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Web Hosting Provider Linux PHP Host Announces New Services

Web hosting provider Linux PHP Host ( announced recently it has added a number of new services to its suite of service offerings. The services are firmly focused on attracting the open-source community.

Oracle to provide clearer vulnerability ratings

Oracle is to start ranking the severity of security bugs it fixes using an industry-standard scoring system starting with its next quarterly patch update, due on 17 October.

WHATWG is doing with HTML5, Web Forms, and XHTML

This is a very good 2 part series about the WHATWG. The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), is a loose collaboration of browser vendors (Mozilla, Opera, and others), who focus their improvements towards creating Web applications.

Technalign Releases Linux Based Computer Forensics Systems

Technalign announced the new release of Frontier Forensics SECS (Secured Evidence Collection System). The new tool replaces Version XI and continues to use MEPIS Linux as the operating system base. The new SECS product will be available via Forensic Computers as well as selected Technalign Partners.

CDT, C/C++ parsing and its abstract syntax trees

CDT C/C++ parsing and its abstract syntax trees

Rich Ajax Slide Shows with DHTML and XML

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Jack Herrington (Posted by IdaAshley on Oct 14, 2006 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Learn to create an Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) client-side slide show that's animated using "Ken Burns Effects." Here, you discover how to build XML data sources for Ajax, request XML data from the client, and then dynamically create and animate HTML elements with that XML.

Effective SEO through good code structure

  • Avangate; By Adriana Iordan (Posted by avangate on Oct 14, 2006 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many Search Engine Optimization tactics, but try to find the best combination and don't sacrifice the usability and performance of your website. Here is some basic information about improving your source code from an SEO perspective.

Release-critical Bugreport for October 13, 2006

Release-critical Bugreport for October 13, 2006

KDE Celebrates 10 Years of the Free Desktop

Yesterday at 10:00 AM the president of the KDE e.V. Eva Brucherseifer welcomed the audience of the presentation track at the KDE anniversary event at the Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE) in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, Germany. Keynote speakers were Matthias Ettrich, founder of the KDE project, as well as Klaus Knopper of Knoppix fame. During their presentations they looked back at KDE's successful past 10 years and they offered their thoughts about the future of KDE and Free Software.

My Dream App semifinals, free software, same old same old...

Another week, another free application—oh and there is a contest going on too. In the past week of My Dream App action, we lost three more applications—Herald, Minivera, and Stick-It—leaving just 9 applications left, two more weeks of voting, and zero applications left that I would actually use. This week's guest judges include Kevin Rose, Leo Laporte, (our favorite) David Pogue, and the entire payroll of Macworld magazine.

Free deluxe open source content management system

  • Kentucky Lake Times (Posted by dcparris on Oct 14, 2006 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
WebAPP is a content management system written in Perl and licensed under the GNU General Public License. WebAPP requires no SQL backend, no PHP, only a hosting environment offering support for Perl. The package includes categorized articles, a fully customizable forum, instant messaging, who's online, member listings, download and link areas, site statistics - all configurable through an easy to use administration panel. All pages are fully customizable by the site admin.

Unisys to build EU open-source warehouse

Unisys Corp. won a contract to lead a consortium to help create and manage an open-source repository in Europe.

CEO Vision of Linux

It's important not to get too carried away with "the latest tech trend." Technology changes more rapidly than any other sector, and this year's "must have" technology is quickly made obsolete, or so it seems. However, every so often something significant comes along that truly changes the game. Mainframes yielded to client/server, which in turn was replaced by the Web as the dominant computing paradigm. I believe Linux and Open Source more broadly represent a similar game-changing force.

Open Source Boosts Thrills in 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'

For its time, I didn't know how "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" could be improved upon. When Id Software and Activision released its source code in 2004, however, the open source and mod community got to work. The result was "Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory," an open source effort by Splash Damage and other contributors that takes the best of the old game and actually improves upon a classic experience.

Interrupt Management Under Linux

Bill Gatliff provides a walkthrough of the portions of the Linux kernel that manage interrupts and describes how Linux interacts with interrupt controllers and how to adapt code for custom hardware.

[If the link doesn't work, please let me know. - dcparris]

China gets a lesson on Open Source Intellectual Property Rights

The Open Invention Network (OIN) hosted a panel discussion in Beijing last Wednesday, October 11th. I was fortunate enough to be invited to be apart of it, but was unfortunate enough to miss my return flight to Beijing. So, I will have to speak of this event in the 3rd person, through the eyes of Ketchum Newscans Kim Spears.

My first 10 years with Linux

I have now officially entered my second decade using Linux and free/open source software in a meaningful way. I began dabbling with Linux as early as 1995, but in June of 1996, I began using it for real when I created my first Web site. Today, my Linux desktop takes care of all my personal computing needs, both at work and at play. Here's one man's story of how he and Linux matured together.

Report Says Nonprofits Sold Influence to Abramoff

  •; By James V. Grimaldi and Susan Schmidt (Posted by pyellman on Oct 14, 2006 2:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
A not-to-be-missed update on Jack Abramoff's dealings which finally includes explicit mention of Microsoft, Preston, Gates & Ellis, and our old friends Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). A key passage: "A spokeswoman for Grassley said the chairman did not co-write the report because he had hoped it would include a broader range of groups that he believes also breached their tax status."

[Abramoff is well-known in these parts. This is just information related to the investigation of his activities. - dcparris]

Computer CORNER: Linux provides systems for Christians

Operating systems for Christians? Sound silly? It may sound silly but itfs true. Recently, two versions of Linux have come out geared towards the Christian faith. One is called Ubuntu Christian Edition and the other is Ichthux.

[Ooh! Recognition in a local media outlet! - dcparris]

Remove the smell from your build scripts

Smelly code will surely cost you valuable time. How much time do you spend maintaining project build scripts? Probably much more than you'd expect or would like to admit. This article shows you how to improve a number of common build practices to create consistent, repeatable, and maintainable builds. Knock the stink off those scripts.

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