The UK government is backing a National Computing Centre (NCC) test laboratory that aims to prove the viability of open source software applications and configurations for public sector organisations.
In 2002, Portland, Ore.'s Sunset Presbyterian Church had a 200+-page Web site that contained mainly static content about the church, its ministries, and events. While many people were using the Web site and submitting content for it, the all-volunteer team maintaining it, of which I was a member, was overworked. Half of our time was spent editing existing pages and removing old content. Everything was done by hand: creating pages, uploading them to the site via FTP, and checking them against the site's style guidelines. All new volunteers required lots of training to become fully contributing members. Our team needed to find a way to become more efficient.
This tutorial provides a concrete example of how to make Maven and Eclipse collaborate.
Fast-Growing Computing Platform Ideal for Wall St. Trading Applications
'Painless' migration saves Johannesburg BRS call centre as much as R2000 per machine and cuts downtime and virus risk.
Michael Robertson has given up day-to-day control of Linspire and is leaving the company in the hands of new CEO Kevin Carmony. Robertson said, on his blog, that he wants to spend more time with his two other companies, Mp3tunes.com and Sipphone.com, which allows customers to make free long distance phone calls. However, Robertson says he will continue to advise Linspire on strategic matters.
You don't have to run Microsoft's omnipresent OS, but why should you try an alternative? For many years there have been several operating systems to choose from, but the newest ones – those based on a Linux kernel – have usually been hard to use, at least for the average user. Times have definitely changed. Get your hands on a recent version of, say, Xandros Desktop and you’d almost swear you'd been working with it forever.
If patent law had been applied to novels in the 1880s, great books would not have been written. If the EU applies it to software, every computer user will be restricted, says Richard Stallman
As information technology becomes more pervasive, the issues of communication between information-processing machines and people becomes increasingly important. Up to now such communication has been almost entirely by means of video screens. Speech, which is by far the most widely used and natural means of communication between people, is an obvious possible substitute. However, this deceptively simple means of exchanging information is, in fact, extremely complicated. Festival Speech Synthesis System aims to make things a little easier on interface developers.
The use of Linux and virtualization makes more sense everyday.
Unisys has introduced its "Real Time Capacity" (RTC) series of ES7000 servers -- for customers running Intel-based servers on Windows or Linux, the servers provide the ability to scale their computing power as their business needs evolve, officials said. Each ES7000 RTC series server is shipped with surplus capacity that can be activated -- and paid for -- when and if needed.
With Version 3.9 of the Live CD Linux Knoppix only recently completed, the next one is already in the offing. In time for the event LinuxTag 2005, which will commence this Wednesday in Karlsruhe, the developer Klaus Knopper will be releasing the Version 4.0 of his Linux system, which can be booted and operated directly from CD. It is based on the recently released Debian 3.1 (Sarge). Knoppix was expanded compared with the state of release of Sarge by the Version 3.4.1 of the Unix/Linux desktop KDE. As a further desktop the Version 2.8 of GNOME is included, with the open-source Office Suite OpenOffice available in the beta version of the 2.0 edition.
The more Linux succeeds, the more rhetoric I see from people opposed to Linux's success. If the people making that noise had much credibility, maybe you should worry. Given the source of noise, however, Linux users should consider they got on the right train.
I just finished Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, and like pretty much everyone else who has read that book, I was awestruck and inspired. Like a couple of other authors before me (see end of blog for list), I’m seeking to apply Diamond’s analysis to the question of which type of software will prevail: open source or commercial software.
This is a special podcast dedicated to the review of the newly released Linux distro Fedora Core 4 by Redhat. This is part one of the review and focuses on the initial installation and configuration of the OS. [The story links directly to the mp3 file]
The art of hiding information from anyone except from the intended receiver has been used for many centuries. Hiding information by embedding it in other, seemingly innocuous information is known as steganography, a word that means "covered writing" in Greek. Today, steganography applications can hide one file within another on a computer. Steganography applications are available on many different platforms, including Windows, Linux, and *BSD.
NetApp CEO talks open source, virtualization and IBM
A Linux board the size of a packet of chewing gum has been used to spur a wave of low-cost robotics applications, including a wireless helicopter, at England's University of Essex. Computer science researcher Owen Holland at the University of Essex has created an airborne robotics application.
Most of us have been conditioned for so long that the Microsoft "platform" is essential that we scarcely pause to think about alternatives. But as long as we can perform our essential tasks - print that report, send that e-mail - does the operating system really matter?
For every network service you run, you've opened one more window on your server to the world. Firewalls are great for defending servers against attacks from the outside, but attacks don't always come from the outside. If you have a server inside your firewall hacked, the attacker can continue hacking away at other servers without worrying about the firewall stopping his progress. For this reason it is important to schedule network audits of all of your servers.