In this, the fifth and penultimate edition of our weeklong series of video clips taken from our interview with Professor Eben Moglen at the Red Hat Summit in San Diego, the good professor explains how he came to meet and do legal work for Richard Stallman.
Building packages is usually hard work, and best left to distro developers who have the time and patience to work the appropriate magic. However, if you're an admin or user with a need to rebuild existing packages, rpmrebuild takes the pain out of creating new RPMs from installed packages.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was once the most widely used protocol for transferring files between computers. However, because FTP sends authentication information and file contents over the wire unencrypted, it's not a secure way to communicate. Secure Copy (SCP) and the more robust SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) address this security concern by providing data transfer over a fully encrypted channel. You can use these alternatives for transferring files securely over the Internet or any other untrusted network.
Last year when AMD announced their acquisition of ATI it led many to wonder how this would impact the quality of their Linux support and driver. Some had even speculated that AMD would be opening the code to at least a subset of their graphics drivers, and while this issue has come up again more recently, we will cover this particular topic in a different article. In this article we will be exposing what truly consists of the ATI/AMD driver development cycle and ultimately what they are really doing to improve their image in the Linux community. We have been granted unprecedented access to share with you their once unknown driver development model.
Obvious quality control and performance distinguish commercial, open source Zenoss from other offerings in the network and service monitoring field.
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).
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. http://blogs.sun.com/moinakg/entry/compiz_3d_desktop_package...
The FSF released the fourth and final draft of GPL version 3, incorporating feedback from the general public and official discussion committees.
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.
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.
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 188.8.131.52 kernel, and SOHO a newer 184.108.40.206 kernel, which both use the KDE 3.5.6 desktop with Kmyfirewall, the team said.
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.
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.
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.
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 is officially launching Fedora 7 support for i386, x86_64 and ppc.
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.
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...
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.
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.