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Linux-Based X Terminals with XDMCP
"Want to get some use out of your early 90s vintage PC, the one barely powerful enough to run Windows 3.1? Need to outfit a group of users with workstations on a budget? Tired of administering a homogeneous workgroup from afar? Want to introduce Linux to a group of Windows or Mac users with the least amount of resistance? Can't stop tinkering with the oodles of options Linux offers? XDMCP may be for you, even if you answered yes to even one of these questions."
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( Permalink: Linux-Based X Terminals with XDMCP      Submitted by Noel Sun May 9, 2004 )

Applying Digital Hub Concepts to the Enterprise
"First you need a hub. This is the component that stores data and has flexible ways of sharing it. Usually it will be a server of some sort that contains a database, web server, and an application server. There are many options, but my company, Bee Documents, has had good success using Apple xServes running OpenBase as a database, Apache Web Server, and WebObjects as the application web server. We chose WebObjects because it integrates well with databases, is based on Java, and the price was right. WebObjects also has good support for web services, which is great for creating spokes."
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( Permalink: Applying Digital Hub Concepts to the Enterprise      Submitted by Noel Sun May 9, 2004 )

Linux in action: A public library's success story
"The library is located less than 10 miles from NSA headquarters, between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. It operates five branch locations in addition to the central location. A library employee was recently recognized for her contributions to education, and the library itself received the Accessibility Award for Programs by the Commission on Disability Issues. All six library locations offer free Wi-fi access. The library also offers patrons the use of "kiosk-style" PCs to explore the Internet and search the catalogues."
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( Permalink: Linux in action: A public library's success story      Submitted by Noel Sun May 9, 2004 )

RAW, iPhoto, and Mac OS X
" But RAW files are tugging at our easygoing workflow. As you probably know, iPhoto doesn't support RAW files, at least not directly. So at first glance, it appears that the pain is returning once again. Fun-loving shooters everywhere need not worry. By definition, RAW files are unprocessed images. To manage them, you simply need to add a few easy steps to your existing workflow to keep misery at bay. "
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( Permalink: RAW, iPhoto, and Mac OS X      Submitted by Noel Sat May 8, 2004 )

Review: Style Master 3.5.2
"Style Master is a CSS editor aimed at helping Web site designers bridge the gap between knowing how they want their Web site to look and getting their site to look that way. Instead of jumping back and forth between a text editor and the various CSS specifcations trying to figure out which attribute you need to get the desired effect, Style Master presents you with a Mac-like interface for setting your Web site’s display options."
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( Permalink: Review: Style Master 3.5.2      Submitted by Noel Sat May 8, 2004 )

Email for the single user in Debian
"The first thing to do is get the needed packages which can be accomplished by running:
# apt-get install exim4 fetchmail mutt procmail cron vim
Of these packages you probably already have cron and exim4 also you may have noticed I slipped in vim which is unessential as you can use any other editor if you want, although why would you ;-)."

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( Permalink: Email for the single user in Debian      Submitted by Noel Sat May 8, 2004 )

Diskless, Low-Form-Factor OpenBSD Systems
"In a previous article we built a tiny OpenBSD system out of a Soekris miniature PC, a bootstrap workstation, and a Compact Flash (CF) card. While this combination works nicely for many purposes, once you have Soekrii scattered all around your network, managing the CF cards can be annoying. Replacing the CF cards with a diskless boot system eases management problems."
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( Permalink: Diskless, Low-Form-Factor OpenBSD Systems      Submitted by Noel Sat May 8, 2004 )

Open-Source Bug Tracking with Bugzilla
"The open-source project Bugzilla, for example, provides an easy to use, easy to maintain and cost effective solution with a rich feature set that easily can compete with its proprietary counterparts. Bugzilla's Web interface allows cross-platform use while the XML and e-mail interfaces enable automatic error reporting. Not only can the automatic error reporting be included in the development of a new product, but it also can be integrated easily into an existing product."
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( Permalink: Open-Source Bug Tracking with Bugzilla      Submitted by Noel Sat May 8, 2004 )

Linux (Multiple) Virtual Desktops Unleashed
Take a tour of the Linux Virtual Desktops and learn what they are and how to use them. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: A most interesting and useful Linux secret is the multiple desktops feature - the Linux Virtual Desktops. If there were no other reason to switch from Microsoft Windows to GNU-Linux, the Linux Virtual Desktops would be more than reason enough to make the switch.

( Permalink: Linux (Multiple) Virtual Desktops Unleashed      Submitted by Anonymous Sat May 8, 2004 )

I upgrade to Mandrake 10.0
"I have been looking at Subversion or moving to BSD, but walking through my newsagent I impulse bought May's LinuxFormat magazine, from the UK, which includes a Mandrake 10.0 Community Edition distro. Maybe I should risk an upgrade and then see if CVS pserver works easily? 10.0: I must say, it has been the easiest install or upgrade I have ever experienced. The only hiccup was that I needed to delete some old vmlinuxes at the appropriate point in the dialog. Apart from that it was all smooth: maybe only two or three prompts to start and the to ask for more disks."
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( Permalink: I upgrade to Mandrake 10.0      Submitted by Noel Sat May 8, 2004 )

Template-Based Code Generation with Apache Velocit
"In this article I'm going to discuss template-based code generation, explain basic concepts related to templates and transformations, and demonstrate the huge benefits they can bring in code generation. Then, I'll implement a simple code generator in Java that uses Velocity, an open source template engine provided by Apache. The generator takes an XML representation of classes and data members and generates the Java code to define them. The generation process will be driven by a template that encapsulates the syntax of the target programming language."
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( Permalink: Template-Based Code Generation with Apache Velocit      Submitted by Noel Sat May 8, 2004 )

Review: iFlex & SightFlex
"This is the product that Apple should’ve included with the iSight camera. One almost wonders why the team that developed the iSight didn’t come up with this in the first place. Instead of bundling a variety of cheap-looking pieces of plastic for mounts and a spaghetti-thin FireWire cable, why not simply make a FireWire cable out of a metal gooseneck?"
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( Permalink: Review: iFlex & SightFlex      Submitted by Noel Fri May 7, 2004 )

In Sync: Keeping Your Home Directory Up To Date
"The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a few methods to keep your data synchronized between multiple locations. First, we will discuss iSync and what it does and doesn't synchronize. Next, we will cover iDisk and what it entails. Finally, we will wrap up with a discussion of an application from Econ Technologies that promises to keep your data synchronized with very little effort. Let's get started, shall we?"
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( Permalink: In Sync: Keeping Your Home Directory Up To Date      Submitted by Noel Fri May 7, 2004 )

Mac page's older news now fixed
The link on the mac page that says older news will now actually give you older Mac news. Duh, Sorry about that.

( Permalink: Mac page's older news now fixed      Submitted by Noel Fri May 7, 2004 )

SUNET Internet2 Land Speed Record: 69.073 Pbmps
"On April 14, 2004, SUNET transferred around 840 Gigabytes of data in less than 30 minutes, using a single TCP stream between one host at the Luleĺ University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden (close to the Arctic circle), and one host connected to a Sprint PoP in San Jose, CA, USA. The network path used is the GigaSunet backbone - shared with other users of the Swedish universites, and the SprintLink core network, used by all the customers of Sprintlink."
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( Permalink: SUNET Internet2 Land Speed Record: 69.073 Pbmps      Submitted by Noel Fri May 7, 2004 )

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