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Open source swarms around NAC for security

A pair of Harvard University IT staffers last week released a free virtual appliance that supports their open source network access control platform -- just one of many free NAC tools springing up to address security-hungry customers.

Secure your Java apps with Acegi

Acegi Security System is a formidable, easy-to-use open source framework alternative to writing endless security code for your Java enterprise applications.

Release-critical Bugreport for March 30, 2007

Bug stamp-out list for March 30, 2007

Process XML using XQuery

Learn to search your XML date easier and more naturally with XQuery 1.0.

Ahead of the Bell: Red Hat climbs

Red Hat Inc.'s fourth-quarter results reflected strong demand for the open source software maker's products and should ease concerns that competition in the space is increasing, a number of analysts said Friday.

Speed Up Google Analytics

  • HowtoForge (Posted by falko on Mar 30, 2007 7:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This method uses crontab to execute a shell script that downloads an updated urchin.js file every 24 hours and saves it into your local sites directory so that it can be served by your web server instead of the google-analytics.com web server. The problem with google-analytics.com is that when google-analytics.com/urchin.js is requested by billions of web users all over the world at one time, it can cause your pages to load very slowly, especially if you are using WordPress or a similar CMS.

MochiKit by Example

Interactive Web pages, long dreamed of by designers, are finally here-Web interfaces that respond instantly to user commands, with minimal page redraw. All this and more is possible via Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), which recently has come into vogue with the Web illuminati.

Oracle names 26 Unbreakable Linux customers

Oracle has demonstrated there is demand for its Unbreakable Linux program by announcing no fewer than 26 customers that have signed up to its cut-price Linux support offering.

Article: Why you want Object Oriented Programming in PHP

Quaint Tech has a new post by Paul van Iterson that explains the issue around Object Oriented Programming (OOP). Traditionally (from the beginning of the computer era), programming was done by combining conditional statements with GOTO blocks to create a program flow. In the early '70s a Dutch computer scientist Edsger Dijksma strongly advocated the use of procedural programming, which means abandoning GOTO statements and creating a sort of chronological program flow in your code (from top to bottom). This style has been widely adapted and for most people is the way they program PHP applications. It is however already a thing of the past.

Quicksilver for Linux (& incidental etch upgrade)

I have a Mac laptop, which I am very fond of; and on it I use Quicksilver which I find inordinately useful (to the point that I have trouble using other people’s Macs if they don’t have it). There is a project available entitled Gnome Launchbox which claims to be an effort to do a similar thing for Linux, which I’ve been meaning to experiment with for ages.

C,mm,n, the world's first open-source car

Earlier this week c,mm,n (website in Dutch), the world's first open-source car, was revealed at AutoRAI, the Amsterdam car show. The initiative and vision behind the c,mm,n (pronounced "common") comes from the "Stichting Natuur en Milieu" (The Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment) and the three technical universities of Delft, Eindhoven and Enschede.

Novell says GPLv3 will not disrupt its Linux business

Novell has maintained that there is nothing in the third draft of the GNU GPLv3 license that would prevent it from distributing GPLv3 code in its SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution, despite attempts to outlaw its patent deal with Microsoft.

Irish music industry goes open source

Irish-based SonikDub, the first open source record label of its kind, will open its doors to unsigned artists next month. Although many open source labels already exist, SonikDub are the only to provide chart ranking. All sales are reported and sent daily to the OCC and Chart Track.

OpenOffice.org 2.2 Released

The OpenOffice.org Community announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.2, the latest version of the leading open-source office suite. With upgrades to its word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, and database software, the free software package provides a real alternative to Microsoft's recently-released Office 2007 product - and an easier upgrade path for existing Microsoft Office users.

Advanced SSH security tips and tricks

In this article I'll show you some simple tricks to help you tighten security for your secure shell (SSH) service.

SugarCRM aims big with developers

Developers will feature big in SugarCRM's plan to penetrate the enterprise, through greater customization capabilities and scalability for its software.

Report: San Francisco Turns To Open Source For Mapping Urban Forest

How can open source software be harnessed to help solve environmental issues? The City of San Francisco is now starting to find that out, by turning to MapGuide Open Source software for use in its "urban forest" initiative.

Google starts running Dell Linux Desktop ads

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 30, 2007 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
On March 28, Dell quietly announced that it would start offering a variety of laptops and desktops with pre-installed Linux. Now, Dell has started advertising its Linux desktops on Google ads. While working on my personal blog site, which happens to have Google Adsense ads running on it, I was surprised to find Google ads for Linux-powered Dell desktops showing up. Here's what I saw:

Tiny Linux SBC steps up to PXA270

Gumstix has launched the third generation of its gumstick-shaped SBC (single-board computer) line. The tiny, Linux-friendly, PXA270-powered "Verdex" SBC offers 50 percent more processor speed and twice the memory of earlier models, and features an enhanced expansion bus, according to the company.

Fedora 7 Test 3 Live Screenshots

Fedora 7 Test 3 was released to mirrors this morning for both the Live and Prime editions and both KDE and GNOME versions. There is still a final test release before Fedora 7 final in May, but this test release marks the merge of Fedora Core and Extras, GNOME 2.18.0, the new Echo icon theme, fast user switching, and a 2.6.21-rc5 based kernel. In this article you can find screenshots of Fedora 7 Test 3 Live.

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