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Pyrex extends and speeds Python apps
Pyrex is a language specially designed for writing Python extension modules. According to the Pyrex Web site, "It's designed to bridge the gap between the nice, high-level, easy-to-use world of Python and the messy, low-level world of C." Almost any piece of Python code is also valid Pyrex code, but you can add optional static type declarations to Pyrex code, making the declared objects run at C speed.

( Permalink: Pyrex extends and speeds Python apps      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jan 27, 2005 )

Sun prepares for OpenSolaris
Sun announced Open Source License for Solaris Operating System. Solaris Code to be Available Under the CDDL in Q2 2005, DTrack is downloadable already


( Permalink: Sun prepares for OpenSolaris      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jan 27, 2005 )

A mini-guide to Mac OS X for new Mini owners
"A couple of weeks after its unveiling, the budget-priced Mac mini has begun shipping. Targeted at would-be switchers and “adders,” the mini is easily the lowest-priced Mac desktop ever. There are always Mac owners who are looking to upgrade older equipment or looking to own a small form factor Mac. Many of those have snapped up Mac minis. However, some of the new Mac mini owners are Windows or Linux users who have always wanted to fool around with Mac OS X, but have been turned off by the Apple’s price structure."

( Permalink: A mini-guide to Mac OS X for new Mini owners      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 26, 2005 )

How to Record a Podcast
"Podcasters, who are as varied as bloggers, create their broadcasts from interviews, personal observations, phone calls, music snippets, or random nonsense. The most popular seem to be discussions and strange programming -- news read in rhyme while tap dancing, for instance -- that's totally unavailable in familiar forms. The secret sauce is RSS: podcasts are syndicated, meaning listeners just have to find them once, and receive them every time a broadcast is issued."

( Permalink: How to Record a Podcast      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 26, 2005 )

Tool of the Month: FreeBSD tools
"It's not at all uncommon for a sys admin to need to monitor multiple logfiles simultaneously. When you're troubleshooting an application like Apache or Exim, you might want to watch two or three logfiles while running tests. The "old and busted" way is to open up multiple xterms to tail -f each log separately. The "new hotness" is to just use a simple tool that makes it easy for you: Logmon. This effective little tool allows you to watch several logfiles at the same time in one window."

( Permalink: Tool of the Month: FreeBSD tools      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 26, 2005 )

Timothy Miller and the Open Graphics Project
KernelTrap has an interview with Timothy Miller, a long time developer of graphics chips and drivers. He has observed that there is a growing trend by graphics hardware vendors to provide less and less information to free and open source operating system developers. Without this information, it is becoming more and more difficult to purchase new graphics hardware that is stable and reliable on Linux and other free and open source operating systems. In response, Timothy worked with his employer, Tech Source, to form the Open Graphics Project.

( Permalink: Timothy Miller and the Open Graphics Project      Submitted by Jeremy Andrews Wed Jan 26, 2005 )

Build a push proxy gateway on Linux
A push mechanism is the delivery of unsolicited information to a mobile device. Learn how to set up a PPG on your own, configure the settings to your own taste, develop push content, and test it with a mobile handset simulator over a TCP/IP network on a LAN.

( Permalink: Build a push proxy gateway on Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jan 26, 2005 )

A great desktop OS: Fedora Core 3
I have started using Linux about a year ago, Fedora Core 1 was one of the first distributions I have used. Being a fan of Gnome, I had to try Fedora Core 3. Let´s see if and how “Heidelberg” (codename of the 3rd Fedora Core release) fulfills desktop purposes.
The installation is done with the well-known Anaconda installer, which is not only being used to install Fedora and Red Hat, but has also been adopted by the Progeny Debian and the Gentoo-based Vidalinux teams. Read More @ LinuxTimes.net

( Permalink: A great desktop OS: Fedora Core 3      Submitted by Editor Wed Jan 26, 2005 )

The Portable Mac OS X Geek 
"To access the Mac, Teddy installed a Virtual Network Computing, or VNC, client on the handheld and a VNC server on his PowerBook at home in Vienna. VNC is a standard, open-source protocol for network computing, with client and server software for dozens of platforms, including relatively obscure machines like the Newton."

( Permalink: The Portable Mac OS X Geek       Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 25, 2005 )

Robert Drost - Innovator
"For one, Drost found an ingenious way to overcome the biggest obstacle between the idea and its practical application. In Proximity Communication, chips are positioned within microns of each other, but not necessarily touching. That permits transmitters on one chip and receivers on the other to exchange data at on-chip speeds without being connected by off-chip wires, soldered connections, or other current techniques that really slow things down."

( Permalink: Robert Drost - Innovator      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 25, 2005 )

Preparing yourself for intrusions
"Modern intrusion detection covers a wide range of systems, functions, and tools. Some of these tools simply detect, log, or report intrusion attempts. Others respond to such attempts proactively. It's easiest to understand security as a multilayered issue. Firewalls and network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) make up the outer shells of a comprehensive security solution. In this article, we take a host-centric view of security, and thus view these external forms of intrusion detection as the outer layer of defense."

( Permalink: Preparing yourself for intrusions      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 25, 2005 )

The Power Architecture Challenge
In this Power Architecture challenge, developers make predictions about the state of microprocessors in 2005. The gazing glass shows the near future of chip stocks, a rapid rise in Moore's Law, a potential violation of temporal microprocessor physics, and much more. Submit your ideas to the Power Architecture zone editors by Februrary 15, 2005, and you could get a developerWorks t-shirt. Good luck!

( Permalink: The Power Architecture Challenge      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 25, 2005 )

Arch Linux 0.7 Released
Here's the new generation of advanced Linux distros in the face of Arch Linux, featuring the simplicity of Slackware, the package management qualities of Debian and the speed of Gentoo. Version 0.7 of Arch Linux was released today (installation notes) and it features the 2.6.10-as kernel, while the -Current and -Extra software repositories include all the latest versions of software including XFce 4.2, Gnumeric 1.4.2, AbiWord 2.2.3 and more. Recently, I wrote a head-to-head comparison that might interest many, between Arch Linux and its nearest neighbor, Slackware.

( Permalink: Arch Linux 0.7 Released      Submitted by Eugenia Tue Jan 25, 2005 )

Missing the point of the Mac Mini
Several recent articles and numerous comments have made the argument that the new Mac Mini from Apple is overpriced. What the writers are missing is that the Mac Mini is the smallest OS X entry into the hot market of Small Form Factor (SFF) computers. Looked at from that perspective, the Mini appears to be underpriced, relative to its competition.

( Permalink: Missing the point of the Mac Mini      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jan 24, 2005 )

Dual Booting Linux on a Mac
"What happens when you turn a perfectly good Apple PowerBook into a tri-boot system with Mac OS X, Yellow Dog Linux, and Ubuntu Linux? Read on to find out."

( Permalink: Dual Booting Linux on a Mac      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 24, 2005 )

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