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Apache 2.2.2 & 2.0.58 Released

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The Apache HTTP Server Project is proud to announce the release of version 2.2.2 and the legacy release of version 2.0.58 of the Apache HTTP Server ("Apache").

Designing a database-driven PHP App? Don't Forget the Data!!

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If you have a sourceforge account, and are on your way to becoming the best thing to happen to the web since Yahoo or Google, then I beg of you to put a call out for people who understand database design fundamentals.

Xen in action: Deploying multiple servers

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This article briefly examines the current state of affairs for multiple server deployment, with an emphasis on modern advancements in virtual servers and workstations. The most common configurations use three primary techniques: Partition, Emulate and Virtualize.

ATI PowerPlay Reanalyzed

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Last year we had taken an in-depth look at ATI's PowerPlay technology upon the support within the Linux fglrx display drivers. Now that Fedora Core 5 has been out for some time, and there have been quite a few monthly releases since that point, we are now back today as we re-examine ATI's PowerPlay using once again the Mobility RADEON X300.

Azureus Adding "Content Layer"

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Azureus, the ever popular Open Source BitTorrent client, is due to announce the addition of a "content layer" to the software at OnHollywood 2006.

A web interface to digikam

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Currently I have 21458 photos according to digikam's database (which are using 13 Gb according to du ). When someone asks me to put some album in my web server I hate to lose my time exporting to html, generating thumbnails and resized 1024x768 versions of my pictures which occupy space in my HD that I'm usually hesitant to remove. So last saturday evening I started a new project: Creating a web interface to digikam.

GNOME 2.15.1 Released!

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This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. And I can tell you that GNOME 2.15.1 tastes good. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Apache Now the Leader in SSL Servers

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Apache has overtaken Microsoft as the leading developer of secure web servers. Apache now runs on 44.0% of secure web sites, compared to 43.8% for Microsoft.

MySQL Opens Up its Database

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Open source database company MySQL said Wednesday it’s opening up its database to several storage engines—products that help determine how data is stored and indexed—in a move aimed at giving its customers greater ability to customize their databases.

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Sourcefire Has Big Plans For Open-Source Snort

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The U.S. government may have stopped Sourcefire Inc.'s plans to merge with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., but Sourcefire still has big plans for the expansion of its open-source Snort-based network security technology.

Waiting for Xawtv 4 - DVB & mpeg2

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I got brave and updated my beloved gentoo's xorg from 6.8.2-rsomething to the modular 7.0 this morning. Among many others, I tested my gimp, openoffice, mozilla, and my games. Nothing seemed broken. In fact, things seemed just fine. ...Until I fired up my trusted xawtv-3.95. It had problems. I was desperate enough to download the cvs snapshot of xawtv4 from February to test.

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Opera Software Announces The First Public Beta of Opera 9.0 For Linux

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Opera Software today announced the first public Beta of Opera 9. This version includes Widgets, small Web programs running in their own windows that are fun, easy-to-use and live on users' desktops.

Xtra Fine Computing Environment: xfce4.4 beta 1

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In my spare time last several days, I've been test driving the latest xfce4.4 beta1 desktop enviroment. It's pretty nice. For those who don't know about xfce4, it's a wonderful graphical interface that I think of as falling somewhere in-between Fluxbox and KDE in ease-of-use and functionality. Many aspects of your xfce4 desktop can be configured by graphical tools with menus, drop down boxes, icons and all. However, many aspects are hard coded and aren't adjustable even through configuration files. But it's getting there and we can see a major step forward with xfce4.4.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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I'm a young Linux developer from Serbia and Montenegro and a big fan of networking under Linux. Most of my favorite tools help with Linux networking and data security.

Wikis in the workplace

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Meet an effective, low-cost way to share knowledge and collaborate--ideal for project management and content management. Managers may fear a wiki will disrupt workers and their workflow and prove a distraction from "real" work. Or they look at wikis as a fad that will end up costing time and labor (mostly in the IT department).

WordPerfect's Imperfect Offering

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Once upon a time, some believed Corel could compete with Microsoft to bring life to a new generation of personal computers. That was about 25 years ago, and it's hard to imagine that whatever Corel cooks up now makes Bill Gates nervous.

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