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Red Hat Magazine--January Features
In this fifth tutorial of nine in the series of Linux certification exam 102 topics, Ian Shields introduces you to scripts and programming in the Bash shell
. Learn how to customize your shell environment, use shell programming structures to create functions and scripts, and use the various login scripts.
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The Software Freedom Law Center's (SFLC) request for a re-examination of Blackboard's patent for elearning systems has been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Another request for re-examination by Desire2Learn is also pending. Speaking for the SFLC, Richard Fontana expresses optimism that these requests will either overturn the patent claim or else narrow it to the point that it no longer poses a threat to free software learning systems.
Its products are free. Its work force is largely volunteer. Its meetings are open to anyone. It's a nonprofit. It may be the hottest tech company in America.
Part of the early received wisdom about open-source was that it couldn't last: why would people donate their time and expertise to creating something for no return?
This is Part 3 of a series that pits Microsoft's new Vista OS against Linux's fair-haired boy, Ubuntu. At the conclusion of Part 2, our fearless curmudgeon had just finished configuring his test system to dual-boot Vista Ultimate and SimplyMEPIS 6.01, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a KDE desktop.
Key Client Wins and Online Community Growth Drive Expansion
In a message posted to the Linux kernel mailing list yesterday, kernel contributor Greg Koah-Hartman announced that kernel developers will be providing free Linux driver development services for companies. This service will help the Linux community create stronger relationships with hardware vendors while reducing the barriers that presently impede ubiquitous Linux hardware support.
Remember...this is the Definitive Reference, not the Definitive Guide. Yes both are O'Reilly series and are related ("Definitive" books are supposed to be crammed full of information) but there is also a critical difference. Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference is more like a dictionary or a small encyclopedia (although "small" is in the eye of the beholder) than a textbook or teaching guide. The book assumes that you are at least somewhat "html-literate". Don't pick it up if you've never designed a webpage before.
Going by a recent survey by the Forum for Open Source Initiatives in India (FOSII), the Indian market for open source recorded a combined growth of 60 per cent last year. Over 50 per cent growth was reported in open source software and related services.
[ I'm sorry this news is a week old, but I just recently discovered this site, and liked the article - hkwint ]
The fact that OpenOffice.org Writer is more than a word processor is an open secret. Designed to write long documents, Writer is in many ways a document processor comparable to FrameMaker, suitable for designing books and dissertations while falling short of a complete desktop publishing solution. For this reason, it includes a number of tools for tweaking lines of text, including Tools> Language> Hyphenation and the tools for adjusting character width and letter space for individual characters. However, by far the least understood of these high-end tools is Writer's ability to adjust line-spacing.
Thanks to Fluendo, Linux and Solaris users on a variety of processor architectures can now purchase playback support for patent-encumbered audio and video formats. Similar support from free alternatives, whether they rely on copying Windows DLLs or use original code, all violate existing patent law. The mere existence of Fluendo's plugins needles a bevy of critics, but Fluendo is prepared to answer them all. And in an ironic twist, sales of these decoders for non-free formats are funding the development of free alternatives.
Last week, we learned some fun ways to mess with the minds of wireless freeloaders, and introduced ourselves to some methods for finding out who is on our networks. Today we're going to learn some different ways to kick unwanted visitors off networks, and how to see exactly who is lurking on our airwaves.
In preparation to the FOSDEM
conference, coming up in three weeks, Gimp hacker Øyvind Kolås discusses
the current state of its next-generation GEGL image processing framework.
When you read source code, often you need to look for definitions of functions, classes, or other objects. Editors such as Emacs and Vim help you browse the code by supporting the concept of tags. You can think of tags as labels that can be jumped to.
MySQL is a database that is synonymous with ease-of-use, and most database-driven Web applications use it as their database of choice. Because of this, MySQL is used on many Web servers. While the MySQL command line tool is useful, unless you know all the ins and outs of SQL syntax, it can be time-consuming to get things done. It is for this reason that tools like phpMyAdmin have become so popular.
ActiveState Software Inc. has shipped Komodo IDE 4.0, the first unified workspace for end-to-end development of dynamic web applications.
Whinky releases 1st ever mobile super computer based on an open standard platform, with advanced voice, data, media, encryption and infra-red technologies.
"One of the best things about the universe of Free Software of which GNU/Linux is a flagship is its community and the willingness of so many people in it to help each other make their GNU/Linux and Free Software experience better. If something doesn't work, if you don't know how to do something, if you don't know what software you need for a task you want to do, whatever issue you have there is a great chance someone in the community will be not only able, but happily willing to help. On Nuxified.org we are about to celebrate this trait throughout the month February of this year, in form of a competition."
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