There are times when you need to combine multiple files from diverse sources into a single PDF file. In Windows or the MacOS it's easy -- use Adobe Acrobat. Sadly, Adobe hasn't deigned to put out a version of Acrobat for Linux, but there are a number of Linux utilities available that enable you to quickly and efficiently combine PDF files. This article looks at three command line utilities: Ghostscript, joinPDF, and pdfmeld. Each does a good job of combining PDF files, and they all pack some interesting features.
The open source model, with special regard to Linux, has no doubt become a formidable competitor to the once sole giant of the software industry, Microsoft. It is expected when the market share of an industry leader becomes threatened, retaliation with new product or service offerings and marketing campaigns refuting the claims of the new found competition are inevitable. However, in the case of Microsoft, it seems they have not taken a solid or plausible position on the use of open source applications as an alternative to Windows.
Those interested in become SuSE Certified Linux Professionals (SCLPs) can do so beginning next week, although the exact name of the credential may change in the near future.
Recognizing a huge growth opportunity for its open source and consulting business, IBM is pushing Linux on the desktop in countries, such as Brazil, Russia and China. Not surprisingly, the company is making huge inroads as the demand for inexpensive and easily deployable computer system rapidly rises in these countries.
Why “Advanced Linux Programming. New Riders Publishing, 2001” does fork to multiplex I/O building up an example of HTTP Server?
The intranet for this year's Wimbledon Tennis Championships, which start next Monday, is based on a Linux-based IT infrastructure for the first time.
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) has awarded BakBone Software a contract under Titan Corp.'s server integration agreement. The AOUSC offers services to the federal courts in administrative support, program management and policy development. BakBone offers Linux support and certification of its NetVault data management software on Red Hat Linux operating environments on HP ProLiant servers.
The open source Linux operating system continues to gain ground in governmental agencies around the world, winning another two converts this week. The Norwegian city Bergen on Tuesday said it plans to move 100 schools and 32,000 users away from its proprietary Unix and Microsoft Windows applications platform to Linux by the end of this year.
Speaking to CXOtoday, Venkatesh Hariharan, co-founder, Indlinux.org, said, “We are all set to launch our very first Gnome CD that supports most of the major Indian languages in the next couple of months. The MOSIX based bootable CD ROM has been christened ‘Rangoli’ – which literally means an array of different colours.”
Open source software has made an impact on the corporate, government, and education sectors. Even major technology players like IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle are investing heavily in research and development (R&D) to make their hardware and applications compatible with the Linux operating system (OS).
San Mateo, California-based Scalix Corporation has announced the launch of Scalix 9.0, a Linux-based email and calendaring platform, according to a media release from the company, which claims to offer a migration path to Linux by providing a cross-platform inter-operability.
Leading InfiniBand companies and organizations have banded together to form OpenIB Alliance, an industry association with the mission of delivering an open-source Linux-based software stack for deploying InfiniBand architecture.
Internet protocol security for Linux got a boost today from Novell, which announced that it would be officially sponsoring and contributing to the Openswan open source project.
Late in the month of November of 2001 my home PC crashed for the last time. I had purchased my first computer (a low cost computer with Windows ME preinstalled) about a year prior, and I spent what little money I had left on MS Office 2000. I was under the misguided belief that this was the only way I would be able to communicate with the rest of the world. How else could I work on documents at home and still be able to utilize them at work and college?
Writer offers a bag of tricks for when you want to do a bit more than the normal with paragraph styles and formatting.
Sleepycat Software on Wednesday will begin shipping Berkele y DB Java Edition, a Java version of its embedded database.
The article seeks to provide information on what an open source platform such as Linux is all about and how a migration from a proprietary technology can be achieved in a swift manner.
There used to be a golden rule in electronic design--always have a second source. If your product depended on a unique component available from a single company, you were at heightened risk of commercial blackmail, random disaster or supplier incompetence. Whenever possible, design out such parts. With product lifecycles now so short and the urge to get a quick unique advantage so strong, this rule is often ignored--what would a factory fire at Hitachi's 4GB 1" drive plant do for Apple's iPod Mini strategy?
Two months ago, Gnome took its software repository offline in order to bolster internal security, and since then there has not been a focal point on the internet for GNOME software. We're happy to announce Gnomefiles.org, a resource for Gnome/GTK+ developers and users to post and find software. Read for more info and the prizes we offer to the first devs that will submit an app.
The interview includes Bitstream CEO Anna Chagnon and Lycoris Founder Joseph Cheek. Lycoris recently licensed Bitstream technology for its Linux distributions.