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Mr. Firefox looks to the future

Blake Ross was a teenager in 2002 when he and fellow software developer Dave Hyatt launched the Mozilla Firefox project -- a community-made Web browser that has won devoted fans and taken market share from Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer, stirring the Redmond company into action.

[Interesting interview. -- grouch]

Watching the Evolution of Arch Linux

It's been over a year since the last time I reviewed (1, 2) the Linux distribution that I use most of the time, Arch Linux. Since then, while the distro-specific innovations have slowed a bit down, maturity and stability has emerged.

Web Apps Get New Open-Source App Server

A small Sri Lankan firm of open-source developers says it's time to bring a fresh set of concepts and standards to the notion of an application server.

SCO's Expert Marc Rochkind Uses Ubuntu Linux as a Server!

Isn't that the most peculiar thing? If Linux is an unauthorized derivative of UNIX, chockablock full of protected Unix System V methods and concepts, as he claims, why is he using it? Is he a pirate? Or has he paid SCOsource for the right to run "their" IP?

Open-source, software-as-a-service and grid computing are all ...

While the technology market is maturing, there are still major developments to tackle. One of the most significant developments in the past few years has been the increasing importance of open-source software.

Mac guru and software developer Mark Pilgrim recently switched to Ubuntu Linux

  •; By Cory Doctorow (Posted by henke54 on Jul 3, 2006 3:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Mac guru and software developer Mark Pilgrim recently switched to Ubuntu Linux after becoming fed up with proprietary Mac file-formats and the increasing use of DRM technologies in the MacOS. I've been a Mac user since 1984, and have a Mac tattooed on my right bicep. I've probably personally owned 50 Macs, and I've purchased several hundred while working as an IT manager over the years. I'm about to make the same switch, for much the same reasons.

Oss CEO Speaks Out on First Amendment, Open Source Intelligence as ...

Robert David STEELE Vivas, CEO of OSS.Net, Inc, former spy, founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Command, moderate Republican and career intelligence officer who is the #1 Amazon reviewer of non-fiction books, today speaks out on openness versus secrecy.

[Politics, anyone? -- grouch]

DistroWatch Weekly: Novell's SLED and SLES, ZenLive Linux, Frenzy 1.0

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Jul 3, 2006 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 27th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Last week was a slow one - among the major distributions, only Novell provided some excitement with the first public development release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. Several smaller distributions also continued their work - the SME Server project has finally released its long-awaited version 7.0, while a new and excellent live CD edition of Zenwalk Linux also made its first appearance last week. In other news, Smart for SUSE Linux and DesktopBSD's new package management tool are the focus of the news section, while the first look part of DistroWatch Weekly brings a short review of Frenzy 1.0, an excellent live CD based on FreeBSD. Finally, we are pleased to announce that the June 2006 DistroWatch donation of US$500.00 has been awarded to Gentoo Foundation. Happy reading!

Maximize Cell BE with 25 Application Performance Tips

  • (Posted by dcparris on Jul 3, 2006 1:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
Unlike on conventional processors, you can achieve near theoretical-maximum performance for real applications on the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processor. Get to know Cell BE processor’s architectural characteristics better with these 25 tips to optimal application performance. With these tips, now you can be on you way to theoretical-maximum performance.

Registration for Akademy 2006 Open

The aKademy 2006 organisation team is please to announce that registration for this year's conference in Dublin, Ireland, has now opened.

Shameful Human Toll As Search Engines Go Global

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by dcparris on Jul 2, 2006 11:25 PM EDT)
Reporting organizations claim that China has incarcerated more reporters than any other nation on earth. And they imply that Asia's giant couldn't get away with it, without eager Americans at their side, providing both assistance and moral cover. The Americans? Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. Email Battles brings you up-to-date on number of Chinese citizens currently under lock-and-key for expressing opinions.

Develop high performance J2EE threads

  • developerWorks; By Chris D Johnson and Billy Newport (Posted by dcparris on Jul 2, 2006 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, IBM
This article describes how a thread factory can be constructed using an Asynchronous Beans EventSource, and includes a downloadable sample, called the Concurrent Adapter, which can be used with third-party thread pool implementations to create the fastest thread pools.

Open source could become ‘boring’, execs warn

At a recent panel discussion, leaders from free software vendors talked about the effect the widespread adoption of non-proprietary applications is having

10 things you should do to a new Linux PC before connecting to the ...

No matter which Linux distribution you choose, there are at least 10 things you do to properly prepare the operating system for connection to the Internet.

[Hideous website; decent info. -- grouch]

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.

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