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Linux MIDI: A Brief Survey, Part 4
"In this installment of our tour of Linux MIDI software, we look at some experimental MIDI music-making environments. I've divided this class of software into command-line and GUI-based applications. Regardless of interface, the user is expected to employ a more than average amount of brainpower to get the best results from this software. With that warning in mind, let's first look at some language-based environments designed for the experimental MIDI musician."
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( Permalink: Linux MIDI: A Brief Survey, Part 4      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 21, 2005 )

The true story of Audion
"When we created Audion, our Mac-only, multipurpose MP3 application, Steven Frank and I had one goal: we wanted to listen to our music CDs on our computers while we worked, and we wanted to it be stylish. We had no indication that MP3s would one day turn the music industry upside down and have it running for cover. We certainly had no idea that something like the iPod would pop up and literally change Apple as a company. And even though we weren't really responsible for any revolutions per se rather, we rode on the revolution-train with many others everything that happened to Audion just fell into place, magically and unexpectedly, like so many beautiful moments in life."
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( Permalink: The true story of Audion      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 19, 2005 )

Coming Soon To A Fridge Near You: Unix
"We thought to ourselves: 'What is the biggest advantage that Unix holds over Windows?'" explained a Bell Labs spokesperson. "Everyone 'round the table said 'portability' simultaneously. So we started off with a port to one of our design engineer's shoes, and the test worked perfectly -- with no code rewrites."
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( Permalink: Coming Soon To A Fridge Near You: Unix      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 19, 2005 )

Installing a Sun FC-Fabric SAN-Booted System
"n this case study, a customer deployed and extended the Sun Data Center Reference Architecture to become its Service Delivery Platform. The customer chose a SAN implementation with Brocade SilkWorm 24000 Director Core Fabric Switches and Sun StorEdge 9990 series (based on Hitachi Data Systems' TagmaStorage Universal Storage Platform), with a storage and a management cluster using Sun Fire V440 servers. The target systems for the proof of concept (POC) were two Sun Enterprise 20K servers with three domains each."
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( Permalink: Installing a Sun FC-Fabric SAN-Booted System      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 19, 2005 )

A Linux Island in a C:\ of Windows, Part 2
"If you followed along last time, you now have a complete working Linux virtual machine running on the same physical machine as your company-issued workstation. You still should be able to get all of your work done using the Windows tools your company purchased for the workstation, but let's see about moving some of that work over to Linux. Let's set up networking for the Linux VM."
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( Permalink: A Linux Island in a C:\ of Windows, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 19, 2005 )

Bitten By the aKregator
"Recently a new addition was made to the code that will become KDE 3.4. The application known as aKregator was imported. aKregator is a feed reader for KDE that supports RSS/RDF and Atom feeds. Many news sites offer this technology as a means to access the headlines and brief story summaries without loading the full content of the pages."
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( Permalink: Bitten By the aKregator      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 19, 2005 )

The Macworld Unknown Best of Show
"Apple no doubt dominates the press during Macworld, and why not...it is the reason we all come here. However, there are a number of products on the show floor that might interest you, but don't necessarily get picked up by the mainstream press. Here's my list of the 5 Best Mac/Non-Mac items of Macworld 2005."
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( Permalink: The Macworld Unknown Best of Show      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 18, 2005 )

DB2 Problems
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in DB2, SHOUTcast, nasm, Vilistextum, libtiff, wxGTK2, phpGroupWare, Vim, namazu2, and htmlheadline.

( Permalink: DB2 Problems      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 18, 2005 )

A Sneak Peek at GNOME 2.10
"GNOME 2.10 is going to be the latest and greatest thing from the GNOME Desktop Project this March 9th. Here is a sneak peek of some of the things that are currently in the GNOME 2.9 development snapshot."
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( Permalink: A Sneak Peek at GNOME 2.10      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 18, 2005 )

Build an Open Source Network Sniffer
This article reviews common issues of wireless security, and shows how to use open source software to suss out wireless networks, get information about them, and start recognizing common security problems. You will learn how build a lightweight wireless sniffer that runs on open source software and see how simple it is to interact with wireless networks.

( Permalink: Build an Open Source Network Sniffer      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 18, 2005 )

VidaLinux 1.1
"Back in July we took a look at the first public release of Vidalinux, a Gentoo-based GNU/Linux distribution developed in Puerto Rico. Since then, Vidalinux OS has fixed a lot of its problems and undergone a graphical overhaul. It's also been broken up into two distributions: a "lite" version that is free to download, and a paid version that includes more applications and support from the developers. In all, Vidalinux OS is still making progress, but isn't quite "there" yet."
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( Permalink: VidaLinux 1.1      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 17, 2005 )

Mini-Howto for User Mode Linux:
"UML instances ("User Mode Linux") allow you to run multiple Linux servers on one physical machine. This can be handy for many different purposes. For example, you might want to give different people root rights, but prevent them from interfering with one another. Or, you might want to have several identically configured servers, one for production, one for development, and one for testing, but without investing in multiple physical machines."
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( Permalink: Mini-Howto for User Mode Linux:      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 17, 2005 )

Optimize Debian packages for your system
"Since the arrival of the very first versions of Gentoo, some people have announced that "Debian is good, but that's not optimized for [distribution in which you run make all the time]". And this is wrong, you are free to recompile software you use on Debian, using the apt system. Downloading a tarball, uncompressing it, running configure scripts and make install, is an easy task for every Linux user, but this is not adapted for the Debian package management system. Stow was a way which worked without too much effort, but compiled programs were not really integrated in the apt dependancies. The ultimate solution is to use apt-build to recompile a software already packaged for Debian."
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( Permalink: Optimize Debian packages for your system      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 17, 2005 )

Get Groovy with JDBC programming
Development is distinctively breezy with Groovy, and its lightweight syntax can alleviate some of the verbosity of JDBC in Java. This article shows you how to use GroovySql to build a simple data-reporting application. GroovySql combines closures and iterators to ease Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) programming by shifting the burden of resource management from you to the Groovy framework itself.

( Permalink: Get Groovy with JDBC programming      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jan 17, 2005 )

Apple G5 notebooks?
"If true, it looks as though Apple will be launching G5-based iBooks and PowerBooks at the same time, which is rather surprising, and probably the strongest argument against this being true. We had expected the G5 to make its appearance on the high-end of the PowerBook line, and work its way down slowly throughout the course of Apple's product cycle."
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( Permalink: Apple G5 notebooks?      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 17, 2005 )

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