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Sun: UltraSPARC Not Dead Yet
"With the UltraSPARC V announcement, there was a misleading perception we are killing future generations of SPARC," Yen said. "Instead, we are not canceling future generations of SPARC, we are adjusting direction to be better served with a new breed of processors and corresponding platforms."
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( Permalink: Sun: UltraSPARC Not Dead Yet      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 16, 2004 )

OSDL's Carrier-Grade Linux
"However, the vanilla Linux Kernel is not really tailored to run on carrier-grade platforms, or meeting telecom requirements in various areas such as reliability, security, and scalability. To help the advancement of Linux in the telecom space, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) started a working group called the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) working group. Its mission is to specify and help implement an open source platform that is highly available, secure, scalable, and easily maintained—suitable for carrier-grade systems. "
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( Permalink: OSDL's Carrier-Grade Linux      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 16, 2004 )

Using Web Services Security in WebSphere Apps
This article describes how to leverage the Web Services Security specification to secure an existing Web service. It demonstrates how to use message-level security (MLS) provided by Web Services Security in IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.0.2 to sign the message using X.509-based Digital Signatures for integrity, and how to encrypt the message using XML Encryption for confidentiality. It also demonstrates how to use both these provisions in tandem with transport-level security (TLS) provided by SSL/HTTPS.

( Permalink: Using Web Services Security in WebSphere Apps      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 16, 2004 )

A first look at Vector Linux 4.0, SOHO edition
"Vector Linux has always interested me because of its purpose and origin: a simplified distribution from a Slackware base. Last month Vector's developers announced the first release candidate for Vector Linux 4.0 SOHO edition. Since, to quote Vector's main page, Slackware Linux has always been "about as user-friendly as a coiled rattlesnake," I was curious to see how Vector Linux addressed these issues for home users while still keeping the Slackware reliability and speed."
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( Permalink: A first look at Vector Linux 4.0, SOHO edition      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 16, 2004 )

Launchers for Mac OS X
"Keeping your fingers on the keyboard for as long as possible is a good policy to stick to. Thankfully, many programs are jam-packed with shortcut commands which, if you take the time to learn them, will save you a lot of mousing around. But that still leaves a lot of other tasks that lack a keyboard control. This is where keyboard-based launchers come in."
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( Permalink: Launchers for Mac OS X      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

In the movie industry, even the writers use Macs
"Macs can be found all over Hollywood: in editing rooms, in story meetings, in music recording sessions, on set and just about anywhere else that creative types congregate. Given their relatively low key but fundamentally important position in the industry, screenwriters don't often receive recognition for the Macs sitting on their desks, but you'll find them there too."
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( Permalink: In the movie industry, even the writers use Macs      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

Is Linux more secure than Windows?
Open Source Software (OSS) is known for its variety and its freedom of choice amongst the standards it defines. Multiple implementations of these standards are typically offered for both desktop and server use, which gives users the freedom to select software based on their own criteria rather than those of the vendor. The openness, transparency and traceability of the source code is added value in addition to the larger variety of software packages available.

( Permalink: Is Linux more secure than Windows?      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

OpenOffice 1.1 Competitive Guide SMB Segment
"OpenOffice is, for the most part, the same as Microsoft Office XP for a user, but there are things that they will need to learn how to do differently. All things being equal, if a company's staff need formal training for OpenOffice, then they probably need it for every new version of Microsoft Office. Therefore there is a cost on both sides, and they are at least equal."
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( Permalink: OpenOffice 1.1 Competitive Guide SMB Segment      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

The myths of Gentoo Linux
"The first thing you notice about the system is its emptiness. The bareness of the distribution is absolutely thrilling to minimalists who don't prefer the kitchen-sink approach to Linux distributions. As you need things, you install them with a single command. If a program has dependencies, those dependencies are automatically downloaded and built along with the application you requested."
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( Permalink: The myths of Gentoo Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

How to burn DVDs
"To burn a DVD in X-CD-Roast, you have to set a media size greater than 1 GB in the media selection drop box, you must have a DVD-Writer, and you need a plugin as well as a DVD-key. The rest is the same, X-CD-Roast switches automatically from burning CDs to burning DVDs. In this chapter, we will download the plugin and the DVD-key. The plugin is named cdrecord-ProDVD. It is used in addition to cdrecord."
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( Permalink: How to burn DVDs      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

KDE 3.2 - A User's Perspective
"Kopete lets you chat online using AOL (AIM), Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, Jabber, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! and even IRC and SMS (cell-phone text messaging)! You create contacts (e.g., your friend "Bob"), and attach their various IM accounts to their single contact. Group contacts into folders, too!"
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( Permalink: KDE 3.2 - A User's Perspective      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

At the Sounding Edge: Sounding Better All The Time
"The news is better for desktop audio enthusiasts, with many popular soundcard chipsets supported by ALSA drivers. Support for the Creative Labs SBLive is especially good, with working 5.1 sound, hardware synth support and digital audio output. Laptop users may be happy to note that USB sound and MIDI device support has improved, and useful PCMCIA audio cards can be purchased from CoreSound, RME and DigiGram."
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( Permalink: At the Sounding Edge: Sounding Better All The Time      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 15, 2004 )

Using Mac OS X for Web Development
Mac OS X brings the best of Unix together with one of the premier user interfaces today. This combined OS platform fosters a powerful web development environment online or offline. Read the column here

( Permalink: Using Mac OS X for Web Development      Submitted by Blane Warrene Wed Apr 14, 2004 )

Trolltech's Eirik Eng and Matthias Ettrich
"As you know we are doing an experiment these days with the Macintosh port. We have seen that there is a very good evolution in the Macintosh community. There is a lot of Free Software development going on and we thought this was the right time to GPL the Mac OS version, to make sure that the Free Software community for Mac OS X has a great tool."
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( Permalink: Trolltech's Eirik Eng and Matthias Ettrich      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 14, 2004 )

Packages on Panther with DarwinPorts
"The DarwinPorts project, started in 2002 and led by Landon Fuller, Felix Kronlage, Jordan Hubbard, and Kevin Van Vechten, is a package management system, similar to Fink and the FreeBSD ports collection. It automates the installation of open source Unix- as well as Aqua-based software on Mac OS X. Written primarily in Tcl (which is bundled with Mac OS X), DarwinPorts can also be embedded in other applications."
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( Permalink: Packages on Panther with DarwinPorts      Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 14, 2004 )

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