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Linux/Mac/Windows file name friction

  • Linux Box Admin; By Keith Winston (Posted by slippery on Jul 10, 2006 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In 1995, Microsoft added long file name support to Windows, allowing more descriptive names than the limited 8.3 DOS format. Mac users scoffed, having had long file names for a decade and because Windows still stored a DOS file name in the background. Linux was born with long file name support four years before it showed up in Windows. Today, long file names are well supported by all three operating systems though key differences remain.

Red Hat pants at customer support: Ellison

ORACLE boss Larry Ellison says that Red Hat was too small to give good customer support services and so his outfit was going to do it for them.

Lighttpd Webserver Installation in Debian

  •; By (Posted by gg234 on Jul 10, 2006 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Lighttpd Webserver Installation in Debian

Lynuxworks and Objective Interface Team to Deliver Real-Time ...

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- LynuxWorks™ Inc. today announced that its LynxOS®-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) product now offers complete integration with Objective Interface Systems' ORBexpress® RT, the most widely deployed commercial-off-the-shelf tools (COTS) Object Request Broker (ORB) for safety-critical military and aerospace systems. ORBexpress RT is a real-time Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) ORB that enables software developers to simplify the development of distributed software applications, build scalable, efficient and robust applications, and reduce overall development time, meeting time-to-market requirements. The combination of the LynxOS-178 RTOS with ORBexpress RT communications middleware delivers a well-engineered foundation, enabling developers to deliver hard real-time performance in a small-footprint application with full code reusability across diverse systems.

Ibm To Release Linux Notes Sooner Than Promised

A Notes client for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will be available on July 24, with a version for Novell SUSE Linux Desktop for Enterprise 10 version due within 90 after that, IBM said.

Bell Micro inks deal with Red Hat

Hewlett-Packard's blade servers are at the centre of a new agreement whereby Bell Microproducts will be distributing the Red Hat enterprise Linux application to its resellers, stated Gary Gammon, senior vice president of marketing for Bell Microproducts' Enterprise Division.

Novell rolls out two programs to teach teachers Linux

Novell has announced two new programs for Linux training designed to promote education around open source. Novell unveiled its "Train the Teacher" series, which it is billing as the industry's first free week-long boot camp for Linux educators.

Open Source Takes on Telecom

Digium CEO Mark Spencer explains how he's woven freely available software into a low-priced phone system for businesses

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th July 2006

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Kamefu (a multi-machine emulator frontend) has been renamed Gamefu. Physiks, a physics educational project, and a project for advanced session management, both a result of the Summer Of Code, are imported into KDE SVN. Work progresses in the "GMail-style conversation view for KMail" and "WorKflow" projects. KDE 4 changes: KPat, a card game application, gets OpenGL bling, while kwin gets experimental compositing support and compiz-like effects. Okular gets support for the TIFF file format. Akonadi advances towards its goals with the import of a command-line and GUI client.

Lotus Notes tuned for Linux

IBM is debuting a version of the desktop colloboration software that runs on the open-source operating system.

Is your code ready for the next wave in commodity computing?

We are standing on the cusp of a real sea change in commodity hardware architectures—the move away from individual processing units that run at high speeds and temperatures to a team of connected units that individually (now at least) are less powerful, but make up for that several times over in sheer numbers. This shift is pervasive, from Unix servers to game consoles.

[While Mr. Sheil is talking mainly to Java programmers, the information provided applies to all languages. -- grouch]

Firefox 2.0 beta release candidate available

The beta release of Firefox 2.0 is not due until July 11, but a release candidate is currently available for download by curious (and careful) testers, reports. Key new features being introduced in the beta reportedly include an integrated spell checker and an anti-phishing tool.

Software Freedom Day competition!

Software Freedom Day is proud to announce a fantastic competition to get those creative juices going! With Software Freedom Day only a few months away, on September 16th, we have some excellent prizes to help inspire you to create the best Software Freedom Day ever!

Enterprise open source VoIP with Asterisk

A lot of people want to know if it is possible to build an enterprise grade open source VoIP solution and if there are any benefits to it. The answer is that it is not only possible, but there are special features that are exclusive Asterisk which is an open source IP telephony platform. Asterisk not only serves as an IP call signaling server (sometimes referred to as an IP PBX), but it also serves as a tradition TDM/analog PBX and seamlessly bridges the gap between the two worlds.

DistroWatch Weekly: Debian vs Ubuntu, TrueBSD, Turbolinux 11 International

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jul 10, 2006 1:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! As the Debian Weekly News celebrates its five years of existence, some of our readers will be pleased to learn about a renewed effort to port the world's largest Linux distribution to the MINIX kernel. On the not so positive side, the Debian/Ubuntu world was rocked by a Debian developer's revelation that there is still much tension between the two projects. Good reviews continue to follow the recent development release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, while a new FreeBSD-based live CD project should cause some welcome excitement among the BSD geeks. In the First Looks section, we'll evaluate a commercial Linux distribution from Japan - Turbolinux 11 "Fuji" International edition. Happy reading! Adds Linux and Open Source Job Marketplace is proud to announce the addition of the "LQ Job Marketplace", which will allow employers to post available positions for Linux, Open Source and programming related jobs.

Sebastian Sauer Talks About Scripting with Kross

  • KDE Dot News; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by dcparris on Jul 10, 2006 12:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KOffice 1.5 saw the addition of Kross, a framework to allow for scripting plugins in a number of languages. Krita and Kexi come with a number of plugins with more available for download at To find out more about this intriguing technology and how it came about KDE Dot News interviewed the author Sebastian Sauer. Read on to discover how you can use Kross.

Enterprisedb Launches Financial Support Program For PostgreSQL ...

EnterpriseDB, an open source database company, announced that it is establishing a fund to sponsor further development of PostgreSQL. The company will launch the fund at PostgreSQL Anniversary Summit in Toronto with an initial contribution of $25,000. The fund will be used at the discretion of the PostgreSQL leadership team to sponsor development of PostgreSQL features and enhancements. The company also announced that noted PostgreSQL developer and best-selling author Korry Douglas has joined EnterpriseDB and that EnterpriseDB's Bruce Momjian will deliver the Anniversary Summit's keynote address.

Short Subversion Guide

The subversion version control system is a (relatively) new source control system. The subversion book is very thorough, however, to get a quick repository up and running (even for just testing) have a read.

Open Source RPG Apps: The 'Bright Future' That Didn't Happen

Flashback to 2002. Open source software is hot. It's the future. It's what everyone is writing and talking about. Projects and their related Web sites are popping up all over. And it wasn't just the Linux and PC folks doing the talking either. There were all kinds of open source projects for systems and application software--tens of thousands of projects, many of which called SourceForge home.

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