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Installing Fedora Core 4, First Impressions
"I downloaded and installed Fedora Core 4 two nights ago. I wiped my hard disk clean (60 GB, not the 10 GB one), allocated approximately 16 GB for Windows XP, installed that first, and then I did a clean install of Fedora Core 4 using all the remaining disk space."
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( Permalink: Installing Fedora Core 4, First Impressions      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 17, 2005 )

Essential Mac OS X Server Administration
"Essential Mac OS X Server Administration, written by Michael Bartosh and Ryan Faas, has been eagerly anticipated by the OS X Panther Server community. The wait is finally over and the authors have satisfied their audience with a meticulously written and detailed volume on OS X Server administration. This is not a book for the beginner: if you're an IT professional with an OS X Server deployment and want to gain a thorough understanding and appreciation of integrating Panther Server into your particular environment then this book will fully meet your expectations."
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( Permalink: Essential Mac OS X Server Administration      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 16, 2005 )

Opening Day for OpenSolaris
"The OpenSolaris source base is large, around 10 million lines, but if you go to http://blogs.sun.com you will see hundreds of OpenSolaris engineering blogs from across Sun's engineering community explaining in detail the code they have written. The amount of technical content in these engineering blogs is impressive, and you can expect even more as we go. You can also find those blogs, as well as the pilot community blogs, at opensolaris.org."
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( Permalink: Opening Day for OpenSolaris      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 16, 2005 )

OpenSolaris Licence
OpenSolaris has been released under the CDDL (Common Development and Distribution License). Sun has this FAQ about it.
"CDDL is the Common Development and Distribution License. It is an open source license that takes the well-known Mozilla Public License (MPL) and makes it reusable without modification. We wanted a copyleft license that provided the protections and freedoms necessary for true open source, as well as enabling creation of larger works for commercial purposes."

( Permalink: OpenSolaris Licence      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 16, 2005 )

Case of a wireless hack
"Well, I had just got my first laptop and really wanted to try and do something cool with it (even tried to do some work but grew tired of it). Wardriving was exciting at first, but it became a bit dull when I realised that WEP enabled networks are out of my reach (as they didn't have any traffic to analyze - almost dead home networks) and unencrypted ones aren't a challenge at all. Luckily, the wireless network on my university's campus proved to be a bit more interesting."
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( Permalink: Case of a wireless hack      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 16, 2005 )

Ruby on Rails
Ruby on Rails is a recent entry into the world of Web application development that is rapidly gaining mindshare, even while still in beta versions. Rails succeeds by automating the creation of the most common types of Web applications while not straightjacketing you if you want to add custom or atypical requirements. Moreover, compared to many Free Software libraries that perform individual aspects of a Web application, Rails contains a nicely integrated set of tools for all aspects.

( Permalink: Ruby on Rails      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jun 16, 2005 )

An Interview with Ryan C. Gordon (Icculus)
"Ryan C. Gordon, also known as Icculus, is the one responsible for creating native Linux and Macintosh ports for a number of different popular games on the market. Some of the games he has worked on have included the Unreal 200X series, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, America's Army, Postal 1/2, Battlefield 1942, and Serious Sam. Ryan is also the system administrator for over 100 open source developers that work on a countless number of open source projects. Icculus also maintains icculus.org, which is the home to a number of open source projects, hosting of different news items, and a number of different homepages. Read on as we speak with this very intriguing Linux developer."
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( Permalink: An Interview with Ryan C. Gordon (Icculus)      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 15, 2005 )

Interview with KDE developers
"Previously I've blogged about Safari's fork of KHTML and the expertise of Apple's browser developers. With the recent news of Konqueror becoming ACID2 compliant, I yearned for more info. I just conducted an interview with Ivor Hewitt and Allan (carewolf), the developers who merged in Apple's recent ACID2 changes into Konqueror. Read on to get their "inside" feel for the situation between KDE and Apple. Thanks Ivor and Allan for your excellent work and for responding!"
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( Permalink: Interview with KDE developers      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 15, 2005 )

How a Corrupted USB Drive Was Saved by Linux
"My friend's brother had a 512MB Lexar Media Jumpdrive Pro USB drive that became corrupted after using it with Windows 2000. His IT department was able to get back some but not all of the file contents, but without any file names. On his own, he tried some recovery utilities, but all failed. Using a typical Linux distro--in this case SuSE 8.0--however, it wasn't hard to recover almost all of the data from the drive along with the filenames and to burn a CD-ROM of the contents."
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( Permalink: How a Corrupted USB Drive Was Saved by Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 15, 2005 )

Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 2
"In Part Two, you'll learn how to use the terminal app to look at external volumes, then enable ssh to access files, scp to securely copy them remotely, sftp for secure ftp, and finally how to use rsync to synchronize files between two computers."
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( Permalink: Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 15, 2005 )

NetBSD makes plea for cash
NetBSD has e-mailed its user community asking for donations. "There are many upgrades we'd like to make to the NetBSD project infrastructure," said the e-mail, "but which we cannot make because, to be blunt, our project is poor. Not poor in innovation nor poor in developer resources nor poor in features -- poor in cold, hard cash, the kind we need to buy hardware that would let us better serve our users."

( Permalink: NetBSD makes plea for cash      Submitted by george Wed Jun 15, 2005 )

Intel Mac benchmarks
"Individuals attending Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference have submitted Xbench benchmark results from Apple's Pentium 4-based Power Mac systems. The benchmarks do not reflect native performance of the 3.6GHz systems, however, but rather provide an indication of how PowerPC-compiled applications will run under Rosetta on Intel-based systems."
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( Permalink: Intel Mac benchmarks      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 14, 2005 )

Ajax on Rails
"While Google's prominent use of XMLHttpRequest dramatically demonstrated that vastly improved UIs for web apps were possible, it was Jesse James Garrett's February 18 essay that finally gave this technique a usable name: Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). That was the tipping point. Without knowing it, we as an industry had been waiting for this, and the new Ajax name spread like wildfire. I have never seen such rapid and near universal adoption of a new technology moniker!"
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( Permalink: Ajax on Rails      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 14, 2005 )

Complete PHP Mail Tutorial
"Sending E-Mail through PHP can be simple, or it can be very complex depending on what you want to do. A standard plain-text E-Mail is what most developers resort to because building the MIME headers for HTML mail can be a difficult process. Those days have been over for quite some time with the amazing PHPMailer library that is available for free! In this tutorial, I will discuss in detail the features and possibilities you have when dealing with PHPMailer."
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( Permalink: Complete PHP Mail Tutorial      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 14, 2005 )

Keeping Your Sanity with Unison
Unison is a simple program to synchronize two file locations. Think of it as a combination of rsync and subversion. Though it's not as robust as either of those two programs, it's extremely simple to use and comes in handy more than you think.

Full article is here.

( Permalink: Keeping Your Sanity with Unison      Submitted by joetopjian Tue Jun 14, 2005 )

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