Resetting a forgotten MySQL root password

Resetting the root password of a MySQL database is trivial if you know the current password if you don't it is a little tricker. Thankfully it isn't too difficult to fix, and here we'll show one possible way of doing so.

Interview with Malcolm Yates Of Ubuntu

TechWeb recently spoke with Malcolm Yates, Canonical's ISV and partner manager, about Ubuntu's place in the rapidly-evolving enterprise Linux ecosystem. Yates discussed the pivotal role Canonical's nascent ISV and OEM partnerships will play in deciding whether Ubuntu earns a spot alongside the likes of Red Hat and Suse -- and he explained what Ubuntu, in return, can offer Canonical's enterprise Linux partners.

Funambol Mobile Open Source Software Enables Mobile Data Access

Funambol release provides custom editions for carriers, enterprises and open source community

Funambol, the mobile open source software company, today announced the general availability release of Funambol v3. The announcement extends the company’s reach to the mass market and puts open source on a collision course with proprietary mobile email vendors in what some consider the next technology battlefield.

MySQL Backup And Recovery With mysql-zrm On Debian Sarge

This guide describes how to back up and recover your MySQL databases with mysql-zrm on a Debian Sarge system. mysql-zrm is short for Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL, it is a new tool that lets you create full logical or raw backups of your databases (regardless of your storage engine and MySQL configuration), generate reports about the backups, verify the integrity of the backups, and recover your databases. It can also send email notifcations about the backup status, and you can implement multiple backup policies (based on your applications and based on time (e.g. daily, weekly, etc.)).

A fight against evil or a fight for attention?

Two hot issues are making the rounds. First, Debian and Firefox are having a spat, and the end result may be that Debian will distribute Firefox under a different name. Second, the war betwen Linus Torvalds and other Kernel developers and the Free Software Foundation over GPLv3 is continuing, with Torvalds saying he's fed up with the FSF. Here is my take on both, and related issues.

KOffice 1.6 RC 1 Released

In the middle of the yearly KDE conference Akademy, the KOffice team has released the first release candidate of version 1.6. This release follows the earlier beta according to the schedule.

Running Internet Explorer in Debian and ubuntu Linux

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you ’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.This may be very helpful for software developers and web developers to test their applications.

Opposition to new Linux licence mounts

Opposition to a new version of the licence for open source OS Linux is growing, with a number of prominent developers joining originator Linus Torvalds in criticising changes in wording.