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Warning Labels Applied To vi, emacs
"It all started as an innocent prank. A Red Hat engineer and Emacs fanatic changed the RPM description for vi to include the warning, "WARNING: This program contains concentrated, obscure commands. The stress from prolonged usage of vi may result in uncontrollable pulling of hair, leading to permanent hair loss and high blood pressure.""

( Permalink: Warning Labels Applied To vi, emacs      Submitted by Noel Sun Aug 8, 2004 )

PowerPC on Apple: An Architectural History
"This being the case, the first decision that I made was to focus my coverage exclusively on PPC chips that have seen use in shipping Apple products. I stress the word "shipping" in that previous sentence, because there are a few lifeless branches on the aforementioned family tree that never quite sprouted. So even though Mac fans like to fantasize about What Might Have Been had this or that wonderchip seen the light of day, I'm not going to spend any time in this article with lost lore and apocryphal tales, as fascinating as such things certainly are."

( Permalink: PowerPC on Apple: An Architectural History      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

The GarageBand guitar cable
"If you've ever tried to connect your guitar to your computer, you'll appreciate the simplicity of the GarageBand Guitar Cable. This high quality, magnetically shielded cable eliminates the need for additional adapters just plug one end into your Mac and the other end to your axe."

( Permalink: The GarageBand guitar cable      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

InstallShield Under Linux
"So, we have these command line applications, but if you want a GUI instead, Linux has those bases covered as well. SUSE's installer already lets you browse through packages to install and update in a complete and simple graphical environment. Redhat/Fedora have Red Carpet, which you can combine with Open Carpet to install and upgrade almost any program you would want just by clicking one or two buttons. Debian provides synaptic, which works in much the same was as open carpet."

( Permalink: InstallShield Under Linux      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

Linux desktop viability myths exploded
"If you look on the Web you can find many examples of experts claiming that Linux is not ready for the desktop. Headlines like Why Windows still beats Linux and Why Linux isn't ready for the Desktop are all too common. In some cases, the commentators have valid points, but often they perpetuate myths that simply are no longer true -- namely, that Windows is easier, and that Linux application software is lacking. The problem is, the pundits are comparing apples and aardvarks."

( Permalink: Linux desktop viability myths exploded      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

"Networking opens up a whole new world of computing. Unfortunately, it also opens up your computer to a whole new world of security risks. Prudence dictates that you keep a good firewall between your computer and the bad guys, be it the Internet or just that jerk down the hall. There are numerous programs to help you set up a firewall. My experience is that either they are good but with limited flexibility (e.g., Bastille) or are just pretty faces on the raw power and complexity of iptables. Marc Hease of SuSE has written a package SuSEfirewall2 that provides a fair amount of the "expertise in a box" necessary if you aren't ready to become a firewall-rules guru."

( Permalink: SuSEfirewall2      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

Toward a completely unattended Kickstart
"While Kickstart is extremely useful, it does have one nagging issue we'd like to overcome: You have to trudge up to the machine room to boot to a CD and type linux ks at the boot prompt in order to use it. I've said it before and I'll say it again; the role of an admin is to script himself out of a job. If it can be further automated, it probably will be eventually, even if what's being automated is, well, an automation solution to begin with!"

( Permalink: Toward a completely unattended Kickstart      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

Start-up to make iTunes sing on Linux
"iTunes has been our No. 1 most requested application," CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White said in a statement. "We remain confident that by the end of 2005, the majority of Windows applications will be supported by CrossOver Office. Until then, we're pleased to be bringing the appeal of iTunes to Linux users through the development of version 3.1."

( Permalink: Start-up to make iTunes sing on Linux      Submitted by Noel Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

IBM releases Lotus Domino 7.0 for Linux, Solaris,
This article describes new features introduced in the beta release of Lotus Notes and Domino 7.0, including information on Java 1.4.1 suport, the ability to remotely debug Java code, extended support for JSP tags, enhanced Linux/Mozilla support, poductivity improvements to Domino Designer, and the ability to use DB2 as a data store. Go here to download a free Beta version of Domino

( Permalink: IBM releases Lotus Domino 7.0 for Linux, Solaris,      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Aug 7, 2004 )

A Look at Delicious Library 3.0
"Delicious Library 3.0 is a program for cataloging and managing your "library" of books, movies, music, and video games. Building upon ideas from Chronopath's first two versions of the software, Shipley, Matas, and Kazmierski appear to have completely redone the application's back-end, redesigned the user interface, and introduced a plethora of new features. Version 3.0 is a culmination of the three's development efforts, taking Kazmierski's original concept and rethinking the user interface to turn the app into something that looks and feels like a part of the iLife suite."

( Permalink: A Look at Delicious Library 3.0      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 6, 2004 )

DVD Studio Pro 3
"From a design perspective, three areas really distinguish DVD Studio Pro from its competition. First is the sheer quality of the templates included with the application; they're more attractive and professional-looking than those offered by competitors like Adobe Encore and Ulead DVD Workshop. Although many graphics designers prefer to design their own menus, DVD Studio's templates provide a good starting point for the less artistically inclined and for designers who are in too much of a hurry to start from scratch."

( Permalink: DVD Studio Pro 3      Submitted by Noel Fri Aug 6, 2004 )

Journey to the Center of TheKompany: Shawn Gordon
OrangeCrate is pleased to present an Interview with Shawn Gordon, President of TheKompany, a well-known and beloved (by many of us) software company that develops cross-platform applications. I believe this exchange was a little different than a normal interview, and I thank Shawn for taking the time to respond to my questions, it is appreciated.

( Permalink: Journey to the Center of TheKompany: Shawn Gordon      Submitted by Chuck Talk Fri Aug 6, 2004 )

OSRM *IS* Free Enterprise
Open Source Risk Management a.k.a "OSRM" is an insurance of sorts that has been offered by some organizations to alleviate concern over damages relating to lawsuits for companies who are alleging that Linux (for example) violates as many as 300 patents. The more rational among us know that these lawsuits are baseless, but the insurance is there for the less informed CEO who wants to save money while increasing productivity but cant quell the brought about overly-litigious companies.

A Forbes.com editorial didn't help to quell the concerns of these less informed CEOs. As a matter of fact, the news organization raised the bar instead. Howard B Golden submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which responds not only to Forbes.com but also the Linux users that got baited by the story.

( Permalink: OSRM *IS* Free Enterprise      Submitted by Kelly McNeill Fri Aug 6, 2004 )

Spin up a Linux LiveCD
Many Linux distributions have been designed as so-called "LiveCDs," CDs that can be booted directly into working Linux systems. In contrast to "rescue mode" bootable options available with most widely used distributions, these LiveCDs are designed to provide a full set of working tools when booted from CD. Some are general-purpose, some highly specialized. This article takes a look at this fast-growing segment of the Linux market.

( Permalink: Spin up a Linux LiveCD      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Aug 6, 2004 )

All about Linux on the Power Architecture
Linux and IBM POWER-based processors combine to offer a solid platform for a huge range of applications and services, limited only by the needs of business and the imagination of developers. As one of the most widely ported operating systems in existence, Linux is equally comfortable on the desktop and in the data center, running on everything from game consoles to mainframes. POWER-based processors -- PowerPC, POWER4, and POWER5 -- provide the heartbeat for an equally wide range of devices, delivering reliable, scalable performance.

( Permalink: All about Linux on the Power Architecture      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Aug 6, 2004 )

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