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Video of Linus Torvalds talking about 2.7 kernel
ZDNet Australia has put up a video interview of Linux creator Linus Torvalds talking about the kernel development process, explaining why the unexpected resilience of kernel version 2.6 has delayed the move to kernel version 2.7.

( Permalink: Video of Linus Torvalds talking about 2.7 kernel      Submitted by george Wed Jan 17, 2007 )

How to install VMWare Server 1.0.1 on Mandriva

This workshop describes how to install VMware server 1.0.1 on Mandriva 2007 64-bit systems. Additionally you will get information how to install Linux and Windows clients to access the VMWare Server. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, BSD, etc. under a host operating system.

Read at Linux-Tip.net

( Permalink: How to install VMWare Server 1.0.1 on Mandriva      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Wed Jan 17, 2007 )

Make Wget cater to your needs
Good article on wget.
"Most Linux users are familiar with using GNU Wget to download single files by passing the URL as an argument to the wget command, but you can also use Wget with desktop applications. It requires a little preparation, but it's easy to integrate Wget with your favorite browser and other desktop applications. You can also use Wget in scripts to categorize batch downloads and make them fault-tolerant. Here's how to get Wget to sit up and beg for you."
Linux.com | Make Wget cater to your needs

( Permalink: Make Wget cater to your needs      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 16, 2007 )

Solaris 8: NIS installation and configuration

This is a step-by-step account of the method I used recently to install and configure a NIS master and slaves on servers running Solaris 8. The steps detailed should work fine on other versions of Solaris, but as I have not explicitly tested other versions (except as clients) you may encounter issues. The clients used with this setup ranged from Solaris 7 to Solaris 10. The installation was in a medium-sized Solaris-only farm (100+ hosts).

Solaris 8: NIS installation and configuration - Basically Tech

( Permalink: Solaris 8: NIS installation and configuration      Submitted by Rob Newcater Tue Jan 16, 2007 )

How do I find out Linux CPU utilization?
Whenever a Linux system CPU is occupied by a process, it is unavailable for processing other requests. Pending requests must wait till CPU is free. This becomes a bottleneck in the system. Following command will help you to identify CPU utilization, so that you can troubleshoot CPU related performance problems.

Finding Linux CPU utilization is one of the important tasks. Linux comes with various utilities to report CPU utilization. With these commands, you will be able to find out - CPU utilization, Display the utilization of each CPU individually (SMP cpu), Find out your systemís average CPU utilization since the last reboot, Determine which process is eating the CPU(s) etc.

( Permalink: How do I find out Linux CPU utilization?      Submitted by nixCraft Tue Jan 16, 2007 )

A perfect New Year Gift from Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems is handing out a free Media Kit consisting of Solaris 10 OS and a number of Java Software as this article points out.
A few weeks back, I had shared with you the news of Sun Microsystems distributing free Media Kit consisting of the latest build of Solaris 10 operating system. I had placed an order for a media kit at their website and guess what, a couple of days back, I received my copy of Sun's free media kit.
Read the whole article (Pictures of Media Kit included)

( Permalink: A perfect New Year Gift from Sun Microsystems      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 16, 2007 )

Take logical partitioning in the p5 environment to
Learn how to configure a p5 server to provide redundancy and recoverability in a production environment. You should already be familiar with how to create and configure a VIO Server and an LPAR.

( Permalink: Take logical partitioning in the p5 environment to      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Tue Jan 16, 2007 )

The ins and outs of picking the best XML Parser
Do you know how to select the best XML Parser for your project? Even developers who are very knowledgeable on advanced XML matters can lack a firm understanding of the fundamentals. To ensure a solid foundation, this article covers the most basic XML service: parsing. It introduces the various approaches to parsing and highlights their pros and cons.

