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Nucleus Software Certifies FinnOne Suite Applications On Red Hat ...

Red Hat Expands Partner Network To Extend The Benefits Of Open Source To The Banking Industry

Linux 2.6 BSP supports TI OMAP5912 starter kit

Mistral Software has released a Linux 2.6-based board support package (BSP) for TI's OMAP5912 starter kit (OSK). Dubbed the Accelerator Program 2.0, the BSP aims to support developers who are creating or upgrading embedded Linux applications that target TI's OMAP5912 dual-core processor.

React OS: Windows done right

No it is not Windows. It does look and feel like Windows, but this baby is Free Software, an operating system called React OS. Why does it look like Windows? Because React OS is a project of developing a Microsoft Windows compatible operating system. It is supposed to run programs and even drivers meant for Windows and it is supposed to look like Windows so that former Windows users can ease right into it without feeling that scary feeling: the difference.

Red Hat Certified Architect Debuts in ASEAN

Red Hat has launched its capstone certification to its current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) programs, called the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), in ASEAN...

Skype debuts Linux-powered cordless phone

Skype on Aug. 31 introduced a pair of cordless VoIP phones that work without being connected to a computer, via a DECT basestation that attaches directly to broadband and POTS lines. One of the two -- the Philips VOIP841 -- uses Linux as its embedded OS.

IE For Linux?

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been the dominant Web browser (almost) since the birth of the Web. It runs on Microsoft's Windows and on Apple's Mac, but it has never been officially supported on Linux. A nascent open source effort called IEs 4 Linux is trying to change that. This week, the group released its latest version of IEs 4 Linux 2.01, which is more stable than its predecessors and fixes some bugs.

[This is mainly for testing websites. I have seen a number of comments from web developers who keep IE around for that purpose. - dcparris]

No Flash 9 Alpha For Linux

Any chance of an alpha look at the in-development, forthcoming, early 2007 release of Flash 9 for Linux turned to a very extinct omega, according to Adobe's Mike Melanson.

Mindtouch Offers New Open Source Wiki Solutions

Wikis are growing in popularity and recognition-factor, and two recent releases from MindTouch -- DekiWiki and MindTouch Dream -- bring open source and development flexibility to small to medium-size business.

Specviewperf 9 For Linux Available

SPECviewperf measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL application programming interface.

Sap, mySQL patch critical database flaw

Developers have corrected a flaw in the SAP MaxDB database that could be targeted by hackers to execute arbitrary code. Researcher Oliver Karow of Symantec is credited with finding the database vulnerability. The flaw was fixed in the latest version of MaxDB

MS preps DRM hack fix

Microsoft is working on closing a loophole that creates a means to strip usage restriction from music files wrapped in its DRM technology. A program called FairUse4WM, recently posted on the internet, allows users to bypass Microsoft's Digital Rights Management system.

Trusted Computer Solutions and IBM introduce Linux Guards

Trusted Computer Solutions Inc. (TCS) has announced with IBM Corp. the launch of its SecureOffice suite of cross-domain guards running on Linux. The guards incorporate trusted functionality at the operating systems level, thus meeting U.S. Federal Agency requirements for secure information sharing, TCS of Herndon, Virginia said.

Report: BI Vendors Get Smart Around Linux, Open Source

As Linux steps beyond the limits of technical applications, business intelligence (BI) is one area that's leading the way. In a rash of recent BI announcements at LinuxWorld and elsewhere, many vendors are developing new business models, while consciously giving customers a choice between Linux and other operating systems--and in some cases, between commercial and open source implementations, too.

Prevent users from altering your PHP code behavior

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Jack D. Herrington (Posted by solrac on Aug 31, 2006 7:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, PHP
You can implement a balance point between a PHP application that is too configurable and one that is too closed. Learn three techniques for creating user-editable configuration files that will keep end users from mucking around in your code and from making changes to your application's behavior.

Four Tough Lessons of System Recovery

  • Linux DevCenter; By KIVILCIM Hindistan (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 31, 2006 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
KIVILCIM Hindistan recently migrated to a new laptop and promptly destroyed his partition table. Flailing around with false laziness taught him the true value of true laziness. Here's a real-life tale of Knoppix rescue and a cautionary tale about troubleshooting.

Firefox 2.0 beta 2 boasts enhanced look, features

Mozilla released Beta 2 of its upcoming Firefox 2 browser for developer review Aug. 31, emphasizing that it is being made available for testing purposes only. The release contains a number of new features, as well as some enhancements to look and feel.

On Linux hypervisor interoperability and standards

Brian Byun of VMware talks about the implications of the Microsoft-XenSource link-up for virtual computing.

New Tcl/Tk list, maintenance team forming

As Debian's tcl/tk maintainer for the last couple of years, I have decided that I can no longer go it alone. For this reason, I am attempting to put together a team to co-maintain tcl/tk and some of it's add-ons (e.g. tcllib, itcl).

Mad Penguin sold to iTech Media

iTech Media announced today that it was acquiring Mad Penguin, a popular Linux and open source online magazine, for an undisclosed sum.

Boost Application Performance Using AIO

The most common input/output model used in Linux is synchronous I/O. After a request is made in this model, the application blocks until the request is satisfied; the calling application requires no CPU while it awaits the completion of the I/O request. But in some cases there's a need to overlap an I/O request with other processing. The POSIX asynchronous I/O (AIO) API provides this capability. In this article, get an overview of the API and see how to use it.

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