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Grow Your Own Apple I 
"A new book tackles modern computers in a uniquely hands-on way -- by getting the reader to build a replica of one of the most famous personal computers of all: the Apple I."
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( Permalink: Grow Your Own Apple I       Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 16, 2005 )

PHP 5 Power Programming
"Following this tour of the new features of PHP 5, the reader is exposed to a brief chapter on the basic language of PHP. An experienced developer can skip this chapter, but it's a very good overview of the syntax including variables and superglobals, basic data types (integers, strings, booleans, arrays, constants), operators, control structures (conditional, loop, code) and functions."
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( Permalink: PHP 5 Power Programming      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 16, 2005 )

HTML WYSIWYG Editors
"In addition, NVu offers a number of tools, including a powerful built-in style sheet editor called CaScadeS. It operates in one of two modes, beginner and expert. NVu also has a markup cleaner and validator, extensions and themes facilities and Web development tools, such as a Javascript console, DOM inspector and Component Viewer. Figure 1 shows a NVu snapshot of a typical Web site in normal view."
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( Permalink: HTML WYSIWYG Editors      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 16, 2005 )

Knoppix 3.8 and UnionFS
"Enter UnionFS. With this system, basically every segment of the filesystem is read-write. UnionFS keeps track of which files you have modified (which are modified and stored within the ramdisk) and which are unmodified, all on the fly. When you access a file in the filesystem that has been modified, UnionFS points you to the copy in ramdisk instead of the copy on the CD-ROM. "
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( Permalink: Knoppix 3.8 and UnionFS      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 16, 2005 )

Mozilla Puts A Stop To Browser Suite
"After several days of confusion about the future of its open-source browser suite, the Mozilla Foundation called it quits, and announced that it would stop development of its namesake. All development efforts will instead be focused on Firefox, the foundation's stand-alone browser, and Thunderbird, its e-mail client. "
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( Permalink: Mozilla Puts A Stop To Browser Suite      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 16, 2005 )

Know your Enemy: Tracking Botnets
"We start with an introduction to botnets and how they work, with examples of their uses. We then briefly analyze the three most common bot variants used. Next we discuss a technique to observe botnets, allowing us to monitor the botnet and observe all commands issued by the attacker. We present common behavior we captured, as well as statistics on the quantitative information learned through monitoring more than one hundred botnets during the last few months. We conclude with an overview of lessons learned and point out further research topics in the area of botnet-tracking, including a tool called mwcollect2 that focuses on collecting malware in an automated fashion."
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( Permalink: Know your Enemy: Tracking Botnets      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 15, 2005 )

A look at AppleTalk and AppleTalk zones
"AppleTalk is one of the two protocols typically used in today's Mac networks. The other is TCP/IP, which has become the dominant network protocol for all computer networks and is the protocol on which the Internet is based."
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( Permalink: A look at AppleTalk and AppleTalk zones      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 15, 2005 )

iGuitar: An axe that is a peripheral
"Brian Moore Guitars has the taken the guitar in the digital age the next logical step with their iGuitar. Described as "a very powerful and flexible tool when used with your Mac and a program, such as GarageBand 2," this next-step instrument offers built-in midi and synth ports, as well as a traditional quarter-inch out. Further, iGuitars provide direct guitar-synth support without using an external pickup."
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( Permalink: iGuitar: An axe that is a peripheral      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 15, 2005 )

The CISM Prep Guide: Mastering the Five Domains of
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a certification developed by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). This book is a guide that is supposed to make your road to certification easier. Read on to get the details.
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( Permalink: The CISM Prep Guide: Mastering the Five Domains of      Submitted by LogError Tue Mar 15, 2005 )

Embedding Perl in database tables
Put Perl into your RDBMS design to reach database nirvana. This installment looks specifically the Class::DBI CPAN module and MySQL to introduce you to embedding Perl in database tables.

( Permalink: Embedding Perl in database tables      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Mar 15, 2005 )

Introducing KeyKit
"KeyKit is a powerful MIDI composition and processing environment that includes an abundance of features and tools designed for conventional MIDI music-making--for example, MIDI sequencers and virtual drum machines--as well as for unconventional MIDI music-making. Indeed, for the Linux musician who wants to explore some exotic and unusual ways of composing with MIDI, KeyKit is required software."
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( Permalink: Introducing KeyKit      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 15, 2005 )

Problems in GProFTPD
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in GProFTPD, bsmtpd, Uim, phpMyAdmin, Vim, Cyrus IMAPd, the Kodak Color Management System on Solaris, Arkeia Network Backup, curl, and PuTTY.

( Permalink: Problems in GProFTPD      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 14, 2005 )

Linus switches to Apple Hardware
"Torvald's response came quickly and succinctly. "My main machine these days is a dual 2GHz G5 (aka PowerPC 970) - it's physically a regular Apple Mac, although it obviously only runs Linux, so I don't think you can call it a Mac any more ;)" he said."
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( Permalink: Linus switches to Apple Hardware      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 14, 2005 )

Success Story: KDE for Science
"The biggest challenge for us was to find out which keyboard and mouse were associated with which monitor. While this was a static mapping, the mouse mapping changed with every system startup. This problem was not understood, but finding out which of the 3 mice belonged to which monitor wasn't so difficult. Because the system was very stable, this was only necessary three times in total."
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( Permalink: Success Story: KDE for Science      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 14, 2005 )

Inside StYNCies
"Stickies is one of the handiest little apps out there. It's been bundled with Apple's operating systems for ages, but Apple hasn't yet taken advantage of the new possibilities for interfacing it to the iPod and iDisk. Russotle, a budding software development company targeting the Mac, has recently filled these gaps by releasing StYNCies--a neat little utility that synchronizes your Stickies to your iPod and/or iDisk."
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( Permalink: Inside StYNCies      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 14, 2005 )

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