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Mac Hole Has Users, Hackers Abuzz
"While waiting for Apple to address the issue, experts like Elizabeth Lawley, an IT assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, cautions users to change the way their browsers handle the Help and Disk protocols. Lawley advises downloading a free preferences tool, More Internet, to change the helper applications to non-scriptable programs like Chess. In addition, Safari's preference checkbox -- "Open 'safe' files after downloading" -- should be unchecked."
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( Permalink: Mac Hole Has Users, Hackers Abuzz      Submitted by Noel Fri May 21, 2004 )

Mac SE Alive and Kicking on Web
"Currently available only in German, the Web SE gives users a marvelously faithful experience of System 7, starting with the system boot: the "happy Mac" icon followed by the "icon parade" -- the sequence of extensions and control panels loaded at startup. Once "booted," the Web SE's interface is near perfect. Icons are double-clicked to open windows that can be moved, closed or collapsed, just as in the original System 7."
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( Permalink: Mac SE Alive and Kicking on Web      Submitted by Noel Fri May 21, 2004 )

An Interview with Jeremy White, CodeWeavers
OrangeCrate is pleased to present an interview with Jeremy White, CEO of Codeweavers, developers extraordinaire of the bubbly WINE project. Jeremy and Chuck began this conversation shortly before the launch of CrossOver 3.0, but Chuck presents this now for your reading pleasure.

( Permalink: An Interview with Jeremy White, CodeWeavers      Submitted by Chuck Talk Fri May 21, 2004 )

Certification: A First Look at SuSE Certification
"The easiest way to think of this certification is as an add-on to LPI Level I. Novell realized that there is no need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to Linux certification LPI (Linux Professional Institute) does a great job of testing the basics of vendor-neutral Linux (and SUSE was a founding member of LPI in Germany). So, instead of creating their own exams that achieve the same purpose, Novell has embraced LPI and made Level I certification a prerequisite for SCLP. After passing the two LPI exams (101 and 102) and becoming LPIC1 certified, you must then pass one SUSE-specific exam, SL 103."
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( Permalink: Certification: A First Look at SuSE Certification      Submitted by Noel Fri May 21, 2004 )

Mobile and Wireless - Built-In Security
Mobile and wireless technology with its freedom of flexibility, the increase of workplace productivity, which answer the need for communication and accessing information from anywhere and anytime, appeals to enterprise and home customers alike to take the next step and integrate wireless technology into their infrastructure. The great benefits mobile and wireless technology offers are obvious but as wireless technology keeps expanding, more and more security news hit the wires highlighting the threats wireless networks are facing, thus emphasizing the risks of deploying wireless networks. eBCVG

( Permalink: Mobile and Wireless - Built-In Security      Submitted by Dr.T Fri May 21, 2004 )

Recovering from a Runtime Linker Failure
"Imagine a situation where you are playing with the runtime linker (ld.so.1) and by accident you overwrite the default runtime linker with another linker that is incompatible or buggy. All of a sudden all dynamically linked applications stop working, including the user and system utility commands, and you see this error message:
Cannot execute /usr/lib/ld.so.1, Killed
Do not panic and do not close the terminal window in which you are working. A couple of simple steps will bring the system back to the normal state. You can use statically linked mv and cp binaries and a backup copy of ld.so.1 to recover from the runtime linker failure. The Solaris Operating System keeps statically linked utilities cp, mv, ln, rcp, and tar under /usr/sbin/static. The replica of ld.so.1 can be found under /etc/lib."

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OS/2 to Linux: Part 2
Linux is evolving as the predominant operating system of the new millennium, and legacy operating systems such as OS/2 are being gradually phased out. This series of articles helps the developers involved in the tedious process of migrating/porting the OS/2 system drivers and applications to Linux. In this second of three installments, the authors focus on managing pipes, memory, and files.

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Interview with Everaldo and Jimmac
Metin Amiroff interviewed for OSNews the well known artists of KDE and GNOME, Everaldo and Jimmac: they discuss their first steps into Linux, the apps they use and why Linux still doesn't have all the pro apps/support they need for their day to day work (however they find apps like the Gimp and Blender 'great'), their inspiration, the state of the Linux desktop visually and usability-wise, the SVG factor and their future plans for KDE and Gnome.

