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Mandrivia launch Corporate Desktop 4.0 beta

Mandriva has announced the launch of the beta program of Corporate Desktop 4.0, the brand new version of its enterprise-dedicated work station, which it punts as ergonomic, secure, comprehensive, easy to use and easy to administer.

Release-critical Bugreport for March 9, 2007

Bug stamp-out list for March 9, 2007

New OpenSolaris distribution for developers

Sun launches products for web infrastructure on Solaris 10. Sun Microsystems has announced a new set of products and services targeting developers, startups, and internet companies seeking to build and deploy their web infrastructure on Solaris 10.

ATI Proprietary Linux Display Driver 8.34.8

ATI released their latest Linux drivers toward the end of February..

Using Cscope and SilentBob to analyze source code

  •; By Aleksey 'LXj' Alekseyev (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 9, 2007 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When you start learning the source code of an unfamiliar project, you don't have the knowledge of its structure or the meaning of specific functions, classes, and units in the project. You can use tags to browse for definitions, but it's hard to get an overall picture by just looking through every definition one by one. Cscope and SilentBob are two tools that can help you analyze unfamiliar source code. They help you find symbol definitions, determine where specific functions are used, determine which functions are called by other given functions, and search for strings and patterns throughout the code base. With them, you can save time by doing fast, targeted searches instead of grepping through source files by hand.

Red Hat to set up open-source software store: source

Red Hat Inc. plans to create a Web store to boost sales of its own open-source software and of compatible open-source products from other companies, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday. The company plans to announce the strategy next week when it releases the first major upgrade in two years to its core Linux-based operating system, according to the source.

Let me talk politics

  • Free Software Magazine; By Edward Macnaghten (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 9, 2007 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If, for whatever reason, you have done some digging on me you will have discovered a dark secret. Well, not quite a secret as I do not hide it, nor is it that dark, more of a information non publiée. I am involved in local politics, and my political party is the Tories. There, I have said it. I have come out of the closet. I have admitted it. I can now wander around the Free Software Magazine pages without hiding my true nature. I am free!

LinuxBIOS with X11 server, completely in Flash ROM

Now, this is one cool project (and video) from Alan Carvalho de Assis (and friends), as announced on the LinuxBIOS mailing list: LinuxBIOS with X Server Inside.

Configurable ARM-powered SoCs target Linux devices

STMicroelectronics (ST) is sampling a pair of configurable SoCs (system-on-chip processors) powered by ARM9 cores and 600K-gate configurable logic blocks. The SPEAr (structured processor enhanced architecture) Head600 and dual-core SPEAr Plus600 run Linux, support DDR/DDR2 external memory, and target printer, fax, and POS (point-of-sales) devices.

Report: Linux, open source greener than Windows

A new report from the U.K. Office of Government Commerce about Open Source Software Trials in Government, has found that servers running Linux could combat the rising problem of e-waste because they last up to twice as long as machines running Windows.

Where are the Linux admins?

In the battle to spread the use of GNU/Linux, it is often forgotten that education has to be the starting point. People need to be educated to the point where they come to demand decent behaviour from an operating system; companies need educated admins to keep GNU/Linux systems running.

Fix IE Browser XHTML errors with correct MIME type

Learn how to configure Apache to tag XHTML documents with the media type application/xhtml+xml for browsers that support it, while still sending text/html to nonconformant browsers.

Exploring the Debian Installer

LXer Feature: 09-Mar-2007

Don Parris looks at the Debian Installer, providing something of an overview of the installation process, revealing one or two potential pain points and what the Debian Installer team is doing to improve it.

Create a Web-based interface for MySQL databases in a flash with phpMyEdit

If you've ever worked with MySQL databases, you are probably familiar with phpMyAdmin, a PHP-based tool that allows you to create and manage MySQL databases via a browser. It is an indispensable tool for anyone building a PHP/MySQL-based Web application. But while phpMyAdmin eases the task of creating and managing the back end of your Web application, it is of no help when it comes to designing a Web-based interface. To simplify creating PHP-based front ends, try phpMyEdit, an ingenious piece of software that can generate a functional Web interface in a matter of minutes -- no PHP programming skills required. Although phpMyEdit hides the complexity of generating a PHP-based interface, it still offers an easy-to-use yet powerful mechanism to customize virtually any aspect of the created front end.

Opera celebrates 1001st browser Widget

On March 6, the 1001st Widget was announced by Opera Software. Widgets, which are created by Opera users, are small, powerful Web applications that add unique and useful functionality to Opera's eponymous browser.

Five best practice Ajax design patterns

This article covers the basics of Ajax and shows some Ajax design patterns that have become proven best practice with Web 2.0 development.

Linux Mint freshens Ubuntu's palate

Ubuntu is a strong desktop distro, but it falls short for some users in a few areas. Where are the multimedia codecs and DVD support, and what's with all the brown, for heaven's sake? If you'd like multimedia support with a minty fresh theme, try Linux Mint 2.2, an Ubuntu-based distro that throws in support for Flash 9, Windows Media Format, DVDs, MP3s, and troublesome wireless cards.

SSH with GSSAPI or public keys slowdown

As of this morning, I found that ssh logins into my Debian etch boxes were monumentally slow. Using the -vvv switch it looked like the problem was down to a very long wait for gssapi-with-mic authentication. Trying with the -o GSSAPIAuthentication=no switch on the command line helped, although some boxes were also pausing for a very long time when dealing with public-key auth.

Opennms Could Be a Budding Linux-Like Success Story

Tarus Balog and a small group of developers are determined to do for networking management systems what Linux has done for software in general. Open up the field, the OpenNMS crew says, just as the Linux devotees of Linus Torvalds said to the Windows world.

Open source tree tracker debuts in San Francisco

In urban San Francisco, the public works department and nonprofit organizations work together to preserve and expand tree life as part of that city's efforts to create sustainability. The city today unveiled a new Web portal and open source application that will help those agencies, and the general public, keep tabs on a growing urban forest.

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