News Category: Enterprise

Certifying an Application to the LSB

Article Source Linux Developer NetworkMay 15, 2009, 5:59 am The Linux Standard Base (LSB) aims to unify the Linux platform for software developers, and to make it easier for them to deploy and support those applications under more than one Linux distribution. There are several levels at which...
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Plugging Away: DIY File Server Using Samba

"That sounds like something I could have used in my office," Dad exclaimed. I had just described mating a Plug Computer with a 500 GB Western Digital USB external disk and putting in on my LAN. Servers and support were difficult, back in the days when Dad had his small business. We've certainly...
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Open Database Alliance hedges against Oracle plans for MySQL

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 14, 2009, 8:51 am Oracle's recent move to acquire Sun has placed the responsibility for advancing MySQL development into the hands of the project's most prominent competitor. The move is of deep concern to MySQL stakeholders and has created some uncertainty...
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New Revision C of Beagle Board Released

Article Source The HMay 14, 2009, 7:46 am Beagle Board, the 3 by 3 inch OMAP based board, has been updated to revision C and is now available in the UK for £111.45, or $149 in the US. The new version of the card has twice the memory, 256MB, of the previous version. The OMAP processor, an...
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What Languages are Linux Distro's and Applications Written in?

Article Source Bright HubMay 14, 2009, 4:17 am This article covers some basic languages and how they are implemented into the linux OS. Among all the myriad choices that one has to constantly make in life, one would imagine that choosing a programming language for developing an operating...
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Expansionist Oracle To Acquire Virtual Iron

Article Source InformationWeekMay 13, 2009, 9:33 am Â¬â  Oracle on Wednesday continued its efforts to build out its product portfolio through acquisitions. The business software vendor said it has reached an agreement to acquire privately held virtualizationsoftware vendor Virtual Iron for...
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Clouding Of The Grid

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 13, 2009, 9:25 am A while back, I read “Cloud computing is grid, but easier.” Maybe. I believe cloud computing is different and not all that close to grid. In addition, I believe the challenges presented by creating grids coupled with virtualization...
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Plugging Ahead: DIY Basic Apache/PHP Web Server

I've been working with the Arduino micro-controller for a couple of years and have been seeking an inexpensive, compact solution for connecting it to my network. An old Pentium II desktop machine worked OK as my remote Arduino-connected server, because it was cheap (free) and had a couple of...
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Up to 24 percent of software purchases open source

Article Source The Open RoadMay 12, 2009, 7:07 am Open source has become big business, suggests an article in the Investors Business Daily, but it has done so by becoming more like the proprietary-software world it purports to leave behind. The article cites recent research from IDC indicating...
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Hands on: Canonical aims for the cloud with new Ubuntu One

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 12, 2009, 9:34 pm Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, is preparing to launch a new Web service called Ubuntu One, which will bring cloud synchronization and collaboration features to the Linux desktop. The service is under heavy...
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