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Max OS X 10.4 Tiger
"Tiger keeps up Apple’s blazing pace of innovation with more than 150 breakthrough new features, including Spotlight, a revolutionary new way to find files and information on your personal computer; Safari RSS, a new version of Apple’s innovative web browser that provides instant access to the most current RSS information on the web; Dashboard, a dazzling new way to get in and out of a collection of new all-purpose “widgets” quickly; and iChat AV multi-way video and audio conferencing, the industry’s first consumer solution with a stunning 3D interface."
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( Permalink: Max OS X 10.4 Tiger      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

Apple Unveils 30 in Cinema HD Flat Display
"Our gorgeous new 30-inch Cinema Display is the largest desktop canvas ever created, and you can even run two of them side-by-side to get 8 million jaw-dropping pixels," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Apple's Cinema Displays have always set the bar for the industry's highest quality displays, and our new 30-inch display is a giant leap forward for our pro customers."
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( Permalink: Apple Unveils 30 in Cinema HD Flat Display      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

Fun with cal and GeekTool
"Some hints ago, it was shown the use of the cal shell command to generate a calendar of the current month. Another more recent hint (in the comments) talked about this utility in conjunction with GeekTool to have a desktop calendar, a simple solution that I enjoyed a lot. But something wasn't perfect for me, so I did a little study on the subject to solve some problems and enhance the display of cal. I know that I could have used other programs or AppleScript and lived happily, but I wanted to use only shell scripting (so geeky ... but fun). Read the rest of the hint for my efforts. "
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( Permalink: Fun with cal and GeekTool      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

Getting Comcast Email on Home Linux Box
Passing Outbound Mail, plus Masquerading User and Hostname:
The following instructions explain how to send and receive Comcast email from a home Linux box, which is connected to the Internet via Comcast cable model. To make things interesting, assume the Comcast email is different from the account on the Linux computer. Yet, through "mutt", "elm" or whatever, make it possible to send email to other comcast users, or anyone else on the Internet. When receiving email, have it forwarded to the local Linux account.
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( Permalink: Getting Comcast Email on Home Linux Box      Submitted by Mike Chirico Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

The RULE Mini Kde page
"Today, the best candidate for this is KOffice. This RULE webpage is then dedicated to how to install KOffice and, while we’re at it, some fundamental KDE applications on a Linux system which only has X or kdrive installed. The result, which we hereby call Mini Kde, must require the smallest possible disk space and RAM to run."
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( Permalink: The RULE Mini Kde page      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

Existing Applications can be Enabled for Grid
Most enablement efforts, for existing code using batch-oriented grid infrastructure software, are similar. There's a pattern you can follow. You can use this pattern to achieve the first three strategies of grid adoption.

( Permalink: Existing Applications can be Enabled for Grid      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

Pronunciation of Software Names
"Today, "experts" use "jargon" not only to put out verbal neon signs that they know the language of the subject at hand, but also to differentiate between those who know and those who do not know. It's almost like a test, a rite of passage within a community... if you don't know the language, how can you know the subject? This article will examine how language is used in the Free and Open Source Software community and how you as a newcomer can more easily fit in by using the right pronunciations for the right terms."
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( Permalink: Pronunciation of Software Names      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

RealNetworks shows some love to Linux
"RealNetworks announced that Linux distributors Novell and Red Hat will begin shipping the open-source Helix media player with their distros. In addition, once RealPlayer 10 for Linux is available later this year, Novell and Red Hat will bundle and support it as well. The open-source (under the terms of the GPL) Helix is the foundation for the upcoming RealPlayer 10, and has been licensed for different commercial offerings (such as the Sony Altair)."
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( Permalink: RealNetworks shows some love to Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

Open Source Innovation within the DoD
"Because OpenSSL has a BSD-style license, many vendors simply grabbed the source code and incorporated it into their proprietary products. Those vendors wanted literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in licensing fees. As Steve attests, "as a taxpayer, I felt very annoyed. But it made me realize a couple of things. First, if OpenSSL had been validated, then it was possible for us to do it again. Secondly, if we could do it we could save a lot of money for the program."
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( Permalink: Open Source Innovation within the DoD      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 29, 2004 )

Of Macs and MIDI
"Ask a typical Mac user the meaning of the term MIDI, and you'll probably get one of two responses: "You mean those cheesy music files you find on the cheesiest of Web sites?" or "Huh?" MIDI has gotten something of a bad rap, thanks to the Web. But in fact, it's an important music-making tool. The announcement of GarageBand earlier this year has brought the MIDI discussion to mainstream Mac users -- and for good reason. Thanks to this marvelous application, even people with the barest modicum of musical talent have turned their minds (and ears) to the tuneful potential of the Mac. If you want to gain a better understanding of what makes GarageBand groove, knowing a bit about MIDI helps. We'll provide some background and show you how to use MIDI files to expand GarageBand's repertoire."
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( Permalink: Of Macs and MIDI      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 28, 2004 )

Windows Server 2003 vs. Mac G5 Xserve
"With the Apple G5 Xserve running OS X, I had an altogether different experience. I was impressed with its intuitive ease of use and the clean layout of the numerous server-monitoring and configuration screens. I had no problems creating a new user -- password and all. This thrilled me to death after my Windows experience."
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( Permalink: Windows Server 2003 vs. Mac G5 Xserve      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 28, 2004 )

Handy wireless networking with Knoppix Linux
"LiveCD distros come configured with support for the Linksys WPC55AG adapter, which requires the MadWiFi modules with a correctly configured kernel. Mepis Linux, Kanotix, a modified Knoppix, and the latest Knoppix v3.4 can configure this card. I succeeded in configuring the Linksys adapter with both Kanotix Bug Hunter 05-2004 and Knoppix v3.4 with the default 2.4x kernel. The latest Mepis Linux version locks the machine up upon configuring the card. I prefer the simple startup of the original Knoppix."
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( Permalink: Handy wireless networking with Knoppix Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 28, 2004 )

What's New, KDE 3.3 Preview
"Those geniuses have managed to speed up the start up time even more again. Well it seems that way at least. Maybe it's because I'm using this special account made just for testing out the new CVS, but seeing that I did that last time as well, I think there are definitely some improvements over 3.2's start-up time. Ok, let's run through the apps and see what we've got."
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( Permalink: What's New, KDE 3.3 Preview      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 28, 2004 )

How To Write Unmaintainable Code
"In the interests of creating employment opportunities in the Java programming field, I am passing on these tips from the masters on how to write code that is so difficult to maintain, that the people who come after you will take years to make even the simplest changes. Further, if you follow all these rules religiously, you will even guarantee yourself a lifetime of employment, since no one but you has a hope in hell of maintaining the code. Then again, if you followed all these rules religiously, even you wouldn't be able to maintain the code!"
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( Permalink: How To Write Unmaintainable Code      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 28, 2004 )

Red Hat Desktop Review
"Recently Red Hat made an announcement that they were still in the corporate desktop market despite the hand-off of their traditional desktop product to the Fedora project. As it turns out, things aren't quite so simple -- Fedora is more of a development edition of Red Hat's commercial offerings and their Linux desktop wasn't so much discontinued or transferred as it was renovated to assume a more corporate role. The first release in the new Red Hat Desktop series picks up exactly where Red Hat Linux 9 left off, a point which is both good and bad. "
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( Permalink: Red Hat Desktop Review      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 28, 2004 )

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New Nmap
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On The Fly: Boot Knoppix Linux, Keep Windows
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My Experience As an Election Judge
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