from the does-this-exist dept.
ramkal asks: "I would like to know if there are any good "pure" object databases (free or commerical) for Linux. No I don't have Oracle 8 (or Informix IDS) in mind. I would hear from those who have succesfully implemented ODs in a decent project (100k + lines of c++ code). True, ODs are no longer as hot as they used to be a couple of years ago but they have their own advantages as I have seen in a financial industry setting."
from the does-it-work? dept.
Here's a followup to an article we did earlier on video converencing. Dave Dash and another nameless submittor both wish to know if 3Com's Big Picture videoconferencing can work under Linux. If it does work, Dave also wants to know whether whatever software necessary will also work with NetMeeting users. Any takers?
from the why-doesn't-it-WORK? dept.
Ryan Jester needs assistance with the following problem: "I went out and bought a 13gb drive and now I'm kicking myself. My drive configuration is: Win 98 in the primary and NT in the first logical. And yes, I'm putting Linux before the 1024th cyl. Seems when I try and install Linux and get to the Disk Druid part I can't see any of my logical partitions in my extended partition..." There's more. Click below to read on.
from the where-did-this-come-from? dept.
Yet another fearless member of Clan Anonymous Coward wrote in with this intriguing issue: "I am trying to convince my company to move off of Digital Unix and Sun OS to either FreeBSD or Linux as our primary server platform. The main argument I am getting is the NFS client performance on these free OSes is much worse than that of Solaris or DU. Can anyone give any recent data on relative NFS performance on these platforms?"
from the smells-like-SPAM-looks-like-SPAM dept.
Yet ANOTHER Anonymous Coward writes in with this question, that I'm SURE will generate a lot of discussion: "Rumor has it that a major software development house is considering embedding banner ads within their software and then giving the software away for free. The idea is to apparently generate revenue on the ads. Could this be the way of the future for software companies (considering that software prices are falling and companies are looking for other ways to make money)? What do slashdot-goers think of this idea? Is this SPAM or will people be ok with this sort of advertising? Feedback is appreciated." What do you all think?
from the reusing-old-binaries dept.
datazone asks: "I have a particular network device, that is currently not supported, however the manufacturer gave me a precompiled module from a 2.0.33 system. They have no plans of releasing the source or creating new modules, it was only by numerous messages that I got my hands on these. The only problem is that i use the 2.2.4 kernel and it will not allow me to load these modules. I was wondering if anyone knew a way around this. I need to get these modules loaded, without having to use an old kernel. Anyone have any information on this?"
from the cuppa-joe-coders dept.
willhelm asks: "I have a friend--and his boss, in a stroke of wisdom, has asked for any kind of "hard numbers" comparing Java to VB. Java being an interpreted language, is probably much slower than VB. However, theory and high-faluttin' rhertoric mean nothing to him. So I looked around and didn't find much, probably because there aren't a whole lot of applications that were written in Java and some other language. Are there any studies on performance of Java applications vs. other common application programming languages like C, C++, Delphi, VB and others like them?" Let's try and answer this one without rabid advocacy, please!
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