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Postgresql vs. SQL Server, Oracle

Why are you paying so much in licensing costs and annual maintenance when you could use PostgreSQL for free, and get community support and upgrades for free as well? This is the question that Neil Matthew and Richard Stones pose to smaller companies regarding their less critical applications.

SimpleXML processing with PHP

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Elliotte Rusty Harold (Posted by solrac on Oct 10, 2006 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, PHP; Story Type: News Story
The SimpleXML extension, which is bundled with PHP version 5, enables PHP pages to query, search, modify, and republish XML in a PHP-friendly syntax. It's a useful addition to the PHP programmer's toolkit and can be a reliable and robust means of processing XML from within PHP.

Open hardware and the Marvell wireless chip in the OLPC….

  • jg’s ramblings; By Jim Getty (Posted by tuxchick2 on Oct 10, 2006 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Some people inspired by Theo de Raadt have been complaining about our choice of the 88W8388 Marvell wireless chip, claiming that there were other courses of action OLPC could have/should have somehow followed.

Red Hat Government Users Conference - Early registration special ends in 3 days!

At this fast-paced, on e-day technical conference you will gain broad insight and a deeper understanding of open source technology with government concerns and challenges in mind. Come hear from experts on the open source topics your agency values most.

Mergere Upgrades Maestro To Extend Enterprise Adoption Of Open Source...

Provides Server-Based Build Automation For Integrated Testing, Packaging And Reporting Capabilities Throughout Development Process

How you can digitally sign OpenOffice.org documents

The ability to digitally sign OpenOffice.org documents is a boon for users who want to make their document exchange and collaboration secure. Using digital signatures in OpenOffice.org is not that difficult, but configuring it involves several steps that are far from obvious.

Shining a LAMP on Web Development

  • PCBurn.com; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by Inhibit on Oct 10, 2006 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: PHP
CORE - Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL by Marc Wandshneider discusses the weighty topic of PHP and MySQL integration. While it might look like another over-sized reference book, it fit surprisingly well in the training category.

SpikeSource - an OSS innovation?

Open source software is growing up....DoesSpikeSource represent the next stage in the evolution of open source software as a serious business tool?

The Unrelenting Enterprise Linux Charge

Where Linux stands to gain the most is in clustered, high performance computing and grid environments where Unix has been present and Microsoft has not, says Gartner Research Vice President George Weiss.

Dave will be at ApacheCon this week

LXer is sending me to ApacheCon in Austin, TX this week. I'd love to meet any LXer readers who might also be there.

Wellington group launches international open source film ...

A unique, open source film project aimed at anyone in the world with an internet connection has just been launched by a Wellington-based group.

AI versus AI: N.E.R.O. on Linux

If you've ever been frustrated with the artificial intelligence (AI) in video games, then you are a prime candidate for Neuro-Evolving Robotic Operatives (N.E.R.O.), a cross-platform combat game where the key to winning is training your own intelligent non-player characters. On the field of play, the only rule is "let the best AI win." I tested my skills with the Linux client, and found N.E.R.O. to be a very different sort of game.

Manage Linux Hardware with udev (Part 2)

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Oct 10, 2006 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today we dive into writing custom udev rules. Why would you want to acquire this strange knowledge? Because, believe it or not, computers are not yet perfect, so sometimes we must fix them. USB scanners are notorious examples of needing human intervention to be usable by non-root users. Managing device permissions is something you're bound to bump into sooner or later – the traditional Unix method of user and group permissions no longer works on udev-managed devices. USB devices are moving targets that take on different names if you don't nail them down. If you want to give them friendly, memorable names, you'll need to know how to configure udev.

Voip-optimized home gateway design runs Linux

Infineon is shipping a Linux-based hardware/software reference design for integrated access devices (IADs). The ADSL2+ Residential Gateway (RG) design is based on an Infineon MIPS32 SoC (system-on-chip) with integrated VoIP (voice-over-IP) co-processor and ADSL2/2+ transceiver. The design also offers 802.11n connectivity and a DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) base station.

Practices of an Agile Developer

If nothing else, the Agile development movement has hit on a good brand. Agile has so many positive connotations – fast, graceful, dynamic. Come on, who doesn’t want to be Agile? Besides, the alternatives don’t have a handy label to grab on to. Formal methodologies? The Unified Process? Arthritic programming… Nope, Agile wins that battle hands down.

Ray Noorda is dead

Ray Noorda, the almost-founder of Novell, is dead at 82, following a long battle with Alzheimer's. Noorda joined Novell, Provo, Utah in 1983 when it had just 17 employees. He presided over enormous growth at the company, helped by Netware, its enormously successful network operating system. By the time he left in 1995, the company had more 12,000 staff.

Device Profile: Box Populi Podcast in a Box

Box Populi, formerly "Webcast in a box," has used Linux to create a podcast capture appliance aimed at corporations, schools, radio stations, and churches. The "Podcast in a Box" (PIAB) appliance records when a USB key is inserted, uploading to a server upon key removal.

Oracle vs PHP - FUD and Ignorance in Journalism

LXer Feature: 10-Oct-2006

An article showed up in LXer's news queue that described how a business chose an Oracle solution over - get this - a PHP solution. Never mind that the article compares a database to a scripting language, but one can use Open Source PHP in conjunction with Oracle's non-free database system to write web applications. It just goes to show that we all need to know the difference between crap and shinola.

Use Trusted Context in DB2 Client Applications

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Samantha Tran and Manoj Mohan (Posted by IdaAshley on Oct 10, 2006 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Using a trusted context in an application can improve security by placing accountability at the middle-tier, reducing over granting of privileges, and auditing of end-user's activities. Learn how to implement trusted context on DB2 in a command line interface (CLI), XA, or Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)-based application.

Network processors double performance, run Linux

Fabless semiconductor vendor Cavium will ship a new line of multi-core MIPS64-based network and security processors early next year. The Octeon Plus CN58xx chips will come with Linux SDKs (software development kits), and will offer full-duplex 10 Gigabit performance within tight power envelopes and size limitations, according to the company.

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