July 2006

  • Microsoft Publisher vs. OpenOffice Writer

    Office suite expert Solveig Haugland recommends switching from Microsoft Publisher to OpenOffice's Writer for it's frame-linking abilities.

  • Automating Amazon research with the Zend Framework

    Use the open source Zend Framework with Amazon Web Services to rapidly develop a Web application. Article includes sample code.

  • Security Bytes: Microsoft pulls back user-based encryption

    Microsoft has pulled the Windows add-on Private Folder 1.0 after enterprise customers questioned the logic of letting individual employees encrypt their own data.

  • CSI survey: Data breaches still being swept under the rug

    The annual CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey shows companies are reporting fewer financial losses from data breaches. That doesn't mean the good guys are winning.

  • Enterprise open source migrations: Dealing with file services

    File services look simple enough, but file services are probably the most critical networking service of all, save directory services. Get an overview of the file service options in the open source...

  • OpenOffice in TRADOS

    Office suite expert Solveig Haugland suggests testing OpenOffice products in the TRADOS environment to find out if they have the same offerings as Microsoft Office.

  • Migrating mission-critical enterprise apps to Linux platforms: No big deal

    More and more companies are taking advantage of the savings gained from migrating mission-critical enterprise apps to Linux platforms, especially SAP and Oracle users. Hardware vendors are jumping ...

  • Importing fixed-width data

    In this expert response, MySQL guru Mike Hillyer explains how to import information in rows of fixed-width data.

  • OpenOffice Writer: Creating powerful lists using styles

    List formatting is about structure, not content. Learn how to create, modify and apply styles to lists using OpenOffice's Writer.

  • OpenOffice Writer lists: Dependable, powerful and won't self-replicate when you're not looking

    Sick of spontaneous formatting with lists in Microsoft Word? Try OpenOffice's Writer, an open source alternative that gives back to you the power to create lists and take control via the toolbar.

  • Bochs

    Bochs (pronounced 'box') is an open source PC emulator that supports a wide variety of operating systems... (Continued)

  • Removing page break from a table

    Office suite expert Solveig Haugland explains how to remove a page break from disrupting the flow of a table.

  • Embedded BI: Open source or commercial?

    Embedded business intelligence is a new requirement for custom and packaged applications. Developers have different reasons for choosing to integrate commercial or open source BI.

  • kernel

    The kernel is the essential center of a computer operating system, the core that provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system.

  • Red Hat

    Red Hat is a leading software company in the business of assembling open source components for the Linux operating system and related programs into a distribution package that can easily be ordered...

  • shell

    Shell is a UNIX term for the interactive user interface with an operating system.

  • Beowulf

    Beowulf is an approach to building a supercomputer as a cluster of commodity off-the-shelf personal computers, interconnected with a local area network technology like Ethernet, and running program...

  • sendmail

    On the Internet, sendmail is the most popular UNIX-based implementation of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for transmitting e-mail.

  • bogomips

    Bogomips is a measurement provided in the Linux operating system that indicates in a relative way how fast the computer processor runs.

  • GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely available open source application for creating and manipulating graphic images that runs on Linux, other Unix-based operating systems, and also on ...