Fedora Core 5 download now !!

fedora core 5Fedora Core 5 was under test phase. Now is official and its a stable version available for download.

Fedora Core is a free operating system that offers the best combination of stable and cutting-edge software that exists in the free software world.

Download Fedora Core 5 now.

Key Features :
  • Ã?· Support for the PowerPC (PPC) architecture.
  • Ã?· GCC 4.0
  • Ã?· GNOME 2.10
  • Ã?· KDE 3.4 includes new accessibility features. You can manage these new features in KDS Control CenterRegional & AccessibilityAccessibility.
  • Ã?· Native Eclipse 3.1M6 (part of a free Java stack)
  • Ã?· MySQL 4.1
  • Ã?· PHP 5.0
  • Ã?· Xen 2 (virtualization to run multiple versions of an OS)
  • Ã?· GFS 6.1ââ?¬â??0.pre22 (cluster file system)
  • Ã?· Evince 0.2.1 (universal document viewer)
  • Ã?· GDM 2.6 ââ?¬â?? Includes early login capability
  • Ã?· SELinux This release includes coverage for 80 new daemons by the targeted policy. There are changes to the handling of Booleans. The targeted policy is enabled by default.

check out the screen shots from Osdir.com

update:just burned the dvd and going to install it on my old 40gb hdd 🙂

any one want to try the new FC5 ? get in touch with me .

11-year-old boy sends legal notice to Naukri.com

CHANDIGARH: Guess who’s heard from Hari?

Job web site Naukri.com has received a legal notice from an 11-year-old boy claiming damages to the tune of Rs 1 crore for allegedly showing a part of his name in bad light, a report said.

The notice, sent by Aneesh Bhanot on behalf of his son Hari Bhanot, said that the advertisement is “totally insensitive to the name Hari.” It also charged that the advertisement has resulted in mental harassment and agony as many of Hari’s friends started poking fun at him.

Besides seeking the forthright withdrawal of the advertisement, the notice also wanted a public apology from the web site and Rs 1 crore as damages. Failing this, criminal and civil proceedings would be filed against the channel, the report said quoting the notice.

The advertisement showed a person explaining his boss’s name, Hari, to another over the telephone as, “H for Hitler, A for Arrogant, R for Rascal and I for Idiot.”

via [CIOL]

Web 2.0 ââ?¬â?? A medley of technologies

Good news for the users is Internet will not be boring anymore, as mundane and less interactive websites are becoming a thing of the past; the reason being Web 2.0 taking over the entire Internet platform. The future is very bright for highly interactive, rich web applications which are possible with Web 2.0 and a handful of web tool applications like Gmail & Orkut of Google and Flickr of Yahoo are already into using this Web 2.0, thereby tempting others to emulate them.

Popularized by O�Reily media and MediaLive International, Web 2.0 is considered to be the second phase or generation of architecture and application development for the World Wide Web. The applications in Web 2.0 often use a combination of techniques in which Ajax plays a pivotal role. Asynchronous JavaScript And XML (Ajax) is a development technique employed for designing interactive web applications, wherein web pages are made more responsive by designing the application such that data in small amounts are exchanged with the server. This eliminates the need to reload the entire page each time as the user makes a change and this signifies increased speed,bandwidth,interactivity of the web page.

Of late, many concepts and technologies have been developed under the tutelage of Web 2.0, which are mostly characterized by features like flexibility to share and reuse information, open communication, decentralised authority etc. Blogs,wikis,RSS,social networking softwares such as digg, del.icio.us serve as examples of Web 2.0 based applications.

As we move into the future, Internet will be as storehouse of terabytes and Pico bytes of information which will be available for sharing to all. This will solely be presided over by the use of advanced technologies but as of now, Web 2.0 is still in the stages of infancy taking time to reach great heights.

Revenue generation in Internet will become a matter of conflict since Internet marketers might have a tough time in the Web 2.0 era. Many new concepts like podcasting, interstitial advertising might gain predominance with the increased use of advanced web technologies as they are steadily becoming popular in the development circles.

Online advertising is one area that should be prudently watched, as it possesses a plethora of importance. The online advertising industry had undergone a healthy transformation under the aegis of Google Adsense and Yahoo Publisher Network (still in beta stage), conforming to the use of Web 2.0 development techniques.

Web 2.0 has invoked many criticisms one of which claims Web 2.0 to be no different from its predecessor Web 1.0 as the former is built up from the technologies and concepts of the former. Still, Web 2.0 with its increased usage and benefits promises a very prosperous and amiable future for the Internet users.

Open-Source Router to end Cisco dominance?

CNN is running an article about the emergence of an OpenSource Router product, currently in Beta, that targets mid-size enterprise customers for about one-fifth the cost of current enterprise networking giants’ hardware. From the article: “The machine runs on two Intel chips, but far more noteworthy is its software, known as XORP, or extensible open router platform. The versatile open-source application can direct data traffic for a giant corporation as easily as it can manage a home Wi-Fi network.” The current release is available for download from Vyatta’s web site.”

via [slashdot]

Professional LAMP from Wrox – Cool Book

lamp Professional LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP5 Web Development
by Jason Gerner, Elizabeth Naramore, Morgan Owens, Matt Warden ISBN: 0-7645-9723-X
December 2005
379 pages

Picked this book for about 400 bucks or 10 USD roughly at a local store. Was attracted to the title Professional LAMP. So decided to get this one.

I love to read these tech books. But its so costly and I read it pretty fast within 1 or 2 days.

Hope someone could finance me for these books ;P

This book is a great compilation of resources on the LAMP platform.

Something on AJAX, PHP , PHP5, MySQL..

Loads of info.. for people would like to know.. This book – I cant call it in-depth or

comprehensive, but highly informative.

It touches so many points other books falter to cover.

The book has an interesting addon.

Language Translation

They compare the commonly used syntax of PHP, ASP ,ASP.Net and JSP.

Pretty useful for web programmers working on diverse applications.

Conclusion :- worth buying, a worthy reference tool, a great book for a beginner.

RSS standardisation effort

rss icon This website makes an effort to standardize the icons used for RSS feeds in order to make them better recognised. The new icon is a direct derivative of the Firefox RSS icon which will also be used by Internet Explorer 7. These steps will help in easy recognition of your website’s RSS feed as well as help establish a singular standard for feed icons.

Click here to view and download the standard icons.

via [iBrood]

Stored Procedures in MySQL 5

Stored Procedures at last in version 5 of MySQL.

Often people from the SQL Server world would downplay MySQL saying that it lacks views and stored procedures which have been present in the MS world and the PostgreSQL world for a long time.

With the latest version of 5.0.18 MySQL has made a promising effort to bring these cool features into its feature set. I had blogged about Views in Mysql 5 here earlier.

Now got some time to write about the Stored Procedures feature in MySQL 5

Why Stored Procedures ?

  • Stored procedures reduce the amount of code in your application be its PHP, ASP, JSP or .NET .
  • Its also brings in a lot of security into your application coz most of the logic and decision making are handed over to the database.
  • It also means that the database delivers in any kind of environment.
  • Reduced Network Traffic


Database Journal Article
I will post a part 2 of this article where i will take you through some examples