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I've just finished two reviews on Ubuntu related books (The Official Ubuntu Book published by Prentice Hall, August 2006 for The Linux Tutorial site and Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks published by No Starch Press, August 2006 for Linux Magazine...appearing in the October 2006 edition) so I wasn't really interested in chapters titled "What is Ubuntu", "Installing Ubuntu" or "The X Window System". To some degree, all Linux distro instructional texts must cover the basic information about what Linux is and how it works so I'm not trying to be cynical. However, when you've read the same material in book after book, it tends to get old after awhile. I was more interested at what made this book different. What makes Ubuntu "unleashed"?
The updated FDPR-Pro supports GCC 4.1 toolchain and SuSe/SLES10, employs parallel optimization to speed up automatic performance tuning, and allows multiple pieces of output from one piece of input.
SWsoft, a provider of server automation and virtualization software, today announced the availability of SiteBuilder 3.0 for Linux/Unix, the latest version of its browser-based website building application.
[The licensing is non-libre. - dcparris]
MedPix is a sprawling online medical images database and diagnostic tool that's used around the world by radiologists, nurses, physicians, and medical students -- and the whole system is powered by Linux and open source software.
-- Novell to request a hearing from the NASDAQ listing qualifications panel -- Novell disputes Wells Fargo assertions
Openfiler, an appliance Linux, can turn any x86 box into an iSCSI NAS or SAN controller. (Linux-Watch)
Perhaps I am missing something here, but why in the world is anyone worried about whether or not Xgl is outdoing the efforts of Microsoft's Vista? Seriously, we already know that Vista has problems of its own, and this is not even counting the fact that Xgl outperforms Vista's Aero hands down without the need for extra video card upgrades (without some tweaking, that is).
Novell plans an October launch for its Suse Linux Enterprise Real-Time product, an operating system geared for Wall Street traders and others who watch every microsecond of the clock.
Popular open source content management system Mambo today released version 4.6. This is the first major release in almost two years.
Provo, Utah – Cluster Resources, Inc. and LinuxHPC.org announced today the release of ClusterBuilder.org version 1.3 (http://www.clusterbuilder.org
), featuring the new Clustering Encyclopedia – a specialized reference source of high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and products.
I’ve been involved in many open source project, I know that there are many great open source application out there. Neuros took advantage of the open source platform by releasing a beta hardware called Neuros OSD, a Linux based media player and recorder hardware that is not quite complete yet.
One of the most common objections to switching from Windows or Unix to Linux, both on the server and the desktop, is that there are not enough knowledgeable Linux workers. Novell Inc. has an answer: promote Linux training throughout the world.
The language of the UNIX command line is notoriously versatile: With a panorama of small tools and utilities and a shell to combine and execute them, you can specify many precise and complex tasks. Learn how to use techniques unique to UNIX in an office setting, which become a powerful ally toward increasing your productivity.
Google seems eager to become the front door to the open source industry. For Google China, however, open source holds an even greater importance to the company.
IT managers face a problem determining what products and policies are best to properly secure their network. The problem with many security products is that it is hard to validate their claims. Penetration testing is a process for testing the security of networks by imitating an attacker.
At a press conference here, more than a dozen representatives from companies like Corning, Tyco and Motorola urged the U.S. Senate to pass a massive communications bill--attacked by Net neutrality fans for failing to ensure nondiscriminatory treatment of Internet content--as soon as possible.
If you are a web developer that sells software online, here are 7 basic software marketing methods that will help you boost your sales. Learn about each one, and find the winning combination that will bring you more buyers.
Torpark is a web browser designed to be copied to a USB key, based on Portable Firefox. When the key is plugged into any Windows computer, you can launch the browser directly from the key. The browser doesn't keep any cache files or data on the host system, and it uses the TOR network to anonymise all your data.
This book is the 2006 revision of the key guide to SPARK, a programming language founded on formal proof and static code analysis. This language happens to be implemented as an Ada dialect that makes use of formal comments to specify what the associated code is supposed to do, but it is not really Ada.
Switching to Linux is a huge step for those who still have some reservations about taking such a huge leap of faith. To make the transition as painless as possible, often times it simply helps to make sure that the person switching to Linux has a clear comparison of which applications they will be using on their new distribution.
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