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How To Set Up An IRC Server And Anope IRC Services
This tutorial describes how to set up and run an UnrealIRCD server on OpenSuSE 10.2 and Fedora Core 6. It also shows how to install Anope IRC services. Anope is a set of Services for IRC networks that allows users to manage their nicks and channels in a secure and efficient way, and administrators to manage their network with powerful tools.

( Permalink: How To Set Up An IRC Server And Anope IRC Services      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Feb 2, 2007 )

Use Ajax with PHP and object-oriented Xajax
More than 40% of Web applications today use PHP as their scripting language. Various PHP class libraries are available for using Ajax with PHP, among them Xajax, an open source, object-oriented, PHP class library. In this article, learn how to implement PHP, Ajax, and Xajax to develop a dynamic Web application solution accessing IBM DB2 9 for Linux and UNIX.

( Permalink: Use Ajax with PHP and object-oriented Xajax      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Feb 2, 2007 )

Interview: Jens Axboe
Nice interview.
"Jens Axboe has been involved with Linux since 1993. 30 years old, he lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, and works as a Linux Kernel developer for Oracle. His block layer rewrite launched the 2.5 kernel development branch, a layer he continues to maintain and improve. Interested in most anything dealing with IO, he has introduced several new IO schedulers to the kernel, including the default CFQ, or Complete Fair Queuing scheduler."
Interview: Jens Axboe | KernelTrap

( Permalink: Interview: Jens Axboe      Submitted by Noel Thu Feb 1, 2007 )

Using tags to browse through source code
How to use tags to find things in your source easier.
"Emacs and Vim support different formats of tags tables. Emacs users use the etags utility (part of Emacs package), which creates a file called TAGS. Vim users use the Exuberant Ctags utility (in modern distributions it is usually preinstalled with Vim), which creates the tags file. Both files are created in the current working directory. "
Linux.com | Using tags to browse through source code

( Permalink: Using tags to browse through source code      Submitted by Noel Thu Feb 1, 2007 )

The Road to KDE 4: Kalzium and KmPlot
Science software for KDE.
"Since not all of the development for KDE 4 is in base technologies, this week features two of applications from the KDE-Edu team: Kalzium, a feature-filled chemistry reference tool, and KmPlot, a powerful equation graphing and visualization program. Read on for the details. "
The Road to KDE 4: Kalzium and KmPlot

( Permalink: The Road to KDE 4: Kalzium and KmPlot      Submitted by Noel Thu Feb 1, 2007 )

Hot Web 2.0 user interface technologies
We're entering an unprecedented period of user interface innovation, as Web developers are finally able to build Web applications as rich as local PC-based applications. This article covers the Web 2.0 user interface technology innovations of Flex, OpenLaszlo, Ajax and other Rich client and Rich Web application development.

( Permalink: Hot Web 2.0 user interface technologies      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Feb 1, 2007 )

Migrate user accounts / data from old Linux server
Migrating user accounts is not an easy task especially if you are a new admin. You need to make sure that file ownership, and password and group membership remains the same.

The article does a good job of explaining the steps required to migrate from old Linux/UNIX server to news fresh installation. It's a short and sweet tutorial and worth a read, especially for new admins to handle rescuing a dying server job.

You can migrate users from old Linux server to new Linux sever with standard commands such as tar, awk, scp and others. This is also useful if you are using old Linux distribution such as Redhat 9 or Debian 2.x.

( Permalink: Migrate user accounts / data from old Linux server      Submitted by Vivek Wed Jan 31, 2007 )

Replacing A Failed Hard Drive In A Software RAID1
This guide shows how to remove a failed hard drive from a Linux RAID1 array (software RAID), and how to add a new hard disk to the RAID1 array without losing data.

( Permalink: Replacing A Failed Hard Drive In A Software RAID1      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jan 31, 2007 )

Linux ported to Sony PSP
Linux on almost everything.
"A self-described "world famous celebrity hacker" has managed to boot uClinux on Sony's MIPS-based PSP (Playstation Portable). Chris Mulhearn's port so far lacks support for key PSP peripherals such as the screen, but could interest hackers able to connect serially to the PSP's "remote headphones" port."
Linux ported to Sony PSP

( Permalink: Linux ported to Sony PSP      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 31, 2007 )

Offload content to Amazon using PHP
Save disk space and bandwidth, and increase the reliability of your site by using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) remote storage service to host your media files. You'll also improve the reliability of your site as it serves the increasingly large multimedia files that are so popular in the Web 2.0 world.

( Permalink: Offload content to Amazon using PHP      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Jan 31, 2007 )

How to debug a Shell Script smartly
This article shows you how to write your shell scripts smartly to make them easier to test and debug. You can use traditional set command. There is drawback of using set command. Before moving a script to production environment you need to remove all debug lines. This tip shows you how to solve this old problem without introducing any new errors.

( Permalink: How to debug a Shell Script smartly      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 30, 2007 )

Desktop Linux 2006: The Year in Review
What 2006 brought the Linux desktop.
"Linux on the desktop grew and matured in 2006. While some analysts reported a slowing of Linux penetration on the desktop in 2006, a number of significant milestones were reached that promise to continue to move the Linux desktop ahead in 2007. As Gerry Riveros, Red Hat product marketing manager for client solutions put it, "What I think was most important [in 2006] were all of the 'under the hood' incremental improvements that took place around printing, plug-and-play support, laptop enablement and the arrival of the compositing manager that allows for modern graphics." "
Desktop Linux 2006: The Year in Review

( Permalink: Desktop Linux 2006: The Year in Review      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 30, 2007 )

Vim tips: Using tabs
Nice look at vim.
"Before Vim 7.0 was released last May, I usually had six or seven xterms or Konsole windows open, each with a single Vim session in which I was editing a single file. This takes up a lot of screen space, and isn't very efficient. With Vim 7.0, users now have the option of using tabs within Vim. With Vim's tab features you can consolidate all your sessions into one window and move between files more easily."
Linux.com | Vim tips: Using tabs

( Permalink: Vim tips: Using tabs      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 30, 2007 )

Simple Install of a large Linux clusters
Create a working Linux cluster from many separate pieces of hardware and software. Part 1 of the series provides detailed instructions on setting up the hardware for the cluster. Part 2 describes configuring the management server and installing the nodes in the cluster. This provides an easy way to get started with large Linux clusters.

( Permalink: Simple Install of a large Linux clusters      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 30, 2007 )

eMail tunes with SoX the Swiss Army knife of sound
This article shows how to create and play back custom sound files based on the content of incoming e-mail messages. SoX -- the Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs -- and simple keyword matching will be used to create custom sound files played back upon receipt of e-mail to give you a heads-up on the who, what, and why of your in-box.

( Permalink: eMail tunes with SoX the Swiss Army knife of sound      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 30, 2007 )

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(Mon Jan 22, 2007)

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(Mon Jan 22, 2007)

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