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31 Days Before Your CCNA Exam

I love countdowns. The final scenes of the original "Back to the Future" and "Back to the Future III" films when Marty and Doc are racing against time to get the DeLoren up to eighty-eight miles per hour are still exciting to me. Of course, I'm just in the audience and can enjoy the dynamic tension (even knowing how it turns out) without worrying about failure.

Women flock to Linux talkfest

Female registrations have hit an all time high for Linux.conf.au (LCA) to be held in Sydney next year. More than 50 women have signed up to the traditionally male dominated event, which represents approximately 10% of the overall number of registrations.

A New Linux Certification: Ubuntu Certified Professional

LPI recently announced that it was changing its recertification policy for the LPIC certification. This announcement was badly received by some, as it suggested that the LPI’s motives had changed and instead of seeking to maintain a persistently high quality of certifications they were now trying to make a return on their original investment by forcing the holders of the LPIC certification to recertify at least once every five years, or else they would lose their certificate.

Downloadable book assists SUSE 10.1

A new, downloadable book helps users to install, configure, extend, and troubleshoot SUSE 10.1. Jem Matzan's SUSE Linux 10.1 Kick Start provides a clear, concise, task-oriented guide to getting one of today's most polished and popular desktop Linuxes doing everything most users want.

Announcing FUDCon Boston 2007

On Friday, February 2nd, Fedora enthusiasts will gather at Boston University for the annual appearance of the world-famous groundhog Fedora Phil. According to legend, if Fedora Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of Fedora test releases.

Goodbye VHS, farewell fair use

As VHS tapes and VCRs head the way of Betamax and phonographs, commentator Bill Hammack warns that the right to fair use is in danger of disappearing right along with them.

New Linux mobile phones to use integrated multimedia stack

Sasken Communication Technologies says its multimedia application/codec stack was licensed by Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC) for several Linux mobile phones due in early 2007. The phones will run Sasken's "Multimedia Subsystem Solution" (MSS) stack on a MontaVista Linux kernel and TI OMAP application processor.

Portrait: Rafe Levien, font-designer and free software contributor

Rafe Levien sees himself as one of a small but growing collection of people working to reconcile the free software and typographic communities. Most font designers, Levien says, "have a real suspicion of the free software ethic. It's only in the last year or two that we've seen some bridges being built between these two worlds."

Microsoft Hands Out 16,000 SUSE Linux Subscriptions

Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and AIG Technologies have already signed up for the SUSE Linux enterprise subscription certificates Microsoft is offering under its recent, controversial deal with Novell.

A first look at Thunderbird 2.0

After many months of development, Thunderbird 2.0 is almost ready to debut. The Mozilla Foundation released the first beta of Thunderbird 2.0 last week, and I've been using it to manage my mail since then. The new release boasts tagging, history navigation, new mail alerts, improved extension support, and a number of other features. Thunderbird 2.0 won't knock your socks off with exciting new features, but it's a nice, gradual improvement over the Thunderbird 1.5 series.

Trolltech rev's Linux device UI stacks

Trolltech has enhanced its dual-licensed software stack for mobile device UIs (user interfaces), and has moved more of it to GPLv2. Qtopia 4.2.0 features new VoIP (voice-over-IP) and WiFi capabilities, while the Open Source Edition now includes everything in the commercial version except DRM (digital rights management) and telephony components, the company says.

Why Webbrowser statistics lie and just don't say anything

Recent webserver statistics say that Microsoft's webbrowser has a portion of more than 90% of all browser used in the word wide web. They want to make one believe that even Netscape is no longer relevant at all. Well, most people I know do not use MSIE but Mozilla, Netscape or other alternative browsers, even the majority of people that use Windows I know don't use MSIE. So what might be the reason for this discrepance of available statistics and personal experience?

Build a Sample Project with Eclipse Cell BE SDK

In this introductory walk-through, updated for the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) SDK V2.0, explore the Cell BE processor IDE with a click-for-click lesson on how to construct a simple project. Also, get step-by-step instructions on how to create, build, and run POWER Processing Unit (PPU)-and Synergistic Processor Unit (SPU)-managed make projects.

Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL Now Available for Ubuntu

Zmanda Inc., a provider of open source backup and recovery software, announced that Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL, its enterprise-class backup and recovery solution for MySQL databases, is now available on Ubuntu. ZRM for MySQL now supports all major Linux distributions.

Linux Mint 2.1 Screenshot Walkthrough

A new stable version of Linux Mint has been released: "Linux Mint 2.1, code name "Bea", is out and available for download." Here is a brief list of some of the changes since version 2.0: "OpenOffice 2.1; mintDesktop, which adds a lot of desktop improvements; quick access to the computer, home places and terminal; ability to delete files directly without sending them to the trash; mintDesktop home folders...

SPI to transfer domain names to OSI

Software in the Public Interest's (SPI) board of directors has voted to approve the transfer of the opensource.org and opensource.net domain names to the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The move is welcomed as a goodwill gesture by OSI, but has already generated some hostility from SPI's constituency.

Mandriva announces plans for Mexico

Mexican local office begins operations in order to offer Mandriva Linux solutions to organizations and people all over the country. It is a fact: Mexico is joining the world's enthusiasm for open source technologies. Linux plays a key role in over 16,000 small and medium businesses in this country, and well-known Mexican corporate groups, such as Comision Federal de Electricidad (the largest supplier of electrical power), employ open source.

Do Ruby on Rails with Ajax nails

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Jack D Herrington (Posted by solrac on Dec 20, 2006 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Its well known that Ruby on Rails provides an excellent platform for building Web applications, but did you know how well it works with Ajax? This article takes you through the steps of building a Rails web application and then dives right into using Ajax features to give your application the Web 2.0 rich user interface experience.

Canonical Partners with LynuxTraining to Develop Ubuntu Training Courses

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has partnered with LynuxTraining Sàrl to develop the first dedicated Ubuntu training courses for the 'Ubuntu Certified Professional' status. UCP is a training certification based on the LPI level 1 certification.

Clearapp extends support to open source Java platforms

ClearApp Inc, which manages the performance of Java applications, has added coverage of Java open source platforms JBoss and Apache Tomcat in the new version 6.1 of its QuickVision product. That's in addition to coverage of mainstream IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic platforms.

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