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OpenOffice.org Off the Wall: Shooting the Sun
"In school, you probably were taught that a paragraph is the development of a complete thought. That is a contents-based definition. In OpenOffice.org or any other word processor, a paragraph also has a format definition: the contents of the document from the mouse cursor's position when you begin to type to the place where you either press the Enter key or end the document. Even if you type only a title, when you press the Enter key, you have ended one paragraph and started another."
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( Permalink: OpenOffice.org Off the Wall: Shooting the Sun      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 2, 2004 )

Play Donkey Kong, go to jail?
"LiveCDs -- distributions that allow you to boot a Linux system without installing software on a PC's hard drive -- are popping up faster than Windows security alerts. Riding on the phenomenal success and popularity of Knoppix, LiveCDs for specialized use are available for everything from MythTV to MAME. No, not Auntie Mame, MAME as in Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, which lets you do important things like play Donkey Kong. Believe it or not, there are several LiveCDs focused on the MAME-niche itch. Here's a look at the arcade/system emulator movement and two LiveCDs designed to put you in touch with your inner Donkey Kong: KnoppixMAME and AdvanceCD. I'm happy with game play under both. I only wish I knew more about the legality of using them."
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( Permalink: Play Donkey Kong, go to jail?      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 2, 2004 )

Fix a Troubled Mac
"This is the only book that I'm aware of that gives you troubleshooting assistance like it should be. I've never encountered a chapter in any book that is dedicated to helping one create an emergency firewire drive, or a bootable Mac CD-ROM that will boot essentially any modern Macintosh, let alone, explain which software troubleshooting tools to use, or how to set up system software for quick reinstalls. In addition to this, the writer takes you on a guided course on how to approach the command line (for brave Mac OS X users) to fix start-up problems and corrupted user logins. "
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( Permalink: Fix a Troubled Mac      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

What Makes Pixar Run?
"The company continues to refine RenderMan, and many digital-effects houses and computer-graphics specialists use it. "They have deep technical roots," DeMartino said. "It put them ahead of others in understanding how computer graphics work and can be used effectively." In March, Pixar moved to using OS X and Power Mac G5s for its workflow needs. In a recent speech, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) senior systems engineer Don Peebles noted that Pixar challenged his company to come up with a way to review HD-quality video on the desktop at a reduced file size, but keeping the same level of quality."
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( Permalink: What Makes Pixar Run?      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

VME-Linux Diskless System on Motorola MVME24xx
"VME-PPC-Linux architecture, use the new Motorola CPU (MVME2434) on the VME and is integrated in a distributed and autonomously enviroment connected by a local area network at 100 Mbps; the client side is running on VME crates, while the server side on PC-Linux workstations. This emphasizes the efforts of just one particular way of accessing the VMEbus from a Linux system; Our way requires the Tundra Universe PCI/VME bridge device which will not work with many VME processor boards. Our Tundra Universe driver has been programmated by Gabriel Paubert and it is located on this ftp site. His emphasis is having a driver that will allow writing kernel modules for specific devices in the VME cage."
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( Permalink: VME-Linux Diskless System on Motorola MVME24xx      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

Unicode and Character Sets
"In this article I'll fill you in on exactly what every working programmer should know. All that stuff about "plain text = ascii = characters are 8 bits" is not only wrong, it's hopelessly wrong, and if you're still programming that way, you're not much better than a medical doctor who doesn't believe in germs. Please do not write another line of code until you finish reading this article."
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( Permalink: Unicode and Character Sets      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

Fresh install Fedora Core 2 Guide for Novices
"Chua Wen Kiat has written up a short Fedora Core 2 install guide."
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( Permalink: Fresh install Fedora Core 2 Guide for Novices      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

Review: Fedora Core 2
"Last January Red Hat became a victim of its own success when Fedora Core 1 (FC1) became so popular that the update repositories hosted by Red Hat could no longer keep up with the demand for downloads. This was a tragedy because there were plenty of mirrors to distribute the load and the configuration fix was an easy one to make. Unfortunately, not enough people found out about it, and Red Hat ended up with some serious egg on its face. FC2 solves this problem in a truly elegant fashion: up2date is now configured to get updates from any one of several authorized mirrors, which it seems to pick from the list at random."
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( Permalink: Review: Fedora Core 2      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

Linux: Is Swap Necessary?
"Following recent discussions about tuning swapiness [story] and dynamically allocating swap as needed [story], a new discussion ensued on the lkml questioning the need for swap altogether when a system has "sufficient" ram."
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( Permalink: Linux: Is Swap Necessary?      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

How to get your hands on SuSE Linux
"But SuSE has never been freely downloadable, unlike many other Linux distributions such as Debian, Fedora, and more, so there's been a bit of a quandary for loyal Novell users. Should you buy SuSE because that's what Novell will offer even if you can't justify the expense for something you "just want to play with," or should you download and install a free version of Linux, such as Fedora, which can work (although unsupported) with Nterprise Linux Services."
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( Permalink: How to get your hands on SuSE Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 1, 2004 )

The Little Engine That Could
"If you have a WRT54G, here's what you can use it for after less than an hour's work. You get all the original Linksys functions plus SSH, Wonder Shaper, L7 regexp iptables filtering, frottle, parprouted, the latest Busybox utilities, several custom modifications to DHCP and dnsmasq, a PPTP server, static DHCP address mapping, OSPF routing, external logging, as well as support for client, ad hoc, AP, and WDS wireless modes."
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( Permalink: The Little Engine That Could      Submitted by Noel Mon May 31, 2004 )

An Interview with Matt Asay of Novell
OrangeCrate is pleased to announce an interview with Matt Asay, Director of Novell's Linux Business Office. Matt was kind enough to answer my questions about Novell's future and its directions in regard to the GNU GPL. After this interview, I am thoroughly convinced that Novell just "gets it" and is serious about being a strong leader in the community.

( Permalink: An Interview with Matt Asay of Novell      Submitted by Chuck Talk Mon May 31, 2004 )

Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well
"There is a bug in Fedora Core 2 that causes the hard disk geometry as reported in the partition table to be altered during installation. This change may cause Windows boot failure. Although this bug is severe, it is recoverable and no data should be lost. It is important not to panic if and when this happens so you do not cause further problems or cause actual loss of data in the process of recovering from the error."
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( Permalink: Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well      Submitted by Noel Mon May 31, 2004 )

Linux and Windows security compared
"While Linux provides equivalent to superior security capabilities in comparison to Windows, the security of a Linux system is largely dependent on the choice of Linux distribution, the kernel it is based on, and the skill of the IT staff in implementing and supporting the system. Since your success in implementing and maintaining a secure operating system rests with your IT shops, make sure that they have the training and expertise to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot. Formulate discipline on the part of the IT manager and system administrators who need to understand how to apply security best practices."
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( Permalink: Linux and Windows security compared      Submitted by Noel Mon May 31, 2004 )

Multimedia/Internet Keyboards in GNU/Linux
"As the resident geek, I sometimes help new users making transition to GNU/Linux from other OS's. Over the years, I'd ask anyone who installed Gnu/Linux about which hardware devices that didn't work for them, most often it is 'Multimedia/Internet keyboards'. In this article, we'll configure one such keyboard using the Hotkeys program. Anthony Wong's Hotkeys is written to handle all those special keys provided by the Multimedia/Internet keyboards and launch programs associated with them.Though there are numerous ways to configure these keyboards in Gnu/Linux, Hotkeys is far easier to configure and its osd (on-screen display) is very similar to those available on other OS's."
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( Permalink: Multimedia/Internet Keyboards in GNU/Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon May 31, 2004 )

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