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Review: Apple Remote Desktop 3
Review of Apple Remote desktop 3.
"Apple's long awaited update of its remote desktop management software is a massive upgrade, with tools that will make most IT professionals drool. Whether it is used to manage a few Macs in a small business or thousands of computers at an educational institution or large corporation, Apple Remote Desktop 3 (ARD) is ideal for users who need to support multiple computers on a network. Though it is not perfect, making the jump from version 2 is well worth it."
Macworld: Review: Apple Remote Desktop 3

( Permalink: Review: Apple Remote Desktop 3      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 12, 2006 )

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router
How to upgrade an inexpensive router for your house and add lots of new functionality.
"So when I got the chance, I dove into converting my own router. After a relatively simple firmware upgrade, you can boost your wireless signal, prioritize what programs get your precious bandwidth, and do lots of other simple or potentially much more complicated things to improve your computing experience. Today I'm going to walk you through upgrading your router's firmware to the powerful open source DD-WRT firmware."
Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router - Lifehacker

( Permalink: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 12, 2006 )

WINE - An open source project which could be the
A few days back, Google did something which took everyone by surprise. It released Picasa - a very popular and advanced image archiving tool that also includes a lot of photo manipulation features - for Linux, which till now only worked in Windows . But what was cleverly shielded from the average user was that Picasa released for Linux is the very same Picasa for windows but running on top of Wine - an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. In fact any body who uses Picasa will not be aware that he/she is running a windows software in Linux unless it is pointed out.

Read the whole article

( Permalink: WINE - An open source project which could be the      Submitted by sas Mon Jun 12, 2006 )

GNU/Hurd 1.0 Released!
This is very very funny.
"We were going to develop our own microkernal-based system from scratch," RMS explained. "Based on development trends, however, we calculated that such a project wouldn't be completed until 2014, or roughly two years after the projected release date of Windows Vista. So we decided to switch gears and do something we should have done a long time ago: build our operating system on top of Emacs."
Humorix | Breaking News: GNU/Hurd 1.0 Released!

( Permalink: GNU/Hurd 1.0 Released!      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 9, 2006 )

Go beyond what the desktop normally does with Tcl
Most computer users interact with their workstations primarily through some form of graphical user interface (GUI). In the world of Microsoft Windows, this interface is tightly controlled. The UNIX world, by contrast, offers a veritable smorgasbord of different GUIs with varying degrees of functionality. They range from minimalist window managers, such as twm, to large, capable tools, such as GNOME and KDE (K Desktop Environment). This article shows you how the Tcl/Tk scripting language offers a simple and elegant way to code GUI widgets with minimal effort.

( Permalink: Go beyond what the desktop normally does with Tcl      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jun 9, 2006 )

When the bough breaks
Interesting post on why one user dropped the Mac for Linux.
"And so forth. In fact, I spend the vast majority of my time using these and other open source applications (Carbon Emacs, Colloquy, Audacity, Seashore, Python, and a variety of command-line tools). Why keep running them on an operating system that costs money and restricts my rights and my usage?"
When the bough breaks [dive into mark]

( Permalink: When the bough breaks      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 9, 2006 )

Aging PowerBook Upgrade by a Linux/OS X Geek
Ah the joy of upgrades.
"Given these issues, I decided a clean install was my best bet. I needed more disk space, leaving all the garbage behind. After a little research I had a solution: I would do a fresh install of Tiger on an external drive, and then swap that drive with the existing hard drive in my PowerBook. This would allow me to selectively copy data from my old drive to the new drive. When I was done, my old drive could serve as a external backup."
MacDevCenter.com -- Aging PowerBook Upgrade by a Linux/OS X Geek

( Permalink: Aging PowerBook Upgrade by a Linux/OS X Geek      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 9, 2006 )

Tipping Point Ahead
Not very surprising news from Linux Today, but still it's nice to hear about the survey.
"According to survey, by the end of the year, it is expected that the number of developers expected to be working on Linux will match the number of expected Windows developers. "
Linux Today - Editor's Note: Tipping Point Ahead

( Permalink: Tipping Point Ahead      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 9, 2006 )

How To Save Traffic With Apache2's mod_deflate
In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure mod_deflate on an Apache2 web server. mod_deflate allows Apache2 to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do. With mod_deflate, you can compress HTML, text or XML files to approx. 20 - 30% of their original sizes, thus saving you server traffic and making your modem users happier.

( Permalink: How To Save Traffic With Apache2's mod_deflate      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jun 8, 2006 )

Linux? Windows? Huh?
Article for you to share with your windows friends that explains why they might want to use Ubuntu.
"I should also mention that a base windows install comes with only basic accessories and software. It includes not even a trial of an office suite or anything else. This compared to the Ubuntu compliment of almost a hundred third party programs at install time just doesn't cut it."
The Blog Of Ryan Vennell Linux? Windows? Huh?

( Permalink: Linux? Windows? Huh?      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 8, 2006 )

SoC Design for Hardware Acceleration
System-on-chip (SoC) designs offer the opportunity to migrate functionality initially implemented in software and firmware into hardware acceleration engines and state machines. This article examines methods for software design, specification, and implementation that will simplify future efforts to offload software functionality to hardware.

( Permalink: SoC Design for Hardware Acceleration      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Jun 8, 2006 )

How to suspend and hibernate a Linux laptop
This is the one thing that I never got my last Linux laptop to do. Its great that people have kept working at it and it seems like they have made some real progress.
"Many people prefer working with laptops instead of desktops for the flexibility they offer. Some of them would also like to switch to a free and open source operating system like GNU/Linux and have their laptop do all the things that proprietary OSes offer, such as suspending their laptops. Several distributions try to make this work out of the box, but knowing what's under the hood always comes in handy, particularly when something goes wrong and needs fixing. Let's take a look at how to suspend and hibernate your laptop under Linux. Click here to find out more! "
Linux.com | How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

( Permalink: How to suspend and hibernate a Linux laptop      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 8, 2006 )

Why I'm More Productive on a Mac
Nice pro-article descibing the advantages of using a Mac. Great for your PC using friends.
"There is a reason why I'm always that guy using one of the few Macs stranded away from the sea of PCs in the library. It's not because Apple's OS X is superior to Windows in terms of stability and speed, but more along the lines that OS X lets me be extremely productive with several key features. I am adept in utilizing each system to its potential, having used both for years on end. Macs just let me do more. Here's why."
PaulStamatiou.com Why I'm More Productive on a Mac

( Permalink: Why I'm More Productive on a Mac      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 8, 2006 )

You can play World of Warcraft in Linux
I play on my Mac, but this sounds like an interesting alternative.
"The good news is that World of Warcraft (WoW) is fully supported by the Transgaming. You might need a little support with patches and such, which is why the Transgaming forum is a great resource. Here you can find the WoW forum and all the basic information you may need to get up and running. "
No more excuses: You can play World of Warcraft in Linux

( Permalink: You can play World of Warcraft in Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 7, 2006 )

Secure your email communication with free software
A guide for installing, configuring and using Mozilla Thunderbird, Enigmail, and GnuPG to provide secure and encrypted email... Complete article

( Permalink: Secure your email communication with free software      Submitted by Dave Guard Wed Jun 7, 2006 )

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