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  • Motif in the year 2000

    Posted April 13, 2001 - 4:13 pm

    The Open Software Foundation (OSF), an industry consortium of Unix workstation vendors, developed Motif in 1989. Their aim was to ensure a consistent user experience -- in so doing, they focused on a style guide, a definition for a window manager, and a "look and feel" (L&F) in the personal-computing sense. Motif's visual style and semantics conform to IBM's Common User Access (CUA) definition, as did contemporary Windows. Motif's competitors in its infancy included Athena and OpenLook.
  • Controlling File Permissions

    Posted April 13, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Checking a file's mode and changing it from a program. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * RFP Exchange: Find E-business providers fast, easy, and free!

  • Setting up a Linux-based Website, Part 3: The power and the pitfalls of using PHP for Web programming

    Posted April 12, 2001 - 6:09 pm

    A quick look at Web publishing systems in the quest for managing VarLinux.org
  • Linux Is on a Mission

    Posted April 12, 2001 - 4:02 pm

    The upstart OS is finally -- if slowly -- making the move to critical systems.
  • Open source development gains ground

    Posted April 12, 2001 - 9:58 am

    OPEN-SOURCE DATABASES are emerging as viable alternatives to costly proprietary databases and, in doing so, are filling a key slot in the open-source e-business development stack.
  • UCITA: Legalized lying

    Posted April 11, 2001 - 3:10 pm

    Find out how the bill clears the way for deception by large software companies and discover Redmond's connection.
  • Make SSH do more

    Posted April 10, 2001 - 8:15 pm

    Learn expert tips to follow and common traps to avoid.
  • Linux takes on Microsoft Windows

    Posted April 10, 2001 - 2:49 pm

    Linux gained an edge in shipments of server operating systems, says a study from market research firm IDC. While overall server operating system sales increased by just 13% from 1999 to 2000, Linux sustained the largest growth of the year at 24%.
  • New Worm Targets Linux Systems

    Posted April 10, 2001 - 12:50 pm

    Security analysts warned last week that another worm is hunting the Internet for Linux systems left unprotected against several well-publicized vulnerabilities, including one commonly found in Version 7.0 of Durham, N.C.-based Red Hat Inc.'s Linux release.
  • HP to offer Enhydra open-source application server

    Posted April 10, 2001 - 11:28 am

    CONTINUING ITS PUSH into the application server and e-business infrastructure market, Hewlett-Packard (HP) said on Monday that it will offer Lutris Technologies' open-source application server, Enhydra, as a less expensive alternative for midrange and small companies.
  • PGP working with NSA on secure Linux

    Posted April 9, 2001 - 3:13 pm

    PGP Security has entered into a partnership with the super-secret US National Security Agency to further develop the NSA's Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) prototype
  • Byte Ordering

    Posted April 6, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Converting and transferring data between platforms. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * ITcareers: Recruiting? Target your audience with email newsletters.

  • New worm targets unprotected Linux systems

    Posted April 5, 2001 - 5:47 pm

    Security analysts warned that a worm called Adore could infect Linux servers left open to several well-publicized vulnerabilities -- making it the third worm unleashed against the open-source operating system since January.
  • Novell's new ad campaign?

    Posted April 5, 2001 - 12:41 pm

    Weird happenings from around the 'Net.
  • Linux OS upgrade beta ships to developers, testers

    Posted April 4, 2001 - 5:04 pm

    Linus Torvalds failed to make good on his latest promise to deliver the much-anticipated Linux 2.4 operating systems kernel by year's end, but did ship to developers and other beta testers a pre-release of the technology in its place.
  • Workshop attendees debate new features for Linux 2.5 kernel

    Posted April 4, 2001 - 4:09 pm

    With version 2.4 of the Linux kernel still hot from the oven, the Linux development community officially kicked off debate about what features should go into the 2.5 version at a two-day workshop last weekend.
  • New client response measurement appliance

    Posted April 4, 2001 - 2:53 pm

    Adlex has released a network appliance that measures client-perceived response time (CPRT). The dedicated server, which runs on a Linux box, sits at the edge of the datacenter and records data on how long it takes the client to completely receive all the data for a Webpage.
  • On getting cracked and recovering with NMAP

    Posted April 3, 2001 - 5:53 pm

    From denial to diagnosis to rebuilding and hardening the system, Joe Barr walks you through the life cycle of being cracked.
  • New Products

    Posted April 2, 2001 - 3:21 pm

    Thin Is In
  • Bob Young, tete-a-tete with the monopoly

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 7:32 pm

    Red Hat's chairman debates Jim Allmouth, senior VP of PHMs at a certain large software company.
  • Setting up a Linux Web server

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 5:03 pm

    The adventures of setting up VarLinux.org begin with a classless subnet
  • Gates announces Windows XP Beta 2 availability at conference

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 2:20 pm

    In his keynote address Monday at Microsoft's WinHEC 2001 conference, Bill Gates, the company's chairman and chief software architect, announced the availability of Beta 2 of Microsoft Windows XP operating system and named a number of companies aligned with the software giant in the development of the company's Tablet PC platform.
  • Scalability and Symmetric Multiprocessing

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Linux -- The Real Deal

  • The Legacy Files

    Posted March 29, 2001 - 7:37 pm

    Sharpe? Look no further for help with Linux/Windows integration.

  • Linux Links

    Posted March 29, 2001 - 9:16 am

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