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LXer Feature: 27-Apr-06
The first db4objects user conference offers users an opportunity to influence the future of db4objects, learn best practices and have fun.
Here’s a tip for Pacific Northwest free software fans; Linuxfest Northwest is this weekend. This is a free, community-organized showcase for open source in the area. The insider tip (from Brian Aker) is that you shouldn’t miss it.
There’s a Linuxfest Northwest talks schedule online, with plenty of subjects and several good speakers — including George Dyson, Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Danny O’Brien, Eric Wilhelm, Peter Scott, Keith Lofstrom, Chris Dawson, Tim Maher, Tim Bray, Eric Harrison.
If you’re in the area this Saturday, grab a friend or colleague you want to introduce to Linux and F/LOSS and go.
Wireless networks present enormous advantages and just a few drawbacks but one thing is certain...they're not going away. But just how many kinds of wireless networks exist out there?
LinkSys is shipping a Linux-powered wireless access point (WAP) claimed to offer four times the range and 12 times the speed of WAPs based on 802.11a/b/g standards. The WRT300N is based on a draft 802.11n specification, and is the first in a forthcoming "Wireless-N" line, the company says.
Kgabo Sepuru says he's passionate about freedom, and it shows. He's been a software developer for nearly 15 years and is one of the driving forces behind free and open source software in South Africa's most famous apartheid-township, Soweto.
The 7th International Free Software Forum (FISL) in Porto Alegre, Brazil has concluded, and thousands of free software users, developers and activists are now probably headed back to their homes, or enjoying a vacation elsewhere in Brazil's beautiful fall weather. Among those attending the four-day conference were representatives of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), and the new Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA).
Wall Street is making increasing use of open source, but the financial world should contribute more code in return, experts say.
For those poor lost souls still actually using Internet Explorer, they'll see something new on the Google homepage: a promo for Mozilla Firefox. A link directly beneath the search bar reads "Firefox with Google Toolbar, tabbed browsing, safe surfing." Directly beneath that is an example of what the toolbar looks like.
This research report by a third-year graduate student examines the growing use of desktop Linux among governments in the U.S. and globally. Drawing on published research and comments from industry analysts, the author hypothesizes that desktop Linux may be nearing a tipping point within government settings, after which adoption can be expected to accelerate.
More than 100 Improvements Extend Usability, Security and Integration Capabilities for Leading Open Source Collaboration Suite
Linux on Wall Street: But open source systems don't offer a 'significant' competitive edge, and the cost benefits are 'frothy and overhyped'
April 26, 2006 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Template Monster (http://www.templatemontser.com
), a provider of website templates that enable users to quickly and efficiently develop high standard websites, recently announced the launch of a new website dedicated to PHP - LearnPHP.org (http://www.
learnphp.org). The site contains numerous tutorials and materials providing tuition on PHP, MySQL, and a range of Content Management Systems (CMSs).
Since Thursday last week, I splitted up an old machine into 4 virtual ones, like I reported here and here. Now, after a bit of fine-tuning, I got all but one unused one running fine.
Newly disclosed, unpatched flaws in three browsers could make the web a more dangerous place to surf, security experts have warned.
Database spin-out Ingres is getting a little enterprise support from netCustomer in its unfolding strategy of challenging Oracle in the database market.
On Saturday evening, April 29th, Irish Free Software Organisation will host two lectures by international free software advocate Federico Heinz. Heinz is the president of Free Software Foundation Latin America and is one of the nine official GNU spokespersons.
Linux on the desktop is still mostly a pipe dream because few large organizations are ready to make the switch, but that didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of proponents at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston last week.
The new public release of Internet Explorer Beta 2 is, according to Microsoft, more stable and ready to be used. But is it ready to go up against Firefox?
Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss made perfect sense to me. Red Hat has far more credibility if it is providing a whole software stack than if it is just offering various Linux packages. Also both Red Hat and JBoss have been targeting the corporate market and, as a single company, there should be significant economies of scale open to it. It also evens up Red Hat's competitive battle with Novell.
Examine how to use the Network Information Service (NIS) to make UNIX and Linux work together, and how to use the Network File System (NFS) to share file systems, both with direct links and through the automounter.
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