News Category: Enterprise

Open Storage Shines as Sun Sets

Article Source Enterprise Storage Forum Sun Microsystem's Open Storage efforts shone in the company's March quarter — just in time for Oracle to figure out what to do with the program. Sun's overall sales declined by 20 percent in the quarter to $2.61 billion, about $240 million below analysts...
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What Does Oracle’s Buyout of Sun Mean to Open Source?

Article Source WaziMay 1, 2009, 2:23 pm There’s been a lot of commotion around Oracle’s recent bid for Sun Microsystems. Oracle is in the process of purchasing Sun for $7.4 billion, which includes Sun’s $1.8 billion in debt. With this acquisition Oracle will purchase Java, Solaris, and a...
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Hey, Don't Dump. Debug!

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 1, 2009, 6:39 am I often ask other developers for advice. At times, the counsel reinforces my approach; at other times, the guidance challenges my thinking, leading me to refine my code or even pursue a wholly different solution. Out of curiosity, I also ask...
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Ten top Linux and open-source developer tools

Article Source Enterprise Open Source ToolkitMay 1, 2009, 5:23 am Without sound development tools, you will not be able to capitalise on the best qualities of Linux. Fortunately, there is no shortage of Linux and open-source development tools. But if you are a new user, you might not know...
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Nano board targets home media servers

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 1, 2009, 12:19 am Via Technologies has announced a Mini-ITX motherboard intended to find a place in home media servers. The VB8002 runs Linux on a 1.6GHz Nano processor, and offers DVI and S-Video connectors, S/PDIF output, and RCA jacks for connection to...
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How to Convince Your Manager to Use Open Source Software

Article Source WaziApril 30, 2009, 11:14 am You know who loves open source software? Developers love open source software. Developers, and IT staff. If open source was a band, these guys would be the biggest fans. They’ve downloaded it, they’ve used it, they know it works — and they know...
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Libferris and SQLite--A Powerful Combination, Part 1

The libferris virtual filesystem allows you to mount things that are not normally thought of as filesystems. Examples include XML files, Berkeley db4 ISAM files, relational databases, system log files, as well as applications like Firefox, Evolution, XWindow, emacs, and Amarok. Version 1.3.0 of...
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Eucalyptus in the cloud: researchers commercialize OSS project

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 30, 2009, 7:41 am The Eucalyptus project, which aims to provide open source infrastructure for cloud computing, is growing beyond its university roots and is heading straight for enterprise data centers. The key developers behind the project have launched a...
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Architecture + Testing

Article Source Moblin DocumentationApril 30, 2009, 3:06 am SyncEvolution comes with a CPPUnit based test suite. The "client-test" test runner executes the tests, which consist of both traditional unit tests as well as integration tests. Compilation determines which tests are available. See the...
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Accessing Windows Files From a Linux Server Using Samba

Article Source Bright HubApril 29, 2009, 11:41 am Â¬â  If you're just adding a Linux server to a Windows network, you will be surprised to know that networking and file-sharing between the Linux server and the Windows network will work out-of-the-box. This is through the wonderful Samba suite of...
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