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Open scientific software
Nice look at some of science related software that is available for Linux.
"Linux is used on supercomputing clusters, embedded scientific equipment, as a programming environment for scientific programming and a myriad of other uses. Scientific Linux is a clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution and is a baseline Linux distribution for a variety of physics laboratories around the world. Linux programmers can take advantage of a number of scientific libraries, including:"
Linux.com | Open scientific software

( Permalink: Open scientific software      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 14, 2006 )

How to set up a VoIP service with Xorcom Rapid
In this howto I will show you step-by-step how to successfully set up a long distance calls service in your Cybercafť, using open source software. The main element is *starShop-OSS, an open source application designed to monitor and bill, in real time, calls made via Asterisk PBX. This service is commonly called callshop or taxiphone.

( Permalink: How to set up a VoIP service with Xorcom Rapid      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Sep 13, 2006 )

MythTV - Record and playback TV
This article gives a synopsis of the MythTV project and its features which make it the number one Personal video recorder on GNU/Linux. It also contain some details of various projects which have evolved around MythTV which aim to make the installation and configuration process much easier for the layperson.

Read the whole article

( Permalink: MythTV - Record and playback TV      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Sep 13, 2006 )

Run Parallel Commands in a Cluster Using SSH
Examine how to configure Secure Shell (SSH) on IBM System p and System x computers to run commands in parallel in a cluster without being prompted for a password. This will allow you to perform activities more easily and quickly, and gives you flexibility to perform activities in parallel on more machines.

( Permalink: Run Parallel Commands in a Cluster Using SSH      Submitted by IaAshley Wed Sep 13, 2006 )

What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit
Short overview of the pros and cons of running 64bit Linux on your desktop.
"So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, or stick with comfortable, tried-and-true IA-32. If you are seeking an easy answer to that question, I can't help you. Running 64-bit Linux has its pros and cons. Unfortunately, a lot of the cons are out of your hands -- but they're not really Linux's fault, either."
Linux.com | What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit Linux

( Permalink: What you should (and shouldn't) expect from 64-bit      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 13, 2006 )

A New Screen of Death for Mac OS X
How to change the default screen that comes up during a kernel panic.
"Before we can load a custom panic image, we need to convert the source image to a suitable format. The kernel interface for loading a panic image requires the image to be in a special "kernel-raw" (kraw) format. The xnu kernel source tree includes source for a program (qtif2kraw) that converts from the QuickTime Image File (QTIF) format to the kraw format. The input QTIF image for qtif2kraw must be an uncompressed 256-color image."
A New Screen of Death for Mac OS X

( Permalink: A New Screen of Death for Mac OS X      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 13, 2006 )

Multiseat computer with Ubuntu
Nice article on building a multi-head machine with modern software and hardware.
"After having spent many hours working with the goal in mind of achieving a multiseat (also called multiterminal) computer, I have decided to write some lines to help anybody interested in building this kind of system."
netpatia: Multiseat computer with Ubuntu

( Permalink: Multiseat computer with Ubuntu      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 12, 2006 )

Debian etch beta 3 graphical mode install
Debian etch beta3 installation using graphical interface this is really nice installation walkthrough with each step screenshots.This is new feature in debian upcoming release version called etch.This article contains nearly 50 images of this installation process. Read Full article here

( Permalink: Debian etch beta 3 graphical mode install      Submitted by david Tue Sep 12, 2006 )

Howto: build Linux kernel module
To be frank you do not need a new full source tree in order to just compile or build module against the running kernel i.e an exploded source tree is not required to build kernel driver or module. Many new admin install entire kernel tree to compile a driver.

This is essential because if you just want to compile and install driver for new hardware such as Wireless card or SCSI device etc. With this method, you will save the time, as you are not going to compile entire Linux kernel.

( Permalink: Howto: build Linux kernel module      Submitted by nixcraft Tue Sep 12, 2006 )

Hire company charges ahead with Linux
Kennards Hire is ready to replace Windows server with Linux at 90 branches, to accompany 400 desktops already running the open source operating system.

( Permalink: Hire company charges ahead with Linux      Submitted by george Tue Sep 12, 2006 )

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix & Courier
This document describes how to install a mail server with Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I will also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

( Permalink: Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix & Courier      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Sep 11, 2006 )

First Impressions of L#
Lisp has been around a long time, they even have made machines desiged to run it. L# however is a new thing.
"Lately I've been fooling around with Lisps. I've done some work on Linux in SBCL, an open source Common Lisp implementation that seems like a good, solid piece of code. But I've spent most of my time writing code in L#, an interpreted Lisp dialect for the .Net CLR. Lots of people are familiar with Common Lisp, but not all that many people seem to be familiar with L# yet, so I thought I would share my first impressions. "
First Impressions of L#

( Permalink: First Impressions of L#      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 11, 2006 )

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux Desktop
Some basic ways to speed up your box.
"Linux is supposed to be the fastest of all operating systems, but sometimes poor use of your desktop can lead to slowing it down. Usually the cause isn't viruses and spyware, which are rare, and more likely caused by overloading your desktop with special effects, and silly, useless objects. So let's try and speed that Linux desktop up."
7 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux Desktop · No Enemies · Steven Campbell

( Permalink: 7 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux Desktop      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 11, 2006 )

UNIX Error Reporting in the Standard C Library
Proper error detection and recovery is often ignored by UNIX developers. The lack of exceptions from the C language and the rudimentary error mechanisms from the standard C library certainly contribute to this. This article familiarizes you with the UNIX standard error reporting mechanism, the errno global variable. You'll also learn about a couple of associated global variables ( sys_nerr and sys_errlist)

( Permalink: UNIX Error Reporting in the Standard C Library      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Sep 11, 2006 )

Online word processors: A hands-on comparison
Nice overview on online word processors.
"The last year has seen the first appearance of online word processing applications such as ajaxWrite, ThinkFree Online, Writely, and Zoho Writer. Online office applications are an unproven product in a new market. To see how worthwhile they were, I compared their interfaces, basic and advanced features, and their document export and administration capabilities. The results are not only a summary of the four applications' strengths and weaknesses, but also an indication of how far online word processors still have to go before they can match their desktop counterparts. Click here to find out more! "
Linux.com | Online word processors: A hands-on comparison

( Permalink: Online word processors: A hands-on comparison      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 7, 2006 )

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