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The “Portland Project,” the collaborative venture that simplifies the process of porting and integrating applications for Linux desktops, announced the Beta release of its programming interfaces for GNOME and KDE environments. Several of the global Linux distributors have indicated a commitment to support their application vendors with early versions of the Portland Project tools.
In this last tutorial, from a series of seven tutorials on Linux Professional Institute exam 202 topics, review tools and commands that help you detect and solve networking problems
. Also, review the locations for basic configuration files that affect network status and behavior.
Just ran across this yesterday. It is the fastest live cd I've run across and has a huge selection of data recovery and partitioning tools along with memtest and a browser so that you can do research while booted into the live cd.
Builds for Windows and Linux of the new Firebird 2.0 RC3 (probably the last RC) are out.
In this Developers Zone article we take an in-depth look at how the ALTER TABLE command is implemented in MySQL Cluster 5.0.
A U.S. magistrate has struck down many of the SCO Group Inc.'s claims against IBM Corp., saying SCO failed to show its intellectual property was misappropriated when Big Blue donated software code to the freely distributed Linux operating system.
[Schools also seem interested in SCO v. IBM. -- grouch]
This article discuss how code generation works in Ruby, and it delve into a more radical component-based approach in Seaside.
Sun's new CEO Jonathan Schwartz ended years of speculation last month when he announced that the company plans to open source Java. Tony Baer reports from Sun's annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
NSpluginwrapper is a cross-architecture tool designed to let Firefox users on AMD64 and PowerPC Linux use i386-only, binary Web browser plugins -- such as those frequently provided by closed source, commercial interests. Following a protracted delay after its initial, binary-only release back in May, NSpluginwrapper is now available with source code.
Ok, this quote isn’t really new - in fact, it is from Thu, 18 Aug 2005, but I found it just today when reading the blog of one of the two authors of the planet
I asked for successes at schools using Open Source Software, and I received a wide variety of them. Although schools aren't typically thought of as a small business, I believe if a technology will work in schools it will work anywhere.
An open source systems deployment at Orwell High School in Felixstowe, Suffolk, has reportedly been abandoned by the school's IT manager, leaving pupils with a hybrid OSS/proprietary system that is far from useable, and has impacted the pupils' academic performance.
[Sounds like someone needed to think about the 7 Ps - yes, all 7 of them. - dcparris]
The story of how a Toronto school's fully functional Linux lab was replaced with an elderly Microsoft system is spreading.
Based on VAR demand, Bell Microproducts has signed a deal to become a certified distributor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The article explains how to setup Nexenta Zones via remote Debian APT repository and shows some benefits of using OpenSolaris Zone HW virtualization technology.
Last time we left off after installing Webmin. Now it's time to configure the two network interfaces, then lock down security. Obviously, a firewall, like any network border device, must be highly secure.
In Monday's issue of InformationWeek, I take a closer look at the latest turns in SCO's quixotic court fight against IBM. To get you through the weekend, here's a critical tidbit you need to know about now if you're a Linux user, or if you're even thinking about using Linux.
[Please note that I have categorized this as humor - couldn't figure out how else to classify it. - dcparris]
The open source graphics community is debating the creation of an open specification for a new raster graphics file format. Many feel that the time has come to define an extensible, shared format to exchange complex documents between a variety of application programs -- including raster image editors, viewers, and related tools like vector and page-layout programs.
Norwegian open source software company Trolltech completed an IPO on July 5 and is now listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs).
Microsoft backed down on its proprietary stance over document formats but, if it was hoping for a pat on the back from the wider internet community, it should have known better.
[A better headline would have been "Microsoft proves how obstinate they are". - dcparris]
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