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Newton Nuts Show How It's Done 
"The pair note that the community has now shepherded the Newton longer than Apple did. Apple was in charge from 1993 to 1997. And while Apple failed with the product, discontinuing it in 1998, the community has succeeded. The user community has developed into an open-source community and picked up where Apple left off, and has done a very successful job in extending the usefulness of the product by adding new software, hardware and services," they said."
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( Permalink: Newton Nuts Show How It's Done       Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 9, 2004 )

Installing and Using the Sun Java Desktop System
"The Java Desktop System offers a fully functional desktop environment for x86-based systems. The product blends Linux from SuSE, Sun applications (such as StarOffice office productivity suite and the latest Java runtime environment), and open source applications such as the Mozilla browser. The licensing model is an annual subscription of USD100 per desktop or USD50 per employee. A promotion through December 2, 2004 allows for a 50 percent discount. In this article, a BigAdmin reader offers tips based on experience installing the Java Desktop System. See Resources section for documentation and further information. "
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( Permalink: Installing and Using the Sun Java Desktop System      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 9, 2004 )

Samba-3 by Example: Practical Exercises to Success
This is a cookbook you've been searching for. That is a slogan. And it is a fact. If you use Samba or you think of using it, this book is something you are going to need.
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( Permalink: Samba-3 by Example: Practical Exercises to Success      Submitted by LogError Thu Sep 9, 2004 )

What do you do with a fat GUI?
Recently we were given the assignment to reduce the memory footprint of a fat client. While the term "fat client" often is used to mean an ordinary GUI client application, in this case the client was nearing obesity. This article shows you how to change a fat client to a slim one. As with people, dieting is hard work for Java applications, too! And just like dieting, it always seems to take longer than you'd like to lose that flab.

( Permalink: What do you do with a fat GUI?      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Sep 9, 2004 )

Install, configure, and use this grid open source
This article shows you how to install and configure the Community Scheduler Framework. Then you'll learn how to perform basic setup of the queuing system and how to create and submit jobs to the scheduler. The code samples give you plenty of information to play with.

( Permalink: Install, configure, and use this grid open source      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Sep 9, 2004 )

Mac OS X for the Traveler, Part 2
"If you travel with a trusted friend, send the friend through screening first so that he or she can wait for your computer and pick it up safely. (You can then take care of both yours and the other person's computer.) Any item that stays in your computer case or bags that you will open during travel can be wrapped in simple white paper or thrown into an opaque plastic bag. These can be torn by security personnel if they want to, but should your installation CDs fall on the floor, people won't necessarily see what you carry. Just make sure the resulting wrapped CDs don't look too suspicious, or you are probably going to end up in trouble."
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( Permalink: Mac OS X for the Traveler, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

Database File System
"Database File System; It is a new type of file system that does away with places where you store your files. Actually do not think of it as a file system, instead think of it as a document system. And while being precise, it is not database system either, it is a faceted system?. It is a file system geared toward serving the user and is meant to make your live easier. It supports 'locating' files the way you think about them."
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( Permalink: Database File System      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

The Top Ten Subversion Tips for CVS Users
"So, if you learn Subversion's new features, you're ready to start using it, right? Almost. Although the interfaces are similar, there are some important differences. Subversion has some features that CVS either lacks or offers differently; plus, there's the need to unlearn some of the bad habits that CVS has instilled in you. With that, I give you the top ten Subversion tips for CVS users. The first six tips address bad CVS habits; the last four address good Subversion habits."
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( Permalink: The Top Ten Subversion Tips for CVS Users      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

Using ctelnet in Sun Cluster Software With Secure
"You can use the ctelnet application in Sun Cluster software to connect to systems by means of the ssh command instead of telnet. The ctelnet tool is part of the Sun Cluster Console (SUNWccon) package in Sun HPC ClusterTools software. The ctelnet application is a GUI used to run interactive commands simultaneously on systems with identical software configurations. By default ctelnet uses telnet for communication. In some environments this is a disadvantage because:"
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( Permalink: Using ctelnet in Sun Cluster Software With Secure      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

Lemon Parser Generator Tutorial
"Lemon is a compact, thread safe, well-tested parser generator written by Dr. Richard Hipp. Using a parser generator, along with a scanner like flex, can be advantageous because there is less code to write. You just write the grammar for the parser."
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( Permalink: Lemon Parser Generator Tutorial      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 8, 2004 )

iMac G5 unveiled
"Phil Schiller was the host today at the Paris Expo Keynote 2004, and as anticipated, the iMac G5 has now surfaced. Mimicking the lines of the recently announced Aluminium Cinema Displays, the new iMac shares the same style of enclosure and packs a 17" or 20" LCD into 2 and 2.2 inches of depth, respectively. The internals are grouped into the customary three models, Good, Better, and Best, specs as follows:"
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( Permalink: iMac G5 unveiled      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

Book Review: The Definitive Guide to GCC
"GCC (The Gnu Compiler Collection) is the most widely used compiler in Open Source development. This is because of the quality of code, the multiplicity of platforms, and the level of community support that is available. It is called a compiler "collection" because GCC is a suite of compilers that include front ends for FORTRAN, java, Ada, C, C++, Objective C, and others. This book mainly deals with the latest series of releases, the 3.X series, with notes on significant deviations from earlier versions."
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( Permalink: Book Review: The Definitive Guide to GCC      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

Monitoring access to Server SQUID
There are many forms for analyze of logs generated by the SQUID, Will be boarded five forms of verification: On-line, for line of command and manual verification through the tools Sarg, Webalizer, Calamaris and Squid-Graph.
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( Permalink: Monitoring access to Server SQUID      Submitted by William Rocha Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

Know Your Enemy: Learning about Security Threats
Ever wanted to monitor what's going on in the internet by seeing it first hand? Well honeypots enable you to do that. This book is an official release of the HoneyNET Project(www.honeynet.org), the leaders in honeypot technology. The book "Know Your Enemy: Learning About Security Threats" is extremely informative and detailed. From here on out, I will be referring to this book as "KYE"(Know Your Enemy). story

( Permalink: Know Your Enemy: Learning about Security Threats      Submitted by Scott Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

OpenBSD: Maintaining the quality mindset
"Such is life at the helm of OpenBSD, a lower-profile open source cousin to Linux that has matured considerably from its roots at the University of California, Berkeley. Yet while grassroots support of Linux has enjoyed strong brand recognition and the endorsement of governments, companies and major IT vendors alike, OpenBSD continues evolving in relative obscurity – so much so that a recent book on the environment named just 220 known users, even though one reseller de Raadt has spoken with has installed 11,000 OpenBSD servers in the last four years."
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( Permalink: OpenBSD: Maintaining the quality mindset      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 7, 2004 )

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