Tux's less famous sister answers even your silliest questions on Linux and open source software.
There were 237 stories posted to LXer this week. Thursday was busiest, with 49 stories and Tuesday was slowest at 25. With news coming at you at that pace, it's easy to miss stories that interest you. For your convenience, here is a complete list of links to all the stories posted this week at LXer.
Easy to use, powerful and free! That's how MySQL and PostgreSQL are often described. But did you know that DB2 has a version (Express-C) with the same qualities and more? Easy to use, powerful and free, DB2 Express-C is also a professional-grade database. Examine the differences and migrate from MySQL or PostgreSQL in three easy steps.
GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-1 ( Gnome Partition Editor ) is a must have Live CD for any Linux User that like to play around with their partitions. This LiveCD worked flawlessly on my test machine. Please read full review!
Detailed how-to on installing Kubuntu/Ubuntu “Dapper Drake” on Dell Inspiron 1300
Vim ships with a lot of useful functions that make life easier when you're editing text, but Vim is also an extremely extensible editor. If you find yourself typing the same long commands or strings of text over and over again, it's time you learned how to set mappings and abbreviations in Vim, to save valuable keystrokes for your code or prose.
Open source Web Mapping technologies have witnessed a dramatic growth in adoption in the past few years. As a leading developer and provider of solutions for Web Mapping technologies, DM Solutions Group has supported organizations at both the core technology and application development levels for the past eight years. Subscribers to Premiere Services will benefit from DM Solutions Group’s leadership role in the open source Web Mapping universe.
At first glance, you'd think an operating system like GNU/Linux that installs in less hard drive space and requires a less-beefy computer than Windows Vista would be an automatic sales superstar. Not so! If anything, Linux needs to become more hardware-hungry in order to compete effectively with Vista.
Nagios provides an advanced server and device monitoring solution. It has become the de facto standard among other service monitoring applications, and is highly competitive with the non-free ones. This article will explain why Nagios is useful, and then cover some installation concepts to help get you started.
When I first used Wine to try to install Windows software on my Linux machine, I found it less than user-friendly. Fortunately there was an application called WineTools to help smooth out the process. WineTools helps you download essential Windows add-ons like DLLs and Internet Explorer -- a necessity for most users, since a great many third-party Windows apps rely on IE's low-level system integrating to implement essential services. But WineTools has not aged well, and using it increasingly causes problems for other Wine applications. Luckily a new project called Wine Doors is picking up where WineTools left off.
IBM and BEA Systems command more than half of the red-hot application integration and middleware (AIM) market combined. Embracing open source will not only help them keep fast-charging rivals like Microsoft at bay, but may even help them widen the gap.
The collaboration tools are simple but effective. Click a link at the bottom of the page to add a comment and Writeboard adds the comments with the user's name. If you select two versions of the document and click the Compare button, it shows all the edits made in the newer version. Deleted text is grayed out and new text is highlighted green.
Join us while we explore the details of Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) programming. This Tech briefing provides a comprehensive technical overview of the Cell BE architecture, programming models, and software development environment. You will learn all about Cell BE standards like the application binary interface specifications, SPE C/C++ language extensions, SPE assembly language specification, system-level simulator, Cell BE simulator debugging environment, and Cell BE extensions to Linux.
A Linux specialist who declined to be named, said recently that of all the Linux kernel codes, none are developed by Chinese. The situation has been acknowledged by Ni Guangnan, an academic with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a strong advocate of Linux in China.
When your UNIX system runs slow, it is vital that you discover what the problem is as quickly as possible so you can get your system back into the normal operating mode. There are many causes for a slow system, but actually identifying the problem can be exceedingly difficult. In this article, study examples of how to identify and diagnose the cause of your slow running UNIX system to get your machine running properly again.
Prepare for the Linux certification exams and build fundamental skills on Linux systems administration. This tutorial, the sixth in a series of seven on LPIC-2 exam 202 topics shows you how to configure a router, secure FTP servers, teaches you about secure shell (SSH) and TCP_wrappers, and how to find authoritative resources for security topics.
Expand a basic FreeBSD e-mail server with virus protection, spam detection, and Webmail access.
Just about any distro these days installs nicely to the hard drive. What can sometimes happen is that the system breaks when packages are added to the collection which the distro provides by default. And when packages are removed from the provided collection, no-longer-necessary «helper» programs may be left behind, or «orphaned». Work-arounds include sticking with packages which the distro itself supplies in its repository. In the world of Debian, some distros may «tweak» purely-Debian packages to fit better with the overall distro. It is in this context that the question presents itself: is the Debian «Aptitude» tool something which a Debian-based distro might want to use when it builds its version on the shop floor? And might even a certain type of newbie want eventually to «graduate» to Debian in a more nearly perfectly «pure» form and use Aptitude like this? Has Aptitude not been widely discussed because it's not yet in widespread use? ‑‑ This essay seeks to raise these questions from the perspective of a total newbie.
This article provides a glipse of the future with DVB-H and provides the technical details of preparing for the coming DVB-H boom.