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The Linux programmer's toolbox

Linux, like the other *nix platforms, has a reputation of being a good environment for developers. In fact, Linux and hacking – in the original sense of the word – seem to go hand in hand, so much so that some commentators still find it hard to conceive of it as anything but a server and/or development platform.

SeaMonkey 1.1.2 Released

Robert Kaiser writes: "Yesterday, the SeaMonkey project released a new version of its all-in-one Internet suite. SeaMonkey 1.1.2 closes several security vulnerabilities and fixes several smaller problems found in previous versions. With that, SeaMonkey stays at the same level of security as its siblings Firefox and Thunderbird, which are issuing updates for the same problems this week as well.

Why Google loves developers

Google is in the online ad-service business. Why does it lavish attention on software developers and open-source projects? Kicking offline Web apps into gear

Backups again - Bacula

Just a quick note to mention how impressed I have been with my current backup solution, Bacula (using an Overland Neo2000 tape library, which also does the job nicely). A basic setup is pretty straightforward, and after that it runs smoothly and with very little need for intervention (other than tape switching. I have yet to find software that will pull the tapes out of the fireproof box for me & put them into the tape library…).

Running Linux GUI Super Fast with Old Hardware [Part-II]

We have seen how to design a fast and appealing desktop with old H/W. But what about the application S/W ? We can use KDE and GNOME based tools, but these S/W again slow down our system, specially KDE. Then what is the use to design such a fast desktop ? Well, we are lucky as there are huge linux applications which are not based on Qt but the fast GTK/FOX/PyGtk library. So we can extend the power of our old PC with these superior fast GUI. In this PART-II I like to introduce such fast GUI which are non KDE/GNOME but still appealing with strong features.

Eben Moglen: FSF Next Generation

Our series on Professor Eben Moglen's comments from an interview at the Red Hat Summit continues today with his explanation of why it was time for him to depart from the board of the Free Software Foundation.

Palm's new Linux Foleo

Mobile device specialists Palm have stepped away from the handheld device market with the launch of the larger, Linux-based Foleo which is a lot more like a notebook than a handheld device. But will it catch on?

Apache: Creating A Session-Aware Loadbalancer Using mod_proxy_balancer (Debian Etch)

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on May 31, 2007 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
mod_proxy_balancer is an Apache module that lets you create a loadbalancer. This loadbalancer retrieves requested pages from two or more backend webservers and delivers them to the user's computer. An important feature of mod_proxy_balancer is that it keeps track of sessions so that a single user always deals with the same backend webserver.

You discover something new everyday

This is one of the joys of using Linux

Fedora 7 Released

Fedora 7 has been released and represents the culmination of several goals that Fedora has spent the last few releases (spanning the course of at least 2 years) working to achieve. This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies such as KDE 3.5.6, GNOME 2.18, Xorg 7.3 and Linux Kernel 2.6.21.

SA free bandwidth campaign launched

A new campaign to highlight Telkom's local capping non-compliance has been launched with a plan to test Telkom's capability to deliver uncapped local content.

Music Player Daemon rocks your net

The Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a very different, and very cool, way to play back music online. Unlike typical music-playing applications, MPD does not have a graphical (or even command-line) interface. Instead, a variety of clients interact with MPD over the network.

Running Linux GUI Super Fast with Old Hardware [Part-I]

Linux promises to work well with old Hardware too so I started to investigate whether it is just a statement or Linux really works well with Old. Soon I have come to know about some Linux Window Managers and Softwares which have been designed to give life to Old Hardware with out any compromise in user friendliness and look. KDE/GNOME can make the latest Hardware of recent times just obsolete after 3/4 years and users has to go for a Hardware upgradation to continue with those Desktop technologies smoothly. where low fat, fast Linux Softwares still allow me using my 10 years old PI machine smoothly and proudly :-)

Open News Episode 14 Released

This week on Open News Open Source Users Ask To Be Sued, Novell Joins EFF's Patent Busting Project, and Getting A Tickle Out Of Trickle.

Tutorial: Point-and-Click Linux LVM Filesystem Workstation Backup, Part 2

In part 2 of this two-part series on LVM, A. Lizard will cover the dar backup script, emergency script, icon setups, setup of a backup GUI, insertion into a Knoppix .iso, backup, and restore.

Apple rolls out copy protection-free iTunes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc. said on Wednesday it launched iTunes Plus, a new copy protection-free music download service featuring artists with EMI Group including Coldplay, The Rolling Stones and Joss Stone.

[Here's one for digital freedom - dcparris]

Novell won't be punished for Microsoft deal: source

BOSTON (Reuters) - A foundation that owns rights to much of the code behind Linux software has decided not to carry out threats to punish Novell Inc. (NOVL.O: Quote, Profile, Research over a deal with Microsoft Corp, a person familiar with the matter said.

Dell + Linux + Wal-Mart

Lots of news from Dell about Linux lately. A few weeks ago, Dell said they planned to preload Ubuntu Linux version 7.04 on three new PCs, two desktops and a laptop. Desktops were expected, but the laptop was a nice touch. So many laptop parts are customized many Linux distributions have trouble running on them.

Scientific Linux releases Live CD 5.0

The Scientific Linux team last weekend released its Live CD 5.0 for i386 and x86_64 architectures, following on the heels of its Live DVD 5.0 release earlier this month. As is expected from a live CD, Scientific Live CD 5.0 boots and runs the distribution directly from the CD, according to spokesman Urs Beyerle.

Linux opens doors for mobile phone design

  • Electronics Weekly; By Richard Wilson (Posted by dcparris on May 31, 2007 8:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Mobile phones based on Linux operating systems are set for strong growth over the next few years, according to a report from market watcher Strategy Analytics.

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