The aKademy Team is excited to announce a set of live audio and video streams covering the KDE Community World Summit 2004, code-named "aKademy", taking place in Ludwigsburg, Germany from August 21st to 29th. Those who cannot attend in person can now watch or listen to what is going on over the Internet, thanks to Fluendo, a GStreamer-based streaming media company.
The Linux Business Directory, the free and open directory of Linux and Free Source / Open Source based businesses and organizations has added over 200 new categories for organizations to use to describe themselves. This now brings the total number of categories available to our users to over 550!
The Darwine project intends to port and develop Wine as well as other supporting tools that will allow Darwin and Mac OS X users to run Windows Applications. It is an open source project led by a growing number of developers including Emmanuel Maillard, Pierre d'Herbemont and Sanjay Connare. osOpinion/osViews had the privilege to speak to with the project's administrator, (Jim White) to tell us more about Darwine and where the project is headed. The following is the transcribed dialog of their conversation which is also available in an audible format on osRadio.com.
Free to a good home: source code for an online directory service. The liberated code, written in Java, once powered the Federal White Pages, a phone directory of federal employees located at directory.gov. The project, run by the International Trade Commission and a committee of small federal agencies, offered contact information for more than 450,000 federal employees from 22 agencies. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, program managers shuttered the site because of security concerns.
Thanks to its speed and stability, MySQL has earned a place on millions of servers worldwide. MySQL has a simple and effective security mechanism, but administrators must perform a few additional tasks to make a default installation truly secure. The measures we'll talk about below will enable you to better secure your database, but be sure to secure the underlying operating system too.
More and more state governments, educational institutions and corporates are exploring the possibility of adopting Linux operating system, industry experts said today. While states like Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal and Maharashtra are already exploiting the advantages of open-source software of Linux, corporates like Life Insurance Corporation have started the migration from SCO-Unix to Linux to take advantage of the cost-effective alternative.
When it comes to hiring Linux developers and programmers organizations favour results over certification with real-world experience winning every time. While certification makes a prospective employee more saleable, Hays Personnel senior consultant Neil McCormick said don't rely on that piece of paper to get a foot in the door.
With the announcement yesterday of Mozilla releasing Sunbird we've posted several screenshots of the basics. On our first run it is looking good.
Testing has always been a critical part of IT and certainly has become a fundamental component of Linux adoption. One of the most critical core pieces of Linux testing got a significant upgrade this week, courtesy of the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), with version 3.0.1 of the Scalable Test Platform (STP).
We have been reporting on high performance file systems for the past few weeks, which quite naturally led us to look at Linux clustering files systems. In the last three weeks, we have gone over high performance Linux solutions from Cluster File Systems, HP and IBM. I expect to look at several other high performance file systems in the near future, but for now let's take a break from that and look at what is available for Linux users who don't want to deal with third-party providers.
Collecting debugging information from the Linux™ kernel using printk is a well-known method -- and with Kprobes, it can be done without the need to constantly reboot and rebuild the kernel. Kprobes, in combination with 2.6 kernels, provides a lightweight, non-disruptive, and powerful mechanism to insert printk's dynamically. Logging debug info such as the kernel stack trace, kernel data structures, and registers has never been so easy!
Micro Focus has extended its 'Lift and Shift' legacy Cobol migration service, adding the option of migrating CICS-based mainframe Cobol applications to HP and IBM Unix and Linux servers.
There are all manner of white papers and architecture documents on the features and benefits of migrating from MySQL 3 to MySQL 4. However, sometimes the best example is to see it done on the front lines of the Web business. I recently had a chance to chat with Tyson Lowery, a developer and proprietor of the online fantasy baseball site SimDynasty.com, and learn about his experience in making the MySQL move, marketing the site, and his views on Java and PHP. This was not a task for the slight of heart, considering Lowery's Internet property receives 75,000 to 100,000 daily page views and includes a corral of 25,000 registered users.
You want to consider a Linux-based solution to a computing problem. Your manager says he or she doesn't want any Linux anywhere, period. The next move takes careful consideration. Executives invest more in pride and face than any Samurai, and you can't safely confront them head-on or contrad ict them directly. You can, however, still integrate Linux into your company. In fact, every large company almost assuredly has Linux installed so mewhere in the network already.
Linux users in German-speaking countries and the U.K. will have an opportunity to buy keyboards specially designed for the open source operating system in late September, when Cherry GmbH launches what the company claims is the world's first Linux keyboard.
Twenty percent of all computers used by the Brazilian ministries are running Linux and other open source software. In a few months this number should grow to 100 percent. Through its Digital Inclusion Program Brazil wishes to democratize the use of computers. Government telecenters are being created throughout Brazil.