Nick Sieger, who attended the RubyConf 2007 implementers' summit has startedexploring the seedy back alleys of Ruby, and is taking notes for the rest of us. After he spent some time with the yacc grammar, he came up with a nice little graph. Follow the link to see his travelogue, then you can do what I'm doing— waiting impatiently for the next iteration.
Beyond displaying an extensive slate of existing Linux products, vendors at this week's InfoSecurity show pointed to possible future offerings ranging from a Linux client for a CD-ROM encryption system to a Linux-enabled all-in-one device for securing both physical access and video surveillance.
Over the past four months, I've been fighting an escalating battle against link spammers. Typically, link spammers use automated programs to help spread their garbage. Several events over the last month have me wondering if one has taken a personal interest in my site.
After hours of research and tweaking, all your computers are connected to each other and the Internet, and you can print your documents on a printer connected to another system -- but you still must take a break when someone else wants to use the scanner connected to your system. Save the money additional scanners would cost by sharing your scanner on your LAN.
Red Hat announced the commencement of the first Red Hat Developer Day in India. An exclusive Red Hat event, the Red Hat Developer Day aims to bring together Linux developers and users to help grow open source technologies, development, techniques, tools and standards through the sharing of technical knowledge and expertise. This first of its kind event marks Red Hat's continuous efforts to encourage open source development in India.
Fedora Core 6 (Zod) has been released this week. Among other current software (Kernel 188.8.131.52, glibc 2.5, GCC 4.1.1, X.Org X11 7.1), Fedora Core 6 includes KDE 3.5.4. KDE 3.5.5 will be available as an official update soon.
It’s nothing personal, you see. Human Resource (HR) directors don’thire people; actually, they hire skill sets. Naturally, that skill setincludes the ability to get along, a skill even the most evil sociopathcan learn. It’s not how good someone is, but whether they exhibit...
If you spend most of your time doing research on the Web, you need Zotero, a Firefox extension that helps you manage research sources. With Zotero installed, Firefox is not confined to the Web, and you can use it as a standalone application for all sorts of online and offline research.
According to Infoworld, Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz told the Oracle OpenWorld conference that it should be all ready by Christmas. The core platform will include the Standard Edition of Java and will be offered under an Open Source Initiative approved licence.
Adobe Systems Inc is fleshing out its Flex and Flash releases. At its MAX user conference, it announced the availability of a beta version of the Flex IDE (integrated development environment) for Mac OS/X. It announced a similar pre-release of a Linux version of the popular Flash 9 player.
Today Oracle announced that it would provide the same enterprise class support for Linux as it provides for its database, middleware and applications products. Oracle starts with Red Hat Linux, removes Red Hat trademarks, and then adds Linux bug fixes.
Disguised price rise for PC builders, Microsoft is effectively smuggling through a price hike for Windows Vista - by making the entry-level version so poor that no-one will want to use it.
Demonstrating a perhaps more aggressive path than anticipated, Sun Microsystems is set to announce the open-sourcing of the core Java platform within 30 to 60 days, Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz said at the Oracle OpenWorld conference on Wednesday morning.
Officially Firefox 3.0 but code named "Gran Paradiso," the application will pick up where Firefox 2.0 leaves off, said Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla's director of engineering. Among the features Mozilla wants to get into 3.0 is "Places," the revamped bookmarks tool which was dropped from Firefox 2.0 in April.
Steve Longoria, IBM vice president of Semiconductor Platforms, discusses the collaboration among IBM, Chartered, and Samsung in the open Common Platform technology initiative, and how the move is shaking up the industry's traditional closed model.
VARBusiness Magazine has named Nat Friedman, Novell's chief technology and strategy officer for open source, as its first ever Technologist of the Year. Friedman was honored for innovation in Novell's most recent desktop Linux offering, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.
Rob Reilly files his review of Firefox 2.0: "The two big things I liked in the edition include enhancements to tabbed browsing and an embedded spell checker. Version 2.0 also has an updated add-on manager that consolidates the add-on extension and theme functions..."
Kubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft, is hot on the download mirrors, this release is based on the brand new KDE 3.5.5. For all your photo needs the award winning Digikam is now installed by default and renowned artwork by the beloved Oxygen artist Ken Wimer shines all over. On top of this Kubuntu makes the perfect platform for KDE 4 development and porting KDE 3 applications with all the KDE 4 development libraries available along with Qt 4.2.
French storage drive vendor LaCie is distributing a pair of Linux applications that enable CD/DVD drives equipped with HP's "LightScribe" technology to burn CD labels. Support for LightScribe technology was previously available only on Windows and Mac, according to the company.