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Device Profile: Bivio B7000 deep packet inspection appliance

Bivio Networks has added a high-end model to its line of Linux-based network appliances for deep packet inspection. The B7000 runs the company's Linux-based BiviOS on an interesting AMP (asymmetrical multiprocessing) architecture claimed capable of wirespeed network application processing at 10 gigabits-per-second.

Zend and IBM Sponsor Wiki for System i PHP Redbook Development

In an effort to share the knowledge that is embodied in the software labs of Zend Technologies and IBM as it relates to PHP on the iSeries and System i5, and to help in the creation of a new Redbook for PHP on that platform, Zend and IBM have announced a collaborative Wiki for PHP on the iSeries.

Linux for Beginners

It's free! You can tailor it to your own needs! There's a distro for every need! Sure, Linux is tempting, but getting started isn't so easy. eWEEK Labs offers advice for getting your head, and your organization, around Linux.

Continuous integration with PHP

Large development projects can be difficult to manage. With multiple developers committing source code to one source tree, there are going to be times when code breaks and will not work. Running automated builds and tests on code can drastically reduce the time and effort developers spend fixing issues by catching them early. This process is called continuous integration. This article provides an overview of how to implement continuous integration in a PHP project using tools written in PHP.

Wikipedia Discredits Open Source, Data Tsunami and the Lenovo ...

At the core of open source is the belief that mysterious others assure the quality of an open source product. However, few actually have the skills required to do such a review. If, in the case of Wikipedia -- where there should be a lot of experts -- you still can't trust the content, the people or the quality, then how can you trust that open source works where such a review is less likely?

Linux Clusters: Key Questions to Ask When Going Parallel

  •; By Ilya Mirman (Posted by deadline on Mar 12, 2007 1:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Software continues to be one of the largest challenges to the Linux parallel computing market. When considering parallel and multi-core computing, questions about software are often the most difficult. To help set expectations and ensure a successful project, the important questions to ask (and some answers!) about parallel software are presented.

DRM: Microsoft's Ace in the Hole

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Mar 12, 2007 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
The time for adoption has never looked better, but unfortunately, we are still sitting on some very serious problems that will continue to make sure that Linux is seen as "unusable" as possible to those who are in the mainstream world.

Ubuntu Network Configuration Using Command Line

  • (Posted by gg234 on Mar 12, 2007 12:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu Network Configuration Using Command Line

Creamer Media moves to a Linux CMS

Linux scores yet another victory now that of South African publisher Creamer Media has migrated to the Linux based Preditor content management system.

The Power of Linux Console

  •; By Borys Musielak (Posted by michux on Mar 12, 2007 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux console, in contrast with the Windows command shell, is an extremely powerful user tool, which allows to perform virtually any operation on the system. What differenciates a Linux console from a Windows command line? What is the ‘real terminal’ and what is the emulator for? And finally, why use the console if there is GUI? In the article I’ll try to answer all these questions.

Free Me: a DVD about free culture and free software

  • Free Software Magazine; By Jonathan Roberts (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 12, 2007 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A DVD that comes with lots of great examples of Free Culture which plays in your DVD player, with even more examples when you put it in your computer – including a GNU/Linux Live CD. The idea is simple: help to get the word out about Free Culture, including Free Software, by showing off what's already been achieved; the thing is, we need your help!

Network File System (NFS) Server and Client Configuration in Debian

  • (Posted by gg234 on Mar 12, 2007 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Network File System (NFS) Server and Client Configuration in Debian

Useful Commands For The Linux Command Line

  • HowtoForge (Posted by falko on Mar 12, 2007 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This short guide shows some important commands for your daily work on the Linux command line. Issues an Invitation to Dell Computer Corporation urges Dell's CEO to respond to customer demand and bundle's free software alternative to Microsoft Office with Dell's computers

DRM is (almost) dead

DRM infested content will never be as easy to share and manage as unprotected content, no matter what. This is one of the most fundamental flaws of DRM: unprotected content has better value than protected content. Where there is a margin, there is profit; where there is profit there is a market; where there's a market there are suppliers. DVD Jon is not the problem, he is the inevitable consequence.

Why Dell Is Really Saying No to Linux

  •; By Matt H. (Posted by gsh on Mar 12, 2007 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
By now, many of you may be wondering why Dell is passing up such a great niche market by not offering Linux as an alternative OS option to Windows. We have talked about how this would only prove to benefit a company like Dell, but we have also acknowledged the fact that it will likely never happen.

Zabbix: State-of-the-art network monitoring

I have used BigBrother and Nagios for a long time to troubleshoot network problems, and I was happy with them -- until Zabbix came along. Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution for servers, network services, and network devices. It's easier to use and provides more functionality than Nagios or BigBrother.

DistroWatch Weekly: Gentoo in crisis, Linux Mint vs Freespire

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Mar 12, 2007 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Twenty news announcements on the main page of DistroWatch turned last week into the busiest one so far this year, but things are unlikely to slow down much in the coming days either. The new GNOME 2.18, whose bits and pieces are slowly starting to appear on some mirrors, will be followed by the much awaited Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 later this week, while new development releases from Mandriva Linux (2007.1 RC1) and openSUSE (10.3 alpha 2) are also expected shortly. In other news: How OpenBSD and an old IBM laptop saved a construction project in a Central American jungle, an introduction to Conary - a package management system done right, and a brief comparison between Linux Mint and Freespire - two distributions with similar goals and identical base systems. The feature story of this week's issue looks at the deepening management crisis at Gentoo Linux. Happy reading!

Open Source and You

No one would buy a car with the hood welded shut, but that is essentially what commercial software is. However, since computing began, some software has been distributed in such a way that users can change or repair it by modifying its source code--the step-by-step instructions that the computer executes when the software runs. Software distributed under a license that allows a programmer to modify the source code and freely distribute an improved version of it is called open source.

Dual-licensed Linux router distro ships v2.0

Vyatta is shipping version 2.0 of its dual-licensed, Debian Linux-based router distribution. Vyatta Subscription Edition 2.0 (VS2), optionally available with Dell hardware, aims to enable hosting facilities, Internet service providers, and enterprises to replace pricey proprietary router hardware with commodity PCs.

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