August 2005

  • script

    In computer programming, a script is a program or sequence of instructions that is interpreted or carried out by another program rather than by the computer processor (as a compiled program is).

  • Pascal

    Pascal is a strongly-typed third-generation language (3GL) with a one-pass compiler.

  • PICTIVE (Plastic Interface for Collaborative Technology Initiatives through Video Exploration)

    PICTIVE (Plastic Interface for Collaborative Technology Initiatives through Video Exploration) is a paper mock-up technique that allows users to participate in the development process. A PICTIVE i...

  • sudo (superuser do)

    Sudo (superuser do) is a utility for UNIX- and Linux-based systems that provides an efficient way to give specific users permission to use specific system commands at the root (most powerful) level...

  • Zend Core for Oracle seen as boon to Linux users

    Linux users who want to deploy PHP apps on top of Oracle can now do so without having to worry as much about driver issues, thanks to the new beta release of Zend Core for Oracle.

  • Database tip: Understanding joins and set theory

    Sybase expert Mich Talebzadeh provides an excerpt from his book explaining set theory and different types of joins.

  • Beowulf's Becker on Linux trademarks, lawsuits and grid vs. cluster

    Beowulf Project founder Donald Becker sounds off on some of the confusing legal issues associated with open source and explains the status of grid and virtualization technologies.

  • Database tip: All about subqueries

    A continuation of Mich's response to a user's question about different types of joins.

  • Learning Linux security administration

    Learning Linux, especially Linux security administration, can seem particularly tricky for those only well-versed in Windows. Here, security expert James Turnbull offers some pointers for getting u...

  • Types of joins and set theory

  • K Desktop Environment (KDE)

    K Desktop Environment (KDE) is an Open Source graphical desktop environment for UNIX workstations.

  • COTS (commercial off-the-shelf)

    COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) describes ready-made products that can easily be obtained.

  • Can Amanda or Rsync correct missed backup?

  • Troubleshooting performance

    Do you have any advice about best ways to troubleshoot performance?

  • Testing a live CD distro for use in small business

    Can Mepis or Knoppix be used in a small business with 23 desktops? What would be their limitations, if any? Would there be another choice that's free?

  • Boot process freeze with XP/SimplyMepis dual boot

  • distribution

    In marketing, distribution is the process of moving a product from its manufacturing source to its customers. In computer software, distribution is the phase that follows packaging.

  • Pango

    Pango is an open source project dedicated to creating a Unicode framework for rendering international text. The name Pango was created by combining the Greek prefix 'pan', meaning 'all,' with the J...

  • Sybase

    Sybase is a computer software company that develops and sells database management system (DBMS) and middleware products.

  • backward compatible (backward compatibility)

    Backward compatible (sometimes 'backward-compatible' or 'backwards compatible') refers to a hardware or software system that can successfully use data from earlier versions of the system or with ot...