IBM developerWorks offers a Software Evaluation Kit (SEK) for the Linux and Windows platforms. Sign up for this two-DVD set of trial code today at:
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/o ... degr-L1445
The SEK contains the trial code you will need to model, build, deploy, access and secure your on demand applications and Web services. After you have explored the SEK,speed-start your application development. Go to the Speed-start your Linux app or Speed-start Web services Web sites to find additional resources, including how-to articles, online tutorials and an invitation to our technical briefings. And if you have questions along the way, find answers in our technical support forums. When you finish developing your new Linux application or Web service using the IBM trial code, tell us about your effort and we will send you a gift (while supplies last)
Spin up a Linux LiveCD
Many Linux® distributions have been designed as so-called "LiveCDs," CDs that can be booted directly into working Linux systems. In contrast to "rescue mode" bootable options available with most widely used distributions, these LiveCDs are designed to provide a full set of working tools when booted from CD. Some are general-purpose, some highly specialized. This article takes a look at this fast-growing segment of the Linux market.
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/l ... spinlivecd
Boot Linux from a FireWire device
Obtaining an external drive is a great way to breathe new life into older hardware, or allow you to use Linux on machines on which you can't (or don't want to) alter the internal hard drives.
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/l ... 45fireboot
Charming Python: A look at DParser for Python
Get an introduction to DParser, a simple but powerful tool for parsing, written by J. Plevyak. Then learn about DParser for Python, which gives Python programmers a seamless interface to DParser, and see how it compares to other parsers covered in previous installments.
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/l ... 445dparser