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OGB: Defining the Future of OpenSolaris
"if you scanned quickly to the bottom thats fine by me, the essential take away here is that while things may look a bit heated on some of the mailing lists right now its all for honorable reasons, and we can only hope that the discussion drives towards action that will better ourselves and our community."
The Blog of Ben Rockwood: OGB: Defining the Future of OpenSolaris

( Permalink: OGB: Defining the Future of OpenSolaris      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 31, 2008 )

Your First Steps with Linux
I have not put one of these up in a while. Send it to your Windows using friends.
"But the question does have merit. Starting with linux is usually a little bit different than starting with windows, or Apple. Why? Because this is the only OS that most people have to install by themselves. When people start messing around with Linux and BSD they usually tend to install it on a system that originally came preloaded with Windows. And this is where many issues crop up. Here are the few tips I usually pass down to the newbies. I figured that I might as well record them here and just point people to this post from now on."
Terminally Incoherent Blog Archive Your First Steps with Linux

( Permalink: Your First Steps with Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 31, 2008 )

SNMP Monitoring for GPFS Clusters on Linux
General Parallel File System (GPFS) on Linux provides Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) services that let administrators collect SNMP data about the health of a GPFS cluster so that problems such as disk failure can be quickly identified. This article provides a method for basic verification of SNMP in a GPFS cluster.

( Permalink: SNMP Monitoring for GPFS Clusters on Linux      Submitted by LinucksGirl Thu Jan 31, 2008 )

Tweaking Hidden Ubuntu Settings With Ubuntu Tweak
Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that lets you change hidden Ubuntu settings, for example: hide or change the splash screen, show or hide the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network icons, change Metacity, Nautilus, power management, and security settings, etc. Currently Ubuntu Tweak is available only for the Ubuntu GNOME desktop, i.e., it will not work on Kubuntu or Xubuntu. This short guide shows how to install and use Ubuntu Tweak.

( Permalink: Tweaking Hidden Ubuntu Settings With Ubuntu Tweak      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jan 30, 2008 )

HP-UX UNIX Backup and Recover Data to Tape Device
One of my responsibilities is backing up UNIX server. HP-UX offers various commands just like any other UNIX system to backup file system, data and applications. How do I backup data under HP-UX UNIX? How do I use mt, fbackup and frecover commands to perform full and incremental backups?

How to: HP-UX UNIX Backup and Recover Data to Tape Device

( Permalink: HP-UX UNIX Backup and Recover Data to Tape Device      Submitted by nixCraft Wed Jan 30, 2008 )

Ultimate Eee hack
Love the FM transmitter.
"Intrepid hardware hacker Torsten Lyngaas cracked open his Eee PC and decked it out with $450 worth of extra hardware, including a GPS receiver, an FM transmitter, Bluetooth, extra USB ports, 802.11n, and an extra 4GB flash storage drive. "
Ultimate Eee hack includes everything but the kitchen sink

( Permalink: Ultimate Eee hack      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 30, 2008 )

Sun Modular Datacenter S20
Don't know why I like this but I think it is cool.
"Join us to preview the world's first virtualized datacenter -- a complete datacenter in a standard shipping container."
Sun Modular Datacenter S20 - Features and Benefits

( Permalink: Sun Modular Datacenter S20      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 30, 2008 )

Linux Detecting Rootkits
A rootkit is a program designed to take fundamental control of a computer system, without authorization by the systemís owners and legitimate managers.

Most rootkits use the power of the kernel to hide themselves, they are only visible from within the kernel. How do I detect rootkits under CentOS or Debian Linux server?

Linux Detecting / Checking Rootkits with Chkrootkit and rkhunter Software

( Permalink: Linux Detecting Rootkits      Submitted by nixCraft Tue Jan 29, 2008 )

IBM DB2 UDB V9 HA in a Solaris Cluster 3.2
I don't usually put up PDFs but this looks useful.
"This paper provides step-by-step instructions on how to install, create, and enable DB2 Universal Database (UDB) V9 for high availability (HA) in a two-node Solaris Cluster 3.2 environment. The article demonstrates how to use ZFS as a failover file system for a DB2 instance and how to implement DB2 failover across Solaris Containers in the Solaris 10 Operating System."
BigAdmin Feature Article: Implementing IBM DB2 UDB V9 HA in a Solaris Cluster 3.2 Environment

( Permalink: IBM DB2 UDB V9 HA in a Solaris Cluster 3.2      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 29, 2008 )

Cross-browser Web application testing made easy
Ideally, every Web application should be tested to ensure that it will work perfectly on every browser that might access it. But with the fragmentation of the browser market and the increasing importance of the very fluid world of mobile platforms, that's a practical impossibility. Still, you can come closer than you might think. This article shows you a wide array of tools for cross-platform Web testing.

( Permalink: Cross-browser Web application testing made easy      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 29, 2008 )

Mastering how to process text in PHP
In many apps, parsing parameters is a necessary evil. And nothing is better for it than PHP's regex engine. This article delves more deeply into regexes and look at a handful of advanced operators and recipes to master regular expressions in PHP.

( Permalink: Mastering how to process text in PHP      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 29, 2008 )

Beating Colossus: interview with Joachim Schueth
The NetBSD website features an interview with Joachim Schueth, who has beaten a reconstruction of the famous Colossus Mark II code breaking machine in cracking messages that were encrypted with a SZ42 cipher machine. Amongst other things he comments on his choice of the NetBSD system and the Ada programming language for tackling this challenge.

( Permalink: Beating Colossus: interview with Joachim Schueth      Submitted by Zeno Mon Jan 28, 2008 )

Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu)
This tutorial explains how to turn an old PC with additional hard disks into a simple home file server. The file server is intended for home use. The home file server is accessible by Windows and Linux computers in the home network.

( Permalink: Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu)      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jan 28, 2008 )

Linux: Get Information About Your BIOS
biosdecode is a command line utility to parses the BIOS memory and prints information about all structures (or entry points) it knows of. The DMI table doesnít only describe what the system is currently made of, it also can report the possible evolutions such as the fastest supported CPU or the maximal amount of memory supported. In this tip you will learn about decoding BIOS data (dumping a computerís DMI ) and getting all information about computer hardware without rebooting the server.
Get Information About Your BIOS / Server Hardware From a Shell Without Opening Chassis ( BIOS Decoder )

( Permalink: Linux: Get Information About Your BIOS      Submitted by nixCraft Mon Jan 28, 2008 )

Running KDE4 (Final) on Mandriva 2008
This month the KDE Community announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era.
We will see major improvements in almost all areas. The Phonon multimedia framework provides platform independent multimedia support to all KDE applications. The KDE 4 desktop has gained some major new capabilities like the Plasma desktop an increased KDE Window manager a lot more. Lots of KDE applications have seen improvements as well. Visual updates through vector-based artwork, changes in the underlying libraries, user interface enhancements and new features and new applications. We will also test the new document viewer (Okular) and the new file manager (Dolphin). This workshop will describe how to install KDE 4 on Mandriva 2008.

Read more at Linux-Tip.net

( Permalink: Running KDE4 (Final) on Mandriva 2008      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Mon Jan 28, 2008 )

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