This tutorial takes you through the process of setting up the Perl Database Interface (DBI) to work with the IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS). See examples of how to exercise a variety of DBI features and learn how to configure CPAN module installation, driver installation, script automation, data structures, pitfalls, and Perl interaction with IDS.
Software Disclosure Requirements in Representative Holt and Senator Nelson's bills (HR811 and S559)
Ubuntu has an interesting project called Upstart, which is a replacement for the traditional Unixinit system. The goals of Upstart are ambitious: to modernize and streamline the boot process, control user tasks, and manage services. Carla Schroder examines how this new project will work.
Sometimes in the public sector, reaching almost everyone isn’t enough. The European Commission (EC) found this out the hard way in late 2006 when it launched a streaming service that supported Windows and Macintosh users but not Linux users. To make matters worse, when citizens across Europe complained, the EC claimed it was illegal to support Linux streaming.
Indian outsourcer Wipro Ltd. is set to develop open-source business software and offer systems integration services around the open-source database from software vendor Ingres Corp., which will be marketed jointly by the two companies. The tie-up with Wipro is one of a number of systems integration partnerships that Ingres plans with Indian outsourcers, said Vivek Bhatnagar, Ingres' country director for India, on Wednesday.
The government could save more than £600 million a year if it used more open source software, the shadow chancellor has estimated.
Repeated efforts at Nationwide Mutual Insurance to try Linux on the mainframe faced internal opposition, some of it from IT employees worried that a mainframe-based server Back up your business with HP's ProLiant ML150 Server - just $1,299. consolidation would be a threat to their jobs. They "fought tooth and nail to keep it from happening," said James Vincent, a mainframe systems engineering consultant at Nationwide. Their resistance taught Vincent a lesson that he put to use after the Linux project was finally approved in 2005. Part of Vincent's job involved working with the employees who had feared the project, including IT staffers who worked on Unix systems.
Even if it fails, 'One Laptop per Child' will have an enormous impact on the computing landscape.
In the United States, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has reached out to the community with advocacy campaigns and the consultation process on the next version of the GNU General Public License. By contrast, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is focusing much of its community outreach on the creation of a group it calls the Freedom Task Force (FTF). Although relatively new, the FTF is already starting to make its mark on free software in Europe in the fields of education and compliance, and with its unique approach to the problems of copyright.
This article will cover PHP5's improved XML parsing techniques, focusing on parsing large or complex XML documents.
A loyal Linux user follows up to yesterday's praise from Katie McAuliff of Novell, detailing *why* the Linux desktop is not only caught up, but better.
On Tuesday, January 25th Mandriva introduced a new project: Metisse LiveCD. In this article we are going to investigate the features offered by this promising project and see if Metisse can compete with the popular desktops in terms of ergonomics and ease of use.
A lot of virtual ink has been spilled over the recent announcement of Google Apps Premier Edition, yet I am compelled to spill more. Google Apps combines a suite of applications under your own domain including Gmail, Calendar, Talk, and Docs and Spreadsheets. Whether it dents the Microsoft Office hegemony will play out over the next couple of years.
BackTrack is the most Top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes. It's evolved from the merge of the two wide spread distributions Whax and Auditor Security Collection. By joining forces and replacing these distribution the BackTrack could gain a massive popularity and was voted in 2006 as #1 at the surveil of insecure.org. Security professionals as well as new-comers are using it as their favorite toolset all over the globe.
This morning NVIDIA released a new Linux display driver. While this driver was not the Linux 100.XX.XX driver that was expected, it was a minor update to append support for the new Quadro graphics cards. In addition, GeForce 8800 series SLI is now supported.
KwikByte is shipping a tiny, low-powered ARM-based SBC (single-board computer) aimed at applications such as kiosks and streaming audio clients. The KBAT9261 ("BAT6") is based on an Atmel ARM9 processor, supports PoE (power-over-Ethernet), runs Linux and native development tools, and is available with an optional enclosure.
Blue Cliff, Inc. has announced the development of a non-proprietary open source laboratory interface to VistA-Office Electronic Health record system (VOE). Blue Cliff is a Hawaii-based software consultant and development company specializing in providing installation, configuration and customization support for VistA and its derivatives.
LinuxChix, a social networking group for women who use Linux and other open source software, was formed in 1999 by Deb Richardson, a Linux user who was frustrated by the attitudes of many other Linux-oriented groups. Since then, the organisation has grown dramatically, and there are currently more than 40 regional LinuxChix chapters around the world. Until February, LinuxChix had chapters in Australia in Melbourne and Sydney. Following discussions at the Linux.Conf.Au conference in Sydney in January, members realised that a national group would better serve the country. Last month the groups united to form AussieChix, a new nationwide chapter that makes the group more accommodating to women from across Australia, whilst also improving the communications between the members of the previous chapters.
Linux server revenue grew slightly in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to the latest research from IDC. But while overall Linux usage is growing, the number of physical Linux servers being shipped to enterprises may be suffering due to the trend of virtualization.
If you're a FOSS enthusiast who keeps fit by exercising or playing sports, it's time you used an open source application to track your activities. With these programs you can get a good overview of your exercises or create diagrams and statistics for specific time ranges and sport types.