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A first look at GNOME 2.16
Nice preview of some of the new features coming out in GNOME.
"GNOME 2.16 is the first release to include a C# application. The newly added Tomboy note-taking application could eventually replace the sticky notes applet. After much discussion, the GNOME developers decided to add the GTK C# sharp bindings and Mono as official GNOME dependencies. Additional C# and Mono applications like F-Spot, Banshee, and Beagle may be included in future releases."
A first look at GNOME 2.16 : Page 1

( Permalink: A first look at GNOME 2.16      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 7, 2006 )

Open Source Robotics Toolkits
Robot simulators can greatly simplify the job of building physical robots. Through simulators, you can test ideas and strategies before putting them into hardware. Luckily, the Linux and open source communities have several options that save you time and money, and can even support direct linkage to hardware platforms. This article introduces you to some of the open source robotics toolkits for Linux, demonstrates their capabilities, and helps you decide which is best for you.

( Permalink: Open Source Robotics Toolkits      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Sep 7, 2006 )

Unix command line Internet
UNIX provides hundreds, if not thousands, of commands with which you can manipulate a large variety of resources available in the kernel and user space. Martin Streicher, Editor-in-Chief, Linux Magazine, looks at three essential UNIX utilities that deliver the entire Internet to your command line.

( Permalink: Unix command line Internet      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Sep 7, 2006 )

Book Review: Drupal
This is a review of a very interesting book related to setting up and configuring Drupal - one of the most widely used content management system. This article takes a fine grained look and gives a non-biased review of the book.

( Permalink: Book Review: Drupal      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Sep 6, 2006 )

FreeNX
FreeNX allows superfast and secure access to your Linux box from anywhere in the world. This HOWTO is a step-by-step guide for configuring the nxserver, generating custom encrypted keys, and using a combination of Live-CD and USB thumbdrive to create a portable nxclient for remote access.

( Permalink: FreeNX      Submitted by Daniel Wed Sep 6, 2006 )

launchd in Depth
Nice article about launchd.
"Fast forward several years and Apple is now the highest volume UNIX vendor in the world. Furthermore the base of Mac OS X is open source and Apple uses many OSS projects in Darwin. Apple also has created projects and turned them out into the OSS world. (I'm well aware of the issues that some in the community have with Apple's OSS participation level, it's just not the focus of this article.) Recently Apple has loosed a new beast onto the world and it's knocked many people for a loop.
Welcome, launchd. Seriously."
AFP548 - launchd in Depth

( Permalink: launchd in Depth      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 6, 2006 )

Get to Know NetBSD
NetBSD runs on more hardware platforms than any other UNIX derivative due to smart design decisions and a commitment to portable code. For porting an operating system to a proprietary embedded system or looking for stability and compatibility across hardware platforms in the lab, the smart choice is NetBSD. In addition, learn why its open license is a compelling alternative to Linux and the GNU Public License.

( Permalink: Get to Know NetBSD      Submitted by IdaAshley Wed Sep 6, 2006 )

LDAP Authentication In Linux
This howto will show you how to store your users in LDAP and authenticate some of the services against it. It will not show how to install particular packages, as it is distribution/system dependant, instead it will focus on pure configuration of all componenets needed to have LDAP authentication/storage of users. The howto assumes that you are migrating from a regular passwd/shadow authentication, but it is also suitable for people who do it from scratch.

( Permalink: LDAP Authentication In Linux      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Sep 5, 2006 )

Manage Your Documents with Subversion
Version control systems are commonly used by programmers, but their benefits can easily be exploited by regular users as well. Learn how install, configure (step-by-step) and use Subversion at home to improve control over your own set of documents.

( Permalink: Manage Your Documents with Subversion      Submitted by Borys Musielak Tue Sep 5, 2006 )

Open BIOSes for Linux
On many systems, a large portion of boot time goes into providing legacy support for MS-DOS. Various projects, including LinuxBIOS and Open Firmware, are trying to replace the proprietary BIOS systems with streamlined pieces of code able to do only what is necessary to get a Linux kernel loaded and running. Learn how to get the kernel loaded without waiting for the BIOS to do a lot of the setup that the kernel is about to do -- and do faster, better, and probably more reliably.

( Permalink: Open BIOSes for Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Sep 5, 2006 )

A Tryst with Debian Etch Beta 3
This is a very good review of the new beta GUI installer of Debian Etch (testing) which is slated to be released some time this year. The review also dwells on some improvements that the debian team can make to improve the popularity ratings of this much respected Linux distribution.

( Permalink: A Tryst with Debian Etch Beta 3      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Sep 5, 2006 )

Book Review: Web Design in a Nutshell
This is a review of an excellent book which deals with web design and which has an indepth coverage of topics such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript and how to embed various media in websites. This book is well into its third edition and has supposedly sold over 200,000 copies.
Read the review

( Permalink: Book Review: Web Design in a Nutshell      Submitted by spock Fri Sep 1, 2006 )

Linux GPRS/EDGE via Bluetooth HOWTO
This guide shows how to configure internet access through GPRS/EDGE, using bluetooth connection with your GSM phone. The article is using gentoo and Nokia 6310i phone, but this will work with any distribution and any bluetooth capable phone.

( Permalink: Linux GPRS/EDGE via Bluetooth HOWTO      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Sep 1, 2006 )

Boost Application Performance Using AIO
The most common input/output model used in Linux is synchronous I/O. After a request is made in this model, the application blocks until the request is satisfied; the calling application requires no CPU while it awaits the completion of the I/O request. But in some cases there's a need to overlap an I/O request with other processing. The POSIX asynchronous I/O (AIO) API provides this capability. In this article, get an overview of the API and see how to use it.

( Permalink: Boost Application Performance Using AIO      Submitted by IdaAshley Fri Sep 1, 2006 )

Chapter 16: Ubuntu and Your iPod
A chapter from the book Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks. And I need to say that no-starch press is putting out some great books.
"Well, you will be happy to know that Ubuntu does iPods, even Nanos. You will also be happy to know that using your iPod on your Ubuntu system is quite easy. All you have to do is plug your iPod into one of your computer's USB ports, after which Ubuntu will automatically mount it and place an iPod icon on your desktop (Figure 16-1). Yes, no longer do you have to mess around with mount and unmount commands or editing system tables. Just plug in your pod, and Ubuntu will do the rest."
Chapter 16: Ubuntu and Your iPod | Linux Journal

( Permalink: Chapter 16: Ubuntu and Your iPod      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 31, 2006 )

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