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Did you ever wish you could automate your interaction with a program, making a script that can smartly handle an interactive session? You can -- with Expect, an extension to the Tcl programming language whose purpose is to communicate with interactive applications.
An update to SeaMonkey has been released to fix the Windows Media Player plugin issue introduced in SeaMonkey 1.0.3. Like Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168, SeaMonkey 1.0.4 contains just a single bug fix to resolve this regression accidentally introduced in the previous version.
In two weeks, Linspire Inc. will release Freespire, its community Linux distribution. This new distribution isn't just another Linux distro. It will represent the first Linux to include most of the legally licensed and available, third-party proprietary codices, drivers, and software.
To say this is a bit controversial in Linux and free software circles is like saying the dog days of August are somewhat hot. Nevertheless, Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony bit the bullet in April, and the first release candidate of Freespire is now available.
The Computer History Museum is inviting LinuxWorld attendees to bring Linux-related memorabilia, for display in a booth celebrating the 15-year anniversary of the kernel. Suitable items include historical prototypes, early business plans for Linux and open source companies, and early photographs of key figures in the Linux and open source movement.
Last week we were introduced to LDAP in general and Fedora Directory Server in particular. Today we'll walk through a simple Fedora Directory Server installation to learn your way around FDS.
The internet sites technocrat.net, ZDNet, and the maker Green WiFi themselves report about successful test setups with cheap, low-cost, and solar-powered routers, which could be deployed to “developing countries”.
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has dismissed speculation that the success of Ubuntu will result in the death of Linux stalwart Red Hat, saying the two organisations held very different positions and had distinctly different goals. He did, however, agree that they were trying to be better than the likes of Red Hat and Novell.
The weekend of 11-13 August has been dedicated to Debian Installer
The Linux Link Tech Show has interviewed Amarok developers Max Howell and Ian Monroe in their latest show. Max talks about Amarok's many features and what they plan for KDE 4, while Ian explains what the main goals of the Amarok project are. Start 12 minutes in to skip the technical problems and listen to the interview.
The opportunities available to children today are much more varied than they've ever been before. In the past, it seems like there were a handful of respectable occupations and as long as you stayed practical and fit within that mold, you were set. These days, more emphasis is placed on being what you want to be, and kids are encouraged to think freely and creatively about what they want to do with their lives.
Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124 is now available for download. Hot on the heels of last week's Firefox 126.96.36.199 release, this update fixes a Windows Media Player plugin regression introduced in version 188.8.131.52.
This article introduces Web services in Rails and focuses on a strategy known as Representational State Transfer (REST).
Looks like the Debian crowd started something like a magazine: Let’s welcome The Debian Times!
Easy SNMP Server and Client Configuration Steps
Mozilla on Aug. 2 released yet another updated version of its Firefox browser, v184.108.40.206, right on the heels of v220.127.116.11, which came out July 26 but apparently caused an unforeseen problem. Additionally, Mozilla announced that Firefox passed the 200 million download mark on July 31.
LAS VEGAS -- The crowds are larger on this second day of Black Hat, though people are moving a little more slowly than yesterday, perhaps because of the free toga party last night at Caesar's Palace, marking the casino's 40th anniversary. Nevertheless, the conference sessions have been packed with intriguing information.
The computing world has become dependent on various types of tunneling. All remote access VPN connections use tunnels, and you'll frequently hear the geeks talking about SSH tunnels. You can accomplish amazing things with tunnels, so sit back and relax while you enjoy a gentle introduction to tunneling and its uses.
The Ark Linux team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the KDE centric desktop distribution Ark Linux 2006.1 - including KDE 3.5.4, Amarok 1.4.1, Kopete 0.12.1 with a hotfix for connecting to ICQ after the latest protocol change, a fully KDE-ified OpenOffice.org 2.0.3, and X.org 7.1.1. Another highlight in this release is the KDE based "rpmhandler", a tool that makes installing 3rd party packages easier than ever before.
LXer Feature: 04-Aug-2006
GNU/Linux -- Like No Other Hotrod, Ever
While others appear to be going backwards, Linux just keeps racing ahead.
'Linux supports more devices, "out of the box", than any other operating system ever has.'
"Yes, that's right, we support more things than anyone else. And more than anyone else ever has in the past. Linux has a very long list of things that we have supported before anyone else ever did."
-- Greg Kroah-Hartman, OLS 2006 Keynote
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