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An LCD Interface for PC-Based Robots

Need to connect an alphanumeric LCD display panel to your PC-based robot? Till Harbaum has created LCD2USB for just that purpose. It's a combination of Open Hardware and Free Software that allows you to cotrol HD44780 type LCD displays from the USB port of any Linux-based motherboard.

Adventures with OpenSUSE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: NEPOMUK integration, and a new "browser" interface added to Akonadi.

KDE Commit-Digest for 14th January 2007

  • KDE Dot News; By Danny Allen (Posted by dcparris on Jan 14, 2007 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: NEPOMUK integration, and a new "browser" interface added to Akonadi.

SCALE Fills Out

Preparation continues for Linux Expo next month.

Open Source Health Care Summit Schedule Announced

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on Jan 14, 2007 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
SCALE has announced the schedule for theOpen Source Health Care Summit. Speakers will include Fred Trotter (GPL Medicine), Scott Shreeve, Eishay Smith (IBM), and Gerald Bortis (Mirth Project). The Open Source Health Care Summit will be held on Feb 9, 2007 as part of SCALE 5x.

Interview: Kenneth Hensley of PuppyLinux


LXer Feature: 14-Jan-2007

An Interview with Kenneth Hensley, the creator of the "Unofficial PuppyLinux Guide".

The ins and outs of picking the best XML Parser

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Benoit Marchal (Posted by solrac on Jan 14, 2007 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Do you know how to select the best XML Parser for your project? Even developers who are very knowledgeable on advanced XML matters can lack a firm understanding of the fundamentals. To ensure a solid foundation, this article covers the most basic XML service: parsing. It introduces the various approaches to parsing and highlights their pros and cons.

Spy vs. Open Source Searcher

The search abilities of Web sites like Google and Wikipedia have given ordinary citizens intelligence-gathering capabilities that in some ways rival those of clandestine government agencies. The power of wikis and search engines lie in the massively collaborative effort that the technologies enable.

The Best of Firefox Extensions 2

Mozilla Firefox has a Herculean following; I am sure, no would differ. Once you get your hands on something like that it's only human to feel wanting for more. No wonder, everyone is all game to accessorize their firefox. In the last feature, we glanced at some of the extensions for the same. Today's yet another mix-bag of extensions combining your feedback, suggestions, and our research.

Serbia ponders cooperation with Red Hat

Serbian government has announced that it will sign a letter of intent with one of the top open source software companies.

Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib

This guide describes how you can automatically scan files uploaded by users through a web form on your server using PHP and ClamAV. That way you can make sure that your upload form will not be abused to distribute malware. To glue PHP and ClamAV, we install the package php5-clamavlib/php4-clamavlib which is rather undocumented at this time. That package is available for Debian Etch and Sid and also for Ubuntu Dapper Drake and Edgy Eft.

Red Hat becomes the 100th member of Finnish Centre for Open Source

Rapid growth of COSS reflects the expansion of open source based business. In two years COSS has evolved into an international network of 100 organisations. In terms of active involvement of companies COSS is the leading European open source centre. COSS has attracted main Finnish and international OSS players and smaller innovative companies to join forces in order to improve the business ecosystem. The COSS members include major international companies such as Nokia, Novell, IBM, HP as well as Finnish open source companies such as Plenware, Nomovok, Movial, and Flander.

How do I find out Linux CPU utilization?

Whenever a Linux system CPU is occupied by a process, it is unavailable for processing other requests. Pending requests must wait till CPU is free. This becomes a bottleneck in the system. Following command will help you to identify CPU utilization, so that you can troubleshoot CPU related performance problems.

EC Council offeres certified hacking program at Manila University.

..Through the certified ethical hacker certification, it arms the system administrator with the critical information to identify, counter and defend the corporate network against harmful agents or intrusion.

Open source Quake 2 port emerges

A free port of 3D death match game Quake 2 is on the cards after a programmer married the game's source code with the Iyonix's graphics acceleration. The alpha-quality RISC OS port, produced by Dave Brown, uses the OpenGL-compatible IyonixMesa library - which employs the 3D features in the Castle Iyonix's PCI GeForce graphics cards. Dave uploaded his efforts to the Internet earlier today, complete with source code and a pre-built version using the GCCSDK.

Paypal Adds Security To Fight Phishing

PayPal spokesperson Sara Bettencourt explains that the added security measure will help enhance user protection, although it is "by no means a silver bullet that is going to stop fraud." The introduction of the new security system by PayPal highlights the growing concern about data-phishing scams that have surfaced as a problem for PayPal users.

[Looks like you are not alone Darren - Scott]

Is Internet Explorer 8 in the works?

Who needs Internet Explorer 7 when you can just wait for Internet Explorer 8? According to ActiveWin, Microsoft has already been working diligently on Internet Explorer 7's successor, and there are no plans for the team to stop for a service pack. The Internet Explorer development team will supposedly have the next version ready to go out the door within the next two years.

This week at LWN: Weekly Edition for January 4, 2007

Predictions, as they say, are hard - especially when they involve the future. It's easy to get them wrong and look like a total fool. Your editor, however, has long since gotten over his fear of coming across as a total idiot in front of large numbers of people; when you have already tipped your hand, there is no point in holding back any longer. So here's a few things which, in your editor's view, might just come to pass in 2007. As always, these predictions come with no warranty whatsoever.

IBM Cell Broadband Engine Software Development Kit

The recently released version 2.0 contains additional libraries and improved compiler tools. This complete Cell BE development environment, includes Linux kernel for Cell BE blades, Linux support libraries, tool chains, system simulator, source code for libraries and samples, and a new, fully-integrated installation.

Simple, effective Web security: rename your files

  • G's linux pages; By Jeff Garzik (Posted by jgarzik on Jan 13, 2007 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: PHP
In a world of massively distributed botnet scans, a very simple technique can be enormously effective against rootkits: rename your files.

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