Creative Puts X-Fi Drivers under GPL

Nov 08, 2008

It might have been in an inconspicuous place on their Forums page where Creative Labs announced a new version of the Linux drivers for the Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium series, but for owners of these sound cards, this news created somewhat of a sensation. The source code is not only readily available, but it's licensed under GPL v2.

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Hackers Find Root Access to Android G1

Nov 06, 2008

Hackers of the XDA Forum found a simple hack to gain access to root privileges on the Android platform of G1 mobile phones.

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ESAPI 1.4: Security Methods for the Web

Nov 06, 2008

The Enterprise Security API (ESAPI), a set of documentation focusing on application software security, has released a new version 1.4. Javadocs were updated and old interfaces were replaced.

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U.S. Courts: New Criteria for Software Patents

Nov 05, 2008

A current U.S. court case would make it harder for software patent trolls to file for dubious patents and make legal claims based on existing ones.

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Charly's Column The sys admin's daily grind: Munin

Nov 05, 2008

Ornithologists already know that magpies don’t really deserve their reputation. The true kleptomaniac in the world of birds is the raven. And it’s worthwhile for data dealers to make the acquaintance of Munin, a monitoring tool named after one fabled raven.

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Doghouse: Open Einstein Seeking the next Einstein

Oct 31, 2008

The openness of free software spurs innovation across generations and time zones.

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Books

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Perl: Q&A for the Web Question and answer system for the web

Oct 31, 2008

Catalyst is the Ruby on Rails of the Perl universe. When you are developing a web application like a quiz, using the MVC framework is really convenient and helps keep the underlying components cleanly separated.

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