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Announcing FUDCon Brussels2007

As many of you, have heard about Fedora's presence in FOSDEM2007. We are now announcing another FUDCon in 2007 which will be held there at FOSDEM, Brussels Belgium.

Linux Genuine Advantage™

  • (Posted by tuxchick on Feb 5, 2007 9:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor; Groups: Linux
Linux Genuine Advantage™ is an exciting and mandatory new way for you to place your computer under the remote control of an untrusted third party!

[Be sure to check out "Linux Genuine Advantage™ has been cracked by computer hackers!" at the bottom of the page. - TC]

Small improvements make WordPress 2.1 worth the upgrade

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 5, 2007 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WordPress 2.1 was released a few weeks ago with a host of new features, including the ability to save pages as drafts, improvements for file uploading, import and export features, and performance improvements. Is it time to upgrade or switch to 2.1? While the latest release doesn't really add any killer features to entice users to switch from other blogging software, the new features are worth the upgrade if you're already using WordPress.

Essential Top 19 best practices for Java EE

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Keys Botzum and others (Posted by solrac on Feb 5, 2007 8:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
This article provides some simple guidance for developers entering the world of Java EE. It's a compiled best-of-the-best list of what are the most important and significant best practices for Java EE.

Use Inversion of Control in method signatures

  • IBM/developerWorks; By André Fachat (Posted by solrac on Feb 5, 2007 7:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
This article describes how to use the pattern on method signatures to decrease the coupling between components and improve performance. IoC isn't just for components.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 76

Issue number 76 of Fedora Weekly News.

Car rental agency modernizes servers, Linux software

Aging Linux and Unix systems have prompted car rental company Thrifty Inc. to modernize its server platforms and direct investment towards more innovative applications. Thrifty's IT manager Michael Morton said the transformation initiative began about eight months ago when its Red Hat Linux and SCO Unix systems were becoming outdated.

Report: The State of Enterprise Linux

For more than 20 years, Unix played the role of the 800 pound gorilla in the server space, especially in enterprise, scientific, government and academic environments. But traditional Unix vendors have faced increasing competition on two fronts. Microsoft Windows Server products have made significant inroads, particularly in the business back-end. To a lesser extent, but cutting closer to the bone, is competition from Linux.

Spring MVC: Using Web view technologies

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Arun Chhatpar (Posted by solrac on Feb 5, 2007 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: HP, IBM; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial, the final installment in a six-part series, shows you how to use JavaServer Pages (JSP), Velocity, Tiles, and PDF export using the Spring Framework.

FOSS consulting offers special advantages and challenges

  • IT Managers Journal; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 5, 2007 4:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A clear sign that free and open source software (FOSS) has become mainstream is the growing number of small consultants who specialize in it. Listed on local users groups or high-tech forums and working mostly by themselves, these consultants rarely make headlines, yet they represent a sizable and growing niche in small business in modern North American cities.

The hunt for a Linux PC

Where in South Africa can one get a new PC with Linux loaded? Not a lot of places, as it turns out. Tectonic reports back after going in search of the proverbial needle in a Microsoft dominated haystack.

15 Minutes to Install a Mail Server with Antivirus and Antispam

A quick installation and configuration guide proving that an integrated service mail server such as AXIGEN can be set up in a matter of minutes. The article also offers a step by step procedure to integrate AXIGEN with Antivirus and Anti-spam open source applications, mainly ClamAV and SpamAssasin.

Wind River, TI team on Linux phone design

Wind River has joined the Texas Instruments (TI) third-party partner ecosystem, and will collaborate with TI's Dallas-based mobile handset division on advanced Linux and hardware/software tools support for TI's ARM11-based OMAP2430 smartphone processor. The partnership could also produce a Linux-based mobile phone reference design, according to Wind River.

Let There Be Light: Promoting with Sun

The OpenDocument Format (ODF) just keeps on getting stronger. It is now an officialISO standard; there are numerousapplications that support it, with varying degrees of fidelity, including Google's onlineword processor and spreadsheet; there's an official Microsoft-fundedplug-in for Microsoft Office that allows it to open and save ODF files, and aprogram that converts between ODF and the Chinese UOF XML office format; and the ODF community has largely sorted out issues ofaccessibility that threatened to de-rail its adoption by Massachusetts.

Open Source Software Stack for Mobile Phones

Members of the open source GPE project (GPE Palmtop Environment) have announced a new offspring project to create a fully open source software stack for mobile phones, GPE Phone Edition.

European open source providers trial franchise approach

A group of European open source suppliers have grouped together to trial the franchise model as a means to boost open source adoption among SMEs and help local providers find strength in numbers.

Sun Re-Affirms Commitment to Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Helps Ensure Platform Interoperability

At RSA, ECC Leaders Discuss Plans to Advance Industry Adoption of Next-Gen Encryption

Is E-Commerce Ready for Open Source?

Thirty-seven percent of North American enterprises that sell products or services online will purchase a new e-commerce platform, according to Forrester Research. The options available to them include a considerable amount of open source applications. However, while open source is clearly making an impact in the e-commerce space, it is not yet fully integrated.

Is Windows losing out and Linux gaining?

The penguin’s come of age. What began as a battle between proprietary and open source Linux software, started by geeks around the world, isn’t plain tech rhetoric anymore. It’s now a mainstream commercial platform — a technology that enterprises are taking very seriously and looking at as a major cost-effective solution that has scalability and a great future roadmap.

XAMPP - All in one web server Installation and Configuration in Debian

  • (Posted by gg234 on Feb 5, 2007 10:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
XAMPP - All in one web server Installation and Configuration in Debian

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