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Opinion: Software stacks, open or closed, will always be dogged by backward-compatibility issues. Deal with it.
Marcia Knous wrote in to inform us about the Mozilla Thunderbird community testing day, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec 13, 2005. The event will run from 6am PST until 5pm PST, and will focus on candidate builds for Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 RC2.
XML has always had a lot of hype and confusion surrounding it. However, it's not as difficult as you might think it is -- especially in a great language like PHP. When you understand and implement XML properly, you'll find there are a lot of powerful tools you can use. XPath and XSLT are two such tools that are worth checking out. Reading and writing XML in PHP may seem a little frightening, but dont be scared off. This article shares easy techniques for reading and writing XML in PHP.
A Linux certification can be helpful, but it will not mean much if you don't know how to make Linux work for a company's needs.
Microsoft will use its new Windows Live geolocation finder as a Big Brother location device for the police And if you think your are safe outside US think again. From the EULA
" Location information collected by Location Finder may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. "
Survey reports open-source will lead the way by decade's end.
A survey being compiled by Saugatuck Research so far shows that open-source technologies will achieve high-penetration rates across the entire core software stack by 2010. More specifically, the survey, "IT Trends and Directions," reveals that open-source operating systems, development tools such as Eclipse, and application servers such as Apache will lead the way in market penetration by the end of the decade, with 28.2 percent, 28.0 percent and 25.6 percent, respectively.
A dedicated development community has helped the Firefox web browser gain market share; the ability to enhance its usefulness with third-party extensions could be disastrous for Microsoft's pending debut of AdCenter.
SAN DIEGO -- All good things must come to an end, and the 19th Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA) is no exception. The conference wrapped up last Friday with a full slate of activities. At LISA, no matter how well you plan your schedule, the odds are good that you won't be able to attend all of the sessions that you're interested in.
RICHMOND, BC, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Empower Technologies Corporation ("Empower") is very pleased to announce that its Linux based software development kit has been nominated for an EE Times ACE Award in the Most Promising New Technology category.
Hardly a week goes by without Google introducing some new feature related to its search engine or email service. Google "hacks" are popular too, such as gmailfs, a mountable Linux file system that uses your Gmail account for storage, or simpler twists, such as Google cooking, where you "Google" your ingredients and the search engine delivers recipes. One of the latest hacks is G2G Share, a twist on traditional peer-to-peer networks. But the young creator of the service says he's not sure how long Google will allow it to remain active.
I recently reported on a test of a Dell computer and I wrote a Howto for the Linksys WRT54G to terminate an IPSec VPN tunnel to our companies’ firewall. I've updates to both accounts .
Welcome to our issue number 25 of Fedora Weekly News.
I wasn't really expecting anything different than what I got, but I still think it's worth showing everyone. Digg Story
Internet servers (such as Web, email, and ftp servers) have been the target for different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users. One particular exploit, which has become almost ubiquitous in the last several years, is the buffer overflow exploit. In Part 1 of this article, we describe the buffer overflow exploit and provide detailed examples to help understand it.
If you're new to Linux, the only the thing you may have to lead you along is the recommendations of those who already know about it. While Rickford Grant's book Linux Made Easy will help you set up Xandros 3 and give a spot-on tour of what you need to know, it's written for those who know far less about computers than they may think.
The Holy Grail of Linux is to be so easy to install and use that the technologically illiterate can do it. The penguin community is working feverishly to this goal, which would give Microsoft's Windows a run for its money.
Security expert Packetstorm's claim to have found a potential denial of service attack in the latest Firefox browser turns out to be a slight over-exaggeration.
With the release of the new version 1.5 of Firefox, there's never been a better time to download the open-source browser, take it for a drive, kick the tires and see what it can do. In the case of a browser, mainly what it can do is show you web pages, hopefully quickly. So the real satisfaction comes from finding enhancements and add-ons, because you can only have so much fun timing page loads with a stopwatch.
Fortunately, Firefox is famous for its pluggable extensions architecture, which allows you to download little snippets of code that act as the software equivalent of small consumer electronics devices, only they are free.
The Secretary of State of Massachusetts thinks it would be a great idea for a task force of political appointees to tell 2000 IT professionals what they can and can't do. How's that again? Digg Story
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