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Switching art students to GNU/Linux
This was a new spin on things. This guy got rid of OS X and installed Linux on his art sudent's Macs.
"The students' reactions to all this was inspiring. They felt empowered by the quality of the software and their ability to upgrade, share, and customize it freely. They also appreciated the immense array of additional GNU/Linux multimedia software available to them. And I found it inspiring how many of the students took enthusiastic advantage of other applications, not only by installing software via Synaptic from the Ubuntu repositories of more than 16,000 packages, but in some case by compiling source code from elsewhere."
NewsForge | Switching art students to GNU/Linux

( Permalink: Switching art students to GNU/Linux      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 31, 2006 )

PowerBook vs. Mac mini -- a Zope 3 benchmark
Interesting comparison.
"Of course, the Mac mini felt faster than my PowerBook which isn't even two years old. I just wondered how much faster it really was. The PowerBook is quite sufficient for every day jobs, it's Zope 3's 6800 unit tests and 524 functional tests that are executed painfully slow to run. So, obviously I had to know how fast the Mac mini would run the Zope 3 test suite. And here are the results, along with some general hardware comparison:"
Zope3 lab developers portal: PowerBook vs. Mac mini -- a Zope 3 benchmark

( Permalink: PowerBook vs. Mac mini -- a Zope 3 benchmark      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 31, 2006 )

Marco Gulino - The People Behind KDE
Thanks Marco.
"In what ways do you make a contribution to KDE?
First of all with my own project, KMobileTools. I also created the Konqueror Sidebar for Amarok. And I do bug reporting/fixing, when I can. (I mean of other's apps of course. It would be weird if I wouldn't solve my own bugs.) "
Marco Gulino - The People Behind KDE

( Permalink: Marco Gulino - The People Behind KDE      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 31, 2006 )

Windows Linux DualBoot Tutorial
This tutorial was written to help set up a dual boot on a SATA drive but it will also work for PATA. In order to have a fully functional Windows/Linux dual boot system it is preferred that Windows is loaded first. After that you can load Linux and easily dump the boot configuration on Windows NTLDR file (comparable to Linux boot file).

( Permalink: Windows Linux DualBoot Tutorial      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Mar 30, 2006 )

What's Happening at Linux World Boston
So what's going on at Linux World 2006 in Boston next week? PCBurn has a brief overview of Linux World, who's going to be speaking, and what's new this year. We'll also be adding interviews and live coverage from the show next week.

( Permalink: What's Happening at Linux World Boston      Submitted by Chris Bergeron Thu Mar 30, 2006 )

Linux supporters fiddle while OpenSSH burns
I have not been paying attention to this issue so I can not offer an opinion on most of the points this article makes. But it is worth reading about and thinking about.
"Some anti-BSD zealots have privately entreated OpenSSH programmers to split OpenSSH from the OpenBSD project in order to protect it, but OpenBSD's stewardship is not the issue. While funding for OpenBSD has dwindled below critical levels, OpenSSH will not go down with the OpenBSD ship, so to speak. The issue is that OpenSSH, regardless of which programming team maintains stewardship of it and despite its critical importance to system administration, is not being monetarily supported by the companies and users that rely on it. Without full-time programmers working on it, OpenSSH's legendary security could suffer. "
The Jem Report - Linux supporters fiddle while OpenSSH burns

( Permalink: Linux supporters fiddle while OpenSSH burns      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 30, 2006 )

Tuning the CPC925 Memory Controller
Known as the U3H Northbridge to Apple users; the IBM CPC925 North Bridge acts as a bridge between the processor, system memory, and external peripherals. Correctly tuning the memory controller of your IBM CPC925 can mean the difference between a reliable development system and one plagued by memory errors.

( Permalink: Tuning the CPC925 Memory Controller      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Mar 30, 2006 )

The Art of Enterprise Metaprogramming
Enterprise metaprogramming is becoming more common all the time as graphical and textual utilities make programming tasks easier and more descriptive, all because of the continuing formalization process occurring under the Object Management Group's Model Driven Architecture (MDA). This article explores the limits of metaprogramming, describes MDA and the problems it can solve, and presents a short example of a textual system that uses MDA.

