A review of Python IDEs
David Mertz looks at a half-dozen Python integrated development environments, and compares their features, platforms, and stability. He finds -- perhaps as an unintended testament to the open source model -- that the free products seem to stack up much better than the commercial ones
Btrfs Battles EXT4 With The Linux 2.6.33 Kernel
Test results from the Linux 2.6.33 kernel and the very popular EXT4 and Btrfs file-systems.
Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
some good information for evaluating potential Linux VPN setups, but if you're looking for a HOWTO, this isn't it
"this is an extraordinarily worthwhile book that anyone working with Linux in embedded systems should have"
Geodesic Great Circle
"this memory debugging manager works well, depending on your web browser, but where's the security?"
a first look at gobeProductive 3.0
GreatBridge PostgreSQL version 7.0.3
rated 19/20 - a great product and an excellent alternative database
Keep Track of Your Money
Machtelt Garrels takes a look at four open-source accounting programs: Emma, GnuCash, jGnash and QHacc
Photodex CompuPic 5.1
CNet looks at this program that lets you keep track of digital images, sound files, and more on your local disk or across a network
Bill O'Brien examines this Linux version of Argus's Solaris- and AIX-based security software
Linux Journal conclude "AppGen PowerWindows is not a package you'll have up and running in an afternoon. It's a serious business-class package, and as such you will need to do some planning and involve the whole organization to
get it set up and running."
Red Hat E-Commerce Suite
"The suite is ideal for anyone who needs to start quickly, likes his or her servers to stay running, doesn't have a ton of cash to burn, and wants to launch a business a little less grandiose than Amazon.com"
REDSonic's Embedded Linux toolkit
"I found RED-Builder to be a remarkably feature-filled, stable, well-designed, and easy-to-use product -- perhaps second only to Lineo's Embedix SDK in these respects, and superior to it in the transparency and extensibility of its operations."
SheevaPlug eSATA Plug Computer
The tiny form factor and completely solid-state nature of the device combine with an incredibly low power draw to make a tempting home server.
SuSE Linux eMail Server III
vnunet.com "SuSE's Linux Email Server III is an SMTP mail server that builds on the basic mail handling facilities already included in the Linux distribution and adds support for multiple domains."
The Raspberry Pi: A Review
The reviewer applauds the Raspberry Pi Foundation for the outstanding job in bringing the Raspberry Pi to the masses.
Visual SlickEdit 6.0
a suite that's inexpensive, much better than the overpriced Microsoft Visual Studio, and runs on virtually any Unix flavor
"All in all, I am very impressed with Win4Lin. In fact, this application is among the very few which got me extremely impressed the last few months. It is so cool seeing Windows running under Linux in almost native speed, and it is also cool when resizing the Windows window under X11, to have the Windows resolution change on the fly and get accommodated in the new window sizes (the special Netraverse graphics driver supports many non-VESA resolutions to please every window size)!"
Zaurus Software Reviews
a collection of reviews of commercial Zaurus software