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A Conversation with Sun's Dan Hushon
"Hushon's expertise lies in the areas of adaptive enterprise architectures, distributed and distributable service-based architectures, and utility computing. Prior to assuming his position as Chief Technologist, he played a variety of roles within the Sun Professional Services team that ranged from Director of Strategy to leader of the Pervasive Computing group."
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( Permalink: A Conversation with Sun's Dan Hushon      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 13, 2004 )

Linux Kernel Exploitation
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in the Linux kernel, Oracle Database Server, Oracle Application Server, DB2 Universal Database, vpopmail, MIT Kerberos 5, cfengine, CDE libDtHelp, Anonymous CVS, Samba, the zlib library, Courier-IMAP, and Python.

( Permalink: Linux Kernel Exploitation      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 13, 2004 )

Tips from the Great Linux Desktop Migration
"Do not attempt to migrate everyone at once. Start with yourself. Use the desktop distribution as your own workstation and look at it from an end user's point of view. Then choose a few users for whom you have the least amount of service calls. Place new hires on the Linux systems as soon as they start, in the areas you have your initial Linux desktops running so your "old hands" can assist the new employee. Initially, you must run your old Windows systems in parallel with your new Linux desktops."
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( Permalink: Tips from the Great Linux Desktop Migration      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 13, 2004 )

Linux cluster goes Orbital
"Orbital Sciences senior engineer Heather Holst and her colleagues are smart. That's to be expected, since they work for a company that designs and tests rockets. This highly intelligent group of people created makeshift clusters in order to perform a demanding simulation technique called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). There was only one problem.... CFD looks at fluid flow, which happens continuously all around us as we breathe, drink, move, and work; and it happens as machines and systems function as they were created to do. If a machine's design is faulty, fluid flow can negatively affect its performance."
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( Permalink: Linux cluster goes Orbital      Submitted by Noel Mon Sep 13, 2004 )

Review: iRac
"The latest offering in this category, called the iRac, is the intriguing product of an Ohio University professorís imagination, combined with a coat hanger and some spare time. Essentially a two-foot piece of very heavy steel wire, the iRacís claims to fame are its low cost, light weight, and unique design."
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( Permalink: Review: iRac      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

Linux packages the not so easy way
"One of the good news is standarized software: I always install the same stuff everywhere, and currently that is the Fedora distribution. While I don't like Red Hat (the company) much, and find their distros rather bland, it works for me, and don't intend to change (remember, I would change a number of servers) just out of taste. In the same way, as a mail server, I always install qmail, with a number of patches."
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( Permalink: Linux packages the not so easy way      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

An Introduction to GraphViz
"GraphViz is a collection of tools for manipulating graph structures and generating graph layouts. Graphs can be either directed or undirected. GraphViz offers both graphical and command-line tools. A Perl interface also is available, but it is not covered here for reasons of generality. Graphical tools are not going to be discussed in this article either. Instead, this article focuses on using GraphViz from the command line."
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( Permalink: An Introduction to GraphViz      Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

Why run Linux instead of Pocket PC?
An obvious question to consider before getting into the details of installing and using Linux on your iPAQ is, why switch to using Linux from PocketPC 200x? Avoiding the vastly overused "because you can" response, there are actually a number of valid reasons.

( Permalink: Why run Linux instead of Pocket PC?      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

A developer's guide to evaluating Eclipse
By now, most Javaô programmers have heard of Eclipse, the extensible open source development platform that is rapidly becoming the most popular IDE for Java programming. If you are considering a move to Eclipse and are currently programming with Netbeans, this article is for you.

( Permalink: A developer's guide to evaluating Eclipse      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Sep 11, 2004 )

Screenshot Review: Kompose
"Kompose' is a full screen task manager for KDE that has just gone to release 0.4.1 in two months. You really have to see it to understand, but imagine that tiny little box in your taskbar that indicates all our running windows blown up and on the entire desktop. Then add a tiny screenshot for each app."
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( Permalink: Screenshot Review: Kompose      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 10, 2004 )

An Introduction to IPv6
"Another positive outcome of IPv6 will be better internet routing using QoS, Quality of Service, which routes packets based on priority. So for example, if one person is pinging a server and another is downloading a file, the one pinging will have less priority in their data transmission than the one downloading a file because the user who is downloading a file from has created a data stream which will automatically gain more priority over the simple ICMP data packets. Lastly, routing will be simplified because the IPv6 information header on each packet is far more flexible and can contain more detailed information than an IPv4 header thus allowing for faster routing of data across a network or the internet. "
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( Permalink: An Introduction to IPv6      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 10, 2004 )

What's Next for X?
"The X Window System is around 20 years old, and has gone through a variety of transformations. Weird hardware from ancient Sun workstations to the first 386-based PCs has forced evolution-- and some nasty hacks--on the server. What we use today on most Linux distributions, XFree86, is the result of this development path. To cut a long story short, the state of the X Window System isn't really a happy one. Leaving the deep technical issues aside, the impact on users of the Linux desktop includes:"
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( Permalink: What's Next for X?      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 10, 2004 )

Interview CEO and co-founder of Fluendo
OSNews features an interview with the CEO and co-founder of Fluendo, Julien Moutte, discussing their upcoming products, including a legal DVD player for Unix and services based on Ogg/Theora. Also, check the live camera at Fluendo's offices, served by their own engine, using Java.

( Permalink: Interview CEO and co-founder of Fluendo      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Sep 10, 2004 )

Public Key Infrastructure - Technology or Hype?
"[...]So what about PKI then? Well, that's a different kettle of fish. Probably quite a good simile since there are several players there, each one wanting to be a shark but currently running short of food. Public Key Infrastructure has had bad press, quite rightly, because the major players created too much hype about a developing technology whilst, in a bid for market dominance, created systems that simply would not work together." read article

( Permalink: Public Key Infrastructure - Technology or Hype?      Submitted by Scott Fri Sep 10, 2004 )

A command-line interface for X
There is an article at linux.com entitled, "A command-line interface for X". If you are a user that's sick of having to manage windows with a mouse, you might want to check it out.

( Permalink: A command-line interface for X      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Sep 10, 2004 )

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Minimizing privileges
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UNIX Basics: JOB SCHEDULING
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Fedora Core 2 Also runs on PPC
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Reducing Boot Times for In-Car Computers, Part II
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Remote backup using ssh, tar and cron
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The Fight Against Spam, Part 3
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The Complete Reference
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Starting up network services from xintetd
(Mon May 24, 2004)

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The Spatial Way
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An overview of the Minimo (Mini Mozilla) project
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GNU: The New World Order
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Qmail Address Lister
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Why Mono is Currently An Unacceptable Risk
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Cultured Perl: Three Essential Perl Books
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An Interview with Jeremy White, CodeWeavers
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