After being semi-comfortably ensconced in the world of Microsoft products since the days of Windows 3.0, I recently joined the growing ranks of people who realize the value in switching to open source software. What surprised me most about changing operating systems wasn't the myriad of different Linux distributions (how refreshing) nor the vast control they give users over their systems (what liberation). No, what surprised me most was how friendly and welcoming the open source community has been.
SURFnet IDS, a Distributed Intrusion Detection System (D-IDS). The goal is to provide an early warning system which lets system administrators correlate known and unknown exploits to attacks directed towards their networks.
Seasoned system administrators know that routinely reading system logs is an important task, but reading endless lines from logs is both time-consuming and boring, especially if you are responsible for a large number of busy servers. In this article I will show you how to set up a system that gathers and archives system logs from many network hosts and emails only important or irregular system events to administrators.
Today I successfully installed Vista on my ibm X60 after obtaining a copy of RC2. I also installed Office 2007 Beta. Now I’ve got a triple boot IBM x60 that’s almost too cool for me to type on.
A discussion of dynamic parallel execution is presented. The article mentions some possible alternatives to MPI, offers dynamic execution ideas, and develops some solutions.
One of the challenges for webmasters is that RSS and Atom are still very new and few people have heard of them, fewer still understand how to use them and have the right software installed. This article shows you how to put a friendly face on an nxw97FriendlierFeeds RSS or Atom feed with XSLT stylesheets. Until they are more widely known and understood by the masses.
Obtaining a hot-fix from Microsoft is far from easy, even if you work for the software giant. That's what Microsoft Developer Solutions group manager Josh Ledgard discovered when he tried to obtain a software patch for Visual Studio 2005 to correct performance problems he was experiencing.
Let me start with a controversial statement: Installing new software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows or the Mac OS. I can already envision the angry e-mail. It'll come from the folks who write each month, certain that if they use enough capital letters and exclamation points, they'll convince me that LINUX SUCKS!!!
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan, often criticised for software 'piracy', is placing its faith on the Free Software and Open Source options to get out of this trap and also build local skills. Also called Free/Libre and Open-Source Software (FLOSS), it is a family of software liberally licensed to grant the right of users to study, change and improve its design through the availability of its source code.
Nothing too SaaSySilicon Valley may be rife with talk of software delivered as a service (SaaS) but at Oracle's OpenWorld in San Francisco today, the buzz was all about the traditional application outsourcing model.
Arcom has updated its Linux Development Kit for two XScale-based PC/104 SBCs (single-board computers). The Entry-Level Viper/Viper-Lite Development Kit includes a 2.6-series kernel, supports boards with 200MHz or 400MHz PXA255 processors, and targets wired/wireless information terminals, instrumentation controllers, data acquisition systems, and communication products.
Templates make life easier when you use them for letters, documents, brochures, etc. but they really make life easier when you use them for labels. This article is about how to use the OpenOffice.org templates, in particular the WorldLabel templates, to print the labels you need. It shows how to download them, install them, use them as they are, and how to customize them with graphics and other features. It also shows how to use the OpenOffice.org label wizard; you can use the label wizard each time, or save the template you create in the same template repository with your WorldLabel templates.
It’s been amazing to watch how the open source movement has grown from something that only a fanatical few were aware of or involved with into something that Joe and Jane Everyday User are beginning to be familiar with. Now, I’m not saying that these everyday users fully understand open source and truly get what the benefits are of this development approach, but at least we’re beginning to break down the barriers to understanding.
I tried the Debian Xen packages on Etch recently, and I must say that thanks to the Debian Kernel Team and people like DD Steve Kemp, it is pretty much child’s play to set this up.
BeaFanatIX is a mini Live CD. It's also a compact Linux distribution. It was originally a remaster of BeatrIX but now uses a more recent Ubuntu core (more on that below). BeatrIX itself is partly on an old version of Ubuntu, but makes heavy use of Knoppix technologies. The common ancestor of all these distributions is Debian.
Chapter 8 from Scott Granneman's new book"Linux Phrasebook: The Pocket Guide Every Linux User Needs". Linux Phrasebook offers a concise reference that, like a language phrasebook, can be used"in the street." The book goes straight to practical Linux uses, providing immediate solutions for day-to-day tasks.
Calling all Rails developers that want to learn RubyBook review Billed as a possible Java-killer, the huge amount of interest in the Ruby programming language is in no small part due to the popularity of the Ruby On Rails framework.â€¦
Hard real-time capabilities helped MontaVista's carrier-grade Linux distribution become the preferred OS for a Dutch network equipment provider (NEP) specializing in standards-based platforms for private military, police, fire, ambulance, and airport radio networks. Rohill's TetraNode Exchange (TNX) soft-switch is available in CompactPCI and AdvancedTCA models.
Because a picture can illustrate a program better than words can, screenshots are a fundamental of development and documentation. GNU/Linux has no shortage of versatile screenshot programs, both on the desktop or command line, but none is perfect for every use. I recently tried several screenshot programs. Here's my advice on what works best among the available options.
Hacao Linux 2.01 Professional, a Vietnamese distribution based on Barry Kauler's Puppy Linux, was released Monday by its project team. The live CD iso is only 214MB but still about three times the size of its Australian-based cousin, which ranges around 70MB.