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Martin Pittenauer of SubEthaEdit
"If you're not aware, SubEthaEdit is a Rendezvous-based, collaborative and distributed text editor, built using Cocoa and available for Mac OSX only. It's garnered rave reviews since it's release, including an Apple Design Award and an O'Reilly Innovators Award, and was hailed as flagship application of Rendezvous."
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( Permalink: Martin Pittenauer of SubEthaEdit      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 13, 2004 )

An Interview with Louis Suarez-Potts of OpenOffice
OrangeCrate.com is pleased to announce an interview with Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Manager of OpenOffice.org. Louis was kind enough to take a few moments to discuss upcoming OpenOffice improvements

( Permalink: An Interview with Louis Suarez-Potts of OpenOffice      Submitted by Chuck Talk Sun Jun 13, 2004 )

Fedora core 2 configuration guide
"Chua Wen Kiat has written a dense list of how to configure Fedora core 2 after the install. It includes how to: install the updates, Java, video players, DVD players, and much more."
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( Permalink: Fedora core 2 configuration guide      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 13, 2004 )

Hackers & Painters
"The title essay is the second in the collection and provides an interesting look at hacking and some lessons we can learn by analogy to the work and life of Rennaissance painters, particularly in how it is done and how it can be funded. The third, "What You Can't Say" is social commentary on heretical thinking. Four, "Good Bad Attitude" is on the benefits of breaking rules, both in life and hacking. Five, "The Other Road Ahead", is an excellent look at web based software and why it offers benefits to both user and developer with Graham examining some lessons he learnt while building ViaWeb. Six, "How To Make Wealth", is a look at becoming wealthy and how a 'startup' might be the best way to do it. The seventh, "Mind The Gap", is an argument that we should not worry so much about 'unequal wealth distribution' and why it might actually be a good thing."
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( Permalink: Hackers & Painters      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 13, 2004 )

Microsoft Should be Kicked Out of Schools
Odds are that the interface and functions of any program will change between the time a student learns them in school and the time he or she uses them at a job or in college. Students might as well use a program like OpenOffice, which costs far less. Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier contributed the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews which suggests that educational institutions have no business whatsoever wasting money on expensive Microsoft software when free and open source software is more conducive to their budgets.

( Permalink: Microsoft Should be Kicked Out of Schools      Submitted by Kelly McNeill Sun Jun 13, 2004 )

Using Jabber as a log monitor
"My script is just a hack, intended to illustrate that Jabber is not just a chat server and should not be treated as such, as it's infinitely more useful than that. In its current form, this script is not extremely useful for anything but monitoring your local machine's messages file. However, it probably wouldn't take much to make it more robust. If you ran it on a centralized log host, it would get more useful rather quickly. Also, this script currently sends its messages to everyone currently logged in to the Jabber server. "
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( Permalink: Using Jabber as a log monitor      Submitted by Noel Sun Jun 13, 2004 )

Is the Linux Desktop Getting Heavier and Slower?
Bob Marr wrote an interesting editorial about what many of us have have noticed lately: the three most popular Linux distros are getting "fatter" in terms of their memory footprint and CPU demands for their graphical desktops. Fedora Core 2 isn't usable below 192 MBs of RAM while Mandrake and SuSE aren't very far off similar requirements either. There was a time when Linux users would brag that their favorite OS was far less demanding that Windows, but this doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Modern distros that use the latest versions of KDE and (especially) Gnome feel considerably heavier than before or even than Windows XP/2k3. Sure, Longhorn has higher requirements than XP (256 MB RAM, 800 MHz CPU) and the final version will undoubtly be much more demanding, but that's in 2-3 years from now. For the time being, I am settled with XFce on my Gentoo but I always welcome more carefully-written code.

( Permalink: Is the Linux Desktop Getting Heavier and Slower?      Submitted by Anonymous Sun Jun 13, 2004 )

MacAlly SyncBox
"Ever wanted to copy your files from your camera, but were stuck without a computer? This happens a lot, the space on a camera just gets eaten up. Beepity beep, youíve got a full card. Instead of worrying about going through all your pictures, deleting the ones that arenít amazing and freeing up a little space, check out what the MacAlly SyncBox can do. All thatís required is a USB storage device, like a flash based MP3 player, USB flash drive, USB hard drive, or the ever-popular USB watch."
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( Permalink: MacAlly SyncBox      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

New G5s announced; no 3GHz or G5 laptops
"When Apple CEO took the stage at last year's Worldwide Developer's Conference, he wowed the attendees with the new Power Mac G5 dual 2GHz design and technology. Jobs further excited the crowd when he said that Apple would release a 3GHz model within a year -- with two weeks to go before that deadline, Boger said Apple will not meet the 3GHz promise."
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( Permalink: New G5s announced; no 3GHz or G5 laptops      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

Evolution of the Linux Credits file
"The Linux Credits file has been included with all Linux operating system distributions since March 1994. It contains information on contributors to the Linux operating system kernel development. By analyzing the evolution of the Credits file, it is possible to study the evolution of the Linux developer community. For example, by using the address information contained in the Credits file, it is possible to describe the geographical expansion of the core Linux developer community. By combining this information with other data sources one can study the different factors that have influenced the expansion of the Linux developer network."
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( Permalink: Evolution of the Linux Credits file      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

Four out of four experts agree: Linux lowers TCO
"A Linux system also means "you can move at your own pace" in upgrading or replacing various parts of the system, Shedletsky said, without being forced into upgrades and new components an organization may not need. Being forced to buy new software -- and resulting services -- simply because a vendor is upgrading its versions is a major fiscal headache for many businesses."
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( Permalink: Four out of four experts agree: Linux lowers TCO      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

Desktop FreeBSD: Adding Software
"You can also download pre-made packages, but you would be forced to use whatever version was available when your version of FreeBSD was released. Something like Mozilla is a moving target, and newer version often have really useful improvements. The newest version is available for FreeBSD, but it is always built with all sorts of newer supporting libraries, newer than you have on your system. It seems nobody builds Mozilla with any sort of backward compatibility for the standard releases of FreeBSD."
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( Permalink: Desktop FreeBSD: Adding Software      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

Using MySQL for Exchange Rate Updates
"But to get MySQL to read the files my bash script makes, they have to be in the database's money directory. Actually, the command load data local makes it possible to input mass data easily. The MySQL programmers turned off this command, however, because they judged it to be a security risk. Supposedly it is possible to turn the command back on, but I was not able to get it to work. Therefore, I had to hack around it. I found that I can make load data work when the input file is inside the same dir as the mysql table is. My dir path is /var/lib/mysql/money/."
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( Permalink: Using MySQL for Exchange Rate Updates      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

Time's up on clock speed
"We are even building in the capability for the chip to physically morph, if required. For instance, you spot an excessive number of fails occurring in the memory--we have techniques in software that recognize those errors. But if it turns out that for whatever reason, one segment of the chip drives an extreme amount of correction, one can easily envision the system autonomically issuing a command to remove that segment. We are talking about moving off to an entirely different plane. This is very different from, "Here is the chip, here is what it does, and that is the end of it.""
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( Permalink: Time's up on clock speed      Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

Build a WAP gateway On Linux
The hottest technology for implementing mobile services is the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). This article discusses the advantages of working with the open source gateway for WAP, which performs the protocol conversion between a Web server and a mobile phone.

( Permalink: Build a WAP gateway On Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Jun 12, 2004 )

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