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The Great Woz Tells All
Great interview with Woz the creater of the Apple computer.
"The exact date and time when the world changed is in the book. That took place back when I was working on the Apple I. Every previous computer had a panel that looked like an airplane cockpit. Every computer afterwards had a keyboard. That was the change."
The Great Woz Tells All

( Permalink: The Great Woz Tells All      Submitted by Noel Thu May 25, 2006 )

Initializing Memory Efficiently on Power Architect
Learn to efficiently initialize memory on Power Architecture systems. Software Developer Carlos Cavanna compares simple loops clearing one bit at a time to more elaborate algorithms, including the dcbz instruction to zero whole cache lines at a time. The article concludes with some rough performance numbers to help you tune your own applications.

( Permalink: Initializing Memory Efficiently on Power Architect      Submitted by Anonymous Thu May 25, 2006 )

Automate Linux installation with SystemImager
A quick look at systemimager.
"Installing and recovering systems is one of the most time-consuming tasks for any IT department. Imaging software, commercial and open source, creates compressed images of a client's hard drive data and stores them on a central server. These images can then be used to restore systems or roll out new ones. One useful open source imaging applications is SystemImager. "
Linux.com | Automate Linux installation and recovery with SystemImager

( Permalink: Automate Linux installation with SystemImager      Submitted by Noel Wed May 24, 2006 )

Linux System Administration in the New ERA
Editorial about the state of Linux.
"To exemplify my point about the little guy, just recently, I configured a Debian server with Xen 3.01 getting it production ready in two hours. The majority of that time involved compiling code. I doubt I could have afforded the software if I used proprietary goods. And I got to use some advanced computing applications."
Linux System Administration in the New ERA | Linux Journal

( Permalink: Linux System Administration in the New ERA      Submitted by Noel Wed May 24, 2006 )

Banshee the next best thing to Linux iTunes
Review of a Linux music manager.
"I want an audio player that will do everything that Apple's iTunes does -- including working with my iPod -- and do it natively on Linux. That's a tall order. I've tried many fine Linux programs -- KDE's amaroK, RealPlayer 10 for Linux, Xine, etc. -- but none have scratched my itch."
Banshee -- the next best thing to Linux iTunes

( Permalink: Banshee the next best thing to Linux iTunes      Submitted by Noel Wed May 24, 2006 )

DebConf6: Debian Conference
A look at a recent Debian conference.
"Shuttleworth is handsome, charismatic, a strong free software advocate, and rich. While Debian is maintained entirely by volunteers (many of whom, admittedly, get paid by their employers for at least some of the time they spend working on Debian), Shuttleworth can and does hire developers to work directly on Ubuntu full-time. Many of the developers he's hired are either current or former Debian volunteers. He says that in many cases the people he hires (through Canonical) to work on Ubuntu keep maintaining the same packages for Debian; that Ubuntu improvements and bugfixes are fed directly back to Debian."
NewsForge | DebConf6: Hot, spicy, and working hard to satisfy Debian users

( Permalink: DebConf6: Debian Conference      Submitted by Noel Wed May 24, 2006 )

MacBook: What you need to know
Nice look at the new Macbook.
"The release of the MacBook Pro was big news: It was Apple's first laptop with two processing cores, the first to use Intel chips, and had the feature set and price tag professional users are accustomed to. The new MacBook, on the other hand, replaces both the iBook and the 12-inch PowerBook G4 in Apple's product line. "
MacBook: What you need to know - Yahoo! News

( Permalink: MacBook: What you need to know      Submitted by Noel Wed May 24, 2006 )

Backing up your bits
Nice (but short) article that talks about putting a server in a remote datacenter and using it for backups.
"There are a couple of choices for software for doing the backups. The key is that it has to be bandwidth smart (only update diffs), handle versioning gracefully and be able to do partial copies based on a timer. The last requirement is so that if I have a ton of data to upload it can go over a couple of nights. The most obvious candidate for this is rsync. rsync is an amazing tool for these types of things. "
Joe Beda's EightyPercent.net

