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The newness of the Ajax/REST architectural style presents challenges to IT organizations. A technology like Ajax is more or less useful only insofar as an organization can apply it to solve a particular problem or to fulfill a particular need. This article help you decide if Ajax is right for your IT apps.
Avocent reports that its first-ever digital signage product has won an innovation award at IBC (International Broadcasters Convention) in Amsterdam this week. The Linux-powered MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender distributes audio and HD video content from one or more sources to up to eight synchronized display/output devices.
Not trying to tip my hand or anything, but WOW! This is a very slick book. The text and graphics are very visually appealing and even the feel of the pages gave me the impression that I was in possession of a truly high quality book. Of course, if the content doesn't stack up, all that other stuff really doesn't matter unless you just buy books because of the "eye candy" factor. Does Meyer's book stack up? You're about to find out.
Red Hat won't be hanging its hat at the Nasdaq for much longer. The Linux software distributor has applied for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange and expects to be traded on the big board on Dec. 12. Its new trading symbol will be "RHT."
The GNU Linear Programming Kit (GLPK) is a powerful, proven tool for solving numeric problems with multiple constraints. This article, the third in a three-part series, uses GLPK and the glpsol client utility with the GNU MathProg language to solve a perfume production problem
and a basketball lineup problem.
LPI seeks to ensure that Linux certification training has the right stuff. (Linux-Watch)
A day after Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer held out both a carrot and a stick to Red Hat, the Linux distributor on Friday announced Beta 2 of Enterprise Linux and rejected Ballmer's offer.
The One Laptop Per Child project has manufactured a first set of 200 notebook computers. The devices will be distributed as test units to government officials and software developers. The units are "very close to the final hardware builds of the machine", Christopher Blizzard wrote on his blog. Blizzard is a software developer with Red Hat who is developing the OLPC's Linux operating system. Software developers can use the software to test their applications for potential compatibility issues.
The Daisy MP3 Player isn’t an iPod killer. It’s not supposed to be. Originally created by artist and designed Raphael Abrams as a challenge to himself, the device has come a long way since 2001 and is incredibly easy to integrate into existing interfaces such as kiosks and displays. Abrams’ goal was to create an easy to build MP3 player that was open source and connectible. So if you’re a DIY kinda guy, you should check out the Daisy and see how you can integrate it into your life.
[O.k., so you can build your own. Now it just needs Ogg support. - dcparris]
Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), a provider of open source solutions, today announced that the city of Vienna has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform of choice for its servers. Austria’s capital is using the operating system for both mission-critical applications such as database servers and other systems including file servers.
The latest LinuxQuestions.org Podcast
. Topics include an LQ stats update, Sun Open Sources Java under the GPL, IBM cool to Sun’s Open Source Java plan, Samba team asks Novell to reconsider, is SugarCRM Open Source and Adobe releases the source for its ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation.
Criticism is mounting over the termination of a large-scale Linux project in Birmingham.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006: The third annual Red Hat Summit 2007 is going to take place from 9 to 11 May 2007 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California. The open source knowledge exchange summit is designed especially for IT decision makers, enterprise architects, current and future Red Hat customers, engineering managers, open source enthusiasts and partners from around the world.
This article focuses on some of the most common problems and issues facing UNIX administrators and ways to achieve a safe and effective resolution.
The developers of the Linux distribution Debian have now made the first Release Candidate of the new installer, which represents the most important new feature of the new Debian Version 4.0 ("Etch"), available. The RC1 makes use of the Linux Kernel 2.6.17 for all architectures that support Debian; for a list of further changes and new features please consult the developers' announcement.
Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, announced its flagship events for 2007, including the Red Hat Summit 2007, JBoss World 2007 and FUDCON 2007. Red Hat is designing these events to encourage content-driven agendas for the company's various constituencies and customers and to add further value to the deployment and development of open source solutions. Each venue will engage audiences and help attendees to gain insight into the latest open source technologies, trends and issues.
As an Excel user, you may have looked at OpenOffice.org and found that it doesn't support Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the Microsoft Office macro language. If you've spent years building hundreds of Excel macros, the fear of losing them all could keep you locked in to Office. If so, it's time to look again; Novell has taken OpenOffice.org's source code and create a version of its own that supports Excel VBA.
Web hosting provider VPSLink.com (http://www.vpslink.com
) has announced the addition of new versions of Fedora Core 6, Debian Etch, and Ubuntu 6.10 (edgy) Linux to its service offerings. Each technology will be available through each of VPSLink’s hosting plans.
Here's a collection of links about Kaiser's problems with its electronic medical record: (links omitted) quote from one:'Kaiser is the tip of the iceberg. I wonder how much money has been wasted in the US on EMR and so-called electronic health records? Kaiser isn't the only organization to waste tons of money based upon false hopes for unproven systems. Unfortunately, the billions of losses are paid by health care consumers.
What can you do with a tiny 200MHz computer? We tested such a computing dwarf, the Epatec eTC thin client, and found you can save big money with this box by using it as a thin client.
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