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What Are All Those Processes?
Nice article that lists what is going on under the pretty interface.
"Mac OS X (like any unixish OS) always has a number of things going on in the background -- processes that take care of business behind the scenes. Normally, you won't even notice them, unless you use something like Activity Monitor (ProcessViewer under 10.2 or before) or the ps or top commands to look at the process list. If you do notice them, you may wonder what on earth they're all there for. This list is here to answer that question. "
Mac OS X: What Are All Those Processes?

( Permalink: What Are All Those Processes?      Submitted by Noel Mon May 22, 2006 )

Accessing Network attached storage from Linux
Network attached storage (NAS) allows using TCP/IP network to backup files. This enables multiple servers in an IDC to share the same storage for backup at once, which minimizes overhead by centrally managing hard disks.
The protocol used with NAS is a file-based protocol such as NFS or Microsoft's Common Internet File System (CIFS). Both of them allow storing backups using UNIX and Linux systems.
NAS are not just common in IDC or offices anymore, you can use for file sharing and backup at home. You can purchase 200+GB NAS for less than $200. However many new Linux or UNIX sys admin or home users find it difficult to use NAS for backup and sharing purpose. This step-by-step tutorial covers how to access NAS from Linux using various methods.

( Permalink: Accessing Network attached storage from Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Mon May 22, 2006 )

A quick look at the GParted live CD
Very cool tool and neat the way its bundled into a live CD.
"Need a way to resize NTFS partitions, mirror disk images, or otherwise muck about with disk partitions -- and don't want to use a proprietary package like Partition Magic? If so, the GNOME Partition Editor (GParted) is an excellent open source tool for the task. The GParted team released the GParted live CD version 0.2.4-2 this month, so I decided it was a good time to take GParted for a spin. "
Linux.com | A quick look at the GParted live CD

( Permalink: A quick look at the GParted live CD      Submitted by Noel Sun May 21, 2006 )

Eclipse for Linux on POWER
Eclipse is an open source community that provides a development platform and a collection of application frameworks for building software. Learn how to use Eclipse to compile and run applications through sample Java and C programs.

( Permalink: Eclipse for Linux on POWER      Submitted by Anonymous Sat May 20, 2006 )

The fuss over kernel design
So mono or micro? Which is your flavor?
"A microkernel speaks to me in terms of elegance, in manageability, maintainability and practicality - AS WELL as the standard microkernel design issues such as verifiability, message-passing - not to mention the need for near-full-blown RPC systems which can make your kernel development so much easier (RPC is another area of expertise which is sorely underestimated to the detriment of projects which roll-their-own hand-grown RPC subsystem)."
The fuss over kernel design

( Permalink: The fuss over kernel design      Submitted by Noel Fri May 19, 2006 )

Boost your web site performance

In this article I will describe, how to build stable and efficient web site with two-layer architecture (with frontend + backend web servers) or how to modify your current server configuration to get additional resources to handle more requests.

Read more...

( Permalink: Boost your web site performance      Submitted by Alexey Kovyrin Fri May 19, 2006 )

The Lotus PHP connection
This article shows you how you can interact with Lotus Domino databases from Web applications created in the PHP programming language. Learn how to access Domino applications from PHP pages using a COM object, the Lotus Notes API, and XML.

( Permalink: The Lotus PHP connection      Submitted by Anonymous Fri May 19, 2006 )

Sun flirts with Ubuntu
Sun likes Ubuntu.
"Ubuntu Linux got a ringing endorsement from Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz on Tuesday in San Francisco. In turn, Ubuntu project founder Mark Shuttleworth appeared on stage during Schwartz's opening keynote at JavaOne to endorse Java. "
Sun flirts with Ubuntu: ZDNet Australia: News: Software

( Permalink: Sun flirts with Ubuntu      Submitted by Noel Fri May 19, 2006 )

Unix Tips for Mac OS X
Very nice list of tips.
"Here is a list of short tips on using various UNIX tools under Mac OS X - some of them might just be reminders for myself. Some of them are also applicable to other flavors of UNIX. "
Benjamin Han: UNIX Tips for Mac OS X

( Permalink: Unix Tips for Mac OS X      Submitted by Noel Fri May 19, 2006 )

Flash Player 8.5 Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)
This is a short tutorial showing how to install the Macromedia Flash player on a Linux system using Wine. It was tested on Ubuntu Dapper Drake beta 2 (on x86 - 32 bit machine).

http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_flash_player

( Permalink: Flash Player 8.5 Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu May 18, 2006 )

Zed on Ruby, Rails, Mongrel, and More
Interesting interview about Ruby.
"What I like about Ruby is how you can express statements succinctly but still clearly so that other people can read your code. It has warts but the speed that I code in Ruby is incredible. The language is just amazing for how it mixes domain specific language abilities with object oriented design to let me crank out fully functioning applications at prototyping speeds with production quality."
Zed on Ruby, Rails, Mongrel, and More - O'Reilly Ruby

( Permalink: Zed on Ruby, Rails, Mongrel, and More      Submitted by Noel Thu May 18, 2006 )

Moving around using marks and jumps
Vim is vi improved or something.
"Editing in Vim can be a breeze, if you know how to make use of its more advanced features. Moving around files can feel like a slog if you're stuck with the basic movement keys, but editing is effortless when you have command of marks and jumps. "
Linux.com | Vim tips: Moving around using marks and jumps

( Permalink: Moving around using marks and jumps      Submitted by Noel Thu May 18, 2006 )

Running Windows on Linux
Nice overview of how to run Windows under Linux.
"While it's important to note that both Win4Lin and VMware are both virtual machine-type applications capable of running Windows on a GNU/Linux box, they differ in the extent of their functionality. Win4Lin Pro is specifically designed to run a single copy of Windows whereas VMware Workstation is designed to provide many virtual machines, each of which can run a single copy of Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86. This extended functionality is reflected in the price and download size."
Product Review Running Windows on Linux @ LINUX.SYS-CON.COM

( Permalink: Running Windows on Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu May 18, 2006 )

Fast, one wire network (IP over FireWire)
"Today I've got a quick tutorial on getting together a lightning fast, 2 computer, 1 cord network that can have you copying movies, music and any other kind of major gigabytage in a flash."
Geek to Live: Fast, one wire network (IP over FireWire) - Lifehacker

( Permalink: Fast, one wire network (IP over FireWire)      Submitted by Noel Thu May 18, 2006 )

Sun promises to open source Java
Interesting news, the other question is of course when.
""It's not a question of whether we'll open source Java, now the question is how," Schwartz told delegates in his opening keynote at the tradeshow. "
Sun promises to open source Java - vnunet.com

( Permalink: Sun promises to open source Java      Submitted by Noel Wed May 17, 2006 )

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