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Test Driving RealPlayer 10 for Linux
"The recent announcement of RealPlayer 10 for Linux caught my eye and I decided it was worth taking it for a test drive. Since I was not sure how this might impact my production machines I decided to just slap a new instance of Slackware 10 on a spare partition of my test box. My main linux machines all run Slackware and Dropline Gnome so it seemed best to work with a 'plain vanilla' clean install."
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( Permalink: Test Driving RealPlayer 10 for Linux      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 20, 2004 )

Today's Linux screen capture technology
"Video screen captures are useful for jobs like application training, computer instruction, or product demos. An example would be the little one-minute video I set up for my wife. She kept forgetting how to start up Mozilla Mail on her Windows 98 machine. I captured the mouse clicks and screen changes (in real time) as I ran through the process, saving it to a Macromedia Flash file. I then created a little Web page on one of my Apache servers, that described how to start Mozilla Mail and included a link to the Flash file. Instead of asking me how to do it, she can now just click on the video tutorial."
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( Permalink: Today's Linux screen capture technology      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 20, 2004 )

Open-Source Backups Using Amanda
"Data probably is the most important element in computing, but in too many cases I see data backups overlooked or approached in such a carefree manner that I shiver. To this end, this article discusses the University of Maryland's Amanda (advanced Maryland automatic disk archiver) backup software, a relatively easy-to-use disk archiver built upon native dump and/or GNU tar tools. I often feel Amanda does not get the respect it deserves in a Linux/UNIX cross-platform environment. I confidently can say, however, that Amanda is a reliable platform for many Linux and UNIX users who are comfortable with a command-line interface."
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( Permalink: Open-Source Backups Using Amanda      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 20, 2004 )

Installing DB2 Version 8.1.6 for Linux
This article guides you through the steps to install IBM DB2 Universal Database Personal Edition V8.1.6, as well as the IBM Java Runtime Environment (JRE), with minimal fuss and frustration. Developers who are new to Linux or UNIX-based operating systems will get the most out of this article.

( Permalink: Installing DB2 Version 8.1.6 for Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Aug 20, 2004 )

Apple 17-inch PowerBook G4
"However, x86 notebooks are not the only type of notebooks around and two good examples are the iBook and PowerBook from Apple Computers Inc. Although these machines are not designed around the x86 structure (and obviously don't use Microsoft's OS), nonetheless they have been enjoying a steady increase in the number of followers. Much of their success lies in the branding, design and multimedia capabilities of the notebooks. However looks aside, these mobile platforms do have some powerful components under the hood that are most worthy of a mention. "
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( Permalink: Apple 17-inch PowerBook G4      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 19, 2004 )

The Wireless Kitchen
"With the release of KDE 3.2, users of the popular desktop environment will find a nice new application called KWiFiManager. This application, written by Stefan Winter, provides signal and quality information like the programs previously mentioned, but there is much more to KWiFiManager. It also makes it possible to maintain up to four different configurations. The road warriors among you who move from office to office should find this one particularly useful."
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( Permalink: The Wireless Kitchen      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 19, 2004 )

Internet Mail Setup under FreeBSD
"It's been my experience that whatever configuration you get when you install Postfix is ready to go, but it needs only to know the name of your ISP's mail server. You see, Postfix is a mail server on your machine, and it speaks the same language as almost every other mail server out there on the Internet. Unless your ISP does really weird things, it should quite willingly accept your outgoing mail just like it came from within their own internal mail system in their office."
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( Permalink: Internet Mail Setup under FreeBSD      Submitted by Noel Thu Aug 19, 2004 )

J2EE Security
If you are a java programmer, a system administrator who is in charge of managing J2EE applications, a system architect, or a project manager you will definitely enjoy reading this book.
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( Permalink: J2EE Security      Submitted by LogError Thu Aug 19, 2004 )

