Open Source has won. We've moved into Gandhicon 4. Now what? That's the question that occurred to me yesterday, while sitting in the audience of a tech session at Public Media 2008 in Los Angeles — the big annual conference for what most of us still call public broadcasting. more>>
Thanks to super-cool Robert Nagle who loaned us his XO, we have something new to play with this week. I will add some video of the XO in action, but for now here is a photo of the XO with our lovely web page open. Check back for more on the XO. Thanks, Robert!
It's been a long weekend here — complete with a long President's Day snooze yesterday morning — but there's been no snoozing on the news wires. We've got it all for you, from slumps to suits to slapstick and back again. more>>
Yesterday, Microsoft announced DreamSpark – an ironic name, since it actually lays bare Microsoft's worst nightmare: that more and more of tomorrow's programmers are growing up using free software for their studies, which means that as they move out into the world, there will be less and less demand for Microsoft's tools, and even fewer programs written for its platforms. more>>
A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a free trial version of VMware Workstation out of pure curiosity to see what it was like. As of the last posting, I had installed openSUSE 10.3 as a virtual machine, which I am enjoying a great deal. This week I finally have the time to fulfill my original plan, i.e. to install WindowsXP. I wanted to get XP installed so I can use the Yahoo! more>>
I noticed the other day that there's a new Rambo movie out.
I haven't seen it yet but I saw some of the stills and for 62,
Stallone is still looking pretty good.
This got me thinking about what other old Hollywood characters might be ripe for a sequel.
A few weeks back, I reviewed the ZipIt Z2 Wireless device. It was a neat little gadget, and in the review I stressed how much cooler it would be if it were open for developers to add 3rd party functionality. more>>
Linux Journal recently caught up with Intel's Arjan van de Ven. Van de Ven leads Intel's green Lesswatts.org initiative and is the developer of PowerTOP, one of the most acclaimed power management tools on the Linux platform. more>>
We all thought it was time to party, that the enemy was finally vanquished, that it was time for Champagne and cigars. We learned our lesson yesterday afternoon, though, when SCO smacked us all in the face with a hundred million dollars. more>>
If you come from the world of Windows, you undoubtedly understand the concept of a shortcut. In the Linux world, shortcuts do exist, but they're generally referred to as symbolic links, or symlinks. They are so named because, like shortcuts, a symlink is really just a symbolic placeholder or link to the file or directory you're trying to get at. more>>
Unlike a lot of the events that I discuss in my Blog, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a "by invitation only" event with a twist. Normally for "invitation only events", the potential attendee sits by the phone with their prom clothes on, waiting for the call that may or may not come. more>>
I hate accounting. The one accounting
class I took in college proved that to me. The fact that I could
get an A in the class by doing one homework problem and copying all
the others during class was only part of the reason. But, it's
related. I hate doing the same thing over and over and, to me, that
is exactly what accounting is. more>>
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It's been a rough day here weather-wise, with snow and ice wreaking havoc on everything from the roads to internet service — we were fine without the roads, but the internet was more than we could take. The treacherous conditions outside set us thinking about conditions on the information superhighway, and so we bring you a roundup of interesting security news from the world wide web. more>>
Scheduling Crontabs With an Enterprise Scheduler
11am CDT, April 29th
Join Linux Journal and Pat Cameron, Director of Automation Technology at HelpSystems, as they discuss the eight primary advantages of moving beyond cron job scheduling. In this webinar, you’ll learn about integrating cron with an enterprise scheduler.