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An Interview with Teodor Danciu of JasperReports
Orange Crate is pleased to announce an interview with Teodor Danciu, developer of JasperReports, an open source project that delivers excellent reporting capabilites for applications using a number of methods and capabilities. Teodor was kind enough to take time out of his schedule to answer my questions, and I do appreciate that.

( Permalink: An Interview with Teodor Danciu of JasperReports      Submitted by Chuck Talk Wed Feb 16, 2005 )

Deploy an application with Cerise Web server
This article shows you how to create a guestbook Web application with the Cerise Web server and the Ruby programming language. You'll use RSS 1.0 as the file format for the guestbook entries and XSLT for transforming files to HTML.

( Permalink: Deploy an application with Cerise Web server      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Feb 16, 2005 )

The new 1.67-GHz PowerBook
"Even as it was trimming the price tag, Apple was doing something it should have done a couple of years ago: doubling the base amount of memory. The 17-in. model always came with a 512MB RAM chip. But the others usually came with just 256MB, not really enough to use Mac OS X as it should be used. That means you don't have to run out and buy more memory after plunking down serious money on a PowerBook -- though you might want to anyway. I did, adding 1GB of RAM for 1.5GB in total."

( Permalink: The new 1.67-GHz PowerBook      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 15, 2005 )

HOWTO: Creating .deb-Packages With Checkinstall
I have written a tutorial describing how to create Debian packages with checkinstall. Checkinstall is a nice tool to create simple .deb-packages that you can use in your local network (e.g. if you have to install the same piece of software on multiple computers running Debian). It lets you compile and install software from the sources like before, but with the difference that you end up with a Debian package which also means that you can easily uninstall the software you just compiled by running dpkg -r!

( Permalink: HOWTO: Creating .deb-Packages With Checkinstall      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Feb 15, 2005 )

Feather Linux for Firewalls
"The firewall infrastructure of GNU/Linux consists of two parts, the kernel (netfilter) and the configuration structure (iptables). In order to build a firewall structure in GNU/Linux, you first need the proper netfilter support, which almost every Linux distribution includes by default. The second part is the set of rules that govern the packets (traffic) to be let in and the packets to deny."

( Permalink: Feather Linux for Firewalls      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 15, 2005 )

KBear - App of the Month
"KBear supports several protocols. By default it supports FTP and SFTP (FTP over SSH), but KBear can also use the existing KIOslaves and use for example Fish or SMB (Windows network protocol), if those are present on the computer."

( Permalink: KBear - App of the Month      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 15, 2005 )

Defeat the no match found scenario
This article digs up a simple, pre-existing method designed to quickly and easily solve this common search problem of characters that cannot be easily identified. It is a quick, variant, alphanumeric search method to increase useful returns.

( Permalink: Defeat the no match found scenario      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Feb 15, 2005 )

One week with Gentoo Linux
I think that most GNU/Linux users have heard of Gentoo. Gentoo Linux is very unique and can not be compared to any other distribution. It does not have an installer or any other GUI-tools, but it has Portage and unrivaled documentation... but let's start at the beginning.
Read More @ Linuxtimes.net

( Permalink: One week with Gentoo Linux      Submitted by LinuxTimes Tue Feb 15, 2005 )

Apache and AppleScript
"AppleScript, however, is a technology that has never been used on the server side for a variety of reasons, the most obvious being the fact that it wasn't even available on a true server platform until the release of Mac OS X. All of the servers out there running Linux, *BSD, Solaris, and even Windows use"

( Permalink: Apache and AppleScript      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 14, 2005 )

Perl Trouble
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in Perl, PostgreSQL, ncpfs, Squid, cpio, UW IMAP, ChBg, FireHOL, Clam AntiVirus, and f2c.

( Permalink: Perl Trouble      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 14, 2005 )

The CELL Microprocessor
"The CELL processor is a collaboration between IBM, Sony and Toshiba. The CELL processor is expected by this consortium to provide computing power an order of magnitude above and beyond what is currently available to its competitors. The International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2005 was chosen by the group as the location to describe the basic hardware architecture of the processor and announce the first incarnation of the CELL processor family."

( Permalink: The CELL Microprocessor      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 14, 2005 )

Connecting to the Internet with Kppp
"Most ISPs provide dial-up access through the Point-to-Point Protocol, or PPP. The KDE program that gets you connected to the Internet with a modem is called kppp. On a standard KDE setup, you'll find it under Kicker's big K by choosing the Internet menu, then clicking Internet Dialer. On Mandrake, look under Networking, then Remote Access; and Red Hat has it under Extras and Internet. You can always just start the application with the command kppp & from an X window terminal session or by using your old friend, the combo—once again, just type kppp."

( Permalink: Connecting to the Internet with Kppp      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 14, 2005 )

Fear and Loathing in Information Security
"If I were to tell you that I'm proud to be a hacker, would you wish I was dead? Last week I attended a speech by someone who just may, and while that speech was offensive on more levels than I can address in one editorial, I would like to talk about the demonization of hackers within the information security ("infosec") profession. In my opinion, the time has come for infosec professionals to stop fearing technology's boundary-pushers and for hackers to stop pretending there's any glory in the crimes most of them are too smart to want to commit in the first place."

( Permalink: Fear and Loathing in Information Security      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 14, 2005 )

School Buys iBooks, Chris Unhappy
"You would think that as a typical Mac zealot, I'd be happy There, on the front page of my newspaper this morning, a picture of an iBook, accompanying a story that my school district plans to buy $70 million worth of iBooks over the next few years for middle schoolers, in a plan similar to the famous one launched in Maine a few years ago."

( Permalink: School Buys iBooks, Chris Unhappy      Submitted by Noel Sat Feb 12, 2005 )

XAMPP, an Apache Distribution
"XAMPP is a collection of free software for installing and using the Apache Web server. Basically, it is an Apache distribution that includes the Apache Web server, MySQL, PHP, Perl an FTP server and phpMyAdmin. XAMPP is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows. According to the Apache Friends Web site, "The philosophy behind XAMPP is to build an easy-to-install distribution for developers to get into the world of Apache."

( Permalink: XAMPP, an Apache Distribution      Submitted by Noel Sat Feb 12, 2005 )

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