When Larry Lessig proclaimed that "code is law" he was talking metaphorically. But for a virtual world, constructed entirely out of bits, it is literally true: the laws regarding what you can and cannot do there, both legally and even physically, are inscribed in the lines of code that implement it. In this space, then, open source has an added significance in that it not only lays bare the engines of creation, but it potentially allows them to be hacked.
This is a cool page with links to 352 Linux Distributions all on the same page.
The default shell on most Linux operating systems is called Bash. There are a couple of important hotkeys that you should get familiar with if you plan to spend a lot of time at the command line. These shortcuts will save you a ton of time if you learn them.
These days, lots of companies are stretching their hardware and energy dollars by consolidating print, file, DNS, and web servers on virtualisation platforms such as VMware. But not many companies boast of running their entire production infrastructure on virtual machines. An exception is Arvato Mobile, a division of Bertelsmann that builds mobile solutions for network operators, media companies, and internet portals and delivers digital entertainment content to consumers around the globe.
InSoftware installation on Linux: Today, it sucks (part 1),Ian Murdoch (whose first name is the second half of Debian) writes,Unless an application is included with your Linux distribution of choice, installing that application on Linux is a nightmare compared to Windows., and proceeds to say exactly how.
The Desktop Linux Working Group from OSDL had an "architects" meeting last week where they hammered out the top concerns for further Linux desktop migration. Top of the list was trying to make it easier for independent vendors to develop applications that can be easily developed and integrated no matter which desktop environment they are using.
There has been a lot of discussion in the past few months about RPM -- its present state, its future plans, and its leadership team. In particular, the Fedora Project has received numerous requests asking us, "what are you guys doing about RPM?"
The booming virtualization market has spawned several startups worth a close look.
This article begins your journey of writing Java applications that work with the Apache Derby database.
Sweet Google can you do no wrong? With the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 1.3 Release Candidate, all of GWT is open source under the Apache 2.0 license.
Kathryn Crawford, a part-time teacher, and her husband, Nigel, a master mariner, are not your typical website designers. With no prior knowledge of websites but a couple of books on PHP and MySQL to hand, the couple designed and is now administering TheBabyWebsite.com.
Return values are not just important but as age has taught me - essential. Use return values to your advantage and wrangle them when you can. Breaking things out helps, but making sure you let everyone know that you did break out some code might be just as important.
The holiday season is approaching rapidly, and if you're like us, you probably still have some holiday shopping left to do. In the spirit of crass consumerism, we've compiled a list of gifts you may want to add to your wishlist, or for the other geeks in your life.
At first glance, one might think there are a lot of marks against Adobe’s Creative Suite. It is pricey, complex and essentially without much in the way of competition to spur development. That is exactly what I thought for a long time, but actually using the suite dispels the notions one mi...
Along with Scott Guthrie, Mark Anders was one of the fathers of ASP.NET. Then he led the Flex Builder team at Macromedia. Now at Adobe, he’s in charge of making Flash a development platform for rich Internet applications. Mary Branscombe caught up with him after the Flash on the Beach conference and asked about Eclipse, how Flash measures up to ASP and whether Vista raises the bar for Internet apps.
Intalio|BPMS to Be Released Under Mozilla Public License With Attribution Intalio, Inc., today announced that Intalio|BPMS Community Edition will be released under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) amended with the Generic Attribution Provision submitted to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) earlier this year.
In Part 1 - An introduction to StAX you can learn about how StAX has become the latest standard for processing XML in the Java language. This article is very popular and has recieved 305 diggs thus far. Part 2 of StAX'ing up XML, you can delve deeper into the event iterator-based API and explore its benefits to Java developers. In the final article of the 3 Part series, you'll see how to create custom event classes and use them to process XML with the event iterator-based API.
Since beginning as a one-person project over ten years ago, the fourth generation of the K Desktop Environment (KDE) is poised to be the most business-friendly open source desktop to date with a host of new features ideal for enterprises. KDE 4 is now in rapid development and is scheduled for release sometime next year, with the final date still to be decided.
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