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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring
This document describes step by step how to set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (GNOME). The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

( Permalink: The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Apr 23, 2008 )

Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor
QGRUBEditor is a graphical frontend for managing the GRUB bootloader. By using QGRUBEditor, you do not have to mess around with the GRUB configuration in /boot/grub/menu.lst anymore. This article shows how to install and use QGRUBEditor on Ubuntu 7.10.

( Permalink: Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Apr 23, 2008 )

Identify speakers with sndpeek
Learn to build basic assistance programs to help the hearing-impaired identify speakers in a bandwidth-limited context. Use sndpeek and custom algorithms to match voices to a pre-recorded library so users know who is speaking in teleconferences, podcasts, and live media events.

( Permalink: Identify speakers with sndpeek      Submitted by Jayne Wed Apr 23, 2008 )

Workload Partitioning (WPAR) in AIX 6.1
The most popular innovation of IBM AIX Version 6.1 is clearly workload partitioning (WPARs). Once you get past the marketing hype, you'll need to determine the value that WPARs can provide in your environment. You can discover that here.

( Permalink: Workload Partitioning (WPAR) in AIX 6.1      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Apr 23, 2008 )

Scheduled Backups With Rsyncbackup On Debian Etch
This document describes how to set up and configure rsyncbackup on Debian Etch. Rsyncbackup is a Perl script that cooperates with rsync. It is easy to configure and able to create scheduled backups (partial and incremental backups).

( Permalink: Scheduled Backups With Rsyncbackup On Debian Etch      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Apr 21, 2008 )

Introducing Linux Client Pilot
Learn what's involved when introducing a Linux client pilot in your organization, including planning for business and IT requirements, architecture decisions, risks, and understanding how IBM's open collaboration client is used to implement this desktop of the future, today.

( Permalink: Introducing Linux Client Pilot      Submitted by LinucksGirl Mon Apr 21, 2008 )

Tools to access Linux Partitions from Windows
If you dual boot with Windows and Linux, and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows, you should be really in for some issues. It happens sometimes you need to access your files on Linux partitions from Windows, and you realize it isn’t possible easily. Not really, with these tools in hand - it’s very easy for you to access files on your Linux partitions from Windows. Full Story

( Permalink: Tools to access Linux Partitions from Windows      Submitted by dave Mon Apr 21, 2008 )

Visually Impaired Flash Usability Tool
aDesigner is a disability simulator that helps designers ensure that their content and applications are accessible and usable by the visually impaired. The new version adds support for OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Flash content; presentation simulation function for ODF documents.

( Permalink: Visually Impaired Flash Usability Tool      Submitted by Jayne Mon Apr 21, 2008 )

Unattended Fedora 8 Installation
This document describes how to set up an installation environment with kickstart and NFS on Fedora 8. With the resulting system you will be able run unattended Fedora 8 installations on the client systems in your LAN - additionally, you will save lots of Internet bandwidth. The whole client configuration can be included into the kickstart file (especially the post-installation script) so you, the admin, will also save a vast amount of time.

( Permalink: Unattended Fedora 8 Installation      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Apr 8, 2008 )

Running Linux on PS3: Working with Memory
The Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) runs Linux, but getting it to run well requires some tweaking. The first part introduced features and benefits, and Part 2 takes a look at where all the memory goes in the PS3 and how to reclaim it, along with what significant things can impact a PS3 system's performance running Linux.

( Permalink: Running Linux on PS3: Working with Memory      Submitted by LinucksGirl Tue Apr 8, 2008 )

Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is the upcoming version of the Ubuntu operating system. The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Hardy Heron”.This tutorial explains you step by step procedure how to Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) Beta Full Story

( Permalink: Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to Ubuntu 8.04      Submitted by Dave Thu Mar 27, 2008 )

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM
This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running LVM system (Debian Etch). The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

( Permalink: How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Mar 27, 2008 )

Linux Directory Structure Overview
One of the most noticeable differences between Linux and Windows is the directory structure. Not only is the format different, but the logic of where to find things is different.This tutorial will explain about Linux Directory Structure Overview with graphical image. Full Story

( Permalink: Linux Directory Structure Overview      Submitted by Dave Thu Mar 27, 2008 )

Terminal functions for shell scripting with Shell
"Shell Curses" is a library of script functions that provide the shell programmer the ability to perform text-based cursor movements to specified locations on the screen. This ability permits the creation of menuing and data-entry systems using shell scripts without the need for compiled binaries. These functions are similar to the "C" language "Curses" library.

( Permalink: Terminal functions for shell scripting with Shell      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu Mar 27, 2008 )

Name from PID with DTrace
By the time I go to use this it will probably be different but hey.
"The other day, there was an interesting post on the DTrace mailing list asking how to derive a process name from a pid. This really ought to be a built-in feature of D, but it isn't (at least not yet). I hacked up a solution to the user's problem by cribbing the algorithm from mdb's ::pid2proc function whose source code you can find here. The basic idea is that you need to look up the pid in pidhash to get a chain of struct pid that you need to walk until you find the pid in question. This in turn gives you an index into procdir which is an array of pointers to proc structures. To find out more about these structures, poke around the source code or mdb -k which is what I did."
Adam Leventhal's Weblog

( Permalink: Name from PID with DTrace      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 25, 2008 )

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