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Suse Linux Professional 9
"Suse Linux comes with most of the applications you'd need, including Open Office 1.1.0. Kmail provides the email, but oddly, the Mozilla web browser isn't installed by default. A video player is installed, but won't play mpeg4 (like DivX) files as standard. Most other files, including audio, are supported without a problem, and KDE's Konqueror file browser was fast and a pleasure to use. The typical web plug-ins for Java, Flash and Real Player are also configured and ready."
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( Permalink: Suse Linux Professional 9      Submitted by Noel Sun Mar 28, 2004 )

CLI for noobies: what day is this?
" One of the things computers do best is remember stuff. Dates. Appointments. Holidays. Birthdays. All sorts of stuff. There is a wealth of date-related information available to you at the CLI. This week we'll take a look at two handy date-related tools available in the CLI: cal and calendar."
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( Permalink: CLI for noobies: what day is this?      Submitted by Noel Sun Mar 28, 2004 )

Arch Linux version
"I had an empty root partition and I was ready for a challenge. I had been watching and reading about Arch Linux for a while. I was intrigued and intimidated by it. The pacman package manager sounded great. The community seemed enthusiastic for a newer distro. The only thing holding me back was the warning in the install documentation. It says that you should know what you are doing before hand, the installer isn't going to hold your hand and you could "totally mess up your system." "
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( Permalink: Arch Linux version      Submitted by Noel Sun Mar 28, 2004 )

Watch TV on your Linux computer
"motv is my favorite TV program because of its easy-to-use, mature user interface. It's actually a cool front end to the xawtv program, which we'll discuss shortly. motv should be available if you load the xawtv package. You can start it from the command line or from the SUSE start menu under Multimedia and Video. It first appear on the screen as a window that displays whatever video source is connected at the time."
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( Permalink: Watch TV on your Linux computer      Submitted by Noel Sun Mar 28, 2004 )

Mac Tip: Getting in iSync
"The Revert to Last Sync command isn't exactly the same thing. Rather, it's for those situations when you synch your devices and realize that you've accidentally deleted some important contact or event. Revert to Last Sync tells iSync to forget about that last synch and restore your devices, Address Book, and iCal to the settings prior to that synchronization."
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( Permalink: Mac Tip: Getting in iSync      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Trash or Treasure: Hidden Files Exposed
"The idea of a hidden file has changed since the days of the classic Mac OS, where a file's "hidden" attribute was set in the resource fork of the file, and wasn't immediately accessible to the user. In OS X (and UNIX in general), it's much easier. All you have to do is preface the name of a file with a period ("."), and the file won't show up in the Finder, as well as Save/Open dialogs, etc."
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( Permalink: Trash or Treasure: Hidden Files Exposed      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Man & Woman of a Thousand Faces
"Face It is different. It has more depth in game play for a so-called matching game because of all the detail you must examine. That makes the game interesting and the game play is far more varied from others in the same category. It's really fun, and you can play it a long, long, time if you choose, practically forever. There are millions of levels and millions of combinations of matches. "
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( Permalink: Man & Woman of a Thousand Faces      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Forensic Analysis of a Live Linux System
"Sometimes the live procedure described here is the only way to acquire incident data because certain types of malicious code, such as LKM based rootkits, are loaded only to memory and don't modify any file or directory. A similar situation exists in Windows operating systems -- the Code Red worm is a good example of this, where the malicious code was not saved as a file, but was inserted into and then run directory from memory."
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( Permalink: Forensic Analysis of a Live Linux System      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Kernel Preemption, To Enable Or Not To Enable
"A recent bug report on the lkml complained of significant performance degradation from enabling CONFIG_PREEMPT, kernel preemption. 2.6 kernel maintainer Andrew Morton [interview] pointed out that such degradation from enabling kernel preemption is not normal, instead likely from it triggering a bug. However, an interesting conversation on the merits of kernel preemption followed."
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( Permalink: Kernel Preemption, To Enable Or Not To Enable      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

O'Reilly's Pocket Guide to Linux
"I put myself in the place of a new user, and started reading from the beginning. I was immediately put off by the choice to make the book specific to Fedora Linux. All great Linux books in my opinion should apply to any Linux, just as all great Unix books address sh, csh, and ksh. "
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( Permalink: O'Reilly's Pocket Guide to Linux      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Review of dyne:bolic 1.2: The Multimedia Linux
James Pryor, very interested in multimedia apps, gives a try to the live multimedia CD, dyne:bolic and tries out its range of media apps.

( Permalink: Review of dyne:bolic 1.2: The Multimedia Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Logical Linux partitions on IBM's iSeries
"The support for LPARs and dynamic resource provisioning on iSeries enables it to function as a hot-swap server. This puts pressure on the low-end Intel and midrange Unix server market. The ability for iSeries to run Linux, Windows, OS/400, and in the future AIX on the same server provides advantages that Sun, HP, and Dell cannot match."
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( Permalink: Logical Linux partitions on IBM's iSeries      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

zCAPN and Tux's Adventure
"zCAPN (zNav Computer Automated Practical Navigator) for Linux is a joint software venture between Nautical Technologies and Barco Software, LLC. It is remote-control software intended to be used with CAPN Voyager Mosiac Version 7.4 navigational software. zCAPN is closed source and written in Java."
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( Permalink: zCAPN and Tux's Adventure      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )

Mac.Ars takes on three years of OS X
"The first thing I noticed when booting into Panther is that the pinstripes were gone, replaced by the brushed metal introduced way back with iTunes and QuickTime. Mac users knew that the pinstripe jig was up when Safari showed up wearing a full metal jacket. Sure, you could get the "classic" OS X look (sans pinstripes) by toggling the Finder windows and making the sidebar go away, but then the benefits of the sidebar were not available and the windows still behaved a bit oddly."
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( Permalink: Mac.Ars takes on three years of OS X      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 26, 2004 )

James Duncan Davidson Interviews Panic
"Yeah, we learned a lot building Transmit. Our tools at the time were Code Warrior and PowerPlant and we found some interesting issues. For example, we found this hideous bug where you could freeze your machine if you transferred a large file on a really fast network. That one took a bit of work with Metrowerks to get a solution for."
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( Permalink: James Duncan Davidson Interviews Panic      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 26, 2004 )

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