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Linux Desktop Summit 2004
"The Desktop Linux Summit 2004 was a highly successful event with industry leaders making groundbreaking news, promising new startups getting global media coverage for their wares, and industry experts sharing their insights with tech-savvy audiences. If you didn't make it, we hope you'll be there next year -- stay tuned for details on Desktop Linux Summit 2005"
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User-Friendly Form Validation with PHP and CSS
"What if you want your validation to involve a database lookup? This clearly must take place on the server side. It would be nice if the user could click Submit and have the form return a message that the username is not valid, similar to the example in Figure 1, for valid email formats. A lot of web sites already provide such functionality. Unfortunately, these websites often have the filename extensions .asp or .aspx, and not .php. What a shame. Who says the ASP folks down the street should have all the fun? In this article, I'll show you how you can add such functionality to your PHP forms."
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( Permalink: User-Friendly Form Validation with PHP and CSS      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 27, 2004 )

Murry Shohat of the Embedded Linux Consortium
"This interview with Murry Shohat, executive director of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC), discusses the work the ELC is doing to promote and standardize embedded Linux. It also discusses embedded Linux marketplace matters, technology, and standards organizations. "
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( Permalink: Murry Shohat of the Embedded Linux Consortium      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 27, 2004 )

Using Secure Shell and Secure Copy
"For starters, by requiring the use of secure shell (ssh) as a replacement to telnet access, user sessions are encrypted and key-based rather than clear text username and password based. SSH is easily available to all platform users with terminals, terminal applications and GUI clients ready-made for Linux, Macintosh and Windows. "
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( Permalink: Using Secure Shell and Secure Copy      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 27, 2004 )

Checking the oil on DB2 for Linux and Unix
Just like your car, a database requires some maintenance to keep it running optimally. This article is broken down into checks or tasks that should be run at different intervals to keep your datbase running fast and Bottleneck free.

( Permalink: Checking the oil on DB2 for Linux and Unix      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 27, 2004 )

How to Create a Simple Web Page with Mozilla
Learn about the Mozilla/Netscape Web page Composer and how to use it. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: Use Mozilla/Netscape Composer to design, create, and edit Web pages. It's easy to create a nice looking and informative Web page. Moreover, you can do it with Free and Open Source software (FOSS) Web page editing programs [including] the Mozilla Composer . . . these programs come in Apple Macintosh, BSD, GNU-Linux, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX versions. The Mozilla Composer is part of the Mozilla browser suite.

( Permalink: How to Create a Simple Web Page with Mozilla      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 27, 2004 )

Easy SFTP under Mac OS X
A Simple how-to for setting up SFTP in Mac OS X, as well as a few reasons why this is better than running plain FTP. Read the how-to

( Permalink: Easy SFTP under Mac OS X      Submitted by Remy Tue Apr 27, 2004 )

Griffin PowerMate
"Looking like it came from an old stereo receiver, the PowerMate is a $45 USB knob, made of brushed aluminum atop a clear plastic base. A blue LED is in the base, and changes brightness to indicate the status. A 40-inch USB extension cable is included in the box - a nice touch. The primary use of the PowerMate is to emulate keystrokes without using the keyboard."
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( Permalink: Griffin PowerMate      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

Final Cut Express 2
"But the improvements in Final Cut Express 2 are less about a few new features and more about its strengthened Final Cut Pro 4 foundation. The application is optimized to run on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and on G5 processors, which contribute to its most exciting new feature, RT Extreme. In Final Cut Express 1, you had to render (write to disk) many effects and transitions before you could play them back in the Canvas (the window where you play back your assembled movie)."
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( Permalink: Final Cut Express 2      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

Linux 2.6.x and Hardware Random Number Generators
"Good Random Number Generation is a key component to modern cryptography, statistical problem solving techniques, communication security, stock market prediction, etc., but is extremely difficult to implement on deterministic machines like modern computers."
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( Permalink: Linux 2.6.x and Hardware Random Number Generators      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

A Switch to the Extreme Side
"Both units are part of a a new emerging class of what is known as KVMP switches, that is, KVM switches that also include a switchable USB hub and the ability to share a pair of speakers and a microphone between systems as well (the P referring to peripherals). This combination allows virtually every device you might use to be shared using one simple little box. "
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Profiling LAMP Applications with Apache's Blackbox
"In this article I will discuss a format that uses the best logging directives of Apache to create a running record of what Apache is doing when incoming clients access the server. The name of the format is called Blackbox. A black box is a device that records information on the performance of an aircraft. Airspeed, direction, and status indicators combine to give an accurate account of what happened during a flight."
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( Permalink: Profiling LAMP Applications with Apache's Blackbox      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

OpenGL 1.4 Reference Manual
"First introduced in 1992, OpenGL is an industry standard graphical application programming interface (API) that supports 2D and 3D rendering across a host of platforms. Functions (or commands) within the API are usually simple and discrete. ... To help utilize the library, the 'OpenGL Reference Manual' supplies key functional documentation in a uniform manner. This fourth edition of the reference manual, edited by Dave Shreiner, provides an official command reference for the OpenGL graphics library version 1.4."
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( Permalink: OpenGL 1.4 Reference Manual      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

Reducing OS Boot Times for In-Car Computers
"Although we've discussed our motivation for wanting general purpose computers in cars, it should be obvious that existing computers are unsuitable for the task. The major engineering challenges for getting existing computers into the car are heat, power, vibration and boot times. Many of the above problems have been solved by some innovative vendors who have been working on these problems for the consumer and do-it-yourself system builder market."
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( Permalink: Reducing OS Boot Times for In-Car Computers      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

Producing a Portable Key Disk for GnuPG
"The other possibility would be to use multiple public keys. In my case I would create a key for home use and a key for use at work. This is certainly feasible, but it limits my key usage to two machines. What if I wanted to decode an email accessed from a web interface on another machine? To be able to do this, you have to take your private key with you. We will explore how to safely transport keys between machines using basic linux commands and techniques."
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( Permalink: Producing a Portable Key Disk for GnuPG      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 26, 2004 )

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