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E-Voting Activists: Vote Absentee
Wired brings us: E-Voting Activists: Vote Absentee.
"Some people have asked why we're acting now," Alexander said. "It's because 40 percent of our voters now live in e-voting counties. We have a number of counties using e-voting systems for the first time in this election. And we learned that at least 17 counties used uncertified software in the recall election, and many of those are counties where there is no paper backup of the digital ballot."

( Permalink: E-Voting Activists: Vote Absentee      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 23, 2004 )

Introducing openMosix
O'Reilly talks about openMosix.
"The openMosix software packages turn networked computers running GNU/Linux into a cluster. It automatically balances the load between different nodes of the cluster. Nodes can join or leave the running cluster without disruption. The cluster spreads the workload between nodes according to their connection and CPU speeds. openMosix is a Linux-kernel patch that provides full compatibility with standard Linux for IA32-compatible platforms. "

( Permalink: Introducing openMosix      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 22, 2004 )

From OS/2 to Linux: Part 1
Linux is evolving as the predominant operating system of the new millennium, and legacy OSes such as OS/2 are being gradually phased out. This series of articles helps the developers involved in the tedious process of migrating/porting the OS/2 system drivers and applications to Linux. It provides a one-to-one mapping of various OS/2-to-Linux calls related to threads, IPC, memory management, timer handling, file handling, and so on. In addition, it captures the various preprocessor directives and compiler/linker options that can be mapped from OS/2 to Linux. This is the first in a series of three articles.

( Permalink: From OS/2 to Linux: Part 1      Submitted by Anonymous Sun Feb 22, 2004 )

Learning CVS Using KDE's Cervisia
While Subversion is preparing its long-awaited v1.0 release, Carlos Leonhard Woelz put together a detailed guide on how to use CVS using KDE's Cervicia application. It is an article useful to newbies and well-described to experience users too.

( Permalink: Learning CVS Using KDE's Cervisia      Submitted by Anonymous Sun Feb 22, 2004 )

Sun's Software Express Program
Sun's Bigadmin brings us: Sun's Software Express Program.
"The Solaris program provides free (for non-commercial use) ISO images of the latest work-in-progress code from the Sun development team each month. To obtain the ISO images, you must have an existing Solaris license and register for a Software Express for Solaris account. If you don't also have an existing Sun Download Center account, you will be asked to create one before you can retrieve the software. Once you acquire the ISO images, you can burn them to CD-ROM by following the instructions on the download page just like any release version of Solaris."

( Permalink: Sun's Software Express Program      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 22, 2004 )

UDP Sockets-based Client Server Programs
Linux Gazette talks about making UDP socket-based client server programs.
"This article explains how to write a simple UDP client/server system in C for the Linux or Unix platform. Writing client-server applications using UDP sockets is considered very easy, yet we sometimes miss some essential steps, which results in spending more time in intense debugging sessions. I went through one such experience. It is quite hard to remember all the socket API details quickly without having to wade through tons of man pages, so this page lists the standard code for UDP Client Server program. I hope it will be useful for others, too. "

( Permalink: UDP Sockets-based Client Server Programs      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 22, 2004 )

The Bash Shell
Linux Planet tells us about Bash.
"The default command shell on most Linux distributions is the Bash shell. Linux/Unix gurus adore silly wordplay; Bash stands for Bourne-again Shell. Bash is based on the Bourne Shell, the original command shell for Unix SysV systems. It incorporates features of the Korn shell, the C shell, and some new stuff of its own. Some folks love to debate command shells, and wax poetic over Csh, Tcsh, Zsh, and so forth."

( Permalink: The Bash Shell      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 22, 2004 )

SSL vs. IPsec
Processor compares SSL and IPsec.
"IT managers essentially have two choices when it comes to VPN technology: They can either deploy IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) clients on notebooks, desktops, and mobile devices, or they can choose an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) solution that lets companies take advantage of pre-existing technologies, as it utilizes the encryption capabilities already built in to all contemporary Web browsers. Both solutions have their pros and cons, so selecting the best one for your needs can be confusing. "

( Permalink: SSL vs. IPsec      Submitted by Noel Sat Feb 21, 2004 )

Introducing LAMP Tuning Techniques
On Lamp brings us: Introducing LAMP Tuning Techniques.
"If you're reaching the limits of your Apache server because you're serving a lot of dynamic content, you can either spend thousands on new equipment or reduce bloat to increase your server capacity from 2 to 10 times. This article concentrates on important and weakly documented ways of increasing capacity without the need for additional hardware."

( Permalink: Introducing LAMP Tuning Techniques      Submitted by Noel Sat Feb 21, 2004 )

Cutting Through the Hype of Atonomic Computing
If autonomic computing is the process of making computers behave like living, sentient creatures, then you, as a developer, are the doctor who makes sure your products and systems are performing properly. If there's an area of concern, you must diagnose it and make sure it has what it needs to function properly. This article gives you a roadmap to begin integrating autonomic computing concepts into your products.

( Permalink: Cutting Through the Hype of Atonomic Computing      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Feb 21, 2004 )

Debugging Tools for C
Linux Gazette takes a look at the tools to debug c under Linux.
"MemProf is a free ware memory Profiling and memory leak detection tool which comes as an addendum to common Linux distributions. It can generate a profile how much memory was allocated by each function in the program. It can scan memory and find blocks that have been allocated but are no longer referenced anywhere (dead code)."

( Permalink: Debugging Tools for C      Submitted by Noel Sat Feb 21, 2004 )

Review of EvilEntity
Guilinux takes a look at EvilEntity.
"EvilEntity attempts to debunk these myths by providing us with "the best home or dorm-room desktop environment possible". They claim that you will no longer "have to spend a week compiling downloaded programs to have a usable environment. "

( Permalink: Review of EvilEntity      Submitted by Noel Sat Feb 21, 2004 )

Fedora Core and Red Hat Professional Workstation
Lxer tells us about Fedora Core 2 test 1 and Newsforge takes a look at Red Hat Professional Workstation.
"When Red Hat announced that it was dropping its free Red Hat Linux and replacing it with Fedora Core, most people in the community wondered about the future of the distribution world. Fedora Core 1 surprised and delighted almost everyone with which I have spoken, and Fedora Core 2 test 1 seems to demonstrate that they are committed to providing another top-notch free distribution."

( Permalink: Fedora Core and Red Hat Professional Workstation      Submitted by Noel Fri Feb 20, 2004 )

The ChessBrain Project
Newsforge tells us about the The ChessBrain project.
"We recently used Linux to orchestrate a network of more than 2,000 machines from more than 50 countries, in real time, to become the first distributed global network to play a chess game against a single human opponent, setting a world record in the process. The ChessBrain project is a non-profit distributed computing experiment that harnesses the processing power of remote machines. "

( Permalink: The ChessBrain Project      Submitted by Noel Fri Feb 20, 2004 )

Building PHP Web services with PEAR
Devchannel tells us about PEAR.
"PHP has various ways in which you can implement Web services, including NuSOAP, PHP-SOAP, and PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository). Some of these packages are more mature than others, but in essence they achieve the same goal, which is to deploy Web services in PHP. We will use PEAR, which is is not a standalone package for Web services but more of a framework for building PHP applications, and which includes a Web services module."

( Permalink: Building PHP Web services with PEAR      Submitted by Noel Fri Feb 20, 2004 )

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