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MySQL Powering Web 2.0

The MySQL open source database has become the database-of-choice for the new generation of highly-popular Internet companies pioneering new “Web 2.0” innovation. Leading Web 2.0 sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Habbo Hotel, Linden Labs, CyWorld, Technorati, Facebook, FeedBurner, Feedster, Wikipedia, Digg, LiveJournal,, SimpleStar, PhotoBucket, 37signals,, Trulia, Neopets, and Zimbra have all selected MySQL to power their explosive growth -- due to the database’s speed and ability to easily “scale-out” on low-cost hardware.

Day two at LinuxWorld: Red Hat is MIA, but Golden Penguins A-OK

SAN FRANCISCO -- LinuxWorld picked up considerably on Tuesday, starting off with an energetic keynote by Professor Larry Lessig, and continuing with the opening of the exhibit floor. The main question of the day, however, seemed to be "Where's Red Hat?"

SYSGO Unveils Industrial Grade Linux

SYSGO, the European vendor of reliable device software, today announced the release of ELinOS v4.1, the first Industrial Grade Linux solution. ELinOS v4.1 serves the need for an Industrial Grade Embedded Linux solution in the market: Field proven technology, support for all industrial hardware platforms and dedicated industry software components in combination to a traceable qualification process ensure the highest development standards.

Cell processor is key to IBM's open source plans

  •; By Richard Wilson (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 16, 2006 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Cell processor technologies are being closely coupled with IBM’s, for open source operating systems and development software.

Emacs tips: Cross-platform Emacs

As much as we love Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, we are sometimes forced to work on others -- Windows, perhaps, or Mac OS X. Fortunately, the world's best editor is available on all of them -- though as is sometimes the case with free software, there are several competing versions, with their own pros and cons. Let's take a look at the options, and decide how to pick the best non-Unix Emacs for our daily work routine.

Unit test your PHP code at every level

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Jack D. Herrington (Posted by solrac on Aug 16, 2006 7:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, PHP; Story Type: News Story
Find out how to unit test your PHP code at the module, database, and user interface level.

Sun to coders: Open source Java won't change your life

Sun's decision to make Java SE open source won't make any difference to the majority of Java programmers, according to the company's chief open source officer. Simon Phipps, speaking at a breakfast briefing in London on Tuesday, told Builder UK that he's long held the belief that coders working with Java don't care whether the source code is available for their platform or not.

Kick-Start Your Way to the Movies with PHP and DB2

Explore PHP and XML development using the Eclipse IDE, DB2 Express-C 9, and WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Learn how to install and configure these applications, part of a program designed to kick-start your application development, to develop a Web-based movie information database. This is part one of a two-part tutorial, covering the installation and configuration of the tools, along with some basic proof-of-concept code development.

People Behind KDE: John Tapsell

Curious about the man responsible for the application behind CTRL-Esc? This postgrad student will make sure his application in KDE4 will 'flash up in a ball of fire and lightning, flames of fire torching random apps on the screen. It will settle down into a mind blowing beautiful interface, with only flickers of flames around the edges.

Quick Hits From Around the Ruby World

A lot of things are happening in the Ruby world right now, and I wanted to highlight a few of them here:AtFOSCon this year,Amy Hoy has asked people to start writing more instructive articles about parts of Ruby or Rails so that newbies would have more "fine manuals" to read.

Dibona: Just Comply With Open Source, Will Ya

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 16, 2006 4:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Are you in compliance with the open source licensed application you're using? It's a question that Google's Open Source Program Manager Chris DiBona understands well. In an energetic 90-minute session here at LinuxWorld, DiBona explained the principal differences between licenses and how to maintain compliance with them. He also explained how Google, which consumes, produces and supports open source in a myriad of ways, handles the complexity of code licensing.

News: The Real Lenovo Laptop Deal

The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise.

Oracle Enhances Oracle Validated Configurations With More Solutions and New Partners to Help Deploy Linux Faster

Oracle to Demonstrate Oracle Validated Configurations at LinuxWorld Partner Pavilion

Rack-Soft Releases 4PSA VoipNow 1.2 with New Features and Interoperability Options

  •; By Elena Tasu (Posted by elen on Aug 16, 2006 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
4PSA VoipNow 1.2 is available with IVR, Fax Center, and interoperability options.

Startup Launches SMB Linux Package in US

Startup Linux vendor Collax launched its flagship product in the United States at LinuxWorld Tuesday, aiming the turnkey business software package at small and medium-size business (SMB) customers that don’t have much experience with the open-source OS.

Trolltech goes green with Linux-friendly phone

Build your own mobile appsLinux-for-phones developer Trolltech is to offer its own handset to promote demand for its Qtopia Phone Edition operating system, the company announced yesterday. The Qtopia Greenphone will ship with Trolltech's SDK and will feature a developer-friendly rewriteable application storage space.…

LinuxWorld: Linux provides many benefits other than cost-cutting, says CIO panel

Rather than looking to open source software solely for cost cutting, enterprise customers should take a broader look at the free software and bring in community-built applications in areas where it best meets business demands, a panel of CIOs agreed.

Australia to celebrate Software Freedom Day 2006

September 16 is SFD, a global day for Free & Open Source Software. Pia Waugh, newly-appointed president of organising body SFI, told LinuxWorld about her plans, which include "mustering political backend support to give it credibility outside of the geek circles".

Commercial apps added to Ubuntu updates

Commercial applications such as Panda's DesktopSecure are now available to Ubuntu users through the recently-added "commercial" repository established by Canonical.

Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu Linux" over-hyped ? Decide for yourselves.

This is an interesting opinionated piece dissecting what are the factors which made Ubuntu the most popular Linux distribution. The author looks at both sides of the coin so to speak and then arrives at the conclusion that there is much more to Ubuntu than merely its name. And that other linux distributions can take a leaf from Ubuntu and improve their popularity standing.

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