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Open Source OS
Linux Magazine tells us about other open source OS options.
"Sometimes, we get a little full of ourselves in the Linux community. We portray ourselves as the elder statesmen, the users of the oldest open source operating system around. Except, of course, we're not. The oldest open source operating systems are the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) operating systems, including FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, the commercial BSD/OS, and Apple's BSD-based MacOS X."

( Permalink: Open Source OS      Submitted by Noel Sun Mar 14, 2004 )

Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo for Linux Review
"Any Linux user with a reasonably new system should definitely give this demo a try, there's hardly any reason not to, unless your connection can't choke down the 204 MB download (421 MB after installation). The graphics are beautiful, and faster than it's predecessor, and the gameplay shores up some of the things UT2003 was lacking."
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( Permalink: Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo for Linux Review      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 13, 2004 )

Gumstix Computer Exposed (with pictures)
"The Gumstix and the much larger daughter board are held together with one screw. Removing that with a pocket knife yielded several near misses, and the separation of Gumstix and daughter board. The front of the daughter board reveals the two serial ports (top left), the power connector (the rectangle next to them), the USB connector (top right) and the spring connector to the Gumstix."
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( Permalink: Gumstix Computer Exposed (with pictures)      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 13, 2004 )

LinuxCertified LC2430 laptop
"This box is the nearest thing to a perfect match for my traveling needs as any laptop I've ever used. The keyboard and screen size are big pluses for me, as are the built-in all-in-one card reader for accessing digital photos and the built-in Linux-compatible modem and Ethernet adapter that replace the three PC Cards (modem, wireless, Ethernet) I travel with now. With the LC2430 I only need one, and I'd need none if I had chose the wireless option that's available. All in all, this is a very powerful, very attractive laptop."
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( Permalink: LinuxCertified LC2430 laptop      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 13, 2004 )

Googling Up Passwords
"Specifically, let's talk about the stuff that people are serving without realizing it. Security pros have known about this problem for years, but most computers users still have no idea that they may be revealing far more to the world than they would want. In fact, it wouldn't be far from the truth to say that Google is in many ways the most useful tool available to the bad guys, and the most dangerous Web site on the Internet for many, many thousands of individuals and organizations. "
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( Permalink: Googling Up Passwords      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 13, 2004 )

Use AOP to maintain legacy Java applications
If you've ever inherited and then had to maintain a Java-based legacy application, then this article is for you. The author shows you how to use aspect-oriented programming (AOP) to gain an unprecedented view into the inner workings of even the most opaque of legacy applications.

( Permalink: Use AOP to maintain legacy Java applications      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Mar 13, 2004 )

TransGaming and the Community
"And finally, our Macintosh work is funded by our Macintosh partners and our venture capital investors, NOT by our Linux customers. We have a completely separate team of Mac-focused developers that works on getting our Mac products out the door. We don't ask our Linux customers to pay for work that's not Linux related. Period. "
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( Permalink: TransGaming and the Community      Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 13, 2004 )

Onebase, a very interesting Linux Distribution
In our never ending quest to get the GUI Linux news to the Linux users, we have just completed another Linux Distribution Interview. This time the focus is on Onebase Linux, a source based Linux Distribution that also allows you to install binary packages. If you haven't heard about this one yet, you won't want to miss this interview.

( Permalink: Onebase, a very interesting Linux Distribution      Submitted by Garret Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

The Open Road: ccache
"What is ccache? According to the man page, it's a "caching pre-processor" for C/C++ compilers. It allows you to speed up compilation when you're doing multiple builds of a project. Where distcc allows you to distribute compilation across a number of machines, which is useful whether a package is built once or a hundred times, ccache becomes handy in situations where software is being compiled frequently."
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( Permalink: The Open Road: ccache      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

Spidering Hacks
"Like 'Google Hacks' and the rest of the Hacks series, this book presents 100 bite-sized chunks of code or technique to tackle specific activities. In this book these range from the simple - how to download a set of image files - to the complex - cross-referring the output from one site with another to generate a third set of data. No matter what the complexity, each hack is clearly explained, with the code samples balanced with instructions, examples and notes on how to hack the hack."
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( Permalink: Spidering Hacks      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

Eric Laffoon, keeper of Quanta
"Quanta began as an HTML tool, but it really isn't any more. Quanta is a tool to extend developers in working with markup and scripting, primarily focused on web development. I'm not being precocious here. I know of one user who was developing a dialect for Povray and I know another user who uses it for organizing notes... Actually what he told me was that it had replaced all his software. I love the guy, but I wonder about him. ;-) Anyway Quanta will work with any markup you have a DTD for and it will do nearly anything you want if you can script."
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( Permalink: Eric Laffoon, keeper of Quanta      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

Secure Software: Oxymoron?
"And this takes me to my destination: Maybe we are writing code as securely as we can. Maybe the flaw is so fundamental to the way that computer science and modern programming have evolved that it is essentially unsolvable using the current framework. Will making software companies liable make their code more secure if software programming as a science is inherently “brittle?” Will enforcing good coding habits ensure that software is more secure?"
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( Permalink: Secure Software: Oxymoron?      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

Server Side Modifications
"HTTP compression is a long-established Web standard that is only now receiving the attention it deserves. The basic idea of HTTP compression is that a standard gzip or deflate encoding method is applied to the payload of an HTTP response, significantly compressing the resource before it is transported across the Web."
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( Permalink: Server Side Modifications      Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

Review: Curio from Zengobi
"Curio is not only an idea organizer, it is an idea generator built around the way you think. The app itself is made up of three main areas: a HyperCard-reminiscent organizer, a brainstorming "Sleuth" and information Dossier about the project. "
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( Permalink: Review: Curio from Zengobi      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 11, 2004 )

Adventures in Kernel Compilation 2.6.3
"If you have any sort of experience with Linux, you recognize that the plain vanilla kernel just doesn't always work like you want it to right out of the box. For most hardware configurations it works fine, but there are times when we all do things that change the needs of our system and kernel interface. I just began one such adventure with the standard, default, no-module-support kernel for an Athlon processor for my SuSE 9 Professional version. "
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( Permalink: Adventures in Kernel Compilation 2.6.3      Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 11, 2004 )

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