April 2007

Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Published Posted Friday, April 27, 2007 @ 11:51 PM by mayhem
"Linus Torvalds has released Linux 2.6.21 after months of development. This release improves the virtualization with VMI, a paravirtualization interface that will be used by Vmware. KVM does get initial paravirtualization support along with live migration and host suspend/resume support. 2.6.21 also gets a tickless idle loop mechanism called 'Dynticks', built in top of 'clockevents', another feature that unifies the timer handling and brings true high-resolution timers. Other features are: bigger kernel parameter-line, support for the PA SEMI PWRficient CPU and for the Cell-based 'celleb' Toshiba architecture, NFS IPv6 support, IPv4 IPv6 IPSEC tunneling, UFS2 write, kprobes for PPC32, kexec and oprofile for ARM, public key encryption for ecryptfs, Fcrypt and Camilla cipher algorithms, NAT port randomization, audit lockdown mode, some new drivers and many other small improvements." (Source: Slashdot)
Take the Ruby on Rails Train to XML Posted Sunday, April 22, 2007 @ 10:20 PM by mayhem
IdaAshley writes "It looks like Rails is here to stay, and to everyone's benefit. Ruby plays very nicely with XML. In this tutorial, you will build a Rails application, discuss some basics about the way that Rails works, how it's structured and how to use it, and then you'll move on to working with XML."
Linux Links Wirelessly Posted Sunday, April 22, 2007 @ 10:19 PM by mayhem
IdaAshley writes "You say you prefer to work in Linux? It doesn't mean you have to be left out of the freedom wireless computing brings you. In this tutorial learn how to configure a wireless network card under Linux. At the end of the tutorial you'll know how to set up a Linux laptop for wireless transmission using Gentoo distribution as an example."
Create XML with Google Web Toolkit Posted Sunday, April 15, 2007 @ 4:51 PM by mayhem
IdaAshley writes "Most of Ajax applications use XML to transfer information to and from the server, so your application must be able to parse and create XML data. This tutorial shows you how to manipulate and create XML using the Google Web Toolkit. This toolkit enables you to use Java syntax to create the JavaScript necessary for Ajax user interfaces."
Debian 4.0 'Etch' Released Posted Monday, April 9, 2007 @ 10:14 PM by mayhem
"The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB." (Source: Slashdot)
Master the LAMP Architecture Posted Sunday, April 8, 2007 @ 1:06 PM by mayhem
IdaAshley writes "Applications using the LAMP architecture, such as Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl, are constantly being developed and deployed. This first article in a series of three covers the LAMP architecture, some measurement techniques, and some basic Linux kernel, disk, and file system tweaks. This series of three articles discusses many of the server configuration items that can make or break an application's performance. "
Virtualization with coLinux Posted Sunday, April 8, 2007 @ 1:06 PM by mayhem
IdaAshley writes "Virtualization with VmWare, Xen, and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) are all the rage these days. But did you know that you can run Linux cooperatively with Microsoft Windows? This article explores Cooperative Linux (coLinux), starting with a quick introduction to virtualization and then looking at the approach taken by coLinux."