Red Hat Fedora Linux 2
Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 is a book written specifically with an average user in mind. Accompanied by a DVD that's equivalent to 9 CDs from Fedora Core 2 (OS, tools and applications, source code, documentation), the book presents a complete solution for anyone willing to use Linux at home. This book is not about Linux per se. Although it does go into the history and some recent events leading to Fedora Core being treated as an offspring of Red Hat Linux, the book is primarily about setting things up and getting them to work. Hence the authors don't dwell much on the various choices available to the user – it's GNOME for desktop environment, OpenOffice for productivity and Mozilla for browsing.
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( Permalink: Red Hat Fedora Linux 2      Submitted by Scott Thu Aug 19, 2004 )

Mozilla Releases Mozilla Sunbird 0.2
Along with the new Mozilla-Japan initiative and the release of Mozilla 1.8a3 today, the Mozilla team released the first 'official' beta release of Mozilla Sunbird 0.2, a stand-alone calendaring application (similar to Apple's iCal). There are two flavors of this project, one that works as a ~700 KB plugin to Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla (titled Mozilla Calendar) and the ~8 MB stand-alone calendaring application, Mozilla Sunbird (rate the apps over at GnomeFiles.org). These builds are the first to feature a new default theme, a new logo and the customizable toolbar functionality. Note that Sunbird is still an experimental technology preview that contain bugs, but it is pretty stable.

( Permalink: Mozilla Releases Mozilla Sunbird 0.2      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Aug 19, 2004 )

Rumored G5 iMac specs
"The new iMac line will begin with a bare bones "education" model using a 17-inch widescreen, active-matrix display. Running on a 1.6GHz PowerPC G5 processor, the educational model will not include an optical drive or internal 56K modem, sources said. Its main features will include a 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive, 256MB of DDR SDRAM, 512K L2 cache, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics processor with 32MB of DDR video memory, VGA video output, S-video and composite video output, 10/100BASE-T Ethernet, two FireWire 400 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, and two USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard."
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( Permalink: Rumored G5 iMac specs      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 18, 2004 )

Development continues on 10.3.5 Client & Server
"Currently in development, builds of 10.3.5 Server are being privately seeded at less frequent intervals. Build 7M19 was distributed in mid-July, sources say, while build 7M28, the current build, is expected in the very near future. Changes in the update include improvements to Active Directory, the ability to create NetBoot images directly from a second hard drive, and an overhauled QuickTime Streaming Server capable of delivering content to 2.5G (GPRS/EDGE) and 3G (WCDMA/LMTS) cellular networks. The latter is supported on handsets using the Real One Mobile Player, such as the Sony Ericsson P800, P900, and Z1010, as well as Nokia 6230, 6600, 6620, and 7610 models. "
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( Permalink: Development continues on 10.3.5 Client & Server      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 18, 2004 )

The Design and Implementation of FreeBSD
"I've known Kirk McKusick for nearly 20 years. I'm starting off with that as a disclaimer of sorts because this is going to be a highly favorable review — this is the very best technical book I have read this year. 1989's The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System contained 471 pages. The 1996 The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System tome was 577. The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System has added another 100 pages. The book size hasn't increase dramatically, whereas there has been great growth in the information and its importance."
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( Permalink: The Design and Implementation of FreeBSD      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 18, 2004 )

Opteron 150 vs. Xeon 3.6 Nocona
"First of all, AMD's Opteron 150 is the highest performing AMD workstation CPU money can buy. Thus, it is priced around $600 at time of publication.  (The nearly identical FX-53 is priced slightly higher). Intel's Xeon 3.6GHz / Pentium 4 3.6F processor is the highest performing Intel workstation CPU money can't buy; although it has shown up in various OEM channels, it really has not hit the market in full force yet.  When it does, we are expected to see it retail for $850.  This automatically raises the question as to whether or not these two are directly competing processors.  Since prices in the market fluctuate daily depending on vendor stock with such high end CPUs, we leave that decision up to the reader."
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( Permalink: Opteron 150 vs. Xeon 3.6 Nocona      Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 18, 2004 )

Install OpenOffice.org for Linux on POWER servers
Many users need access to an office productivity suite, and users of Linux on POWER are no exception. OpenOffice.org provides an open-source product that is multi-platform and contains many of the key applications that are needed by an office user. This article explains how to install and configure OpenOffice.org for multi-user Linux on iSeries and pSeries servers.

( Permalink: Install OpenOffice.org for Linux on POWER servers      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Aug 18, 2004 )

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