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Summer reading list

s you might have guessed from our book reviews, we like to read. And there’s no better time than during a hot, hazy summer. Not that these won’t do by a cozy fire or during a spring rainshower (so long as you’re inside). After all, books are pretty all-purpose companions. Whatever the season, when you feel the itch to hit the bookstore or local library, maybe you’ll take our suggestions.

PHP4 End of life

PHP4 end of life have been officially announced, and now it should start the extensive use of PHP5, as it already has three years with us.

Linux Professional Institute to host events at LinuxWorld 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Linux Professional Institute will provide discounted certification testing during LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Aug. 6 through 9, 2007, at the Moscone Center. Toronto-based LPI is the official certification sponsor of LWCE, offering a standardized, multi-national program to certify professional expertise in Linux.

The Story of Google and Its 3500 Linux Computers

Back in 2001, the famous open source encyclopedia Wikipedia was just a website that provided access to a considerable amount of information. Because the page evolved a lot, Wikipedia archived the entire collection of old articles and posted them on a separate domain entitled Nostalgia Wikipedia. The information displayed by Google is at least interesting because the Mountain View giant is described as a company that owns 3500 computers equipped with Linux platforms.

Slim Linux laptop has potential

Palm's Linux-powered Foleo has potential, but only if Palm can stop denying that the device is actually laptop, reckons Sascha Segan of Gearlog. Palm has positioned the Foleo as a "mobile companion" for itinerant workers needing only email, document prep, and PowerPoint capabilities.

Intel joins One Laptop Per Child initiative

The OLPC got a major boost today with the announcement that Intel has joined the organization and will serve on its board of directors. No doubt, Intel wouldn't mind seeing the OLPC's low-cost Linux laptop's AMD Geode processor replaced by one of its own chips. More specifically, Intel said it expects to "explore collaborations involving technology and educational content."

Mind-blasting Japanese language learning tools

Knowledge of a secondary language has long been a coveted skill, whether it be for academics, business, or travel, but learning another language can be a challenging task. While many Western languages at least offer a level of familiarity by sharing the Roman alphabet, Japanese and other Eastern languages offer no such comfort. Here are three applications that can help you overcome some learning roadblocks.

Some VistA Myths and Facts

There is always myths that surround the Veterans Affairs (VA) VistA Electronic Health Record. I have not found a compendium of these myths and the facts so I wrote this list. As well I was partially inspired by Fred Trotter's recent 'Antiquated or Proven?'response to a detractor of VistA. Please feel free to add to this list by replying below.

Conference looks at open source in mobile phones

The second annual "Open Source in Mobile" (OSiM) conference has announced its sponsors and program of events. Set for Sep. 18-19 in Madrid, Spain, the event features keynotes from representatives of Nokia, Access, Red Hat, Motorola, Telecom Italia, and HP.

Easy TV Data promises TV listings for Myth TV users

A group of developers from free software digital video recorder (DVR) related projects announced the first step towards a solution for obtaining free television listing information this week. The search for such a free guide data source has been on since June, when Zap2it Labs announced it would shut down its free, XML-based service as of September 1.

1st Asian Nation to Adopt Open Software Standards

Japan has adopted a policy under which government ministries and agencies will solicit bids from software vendors whose products support internationally recognized open standards and thus becomes the first country in Asia to embrace the open software Standards.

Create an Autosuggest Field with XForms and Ajax

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Michael Galpin (Posted by IdaAshley on Jul 14, 2007 12:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
XForms is a standardized technology that offers many simplification and optimizations that are complimentary to Ajax. In this article you will see some of the benefits of using Ajax and XForms together by implementing an autosuggest-form field, widely used today in web applications.

Jeroen van der Zijp Interview

Jeroen van der Zijp, the author of Fox Toolkit, gives an interview. The Fox Toolkit is a platform independent GUI that has become one of the fastest and well structured APIs.

Lock in productivity with Lockout utility

You can stop computer-based slacking -- like the compulsive reloading of Digg or Reddit at the expense of productivity -- with a few changes to your computer's DNS profile, and enforce the changes using Lockout, a tool designed to enforce discipline and increase productivity.

People Behind KDE: Matthias Kretz

After a short break, we return to the next interview in the People Behind KDE series, travelling back to Germany to talk to a developer who wants to make things as simple as possible - for both users and developers. The recent winner of an aKademy Award for Best Non-Application for his work on Phonon - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Matthias Kretz.

Mozilla Thunderbird Released

Mozilla Thunderbird was released on Thursday 14th June. This update to the Mozilla Corporation's mail client includes bug fixes but no new features. For the first time, this release of Thunderbird is available in Korean.

Linux: Hibernation With Kexec

Offering a potential alternative to the existing suspend and restore implementations in the Linux Kernel, Ying Huang posted a patch utilizing kexec, "kexec based hibernation has some potential advantages over uswsusp and suspend2. " He listed two such potential advantages, "the hibernation image size can exceed half of memory size easily," and, "the hibernation image can be written to and read from almost anywhere, such as a USB disk [or] NFS."

Handling of inactive Debian Accounts

We are currently reviewing the account database and checking a list of developer accounts that *appear* to be inactive. The purpose of this review is simply to minimize the number of live but unused accounts since they (in sufficient numbers) are an active security concern. It's _not_ intended as a judgment or criticism of contributions to Debian made by those who may end up on our radar.

Linux: Debugging With"git bisect"

Following up to a bug report against the 2.6.22 kernel, Andrew Morton and Linus Torvalds offered some tips on how to debug kernel problems. Andrew first pointed to netconsole.txt for instructions on setting up a netconsole, "when the machine has stalled, see if you can get a task trace with ALT-SYSRQ-t. This will require CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ=y and possibly setting ignore_loglevel on the kernel boot command line."

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