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Activision Anthology: Remix Edition
"These are simple games. On the one hand, their uncomplicated and formulaic patterns may have you switching from one cart to the next every few minutes. On the other hand, since you now own almost every game Activision put out for the platform, why not do just that? These games are easy to get in to and out of, so enjoy the distraction for as long as it — oops, sorry, got distracted there. The point is, “simple” here does not mean “boring.” "
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( Permalink: Activision Anthology: Remix Edition      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 24, 2004 )

Handbrake 0.6.1
"There is a new program for those wanting to rip DVDs to more compact files on a portable Mac. This is especially useful for watching movies while in transit on a plane, train, or automobile (not when you are the driver of course). This excellent program is called Handbrake, and provides high quality rips with low file sizes."
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( Permalink: Handbrake 0.6.1      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Basic Services Security On OS X
"What is this about? It's about some basics to help keep your system from being hacked. Pure and simple. I am not going to get into gory details like how the system spawns a service or where it resides when it runs. This really doesn't have a whole lot to do with the topic (at least not at a cursory level). However, what we're going to talk about are some basic things to consider when you want to run a service on your machine. Considering these things will help keep your box safe and your data where it belongs, in your possession."
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( Permalink: Basic Services Security On OS X      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Sun's "Throughput Computing" Plans for Servers
"Until recently, Sun had three entirely separate CPU architectures in the works, the oldest being Millennium, a heavy-duty 6-issue design with out-of-order execution and 2 SMT threads. Despite taping-out sometime in Q1 2004, the design has been cancelled. On release it would have been called the UltraSPARC V. That name may now go to "Rock," a brand new multi-core design that promises 30x the performance of a 1.2GHz UltraSPARC III and 6x that of Millennium. Rock was due about 1 year after Millennium, before the latter was cancelled."
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( Permalink: Sun's "Throughput Computing" Plans for Servers      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Nessus 2.0 on SuSE 9.0 Professional with KDE 3.1
"The following is a simple how-to guide for installing the Nessus vulnerability scanner, server daemon, and client on SuSE Linux. The instructions do not include in depth explanations as it is assumed that you are familiar with features and benefits of Nessus and have a general working knowledge of Linux. "
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( Permalink: Nessus 2.0 on SuSE 9.0 Professional with KDE 3.1      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

The Ultimate Budget Box
"The Ultimate Budget Box tosses the gaming focus out the window, instead focusing on a bare-minimum budget system. To all those people clamoring for a minimalist Budget Box: this is it. Look around inside most corporate offices, where most computers need to handle a few Office documents and light Internet use. They don't need to be able to burn CDs or handle 3D-intensive games, but they do need to be reliable and affordable. Lots of consumers out there probably want a similar box, an appliance that lets them get onto the Internet, take care of e-mail, and do a few documents."
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( Permalink: The Ultimate Budget Box      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Securing a fresh Linux install
"Most Linux distros provide a wide variety of server applications, and many network-aware apps are enabled by default when you install the operating system. Before you put your new Linux machine online, there are a number of steps you should take to make your network secure. Use these tips every time you perform a fresh install; none of these steps will help to secure a machine that has already been compromised."
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( Permalink: Securing a fresh Linux install      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Why MySQL grew so fast
"And MySQL AB has become one of most successful companies with a completely complementary dual-licensing model: they offer everything under an open license for certain users, but charge money for everything under other circumstances. (These circumstances will be discussed further down under "The licensing of free software.") As we'll see, the parallel existence of GPL licensing and commercial licensing leaves a mark on every aspect of the company."
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( Permalink: Why MySQL grew so fast      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Ariya Hidayat
"At the moment my playgound is KOffice (especially KSpread), I write some code, fix bugs and possibly introduce new bugs. I also follow koffice mailing-list, either with little participation or simply in "lurking mode"."
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( Permalink: Ariya Hidayat      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )

Apple's Best Portable Values
"For value, the 1.33 GHz model is the hands-down winner, whether configured with a Combo drive or SuperDrive. Spending $300 more for just a 13% boost in processing power seems excessive. The 1.5 GHz model is going to sell to those who want bragging rights or don't realize that the 1.33 GHz 'Book can be ordered with a SuperDrive."
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( Permalink: Apple's Best Portable Values      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 22, 2004 )

Freeverse ships BumperCar Web browser for kids
"BumperCar's Start page follows through with the bumpercar motif -- kids can either enter a URL or a search query as they're already accustomed to, or they can move an animated bumpercar around the screen to one of five different search categories that pull up collections of Web sites that offer content in science, math, fun & games, civilization or language categories. "
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( Permalink: Freeverse ships BumperCar Web browser for kids      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 22, 2004 )

SQL Injection Signatures Evasion
In recent years, Web application security has become a focal center for security experts. Application attacks are constantly on the rise, posing new risks for the organization. One of the most dangerous and most common attack techniques is SQL Injection, which usually allows the hacker to obtain full access to the organization's Database. With the rise in SQL Injection attacks, security vendors have begun to provide security measures to protect against SQL Injection. The first ones to claim such protection have been the various Web Application Firewall vendors, followed by most IDS/IPS vendors. eBCVG

( Permalink: SQL Injection Signatures Evasion      Submitted by Dr.T Thu Apr 22, 2004 )

From C++ to PHP
"Now, with the IT job market shifting rapidly from PC to Web, how am I going to carry on using my hard-won expertise of object programming with C++? Here comes PHP. At first a scripting language looks suspicious. When you are used to compilers, scripts really feel like toys. Loose typing lets variables bend in all directions, and it must be terribly slow.... On second thought, the assembly language of the Web is no longer binary code—it is text markup. And text calls for scripting."
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( Permalink: From C++ to PHP      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 22, 2004 )

Automating your desktop with KJSEmbed
"The Desktop COmmunications Protocol or DCOP for short, has been around since KDE 2.0. DCOP is a method for letting external applications communicate and control a GUI application in KDE. This control is available from both C++ and scripting languages. This how-to will show how to access DCOP functions from Javascript and why they are a powerful alternative to access from C++ or shell. "
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( Permalink: Automating your desktop with KJSEmbed      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 22, 2004 )

Quick Look At SUSE Linux 9.1 Personal
"For sure. Let me explain. For starters, the Professional version is geared toward SOHO and enterprise class deployments. It contains tons of networking capabilities, development tools, and a huge assortment of software. While the KDE desktop is obviously the environment of choice, SUSE Pro also contains other choices such as the GNOME desktop environment. SUSE Personal is simply a package designed to accommodate new users and to get them to feel more 'at home' in their new operating system quickly, and they've really done an excellent job in this department. "
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( Permalink: Quick Look At SUSE Linux 9.1 Personal      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 22, 2004 )

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