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The Fourth Commandment of system administration

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 16, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The role of system administrator is a role of details. Heavily used and updated servers are filled with details, from new tables in a database to root password changes. These details need to be documented. When you are managing three servers, these details can be easy enough to remember. However, when you have 30 or 50 or 100 servers, the details become impossible to keep track of without documenting them. When it matters, you don't want to think that the IP address of that old accounting server is, you want to know it.

LQ Radio Show Launch Announced is proud to announce the official release of LQ Radio. The first installment of the LQ Radio Show has been posted. The LQ Radio Show will feature founder Jeremy Garcia, along with a rotating panel of LQ mods, discussing the latest in Linux and Open Source. Moving forward, the show will also feature live guests from the Linux and Open Source Community. The LQ Radio site is also home to the LQ Radio interview series and the Podcasts.

Free Software Foundation and team up to escape Java trap

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on May 16, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A dispute between the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and (OOo) over the increased use of Java in the upcoming version 2.0 release of OOo is over -- at least for now. The two groups have found a short-term solution, and are working together on ways to keep the dispute from happening again.

IBM moves for open source vendor

  • Inquirer (Posted by dave on May 16, 2005 6:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM has bought open source vendor Gluecode and plans to offer its wares as a low-end alternative to its own WebSphere middleware.

Linux in Government: Optimizing Desktop Performance, Part I

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on May 16, 2005 5:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new series offering tips and tweaks to speed up your Linux desktop performance.

DistroWatch Weekly: Sarge release notes, Breezy Badger features, QiLinux, GRAMPS

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on May 16, 2005 3:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to the 100th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Read our brief roundup of interesting news bits with a quick look at the upcoming Debian Sarge release, new features in Ubuntu's "Breezy Badger", a fantastic resource for SUSE users and administrators, and an unofficial Alpha port of Fedora Core. Also in this issue - choose that perfect distribution with the Linux Distribution Chooser. Our featured distribution of the week is QiLinux, while the Tips and Tricks section investigates GRAMPS, a powerful genealogical application. Enjoy!

Pulling a FAST one in the UK

Software piracy and copyright infringement are serious problems, whether with free or proprietary software. So few would complain if an organisation tried to uncover and help prosecute those who wantonly ignore license agreements. Companies violating the GPL are routinely attacked and made to comply by the free software community. The UK-based Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has been doing just that, but its tactics have prompted claims of extortion and bullying, worrying many small businesses and schools.

Sheep to be Sheared

  •; By Ken Starks aka helios (Posted by helios on May 15, 2005 4:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
And now for the sad part. You...Windows users, are going to follow the good shepherd Bill Gates and let him lead you to the shearing house. It's not wool he's shearing from you's your money.

How do open source enterprises handle security

  • BSDFreak (Posted by dave on May 15, 2005 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Security may be one of the biggest challenges facing the open source enterprise. When I say enterprise, of course, I mean enterprise — hundreds of servers, thousands of desktops, and truly heterogenous environments.

Open Source Messaging Client Gaim in version 1.30

  • TechWhack (Posted by dave on May 15, 2005 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gaim is a multi-platform instant messenger that supports many commonly used instant messaging systems. It now supports platforms like: AOL, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, Internet Relay Chat, Jabber, MSN Messenger, Novell Groupwise, OpenNAP, Yahoo! Messenger, Zephyr and SILC.

Thinking about porting projects from Solaris to Linux on x86?

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on May 15, 2005 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Among the flavors of UNIX, Solaris is considered to be the closest to Linux, so before starting a port of large Unix-based application to Linux, the operating system-dependent code is generally picked up from Solaris. But for migration purposes, differences can arise in the areas that depend on the architecture, memory maps, threading, or some specific areas like system administration or natural language support.

Oracle works quietly with Firefox Foundation

Oracle and the Mozilla Foundation are keeping a joint venture under wraps, leading to speculation that the database giant may by planning to release an open-source product.

Multithreaded RPC Server in White Box Linux 3 environment

  • LXer; By Boris Derzhavets (Posted by dba477 on May 15, 2005 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Red Hat
Technique developed in [1] was tested in RHL 9 environment. Version of glibc in Red Hat Linux 9 is 2.3.2-11.9. I've got compilation failure attempting to compile file square_svc.c from [1] in White Box Linux 3 environment. Version of glibc differs from RHL 9's version and is 2.3.2-95.20. Following bellow is modified version of square_svc.c source code.This version of square_svc.c allows to build multithreaded RPC Server in White Box Linux 3 environment exactly as advised in [1]. References. 1.

Innovation or Patent Colonialism

At the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), true friends, supposed friends, and sworn enemies of OSS, all vied with each other to steer open source to their own advantage.

The Linux Longhorn Challenge

For many in the Linux community, Microsoft's operating system release is seen as a huge opportunity to poach customers when they are faced with the decision of buying into the latest Microsoft vision or exploring alternatives.

Apache Plans for Open-Source Java

  • Web Host Industry Review (Posted by dave on May 14, 2005 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Officially introduced on Friday, the concept (dubbed "Project Harmony") intends to write the necessary Java 2 Standard Edition software from scratch. Members of Apache, who proposed the idea, also have plans to construct a Java virtual machine, complete with "libraries" and testing software, to be available under the Apache open-source license.

Turn the LAMP on to Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP technology

This tutorial explores the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP, or LAMP, Web development framework and shows how that framework can help you build applications to solve common business problems.

FreeBSD Unveils Latest FreeBSD Operating System Release

  • PR Newswire (press release) (Posted by dave on May 14, 2005 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
This week, the FreeBSD Project released version 5.4 of the FreeBSD operating system. This new release offers new features, new tools, and numerous improvements in security, hardware and networking support for the UNIX-like operating system.

Apache group takes a big step toward open source Java

Well, it looks as if it finally might happen. At least one version of Java code, Java 2 Standard Edition, may soon be set free of Sun Microsystems' notoriously complicated licensing. And the unusual thing is this: Sun's apparently OK with it, at least on the surface. Some of its large, license-paying-through-the-nose customers won't be, however.

New release of Gluecode SE 1.1 for Linux

  • Gluecode; By Gluecode (Posted by VISITOR on May 14, 2005 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: Community, IBM
Gluecode Standard Edition (SE) is a Java-certified, production-grade platform designed to allow developers to rapidly deploy and manage their applications. Built on Apache-based technologies, Gluecode SE relies on the Apache Geronimo application server as an integration point for mature, proven open source. Download Gluecode SE 1.1-Beta

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