Many users of the increasingly popular Ubuntu Linux distribution found themselves on Tuesday thrown back to mid-1990s, when a botched update to the graphical X Window subsystem brought them face-to-face with the command-line terminal.
Bigger and Badder! The Fifth Annual Southern California Linux Expo is coming! It will be February 10-11, 2007, at The Westin Los Angeles Airport
We've already learned from press accounts that Mass. will use plugins for those with disabilities, and that the January 2007 date for full implementation of ODF has slipped. Now we know what the new date is
A number of spammers have been evading filters like SpamAssassin (SA) recently by encoding their messages as images. SA already has a set of rules that are meant to combat image spam, but the more recent messages (typically for stock scams or pharmacy products) have been crafted to avoid them. This would indicate, once again, that spammers are using SA to pre-test their messages and are modifying them to get through. SA developers, however, are up to the challenge and two specific countermeasures have been released.
Dental-On-Line, a French company selling hardware and software for use in dentists' offices, offers full dental assistance suites and associated services. The twenty-first century dentist's office includes a computer with a touchscreen interface for displaying a patient's oral X-rays, photographs, medical history, treatment plans, and other information, all of which needs to be kept secure and backed up.
Learn the method for automating updates to a library of XML files so that they all conform to an updated XML schema in this two part tutorial series. In Part 1, you learn the steps in the entire process, and then create an XSLT stylesheet to update the XML files. In Part 2, you learn to install, configure, and run Ant and Java SE to iteratively transform each of your XML files based on the updates specified in your XSLT stylesheet.
We're delighted to announce today what some you may have already noticed: El Reg now has a new, improved, search engine facility to better help you navigate our burgeoning roster of sites.
Sometimes you just need to run a process in the background. Today we're going over an easy method of accomplishing that using the full screen multiplexer program "screen" with a port forwarded SSH session as an example.
Doing word processing without a dedicated word processor may seem like an absurd idea, but it actually makes a lot of sense, as long as you have the right set of writing tools -- a solid text editor, the txt2tags utility, and Aspell spelling software.
A little while ago, I wrote about the GWT (Google Web Toolkit) here, which I'm particularly interested in as it provides a pure Java environment that can be translated into pure AJAX-style code. This means that a Java developer can work with the GWT and create effective, lightweight, interactive websites without the need to get into how AJAX is implemented.
Eben Moglen is a man who wears many hats: professor of law and legal history at Columbia University, general counsel for the Free Software Foundation, and chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC). Last week at the LinuxWorld Conference& Expo in San Francisco, I sat down with Moglen to get an update on the draft process of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3), his opinion on modified versions of the GPL, and the status of the SFLC.
While researching a review article on free/libre and open source in healthcare, I came across some examples of attempts to integrate/bundle GNU/Linux with other health-related applications.
There are three projects in the Ruby world that really stood out this summer:JRuby,Mongrel, andRuport. It's not so much what they've done in terms of development (though that's been impressive), but how well they've communicated. This is something that a lot of projects don't do as well, so I wanted to take a look at what they've done in hopes that more projects might follow their lead.
Iona Technologies is claiming progress in all areas of its business and said its work in open source software will begin to translate into revenue from next year.
Store metadata in the image. Actually I should be more precise about the word metadata here—there are essentially three significant types of metadata when in comes to digital images, when it comes to who created it and where it’s stored.
ReviewLinux.Com takes a quick look at the latest version of PCLinuxOS 0.93a. We were surprised at it's ease of use and great looking desktop. Probably a good distro for any beginner to look into. Its full of many application on this 655 meg iso. Download it and have a look!
This article is excerpted from The Official Ubuntu Book by Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Corey Burger, Jonathan Jesse and Ivan Krstic, copyright Prentice Hall. Reprinted with permission of Prentice Hall, all rights reserved.
CIOs are taking over from those in the trenches and leading the charge into open source. Experts say enterprise use of open source has long been the provenance of developers and other rank-and-file IT pros, but as open source matures and more enterprise-ready tools become available, CIOs are taking over, bringing a new top-down approach to adoption.
Prosilica has released a Linux software development kit (SDK) for their GigE Vision cameras. These GigE Vision gigabit Ethernet cameras, which have been used in wide range of Windows-based computer vision applications, can now also be easily used on Linux computers.
Self-publishing is becoming easier and cheaper, thanks in part to improved printing technologies and desktop publishing tools. If you've ever considered writing a book, you may have looked at the layout capabilities of OpenOffice.org Writer, AbiWord, KWrite, or other word processing programs. While these tools can produce adequate results for many types of documents, it's also worth considering LyX, an open source (GPL) desktop publishing application that, with a bit of work, can create a really professional-looking book that is indistinguishable from a book produced by a mainstream publishing house.