November 2006

  • open source beer

    Open source beer is beer whose recipe is published according to principles adapted from open source software. According to the licensing agreement, the recipe can be used and adapted by anyone... (...

  • Zimbra stalks Microsoft Office with open source, Web services

    Zimbra CEO Satish Dhamaraj sees cracks in the Microsoft Office armor that his Ajax-based collaboration suite can exploit.

  • hardware clustering

    Hardware clustering (sometimes called operating system clustering) is a hardware-based method of turning multiple servers into a cluster (a group of servers that acts like a single system).

  • Samba

    Samba is a popular freeware program that allows end users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly shared resources on a company's intranet or on the Internet.

  • Information Kit: Linux, Unix, and All the Little ixes

    Linux, Unix, and all the little ixes --The Unix versus Linux confusion

  • freeware

    Freeware (not to be confused with free software) is programming that is offered at no cost and is a common class of small applications available for downloading and use in most operating systems.

  • Open Software Foundation (OSF)

    The Open Software Foundation (OSF) was a pioneer industry-sponsored organization whose purpose was to foster, identify, and, in some cases, develop software technologies that could serve as industr...

  • open source software (OSS)

    Open source software (OSS) refers to software that is developed, tested, or improved through public collaboration and distributed with the idea that code must be shared with others

  • PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)

    PHP is a script language and interpreter that is freely available and used primarily on Linux Web servers... (Continued)

  • SuSE

    SuSE (pronounced soo'-sah) is a German Linux distribution provider and business unit of Novell, Inc.

  • Debian

    Debian is a popular and freely-available computer operating system that uses the Linux kernel and other program components obtained from the GNU project.

  • Chapter 4, Entering and editing the command line

    Chapter 4 of "From Bash to Z shell" introduces the basic concepts of line-editing using the vi and Emacs bindings.

  • Chapter 5 of "The Definitive Guide to MySQL 5"

    Chapter 5 of "The Definitive Guide to MySQL 5" describes installation and configuration of MySQL Administrator and using SQL commands in Query Browser.

  • Chapter 3 of "Definitive Guide to Linux Network Programming"

    Chapter 3, Socket programming, deals with transferring files, error handling and error checking between User Datagram Protocol servers and clients.

  • Chapter 3 of "Deploying OpenLDAP"

    Chapter 3 of "Deploying OpenLDAP" discusses the basics of environment setup and tools required to successfully run an OpenLDAP server

  • CIPE vs. IPsec

  • Chapter 8, The Dating Game

    Chapter 8 -- The dating game -- of "Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach" provides over a dozen functions for manipulating and formatting dates.

  • Electronic signatures in OpenOffice

    How to create electronic signatures in OpenOffice 2.0.

  • OpenOffice workarounds for Calc, Writer

    In this tip, an expert demonstrates how to convert Writer documents to Word, suggests some open source alternatives to Microsoft products and explains a Calc workaround for editing spreadsheet head...

  • Postgres slides in between Oracle, MySQL

    As VoIP provider Vonage's customer base grew, so too did its databases. They didn't warrant more Oracle instances, but ran just fine on PostgresSQL-based EnterpriseDB.