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10 Things a new Linux user needs to unlearn
Cute post that compares Windows and Linux.
"OK, you have Linux on your computer. Maybe you had some trouble getting it installed and everything working (probably wifi if I had to guess, or a winmodem), but you are past all that, everything is working, and you are ready to start using the computer. Old habits die hard, so hopefully this list helps you get over them."
Mostly Linux: 10 Things a new Linux user needs to unlearn

( Permalink: 10 Things a new Linux user needs to unlearn      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 22, 2006 )

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users
Nice list of tips for new users of Ubuntu.
"Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu."
Linux.com | Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

( Permalink: Ten tips for new Ubuntu users      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 22, 2006 )

Innovations in Pervasive Computing
Pervasive computing has greatly increased the use of small computing devices over the last 10 years. Some of the devices users now take for granted actually combine older ideas and technologies with newer ones that have only recently become possible. This article discusses the nature of these combinations, and challenges you to come up with your own innovations in pervasive computing.

( Permalink: Innovations in Pervasive Computing      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Jun 22, 2006 )

Open source Mac alternatives
This article lists some alternatives to commercial software packages.
"The core of NeoOffice is the word processor. Besides opening Word files and other text files, NeoOffice can open WordPerfect files (Windows and Mac formats!). It also saves into all of these formats. NeoOffice is a lifesaver at my school, where we are slowly converting to Macs and a lot of older files were done in WordPerfect. With NeoOffice we can open all of these old files. Besides the word processor, NeoOffice also has a presentation program, a spreadsheet, drawing tools, and more. Version 2.0 was just released, and an Intel version is due out next month. It runs a little slow, especially on older machines. "
MyMac.com: publishing since 1995

( Permalink: Open source Mac alternatives      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 22, 2006 )

My Computers Maximum CPU Temperature?
I think about this sometimes when the fans are making extra noise. Well done summary of the CPU temp.
"A lot of users frequently ask if their computers are running too hot and want to know their maximum temperature for their CPU is. This article will show you how to monitor your processors temperature and tell you the maximum CPU temperature your PC should be running at."
¬Ľ What is my Computers Maximum CPU Temperature? - Technibble - A Resource for Computer Repair Technicians

( Permalink: My Computers Maximum CPU Temperature?      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 21, 2006 )

Setting up RAID-1 mirroring on Linux
Setting up RAID-1 mirroring on a running remote Linux system over ssh session RAID -1 allows to create an exact copy of the original drive. Thus, it results into the increased fault tolerance and easy data recovery option for single server. It is true that the best and easy way to setup a RAID 1 is during installation. But if you forget to setup RAID Ė 1 during installation or if you have added new hard disk after installation, then this how-to covers setting up a RAID-1 mirroring on a running remote Linux system over ssh session.

( Permalink: Setting up RAID-1 mirroring on Linux      Submitted by nixcraft Wed Jun 21, 2006 )

Server Monitoring With BixData
BixData is a system, application, and network monitoring tool which allows you to easily monitor nearly every aspect of your servers. It can be used for general reporting, for sending notifications when problems arise, or for automatic maintenance and repairs - by executing scripts when errors or particular conditions arise.

The BixData system is made of three separate parts. The BixAgent runs on any machine you want to monitor. The BixServer is used to monitor machines remotely and to keep track of many different machines. The BixDesktop is a graphical interface that is used to setup and interact with the rest of the system.


( Permalink: Server Monitoring With BixData      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jun 21, 2006 )

Unix warning system for disk space shortage
Monitoring your file systems and ensuring they don't fill up is a vital process in the day-to-day management of your UNIX systems. This article looks at methods for keeping an eye on disk space, discovering which files, users, or applications are using up the most space, and how to make use of quotas and other solutions to find the information you need.

( Permalink: Unix warning system for disk space shortage      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jun 21, 2006 )

A beginnerís introduction to the GNU/Linux command
So you have decided to try a free software operating system such as GNU/Linux, congratulations. GNU/Linux is not that different from other operating systems on the surface. You point and click using the mouse and call down menus to get programs to work. Read More

( Permalink: A beginnerís introduction to the GNU/Linux command      Submitted by Dave Guard Wed Jun 21, 2006 )

Parallels Desktop for Mac
Looks like something a lot of people will end up running on their Macs. .
"This is an early review of the Parallels Desktop for Mac, a virtual machine package (similar to Xen or VMware) that lets you run "guest" operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or Linux on your Intel-based Mac. Unlike older Windows-on-Mac emulation software, such as VirtualPC, the Parallels package runs at nearly full speed. Unlike Apple's own Bootcamp software, Parallels lets you start a guest operating system without rebooting. You can even have more than one virtual machine running at the same time, if you have lots of RAM."

( Permalink: Parallels Desktop for Mac      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 21, 2006 )

How to run Windows XP under Ubuntu Dapper
Not sure I would want to do this. But if I needed to it would be a solution.
"Because Dapper was just too Damn reliable... nah, seriously, I need to run Microsoft Visual Studio, and doing so under wine was not going to cut it, and dual booting was going to be a pain, VMWare was not open source so....QEMU to the rescue."
Mac On Stuff: How to run Windows XP under Ubuntu Dapper

( Permalink: How to run Windows XP under Ubuntu Dapper      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 20, 2006 )

Cream for Vim - Making Vim more user friendly
This is a very interesting article which reviews a cool project called Cream which aims to make the venerable Vim editor more userfriendly.
Read the article

( Permalink: Cream for Vim - Making Vim more user friendly      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jun 20, 2006 )

Scientific Computation on PlayStation 2
I don't know if I should say wow or what. But its cool on several levels.
"The NCSA has constructed a PlayStation 2 Linux cluster as a test bench for scientific computation on "toy" hardware. The cluster consists of 65 compute nodes, 4 user login and development nodes, and 1 prototype node for software installation tests. All the nodes run the Sony Linux distribution for PlayStation 2. The compute nodes fill a 24-inch rack; 5 shelves at 13 per shelf (see left);"
Scientific Computation on PlayStation 2: Building a Cluster

( Permalink: Scientific Computation on PlayStation 2      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 20, 2006 )

Wengophone: VoIP done right

Dreaming about a free software competitor for Skype? Maybe your wait is over

A new, full-featured free software application pops its head into the VoIP world, and it nominates itself as the most serious competitor of Skype. Itís name is Wengophone.

Read More

( Permalink: Wengophone: VoIP done right      Submitted by Dave Guard Tue Jun 20, 2006 )

Free up space on your Mac with Disk Inventory X
Interesting utility.
"If you're willing to sort through all of your personal files, deleting old, unused and unnecessary files is a good way of freeing up space on your Mac. To effectively spring clean your home directory you need a good picture of what's living in there. Disk Inventory X is a program that will scan every file on your hard drive and produce a color-coded map of what's taking up your drive space."
Free up space on your Mac with Disk Inventory X

( Permalink: Free up space on your Mac with Disk Inventory X      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 20, 2006 )

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