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Cold War on Linux Review
Take a trip back in time to Russia towards the end of the USSR in the latest spy/thriller FPS port by Linux Game Publishing. PCBurn has screen shots and review of Cold War, soon to be released by LGP. Check out what ths game is going to offer and if it's worth your hard earned gaming dollar.

( Permalink: Cold War on Linux Review      Submitted by Inhibit Tue Jun 6, 2006 )

Encrypt Directories with ENCFS and FUSE
There is many options out there to encrypt datas on a hard drive. You could either encrypt a whole partition using kernel filesystem or simply encrypt specifics directories on your hard disk. This article will show how to encrypt a directory in simple way, without having to format your partition, by using the benefits of filesystem in userspace(FUSE).

( Permalink: Encrypt Directories with ENCFS and FUSE      Submitted by chantra Tue Jun 6, 2006 )

How To Build A LAMP Server With Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server, Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This guide comes with lots of screenshots and is therefore easy to follow even for Linux newbies.

( Permalink: How To Build A LAMP Server With Ubuntu 6.06 LTS      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jun 6, 2006 )

Editorial: Rip. Mix. Burn in Hell.
Funny. And I am glad that I am not going to damned!
"Indeed, everything up to this point was in support of the final day of the contract, the sixth of June, 2006, by which time Apple would have released Mac OS X v10.6 and would be using IBM's PowerPC G6 in its high-end Power Macs. Thus triple-six values would be achieved and every Macintosh user on the face would be damned for all of eternity. They even had a deal where Mac users that didn't believe in a place of eternal damnation could participate in unending punishment with Apple's Mac OS X Up-To-Date program. Unbeknownst to the Devil, however, Jobs had other plans. Though wanting success for Apple, he did care for his customers."
MacSlash | Editorial: Rip. Mix. Burn in Hell.

( Permalink: Editorial: Rip. Mix. Burn in Hell.      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 6, 2006 )

Inside the Linux Boot Process
This article explores the Linux boot process from the initial bootstrap to the start of the first user-space application. Along the way, you'll learn about various other boot-related topics such as the boot loaders, kernel decompression, the initial RAM disk, and other elements of Linux boot.

( Permalink: Inside the Linux Boot Process      Submitted by IdaAshley Tue Jun 6, 2006 )

Learn Python
I have never tried Python but its been one of those things on my radar for a long time.
"Almost universally people either didn't respond (people like me), or else raved about how great it was. About the only thing I ever hear people complain about with Python is its strict indentation rules. Hey. I'm a C programmer, but I have style. Indentation is OK by me"
Red Sweater Blog - Learn Python

( Permalink: Learn Python      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 5, 2006 )

Melt Down the Terabit Memory
The future of high-data-rate terabit memories might involve melting a polymer hole and then refilling it. Chips with a "curve" might suffer less stress fractures in casing and connections.

( Permalink: Melt Down the Terabit Memory      Submitted by IdaAshley Mon Jun 5, 2006 )

Printing with Ubuntu Complete HOWTO
This detailed step-by-step guide provides everything needed to make printing easy and straightforward. With details regarding multi-printer support and troubleshooting tips, the article helps get you productive with a GNU/Linux desktop... Complete article

( Permalink: Printing with Ubuntu Complete HOWTO      Submitted by Mark Rais Mon Jun 5, 2006 )

Backups with Linux Logical Volume Manager
LVM is an implementation of a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel. The biggest advantage is that LVM provides the ability to make a snapshot of any logical volume.

A backup in which some of the files in the backup contain changes that were made after the files were checkpointed. This type of backup needs recovery before it can be made consistent. Inconsistent backups are usually created by taking online database backups; that is, the database is open while the files are being backed up.

This article covers both old (read-only) partition and LVM snapshot methods to make a consistent backup.

( Permalink: Backups with Linux Logical Volume Manager      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jun 5, 2006 )

Multi Boot Your iPod The Easy Way
Instructions on how to set up your ipod to boot multiple operating systems.
"It now multiboots Podzilla (ucLinux for iPod), RockBox, Disc Mode and Apple OS."
Open Up My Eager Eyes - Multi Boot Your iPod The Easy Way

( Permalink: Multi Boot Your iPod The Easy Way      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 5, 2006 )

Download Now: The Free iPod Book 2.0
Wow! A free book to download about the iPod.
"The Free iPod Book 2.0, by iLounge.com! Weighing in at 194 pages, this revised and expanded second edition of our popular Book is your one-stop answer to every major iPod and iTunes question¦ plus much, much more. Inside, you'll find 20 exclusive sneak peeks at new iPod accessories from Atlantic, Belkin, Griffin, Monitor Audio, Oakley, Sonic Impact, Targus, v-moda, and others, ratings of over 900 accessories and iPods, plus extraordinary guides to All Things iPod, All Things iTunes, and Beyond. Click the link below for the details and the download links. Two versions - printable and widescreen - are available; please download only one. We hope you enjoy!"
Download Now: The Free iPod Book 2.0

( Permalink: Download Now: The Free iPod Book 2.0      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 3, 2006 )

Linux.com | GNU grep's new features
Grep and new features. Guess I never thought much about new features for grep. After grep is ... well grep. There is always perl right?
"One highlight of the new version is its ability to output only matched patterns. This is one of the most exciting features, because it adds completely new functionality to the tool. Remember, "grep" is an acronym -- it got its name from a function in the old Unix ed utility, global / regular expression / print -- and its purpose was to output lines from its input that match a given regular expression."
Linux.com | GNU grep's new features

( Permalink: Linux.com | GNU grep's new features      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 2, 2006 )

Ubuntu Dapper Review
Very positive review of Ubuntu Dapper.
"From the simplicity of having to download just one cd iso image for installation, to having the option to have the installation discs mailed to you at no cost, and to the beauty and speed of the apt-get system, as well as a promised 5 year support cycle, and the best community forum for the times when you are stumped on a problem, makes Ubuntu Dapper the best Linux operating system I have used to date. "
Lunapark6 Archive Ubuntu Dapper Review

( Permalink: Ubuntu Dapper Review      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 2, 2006 )

Apache Bandwidth Quota And Throttling
This article shows how to install and configure mod_cband on an Apache2 web server. mod_cband is an Apache2 module which provides bandwidth quota and throttling. It solves the problem of limiting users' and virtualhosts' bandwidth usage. The current versions can set virtualhosts' and users' bandwidth quotas, maximal download speed, requests-per-second speed and the maximal number of simultaneous IP connections.

( Permalink: Apache Bandwidth Quota And Throttling      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jun 2, 2006 )

Everything You Ever Wanted From Flow Control
Flow control is usually straightforward: sequence, selection, iteration. And many programmers, having been raised on these primary control structures, have a difficult time seeing what other kinds of flow control might be necessary. This article introduces continuations and teaches you to think about flow control in radically new ways.

( Permalink: Everything You Ever Wanted From Flow Control      Submitted by idaashley Fri Jun 2, 2006 )

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