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Dealing with Runaway Processes

  • Yet Another Linux Blog; By devnet (Posted by devnet on Mar 13, 2007 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE, Linux
Have you ever been using your Linux distro and suddenly found a program won’t close? It’s frustrating when an application hangs. In Windows, one could right click on the taskbar and choose “Task Manager” and kill the hanging process (which doesn’t always work BTW). In Linux, you can also kill these hanging processes.

Castro Loves Hippie Software

  • FrontPage magazine.com; By Humberto Fontova (Posted by dcparris on Mar 13, 2007 2:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNU
Take in equal parts: lyrics from John Lennon's "Imagine," Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle" and simmer. Then add a pinch from "Age of Aquarius." Now you have the "Manifesto" of The Free SoftWare Foundation, founded by software guru Richard Stallman, famous foe of commercial avarice and stalwart friend of freedom.

Guide to Deploying a FreeBSD 6.2 Server

  • Open Addict; By Jonathan Horne (Posted by rlmorgan on Mar 13, 2007 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This document will show the steps to take to deploy a FreeBSD server. This server will have the latest stable from the Apache 2.2 tree, PHP 5, MySQL 5.0, Sendmail with SMTP-AUTH, Webmail, Bind DNS, SNMP, synchronized local time, and Webmin. I have also included steps to take to build a network graphing solution with Rrdtool/Cacti.

Tories want open source government

Making all government IT projects open source would slash Whitehall’s annual IT bill, in a move that could save taxpayers £600 million a year.

Who can you trust?

In a week when the SANS and Qualys @RISK threat vulnerability newsletter reported that four out of the top five most critical vulnerabilities were associated with security products - in this case Snort, SupportSoft, Trend Micro and VeriSign - the remaining place in the top five went to Mozilla's Firefox. It is appropriate to ask who we can trust to build and develop secure applications.

Review of Damn Small Linux 3.2

During the time when so many Linux distributions throw everything and the kitchen sink into a DVD, it's nice to use a product like Damn Small Linux where the focus is on keeping the system compact. Do you need 6 text editors and 11 e-mail clients? Most people really only have one favorite app for a particular task anyway. So how does Damn Small Linux measure up?

Fsm Newsletter 12th of March 2007

  • Free Software Magazine; By Bridget Kulakauskas (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 13, 2007 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hello readers, and welcome once again to Free Software Magazine’s fortnightly newsletter, keeping you up to date with all things free software! Enjoy!

Wikia Unveils Additional Open Source 'Magazine' Sites

New interactive communities focus on ever-broadening set of topics--now including music, cars, gaming and health

Parallelize Application for Faster Linux Booting

  • IBM/developerWorks; By M. Tim Jones (Posted by IdaAshley on Mar 13, 2007 10:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux
Linux can serve as a client desktop or server right out of the box, a flexibility that slows its booting process. This article shows you options to increase the speed with which Linux boots, including two options for parallelizing the initialization process. It also shows you how to visualize graphically the performance of the boot process.

Interactive Ideas eyes open source increase

Open source software distributor Interactive Ideas is branching out and opening up its tools and support across the entire open source stack.

New Open-source Time and Attendance Web-based Package Launched

TimeTrex, unique new open-source software moves web-based time and attendance and payroll into the 21st century.

The Road to KDE 4: Amarok 2 Development is Underway

  • KDE Dot News; By Troy Unrau (Posted by dcparris on Mar 13, 2007 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
This week we'll take a brief look at some of the many features that are making their way into Amarok 2, which is the development branch for Amarok in KDE 4.The features discussed are all in progress features which have reached varying stages of completion. Read on for information about Amarok's engines (including Phonon), UI changes, changes to the Magnatune music store, OS X support, and more.

Installing The Aptana AJAX Development Environment On Ubuntu

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Mar 13, 2007 8:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how to install the Aptana IDE on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft system. The Aptana IDE is a free, open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript-focused development environment for building Ajax applications. It features code assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, FTP/SFTP support and a JavaScript debugger to troubleshoot your code.

Introduction to OpenID

OpenID is an open decentralized digital identity system that has been gaining traction in recent months. It implements a solution to some everyday headaches such as single-sign-on, but it does not address related issues like privacy, trust, spam prevention, or message authentication. OpenID uses a multiple-stage sign-on process, but don't let that discourage you. As an end user, the benefits are stacked in your favor.

Oracle buys another database

  • Reg Developer; By Philip Howard, Bloor Research (Posted by dcparris on Mar 13, 2007 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: IBM, Oracle
Trying to snatch IBM's crown?Comment Oracle and IBM are both competitors and partners. In the case of databases they are certainly rivals, with Oracle 10g and DB2 going head-to-head at many sites. However, it has occurred to me to wonder if Oracle is seeking to rival IBM's crown as the owner of the most different databases.…

Reasons Why Google Will Fail With Enterprise Apps

I recently discovered that Google is taking a leap into the enterprise world with their web based applications. And to Google fans,

Cygwin - Elite survival skills for the harsh and primitive Windows-land

  • ergo.rydlr.net; By Pandu Rao (Posted by raopm on Mar 13, 2007 6:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Cygwin makes it possible for Linux command-line maestros to function in a Windows world. This article demonstrates some advanced Cygwin concepts and tips to make the most of your Cygwin installation.

Powerpc softcore FPGAs gain commercial Linux 2.6

LynuxWorks has launched a new version of its commercially supported embedded Linux operating system aimed specifically at Xilinx FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays). BlueCat Linux Micro Edtion (BlueCat-ME) supports Xilinx FPGAs with embedded PowerPC cores, and those that use their programmable logic elements to run Xilinx's 32-bit MicroBlaze softcore.

Candidates for Debian Project Leader sound off

Once again, the Debian project is gearing up to elect a new project leader, with voting set to begin late this month. As we did last year, we asked the DPL candidates to sound off on some of the issues that will face the Debian Project in the next year.

Mandriva Moves in on Business Linux Desktop

Mandriva on March 8 announced the launch of the beta version of Corporate Desktop 4.0, its enterprise-dedicated Linux desktop. While best known for its home user Linux desktops, Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) has long been angling for the business market with both its server and desktop offerings.

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