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Installing Windows and Linux
Comparing Windows and Linux installations.
"Since I had to install both Windows and Ubuntu from scratch, this seemed like a perfect opportunity to compare the two operating systems' basic installation procedures. Thus, I tracked the time it took to carry out all installation tasks for both operating systems, and report the results below. "
Rhosgobel: Radagast's home

( Permalink: Installing Windows and Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 28, 2006 )

Zero Configuration Networking with Linux
Nice overview.
"Zero Configuration Networking (Zeroconf) is a standard method of establishing communications between computers and allowing them to advertise and access each others' resources. It is designed to ease some of the complexities involved in computer networking -- in fact, it is designed to remove them altogether, by requiring no user configuration at all. Zeroconf is generally intended for use with small ad-hoc networks such as those typically found in a home environment. With Zeroconf, users should be able to plug two computers together with a crossover cable and instantly be able to access services hosted by one computer on the other, and vice versa."
Linux.com | Zero Configuration Networking with Linux

( Permalink: Zero Configuration Networking with Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 28, 2006 )

How to get widescreen resolution in Linux?
f you own a laptop with widescreen resolution such as 1280x768, 1280x800 or 1400x1050, you might have encountered that problem. XWindow shows up in 1024x768, and it doesn't fill the entire width of the screen. If your laptop's graphic card is an Intel 800 or 900 series (Intel 845G, 855G, 865G, 915G, 915GM, and 945G), there is a very easy solution to fix this.
Full Article

( Permalink: How to get widescreen resolution in Linux?      Submitted by linuxmint Tue Jun 27, 2006 )

First look at Ruby on Rails for DB2 developers
Ruby on Rails is an open source Web framework causing a lot of excitement among Web developers. By supporting agile development techniques and a philosophy of "convention over configuration," it has enabled many developers to radically reduce the time and pain involved in creating Web applications. IBM has recently released a DB2 adapter for Ruby on Rails, now its time to learn how to speed your development of DB2-based Web applications using the Ruby on Rails Web framework.

( Permalink: First look at Ruby on Rails for DB2 developers      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jun 27, 2006 )

Tutorial: Managing apache modules on Debian-likes
Apache is usually suitable out of the box for most common used. The apache structure under debian based systems is actually really well made as it is really easy to activate or deactivate module. This how-to will show how to activate or deactivate available modules under a debian system running apache2. Manage apache modules

( Permalink: Tutorial: Managing apache modules on Debian-likes      Submitted by chantra Mon Jun 26, 2006 )

A Safe Directory With PAM And EncFS
This HowTo is about creating a user-session-safe directory which offers security on- and offline. This is done with PAM, a module named pam_script and EncFS ("Encrypted Filesystem"). This safe directory is used to store credentials and other sensitive information during a session. When a usersession is ended, in the worst case an encrypted directory remains on the harddrive. In the best case everything is removed. This construction is only meant to store information during a session, not for documents or any other valid information.

( Permalink: A Safe Directory With PAM And EncFS      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jun 26, 2006 )

Book Review: Building Online Stores with Oscommerc
PHP has grown into an all encompassing language which is now the preferred choice for developing web based projects including many popular content management systems, database configuration front-ends and even e-commerce applications which can be configured to run out of the box. One such open source project is oscommerce which is an Open Source based online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.
Read the review

( Permalink: Book Review: Building Online Stores with Oscommerc      Submitted by diskman Mon Jun 26, 2006 )

DB2 9 XML Performance Characteristics
Learn about the performance and scalability characteristics of a simulated securities brokerage transaction processing environment using DB2 9 XML, POWER5+, AIX 5.3, and TotalStorage DS8100. This scenario includes use of the FIXML schema, a financial industry standard.

( Permalink: DB2 9 XML Performance Characteristics      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jun 26, 2006 )

How to add MP3 support to your Linux Distribution?
You've just installed a new Linux distribution on your computer and it won't play your MP3 files? All your songs are encoded in that format and you don't know what to do? Well, don't worry. This is a common problem in Linux and it has a simple solution.
Full Article

( Permalink: How to add MP3 support to your Linux Distribution?      Submitted by linuxmint Mon Jun 26, 2006 )

BSTJ version of C.ACM Unix paper
Read some history.
"There have been four versions of the Unix time-sharing system. 12 The earliest (circa 1969-70) ran on the Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-7 and -9 computers. The second version ran on the unprotected PDP-11/20 computer. The third incorporated multiprogramming and ran on the PDP-11/34, /40, /45, /60, and /70 computers; it is the one described in the previously published version of this paper, and is also the most widely used today. This paper describes only the fourth, current system that runs on the PDP-11/70 and the Interdata 8/32 computers. In fact, the differences among the various systems is rather small; most of the revisions made to the originally published version of this paper, aside from those concerned with style, had to do with details of the implementation of the file system. "
BSTJ version of C.ACM Unix paper

( Permalink: BSTJ version of C.ACM Unix paper      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 23, 2006 )

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : SolarWolf
Go oldschool gaming with this Linux game.
"In the spirit of those great arcade games comes SolarWolf, a superb arcade game inspired by the old Atari game, SolarFox. The days of arcade games costing a mere quarter are long gone but so are the old Atari graphics. SolarWolf is a modern, beautiful, fast paced reincarnation built for today's computer. It also happens to be my pick for Linux Game of the Month. "
Unix Review > Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : SolarWolf

( Permalink: Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : SolarWolf      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 23, 2006 )

Challenging Special Effects Drive Pixar's Cars
Making movies with Linux, would Linus ever have thunk it.
"Rendering these frames each took about 20 hours to complete before the artist could see the results of their work. Pixar animators use a proprietary platform pronounced "MenVee," running on Linux, but have the capability to integrate frames created in Maya from Autodesk Inc., or other software packages, for example."
Personal Tech Pipeline | Challenging Special Effects Drive Pixar's 'Cars'

( Permalink: Challenging Special Effects Drive Pixar's Cars      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 23, 2006 )

Miglia TVMicro USB TV
Nice review of a TV tuner dongle.
"Miglia TVMicro isn't the first of its kind, but such form factor for analog TV is apparently the only one for Mac as of this writing. It is about 40% thicker than an iPod shuffle so you can almost dangle it around your neck. The remote, on the other hand, is about double the size of the TVMicro. The TV chipset that is very difficult to identify as well as the USB controller make up for the bulk for this over-sized tuner dongle, which fortunately didn't tilt my PowerBook G4 and the new MacBook to one side. The bundled USB extension cable was only giving me troubles as it kept disconnecting my TV connection probably due to signal loss or USB power issues."
Miglia TVMicro USB TV - Review, Specs, Prices

( Permalink: Miglia TVMicro USB TV      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 23, 2006 )

Simple, Portable, and Extensible Data Storage with
The IFF interchange file format had many of the features still sought today in modern file formats. IFF is not just a graphics format, but it has also been used for audio, text, saved games, and more This month's Standards and specs looks at the IFF file format and the lessons it has for modern file formats, such as XML.

( Permalink: Simple, Portable, and Extensible Data Storage with      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jun 23, 2006 )

Your First Firefox Extension
Extend Firefox be a hero, or at least cool.
"Today let's take a look at how one goes about creating these magical extensions. The active ingredient is XUL, a markup language (the eXtensible [or "XML-Based"] User-interface Language, to be precise) that describes things like toolbars, menus, keyboard shortcuts. It's what Firefox uses internally, in fact, to handle its own UI (what the developer types call "chrome"). XUL will provide the interface. JavaScript handles the functionality."
Your First Firefox Extension

( Permalink: Your First Firefox Extension      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 22, 2006 )

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