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Running A File-, Print-, Proxy-, DHCP-, AND Time-Server For Small/Medium Enterprises

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Oct 18, 2006 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
This article shows how to run a file-, print-, HTTP proxy- DHCP-, and time server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on one single Debian Sarge system. It is very easy to set up, and management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line.

Interview with Pavel Kanzelsberger ("Pixel" developer)

  • www.linuxinterviews.com; By Sarted (Posted by Cypress on Oct 18, 2006 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
Pixel (formerly Pixel32) is an image editing program, similar to Photoshop or Gimp, that runs on a large variety of platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, Zeta, OS X, SkyOS and more. In an 8 year period, it has grown to become a very pleasant-looking and usefull application. It currently supports a large variety of formats, and though it is not open-source, we consider it to be a must-have for every Linux user. Unlike Gimp, it has support for CMYK and uses it's own GUI toolkit called eLiquid.

The Unicode Standard 5.0: An Appreciation

  • ConsortiuimInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Oct 18, 2006 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups:
Chances are you haven't heard a lot about the Unicode, or those that created it, and that's a shame. Unicode 5.0 has just been released, and believe it or not, it's a fascinating read.

Windows servers at risk at Linux-friendly Bartter

Local poultry producer Bartter Enterprises is evaluating the future of around 70 Microsoft Windows servers, in the context of a recent migration of other systems to Red Hat Linux.

agámi Systems Selects rPath’s rBuilder to Deliver its Next Generation of NAS Appliances

rPath’s technology allows agámi Systems to reduce development costs and streamline field maintenance

UWC releases kForums bulletin board

Community bulletin board software built on the PHP-based KINKY framework adds multilingual support, multimedia handling and mindmapping to track discussions.

Oracle's mega-patch shuts 101 doors

Oracle today published the mother of all security patches containing 101 fixes for flaws in its database, application server, E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications. Almost half - 45 - of the flaws can be can be exploited by a hacker over a network, while at least six errors in the Oracle database http server can be exploited without the hacker requiring any user name or password. A re-assuring 22 database flaws do at least require some form of authentication.

The unique relationship between Hollywood Movies and Linux

Quite often, we speculate about Linux grabbing a major share of the desktop PC market. But it seems the film industry are heavy users of Linux, and applications that run on Linux which include both open source and closed source custom made software. Take the popular Hollywood movie 'Scooby Doo' for instance. It was created at Rhythm and Hues studio and the whole movie was rendered and touched up using custom made software which ran on Linux.

Updated eBay tools leave Linux users in the cold

Online auction giant eBay is continually upgrading and supplementing its services, and that means frequent users periodically discover something new when they log in -- integrated PayPal, new messaging tools, and so on. I am one of those frequent users, and I recently discovered that the latest update to one of the core auction tools locks out Linux users.

Tips and Tricks for the Linux Network Admin

There's always something new and progressive in the free and open source software universe. Here's a roundup of some recent worthy happenings in the fun worlds of iptables and VoIP: getting SIP through iptables NAT firewalls, adding new modules to iptables with Patch-O-Matic, monitoring iptables in real-time, and a look at the excellent AstLinux, "the professional's PBX".

Novell Promotes Tom Francese to Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales

President of Novell EMEA will now also oversee company's global sales, channel and alliances activities

Free Standards Group launches LSB Developer Network

The Free Standards Group (FSG) is scheduled to announce today its answer to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) -- the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network. The LSB Developer Network (LDN) will combine community content with original content in one convenient location to provide developers with information on writing portable Linux applications.

This week at LWN: Device drivers and non-disclosure agreements

Anybody who has been working with free software for any period of time knows that hardware support is often one of the community's thorniest problems. Manufacturers are often reluctant to tell their customers how to actually use the hardware they sell. For some strange reason, people buy that hardware anyway, and promptly want it to work with their operating system of choice. If that system is Windows, the manufacturer will usually provide a driver (of uncertain quality). Free software users, instead, are usually on their own.

Don't be afraid to change course during a project

This week I'm going to cover some of the things they don't teach you in systems analysis and design courses. If you recall, the aim for the project I was working on was to convert an old _ and I mean very old _ Excel 4 application (before Visual Basic) and convert it to a MySQL and PHP based application.

Linux powers small plane "glass cockpit"

FSMLabs reports that its real-time Linux distribution was used by Blue Mountain Avionics to build an electronic flight information system (EFIS) or "glass cockpit" for experimental aircraft. The EFIS/One offers dozens of solid-state instruments, digital autopilot, an air data computer, and a built-in flight recorder.

Microsoft: Unethically Dominating the Security Industry

  • OSWeekly.com; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on Oct 18, 2006 3:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Every business faces competition, at least to some extent. Even if you’re currently the only provider of a certain service in your field of expertise, that doesn’t mean there aren’t people on the sidelines trying to secretly improve on what you’re doing and eventually lead your customers away from you. You may not see them, but they’re probably there.

Cache in with JSON to Ajaxianize your web apps

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Bakul L. Patel (Posted by solrac on Oct 18, 2006 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
JSON helps provide an Ajaxian nature to a Web application. Learn an elegant way to cache metadata on the client side with the help of server code, which provides JSON-formatted (JavaScript Object Notation) stringified metadata. This approach also enables you to handle multivalue and multigroup attributes in a manner similar to Ajax.

Free Standards Group Teams with O’Reilly Media to Offer Linux Developer Services

The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, today announced it has partnered with O’Reilly Media to offer services to Linux application developers as part of its Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network.

Port Your Code Around the World with m17n

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Frank Pohlmann and Martin Streicher (Posted by IdaAshley on Oct 18, 2006 2:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
To make Linux applications usable worldwide -- with no inequity between Western dialects and languages around the world -- you must be able to input, store, retrieve, and render any language, no matter how complex. The multilingualization library, or m17n, provides a single solution for all languages on UNIX-like platforms.

New KOffice release focuses on image editing and DBMS

KOffice 1.6, an update to the integrated office suite featured in the popular KDE desktop environment, is now available for download, and includes several significant enhancements. KOffice 1.6 also contains feature releases for its image editor Krita and its desktop database application Kexi.

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