August 2005

  • module

    A module is a separate unit of software or hardware. Typical characteristics of modular components include portability, which allows them to be used in a variety of systems, and interoperability, w...

  • Nagios

    Nagios is an open source applcation that monitors a computer network for problems so that they can be fixed more quickly.

  • Open source tools for security configuration, administration

    James Turnbull drills down into Linux security administration and suggests some free, open source tools you can use to beef up your organization's security.

  • Novell idea man gauges the impact of open source

    Now that large companies are getting deeply involved with the open source community, the sky is the limit in terms of innovation, says Novell Inc.'s Matt Asay.

  • Users: OSDL right to reject Windows/Linux TCO study

    Microsoft dangled a carrot in front of the OSDL this week in the form of a Linux and Windows cost comparison. But the OSDL didn't bite.

  • Use the right rules in your firewall

    How should an administrator determine what rules to set up in a particular firewall?

  • Policies and rules

    What are the differences between policies and rules?

  • Dos and don'ts: Ensuring apps security from the get-go

    Closing the gap between developers and users is the first step toward making sure applications are secure.

  • Configure your RHEL4 network

    Learn how to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 commands and utilities to configure your network from a GUI or command line.

  • SQL Server Express a sign of LAMP's success

    Microsoft's release of SQL Server Express is being seen as further evidence that the LAMP stack is having a major impact.

  • Quagga

    Quagga is an open source suite of applications for the management of routing protocols. Quagga is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

  • System panic: Get a serial console log

    How to create a serial console log of a system panic.

  • Inside OpenOffice 2.0, part 2

    Solveig Haugland continues her review of OpenOffice 2.0 with descriptions of three new and highly anticipated additions to the open source personal productivity suite.

  • Inside OpenOffice.org 2.0, part 1

    OpenOffice.org instructor Solveig Haugland explains why the upcoming OpenOffice 2.0 is set to make her job a whole lot easier.

  • Getting your hands dirty with open source ROI, TCO calculations

    Calculating the true value of open source software means setting aside vendor and analyst hype and crunching the numbers yourself, according to one prominent LinuxWorld speaker.

  • JBoss VP: Why middleware is hot, powerful and not boring at all

    JBoss Inc. vice president Bob Bickel explains the role open source software is playing in commoditizing formerly expensive middleware applications.

  • JBoss VP: Why CIOs save big bucks with open source licenses

    JBoss Inc. vice president Bob Bickel describes the inherent savings in software built on open source licenses, and the industry changes that have made support for commercial open source software st...

  • Tips and tools: Porting apps to Linux & making them support multiple distributions

    Get tips on how to port Unix and Windows applications to Linux and how to make those Linux apps support multiple distributions. The expert on tap for this tip is Novell Linux developer Darren Davis.

  • Compiere

    Compiere is a popular open-source system of software applications that provide enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), tax account...

  • Learning Guide: Enterprise-ready Linux e-mail

    Souped-up applications for Linux offer viable alternatives to Microsoft's hacker-friendly mail server and client. This learning guide can help you decide if your organization is ready to exchange y...