February 2007

The 15 minute PHP with XML Starter Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 @ 7:01 PM by mayhem
Anonymous writes This first article of a three-part series introduces PHP5's XML implementation and help those relatively new to using XML with PHP to read, parse, and manipulate, and write a short and uncomplicated XML file using the DOM and SimpleXML in a PHP environment.
Fast and Secure FTP Server with Vsftpd in Debian Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 @ 7:00 PM by mayhem
David writes vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.vsftpd is an FTP server, or daemon. The “vs” stands for Very Secure.

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How to Install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 @ 7:00 PM by mayhem
David writes Songbird™ is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. Like Firefox®, it is built from Mozilla®, cross-platform and open source.

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Boost PHP Performance with Opcode Cache Posted Sunday, February 25, 2007 @ 1:30 AM by mayhem
IdaAshley writes "PHP is an easy to use scripting language often used in Web applications. PHP code is parsed and translated to opcodes every time it executes, but there is no need to translate the same PHP code each time. An opcode cache eliminates that rework, making PHP applications faster."
Create Fancy On-Screen Displays with Ghosd and Perl Posted Friday, February 16, 2007 @ 7:57 PM by mayhem
Anonymous writes "With recent advances in frameless transparent windows for Linux desktop now you can use Perl, Ghosd, and some network programming to display on-screen overlays of text and graphics based on messages from your local system and remote computers. Define custom images, font sizes, and colors to convey information integrated with your desktop."
Print DVI Files with CUPS for Linux Posted Saturday, February 10, 2007 @ 3:39 PM by mayhem
Anonymous writes "Have you ever tried to print DVI or other files in Linux and gotten an "unsupported format" message? This tip shows you how to combine existing tools to make a Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) print filter for printing DVI files.

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    SCALE 5x This Weekend in Los Angeles Posted Wednesday, February 7, 2007 @ 11:44 PM by mayhem
    Anonymous writes "SCALE 5x, the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo will be held in Los Angeles, CA this weeken On Feb 9-11, 2007. It will include: 50+ seminars, 70+ exhibitors, BoFs, and more. Highlighted speakers will include Chris Dibona, Don Marti, Ted Haeger, Jono Bacon, and others. Exhibitors include: Dell, IBM, Verio, Redhat, GroundWork Open Source, ReactOS, Haiku OS, and PostgreSQL. One lucky attendee will win a Dual Xeon 1U Rackmount Server from Silicon Mechanics."