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Learn more about the socket I/O control (ioctl) commands and how to use them to perform various network-related operations.
K.S. Bhaskar writes:As you may be aware, the next VistA Community Meeting will be at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Tuesday through Thursday, January 9-11, 2007. We hope that you will be able to attend. The URL for registration for those who are not WorldVistA members ishere and you will need tologin to SPORG with a SPORG username to complete the registration. There is a separate registration URL for WorldVistA members, who receive a reduced rate...Please note: you must be registered in advance to enter NIST. Unlike prior VistA Community Meetings, NIST security procedures do not allow for walk in registration at this meeting.'
Carol Sliwa at ComputerWorld has posted an excellent story today on ODF in Massachusetts, based on over 300 emails secured under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (the local analogue of the Federal Freedom of Information Act). The sotry focuses on Microsoft's lobbying efforts in Massachusetts, and confirms, as I reported last week, that Microsoft lobbyist Brian Burke was spearheading an effort to bring pressure on the state's Information Technology Division (ITD) by promoting an amendment that would have taken away much of the ITD's power to make technology policy.
"There are a lot of problems that are being addressed in different aspects of SOA. Where two different aspects of SOA may be somewhat similar, it's quite normal to have different projects addressing those pieces. It's also quite normal for them to grow together to provide another picture, another single approach to addressing those two aspects," Iona engineer Oisin Hurley said.
Anthony Presley and Resolution Software are successfully running ClearHealth in a live environment! As far as I know this is first company besides Uversa or SynSeer to do this! This is an important step forward in the eco-system of support for this codebase and congratulations are in order to the Resolution team! -Fred Trotter
Open source software would in 2007 get the architectural backing and distribution channels it needed to gain acceptance from enterprise customers that aimed to deploy enterprise applications at a lower per-transaction cost, Unisys said.
Linux Magazine have put their overview of aKademy 2006 -- the KDE World Conference -- online from their December 2006 issue.
Would you like to create your own database client applications in C# using MySQL and its ADO .NET Data Provider?
[Not exactly Linux, but at least it's MySQL - dcparris]
Surrey-based open-source consultancy Sirius has formalised its partnership with Red Hat.
The Open Source Development Labs has announced a restructuring, including the departure of CEO Stuart Cohen and layoffs of nine employees working for the organization. Mike Temple, the current CFO of OSDL, will be taking over as the chief operating officer.
Most books have a website that adds value to the original text publication. "HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS" is the text that adds value to the original website. To quote from the site's "about" page: "HTML Dog has been dishing out healthy code treats since 2003, and currently serves up around 1,500,000 page views a month. The idea is to take the somewhat convoluted official specs for XHTML and CSS and present them in a much more readable fashion". Since this is a book review and not a website review, I will endeavour to read HTML Dog as a single entity (for the moment, anyway) and see how it stands up on its own (four) legs.
In this issue, we have following articles: 1 Fedora Project is Hiring 2 Fedora Ambassadors Day 3 Eclipse on Linux Distributions Project 4 FUDCon Boston 2007 5 SCALE 5X Registration Opens 6 Migration to Fedora Core 6 7 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-11-27 8 Fedora Core 5 and 6 Updates 9 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News 10 Editor's Blog
FSF has a list of 100% Free Software distros they recommend for use which doesn't include Debian, although FSF itself uses Debian on its servers. Hypocritical or well justified?
FlightGear is a multiplatform, GPLed flight simulator. It is sophisticated, realistic, and extensible. You can choose to fly more than 100 different aircraft, ranging from a Sopwith Camel to a UFO, you can take off and land from thousands of airports, and you can fly over virtually any terrain in the world. After 10 years of development, it has suddenly become a very hot item. How hot? You may have seen it used recently on prime time TV and not realized it. It was used in an episode of Fox TV's legal drama Justice to prove pilot error in the fatal crash of a private plane.
It looks like the education space could be the first, real place where Linux could grab beachhead in the desktop PC market. Take a look at Indiana, for example..
Free of the hustle of the daily work life, Nat Friedman meditated in a Californian Buddhist monastery, clearing his mind of worldly clutter. For 10 days, he opened his consciousness to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new realms of possibility. No code. No e-mails. No meetings. No deadlines or work orders. Just simple serenity.
Having been raised on DOS and the early generations of Windows, I rediscovered that sense of excitement in a pure computing experience when I first tried other Linux versions over the years. However, they required a steep learning curve and caused too much frustration with setup and obscure command-line options. Not so with Ubuntu Linux.
There's been coverage galore of the benefits of the new interface sported by Office 2007, but there are plenty of good reasons not to make the switch to the latest version of Microsoft's best-selling product suite. Here's five of the most compelling.
Novell to support Open XML format to advance document interoperability
The Linux Warehouse has partnered with Scalix to provide the email and group calendaring developer's products in South Africa. The Scalix Collaboration Platform is a Linux-based alternative to Microsoft Exchange.
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