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Savage: The Battle For Newerth
Linux Lookup reviews the game Savage: The Battle For Newerth.
"So the game installed with ease - surely there will be some terrible problems when running the game - after all this is Linux, right? Wrong. I ran the game with absolutely no problems, the game has an automatic 'detect-and-patch' system like many others now-a-days, meaning the game was automatically updated to the latest release version with no interference from me. Fantastic."

( Permalink: Savage: The Battle For Newerth      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 27, 2004 )

Libranet to Ark Linux
Tuxreports brings us: Libranet to Ark Linux: An experiment in migrating from one distribution to another.
"Imagine converting your main production machine from one Linux distribution to another, and in the process risking years worth of data*. This is such a story. It's about converting my main computer from Libranet 2.8.1 box to Ark Linux 1.0-alpha 9.1; involving a transfer of 40 GB of data, including 40,000 plus emails, 60,000 plus files in one of hundreds of directories, learning to rely on different applications, and having the pleasure of learning KDE 3.1.4 after spending months in GNOME 2.2"

( Permalink: Libranet to Ark Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 27, 2004 )

A Week with SuSE 9
Welcome to the second installment of a new series. A mentioned in the last installment, during this project, I'll be installing several Linux distributions, running them each for a 5 day week, and keeping a daily journal. Machine specs can be found here. This time I'm running SuSE Linux 9, and it's my first experience with SuSE. I'll reiterate to keep in mind that this series will show my experiences only. Your mileage may vary. Anyways... get on with it man!

Read More at LinuxBeginner.org

( Permalink: A Week with SuSE 9      Submitted by robochan Tue Jan 27, 2004 )

The Independent Qt Tutorial
Digitalfanatics brings us: The Independent Qt Tutorial.
"Qt is a completely object orientated cross platform library. It is not only a user interface library, for which it is most known. It also supports cross platform file system interfaces, database access, socket interfaces. It is the base for the widely known and highly adopted KDE project, but is used in many more projects, both proprietary and open source."

( Permalink: The Independent Qt Tutorial      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 27, 2004 )

Computer Archeology
Linux Journal talks about recovering files from an Atari ST's hard drive.
"This article explains how to recover data from an Atari ST hard drive, using PC hardware, Linux and a bit of care. The effort benefits from two design decisions the Atari ST designers made that show the benefits of open standards. First, the Atari ST can use a standard SCSI I hard drive with an Atari-specific host adapter. Second, the ST uses 12-bit FAT filesystems, so I did not have to develop a filesystem driver. Linux's open architecture, open-source nature and excellent native development tools would have made it the ideal platform for such a project."

( Permalink: Computer Archeology      Submitted by Noel Tue Jan 27, 2004 )

SCO Most Hated Company?
BusinessWeek.com has a story on how the CEO of SCO Group shook up the computer world by filing a $3 billion suit against tech giant IBM (IBM ), claiming Big Blue had illegally inserted more than 800,000 lines of SCO-owned software code into Linux. According to the article, SCO is now the most hated company in the tech world, surpassing, at least temporarily, Microsoft Corp.
"And McBride has even received death threats. One was so unnerving that SCO's security had a sharpshooter in the room when McBride spoke at a tech conference in Las Vegas in December. "The theater of this -- it's sort of beyond belief for all of us," he says."

( Permalink: SCO Most Hated Company?      Submitted by Lisa Langsdorf Tue Jan 27, 2004 )

IBM pSeries 615
Linux Magazine takes a look at IBM pSeries 615.
"The pSeries 615 is not the first IBM POWER architecture series machine able to run Linux, but it has the distinction of being first in the sub-$10,000 category to do so. Like the current nerd status symbol, the Power Mac G5, the p615 also sports a PowerPC-derived 64-bit RISC processor manufactured by IBM Microelectronics that eats floating point calculations for lunch."

( Permalink: IBM pSeries 615      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 26, 2004 )

The Fedora Configuration Tool Project
Wide Open Magazine tells us about the Fedora Configuration Tool Project.
"The goal of the Fedora configuration tool project is to provide a set of easy to use tools that assist users and system administrators in performing routine tasks without requiring expert knowledge of the subject matter."