( Permalink: Interview with Everaldo and Jimmac      Submitted by Anonymous Fri May 21, 2004 )

Hey, Mr. Digital DJ
"Face it. Hiring a DJ is an expensive solution. Yes, they take care of all the musical needs for your gathering, but the price is so steep that sometimes you have to make sacrifices elsewhere. Every once in a while, someone will ask me to DJ a wedding or other social function for them. They seek me out because I am insanely cheap. How can I afford to be cheap? I am using Apple technology rather than messing with mixing boards, vinyl, and the rest of the tools of the trade."
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( Permalink: Hey, Mr. Digital DJ      Submitted by Noel Thu May 20, 2004 )

Sending Live Television Via iChat
"The recent versions of iChat have, of course, brought with them the capability to use a video source (for most people, that would mean an iSight, or a USB webcam using a hack to get it to work in iChat - see my old post about that, or even perhaps a firewire-output home video camera they already own) for video chatting/conferencing. However, if you just so happen to be someone that has purchased an analogue video -> DV (firewire) converter box in the past, such as the Formac Studio, you might be suprised to learn that when it's plugged in it is presented to the Mac (and specifically the iChat application) as a perfectly valid firewire input device. In other, shorter, easier, words: you can use your converter box to stream live video from something"
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( Permalink: Sending Live Television Via iChat      Submitted by Noel Thu May 20, 2004 )

Integrating Xgrid into Cocoa Applications, Part 2
"In this part of our journey into Xgrid, we're going to develop a little Cocoa application called Photo Industry. This will be an Xgrid-enabled app, and what's more, it will be a standalone application, not an Xgrid client plugin. To achieve this goal, we'll leverage the xgrid command-line tool using a Cocoa class called NSTask. I hope that in the near future, perhaps as early as WWDC, Apple will make this technique obsolete by publishing an Xgrid client Cocoa API, but until that time we can at least appreciate the potential of Xgrid by wrapping the xgrid tool."
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( Permalink: Integrating Xgrid into Cocoa Applications, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Thu May 20, 2004 )

The Fight Against Spam, Part 2
"Created by the engineers who bring the Japanese input method and the Speech technologies to you, Mail's junk mail filters are outstanding. When trained for a sufficient period of time, the filters can reach 98%+ accuracy against spam and are surprisingly painless to use. In fact, this feature alone has convinced many users to switch to Mail."
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( Permalink: The Fight Against Spam, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Thu May 20, 2004 )

Using a Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 in Linux
"Type modprobe pwc at the command prompt after plugging in the camera, and you should end up seeing some video when you run xawtv (xawtv is provided with RedHat 9, so you can simply install it from your CDs, if it's not already installed). The problem, however, is that the only resolution supported by this process is 160x120, which was a bit too small for my liking, especially after purchasing a camera that supports 640x480. "
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( Permalink: Using a Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 in Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu May 20, 2004 )

KMPlayer
"KMPlayer is a multimedia player for the KDE Desktop capable of playing audio and video. The difference between KMPlayer and other multimedia players like Kaffeine is that KMPlayer acts as a frontend to multiple multimedia libraries. KMPlayer supports not only Mplayer but also Xine and Ffmpeg. This means that KMPlayer will play everything MPlayer and Xine will play. With KMPlayer you can also record streams with mencoder and watch TV if your card is supported by Video4Linux."
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Desktop Publishing with OpenOffice.org
"A while ago, I needed to create a simple one-page document--a Christmas gift card--to give with a set of open-source CDs (OpenOffice.org 1.1.0 for Microsoft Windows and Knoppix 3.3) that I made for colleagues and friends. I also wanted to test the abilities and performance of OO.o 1.1.0. I had used previous versions of OO.o for simple tasks with less than enthusiastic results. I was anxious to see how OO.o 1.1.0 would perform on a real DP test."
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( Permalink: Desktop Publishing with OpenOffice.org      Submitted by Noel Thu May 20, 2004 )

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