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Mount remote directories using SSH
SSHFS is a really nice piece of software, because it just makes your life just a bit easier. It can 'mount' a directory of a remote SSH server and you can use it as a normal directory.

( Permalink: Mount remote directories using SSH      Submitted by Ivar F Tue Aug 22, 2006 )

Overview of modern fancy UNIX desktop systems
Heard about the new fancy GUI stuff but a little clueless about what they all are? Wonder no more.
"In the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about Xgl, compiz, AIGLX et cetera. It seems that "Xgl" has become a synonym for fancy desktop on Linux - but nobody seems to talk about the alternatives or how it all works. I have had a little look into this and am going to summarize it for y'all. I will explain where the following come from and how they work: "
An overview of modern fancy UNIX desktop systems | Nuxified Forums (Free Software and GNU/Linux help)

( Permalink: Overview of modern fancy UNIX desktop systems      Submitted by Noel Tue Aug 22, 2006 )

Crucial Mac Software: College Edition
A new list of software for a Mac.
"Since there are so many lists of essential Mac software, I figured I would compile my own....with a twist. This list is geared towards software that I think most other college students can benefit from. Oh yeah...and with the exception of one item, everything can be found online for free. Links included."
Crucial Mac Software: College Edition

( Permalink: Crucial Mac Software: College Edition      Submitted by Noel Tue Aug 22, 2006 )

Simplify Embedded Linux Systems with BusyBox
BusyBox is a single executable implementation of many standard Linux utilities. In this article, explore the purpose of BusyBox how it works, and why it's important for memory-constrained environments. BusyBox contains simple utilities such as cat and echo, as well as more complex tools such as grep, find, mount, and telnet (albeit, with fewer options than the traditional version); some refer to BusyBox as the Swiss Army knife of utilities.

( Permalink: Simplify Embedded Linux Systems with BusyBox      Submitted by IdaAshley Tue Aug 22, 2006 )

How To Monitor A System With Sysstat On Centos 4.3
A common task for system administrators is to monitor and care for a server. That's fairly easy to do at a moment's notice, but how to keep a record of this information over time? One way to monitor your server is to use the Sysstat package. Sysstat is actually a collection of utilities designed to collect information about the performance of a linux installation, and record them over time. This article shows how to use Sysstat.

( Permalink: How To Monitor A System With Sysstat On Centos 4.3      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Aug 21, 2006 )

10 steps to fortify the security of MySQL
For those who wish to enhance or fortify the security of the MySQL installation that following technical 10 steps are a good start.

( Permalink: 10 steps to fortify the security of MySQL      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Aug 21, 2006 )

View and Input Chinese on a English Interface
This HOWTO details the steps required to add the ability to view and input Chinese (or Arabic, Gujarati, and other languages) on a English (or other language) interface in Kanotix Linux. The setup described allows language options to be configured on a per-user basis.

( Permalink: View and Input Chinese on a English Interface      Submitted by Daniel Mon Aug 21, 2006 )

The web development megaframework TurboGears
Developers call this project a "megaframework," because it is made up of several pre-existing subprojects. TurboGears helps glue together a number of main components: MochiKit: JavaScript library, Kid: Templating language, CherryPy: Base Web framework, and SQLObject: Object-relational mapper (ORM). This article shows how to use TurboGears to create a Web-based shopping application and concludes with a comparison between Turbogears and Django.

( Permalink: The web development megaframework TurboGears      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Aug 21, 2006 )

Is the word Ubuntu in
This interesting article takes a deep look at the reasons that Ubuntu has become the number one Linux distribution as far as popularity is concerned.
Read the whole article

( Permalink: Is the word Ubuntu in      Submitted by sas Mon Aug 21, 2006 )

Sharing, Syncing and editing iCal over WebDAV
Nice way to keep your calendars in sync.
"You see, I run Linux on my desktop at home, and Mac OS X on my laptop, for work. I just wanted to find a simple way to share my calendar between the two machines, and to be able to edit them on any machine. "
raptorized.com » Blog Archive » Sharing, Syncing and editing iCal over WebDAV

( Permalink: Sharing, Syncing and editing iCal over WebDAV      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 18, 2006 )

The Rule of the Lazy Class
So, so true.
"For example, you want an environment where sysadmins kick back and read IT magazines occasionally, because their run-of-the-mill administrative tasks (adding users, managing disk space, etc.) are all scripted and/or automated. They can then focus their energies on the unexpected and unavoidable issues that crop up from time-to-time."
approach.botonomy.com Blog Archive The Rule of the Lazy Class, or Why The Puritan Work Ethic Has No Place in IT

( Permalink: The Rule of the Lazy Class      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 18, 2006 )

The end of cable?
You've heard some rumblings about Mobile WiMAX, but until recently it's all been in the abstract. The wireless world is changing very fast and WiMAX could be part of all our futures. Why stay with cable when you can grab it from the air onto your own home network? Why stay at home when your laptop with the right external card can be your TV/phone/datasource anywhere? Learn what's changed to make WiMAX a potentially devastating competitor to the telecom empire.

( Permalink: The end of cable?      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Aug 18, 2006 )

XenSource's first product due next week
Virtualisation start-up XenSource next week will begin selling its first product, XenEnterprise, chief executive Peter Levine said on Thursday in the US.
XenEnterprise is a direct competitor to EMC's VMware software, which pioneered the virtualisation marketplace and dominates the x86 server market today. Virtualisation software lets multiple "virtual machines" fit on the same computer so several largely idle computers with only one operating system each can be replaced with a single, efficiently used one with several operating systems.

( Permalink: XenSource's first product due next week      Submitted by george Fri Aug 18, 2006 )

Mac UI Ain't All That: The Future
Interesting set of videos of next generation interfaces and some well thought out commentary.
"Nevertheless, these videos might make Mac (and Windows) users experience a huge case of UI envy, as a lot of UI development (in XGL in particular) makes the current Mac UI seem creaky and old fashioned.
I've been collecting these links to cool new UIs for a while (yea, I know, what a geek). Despite its geekiness, I thought some of you might enjoy them as well. It seems there is a good chance that multi-gesture/multi-input (MGMI) UIs will be in our future at least on some level (apparently they will be accompanied by no dearth of techno music). "
The Devil's Advocate: Mac UI Ain't All That: The Future

( Permalink: Mac UI Ain't All That: The Future      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 17, 2006 )

How To Make Firefox Over 40% Faster
Nice tip if your running Linux on a laptop.
"If you use Linux on a Laptop, chances are high that you can dramatically improve the responsiveness of all your GUI applications. This tip will work for you if you:"
How To Make Firefox Over 40% Faster < Programming Kung Fu

( Permalink: How To Make Firefox Over 40% Faster      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 17, 2006 )

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