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Sun Microsystems has said that the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the "Distro License for Java" or DLJ).
[There has been some controversy over the DLJ's wording. -- grouch]
Is PGP still pretty good for identity?
PGP is often thought of as an encryption system, but your private key is a digital signature that can prove who your message comes from, as well as showing that it hasn't been tampered with.
A new user forum for Linux users was recently unveiled. Called TuxForums.org, the new online arena hopes to attract a large community of Linux users to discuss current issues and solve support problems on all major Linux distributions.
It's not that we dislike systems vendor in any way, it just seems as if lately every time we turn around, there's yet another Sun story. Maybe the Earth is supposed to eternally orbit the Sun, but by golly we sure don't want to.
It is easy to get caught up in the banter that goes on between the open source community and certain commercial software vendors and fail to see what is going on in the real world. Open source software has its diehard advocates but for most it is one of a number of possibilities to consider as a pragmatic choice is made regarding IT investment.
Novell has implemented a process that hardware and software vendors could use to integrate their own drivers in SuSE Linux for the next Generation 10 of its Enterprise distribution. Some of the functions are to be included in the current SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 and Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) as of Service Pack 3.
For the last couple of weeks I've been writing a number of blog entries focusing on poorly researched and deliberately misleading items in the news. One of those pieces is called "The Script Reloaded: Recognizing 'Them.'" Surprise - "They" have written another article.
By the end of the month, JBoss, the open-source application company that made Wall Street sit up and take notice, will be nestled in the arms of Red Hat (RHAT:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take).
AquaFold has announced the availability of Aqua Data Studio (or ADS) 4.7, which provides specialized tools to help monitor and administer Oracle databases. ADS is a database query and administration tool that allows developers to easily create, edit, and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and visually modify database structures.
This tutorial shows how you can mirror your web site from your main web server to a backup server that can take over if the main server fails. We use the tool rsync for this.
Would you like to have a Linux-based router capable of doing tasks such as stateful firewall inspection, virtual private networking, and traffic shaping, in addition to packet routing? Tired of having to do administration from the command line but want to be able to administer your box from a Windows-based client PC? MikroTik's RouterOS may what you need.
Internet marketing can definitely be more than one has bargained for! Have you found yourself spending countless hours searching, researching, and/or perhaps investigating, surfing, downloading, or joining affiliate programs, and promoting .... Yet, have made little or no online profit? Has it become a tedious and thankless task? Are you disenchanted?
In this article you'll learn how to create a basic content management system using Adobe Dreamweaver 8 and KTML 4 Lite edition. You can use this system to manage content for an online newspaper, a company presentation Web site, or a site with articles.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is seeking nominations for a new set of awards to recognize individuals and organizations contributing to open source software. The Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (MATC), as they are called, will endow the recipients with grant money to further their work. Nominations will be taken at the Foundations Web site through August 4.
The two-year-old Symphony OS Project released a new beta version of its Symphony OS 2006-05 on May 18, its first release in nearly six months. The Debian-based distribution, which ships as a live CD with a hard drive installer, utilizes a 2.6.16 Linux kernel and the Mezzo desktop environment.
In order to broaden Linux hardware support and simplify the process of acquiring, installing, and updating device drivers, Novell has created a new driver system that will enable vendors to supply drivers to users directly.
So all in all the Ubuntu beta is ahead of Vista right now. I'm excited to see where both of these systems go in the next year. Since I didn't play with it for very long I may have missed a few items, and if you're an Ubuntu expert please feel free to put me on the right path in our comments.
When it comes to security, many IT managers must wonder where to begin: barely a week goes by, it seems, without a new threat emerging. A recent threat IT managers were warned to beware of was the taxicab.
[Yes, that is taxicab. -- grouch]
Greenplum, sponsor of Bizgres.org, the project that is making PostgreSQL the world's most robust open source database for business intelligence (BI), has announced that it has hired Mark Kirkwood, a PostgreSQL contributor and deep database technologist. Kirkwood will focus full-time on advancing PostgreSQL capabilities for BI and data warehousing through the Bizgres.org project.
Over 200 scientists, developers, and engineers convened from all around the globe for the April 2006 Gelato ICE: Itanium® Conference & Expo.
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