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A server is limited in how many users it can serve in a given period of time, and once it hits that limit, the only options are to replace it with a newer, faster machine, or add another server and share the load between them. A load balancer can distribute connections among two or more servers, proportionally cutting the work each has to do. Load balancing can help with almost any kind of service, including HTTP, DNS, FTP, POP/IMAP, and SMTP. There are a number of open source load balancing applications, but one simple command-line load balancer, balance, remains one of the most popular available.
Major Hollywood Studio Adopts OccamJ - Reduces Compile Times by 70%
After achieving success in the field of movie animation with a major Hollywood Studio, Beyond Browsing has made the OccamJ server available as a free download at http://www.occamj.org.
New Investments, R&D Center, and Key Partnerships to Help Expand the Software Ecosystem in China
To further spur Chinese open source development, Novell is launching openSUSE.org.cn, a dedicated Chinese language site for the recently announced openSUSE(TM) project
The first public release of the KNOPPIX 4.0 Live DVD, with many updates over the LinuxTag edition, is now available for download.
When you are ready to work with the MySQL database in your PHP programs, the first thing you must do is connect to (or identify yourself to) the MySQL server. Here is the PHP function you will use to open a connection to the MySQL server.
Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Today is Debian's twelfth birthday. On August 16th, 1993 Ian Murdock announced a new type of distribution and listed the goals he wanted to achieve. Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan announced the first Bangalore Debian Developer Conference to be held on August 20th in Bangalore, India.
If Sun gets very serious about Solaris 10 on X-86 and the Open Solaris project that it hopes will nourish it, Linux vendors had better get very worried. In this series of articles, we take a careful look at Solaris X-86, examining the good, the bad, and the ugly, with Linux as our chief point of reference
Biggest surprise: Lots of hardware I wasn't expecting to see so much hardware on the Expo floor. Yes, LinuxWorld was a heavy metal show this year. Many booths were stuffed with big servers running Linux. Most of them were based on AMD 64-bit Opteron dual-core chips. Having just built a home server based on an Athlon 64 chip, I can attest that these things scream
IBM has announced plans to extend Linux support for its collaboration tools and to release to the open-source community its framework for searching unstructured data.
Geronimo is one of the more complex projects undertaken by the open source community, comparable to Linux in its intricacy. Peek behind the curtain and see how the Geronimo deployment model brings a number of different open source projects under one umbrella.
BEIJING (AFX) - Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL) and China Standard Software Co Ltd (CS2C) said in a joint statement they will cooperate to develop and offer Linux server and desktop software for the Chinese market. 'As one of China's most competitive software companies, we are committed to R&D and the commercialization of Linux and open source solutions,' the statement quoted Guo Xianchen, vice chairman of CS2C as saying. 'Together, we will bring advanced technology and enterprise know-how to Chinese users, while also supporting the development of Linux expertise and open source technology in China,' Rhonda O'Donnell, president of Novell Asia Pacific said in the statement. Both companies will use their technical resources and support teams to jointly test and deliver new Linux server and desktop products to Chinese users, the statement said.
Larry Augustin presided over the spectacular boom and bust of computer maker VA Linux Systems. Now he's back, with software.
A letter to the LJ community from our new Editor in Chief.
It's hard to describe how excited I am to be coming on board here as Editor in Chief of Linux Journal. Some of you may know me from the time I spent as Editor in Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine
I'm sometimes surprised at the complex solutions administrators come up with to keep out users whenever that course becomes necessary when a simple, built-in solution to their problem already exists. In this article, we'll look at a few different mechanisms used to keep out intruders either temporarily, or on a more permanent basis.
SugarCRM has added to its suite of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) products with the release of Sugar Enterprise Edition. The upstart CRM provider said the new offering is designed to extend the reach of its platform into a wider range of business environments.
Company is offering free version of Suse Linux Enterprise Server with its latest GroupWise collaboration server.
Online music site Independent Music Online promotes various free, libre open source software (FLOSS) projects on banner graphics throughout its site, including Mozilla Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org, and jlGui. And not only does this music service "walk the walk," it also "talks the talk": Independent Music Online itself is thoroughly powered by FLOSS. The Ind-Music.com servers run Mandriva, Apache, and PHP, and all of its music is in the popular, free (and digital rights management-free) Ogg Vorbis audio format.
In June this year, University of South Africa senior lecturer, Bob Jolliffe, served patent "request to surrender" papers on Microsoft's legal representatives in South Africa, urging the software company to give up its patent on wordprocessor documents stored in a single XML file. To date Jolliffe has The patent (ZA200303346), titled "Word processing document stored in a single XML file that may be manipulated by applications that understand XML", implies that Microsoft invented the idea and method of XML word-processing, an absurd claim according to critics around the globe, but one which passed through unchallenged at South Africa's patent office. In South Africa, patent applications are not examined for their novelty or inventiveness by the patent office. It is up to members of the public to challenge a patent, during its up to 20-year lifespan, before it is subjected to review. If the patent is left unchallenged, it could prevent later versions of open source wordprocessors from working with Microsoft Word documents created in XML.
For the past few years, I've meant to attend the Open Source Convention (better known as OSCON) in Portland, Oregon, but never quite made it. Besides the promotional material put forth by O'Reilly Media, the organizers of the convention, I've heard the tales of the convention over the past seven years. The post-convention stories of this convening of open-source fans have been quite interesting. This was clearly the place to be, the techie convention to top all others.
Microsoft's Linux and Open Source Software Lab serves as both a place to examine the threat posed to Microsoft products by open source offerings and a venue for testing software from Microsoft and others that's designed to span that divide. The lab is home to hundreds of servers and desktops that run dozens of different types of Linux and Unix.
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