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Change your MAC Address
Media Access Control address, a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. In IEEE 802 networks, the Data Link Control (DLC) layer of the OSI Reference Model is divided into two sublayers: the Logical Link Control (LLC) layer and the Media Access Control (MAC) layer. The MAC layer interfaces directly with the network medium.Consequently, each different type of network medium requires a different MAC layer. On networks that do not conform to the IEEE 802 standards but do conform to the OSI Reference Model, the node address is called the Data Link Control (DLC) address. Read Full article here

( Permalink: Change your MAC Address      Submitted by dave Thu Jan 11, 2007 )

Ajax tradeoffs and the right XML encoding for you
When using XML in your Ajax apps you have to ask yourself what flavor of XML fits your needs best. Several tradeoffs are involved. Some of the obvious choices to pick from are (X)HTML, SVG or X3D if your data is graphical, Atom for snippets of data over time, OPML for simple outlines, and RDF for semantic graphs. This article gives you everything you need to decide which is the right way to encode your data for your Ajax application.

( Permalink: Ajax tradeoffs and the right XML encoding for you      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jan 11, 2007 )

A sneak preview of the expected features in KDE 4
Ever wonder what KDE 4.0 is going to look like when it is finally released some time this year ? As far as end users should be concerned, it is going to be much more beautiful, responsive and usable than KDE 3.5.
Some of the features that it will have are as follows:
A sneak preview of the expected features in KDE 4.0

( Permalink: A sneak preview of the expected features in KDE 4      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jan 10, 2007 )

How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data
This article is about resizing ext3 partitions without losing data. It shows how to shrink and enlarge existing ext3 partitions and how to merge two ext3 partitions. This can be quite useful if you do not use LVM and you realize that your existing partitioning does not meet your actual needs anymore.

( Permalink: How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jan 10, 2007 )

Testing Linux hard drive for bottlenecks
The stress test of hardware (hard drive benchmarks) is a simplistic test. There are a number of benchmarking applications software that can be used as hard disk (storage) stress testing. My favorite is Bonnie++ software.

Bonnie++ is a benchmark suite that is aimed at performing a number of simple tests of hard drive and file system performance under Linux. Then you can decide which test is important and decide how to compare different systems after running it.

( Permalink: Testing Linux hard drive for bottlenecks      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jan 10, 2007 )

How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror
This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.

( Permalink: How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jan 10, 2007 )

Speaking Unix, Part 6: Automate, automate
Discover how to use shell scripts to mechanize virtually any UNIX personal or system task, and learn more command-line tricks while doing so. Scripts can monitor, archive, update, report, upload, and download. Indeed, no job is too small or too great for a script.

( Permalink: Speaking Unix, Part 6: Automate, automate      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Jan 10, 2007 )

Asterisk an under-appreciated Open Source Success
Asterisk is wonderful. If you don't know that you should take a look at it.
"Sparked by a recent posting to Dave Farber's IP list about a Texas university dumping Cisco's VoIP solution for Asterisk, and Asterisk-maker Digium's new round of financing, I wrote to Farber's list myself, extolling O'Reilly's own switch to Asterisk. The functionality has been great, with voice now just another internet application for us, with new features like voicemail to email forwarding and the like."
O'Reilly Radar > Asterisk an under-appreciated Open Source Success Story

( Permalink: Asterisk an under-appreciated Open Source Success      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 9, 2007 )

Making DVDs in Linux
Only use this for good :)
"In this article, I'm going to tell you how to download a movie, convert it into a format that your DVD player can read, and then author it."
Making DVDs in Linux @ Blogcritics.org

( Permalink: Making DVDs in Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 9, 2007 )

Book Review: Core Python Programming - 2nd Edition
This is an excellent review of a very good book on Python programming language. Python which was created by Guido Van Rossum is portable, is simple to program and has a strong community behind it. Programs written in Python can be run on multiple Operating systems and system architectures which gives it the same portability of any interpreted language.

( Permalink: Book Review: Core Python Programming - 2nd Edition      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 9, 2007 )

Virtual Linux
This article explores the ideas behind virtualization and then discusses some of the many ways to implement virtualization. We also look at some of the other virtualization technologies out there, such as operating system virtualization on Linux.

( Permalink: Virtual Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 9, 2007 )

Linux on the PlayStation 3
It is unusual for gaming consoles to allow foreign operating systems to be installed on them. Sony decided to open up the PS3 console and allow third-party operating systems to be installed. Learn how to get started developing for the Cell BE processor on the PS3. This article provides an overview, installation, and first programming steps. Its the easiest way for programmers to get their hands on the new Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processor and take it for a drive.

( Permalink: Linux on the PlayStation 3      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 9, 2007 )

How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu
Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives.

( Permalink: How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jan 8, 2007 )

The vi input model
Nice description of why older can be better.
"But after the steeeeeeeep learning curve, I started to become very proficient with it. You could split, resize and move around editing windows with just keyboard commands (you mean, k is up, but Ctrl-W and then k gets you to the window above the current one? NEAT!). Everything is there at your finger tips."
The growing pains of NGEDIT » Blog Archive » The vi input model

( Permalink: The vi input model      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 8, 2007 )

Squid content filtering
For security and to save bandwidth you may wish to configure Squid proxy server to block content. You do not want users to download files having extension such as MP3

This tutorial explains simple but effect squid content filtering using access control list to block files easily.

( Permalink: Squid content filtering      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jan 8, 2007 )

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