( Permalink: The Fedora Configuration Tool Project      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 26, 2004 )

Reverse Proxy with Apache
Apache Week tells us how to set up a reverse proxy with Apache.
"A reverse proxy is a gateway for servers, and enables one web server to provide content from another transparently. As with a standard proxy, a reverse proxy may serve to improve performance of the web by caching; this is a simple way to mirror a website. But the most common reason to run a reverse proxy is to enable controlled access from the Web at large to servers behind a firewall."

( Permalink: Reverse Proxy with Apache      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 26, 2004 )

Debian Linux on a Pentium-M mini-ITX SBC
Linux Devices walks us through installing Debian Linux on a Pentium-M mini-ITX SBC.
"This article explains how to install Debian Linux on a Lippert Thunderbird mini-ITX motherboard based on a Pentium-M processor. Though not specifically an embedded project, it does involve a form-factor -- mini-ITX -- that's increasingly popular with embedded device and system developers. "

( Permalink: Debian Linux on a Pentium-M mini-ITX SBC      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 26, 2004 )

Linux: C++ In The Kernel?
Kerneltrap has posted a thread that talks about using C++ in kernel programming.
"The fact is, C++ compilers are not trustworthy. They were even worse in 1992, but some fundamental facts haven't changed: 1) the whole C++ exception handling thing is fundamentally broken. It's _especially_ broken for kernels. 2) any compiler or language that likes to hide things like memory allocations behind your back just isn't a good choice for a kernel. 3) you can write object-oriented code (useful for filesystems etc) in C, _without_ the crap that is C++."

( Permalink: Linux: C++ In The Kernel?      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 26, 2004 )

Quick and Easy IPv6 for Debian
The ChangeLog brings us: Quick and Easy IPv6 for Debian.
"Here's how to set up your own 6to4 tunnel in about 5 minutes (assuming your kernel is IPV6-ready), without the need of freenet6 or any other tunnel broker. You need only a real IP address (static is best) and a basic understanding of IPv6 to proceed. This article will configure your host or your router."

( Permalink: Quick and Easy IPv6 for Debian      Submitted by Noel Sun Jan 25, 2004 )

Mandrake Linux Shows Profit
GaŽl Duval and Mike Angelo discuss the Mandrake finances good news. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: For the first time in five years MandrakeSoft, producer of the very popular Mandrake Linux distribution, has shown a profit. It now appears that MandrakeSoft will be out of its bankruptcy in March 2004. GaŽl Duval and the entire Mandrake Linux crew deserve lots of credit! Mandrake Linux ran into some financial problems and had to seek bankruptcy protection. The Mandrake folks rolled-up their sleeves, and set about to keep Mandrake alive and financially well. And they have done it. Not surprisingly the Mandrake crew got lots of help from the GNU-Linux community too. Congratulations to all the Mandrake people and the members of the Linux community that helped to keep Mandrake alive, and to make it financially well again.

( Permalink: Mandrake Linux Shows Profit      Submitted by Anonymous Sun Jan 25, 2004 )

Beginning Red Hat Linux 9
Help Net Security reviews the book: Beginning Red Hat Linux 9.
"The book starts where it should because of it's target audience - the installation of Red Hat Linux 9, a chapter you can read in PDF format above. The entire process is depicted in detail and backed up by a myriad of screenshots that will make this process simple for you to go through. The authors did a good job on covering every step of the installation so it's unlikely you're run into problems."

( Permalink: Beginning Red Hat Linux 9      Submitted by Noel Sun Jan 25, 2004 )

Novell Gives Linux a Big Hug
Wired reports on Novell and Linux.
"LinuxWorld opened Wednesday morning with an all-out love fest, when Novell CEO Jack Messman told a crowded room of open-source devotees that Novell loves Linux just the way it is. "We do not seek to change open source, we will embrace it ... and we will contribute more than we take away," Messman said in his opening keynote at the trade show."

( Permalink: Novell Gives Linux a Big Hug      Submitted by Noel Sun Jan 25, 2004 )

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