( Permalink: The Art of Enterprise Metaprogramming      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Mar 30, 2006 )

Multiple live CDs in one DVD
This is a very cool idea.
"Live CDs do a great job of advertising Linux distributions. In addition to general-purpose live CD distributions, there are lots of task-oriented live CDs. Wouldn't it be great if you could carry multiple live CDs on one DVD disc? Nautopia.net has put up a script that you can use to make a custom DVD to boot multiple live CDs."
Linux.com | Multiple live CDs in one DVD

( Permalink: Multiple live CDs in one DVD      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 29, 2006 )

Rails 1.1: The Forgotten Features
Article talking about the new version of Rails.
"With Rails 1.1 now on the streets, I'm upgrading a few apps today. Absorbing all 500 enhancements and fixes into my deep inner matrix will take a while. We've been using the major new features on a project that uses Edge Rails for a while now, and there's documentation floating around for those big-ticket enhancements. But I'm also finding a slew of obscure—dare I say less appreciated—bits and bobs."
Mike Clark's Weblog - Rails 1.1: The Forgotten Features

( Permalink: Rails 1.1: The Forgotten Features      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 29, 2006 )

Using Top More Efficiently
Introduction to using the utility Top.
"Among many monitoring tools that available, most people use "top" (a part of procps package). Top provide almost everything we need to monitor our system's resource usage within single shot. In this article, all the information are based on procps 3.2.5 running on top of Linux kernel 2.6.x"
Using Top More Efficiently: - The Linux Information Resource

( Permalink: Using Top More Efficiently      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 29, 2006 )

Getting Started with Quartz Composer
Looks very cool.
"Take Quartz Composer, for example. It's a free utility that can bring new life and interest to your iMovie projects. In this article, you'll learn how to use your own pictures to create a simple but flashy animation."
MacDevCenter.com -- Getting Started with Quartz Composer

( Permalink: Getting Started with Quartz Composer      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 29, 2006 )

The Java Good Housekeeping Theory
Putting your toys away when you are done is always a drag, but if you dont take the time to do it, you'll have a huge mess over time. Garbage collection does an awful lot of the cleanup for us, and it simplifies development and eliminates entire categories of potential code errors, but some java resources still require explicit action on our part. This article discusses the limitations of garbage collection and identifies situations when you have to do your own housecleaning.

( Permalink: The Java Good Housekeeping Theory      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Mar 29, 2006 )

Hacked by Linux?
You know I could not make up something this strange. Wow.
"If you will not let me help you, find someone you know who is computer literate and has heard of Linux to look at your problem. I am trying very, very hard to save you from great embarrassment.
You may certainly call the FBI if you want. I may call some law enforcement agency or attorney myself if you don't stop throwing around accusations and stop threatening me without just cause.
Please, for the love of God, either let me help you or talk to a computer administrator who can help you with your problem. "
www.centos.org - News - CentOS in the News - It's L-i-n-u-x, that is an Operating System

( Permalink: Hacked by Linux?      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 28, 2006 )

Mastering podcasts with Audacity
Don't be fooled. It may be easy to record audio but it is hard to record audio with high production levels. On the other hand its hard to be a Unix sysadmin. So don't let anything stop you from creating the next big thing.
"Open source software makes podcasting easy -- too easy. Listening to a playlist of first-timer podcasts can leave your ears ringing from sudden changes in playback volume. The problem is audio mastering. Recording sound is simple, but mastering that sound -- compressing volume differences, maintaining a decibel ceiling, and similar operations -- is anything but. Fortunately, an open source tool offers everything you need for mastering podcasts and other spoken-word recordings. Audacity is well-known among podcasters on all platforms for its ability as an editor; here are some tips and tools for mastering and adjusting volume, aimed at podcasters, but they could apply to anyone who needs to produce a spoken-word recording under less-than-perfect conditions."
NewsForge | Mastering podcasts with Audacity

( Permalink: Mastering podcasts with Audacity      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 28, 2006 )

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