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Opinion: Wondering what you'll see at LinuxWorld Boston? Here's the word on the street. (Linux-Watch)
LinuxDevices.com recently caught up with Roger Kung, founder of Linux smartphone specialist E28 in China. E28 shipped the world's first Linux smartphone, and continues to ship Linux smartphones, with a focus on dual-mode cellular/VoIP (voice-over-IP) designs for MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) around the world,
For Web developers, in particular, the onus falls on creating sites aimed at maximizing client contact through well-rounded, functional vehicles that drive traffic and generate sales. And in today's global economy, it also means using code that is W3C compliant.
As a FreeBSD desktop user I occasionally feel left out when it comes to the availability of applications, particularly desktop applications or binary-only browser plugins produced by commercial closed source vendors. Sometimes a good alternative lurks in the vast FreeBSD ports collection, but not always. The version available may lag a couple of revisions behind what I need, or the port might exclude my particular architecture. Fortunately, FreeBSD can run binaries and shared libraries that have been compiled for Linux and other Unix ABIs (such as SVR4 and SCO).
Debian networking Setup - Basics of IP networking
This is very easy and quick guide for all debian user and admins to configure networking in debian
Samba allows UNIX, Linux, IBM System 390, or OpenVMS hosts to interact with Microsoft Windows clients and servers as if they were Windows file and print servers... Unless the remote client or server is running Windows Vista. At that point, client directory queries are returned with all but the first 100 files truncated. Microsofties say it's all Samba's fault. Email Battles begs to differ
Hard Real-Time Advanced Compact Server Platform Ideal for High-End Simulation and Other Applications in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Telecom, and Financial Services
More than 200 vendors are expected to set up booths at the LinuxWorld Expo 2006 in Boston next week. New products at the show will range from Linux-focused hardware for servers and storage, to enterprise applications.
Debian developer Martin Michlmayr has been working on finding problems with the GNU Compiler Collection 4.1 release and code in the Debian archives. Michlmayr's research has had some interesting results, and provides a wealth of information about the quality of GCC 4.1 and MIPS code in the Debian archives.
Design and Construction Professionals Can Quickly Identify and Prioritize Leads, and Track Opportunities Throughout the Sales Cycle with the McGraw-Hill Construction Network(R)
With Microsoft pushing the release of Vista back yet again, there just might be an opportunity for a new sheriff to come to town.
ACL(Access Control List) Configuration in Debian
Open source software is more than just Linux, and in many cases is more than ready for prime time business, says CSC's Bill Koff. In South Africa this week to talk open source with local businesses, Koff urged companies to take open source seriously, while still understanding the challenges of this new software paradigm.
Fighting the FLOSS battles in Australian government procurement.
With LinuxWorld Conference and Exposition approaching, security vendor Symantec began nestling up to Linux reporters. The company sent out an invitation to a come-one-come-all "media appreciation dinner" at a tony Boston restaurant the first night of LWCE, perking up the ears of dozens of open source writers and starting the wheels of speculation turning. What could Symantec want with the Linux press? But the dinner was canceled due to "conflicts," according to Symantec's PR firm, which makes us wonder, does that mean Symantec doesn't appreciate us anymore?
Martin Fink, Hewlett Packard's Linux vice-president, yesterday slammed the open source community's complex licensing schemes, suggesting that there are too many open source licences for developers to manage properly.
He said there were currently "58 open source licences in use," and the task of keeping up with them created many difficulties for open source developers. Its something of a personal crusade for Fink, who said, "I've spent a lot of my time stopping people from creating more [licences]", before going on to say, "[HP has] never ever created an open source licence. If we never had to, why do you?"
Debian, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu released security updates this week. Fedora and FreeBSD did not issue any security advisories this week. Advisories were issued for KOffice, OpenOffice.org, Flex, bsd-games, libcairo, FreeRADIUS, RealPlayer, and netpbm-free.
Content management system Mambo rakes in another award as it readies to release a new version and celebrate its fifth birthday.
At CaFeLUG, the local Free Software User Group in Capital Federal, Argentina, we have been putting on different types of installfests, technical meetings, annual conferences, and traditional LUG meetings for several years now. From them we've learned a lot about how to organize a technical conference. This article covers all the things you should think of before putting on an event. By hearing what worked for us and what didn't, maybe you can avoid making some of the mistakes we made.
A Voice over IP primer with special attention to using it on Linux.
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