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Tutorial: Murder Most Fowl

  • LinuxPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 16, 2006 10:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
So there you are, dutifully wading through the documentation for whatever gnarly Linux application you're rassling into submission. You're running commands and editing configuration files and things are working and life is good. Until--yes, you knew the good times weren't going to last--until you hit the dreaded "send the process a SIGHUP" instruction.

The GNOME Community: End Users

GNOME is not just software, but also a community. But what’s this? A Community? Vincent Untz takes a closer look, starting with end users in this issue.

Announcing Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server for SUN Sparc64

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server for SUN Sparc 64bit architecture.

GNOME needs women

  • NewsForge; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier (Posted by dcparris on Jun 16, 2006 8:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The GNOME Foundation received 181 applications for the Google Summer of Code (SoC) program, but not a single application was from a female developer. The lack of women participating in GNOME, and free software in general, has spurred the GNOME foundation to start a summer program to reach out to female developers.

Behind the Scenes: Emmanuele Bassi

  • The GNOME Journal; By Lucas Rocha (Posted by lucasr on Jun 16, 2006 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: GNOME
Lucas Rocha interviews Emmanuele Bassi, co-maintainer of gnome-utils and author of the GTK+ recently used resources support. Emmanuele talks about “desktop 2.0” and other GNOME things and shows his geek code to everyone.

Operations Newsflashes: Smart Trade Rolls Out Java Open Source FIX ...

Smart Trade Rolls Out Java Open Source FIX Engine, SunGard and TradingScreen Integrate OMS and EMS Offerings, Ryan Beck Selects Archive Systems to Boost Operational Efficiency

Linux powers security, surveillance DVR

Securtex International is shipping a line of Linux-powered DVRs (digital video recorders) for security and surveillance applications. The Network Advanced Video Surveillance - Embedded (NAVS-E) DVRs support 4, 8, or 16 cameras, and offer simultaneous remote recording/playback/monitoring through Windows client and management software.

Research ministry to 'go open source'

The State Ministry for Research and Technology is leading a national drive for government departments, local administrations and businesses to use legal, open-source programs on office computers instead of pirated software.

Is Gates' Retirement Linux's Chance?

Opinion: Times of change are times of opportunity. Can Linux make the most of its shot?

Microsoft Grants Their Way Out of Massachusetts Open Source ...

Last year there had been much chatter about abandoning any format that did not comply with open-source document standards. This pretty much would have meant that Microsoft's Office wouldn't occupy any of the desktops in State offices.

[I think the author is a bit confused about what "open-source" and "open standards" are. -- grouch]

New book covers Red Hat Fedora 5

Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed, a new IT volume from Addison-Wesley Professional, includes new and additional material based on the latest release of Red Hat's Fedora Core Linux distribution, according to the book's publisher.

How to optimize PostgreSQL database size

  • (Posted by linportal on Jun 16, 2006 3:00 PM EDT)
One of the PostgreSQL's most sophisticated features is so called Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC), a standard technique for avoiding conflicts between reads and writes of the same object in database. Unfortunately, there is one downside to MVCC, the databases tend to grow over time. This article shows two ways to get your space back!

First impressions of Google Earth for Linux

The new Google Earth for Linux is both a great tool and a great toy, writes columnist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Find the TV dish on your roof, discover a new route to grandma's house, or simply be an eye in the sky.

Jfs boosts Russian 686 embedded Linux reliability

An embedded software house in St. Petersburg, Russia, is offering a high-reliability, small-footprint embedded Linux implementation that supports several 668-based CompuLab SBCs (single-board computers). Intrasoft's "IS Linux G686" OS uses JFS to minimize the risk of unrecoverable data loss, compared with ext3, according to the company.

DRM, guardrails, and the right to be stupid

  • Free Software Magazine; By Terry Hancock (Posted by tuxchick2 on Jun 16, 2006 1:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
I think that if people want to jump out of airplanes, down cliffs, or free-climb El Capitan, like Captain Kirk, they should be allowed to do that -- even though it's very clear that they may be stupid things to do that are likely to get them killed. One of the more powerful and hard to refute arguments for Digital Rights/Restrictions Management (DRM), though, is that it can be used in life-critical systems to prevent failures due to users' own modifications -- and it seems to me that this is a sticky case of balancing the right to be stupid with the right to be ignorant.

Google Earth for Linux

  • NewsForge; By Nathan Willis (Posted by grouch on Jun 16, 2006 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: GNU, Linux
Following closely on the heels of its Picasa news, Google is offering a beta of Google Earth that -- for the first time -- includes a Linux version of the 3-D mapping and visualization program.

Red Hat Magazine: The Summit in review

There was so much great stuff at this month's Red Hat Summit that we had to bring some home for our readers. Don't miss the visionary keynote videos--Eben Moglen and Cory Doctorow really brought the house down with their talks on privacy, digital freedom, and copyright. And we've got even more information about the projects that were announced during the conference. The Mugshot team speaks up, and there's also features on Dogtail, 108, Bugzilla, GnuCash, and Spring.

E-mail from MySQL includes 9,300 customers addresses

An improperly composed mass e-mail sent Thursday by open source database vendor MySQL erroneously included some 9,300 customer e-mail addresses in the body of the note, not the information about a series of summer support specials the company meant to announce.

Build Your Own AIM Answerbot

All of this made me wonder. What if the IRC bot could also live on my AIM list? That way I could query him from work, where the pointy hairs can't live without their AIM and so they leave it open for use, and my friends who don't use IRC would have a new resource for looking up PostgreSQL related information as well.

Water-Cooled Microprocessors: The Next Big Thing in Chip Cooling

  • developerWorks (Posted by IdaAshley on Jun 16, 2006 10:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM
The future of processor cooling might be in a new water jet technique. A little spray of water on the backside of a processor might be the next big thing in chip cooling. Also, learn about how Robot/CHECKUP service tells your iSeries where it could be better automated, and a new partnership for IBM to build cluster of software and hardware design centers in Wales.

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