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Linux is the Logical Choice for the Classroom
This introductory article summarizes the benefits of using Open Source software in an educational environment, where budgets are often tight and staffing support is minimal. Using a Linux "thin-client" configuration, the author shows the stark contrast between a Microsoft based lab and a Linux lab. The details are located here.

( Permalink: Linux is the Logical Choice for the Classroom      Submitted by Mark Rais Tue Apr 26, 2005 )

Virtual Hosting with Postfix
Joe Topjian has written a two-part tutorial about virtual domain support in Postfix. In his tutorial he uses separate domains and non-unix accounts. He writes:
"This option gives us the most flexibility. It's a little more complicated to set up and understand but well worth it when you're hosting several domains.

Our end goal is to have an email server that supports mail delivery to multiple domains. Each email address will be authentic to only that domain. For example, joe@domain1.com and joe@domain2.com are two different accounts that each receive different mail."

The tutorials can be found here:
http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_postfix_virtual_hosting
http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_postfix_virtual_hosting_2

( Permalink: Virtual Hosting with Postfix      Submitted by Till Brehm Tue Apr 26, 2005 )

The buzz about Apache Beehive
Beehive is a new Apache project that simplifies Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Web services programming. This article shows how to get started with Beehive and offers a sneak preview of Pollinate, an Eclipse plug-in that creates Beehive applications.

( Permalink: The buzz about Apache Beehive      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 26, 2005 )

Defender of the faith
"Since setting up the project, Welte has made 25 agreements with companies that were violating the GPL, as well as setting up two preliminary injunctions and one court order. Each of these companies used GPL code in products they distributed without making the source code available, as is required by the licence."
Story

( Permalink: Defender of the faith      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 26, 2005 )

Interview with Aspyr's Glenda Adams
"As a short introduction for those who don't already know, Glenda's CV is impressive-- before joining Aspyr she co-founded Westlake Interactive, and also worked for LookingGlass Technologies, TechWorks, and Impressions software. The titles she has worked on as programmer or lead programmer ranges over many high profile titles such as Duke Nukem, Tomb Raider (I, II, Chronicles), Railroad Tycoon II, Deus Ex, Unreal & Unreal Tournament, Everquest, and the Harry Potter games. "
Story

( Permalink: Interview with Aspyr's Glenda Adams      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 25, 2005 )

BSD Certification
"But the BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and DragnonflyBSD) do not have a standard certification, though it looks like thatís going to change. A few weeks ago, the BSD Certification Group announced its existence and intention to create a standard BSD certification for all the BSDs. Dru Lavigne, Chair of the BSD Certification Group, and author of the excellent FreeBSD Basics column and BSD Hacks book, was kind enough to answer a few questions about the program."
Story

( Permalink: BSD Certification      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 25, 2005 )

MySQL for Linux on POWER and PowerPC servers
In MySQL for Linux on POWER, Part 1 you will learn about the availability of MySQL Database Server for Linux. In MySQL for Linux on POWER, Part 2 develop apps for MySQL in PHP, Java, C/C++, Python, and Perl.

( Permalink: MySQL for Linux on POWER and PowerPC servers      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Apr 25, 2005 )

Interview: Curt Craig, SafeDesk Solutions
Orange Crate is pleased to announce an interview with Curt Craig of Safe Desk Solutions through email. I found this to be a fun one - Curt's self-effacing sense of humor is rather refreshing. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did, and that you learn a little more about the new businesses and opportunities that entrepenuers are finding in the new Linux channels available to them. No matter what the pundits are saying, there are plenty of trained solution providers out there, and their numbers are growing.

( Permalink: Interview: Curt Craig, SafeDesk Solutions      Submitted by Chuck Talk Mon Apr 25, 2005 )

Configurations that keep your Linux System safe
In this series of articles, learn how to plan, design, install, configure, and maintain systems running Linux in a secure way. In addition to a theoretical overview of security concepts, installation issues, and potential threats and their exploits, you'll also get practical advice on how to secure and harden a Linux-based system.

( Permalink: Configurations that keep your Linux System safe      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Apr 25, 2005 )

Performance Monitoring and Tuning
How do you get mainframe performance on an embedded budget? Just learn the secrets of the mainframe gurus and apply them in your own designs. Architectural decisions define the ultimate feasible performance of any product. This article covers features that can help you improve your system's performance.

( Permalink: Performance Monitoring and Tuning      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Apr 25, 2005 )

Tiger Notes from NAB
"My first impression was that Tiger is looking very good... ready for release in fact. The Spotlight portion of the demo was strong, especially combined with Smart folders. It's funny, thanks to Gmail, I've loosened up on some of my filing habits and now rely more on Google's "mail search" to navigate my inbox. After watching the Spotlight demo today, I'm thinking I'm in a better frame of mind to fully embrace this feature right out of the gate."
Story

( Permalink: Tiger Notes from NAB      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 22, 2005 )

Review: Kanotix: Debian/Sid on steroids
I have recently purchased a 2nd-hand IBM Thinkpad T23. 866 MHz P3, 256 megabytes RAM. Nothing special, but a very nice piece of machine. I have also bought a Netgear MA521 PCMCIA wireless network card to connect to my home network's router.

New hardware, new operating system. I will test two user friendly distributions on my laptop, one community based and one enterprise Linux operating system.

There is a great number of Debian based and other live Linux CD-s available. Kanotix, based on Debian Sid (unstable) and Knoppix is one of ,them. Is it yet another Knoppix-imitation? No, and I will tell you why. Read More @ LinuxTimes.net

( Permalink: Review: Kanotix: Debian/Sid on steroids      Submitted by Editor Fri Apr 22, 2005 )

Setting up & Using Apache, MySQL, and PHP
Configuring, compiling, installing, setting up, and using MySQL plus PHP with the Apache web server. Story

( Permalink: Setting up & Using Apache, MySQL, and PHP      Submitted by JR Fink Fri Apr 22, 2005 )

Password Protect Web Server Pages, Beginner HOWTO
Managing user access to a Linux web server is extremely easy and quick. Yet, I find some new administrators get frustrated by the lack of complete information.

My hope is that this brief HOWTO article gives beginner's a good look at managing access with the use of Apache overrides and .htaccess. Since my goal is to make it as easy as pie, I will cut the techno talk and get to the points.

( Permalink: Password Protect Web Server Pages, Beginner HOWTO      Submitted by Andrea W. Cordingly Fri Apr 22, 2005 )

Porting Windows IPC apps to Linux
The wave of migration to open source in business has the potential to cause a tremendous porting traffic jam as developers move the ever-pervasive Windows application to the Linux platform. In this three-part series, get a mapping guide, complete with examples, to ease your transition from Windows to Linux. Part 1 introduces processes and threads.

( Permalink: Porting Windows IPC apps to Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 22, 2005 )

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An Invitation to SETL
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The Mother of All CPU Charts
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Pogo Linux Altura64 Workstation
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Interview with Richard Thieme
(Wed Dec 29, 2004)

Visual Studio 2005's disregard for social dynamics
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The Graphing Calculator Story
(Tue Dec 28, 2004)

Backing up your MySQL data
(Tue Dec 28, 2004)

Listen to the Music with KsCD!
(Tue Dec 28, 2004)

New Year Resolutions: Computer Security
(Tue Dec 28, 2004)

Great moments in microprocessor history
(Tue Dec 28, 2004)

Call components safely
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Streaming iTunes from Ubuntu
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Shadow software Attack
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Security Risks In Wireless Computing
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