( Permalink: Backing up your bits      Submitted by Noel Tue May 23, 2006 )

First Look at SUSE Linux 10.1
Nice review of SUSE 10.1.
"Either way, SUSE Linux is here today, and we're going to take it for a test drive. So before you start your parties, let's see where desktop Linux is at right now. After all, SUSE Linux is one of the top desktop distributions available today, and for good reason. They've consistently produced a great product from day one. A desktop for all others to be judged by. Will version 10.1 stack up to what's out today in terms of ease of installation, usage, look and feel, and overall polish? We're here to find out... "
:: Reviews : First Look at SUSE Linux 10.1

( Permalink: First Look at SUSE Linux 10.1      Submitted by Noel Tue May 23, 2006 )

Test-driving RouterOS 2.9
Articles take a look at RouterOS.
"Would you like to have a Linux-based router capable of doing tasks such as stateful firewall inspection, virtual private networking, and traffic shaping, in addition to packet routing? Tired of having to do administration from the command line but want to be able to administer your box from a Windows-based client PC? MikroTik's RouterOS may what you need."
Linux.com | Test-driving RouterOS 2.9

( Permalink: Test-driving RouterOS 2.9      Submitted by Noel Tue May 23, 2006 )

Six Approaches to Eliminating Unwanted E-Mail
The problem of unsolicited e-mail has been increasing for years, but help has arrived. In this article, David discusses and compares several broad approaches to the automatic elimination of unwanted e-mail while introducing and testing some popular tools that follow these approaches.

( Permalink: Six Approaches to Eliminating Unwanted E-Mail      Submitted by Anonymous Tue May 23, 2006 )

Game Room: Steering away from the MacBook
As someone who plays World of Warcrack purhaps a little to much, these numbers are disapointing. I have played on my iBook and it was not to bad. These machines are supposed to run slightly better. My two cents is they should have made the graphics in these and in the mini a little better.
"All the proof I needed came from James Galbraith's recent benchmarks for the new MacBook”less than 18 frames per second, playing Unreal Tournament 2004, compared to more than 63 frames per second for the 17-inch MacBook Pro."
Macworld: Game Room: Steering away from the MacBook

( Permalink: Game Room: Steering away from the MacBook      Submitted by Noel Tue May 23, 2006 )

Mirror Your Web Site With rsync
This tutorial shows how you can mirror your web site from your main web server to a backup server that can take over if the main server fails. We use the tool rsync for this, and we make it run through a cron job that checks every x minutes if there is something to update on the mirror. Thus your backup server should usually be up to date if it has to take over.

( Permalink: Mirror Your Web Site With rsync      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon May 22, 2006 )

Putting MediaWiki to use in an organization
Wiki is cool. I have been thinking hard about doing something with one at work.
"Imagine how useful it would be to have an online knowledge base that can easily be updated created by key people within your organization. That's the promise of a wiki -- a Web application that "allows users to easily add, remove, or otherwise edit all content, very quickly and easily," as Wikipedia, perhaps the best-known wiki, puts it. Why not bring the benefits of a wiki to your organization?"
NewsForge | Putting MediaWiki to use in an organization

( Permalink: Putting MediaWiki to use in an organization      Submitted by Noel Mon May 22, 2006 )

Reclusive Linux founder opens up
Nice interview with Linus.
"LT: A lot of the core people just feel excited about the technology. And that's why a lot of people just start; that's where I started from, it was just the excitement of doing something yourself. It's kind of like a hobby. You can tinker with cars, you can tinker with computers. There are a lot of technical issues that are just very exciting if you're that kind of person...At least from the developers' standpoint, nobody does it because they hate Microsoft. None of the people I work with do it for that reason. They do it because they love doing what they do."
CNN.com - Reclusive Linux founder opens up - May 18, 2006

( Permalink: Reclusive Linux founder opens up      Submitted by Noel Mon May 22, 2006 )

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Syncing Websites From Linux System To Your Palm
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An Interview with Paul Graham
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