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Review: Open Source Zenoss Muscles Into Net Monitoring

Obvious quality control and performance distinguish commercial, open source Zenoss from other offerings in the network and service monitoring field.

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch)

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Jun 1, 2007 11:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Fetchmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers. Imagine you have five email accounts on five different servers. Of course, you do not want to connect to each of them to get your emails. This is where fetchmail comes into play. If you have a user account on a Linux server, you can make fetchmail download emails from remote servers and put them into just one mailbox (the one of your Linux user), from where you can retrieve them with your email client (e.g. Thunderbird or Outlook).

Follow up “Compiz 3D Desktop Binary Package for Solaris” by Moinak Gosh

  •; By Boris Derzhavets (Posted by dba477 on Jun 1, 2007 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Sun
Following bellow is step by step attempt to reproduce Moinak Gosh’s schema contains several a bit confusing issues raised up along the way . However, finally Compiz 0.5.0 got installed on Solaris Express (SNV build 62) and worked exactly as was described by Moinak Gosh in his original blog posting.

FSF Releases the Final Draft of GPLv3

The FSF released the fourth and final draft of GPL version 3, incorporating feedback from the general public and official discussion committees.

Essential Features and the Solr Schema

Solr is an enterprise-ready, Lucene-based search server that supports faceted searching, hit highlighting, and multiple output formats. Learn how to easily incorporate its impressive full-text search functionality into your Web applications.

Catching Up With JOST

Three months ago I introduced my readers to a new system for hosting VST plugins compiled natively for Linux. That system has continued its development and has become a mainstay in the Studio Dave Linux audio arsenal. Here's an update on the system's recent incarnations, complete with the usual multimedia extravaganza of text, screenshots, and sounds.

VectorLinux releases v5.8 live CD, DVD

The VectorLinux team this week released the live CD version of VectorLinux v5.8 Standard and the first alpha of the live CD/DVD edition of v5.8 "SOHO." The Standard edition features a kernel, and SOHO a newer kernel, which both use the KDE 3.5.6 desktop with Kmyfirewall, the team said.

The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

When I did my Xubuntu install (the same is true for Ubuntu), I immediately started Firefox and went to my first Web page with embedded Flash. And then it happened. Firefox asked me if I wanted to download and install the Flash plugin. Why say no? So I said yes. But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy.

Platform promises "write-once, run anywhere" Linux apps

A startup in Alameda, Calif. plans to release a kind of holy software grail the third or fourth week of June. Lina said its dual-licensed Lina virtual Linux machine will run more or less normal Linux applications under Windows, Mac, or Linux, with a look and feel native to each.

Howto Connect MySQL using C API under Linux / UNIX

MySQL database does support C program API just like PHP or Perl API. The C API code is distributed with MySQL. It is included in the mysqlclient library and allows C programs to access a database.

Linux: Compacting Memory

Mel Gorman offered a first release of a patchset that compacts memory,"this is a prototype for compacting memory to reduce external fragmentation so that free memory exists as fewer, but larger contiguous blocks. Rather than being a full defragmentation solution, this focuses exclusively on pages that are movable via the page migration mechanism."

ATrpms for Fedora 7

ATrpms is officially launching Fedora 7 support for i386, x86_64 and ppc.

Developing a file system for AIX

This article sheds some light on the AIX file system framework. You need to understand the framework in order to develop a new file system, or to port an existing file system to the AIX operating system.

Robert Slade Review: "Information Security and Employee Behaviour"

  • (Posted by dcparris on Jun 1, 2007 1:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Excerpts: "Chapter one addresses employee risk, and the fact that people assess risk very poorly..." "The fact that security professionals are frequently perceived as problem-creating, rather than problem-solving, is h...

One laptop per salesman

Following up on my previous post, and in answer to the recent piece by our own Adrian Kingsley-Hughes on the failure of desktop Linux, I would like to make a modest proposal. An all-in Linux laptop. That is you sell a laptop with a Linux, a user interface, and all the applications you need to happen, pre-installed and ready to go. You click the on switch and it works. This is not hard to do. Ubuntu, GNOME, and Open Office are all easy to get. Add some nifty utilities, WiFi capability, networking, and you’ve got a $500 laptop with no additional software necessary.

Fedora 7 Release Adds Installable KDE Live CD

The Fedora Project has announced the immediate availability of their latest release, Fedora 7 (Moonshine) including, for the first time, a KDE live CD/DVD showcasing KDE and KDE applications, which can also be installed to the hard disk, resulting in a regular Fedora installation with KDE.

Highly flexible Fedora 7 Linux arrives

On May 31, Red Hat's sponsored and community supported open source Fedora Project released the latest version of its distribution: Fedora 7. Besides being a cutting edge Linux distribution, it features a new build capability that enables users to create their own custom distributions. Fedora 7 now boasts a completely open-source build process that greatly simplifies the creation of appliances and distributions that can be targeted to meet individual needs.

Palm unveils Linux-based "mobile companion"

Palm has used Linux to build a "new class" of mobile device. The Foleo aims to expand the email, Internet, and productivity application capabilities of mobile phones such as the Palm Treo, by adding a full-size keyboard and a larger screen. Very few details about the Foleo are known at this point. Opera, which supplied its Opera 9 browser for the device, has confirmed the Foleo to be based on Linux. For its part, Palm has published a few photos and brief videos of the device, while promising to release more details tomorrow.

Novell, Heal Thy Self

What kind of crap is that? They are purchasing software so that the software they've already bought will work. You have the answer to that problem right in the palm of your hand. Why haven't you mortgaged the farm to advertise the obvious answer to their problem?

The Linux programmer's toolbox

Linux, like the other *nix platforms, has a reputation of being a good environment for developers. In fact, Linux and hacking – in the original sense of the word – seem to go hand in hand, so much so that some commentators still find it hard to conceive of it as anything but a server and/or development platform.

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