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SWT and JFace, Part 1 & 2: A gentle introduction
Part 1 of this series, you get introduced to Eclipse, the Eclipse SWT, and the JFace GUI tool kits to construct Eclipse and stand-alone rich GUIs. also introduced the basic label, text, and button GUI controls, and the composite, group, and shell container types. Part 2 expands on what you learn in Part 1 and shows you how to creat simple Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) applications using Java technology, Eclipse, and the SWT and JFace libraries. In addtions to that, it shows you how to use combo, list, table, and tree controls, as well as form layouts and reusable helper methods.

( Permalink: SWT and JFace, Part 1 & 2: A gentle introduction      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 25, 2005 )

Unix Web Hacks
Taking care of web site updates by manually editing the HTML, then manually uploading the new files, is more work than I care to do. So, I have written some tools to do most of the job for me. The latest article on Linux, Unix, /etc/, Unix Web Hacks, details an approach to web publishing using Unix tools.

( Permalink: Unix Web Hacks      Submitted by Paul Dunne Mon Jul 25, 2005 )

Tor: The Ying or the Yang?
"Tor: The Onion Router is an interesting tool that can be used for good or evil. What the creator of Tor wants you to think is that it is an anonymization tool that allows users to connect to servers free of the worry that those servers are logging every detail of your browser, email address, and other information. In my own opinion, I think they just wanted to create a hacking tool that would allow them, and others not to get caught. But we will get to that later."

( Permalink: Tor: The Ying or the Yang?      Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 25, 2005 )

Why FreeBSD
The FreeBSD operating system is the unknown giant among free operating systems. Starting out from the 386BSD project, it is an extremely fast UNIX-like operating system mostly for the Intel chip and its clones. In many ways, FreeBSD has always been the operating system that GNU/Linux-based operating systems should have been. It runs on out-of-date Intel machines and 64-bit AMD chips, and it serves terabytes of files a day on some of the largest file servers on earth.

( Permalink: Why FreeBSD      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 25, 2005 )

Tutorial: Setting up a server with Fedora Core 4
This is a very detailed tutorial (with 28 screenshots, allowing even newbies to follow it step by step) about how to use Fedora Core 4 to set up a server with the following functions:

( Permalink: Tutorial: Setting up a server with Fedora Core 4      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jul 25, 2005 )

An Interview with John Markoff
"How did computing as we know it come into existence? Some point to the Homebrew Computing Club, which directly gave birth to more than 20 of the great Silicon Valley companies, most famously Apple Computer. Others point to Xerox PARC, where such innovations as PostScript, screen fonts, laser printers and Ethernet were made real."

( Permalink: An Interview with John Markoff      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 22, 2005 )

Tips for buying a Linux-compatible laptop
"Though it served me faithfully for nearly five years, it was time to send my old Dell Inspiron 3800 laptop out to pasture. As much as I like buying new toys, I wasn't looking forward to shopping for a laptop -- I thought I'd find something just adequate that would cost a ton of money. As it turned out, I spent less than I expected, and my new laptop system is as perfect as I need it to be. Here are a few things I learned about shopping for Linux-compatible laptops."

( Permalink: Tips for buying a Linux-compatible laptop      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 22, 2005 )

Installing Debian Sarge on a Linksys NSLU2
"As this article explains it is possible to get a Debian/ARM machine up and running for around 200 with off-the-shelf components, a bit of time and a tiny bit of hardware hacking (the serial port). The biggest thing lacking is getting the builtin ethernet to work."

( Permalink: Installing Debian Sarge on a Linksys NSLU2      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 22, 2005 )

Acer TravelMate 2300 notebook computer
"Laptop computers embody a series of compromises. You sacrifice speed and comfort for size; power and technology for price; and durability for weight. GNU/Linux and *BSD users often make another sacrifice: compatibility for portability. Running a free operating system on your computer means that parts of it may not work. Somehow, Acer managed to hit all of these compromises squarely in the center with its TravelMate 2300. For less than $700, you'll have a hard time finding a better Linux laptop computer than this."

( Permalink: Acer TravelMate 2300 notebook computer      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 22, 2005 )

Mac sales soar; are we seeing more switchers?
"Assuming that Mac shipments would have been flat year-over-year, these percentage increases imply that about 200,000 Windows users purchased Macs in both the second and third fiscal quarters"

( Permalink: Mac sales soar; are we seeing more switchers?      Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 22, 2005 )

KDE Desktop From OpenSolaris Community
"KDE 3.4.1 is the first modern desktop environment being compiled, packaged and working fully on the OpenSolaris platform. The work has been mainly done by our friend Stefan Teleman. While KDE is known to compile out of the box on Solaris with GCC, using the Sun ONE Studio 10 Compiler still presents a challenge which requires a lot of patches. A list of georgeous screenshots is probably what makes lots of people think "KDE seems to be ahead of the game already". Read on for an interview with KDE on Solaris lead Stefan Teleman. "

( Permalink: KDE Desktop From OpenSolaris Community      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 21, 2005 )

A survey of RSS aggregators
"Over the years, the proliferation of news sites, weblogs and other sites with daily updates has made it nearly impossible for the average user to visit every site of interest in a timely fashion. For those of us who want or need to keep informed on a variety of topics, RSS, RDF and Atom feeds have become a nearly indispensable tool to skim the headlines for many sites at once without having to spend more than an hour per day clicking through bookmarks. However, this raises the question of how to manage news feeds effectively."

( Permalink: A survey of RSS aggregators      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 21, 2005 )

Hardware Review: Lini Desktop
"In fact, over the years I have ordered product from each of the three vendors mentioned above and was quite satisfied. This particular review concerns the relatively new Lini computer from Open Sense Solutions. My purchase occurred early enough that my system was considered something of a beta unit. The vendor was not informed that I would write a review, so product configuration and customer support were not skewed."

( Permalink: Hardware Review: Lini Desktop      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 21, 2005 )

An Introduction to m4
The latest article on Linux, Unix, /etc/ is an introduction to m4. Though it has been a standard part of Unix since V7, m4 remains one of the "unsung heroes". This article is the first of three aiming to show how useful m4 can be.

( Permalink: An Introduction to m4      Submitted by Paul Dunne Thu Jul 21, 2005 )

Groovy's growth spurt
Groovy took a gigantic leap this past April, with the formal release of a new parser aimed at standardizing the language as part of the JSR process. If you weren't paying attention before, now's the time to start. The new syntax is chock full of enhancements to the language designed for a short learning curve and a big payoff. Resident Groovy practitioner Andrew Glover walks through most important changes to Groovy's syntax and shows you a handy feature you won't find in classic Groovy.

( Permalink: Groovy's growth spurt      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jul 21, 2005 )

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