First Integrated Red Hat Application Stack Now Available

Red Hat announced two significant milestones related to its acquisition of JBoss. As of today, multi-platform JBoss enterprise middleware subscriptions are available to Red Hat channel partners globally, through major distributors. In addition, the new Red Hat Application Stack subscription, an integrated solution of leading open source technology, is available online on Red Hat Network.

Open source community welcomes Microsoft patent pledge

Long-time Microsoft enemies are taking a positive stance on the vendor's latest pledge not to assert its patent portfolio against a group of 38 web services specifications and their implementations.

The Microsoft Open Specification Promise covers developers and distributors of proprietary and open source applications based on the standards, as well as upcoming web services standards in which Microsoft is participating.

Mandriva Linux 2007 RC2 Released

Available in two different live/install CDs versions (KDE or GNOME) and a Dual Architecture Installation DVD.

Robert Levin, founder of freenode and PDPC, passes away

Early in the morning of September 16th, Rob Levin passed away in the neuro trauma intensive care unit of a Houston hospital after being struck by a car whilst out riding his bicycle. During his long career fostering collaboration within the open source community, Rob did much good work; he is most known for being the driving force behind the freenode IRC network, where many large and popular projects coordinate development activities.

How To Combat Viruses Using Your Postfix Configuration

In this guide you will learn how to tweak your Postfix/Amavisd setup to give better virus protection. If you want to achieve business grade virus protection you need to do a few small things so that there is less chance of the latest greatest script kiddie invention getting through. Therefore this tutorial shows how to install and use ClamAV, F-Prot, and McAfee UVScan.

The Most Demanding Web 2.0 Sites in the World Run MySQL

If there's one thing the top Web 2.0 sites in the world have in common, it's that they need to deliver fast results to millions of simultaneous users. The other thing they have in common is MySQL. The MySQL database server enables Web sites like Craigslist, Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Feedburner, Digg and thousands of others to scale out to meet ever-increasing volumes of users and transactions.

Debian update-alternatives

A real brilliant feature of Debian is the alternatives system. Couple of days ago i was playing with java. and I wanted both the Sun java and the Kaffe version installed on my system. The problem here is, how to easily tell wich java compiler to use, the sun version or kaffe? I’m a big fan of the ruby language and i regularly switch between version of the ruby interpeter for testing. You could achieve this in a couple of ways, change the shebang to point to the correct version of the interpeter or don’t use the shebang but instead call the correct interpeter before executing each script or maybe you change the PATH and have the preferred interpeter somewhere in the beginning of your PATH. I don’t really like any of these solutions for various reasons, there is a solution and you might have guessed it “the alternatives system”.