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Dynebolic is a live CD distro packed with tools for working with sound and video files. Dynebolic uses the Squashfs filesystem to fit a lot of applications into a small space, along with a speed-tweaked kernel and the tools to perform well on low-end equipment. The upcoming Dyne:II release also lets you add and remove tools to create your own custom version of the distro. Here's how.
IBM is borrowing some important pages from the Open Source playbook in its pushes to re-architect its most valuable software assets, including Websphere and Tivoli.
LVM is an implementation of a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel. The biggest advantage is that LVM provides the ability to make a snapshot of any logical volume. A backup in which some of the files in the backup contain changes that were made after the files were checkpointed. This type of backup needs recovery before it can be made consistent. Inconsistent backups are usually created by taking online database backups; that is, the database is open while the files are being backed up. This article covers both old (read-only) partition and LVM snapshot methods to make a consistent backup.
To stay competitive, Frontier has adopted Greenplum's Bizgres MPP business intelligence tools, which act on data in a PostgreSQL open source database.
KDE members associated with the desktop environment's major multimedia components and marketing efforts met last weekend in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, at the KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting (K4M, previously known as K3M). Attendees discussed goals for their projects and wrote a fair amount of code that promises exciting improvements in KDE 4's multimedia components.
Open Source is changing the way that Gartner Group measures the application development market. The big loser as a result may well be proprietary Java application development tools, according to this Sean Michael Kerner report.
LXer Feature: 2-June-06
I would not be where I am today without a free and open Internet. The same could be said for many, if not most, Internet users. Whether you use the Internet to engage in business, education, politics or religion, or you just want your fill of sex, hacking and multi-media, a free and open Internet is an absolute must.
The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.3, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.
MySQL AB has issued updates to its MySQL 4.1 and 5.0 series to address a SQL injection vulnerability. MySQL's action follows the PostgreSQL project's release last week to address the same issues.
Google has announced that it will accept no fewer than a whopping 630 open source projects for this year's Summer of Code. The number is up from last year's 410 projects. Sean Michael Kerner files this report.
SeaMonkey 1.0.2 is now available. This release contains important security and stability improvements, and the SeaMonkey Council recommends that all users upgrade.
European Leader in Bringing Linux Functionality to SMBs Now Building Management Team for Upcoming U.S. Launch
Almost everyone at O'Reilly owns an iBook or PowerBook and almost everyone runs Mac OS X. It's not everyone's ideal operating system, however. Recently, free software editor chromatic explained to Mac editor Derrick Story why he switched back to desktop Linux. Here's what he wants in a usable Unix desktop.
SGI Altix and SGI InfiniteStorage Systems Boost Performance 5-10X for Multiple CFD and Structural Analyses
The success of the free software movement is not due to or dependent upon the trustworthiness or virtue of the particpants, from individual long-haired hackers to IBM and Novell; the success comes from having clear, morally-grounded, legally-binding rules.
Systems administrators fighting tooth and nail for open source in their own all-Windows shops would be wise to look to John Scott for a little inspiration.
Arguments over whether open source software really does save money over commercial rivals have come to a head...
Mozilla released an additional "security and stability" update to its Thunderbird email client, v184.108.40.206, on June 1.
When you're done downloading and installing SUSE Linux 10.1 OSS, your desktop system is not complete. You might still need support for Java programs, MP3 audio files, and browser plug-ins for Macromedia Flash, Adobe Acrobat, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Video. You may also want to add support for playing DVD videos on your computer, and to try out the new XGL graphical toys. Here's how to effectively make SUSE Linux 10.1 into the perfect desktop OS.
Two weeks ago, a Word Trojan with minimal impact was in the news, and now its StarOffice's turn, having taken a single "proof of concept" hit. So far, the "Stardust" virus seems to be bigger news.
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