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19-year-old Mac doing server duty with NetBSD plus even older Macs serving up Web pages

A Macintosh IIci -- with 25 MHz of CPU power -- equipped with NetBSD is currently serving up Web pages and somehow surviving.

Novell Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service for Retailers

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service reduces hardware and software costs while increasing system flexibility and reliability

FOSS at HIMSS, Dr. Janice Honeyman-Buck

The FOSS healthcare community is very small, and we all know tend to know each other. We go to many of the same conferences, we track the same mailing lists (mostly openhealth) and we track the same blogs (you are reading it...). One of the refreshing things about our movement is that once in a while, someone will have the same ideas, for the same reasons and start working without any contact with the blogs and mailinglists that I follow. For me, meeting Dr. Janice Honeyman-Buck was one of those moments. I meet Janice about 30 minutes before her talk and we immediately hit it off.

Develop Android applications with Eclipse

ndroid is Google's oft-discussed mobile, wireless, computer, and communications platform. You can take advantage of the powerful Eclipse environment to build Android applications using the Android Eclipse plug-in. This tutorial introduces Android application development with the Eclipse plug-in, otherwise known as Android Development Tools. The tutorial provides an introduction to Android development with a quick introduction to the platform, a tour of Android Development Tools, and includes the construction of two example applications.

Mission "Kubuntu Migration" Accomplished

After I had first Kubuntu impressions using a VMware image I finally did it. My SuSE 10.2 partition was wipped out and Kubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" has been installed. This happened several weeks ago. In the meatime I found several pleasant surprises while enjoying a Kubuntu installation for my daily work. However where light is there are also shadows. This article supplements my initial review. I will use the same categories, where I feel there are updates worth mentioning as well as some new ones. Please consider this article as a delta to my first impressions. To get a full understanding of this review, please read my first Kubuntu impressions first.

LGP Has A New Linux Game Installer

Linux Game Publishing, the company behind porting such games to Linux as Cold War and X2: The Threat, has prepared a new Linux GUI installer for its forthcoming titles. While this new installer doesn't feature any overwhelming additions, it has been written finally to use GTK2 and other new functionality for this setup utility. Linux Game Publishing announced this new installer on their closed beta mailing list yesterday for their X3: Reunion port. This new LGP setup utility will also be used in their future titles, and we imagine even Bandits: Phoenix Rising.

Latest LSB release continues to promote a common future

The Linux Standard Base (LSB) project aims to keep subtle differences between implementations of the operating system from making applications incompatible across distributions. Last month's release of LSB 3.2 continues along that road, furthering compatibility and encompassing new standards for multimedia and scripting languages. The original goal of the LSB project was to provide a vendor-neutral standard for running environments, libraries, formats, and other system software, thus defining a reference platform such that any program that could successfully run on it could run on all distributions that complied with the standard.

iTunes legal silences Hymn

  • The Industry Standard; By Jonny Evans (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 27, 2008 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apple has fired a cease and desist order against the developers behind the open-source Hymn Project. Hymn develops software that strips Apple's FairPlay digital rights management (DRM) technology from user's iTunes purchases, allowing music fans to play their music on devices other than those from Apple. iTunes customers can legitimately lose FairPlay DRM in order to play their music on other devices by burning a CD of their songs, and ripping that CD into a different format.

Renoise 1.9.1 Final and public Linux demo

The Renoise Team is pleased to announce the first ever public Renoise demo for Linux. As a Linux user you may come to appreciate Renoise’s hands-on and fundamental approach to music production. For those on other platforms, now is the chance to experience Renoise on the operating system that has become famous for its flexibility and stability.

Red Hat pumps more resources into Thailand

Red Hat has revamped its strategy here to work more closely with partners, both local and global, putting more resources to focus on Thailand. Thailand is one of the ASEAN countries with the highest potential for Red Hat which, along with its partners, will develop more applications on top of both Linux and its JBoss enterprise middleware suite, according to Teong Eng Guan, Red Hat's general manager for ASEAN countries.

Assimilated

Thanks to the colleagues at credativ for this nice romper suit.

[Note: It's a Debian baby! -- Steven]

New Fedora Chair plans to remove obstacles for volunteers

"The job is to remove obstacles in the way of the community," says Paul W. Frields, speaking about his new position as Fedora Chair. After only a few weeks in the position, Frields is still learning his way around and getting to know his colleagues, but already this vision is a common refrain in his comments, underlying all his comments about what he hopes the Fedora project will achieve while he is coordinating its efforts.

Adobe throws weight behind SQLite

Adobe Systems has confirmed it will help sponsor the work of the SQLite database project, joining a new consortium alongside Mozilla and Symbian. SQLite, which is an embedded SQL database engine with core source code in the public domain, has been built into the firm's newly released Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) software.

How to publish photos to Flickr using KDE and KFlickr?

  • Free Your Media; By Pawel Wolniewicz (Posted by pwlw on Feb 26, 2008 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE
kFlickr is a standalone Flickr uploader for KDE. It allows for easy upload of photos with drag and drop from other applications (Konqueror). This tutorial describes how to configure KFlickr and to start publishing your photos.

Interview with PHP Expert Ivo Jansch

  • Computerworld UK; By Glyn Moody (Posted by glynmoody on Feb 26, 2008 7:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: PHP
One of the leading PHP experts is the Netherlands-based Ivo Jansch, Technical Director and CTO of the specialist PHP and Zend company Ibuildings. Here he talks here about his initial scepticism when confronted with open source, what he views as the strengths – and weaknesses – of PHP, and how he would like to see it evolve.

Linux RAID Smackdown: Crush RAID 5 with RAID 10

I was already mourning the destruction of my Saturday, thanks to some blown deadlines, and was resigned to spending at least part of the day working. Then I made a fatal error: I read my email. There were two messages from readers that said, in essence, another article about RAID 5 was about as interesting as yet another fawning review of Ubuntu Retching Rabbit or Pooping Penguin or whatever the newest coolest release is, and RAID 5 has some serious flaws anyway, and if I really wanted to be hip and helpful I would write about RAID 10.

KDE 4 Tour: digiKam 0.10

  • PolishLinux.org; By Bastion (Posted by michux on Feb 26, 2008 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: KDE
digiKam 0.10 is not only a port of the application to KDE 4. It also brings a few new features, including 'Timeline' applet. PolishLinux.org has a screenshot tour.

Stallman steps back from Emacs

Richard Stallman, industry activist and founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has - once again - relinquished his role as maintainer of the phenomenally successful GNU Extensible, Customizable, Display Editor (Emacs). The news was slipped out on the Emacs developers' forum and Stallman explained his reasons in a later interview.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Mandriva 2008.0

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Feb 26, 2008 4:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mandriva
In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphic that lets you recognize current or upcoming problems, and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

Three alternative Linux instant messaging applications

Instant messaging helps us connect with people online in real time. Many Linux users IM with either Pidgin (formerly Gaim) or Kopete, two applications that handle multiple IM protocols. Here are three alternatives to the top names that each focus on one of the major IM protocols, and offer some pretty cool options.

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