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Interview: Kenneth Hensley of PuppyLinux

LXer Feature: 14-Jan-2007

An Interview with Kenneth Hensley, the creator of the "Unofficial PuppyLinux Guide".

The ins and outs of picking the best XML Parser

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Benoit Marchal (Posted by solrac on Jan 14, 2007 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Do you know how to select the best XML Parser for your project? Even developers who are very knowledgeable on advanced XML matters can lack a firm understanding of the fundamentals. To ensure a solid foundation, this article covers the most basic XML service: parsing. It introduces the various approaches to parsing and highlights their pros and cons.

Spy vs. Open Source Searcher

The search abilities of Web sites like Google and Wikipedia have given ordinary citizens intelligence-gathering capabilities that in some ways rival those of clandestine government agencies. The power of wikis and search engines lie in the massively collaborative effort that the technologies enable.

The Best of Firefox Extensions 2

Mozilla Firefox has a Herculean following; I am sure, no would differ. Once you get your hands on something like that it's only human to feel wanting for more. No wonder, everyone is all game to accessorize their firefox. In the last feature, we glanced at some of the extensions for the same. Today's yet another mix-bag of extensions combining your feedback, suggestions, and our research.

Serbia ponders cooperation with Red Hat

Serbian government has announced that it will sign a letter of intent with one of the top open source software companies.

Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib

This guide describes how you can automatically scan files uploaded by users through a web form on your server using PHP and ClamAV. That way you can make sure that your upload form will not be abused to distribute malware. To glue PHP and ClamAV, we install the package php5-clamavlib/php4-clamavlib which is rather undocumented at this time. That package is available for Debian Etch and Sid and also for Ubuntu Dapper Drake and Edgy Eft.

Red Hat becomes the 100th member of Finnish Centre for Open Source

Rapid growth of COSS reflects the expansion of open source based business. In two years COSS has evolved into an international network of 100 organisations. In terms of active involvement of companies COSS is the leading European open source centre. COSS has attracted main Finnish and international OSS players and smaller innovative companies to join forces in order to improve the business ecosystem. The COSS members include major international companies such as Nokia, Novell, IBM, HP as well as Finnish open source companies such as Plenware, Nomovok, Movial, and Flander.

How do I find out Linux CPU utilization?

Whenever a Linux system CPU is occupied by a process, it is unavailable for processing other requests. Pending requests must wait till CPU is free. This becomes a bottleneck in the system. Following command will help you to identify CPU utilization, so that you can troubleshoot CPU related performance problems.

EC Council offeres certified hacking program at Manila University.

..Through the certified ethical hacker certification, it arms the system administrator with the critical information to identify, counter and defend the corporate network against harmful agents or intrusion.

Open source Quake 2 port emerges

A free port of 3D death match game Quake 2 is on the cards after a programmer married the game's source code with the Iyonix's graphics acceleration. The alpha-quality RISC OS port, produced by Dave Brown, uses the OpenGL-compatible IyonixMesa library - which employs the 3D features in the Castle Iyonix's PCI GeForce graphics cards. Dave uploaded his efforts to the Internet earlier today, complete with source code and a pre-built version using the GCCSDK.

Paypal Adds Security To Fight Phishing

PayPal spokesperson Sara Bettencourt explains that the added security measure will help enhance user protection, although it is "by no means a silver bullet that is going to stop fraud." The introduction of the new security system by PayPal highlights the growing concern about data-phishing scams that have surfaced as a problem for PayPal users.

[Looks like you are not alone Darren - Scott]

Is Internet Explorer 8 in the works?

Who needs Internet Explorer 7 when you can just wait for Internet Explorer 8? According to ActiveWin, Microsoft has already been working diligently on Internet Explorer 7's successor, and there are no plans for the team to stop for a service pack. The Internet Explorer development team will supposedly have the next version ready to go out the door within the next two years.

This week at LWN: Weekly Edition for January 4, 2007

Predictions, as they say, are hard - especially when they involve the future. It's easy to get them wrong and look like a total fool. Your editor, however, has long since gotten over his fear of coming across as a total idiot in front of large numbers of people; when you have already tipped your hand, there is no point in holding back any longer. So here's a few things which, in your editor's view, might just come to pass in 2007. As always, these predictions come with no warranty whatsoever.

IBM Cell Broadband Engine Software Development Kit

The recently released version 2.0 contains additional libraries and improved compiler tools. This complete Cell BE development environment, includes Linux kernel for Cell BE blades, Linux support libraries, tool chains, system simulator, source code for libraries and samples, and a new, fully-integrated installation.

Simple, effective Web security: rename your files

  • G's linux pages; By Jeff Garzik (Posted by jgarzik on Jan 13, 2007 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: PHP
In a world of massively distributed botnet scans, a very simple technique can be enormously effective against rootkits: rename your files.

Oracle forgives $6.9m in fees to Philadelphia

Contract for water utility project down the drain, Philadelphia officials have neutered an agreement to use software custom built by Oracle for the city's antiquated water utility billing system.

All They Need Is Funds: A Call For Community Support

This entry is a little off my regular beat, but its substance is of great importance to all users of Linux audio software. To get straight to the point, it's about money and two projects in real need of significant financial support, theArdour hard disk recorder/digital audio workstation and theHydrogen rhythm programmer/drum machine. Both projects are well along in their development cycles, both have achieved great status not only in the Linux audio software world but on OSX as well, and both need financing for their planned evolution. Ardour and Hydrogen are two of Linux's finest programs for musicians, rivalling their commercial counterparts and providing libre alternatives to the intense vendor lock-in typical of the Win/Mac sound and music software worlds. These are truly important projects, and they deserve your support and financial backing.

Abit NF-M2 nView Linux Review

A few months back we had looked at the Abit AW9D i975X motherboard, which was one of the first motherboards to come out of the Universal Abit camp. We had found this Intel flagship motherboard to be very competitive and offer a great deal of features even though it was not able to pack the equivalent punch of the legendary IC7-MAX3 or NF7-S v2.0. What we have on the table to look at today is the Abit NF-M2 nView. The NF-M2 nView is an AM2 motherboard that is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce 6150 with nForce 430 that offers both onboard DVI and VGA support along with 7.1 channel HD audio, Abit Silent OTES, and IEEE-1394a Firewire.

Jboss Founder Could Be Quitting Red Hat

Rumors have been rampant in recent days that Fleury had decided to quit Red Hat. The Linux software developer bought JBoss, which was based in Atlanta, last year for $350 million. JBoss, a developer of middleware, operates as a Red Hat subsidiary. Fleury reports directly to Matthew Szulik, Red Hat’s chairman and chief executive officer. His title is senior vice president and general manager of the JBoss division.

One Dweeb's Phishing Trip

On January 11th, I received an email to my Yahoo! account with the subject "Activate Your Account Now". The sender was "".

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