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Chinese developers of open-source software should play a more prominent role in the development of Linux and other open-source software, senior industry executives said at a conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
The encryption scheme you rely on today might be full of holes just a few years down the road. Learn how far we've come
in the last few decades, and why your apps need to be ready for change. This article builds on a previous article about Enigma
, Germany's WWII-era encryption system.
MoveOver automates the migration process, allowing users to move their files, settings, and emails from Windows to Linux desktop within six steps
A friend of mine who watches these things tells me that Microsoft in the past would have shut down sales of pirated Windows copies on eBay — but isn't any more, essentially allowing the eBay marketplace to discover the "true" value of the OS.So, three somewhat overlapping questions... 1. (Maybe I should know the answer to this already, but I don't) Are sales of these copies violating Microsoft's rules? 2. Is there really a new Microsoft practice involved here? Meaning, are they passively sanctioning a Windows market flourish outside their authorized retail and OEM channels? 3. What, if anything, has happened, and why?
Opinion: The Zotob attacks could have been prevented by proper Windows patching, or they could have easily been prevented for less by using Linux in the first place.
Despite neutral-sounding statements about Total Cost of Ownership ("TCO") of Linux v. Windows -- and even some surprisingly insightful comments -- a lady who used to shill for Microsoft is still shilling, arguing that large organizations should not switch. Her sophistry
is as transparent as glass.
I needed a way to display my desktop to a user at the other end of a network connection for an online training project. All the obvious solutions had serious drawbacks, so I had to dig deeper to find an answer. I turned up NoMachine's NX software, a terminal server application for Linux and Solaris hosts. The product worked across my LAN, although I was only partially successful going across a WAN.
As millions of users already know, Linux is a great choice for home office use because it's fast, secure, reliable, and cost-effective. If you use a computer for a home-based business, it's important to expand your Linux administration efforts beyond installing the right applications. You'll also want to choose the right hardware and Linux distribution, set up a backup and disaster recovery plan, pay attention to system security, and select the right ISP, so your home office will remain profitable, especially in the event of an unforeseen catastrophe.
The Ohio LinuxFest volunteers have been working hard to make the third annual Ohio LinuxFest the best yet. This year's event will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday October 1, 2005.
Dedicated Chinese Language Site for openSUSE Project Will Encourage Chinese Contributions to Linux and Open Source Community
In 1969, UNIX was created at Bell Labs. For decades, the source of the AT&T dialect of UNIX came from the researches of workers in department 1127. When the "Baby Bells" split from "Ma Bell," department 1127 survived. When AT&T and Lucent split, 1127 survived. But the new reorg at Bell Labs finally breaks up what's left of 1127 entirely. Theory people will go to one place, systems people to another, I'm told. I'm not sure what happens to those who fall in neither camp. There was no malice, so far as I can tell — just an administrative reorg forced by recent cutbacks and layoffs and departures that left the whole research area with too many managers and too few researchers. Ken Thompson retired to California. Brian Kernighan is a Professor at Princeton. Doug McIlroy is a Professor at Dartmouth. Rob Pike and Dave Presotto and Sean Dorward are at Google. Tom Duff is at Pixar. Phil Winterbottom is CTO at Entrisphere. Gerard Holzmann is at NASA/JPL Lab for Reliable Software. Bob Flandrena is at Morgan Stanley.
This month has seen some drastic changes in SVN, with KDE4 development moved to trunk and KDE 3.5 gearing up for a stable release sometime after this year's KDE conference. The first alpha release of KDE 3.5 has just gone out for testers. KDE4 development will soon be starting in earnest once the porting to Qt4 is complete.
Some people transcend the boundaries of culture, ideology and political thought and have an ability to reach us in ways we never expect. They can surprise us with their depth of knowledge and grasp of details that one scarcely could imagine being at their disposal. Sometimes they simply have natural charisma and/or extraordinary communication skills.
We talk to Jim McQuillan from the Linux Terminal Server Project Is there a linux friendly online music store? Pat reviews the Iaudio5 portable music player What happens when people want $50 laptops? And much, much more
A server is limited in how many users it can serve in a given period of time, and once it hits that limit, the only options are to replace it with a newer, faster machine, or add another server and share the load between them. A load balancer can distribute connections among two or more servers, proportionally cutting the work each has to do. Load balancing can help with almost any kind of service, including HTTP, DNS, FTP, POP/IMAP, and SMTP. There are a number of open source load balancing applications, but one simple command-line load balancer, balance, remains one of the most popular available.
Major Hollywood Studio Adopts OccamJ - Reduces Compile Times by 70%
After achieving success in the field of movie animation with a major Hollywood Studio, Beyond Browsing has made the OccamJ server available as a free download at http://www.occamj.org.
New Investments, R&D Center, and Key Partnerships to Help Expand the Software Ecosystem in China
To further spur Chinese open source development, Novell is launching openSUSE.org.cn, a dedicated Chinese language site for the recently announced openSUSE(TM) project
The first public release of the KNOPPIX 4.0 Live DVD, with many updates over the LinuxTag edition, is now available for download.
When you are ready to work with the MySQL database in your PHP programs, the first thing you must do is connect to (or identify yourself to) the MySQL server. Here is the PHP function you will use to open a connection to the MySQL server.
Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Today is Debian's twelfth birthday. On August 16th, 1993 Ian Murdock announced a new type of distribution and listed the goals he wanted to achieve. Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan announced the first Bangalore Debian Developer Conference to be held on August 20th in Bangalore, India.
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