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Review: Core Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL

If you are not familiar with the Core series of books from Prentice Hall PTR, I recommend that you quickly remedy the situation. My personal favorites are, "Core Java 2, Volumes I and II " by Horstmann and Cornell. Special mention goes to Wesley Chun for his great introductory Python book, "Core Python Programming", the 2nd edition of which is said to be coming out Summer 2006.

Florian Müller won, but declined the award

  • aful.org; By Florian Müller (Posted by henke54 on Dec 1, 2005 2:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While Microsoft supported the proposed directive, Mr. Rocard wanted to very clearly exclude software from the scope of patentability. Mr. Rocard had a special message for Microsoft and EU commissioner Charlie McCreevy: "You will discover that we were right."

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Computerworld reports that Sun Microsystems is planning to release more of the company’s core code--including the Java Enterprise System, the N1 Grid computing system, and more--as open source over the course of the coming year.

The goal, according to Sun, is to put its products in the hands of developers who might not otherwise have the budget to purchase the software. By making the products open source, developers will be able to download and use the products for free--and hopefully drive service and support contracts back to Sun in the future.

RightNow Touts Open-Source and On-Demand Apps

The chief of CRM vendor RightNow Technology extols the cost-saving advantages of an open-source corporate IT environment.

Autopackage: Toward a universal package manager for the desktop

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Dec 1, 2005 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
If Mike Hearn, Hongli Lai, and the rest of the Autopackage team realize their goals, the future of package management in GNU/Linux will be greatly different from the present. Existing package management systems will remain for libraries and system utilities, but a separate tool will manage desktop applications. Packages will be installable for either the entire system or just the current account. Installation will be more convenient, too, with graphical tools designed for usability and tools for both end users and developers documented to professional standards.

Sun Gives Away Java Enterprise System, Other Software

Java Enterprise System, Sun N1 management software and Sun developer tools are available for development and deployment at no cost, and Sun will integrate this software and the Solaris OS into a new product.

Business Objects, Red Hat Strike Technology Partnership

Business Objects and Red Hat agreed to join one another's technology partner programs as a part of a pact to co-market business intelligence tools on Red Hat's Enterprise Linux platform.

[Ed: Not that Business Objects is the only player on the BI field, but are the others going as far as Business Objects? - dcparris]

New Optical Formats Hold Promise for Storage

  • Earthweb News; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 30, 2005 10:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Optical storage is in the midst of a major technological revolution, as next-generation formats begin to emerge. The new optical formats are perhaps most promising for meeting WORM (write once, read many) archival storage requirements, a growing need as more regulations mandate that data be protected and unaltered

Answers.com Now Embedded into Firefox 1.5 Search Toolbar

A quick note from Answers.com that a link to this ready-reference database is now embedded directly and automatically into the new Firefox 1.5 search toolbar. Additionally, Firefox 1.5 users can download a plug-in and have an option to search highlighted text with Answers.com via a right-click. The agreement calls for an ad-revenue split between Answers and Mozilla on Answers traffic originating from the Firefox search toolbar.

Senate Sets Ambitious Tech Schedule

  • Earthweb News; By Roy Mark (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 30, 2005 8:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Signaling its intent to focus on Internet and telecom issues next year, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold 14 hearings on a wide variety of technology topics between January and March.

It's Time For The Offense To Take The Field

  • www.lobby4linux.com; By helios (Posted by helios on Nov 30, 2005 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
For those who wish to try and further the cause of Linux, you know more than anyone that we are at a disadvantage. Those disadvantages we will acknowledge soon, but for now; we need to agree on a game plan.

Can Microsoft kill Python?

  • PythonDevCenter.com - O'Reilly Media; By Jeremy Jones (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 6:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft; Story Type: News Story
First of all, let me say that I am not a Microsoft hater. I will say that I am not fond of the majority of products I have used which bear the Microsoft label. They tend to leave me feeling as though my hands are tied and my options are limited and that I'm being "guided" by a paternalistic entity who feels that he knows what is best for me...but rarely ever really knows what is best for me. Whatever my experience, Microsoft creates products which are great for the majority of people out there. That is why Microsoft is such a successful company. Further, I believe that Microsoft has done more to push the computing world forward more than any other single company. So, I am by no means anti-Microsoft.

KDE publishes application directory

The K Desktop Environment (KDE) project has published a valuable list of available native KDE (and Qt, if no KDE counterpart is there) applications, sorted by task areas. The idea is to create a more informative and complete KDE-specific table of application information, the project said.

Creating Live CD Linux with PCLinuxOS

  • Nothickmanuals.info; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 6:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
For the sake of simplicity let’s assume that you will use the computer’s entire hard disk for PCLinuxOS. Before you can boot your computer using the created PCLinuxOS disk, you have to make sure that your PC’s CD-ROM drive is set as the first boot device. Usually this can be done by changing settings in BIOS, and the exact steps depend on your computer model and BIOS version. Once this is done, you are ready to boot PCLinuxOS. Start your computer and insert the PCLinuxOS in the CD drive. During the boot, you will be asked to log in either as guest or root. Log in as root using root as both user name and password. When the system is finished booting, double-click on the Livecd-Installer shortcut on the Desktop to launch the Livecd-Installer tool.

Open Source Patterns from Fortune 500 Success

  • OpenEnterpriseTrends.com (Posted by bstadil on Nov 30, 2005 6:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Flashline has put together a Patterns Book for helping get Open Source projected started within an enterprise, even very demanding ones.

Read it online or download with registration

SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS on a Laptop

  • SJRNet; By Steven J. Rosen (Posted by stevetux on Nov 30, 2005 6:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: SUSE
This article describes one user's experiences installing SUSE Linux 10.0 on a Gateway laptop. It describes specific issues in getting SUSE 10 to run on a laptop, including WiFi issues and power management.

New Release of CONNX SQL Engine, Version 10.0, Unlocks Enterprise Data on UNIX and Linux Platforms

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 6:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CONNX Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of simplified data access management and integration software solutions, announces the release of CONNX 10. This release features a native Linux/UNIX implementation of the powerful CONNX SQL Engine, enabling Web services and Java applications to access enterprise data via a single server.

UGS Speeds Linux Port of Its Digital Product Development Software with Support from AMD

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 5:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced it is in the final development stages for porting NX(TM) software, its comprehensive software solution for digital product development, to Linux(R) operating system on x64 technology.

Moving a Newbie to Linux

  • xyzcomputing.com; By Sal Cangeloso (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 30, 2005 4:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
This article goes over one person's experience when moving computer beginners from Windows to Linux. This is not always a smooth transition, but in this case a computer which was barely working was salvaged and there was an easy switch from one operating system to the next. Casual computer users almost always use Windows but the article observes that they could just as easily be using a Linux distribution, which would save money and extend the life of their computer, while avoiding many of the security hazards to which new users are most vulnerable.

U.S. Army Purchases SGI and VRSim Immersive Virtual Reality Welding Trainer Systems

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 30, 2005 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Safe, Cost-Effective, No Waste Environment Will Speed Welder Training

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