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Linear Optimization with the GNU Linear Programming Kit

The GNU Linear Programming Kit is a powerful, proven tool for solving numeric problems with multiple constraints. Get an introduction to GLPK, the glpsol client utility, and the GNU MathProg language to help find the best solutions to complex numeric problems. Then, learn to solve the problem of optimizing the operations for Giapetto's Woodcarving, Inc., a fictional toy manufacturer.

IBM 'brings electronic medical records one step closer'

An IBM press release reports a software donation to the Open Healthcare Framework which is an electronic medical record interoperability platform. However, the announcement is non-specific about what was actually open-sourced

Vmware, XenSource Join Virtualization Forces For Linux

The goal is to allow different hypervisors to manage Linux virtual machines generated by a competitor's software.

Peace has been established on at least one front: XenSource and VMware are working together to improve virtualization in the Linux kernel.

Debian Installer etch beta 3 released

The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch.

Seven simple reasons to use AppFuse to buld web apps quickly

This article show you how AppFuse uses open source tools to help you develop Web applications quickly and efficiently. The AppFuse's community is healthy and happy -- and one of the few places where users of different Web frameworks actually get along.

Zenoss, Inc. Lands $4.8 Million in Venture Funding to Expand Open Source IT Management Offerings

Boulder Ventures and Intersouth Partners Lead Investment In the Next Frontier for Open Source Software

Becoming a free software developer, part I: Why am I not a free ...

With all of the recent argument over the lack of women in the free software community, especially as relates to the reports from the Free/Libre/Open Source Software Group, which state that only 1.5% of the free software development community is female, and that women are actively discouraged from becoming free software developers. I decided to take a new approach and ask myself, "Why am I not a free software developer?"

Integrate PostgreSQL with .NET

  • Builder AU; By Tony Patton (Posted by grouch on Aug 11, 2006 7:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
The open source software community has had a huge impact on the software industry. The quality and type of applications available via open source licences are impressive.

While MySQL has garnered most of the attention with respect to open source database solutions, there are plenty of other options, such as PostgreSQL. This week I take a look at PostgreSQL and explain how you can utilise it as the backend for .NET applications.

Backup MySQL databases, web server files to a FTP server automatically

This is a simple backup solution for people who run their own web server and MySQL server on a dedicated box or VPS. Most dedicated hosting provider provides the backup service using NAS or FTP servers. These service providers will hook you to their redundant centralized storage array over private VLAN.

The main advantage of using FTP or NAS backup is a protection from data loss. You can also generate a shell script as per your setup.

Gentoo Portage secrets

Gentoo Linux is perhaps the most-used source-based Linux distribution. One secret to its success is the powerful and handy Portage package management system. While Gentoo comes with extensive documentation covering most aspects of using Portage, the techniques described in Gentoo's handbook and other documentation are not always the most effective ones. Here are some insider tips that can greatly increase your productivity.

If copyright won’t work, try copyleft

New Delhi - If copyright does not work, try copyleft! This is the theme of a meeting here this month on which the corporate world, social activists and government officials would wrack their brains.

AMD64 on nVidia mainboards

Debian Developer Erich Schubert built a new and relatively cheap computer for his father, and he reports that he ran into problems with sound on that nForce-based motherboard.

Novell renames community edition OpenSuse

No less than a year after Novell announced plans to create as a home for its free community edition Linux OS it finally gets around to renaming the free product OpenSuse, apparently to clear up any misunderstandings.

SCALE 5x Calls For Papers

Preparing for its 5th annual event,SCALE 5x, the Southern California Linux Expo hasissued a call for papers. SCALE 5x will be held on Feb 10-11, 2007 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin. Past speakers have included Chris Dibona, Jon"maddog" Hall, and Andrew Morton. If you are working on an interesting open-source / Linux related project, or just want to address the community SCALE welcomes you to submit a presentation proposal.

Red Hat ramps up JBoss support

Red Hat is on an engineer recruitment spree to boost the support operation for JBoss and drive measured growth for its open source applications business.

Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

  •; By (Posted by gg234 on Aug 11, 2006 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

Linux-based device server sprouts USB interface

SSV is shipping a version of its Linux-based industrial device server with a USB interface. The IGW/920 (Industrial Gateway 920) comes with Linux 2.6 preinstalled, and can be used to remotely control or monitor devices with serial or USB interfaces, SSV says.

More mylo deets emerge, Linux is under the hood

Now that we've recovered from the initial surprise of Sony's mylo announcement, we're starting to get a few more details on its functionality.

Apple FCU Selects Comodo To Deliver Anti- Phishing Protection To ...

New patent pending technology provides revolutionary ability to verify site identity with a touch of the mouse

[This probably should be picked apart at Groklaw or PubPat. Software patents affect all software development. -- grouch]

Software detects difference between shampoo and explosives

  •; By Elizabeth Montalbano (Posted by liz on Aug 11, 2006 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
Under airport security x-rays, a bottle of shampoo bears a real resemblance to a bomb - so much so that technology has been developed to tell the two apart.

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