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Simulators for IP Multimedia Subsystem

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Sami Salkosuo (Posted by IdaAshley on May 24, 2007 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
This article shows you how to get started installing and configuring WebSphere MQ on Linux and developing Java applications for the MQ environment, using sample applications for sending messages to and receiving messages from a queue.

Novell to detail Microsoft patent pact

Delayed annual report will offer details of Novell's patent, interoperability and sales partnership with Redmond.

Telkom cuts international bandwidth costs

Fixed-line operator Telkom has cut its retail price of international bandwidth to all destinations by 30 percent retrospectively from May 1.

New Ruby on Rails power for DB2 Express-C Web apps

  • IBM/developerWorks (Posted by solrac on May 24, 2007 12:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: HP, IBM; Story Type: News Story
With the introduction of the IBM_DB adapter and driver, Rails applications can now interact seamlessly with IBM data servers.

Tone-mapping HDR photos with Qtpfsgui

A lot of photos tagged with "HDR" turn up on Flickr and similar photo sharing sites these days. They're unnatural, surreal, sometimes crazy-looking images with the bright areas darkened, the dark areas brightened, and lots of saturation. You can get in on the craze under Linux using Qtpfsgui.

Dell Moves Quickly to Deliver the GNU Goods

LXer Feature: 23-May-2007

Dell started "listening" to its customers in February. They spoke loudly and clearly. It's not even June yet - 24 May, to be exact - and Dell is set to launch it's lineup of desktop and laptop computers with Ubuntu Linux 7.04 pre-installed.

Remembering Stormix

Reminiscing aboutmy days at Progeny has me thinking back even further to Stormix Technologies. As a commercial venture, Stormix was a disaster, with an especially virulent strain of dot-com fever infecting everyone. Still, I'll always remember it as my first professional introduction both to free software and general management practices, as well as a snapshot of a surreal time in technology history.

Performance Tuning Subversion

Subversion is one of the few version control systems that can store binary files using a delta algorithm.

Drivers, patents and other threats, yawn.

Let's see how long have I used Linux as a desktop? Hmmm. Over 10 years? That's right. And the first issue I had at that time was finding an easy way to get to my ISP. The second issue at the time was the lack of a graphical web browser. Then Netscape produced an unsupported one that worked fine.

We're all Linux users

  • DesktopLinux.com; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by dcparris on May 23, 2007 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Opinion -- Ever since I wrote "Why people really don't switch to Linux," I've been getting email and forum messages about why I'm right or why I'm wrong. One thing I didn't mention, though, was that really, in 2007, we're all already Linux users.

Explore Powerful UNIX Writer’s Tools

Using new, open source equivalents of the classic UNIX Writer’s Workbench. Discover these tools and learn how to use them, building a custom style guide checker in the process.

Dell, Ubuntu and the driver details

  • ZDNet Blog; By Larry Dignan (Posted by dcparris on May 23, 2007 5:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Dell outlined some of the technical details surrounding its use of Ubuntu 7.04 on its desktops.

Novell joins EFF for patent reform

Stung by criticism of its patent pact with Microsoft, Novell agrees to support Electronic Frontier Foundation's patent-busting work.

More Fun With Printing

Printing in Linux gets better all the time, especially when you find the right drivers.

The Road to KDE 4: Konsole Gets an Overhaul

Again, after a delay brought on by a bout Real Life (tm), we return to bring you updates on the state of Konsole, KDE's UNIX terminal program. Konsole has been a staple of KDE since KDE 2.0, as has been showing signs of a little bit of clutter and wear. So, Robert Knight has stepped in to clean up the program's code, and more than anything else, fix a cluttered and difficult interface.

Share files with friends while chatting using Qnext

Two of the most popular open source instant messaging clients, Pidgin (formerly Gaim) and Kopete, can work with multiple protocols, but neither is a great option when it comes to sharing files with friends. For that, try Qnext, a multi-protocol IM client with which you can share files with not only IM buddies but also contacts in your address book.

BeleniX 0.6 Released

  • genunix.org; By Moinak Gosh (Posted by dba477 on May 23, 2007 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Sun
After some gap due to a busy few months for many of the BeleniX folks a new release is now available. Get it from the download page. Lots of changes have happened and here is a summary:

The Political Hoopla Between Intel and OLPC

  • CoolTechZone.com; By Gundeep Hora (Posted by gsh on May 23, 2007 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
From what I understand, the whole point of OLPC is to create awareness of technology in third world countries and empower the next generation with collaboration and other fun uses of technology and the way it can make an impact in a child’s life. OLPC is a non-profit entity, and I admire its efforts. However, with the recent ongoings between Intel and Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of OLPC, I fail to understand the immature bickering between the two.

How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication

  • HowtoForge; By Nick Owen (Posted by falko on May 23, 2007 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
VNC is the most popular remote access solution today. However, it was developed to provide remote access, not to provide secure remote access. Administrators have to add security to VNC by tunneling it through an encrpyted channel such as SSH and adding a layer of authentication. In this article, we will show you how to combine the NoMachine NX server to encrpyt VNC and remote X session combined with two-factor authentication from WiKID Systems to create a secure, fast remote access solution.

Linux: Files as Directories

Miklos Szeredi posted a patch to allow files to be accessed as directories, offering the example of accessing the contents of a compressed tarball as you would any other directory. He noted that this is not the only application of the patch, "others might suggest accessing streams, resource forks or extended attributes through such an interface. However this patch only deals with the non-directory case, so directories would be excluded from that interface. But otherwise this patch doesn't limit the uses of the 'file as directory' concept in any way. It just adds the infrastructure to support these whacky beasts." Al Viro took an interest in the patch noting, "I'll look through the patch tonight; it sounds interesting, assuming that we don't run into serious crap with locking and revalidation logics." This was followed by an interesting discussion between Miklos and Al regarding the implementation of the patch.

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