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A free and concise 40-page guide to setting up Voice over IP telephone systems using free and open source Asterisk has been released. The book, available as a download, is aimed at the developing world but is just as good for users new to VoIP.
Unix standardization efforts are ongoing. No that's not a misprint. Unix is far from dead, and efforts to provide a degree of standardization for the remaining Unix players may well be a lifeline. Then again, according to at least one analyst, new Unix standards, though important, may not necessarily be everything.
Getting help on issues related to open source projects isn't always like walking a straight line. Sure there are bug reports, mailing lists and discussion forums, but the challenge of actually getting specific local issues addressed is not a sure thing. That's the gap that OpenLogic is attempting to fill with its Expert Community program. OpenLogic is an open source stack vendor that provides certified open source solutions and support for a collection of over 160 projects.
I'll admit it; the concept of finding a road that meets in the middle with regards to RPM and DEB packages has crossed my mind before. And yet in the end, I decided to let it go. After all, I’m not all that convinced that it will ever happen anyway.
Metropolitan Health Group switches to Asterisk to speed up delivery and saves a healthy packet. "Asterisk makes us master of our own destiny," says thrilled IT manager.
Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.
The Flickr Web portal allows people to publish and share online, grouped and tagged by subject, whole galleries of digital pictures. You can use Flickr with several GNU/Linux-based applications. Developers can also use the API published on the Web site to obtain an API_KEY and build new interfaces to download, upload, or process pictures in Flickr. What might be less known is that Flickr already is another place where GNU/Linux users can meet, as well as a potentially very useful advocacy tool.
Terracotta announced that the company is open sourcing its Java clustering product line to accelerate adoption by developers using open source frameworks. Terracotta provides drop-in clustering solutions that enable developers to achieve high availability without rewriting applications. Terracotta will provide open source products free of charge, while offering professional support under a commercial subscription.
Why should an operating system be important for a mobile phone? It shouldn't, but of course mobile phones are no longer simple voice communicators, they are smart devices capable of many methods of communication and other sophisticated applications. Capable and complex, with a high degree of variety required to meet different market and user needs.
The non-profit Linux Information Project, whose duty, it says, it is "to provide high quality, comprehensive and easily accessible information about Linux and other free software," has published a treatise entitled "13 Reasons to Celebrate the New Microsoft-Novell Pact."
Download WebSphere Application Server Community Edition V188.8.131.52 (WAS CE)--a free, lightweight J2EE application server built on Apache Geronimo technology--to use on the Linux OS. New features in this version
include latest open source innovations such as support for JDK 5.0, improved deployment capabilities for compressed JARs and J2EE modules, and eclipse plug-in with Eclipse Web Tools Platform 1.5.
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Recently, one of my friends shared with me this rather funny ode to Linux which was passed on to him by a friend of his, which I am in turn sharing with you. So without much ado, here is the rhyming ode to Linux...
Willy Tarreau replaced Marcelo Tosatti as the 2.4 stable Linux kernel maintainer in August of 2006. In response to a series of compilation fixes sent to the lkml by Mariusz Kozlowski, Willy suggested that all patches would be postponed until 2.4.34 is released. He suggested that in the interum the appropriate subsystem maintainers should be contacted to determine whether or not each of the patches should be merged, "we would merge the accepted patches and those without any reply which we consider relevant early in the 35-pre cycle so that people have some time to inform us about the potential conflicts they encounter."
The previous article
in this series introduced assembly language programming using the 64-bit PowerPC instruction set on POWER5 and other processors that use these instructions. This article drills down the specifics of using the 64-bit PowerPC on Linux and UNIX
-like operating systems, focusing on data access methods and position-independent code.
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The Linux Professional Institute is updating its recertification policy to ensure that Linux professionals' skills and knowledge are up to date and relevant.
Bastille is a program for improving system security on Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE. Unlike packet sniffers, anti-virus programs, and the majority of security programs available today, Bastille does not wait to react to possible security breaches, but prevents them by removing system vulnerabilities. With many distributions softening security in their default installations in the name of convenience, this approach is enough by itself to make Bastille an essential program.
The root of the PHP and Lamp security problem lies in the way most Apache servers are configured. In this article, you will improve the Linux security of a LAMP by using the capabilities of Apache's Proxy's directive mod_proxy module to isolate potential Linux security risks while maintaining the flexibility that tools like PHP provide.
The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format.
Tensilica is shipping two new processor core families based on its "post-RISC" style Xtensa architecture. The LX2 and Xtensa 7 cores are available with MontaVista Linux, and come with tools aimed at helping designers configure interfaces, memory subsystems, and other components, and even extend the architecture with C/C++ application-specific instructions.
Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source, today announced their strategic partnership with Satyam, the leading global consulting and IT services provider, to provide innovative and cost effective open source solutions for customers. Red Hat and Satyam are also planning to set up a Center of Excellence (COE) and Open Source Lab in Bangalore for developing horizontal competencies and business solutions on Red Hat and JBoss platforms.
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