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Neverwinter Nights Infinite Dungeons Linux Review
This week on PCBurn's Linux Game Review we're taking a look at Infinite Dungeons, BioWare's newest (and last) official module for Neverwinter Nights.

It's a professionally crafted game expansion that aims to replicate the automatic dungeon generation game play of rogue style dungeon romps such as nethack or ADOM. Let's see how it stacks up.

( Permalink: Neverwinter Nights Infinite Dungeons Linux Review      Submitted by Chris Bergeron Mon Jun 19, 2006 )

Tutorial: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop - A Comp
Every laptop comes with a usefull thing when you don’t want to carry your mouse around: a Touchpad, most of the time, touchpads do work out of the box but not all the goodies are activated by default. On a basic setup, you can use the touchpad to move your mouse around as well as the left and right click. There is much more you can get from it, for instance dragging and dropping items, vertical scrolling, right click by tapping the pad…. Read more on how-to set up synaptics touchpad

( Permalink: Tutorial: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop - A Comp      Submitted by chantra Mon Jun 19, 2006 )

Migrate from MySQL or PostgreSQL to DB2 Express-C
Easy to use, powerful and free! That's how MySQL and PostgreSQL are often described. But did you know that DB2 has a version (Express-C) with the same qualities and more? Easy to use, powerful and free, DB2 Express-C is also a professional-grade database. Examine the differences and migrate from MySQL or PostgreSQL in three easy steps.

( Permalink: Migrate from MySQL or PostgreSQL to DB2 Express-C      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jun 19, 2006 )

How To Set Up Xen 3.0 From Binaries In Ubuntu 6.06
This tutorial contains step-by-step instructions for installing Xen 3.0 from precompiled binaries in Ubuntu Dapper Drake.

Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other (e.g. a virtual machine for a mail server, a virtual machine for a high-traffic web site, another virtual machine that serves your customers' web sites, a virtual machine for DNS, etc.), but still use the same hardware. This saves money, and what is even more important, it's more secure. If the virtual machine of your DNS server gets hacked, it has no effect on your other virtual machines. Plus, you can move virtual machines from one Xen server to the next one.

( Permalink: How To Set Up Xen 3.0 From Binaries In Ubuntu 6.06      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jun 19, 2006 )

Adapting Mac OSX Tiger
Unusual article about configuring a new Mac.
"But what i really wanted to write about is, what i had to do to make Tiger behave like my old Panther setup again: Instead of upgrading or importing my old settings automagically, i chose to make a clean install and see, which of my weird configs i actually needed. Here is, what i installed first:"
The Hunting of the Snark: Adapting Mac OSX Tiger

( Permalink: Adapting Mac OSX Tiger      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 19, 2006 )

MacMini Portable: the next generation
This dude is crazy, but very clever.
"So instead of folding up his computer and going home like some of our more negative commenters had suggested, inventor, composer, and all around resilient guy Peter Green has been hard at work on the second version of his MacMini Portable."
MacMini Portable: the next generation - Engadget

( Permalink: MacMini Portable: the next generation      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 17, 2006 )

Mega Floppy 2006
Wacky but fun. Enteresting use of old hardware. Well as a way to play with it at least.
"We work in the IT department of the college, and were inventorying equipment in the closet. We ran across a box of USB floppy drives that were just sitting there...looking very sad and lonely. We blew off the dust from them and decided to give them a second life. We also had to test the drives, and rather than waste the time to test each drive individually we thought it would just be easier to RAID them all together and test them all at once. So that's exactly what we did."
Mega Floppy 2006

( Permalink: Mega Floppy 2006      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 17, 2006 )

Google Earth for Linux
Nice review of Google Earth for Linux.
"The system requirements state that a 3-D capable video card is required; if available Google Earth will use OpenGL to render its graphics, but if not, it will attempt to use software rendering. I tested the software rendering, and though it is quite CPU-hungry, it runs without hang-ups or visual artifacts. "
NewsForge | Google Earth for Linux

( Permalink: Google Earth for Linux      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 16, 2006 )

Petr Rockai - The People Behind KDE
Thanks Petr.
"Hacking Adept package manager. Some small things in Konsole (kdelibs TerminalInterface). I have done some bugfixing for Red Hat (in KDE), but planning to do far more. Obviously the fixes will go to upstream as well. And I hang out in #kde-devel all the time and even try to help at times."
Petr Rockai - The People Behind KDE

( Permalink: Petr Rockai - The People Behind KDE      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 16, 2006 )

Practicing Best Perl
Sort of a review of the book Perl Best Practices.
"This is where Damian Conway's book comes in to play. Damian has helped sort out the things that most Perl experts agree are more likely to produce better code faster and easier, narrowing down the many ways to do things into the ways people seem to get more things done. And although some of the things might be considered arbitrary, or perhaps even controversial, Damian makes strong arguments for each item. So, even if you disagree, you can say, "Hey, he's got a good point here.""
Sys Admin > v15, i07: Practicing Best Perl

( Permalink: Practicing Best Perl      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 16, 2006 )

What to plug into Eclipse
Throughout the Java developer community, Eclipse is best known for its industry-leading Java Development Tools (JDT). But Eclipse was built to encourage the use of plug-ins, and in that respect, it is wildly successful. Find out about some of the capabilities that have been built into Eclipse plug-ins, such as the ability to program in other languages like Ruby or to build interactive multimedia with environments such as OpenLaszlo.

( Permalink: What to plug into Eclipse      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jun 16, 2006 )

Parallels releases x86 virtualization software
Parallels has been released.
"...the first virtualization software package for Intel Macs has been released. Parallels Desktop for Mac allows Windows, Linux, and just about anything else capable of running on x86 hardware to run inside a virtual machine on a Mac. Unlike Virtual PC, which emulated an x86 processor on Power PC Macs, Parallels Desktop merely provides a virtual operating environment for the other OSes."
Parallels releases x86 virtualization software for Mac

( Permalink: Parallels releases x86 virtualization software      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 16, 2006 )

Interview with Kevin Carmony

Linspire has been under fire lately when they announced that they were working on Freespire, which came in two versions (a free and a non-free one). In this interview, Kevin was asked not-so-easy questions about some of the most controversial topics. This is a must-read.

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( Permalink: Interview with Kevin Carmony      Submitted by Dave Guard Thu Jun 15, 2006 )

Run Your Own Name Servers With GoDaddy
This tutorial shows how you can run your own name servers for domains that you register with GoDaddy. Of course, this works with every other registrar as well, although the procedure might differ a little bit.

To do this, you need two servers with two different public IP addresses and with ISPConfig installed, and of course a GoDaddy account.

( Permalink: Run Your Own Name Servers With GoDaddy      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jun 15, 2006 )

How to use VMware Player to create your own images
Great directions on how to use VMWare player to build your own images.
"But VMware Player will get the job done if you just want to run a virtual host under Linux or Windows. You can also modify your virtual machines for VMware Workstation using the tips here for VMware Player, but you should be able to do most if not all of this through the VMware Workstation GUI. I'll walk through the process of creating a guest OS on Linux; this should also work under Windows, but you may need to change things such as pathnames. "
NewsForge | How to use VMware Player to create your own images

( Permalink: How to use VMware Player to create your own images      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 15, 2006 )

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