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Ultimate Ubuntu Dapper Look Like OSX
Nice mod.
"Ubuntu Dapper uses Human as it's default desktop theme. Personally I like this theme. This theme quite simple, beautiful, and look like Windows one ;) I wanna make something different theme. The good thing with Ubuntu is that it's possible to modify everything you want."
Ultimate Ubuntu Dapper Look Like OSX · supriyadisw dot net

( Permalink: Ultimate Ubuntu Dapper Look Like OSX      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 19, 2006 )

Visual walk through new features in Vim 7.0
I hate vi, I have used vi in the last ten minutes. That pretty much says it all.
"Just for once, I wouldn't mind siding with the beast if that is what it takes to use Vi. The modern avatar of Vi is Vim - the free editor created by Bram Moolenaar. Riding from strength to strength, this editor in its 7th version is a powerhouse as far as an editor is concerned. When ever I use Vim (or GVim for that matter), it gives me the impression of the Beauty and the Beast. It is very beautiful to look at - if you are like me who finds beauty in software , and it is also as powerful as a beast. I use this editor exclusively for all my editing needs that, when I use any other editor, I inadvertently press escape key. That should give you an idea of how ingrained the use of this editor has become in my computing life."
All about Linux: A visual walk through of a couple of the new features in Vim 7.0

( Permalink: Visual walk through new features in Vim 7.0      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 19, 2006 )

Confessions of a Recovering NetBSD Zealot
Interesting interview.
"Charles M. Hannum: I'm one of the creators of the NetBSD Project, and served as its de facto technical lead for a long time. I was also involved in creating the NetBSD Foundation, and served as its president and chairman of the board. (Note: I was never the Foundation's secretary or treasurer.)"
ONLamp.com -- Confessions of a Recovering NetBSD Zealot

( Permalink: Confessions of a Recovering NetBSD Zealot      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 19, 2006 )

Myvu iPod video viewer goes Made for iPod
The original one is 100 bucks less.
"The original Myvu used an 3.5mm AV connector that plugged into the headphone jack on the iPod. In order to get Apple's Made for iPod logo, the redesigned Myvu now uses a dock connector interface instead. "
Playlist: Myvu iPod video viewer goes 'Made for iPod'

( Permalink: Myvu iPod video viewer goes Made for iPod      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 19, 2006 )

Inside the New Apache Geronimo Version 1.1
Take a grand tour of the Apache Geronimo 1.1 newly added features, and get expert tips on how to use them. This article gives you an overview of the architectural changes introduced in the latest Geronimo release, focusing on the new and innovative plug-in architecture. You'll also examine enhancements to the Web Console, including the memory utilization graph, thread pool statistics, the JMS resource wizard, and keystores.

( Permalink: Inside the New Apache Geronimo Version 1.1      Submitted by idaashley Tue Sep 19, 2006 )

Building a Central Syslog server with syslog-ng
This article describes the process of replacing the venerable but limited syslog daemon with a versatile, flexible and customisable replacement, syslog-ng. We will be using our syslog-ng enabled host as a central logging server, so we'll use LVM to create a log volume that can easily be expanded as disks are added to the system.
http://www.zazzybob.com/syslog_ng.html

( Permalink: Building a Central Syslog server with syslog-ng      Submitted by David Scithens Mon Sep 18, 2006 )

How To Combat Viruses Using Postfix
In this guide you will learn how to tweak your Postfix/Amavisd setup to give better virus protection. If you want to achieve business grade virus protection you need to do a few small things so that there is less chance of the latest greatest script kiddie invention getting through. Therefore this tutorial shows how to install and use ClamAV, F-Prot, and McAfee UVScan.

( Permalink: How To Combat Viruses Using Postfix      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Sep 18, 2006 )

Stani's Python Editor
As a Python developer, I have always wanted a more powerful integrated development environment than IDLE. Although IDLE is a useful IDE, it lacks some handy features, such as an automatic debugger, auto-completion, and extra formatting options, such as not displaying whitespace. A good FOSS alternative for developers is Stani's Python Editor, a cross-platform IDE for Python written in Python.

Read more at NewsForge

( Permalink: Stani's Python Editor      Submitted by lh8 Mon Sep 18, 2006 )

Practice safe computing, use a clone
I do this, well not as often as I should. None the less this is my plan.
"Backup, backup, backup! The three most commonly uttered words from any experienced computer user to more care-free users. After moving to OS X as my sole computing solution, I mistakingly adopted the mantra that Apple products were rock solid, unwavering, trouble-free dream machines. For the most part - during the better part of my Apple experiences - they were. That was until I convinced myself to acquire certain Revision A. product - cough Apple cow."
Practice safe computing, use a clone - 5ThirtyOne

( Permalink: Practice safe computing, use a clone      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 18, 2006 )

Boot a Dead PC with Nothing but a Thumb Drive
Nice overview.
"Recovery Is Possible Linux: This specialized, minimal Linux distribution—best known as RIP Linux—provides recovery tools for both Windows and Linux installations. It can boot into a workable desktop on many types of hardware. I like RIP for its small size (35 MB) and because it contains applications designed for data recovery. RIP Linux weighs in at 72 MB, leaving 47 MB for additional rescue images (that's more than 30 1.44-MB floppies) and run-time storage."
Boot a Dead PC with Nothing but a Thumb Drive - Technology News by TechWeb

( Permalink: Boot a Dead PC with Nothing but a Thumb Drive      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 15, 2006 )

Optimizing Your Backup Tape Rotation Strategy
The guys at [GAS] pubbed a nice article explaining how to optimize your tape rotation strategy to maximize the effectiveness of your backups. From the article: Backups are a primordial part of any corporate disaster recovery plan, so to maximize their effectiveness you have to keep your data as long as you can, on the least number of medias possible[...]

( Permalink: Optimizing Your Backup Tape Rotation Strategy      Submitted by John Snow Fri Sep 15, 2006 )

Setting up Subversion and websvn on Debian
This howto will illustrate a way to install and configure Subversion and websvn on a Debian server. With Subversion you have a powerful version control system for your software development, and websvn is an easy-to-use webinterface to your SVN repositories written in PHP.

( Permalink: Setting up Subversion and websvn on Debian      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Sep 14, 2006 )

NFSv4 Delivers Seamless Network Access
Network File System (NFS) has been part of the world of free operating systems and proprietary UNIX flavors since the mid-1980s. But not all administrators know how it works or why there have been new releases. It is important to know about NFS simply because the system is vital for seamless access across UNIX networks. Learn how the latest release of NFS, NFSv4, has addressed many criticisms, particularly with regard to security problems, that became apparent in versions 2 and 3.

( Permalink: NFSv4 Delivers Seamless Network Access      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Sep 14, 2006 )

On lsof
lsof is a wonderful tool.
"sof is the Linux/Unix ĂĽber-tool. I use it most for getting network connection related information from a system, but that's just the beginning for this amazing and little-known application. The tool is aptly called lsof because it "lists open files". And remember, in Unix just about everything (including a network socket) is a file."
dmiessler.com | study | nix | commands | lsof

( Permalink: On lsof      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 14, 2006 )

Expand RSS Capabilities with RSS Extensions
For all its popularity, the RSS standard is surprisingly simple and, one can even write, limited. RSS does not pretend to do many things, but it is designed to be extended through RSS modules. This article introduces three popular RSS extensions and explains how to design your own extensions.

( Permalink: Expand RSS Capabilities with RSS Extensions      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Sep 14, 2006 )

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