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People Behind KDE: Erik Kjær Pedersen

Today's interview on People Behind KDE brings us one of KDE's oldest contributors. This man translates KDE into Danish to help preserve our freedom. Find out why he turned away from Emacs as we present Erik Kjær Pedersen.

Performing Basic Tasks with MySQL 4.1 and Above, using mysqli with ...

For anyone who has spent a few weeks working with PHP 5, the plethora of cool improvements and new features added to this incarnation of the language has brought a new, more powerful level for developing and deploying Web applications. These include the implementation of exceptions and the brand new object model. But what if I tell you that now you can use PHP 5 to work with MySQL, using an object-oriented approach?

Inkscape - Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

Everyone knows about GIMP, the open source graphics editor that competes with Photoshop for editing bitmap images, or images with "pixels in a bitmap." But what if you need a free program that can work with vector-based images, such as those that Adobe Illustrator builds? Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor that runs in the X11 environment compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Novel approach must address Novell slump

If Jack Messman is seeking consolation after his departure from Novell last month, he could do worse than reflect on the fact that his predecessor as the company’s CEO, one Eric Schmidt, is now the CEO of the firm that is currently most highly-regarded in the technology industry, Google.

Title: PHP/MySQL Classifieds Script AddAsset1.php Script Insertion

luny has reported a vulnerability in PHP/MySQL Classifieds Script, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks. Input passed to the "Title", "URL" and "Description" form field parameters in AddAsset1.php is not properly sanitised before being used. This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a user's browser session in context of an affected site when malicious data is viewed.

Firefox's Blake Ross at Gnomedex

  • Seattle Post Intelligencer; By Todd Bishop (Posted by dcparris on Jul 2, 2006 2:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Opening his talk this afternoon at Gnomedex, Blake Ross showed a tongue-in-cheek slide, pictured here, acknowledging what some people think the original motivations were for the Firefox project.

Lesser known drag and drop tips in Gnome

Gnome has a well developed drag and drop functionality. And one can achieve a lot of things using the drag and drop feature in Gnome. This article lists a couple of them which could be really useful.

Red Hat Revenue Continues to Increase

Strong Linux sales drove Red Hat revenue up 38 percent in its fiscal 2007 first quarter, the company announced Wednesday. Red Hat reported revenue of US$84 million for the quarter. Subscriptions were up 45 percent from the previous year’s quarter to $71.5 million.

IE Rulez, Firefox Suxz

I, Henry the Adequate, superhero, am here to set the record straight, because of my amazing powers of record straightening and my incredible computer skills. Sorry, skillz. I am soooo damn hip.

This post brought to you by the THIS IS A JOKE Department.sal

Network vendors promote Linux for carrier networks

The SCOPE Alliance, a grouping of major telecoms networking equipment vendors, has published a profile for a carrier-grade Linux operating system. The profile builds on the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) carrier-grade Linux requirements definition version 3.2 (CGL 3.2). It describes a subset of the mandatory CGL 3.2 features and prioritises the CGL 3.2 'roadmap' items that SCOPE deems necessary to support carrier-grade base platforms for network equipment providers.

SKY PerfecTV! Goes HD With Harris H-Class(TM) D-Series(TM) Playout Automation Application

Fully Automated System Capable of Rapid Expansion From the article: "The HD system installed was the first D-Series(TM) version 4.0 (running on the Linux platform) in the world."

Killing That Spam With Postgrey And Postfix

This tutorial will show you how to setup greylisting with Postgrey and Postfix on Debian. Greylisting will not replace spam filtering software like SpamAssassin but it will serve as a powerful first hurdle for spam thus reducing the amount of spam entering the system at all.

good-bye Dapper

I’d like to say “good-bye and thanks for the fun,”, but it wasn’t fun.

Taking Tabs to the Limit with Tabbrowser Extensions

When you're hardcore about tabbed browsing, Tabbrowser Extensions is the way to go.

Red Hat Q1 profit rises nearly 11 per cent but misses analysts' ...

Red Hat Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the leading distributor of the open source Linux operating system, said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose nearly 11 per cent on higher revenue, but the results missed analysts' expectations.

Bits from the 2IC

Our projects under the Google Summer of Code[0] are progressing. We had ten students accepted, and most of them have been working away well for the last few weeks. This week, mentors are filling in the mid-term evaluations to report on how the projects are going so far.

Linux Gazette #128 is out!

Linux Gazette
...making Linux just a little more fun!

July 2006 (#128):

  • The Front Page, by Heather Stern
  • LG Tips
  • The Linux Gazette Mailbag
  • The LG Talkbacks
  • NewsBytes, by Howard Dyckoff
  • How Fonts Interact with the X Server and X Clients, by Thomas Adam
  • Creating a Rudimentary Kiosk System using FVWM, by Thomas Adam
  • A Brief Introduction to VMware Player, by Edgar Howell
  • Subversion: Installation, Configuration — Tips and Tricks, by Muthaiah Ramanathan
  • Coding a Simple Packet Sniffer, by Amit Saha
  • The Foolish Things We Do With Our Computers, by Ben Okopnik

Neooffice 2.0 Alpha 4 for Mac OS X released

NeoOffice is a fully-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing programs) for Mac OS X. Based on the office suite, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features and can import, edit, and exchange files with other popular office programs such as Microsoft Office.

Gnomedex Notes: Day 2

The subject of browsers also came up as part of a much broader discussion by Dave Winer this morning. In response to a question, Winer said that he was reluctant long ago to switch away from Internet Explorer, because Firefox was unfamiliar to him, but he finally did because of IE's problems with malware as development on the Microsoft browser lapsed. Now, he said, he can't imagine switching back.

Novell Delivers Preview Edition Of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

Novell has released a special preview version of its new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform. Available for free, customers and other interested parties can now download pre-release versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to experience their cutting-edge innovation and sophisticated functionality firsthand.

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