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Improving Doctors' Offices and Medical Exams
Developers try to take a bit of the sting out of doctor exams by making the probes that poke and prod a little less painful. Read and suggest ways that technology and embedded chips can help the general practitioner's office.

( Permalink: Improving Doctors' Offices and Medical Exams      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jun 14, 2005 )

Intel Inside the G5 Enclosure
"Powerpage stumbled across a few pictures of Apple's Aluminum G5 enclosure with the Intel board visible inside. Apple is making development boxes available to select ADC Premiere members for US$999 at this week's WWDC conference in San Francisco."
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( Permalink: Intel Inside the G5 Enclosure      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 13, 2005 )

Puppy Linux Live Reviewed
"I had a chance to check out Puppy Linux Live CD today. It sure is small and it boots pretty fast, but I donít think itís really suitable for beginner Linux users. Itís important to note that I reviewed the Live CD only and I did it with a view of how suitable it is for beginner Linux users since thatís what weíre doing around here. "
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( Permalink: Puppy Linux Live Reviewed      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 13, 2005 )

Talking with Richard Stallman
1) Let's start. Can you explain to our readers why you started with FSF in 1984? What did you need of? Why you created it?
What I started in 1984 was the development of the GNU operating system. All the operating systems for modern computers of the day were proprietary; users were forbidden to share them, and could not get the source code to change them. The only way to use computers in freedom was to replace those systems with a free operating system. That's what GNU was meant to do. The Free Software Foundation was started in late 1985 to raise funds for GNU development, and more generally to promote free software.
Read more at TuxJournal.net

( Permalink: Talking with Richard Stallman      Submitted by TuxJournal.net Mon Jun 13, 2005 )

Loadbalancer-less clusters on Linux
Clusterip is a relatively new iptables extension written by Harald Welte, which allows the configuration of server farms (or clusters) without load balancers (or directors in Linux Virtual Server jargon). The iptables clusterip module is included with the latest 2.6 kernels so it will be present right out of the box in most modern Linux distributions.
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( Permalink: Loadbalancer-less clusters on Linux      Submitted by Flavio Villanustre Mon Jun 13, 2005 )

Solaris Containers Feature
"This document explains the use of the Solaris Containers feature found in the Solaris 10 Operating System. With this feature, you can segregate different tasks on the same machine so they operate as if they were on different systems. Demonstrating this feature can potentially encourage customer adoption. The target is to configure the Solaris 10 OS to have two zones: one running Oracle 10g database and the other with Apache Tomcat 5.5.4 application server accessing the Oracle 10g database. See how an Ultra 10 workstation is configured in the diagram below."
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( Permalink: Solaris Containers Feature      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 13, 2005 )

High-Performance Commodity Computing Hits The Main
Take a look at the financial services space and you'll find that grid has gone mainstream into some of the world's largest enterprises, thanks to commodity Linux servers, open source tools like Globus, and the growing adoption of service-oriented architectures. Our correspondent at the LinuxWorld New York Summit listened in as technology leaders discussed the burgeoning use of grid in the financial vertical.

( Permalink: High-Performance Commodity Computing Hits The Main      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jun 13, 2005 )

Going for Broke
"The crowd this week in San Francisco at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference seemed mildly excited by the prospect of its favorite computer company turning to Intel processors. The CEO of Adobe asked why it had taken Apple so long to make the switch? Analysts on Wall Street were generally positive, with a couple exceptions. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE!? Are these people drunk on Flav-r-Ade? Yes. It is the legendary Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field at work. And this time, what's behind the announcement is so baffling and staggering that it isn't surprising that nobody has yet figured it out until now. Apple and Intel are merging."
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( Permalink: Going for Broke      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 10, 2005 )

Apple to Intel move no threat to Linux
"Realistically, Apple will not make generic PCís nor will the upcoming Intel version of Mac OS X run on non-Apple hardware. The new Apples will be just as proprietary as the PowerPC-based Apple hardware -- and just as distinct from the generic ĎPC marketí.

Above all, Apple is still a hardware company and a switch to commodity hardware -- or even making their new computers PC compatible -- would be a far more dangerous business risk than simply switching CPU architectures. Apple is not changing their business plan. They are changing their processor architecture and supplier only."

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( Permalink: Apple to Intel move no threat to Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jun 10, 2005 )

Synopsys and IBM: A Partnership for Designers
What are the most important attributes of a successful chip design? Should designers buy tools or build their own? What advantages can a company like Synopsys offer designers? Norm Kelly, director of Business Development for the IP Group at Synopsys, Inc, answers these and other questions.

( Permalink: Synopsys and IBM: A Partnership for Designers      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jun 10, 2005 )

At the Sounding Edge: Using QSynth and QJackCtl
"QSynth and QJackCtl are GUI front-ends for other software. QSynth provides a friendly user interface for the fluidsynth soundfont-based synthesizer. QJackCtl supplies a similar interface for the JACK audio server/transport control system. Both applications use a recent version of the Qt graphics toolkit and up-to-date versions of their other required components. Complete instructions for installing and configuring QSynth and QJackCtl can be read on their respective Web sites (see Resources), and most of the necessary software is included in mainstream Linux distributions."
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( Permalink: At the Sounding Edge: Using QSynth and QJackCtl      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 10, 2005 )

Building a Linux virtual server
"With the explosive growth of the Internet, the workload on servers providing Web, email, and media services has increased greatly. More and more sites are being challenged to keep up with the growing demands and are employing several techniques to avoid overloading their servers. Building a scalable server on a cluster of computers is one of the solutions that is being effectively put to use. With such a cluster, the increasing requests can be easily managed by simply adding one or more new servers to the existing cluster as required. In this article we will look at setting up one such scalable, network load-balancing server cluster using a virtual server via the Linux Virtual Server Project."
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( Permalink: Building a Linux virtual server      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 10, 2005 )

Let's Build Another Dashboard Widget
"As we found out with my first article on writing widgets, the Dashboard environment can be a tricky place to develop code. While certain features may not work exactly the same between the beta and full release (as with widget.system), Dashboard is still an excellent environment to run mini-applications. Even though no real development environment exists now, there are some tricks and techniques that can be used to make widget development easier."
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( Permalink: Let's Build Another Dashboard Widget      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 9, 2005 )

The Five Stages of Intel Mac
"hmm? Duel core 3.7GHZ?"
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( Permalink: The Five Stages of Intel Mac      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 9, 2005 )

Major Breakthrough in Linux Technology
"What Is FreeNX? For technically inclined people, imagine X server technology with compression so tight that GNOME and KDE sessions run over modems with SSH encryption. Image lightening-fast thin clients that use tiny amounts of bandwidth and handle audio and video, printing and session suspension instead of termination. Imagine real virtual KVM switches without hardware. Say goodbye to SunRay servers and all the thin clients that never lived up to their promise. Think about real heterogeneous interoperability on PCs and devices that scale."
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( Permalink: Major Breakthrough in Linux Technology      Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 9, 2005 )

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