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Help with writing XML in PHP

XML has always had a lot of hype and confusion surrounding it. However, it's not as difficult as you might think it is -- especially in a great language like PHP. When you understand and implement XML properly, you'll find there are a lot of powerful tools you can use. XPath and XSLT are two such tools that are worth checking out. Reading and writing XML in PHP may seem a little frightening, but dont be scared off. This article shares easy techniques for reading and writing XML in PHP.

Certification Helps with Path to Linux Jobs

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Dec 12, 2005 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Linux certification can be helpful, but it will not mean much if you don't know how to make Linux work for a company's needs.

Microsoft's Windows Live will spy on you

  • TheInguirer; By Nick Farrell: (Posted by bstadil on Dec 12, 2005 1:47 PM EDT)
Microsoft will use its new Windows Live geolocation finder as a Big Brother location device for the police And if you think your are safe outside US think again. From the EULA

" Location information collected by Location Finder may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. "

What's In Store For Linux

  • VAR Business; By Luc Hatlestad, VARBusiness (Posted by Abe on Dec 12, 2005 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Survey reports open-source will lead the way by decade's end.

A survey being compiled by Saugatuck Research so far shows that open-source technologies will achieve high-penetration rates across the entire core software stack by 2010. More specifically, the survey, "IT Trends and Directions," reveals that open-source operating systems, development tools such as Eclipse, and application servers such as Apache will lead the way in market penetration by the end of the decade, with 28.2 percent, 28.0 percent and 25.6 percent, respectively.

Firefox Extension Could Wreck MSN AdCenter

A dedicated development community has helped the Firefox web browser gain market share; the ability to enhance its usefulness with third-party extensions could be disastrous for Microsoft's pending debut of AdCenter.

Last day at LISA

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 12, 2005 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SAN DIEGO -- All good things must come to an end, and the 19th Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA) is no exception. The conference wrapped up last Friday with a full slate of activities. At LISA, no matter how well you plan your schedule, the odds are good that you won't be able to attend all of the sessions that you're interested in.

Fedora-netdev FC4: kernel-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4.netdev.5 is now available!

FC4.netdev.4 (kernel-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4.netdev.5) is now available.

For information regarding the Fedora-netdev kernel series, please visit the following link:.

http://people.redhat.com/linville/kernels/fedora-netdev/

Empower Technologies(TM) Software Development Kit Nominated as Most Promising New Technology at EE Times Award Show.

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Dec 12, 2005 10:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
RICHMOND, BC, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Empower Technologies Corporation ("Empower") is very pleased to announce that its Linux based software development kit has been nominated for an EE Times ACE Award in the Most Promising New Technology category.

Teen teaches Google to share

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 12, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hardly a week goes by without Google introducing some new feature related to its search engine or email service. Google "hacks" are popular too, such as gmailfs, a mountable Linux file system that uses your Gmail account for storage, or simpler twists, such as Google cooking, where you "Google" your ingredients and the search engine delivers recipes. One of the latest hacks is G2G Share, a twist on traditional peer-to-peer networks. But the young creator of the service says he's not sure how long Google will allow it to remain active.

Updates on Testing Dell and a Linksys WRT 54G Howto

I recently reported on a test of a Dell computer and I wrote a Howto for the Linksys WRT54G to terminate an IPSec VPN tunnel to our companies’ firewall. I've updates to both accounts .

Fedora Weekly News Issue 25

Welcome to our issue number 25 of Fedora Weekly News.

The official line on HP support for Linux?

  • Lxer; By otis_2 (Posted by tadelste on Dec 12, 2005 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
I wasn't really expecting anything different than what I got, but I still think it's worth showing everyone.

Digg Story

Tutorial: Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits Using the Linux Distributed Security Module, Part 1

Internet servers (such as Web, email, and ftp servers) have been the target for different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users. One particular exploit, which has become almost ubiquitous in the last several years, is the buffer overflow exploit. In Part 1 of this article, we describe the buffer overflow exploit and provide detailed examples to help understand it.

Review:Linux Made Easy

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 12, 2005 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you're new to Linux, the only the thing you may have to lead you along is the recommendations of those who already know about it. While Rickford Grant's book Linux Made Easy will help you set up Xandros 3 and give a spot-on tour of what you need to know, it's written for those who know far less about computers than they may think.

Suse Linux 10.0

The Holy Grail of Linux is to be so easy to install and use that the technologically illiterate can do it. The penguin community is working feverishly to this goal, which would give Microsoft's Windows a run for its money.

Packetstorm Report of Firefox DOS: Overexaggeration

  • Tectonic; By Jason Norwood-Young (Posted by VISITOR on Dec 12, 2005 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Security expert Packetstorm's claim to have found a potential denial of service attack in the latest Firefox browser turns out to be a slight over-exaggeration.

The Firefox Hacks You Must Have

  • Wired News; By Quinn Norton (Posted by tadelste on Dec 12, 2005 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With the release of the new version 1.5 of Firefox, there's never been a better time to download the open-source browser, take it for a drive, kick the tires and see what it can do. In the case of a browser, mainly what it can do is show you web pages, hopefully quickly. So the real satisfaction comes from finding enhancements and add-ons, because you can only have so much fun timing page loads with a stopwatch.

Fortunately, Firefox is famous for its pluggable extensions architecture, which allows you to download little snippets of code that act as the software equivalent of small consumer electronics devices, only they are free.

More Microsoft in Massachusetts: Dirtier Tricks with Open Document

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by tadelste on Dec 12, 2005 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Secretary of State of Massachusetts thinks it would be a great idea for a task force of political appointees to tell 2000 IT professionals what they can and can't do. How's that again?

Digg Story

Linux Shortcuts and Commands:

  • Linux Newbie Guide; By Stan and Peter Klimas (Posted by tadelste on Dec 12, 2005 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE, GNOME; Story Type: News Story
This is a practical selection of the commands we use most often. Press to see the listing of all available command (on your PATH). On my small home system, it says there are 2595 executables on my PATH. Many of these "commands" can be accessed from your favourite GUI front-end (probably KDE or Gnome) by clicking on the right menu or button. They can all be run from the command line. Programs that require GUI have to be run from a terminal opened under a GUI.

Alfresco releases open-source ECM software

  • Computerworld Malaysia; By China Martens (Posted by tadelste on Dec 12, 2005 3:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Alfresco Software has released the first version of its open-source enterprise content management (ECM) software aimed at small to midsize businesses (SMBs).

The 13-person UK startup's coming-out party was at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) East in Newton, Massachusetts, recently. At the event, Alfresco was one of 16 startups focusing on the open-source market chosen to exhibit at the event's Emerging Elite Showcase, according to the show's organisers.

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