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Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 162:
We talk to author and home automation expert Neil Cherry
More fun with Asterisk
Modifying your router's firmware with OpenWRT
We now have a show wiki
And much, much more

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Beefing up DokuWiki with plugins

Desktop applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird, and the GIMP are not the only ones that can use extensions and plugins for added functionality -- some Web-based programs can too. DokuWiki, for example, is a great wiki system by itself, but since it can accept plugins, you can easily add some nifty features to it.

Open source projects boost Scalix downloads 600%

Downloads for Scalix Corp's Linux-based messaging software have increased 600% since the company announced plans to open source the software, the company's CEO said as he announced the release of the first open source components.

Highly Anticipated 'Portland' Ready for Prime Time

Portland Project Releases Unified Interface for Desktop Graphical Environments, Included in Major Linux Community Distributions

Optimizing PHP, Part Three

  •; By Jeremy Garcia (Posted by linuxquestions on Oct 11, 2006 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP
Last month’s “Tech Support” column showed you how to install and configure the Alternative PHP Cache to speed up your PHP applications without changing any code. This month, let’s go one level deeper in the stack and tune your PHP installation itself.

ReiserSF creator arrested over missing woman

Police in Oakland, California today arrested Hans Reiser, the well-known Linux developer, on suspicion of murdering his estranged wife. Nina Reiser, mother of two, disappeared on 3 September, after dropping their children at Reiser's Oakland home. She has not been seen since. Police have not found her body, but say there is enough circumstantial evidence to indicate that she was murdered.

Linux - Frequently Asked Questions collection

There is so much to read, so little time! If that is the problem, you can read these solutions. It will help you cut through the clutter of information overload. Linux / UNIX Frequently Asked Questions collection offers solution to many common or uncommon problems. Usually it covers sys admin related issues. The questions are asked by Linux newbie or picked up from UNIX chat rooms.

ReviewLinux.Com: Will Ubuntu 6.10 Beta finally make me think about switching?

I have used Xandros for 2 yrs but now Ubuntu 6.10 Beta and what future releases have in store is making me think about switching. Take a look at my screenshot review of the new Ubuntu 6.10 Beta.

Showing Udev who's boss

Udev, the new dynamic device manager system for Linux, is solid under the hood but lacking a bit in user amenities. If you’re rassling with udev to get your scanner working for non-privileged users, or need to nail down USB device names such as wireless network cards and storage devices, check out this fine two-part series I wrote my own self.

Behind the Debian and Mozilla dispute over use of Firefox

Debian plans to release its newest version, Etch, in December, and wants Mozilla's Firefox Web browser to be part of the distribution. Mozilla, however, told Debian it couldn't release the software without its accompanying artwork. Now a legal expert says that the existing distinctions between copyright and trademark laws should have prevented this from becoming an issue in the first place.

Browser numbers released, IE still losing ground

New browser usage statistics are out for September, and they're showing some interesting changes in browser market share. Internet Explorer, which has been the market share king for many years now, has been falling steadily since the launch of Firefox 1.0 and has now reached its lowest point in over two years at 82.10 percent.

Free Linux Course for Beginners, The community that helps people to run Linux, offers their second free Linux class, An Introduction to Linux Basics. This course is designed to give a foundation of understanding of Linux to a beginner who wants to know a little more about the system. More advanced Linux users will find an opportunity to dig deeper into some areas they always wanted to know more about or discover gaps in their knowledge that they didn't know existed.

Postpath Demonstrates Significant Advances In Email And ...

PostPath, creator of the Linux-based PostPath Email and Collaboration Server, will demonstrate PostPath Server 2.0 at the Gartner Symposium/ITXpo in Orlando. PostPath Server 2.0 is the only Exchange alternative to deliver drop-in enterprise compatibility at the network protocol level with Microsoft Outlook, Active Directory, already installed Exchange Servers, and other email ecosystem applications such as BlackBerry.

Evans Data Corp Finds Greater Enterprise Linux within Large Companies

Evans Data Corp's latest Enterprise Development Issues Survey finds Linux use on the servers of large companies is continuing to rise. Evans surveyed roughly 400 software developers and IT professionals at companies with more than 1,000 employees, and found that 73 percent are running Linux on at least some of their servers. The analysts compare that with 67 precent six months ago, and 65 percent a year ago.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 61

Issue number 61 of the Fedora Weekly News.

Working the “X” in Ajax

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Brett McLaughlin (Posted by IdaAshley on Oct 10, 2006 10:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Even casual Ajax developers will notice the x in Ajax, and realize that it stands for XML. In this article, you'll see how servers can send XML in response to a request. XML is one of the most popular data formats in any programming medium, and offers real advantages for server responses in asynchronous applications.

Tiny WiFi-enabled Linux box boots in 1.1 seconds

Technologic continues to reduce the boot time, price, and size of its embedded boards and systems targeting remote sensing and other power-critical applications. Its new $100 ARM9-based TS-7400 board can boot Linux in 1.1 seconds, and is available as part of a tiny WiFi-enabled system.

Postgresql vs. SQL Server, Oracle

Why are you paying so much in licensing costs and annual maintenance when you could use PostgreSQL for free, and get community support and upgrades for free as well? This is the question that Neil Matthew and Richard Stones pose to smaller companies regarding their less critical applications.

SimpleXML processing with PHP

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Elliotte Rusty Harold (Posted by solrac on Oct 10, 2006 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, PHP; Story Type: News Story
The SimpleXML extension, which is bundled with PHP version 5, enables PHP pages to query, search, modify, and republish XML in a PHP-friendly syntax. It's a useful addition to the PHP programmer's toolkit and can be a reliable and robust means of processing XML from within PHP.

Open hardware and the Marvell wireless chip in the OLPC….

  • jg’s ramblings; By Jim Getty (Posted by tuxchick2 on Oct 10, 2006 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Some people inspired by Theo de Raadt have been complaining about our choice of the 88W8388 Marvell wireless chip, claiming that there were other courses of action OLPC could have/should have somehow followed.

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