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Lighttpd Webserver Installation in Debian

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Linux

With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems.

Sebastian Sauer Talks About Scripting with Kross

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KDE
Interviews

KOffice 1.5 saw the addition of Kross, a framework to allow for scripting plugins in a number of languages. Krita and Kexi come with a number of plugins with more available for download at KDE-Files.org. To find out more about this intriguing technology and how it came about KDE Dot News interviewed the author Sebastian Sauer.

Bakeoff: Linux Versus .Net Stacks

Linux and .Net zealots can both take away positives from eWEEK Labs testing of various application stacks, but a mix-and-match approach wins the day. Bottom line: Linux and .Net better learn to play nice.

COMPLETELY LOST in Blender - The untutorial (parts 2 & 3)

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Software

Last time, I had found a quiet resting place in the OOP menu which is, alas, not an undo menu. But one cannot hide forever. Time to reenter the dragon-filled wasteland called Blender.

Tech Writing in the Age of Open Source

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Misc

There are four core ways to use open source techniques and technologies to dramatically increase the effectiveness of any organizations tech writing. These techniques can greatly enhance the power of technical writing applied in user guides, marketing materials and software documentation.

Open Document Format marching on

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OSS

Open document format is that new fileformat for Office suites, ISO certified and genuinely an open standard. This probably means that we got critical mass.

Firefox Version 2.0 Beta Candidate Released

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Moz/FF

The browser wars are heating up, as the first beta of Firefox 2.0 is due on Tuesday July 11th, and Internet Explorer version 7.0 is now on it's third beta release.

Maybe GPL is the problem, if Greg Kroah-Hartman is RMS-ish

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OSS

Some time ago, when Kororaa was accused of violating the GPL, there were a lot of discussions. The respected kernel guru Greg Kroah-Hartman, in a long interview with Linux Format, still believes that binary-only kernel modules are illegal if loaded by a GPL kernel!

Interview: Ron Hovsepian, Novell

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Interviews

This week's Q&A session is with Ron Hovsepian, the new CEO of Novell.

Adventures in Linux-Laptop-Land

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Linux

I recently got a new laptop, and got the next model up in the Inspiron line (630m), since the 600m was not made anymore. The 630m has proven to be *very* Linux and Free-Unix unfriendly.

Complete Ubuntu Computer System for <$40?

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Interesed in Linux? Don't have the time to install it on your primary computer? Worried you might delete your Windows partition? We have a perfect solution! A complete PC with Ubuntu Linux preloaded! Perfect as a 2nd or 3rd computer. Ubuntu linux is a great and easy to use Operating System.

Tyan Tiger i7520SD S5365

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Hardware
Reviews

Last month we had reported on the Tyan Tempest i5000XL motherboard as well as the Tyan Tiger i7520SD, both of which had their own unique characteristics to the table. However, today we are bringing the remainder of our Tiger i7520SD S5365 review.

How Xgl Works

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HowTos

I explain here how Xgl works with NVIDIA's drivers. It works in a similar way with DRI drivers: Mesa libGL and libglx are loaded instead of NVIDIA's ones. This will have a benefict...

Measuring resources for a MySQL server on Linux

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HowTos

Sometimes my customers ask me about the CPU and memory consumption of a MySQL server process. I started digging into the operating system intricacies to find out as much as I could about the resources used by a single process.

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A review of Blag Linux and GNU

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Linux
Reviews

Blag is an ever-growing GNU/Linux operating system distribution developed by a few highly dedicated free software activists in the UK. Blag, which is a recursive acronym for the phrase ‘Blag Linux and GNU’, is one of the six GNU/Linux distributions that is supported by the GNU Project and Richard Stallman.

Understanding RAID

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HowTos

A company’s greatest asset, besides its employees, is its data. Millions and millions of dollars are spent to backup data, replicate data, etc. all in an attempt to protect against data loss. The only true defense to protect from data loss is to implement a disk solution based on RAID technology.

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Why is Firefox So Darn Popular?

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Moz/FF

Recently, I have been pondering why is Firefox so darn popular? This is a question that I honestly ask myself sometimes, often while browsing the web from within the browser itself. The real trick is that there are so many different ways to answer this.

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    Mozilla quietly delivered the first point release of the Mozilla Firefox 47.0 web browser to users of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems on the day of June 28, 2016. However, because the built-in updater of the Mozilla Firefox web browser doesn't work on GNU/Linux distributions, users have to wait for the latest version of the software to be first pushed by the maintainers of their operating systems on the main repositories before they can upgrade.
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  • Bombay Stock Exchange: Open source is a mindset
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  • GitHub releases data on 2.8 million open source repositories through Google BigQuery
    GitHub today announced that it’s releasing activity data for 2.8 million open source code repositories and making it available for people to analyze with the Google BigQuery cloud-based data warehousing tool. The data set is free to explore. (With BigQuery you get to process up to one terabyte each month free of charge.) This new 3TB data set includes information on “more than 145 million unique commits, over 2 billion different file paths and the contents of the latest revision for 163 million files, all of which are searchable with regular expressions,” Arfon Smith, program manager for open source data at GitHub, wrote in a blog post.
  • How one company is using open source to double its customers’ mobile business
    Most retailers today stay a step or two behind when it comes to modern technology, especially on the mobile side. Sawyer Effect, LLC, a consultant for J.Crew Group, Inc., has been using Red Hat, Inc.’s open-source product Ansible, an IT automation engine, to get its customer’s mobile business up to speed and greatly improve its business.
  • Can Capital One change banking with open source, mobile apps, and NoSQL?
    Oron Gill Haus of Capital One came to MongoDB World to present on Hygieia, an open source DevOps dashboard built on MongoDB. Behind that dashboard lies an ambition to change the customer banking experience – no small feat. Prior to his keynote, Haus shared his team’s story with me.
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  • The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Bahir™ as a Top-Level Project
    Apache Bahir bolsters Big Data processing by serving as a home for existing connectors that initiated under Apache Spark, as well as provide additional extensions/plugins for other related distributed system, storage, and query execution systems.
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    Recently, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support and more.
  • MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering
    MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming later.