( Permalink: The ins and outs of picking the best XML Parser      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 16, 2007 )

How-to name your removable device

You might have wondered how comes that your mp3 player is automatically mounted under a nice name like JUKEBOX for instance, while you usb stick simply get a name like USB_BAR and USB_BAR-1... for its partitions.
This is actually due to hal automatically mounting the device.
This tutorial will show you how to give a label to your partitions in order to have your removable devices mounted under an explicit location such as: /media/red-usb-disk or /media/my-big-fat-partition.

Labeling partition

( Permalink: How-to name your removable device      Submitted by chantra Fri Jan 12, 2007 )

This is the most creative response to someone someones network that I have run into.
"My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun."

( Permalink: Upside-Down-Ternet      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 12, 2007 )

Back Up Drives And Partitions With Ghost4linux
This tutorial shows how you can back up and restore hard drives and partitions with Ghost4Linux. Ghost4Linux is a Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tools similar to Norton Ghost. The created images are compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally.

( Permalink: Back Up Drives And Partitions With Ghost4linux      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jan 12, 2007 )

ArchLinux, The Distro I wish I had found sooner.
Review of ArchLinux. Not a distro for a newbie.
"So you see, there is no fancy GUI to help you through the configuration of your system, you actually have to get your hands dirty and mess with the configuration files. Most of these are found in /etc/ and are easy to understand and figure out. If your not afraid of using "nano" or "vi(m)" you should have little problem setting up ArchLinux. The basic setup is well documented on the wiki, and I recommend you print out some of the pages if your not totally confident in your installation and configuration abilities. At least print out the install guide I list below, it will make things a bit more bearable if you get stuck. Once you have your basic installation done, you can "pacman -S irssi" and have an irc client at the ready to use if you do get stuck. The irc.freenode.net #archlinux channel is full of helpful people, as is #usalug on the same server. "
USALUG: - ArchLinux, The Distro I wish I had found sooner.

( Permalink: ArchLinux, The Distro I wish I had found sooner.      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 12, 2007 )

Virtualization begins to materialize in Linux
Nice overview of virtualization in Linux.
"Biederman explains that there are actually two separate and non-conflicting approaches to virtualization that are being addressed for the Linux kernel. One is to use a hypervisor, which handles calls to hardware allowing a system to run multiple (and different) operating systems at the same time in virtual servers; with paravirtualization (as with Xen), the kernel or OS is modified so that it knows that it's running on a virtual machine."
Linux.com | Virtualization begins to materialize in the Linux kernel

( Permalink: Virtualization begins to materialize in Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 11, 2007 )

Playing Music in Linux
Need a music player? Here you go.
"There are a lot of music players available for Linux. If most of them were junk it would be easy to choose one to use regularly, but that's not the case. There are many good quality players, but they all have different features. This article is meant to assist you in choosing the one that's right for you. Try different ones to see which you like best."
Playing Music in Linux @ Blogcritics.org

( Permalink: Playing Music in Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 11, 2007 )

Whistle while you work
Use Linux or Microsoft Windows, the open source sndpeek program, and a simple Perl script to read specific sequences of tonal events -- literally whistling, humming, or singing at your computer -- and run commands based on those tones. Give your computer a short low whistle to check your e-mail or unlock your screensaver with the opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

( Permalink: Whistle while you work      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu Jan 11, 2007 )

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A sneak preview of the expected features in KDE 4
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How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data
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How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror
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Speaking Unix, Part 6: Automate, automate
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Making DVDs in Linux
(Tue Jan 9, 2007)

Book Review: Core Python Programming - 2nd Edition
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Virtual Linux
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Linux on the PlayStation 3
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How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu
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The vi input model
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Squid content filtering
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Blogging From Ubuntu Using Drivel
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The Perfect Setup - OpenVZ with CentOS 4.4
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Kerberos authentication for AIX Version 5.3
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New Year 2007 - The year of GNU/Linux
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Intrusion detection with AIDE
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Running Internet Explorer in Ubuntu Linux
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How to protect buggy programs
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The Abdera project for high-performance Atom feeds
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Tunneling MySQL connections through SSH
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How to install 3D-Desktop using Beryl on Mandriva
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