Having allowed hype to build following Sun President and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Schwartz's blog entry on October 1, the announcement of a "strategic partnership" between Google and Sun Microsystems may have meant something big, but neither company revealed much of what they plan to do.
If you’re building web applications with Perl, the popular Template Toolkit provides tools to construct programs faster. Guru Randal Schwartz describes the Template Toolkit and how he uses it to manage his company’s web site in this four-part series.
Cape Town's back-end woes come to an end as it moves over to Linux for its Oracle database.
Here, let’s see how to use CVS and SVN to access the development tree of a few notable projects. (Jeremy Garcia is the founder and administrator of LinuxQuestions.org, a free, friendly, and active Linux community. )
Canonical, sponsors of the Ubuntu Linux project are announcing the Ubuntu Partnership Programme. Designed to recognise and reward expertise and experience, the Partnership Programme is open to both businesses and individuals who have shown technical and commercial success with Ubuntu Linux.
Those who write for, support, install and maintain the widely used open source MySQL database platform will be interested in the first release candidate of the forthcoming MySQL 5.0, launched last week.
I would like to invite you to join Anthony Towns and myself on IRC this Sunday, October 9 from 0000-0200 UTC in the #debian-tech channel on irc.oftc.net.
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 104: We talk to Enlightenment developer Nathan Ingersoll Linc goes the VOIP route for his home phone Blocking Blog Spam CDs & DVDs of the show archives The donation system is finally in place And much, much more Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EDT Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams: http://www.binrev.com:8000/main http://media.sysop.ca:8000/techshow http://wdsmn.com:8000/techshow You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page
Brings extensive Linux, collaboration experience to leader in open source groupware; Company also adds channel executive for EMEA
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is in town and signing deals with senior members of government. The SA government, however, has a declared open source strategy, so why are they entertaining Mr Ballmer?
Software issues push back the launch of device geared for Web surfing and e-mail use.
It sounds like you have some spyware or a virus. First try some pop-up blocking software. It's included in newer versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, Privacy and click "Block pop-ups." In Firefox, go to Tools, Options, Web Features and then check "Block Popup Windows."
Citing "growing consumer demand for open source-ready" computers, Dell Inc. -- the world's largest computer maker -- has commenced US shipments of several models in its popular consumer-oriented Dimension desktop PC line that come with an empty hard drive and a FreeDOS boot disk. Dell states that these systems are "extra economical because they come without a Microsoft operating system."
IBM Single System View Monitor is a Linux/AIX/Sun Solaris/SPARC based technology for quickly and efficiently monitoring a complex DB2 Distributed Partitioning Feature (DPF) environment.
Linspire Professional, aimed at challenging the enterprise desktop Linux market leadership of Red Hat and Novell SUSE, will not actually be a new version of the company's user-friendly Linux distribution. Instead, it will offer enhanced, enterprise-oriented features relating to the use of Linspire's popular CNR (Click 'n' Run) software delivery subscription technology.
A major update to the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), widely regarded as the leading free software raster image editing program, is scheduled for this month. The 2.4 release is expected to include a number of new features and enhancements to existing features.
If the BIOS is not password protected, the attacker doesn't even need a screwdriver. He or she can hack into a Windows- or Linux-based computer by using only two items: a KNOPPIX CD and a USB key. KNOPPIX is a Linux distribution that is available for free at knoppix.com and that can be burned onto a single CD. The attacker can boot KNOPPIX from the CD and then copy everything from the hard drive to the USB key. (If the BIOS has been set to disallow booting from the CD drive, the attacker needs only one additional item: a KNOPPIX boot floppy disk, which is available from the same site as the KNOPPIX CD.)
Loiacono said that, because customers are asking what else is out there, Sun is taking a serious look at solving that problem by addressing some of the need in that space. "We're not going to OEM Microsoft but we are looking at PostgreSQL right now," he said, adding that over time the database will become integrated into the operating system.
"Bush's most recent Supreme Court nominee, Harriet Miers, successfully argued that people who were sold defective software by Microsoft weren't "injured," and couldn't participate in a class action against the company. The case involved unstable compression features in MS DOS 6.0, which were corrected by a $9.95 update, MS DOS 6.2. Plaintiffs wanted Microsoft to offer the updates for free, but eventually lost to Miers' arguments."
Microsoft Corp. is funding computer centers it hopes will reach half a million poor South Africans and argued on Monday that free open source software is not always the best option for developing countries. (In other words - Microsoft has decided to take on Mark Shuttleworth -Ed.)