SCO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was widely seen as a move to avoid the final steps in its case with Novell. On Nov. 27, however, the bankruptcy court lifted its stay on the Novell trial, and so the SCO/Novell court case is once again free to proceed.

Gigabyte GeForce 8600GTS On Linux

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Nov 28, 2007 5:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Back in July we looked at the Gigabyte GeForce 8600GT graphics card. This midrange GeForce 8 series graphics card came equipped with Gigabyte's Silent-Pipe II cooler, which made for a fan-free experience, while still managing to overclock quite well. In this review today we are looking at its bigger brother, which is the Gigabyte 8600GTS. In addition to using the slightly faster G86 core, the GV-NX86S256H utilizes the Silent-Pipe III cooler. Gigabyte's Silent-Pipe III is much larger than its predecessor while using two large heatpipes.

From Danger's realm come Android's makers

Google's Andy Rubin talks nuts and bolts about the Linux-based phone software, the lessons of Sidekick, and the beauty of the iPhone.

OpenLDAP Weekly News Issue 5

Welcome to the fifth issue of OpenLDAP Weekly News (OWN), the unofficial weekly newsletter for the OpenLDAP community.

Asus Eee PC GPL Problem Appears Solved

Against the backdrop of cries from the GNU/Linux community, Asus has taken steps to correct the availability of the source code for its Eee PC.

CLI Magic: No-nonsense network monitoring tools

  •; By Razvan T. Coloja (Posted by SamShazaam on Nov 28, 2007 1:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux is an excellent platform for network administration. If you want to monitor your network traffic, you can find many tools -- some accessible from a Web interface, others using a graphical interface -- but nothing beats the speed of the command line. Command-line tools are also useful in shell scripts, where they can help you perform complex tasks. Here's a handful of my favorites for monitoring network traffic.

Make your home come alive with Heyu

I have used X10 modules on assorted lights and devices for home automation for several years, and although the remote control facet has always worked well, tying the system into my Linux boxes has never been easy. Numerous small, typically one-person X10 controller projects have come and gone. But one application has survived: Heyu. It runs on desktop Linux machines without requiring the overhead of a Web or database server, and it enables direct X10 control, event scheduling, and more.

Amazon-Red Hat Deal Now in Beta

Red Hat and Amazon recently launched their new service which allows businesses to remotely manage a virtual server hosted by Amazon.

It's the Directory, Stupid

Until Red Hat, Novell, or another party focuses around open-source directory services, Linux will be stuck playing catch-up with Windows 2000. I've been covering Linux and open-source software closely since the dawn of this millennium, and over those seven or so years I've become a believer in the potency of the open-source development model.

Another day, another Firefox security fix

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 27, 2007 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Once upon a time, Firefox was known for being far less prone to security bugs than Internet Explorer. Things have changed. On Nov. 27, Mozilla released the newest, security-patched version of the popular Web browser, Firefox The vast majority of Firefox users will have the latest and greatest automatically installed on their systems. This latest update includes fixes for three security bugs.

Choice breeds complexity for Linux desktop

The success of the Everex gPC this month raises once again the possibility that Linux can make inroads into the desktop market. In stock at Walmart, initial sales of the gPC caused panic on a scale comparable to the recent stock market panic. Not only has the gPC sold well - it has also proved popular.

Novell Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10

Novell today announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10, the latest version of Novell's enterprise-class, open source real-time operating system for running high-performance, time-sensitive, mission-critical applications. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10, financial organizations can respond more rapidly to changing markets and new information, get greater application reliability and predictability, and identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks. This will allow them to increase revenue opportunities and improve service to their customers, even while reducing computing infrastructure costs.

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