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Repository of Linux-compatible kit launched

A new database will tackle one of the persistent problems facing Linux deployments - figuring out what hardware is and isn't compatible.

aDesklets: Eye candy for the Linux desktop

Have you ever seen the Mac OS X desktop and wished all that eye candy were available for Linux? Now you can jazz up your Linux desktop with desklets -- nifty little windows that float on your desktop and display information such as weather updates, system monitors, and calenders. Once you have aDesklets installed, you can download and install an assortment of desklets.

Howto: Linux write (burn) data to DVD or DVD/RW at shell prompt

In order to write DVD/DVD-RW from shell prompt you need to install a package called dvd+rw-tools.

DVD is another good option for backup, archiving, data exchange etc. You can install dvd+rw-tools with following commands. Also note that this package works under *BSD, HP-UX, Solaris and other UNIX like operating systems.

Ethiopian activists promote FOSS

NGOs APC and Catia have joined forces with the Ethiopian Free and Open Source Network to host a series of workshops over the next 10 days to promote the use of of free and open source software in that country. The series of three workshops will range from FOSS policy discussions to advanced systems administrator training.

End to Win98 support may boost desktop Linux

From today, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or provide support for Windows 98 and Windows ME, which could lead users to trying alternative operating systems such as Linux.

Book review: DNS in Action

The book DNS in Action is a guide to DNS implementation, os specific configuration, and administration. This is a practical book for new sys admin and network architects about how to run and configure DNS. Libor Dostalek and Alana Kabelova has done a good work to put together complicated topic such as DNS and its implementation. The entire book is divided into ten chapters.

Chapter 1: Domain Name System
We humans take advantage of DNS whenever possible by using terms URLs and e-mail addresses. The first chapter explains the basis of DNS and its principles.

Mozilla/firefox Web Developer Toolbar: Essential kit for any web ...

I've been using the Firefox Web Developer toolbar for about a month now and quite rocks! It's got a tonne of features but here are some of my favourite:

IBM to Debut Lotus Notes on Linux

The company's new product, available as part of Lotus Notes Version 7, uses the Eclipse development environment and will support both RHEL 4 and Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.

PostgreSQL Anniversary Summit a success

This weekend marked the 10th anniversary of PostgreSQL's posting as a public, open source project. To celebrate, the PostgreSQL project held a two-day conference at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Go Beyond JSP with Dynamically Typed Languages

  • (Posted by IdaAshley on Jul 11, 2006 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
Signs of rust are starting to show with JavaServer Pages (JSP) amongst the Java Community. Longstanding conventions inhibit Java programmers from using Java code within Web pages now, and even frameworks that take Java Web development beyond JSP fall short of dynamic language capabilities. This article shows you Ruby's Web page development strategy and touches on Seaside's radical approach.

Luxoft Opens Second Ukraine Office to Expand Near Shore Delivery ...

  • PR Inside (Pressemitteilung); By Press release (Posted by dcparris on Jul 11, 2006 6:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
Luxoft - Russia's leading provider of end-to-end information technology services and solutions - continues its expansion in Eastern Europe as well as strengthening its focus on delivering complex outsourcing services by opening an office in Odessa, Ukraine. The office's new team will provide development expertise in embedded software and hardware systems, micro processing, real-time computing, and Linux.

Tech Writing in the Age of Open Source

There are four core ways to use open source techniques and technologies to dramatically increase the effectiveness of any organization's tech writing. These techniques can greatly enhance the power of technical writing applied in user guides, marketing materials and software documentation.

Nagios Ready for Splunking

Splunk-2-Nagios Integrates Network Management and Troubleshooting

Which Stack is the Best Stack?

Opinion: Linux takes second place to Server 2003 when it comes to applications stacks. Here's why and what can be done about it.

PostgreSQL: 10 Years And Counting

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 11, 2006 2:32 AM EDT)
TORONTO -- What would a birthday party be without presents? Good thing PostgreSQL didn't have to find out.

TCE Company Establishes New IP-PSTN-Hybrid PBX Support Services Division

ELGIN, Ill., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- TCE Company, Inc - a company specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of technology products for small, medium and multi-location businesses, today announced the establishment of Guardian System Management Services, a nationwide technology support services division specializing in the certified installation, and network integration, of IP-PSTN-Hybrid PBX systems including TalkSwitch(R), Bizfon(R) and Epygi(R).

World of Warcraft on Linux?

It's always been possible to run most Windows games on Linux. You just have to pay a monthly subscription fee to TransGaming Technologies for Cedega. You could also, with a lot of work, run that hottest of Windows games, World of Warcraft (WoW), on Ubuntu with WINE. Now, however, CodeWeavers is working on making it possible for CrossOver Office users to easily install and run WoW on a multitude of Linux distributions.

Linux Professional Institute Announces Initiative with Guangdong ...

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the Linux certification organization and its Master Affiliate for the Greater China Region, announced Guangdong Linux Center (GDLC) as its sub-affiliate for Guangdong Province -- the largest province by GDP in China. This initiative of LPI's affiliate in Greater China is a key component of LPI's Regional Enablement Initiative in the region.

Panda Software's Chronicle of Malware Detected in the First Half of 2006

GLENDALE, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Although there were no significant epidemics during the first six months of 2006, an extraordinary number of new malicious codes have emerged. This situation is due to the new crop of malware writers, in which the main objective is financial gain. Cyber-criminals try to install their creations quietly on systems, so as not to alert users and IT security companies. However, some of the latest creations stand out not for their capacity to spread widely or steal bank details, but more as anecdotes.

Linux Networx LS Supersystems Fuel Customer Success

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