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Migrate Win32 C/C++ Applications to Linux on Power
This series of articles helps you migrate your Win32 C/C++ applications to Linux on POWER. Win32 C/C++ Apps to Linux on Power Part-1 of this series covers the Win32 APIs mapping to Linux on POWER regarding the initialization and termination, process, thread, and shared memory services. Win32 C/C++ Apps to Linux on Power Part-2 illustrates how to map Win32 to Linux with respect to mutex application program interfaces (APIs). Win32 C/C++ Apps to Linux on Power Part-3 demonstrates, with code examples, how to map Win32 to Linux with respect to semaphore application program interfaces (APIs).

( Permalink: Migrate Win32 C/C++ Applications to Linux on Power      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 22, 2005 )

Automating deployment with Subversion
"In this issue we are taking a look at how to extend version control to automatically deploy your projects. We'll also be throwing away those extra peripherals and learning how to control multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse. We're also taking a look at new ways of exploring our musical horizons. Fasten your seatbelt, young grasshopper. We're going for a ride."

( Permalink: Automating deployment with Subversion      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 20, 2005 )

GPRS with NetBSD and SonyEricsson P910i
"In this setup, I have been using a Toshiba laptop running NetBSD 2.0 connected to an SonyEricsson P910i mobile phone using a DRS-11 RS-232 serial cable (also from SonyEricsson) via the serial port at /dev/tty00. The GSM provider used is Vodafone Sweden."

( Permalink: GPRS with NetBSD and SonyEricsson P910i      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 20, 2005 )

OSDir.com Project of the Week: Quanta+
"Quanta Plus, or Quanta+, is a web development tool for KDE. Its features include dynamic preview, project management support, templates, multiple toolbars, multiple syntax support, and more. It is modular in design and integrates well with KDE's KIO slaves."

( Permalink: OSDir.com Project of the Week: Quanta+      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 20, 2005 )

The Bacula Philosophy
"An often overlooked but essential ingredient of any smooth-running IT environment is reliable data backup and restore capabilities. Thankfully, the free software/open source community has provided several centralized over-the-network backup and restore solutions. Dan Langille covered the technical details of one such solution, Bacula, in Bacula: Cross-Platform Client-Server Backups. Those just discovering Bacula will find that its features are very competitive with those of other proprietary and FLOSS backup solutions. Bacula is particularly capable in multiple-platform environments where flexibility and custom scripting are essential."

( Permalink: The Bacula Philosophy      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 20, 2005 )

FreeCiv: Because civilization should be free
"FreeCiv.org has released FreeCiv 2, an open-source adaptation of the classic turn-based strategy game, Civilization. This title bears a striking resemblance to Civilization 2—the sole reason this user maintained the Classic environment on his system for three years after switching to OS X."

( Permalink: FreeCiv: Because civilization should be free      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 20, 2005 )

File System Forensic Analysis
Brian Carrier specializes in digital forensics and is the writer and maintainer of The Sleuth Kit and Autopsy, which are open source forensics tools. In this interview with IT-Observer he discusses digital forensics topics as well as his book. read more

( Permalink: File System Forensic Analysis      Submitted by Danny Tue Apr 19, 2005 )

Drag n Drop CD Ripping in Konqueror
"Click on this icon, and Konqueror will launch, displaying the tracks contained on the CD. But that's not all. You should also see two other folders included in your directory listing: a folder labelled MP3 and another labelled Ogg Vorbis. These folders are not really on your CD, but are graphical representations of the MP3 and OGG versions available for you to copy (or RIP) to your hard drive."

( Permalink: Drag n Drop CD Ripping in Konqueror      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 19, 2005 )

Tenor, The Context Link Engine
"The point is that Konqueror is very innnovative today, even if some tasks are too difficult to grasp by inexperienced users. It implements many ideas and features seen nowhere else and has expanded the term "file manager" beyond its original meaning. I expect Microsoft to improve their own file manager (Explorer) a lot by the time they release their next incarnation of Windows. I would not be surprised at all if they even copied some of the best stuff from Konqueror and KDE's File Open dialogs."

( Permalink: Tenor, The Context Link Engine      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 19, 2005 )

Sidenote, a snippet-keeper
"idenote sits at the side of your screen and neatly hides itself away when not in use. Wave your pointer in its direction and it pops out again. You can do all the things you'd expect to do in a note-taking app; use rich text, drag images into notes, and so on. The app has a professional feel to it and does everything its maker claims. "

( Permalink: Sidenote, a snippet-keeper      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 19, 2005 )

Choices For In-Car Infotainment
"Game consoles, the Mac mini, and some other small form-factor PCs take less current to boot and operate than other units. All of this gear, though, is designed to work on 120v/220v AC current that is supplied through your wall outlet. To convert from the car's DC voltage to AC, you'll need an inverter, or a specialized power supply in your PC that can output the DC directly."

( Permalink: Choices For In-Car Infotainment      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 18, 2005 )

Howto install FreeNX on Fedora Core 3

FreeNX application/thin-client server is based on NoMachine’s NX technology. It can operate remote X11 sessions over 56k modem dialup links or anything better. FreeNX package contains a free (GPL) implementation of the nxserver component. The following workshop describes the FreeNX installation on a Linux Fedora Core 3 server.

Read more at Linux-Tip.net

( Permalink: Howto install FreeNX on Fedora Core 3      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Mon Apr 18, 2005 )

Preliminary injunction against Fortinet UK Ltd.
"The gpl-violations.org project has uncovered violations by Fortinet UK Ltd., the UK subsidiary of Fortinet Inc., of the GNU General Public License (GPL). According to gpl-violations.org, Fortinet used GPL software in certain products and then used cryptographic techniques to conceal that usage. "

( Permalink: Preliminary injunction against Fortinet UK Ltd.      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 18, 2005 )

USENIX 2005 Report
I'm writing a daily report for OSnews on USENIX 2005 in Anaheim, CA. Here's what I have to say about the first day.

( Permalink: USENIX 2005 Report      Submitted by Phil Hollenback Mon Apr 18, 2005 )

Data Brokers Reap the Whirlwind
The recent high profile cracks of data brokers such as LexisNexis, ChoicePoint, and others are finally attracting government attention. according to Government Computer News, Senators are beginning to see the need to set uniform data brokerage standards at a Federal level versus the current mix of state, local and federal regualtions. One Senator quoted in the GCN article (Arlan Specter, R. Pa.), seems to understand that the vast differences of non-uniform data protection standards leaves the public and private sectors with too much interpretation and little to no effective guidance.

full story

( Permalink: Data Brokers Reap the Whirlwind      Submitted by Chuck Talk Mon Apr 18, 2005 )

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