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Developing a Web Service on Linux
This article walks you through building and testing a Web service on Linux, using a hypothetical banking application as an example. We'll use the Web service tools and Extensible Markup Language (XML) editor in WebSphere® Studio Application Developer 5.0 from IBM® to develop the Web service for the server. Then, we'll create a client application to access the service. Finally, we'll test the service and client application in WebSphere Studio's test environment. Along the way, some Linux idiosyncrasies are highlighted for the newbie.

( Permalink: Developing a Web Service on Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jan 20, 2004 )

Mepis Linux
Newsforge takes a look at MEPIS Linux.
"Warren told me by email that "I decided to take matters into my own hands and create the kind of desktop Linux that I needed as a successor to the promise of NeXT and as a foundation for my larger vision of a computing environment that is incredibly easy to use and that facilitates collaboration, publishing, communication, and community by and for all people." MEPIS Linux is the result."

( Permalink: Mepis Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 19, 2004 )

Rewrites Considered Harmful?
Neil Gunton brings us: Rewrites Considered Harmful?
"So what do we end up with? Two versions. The old one (which everyone uses) and the new one (which some people use, but is acknowledged to be not as reliable as the old one). Perhaps over time the new version becomes dominant, perhaps not... the more different it is from the old one (and the more things that it breaks), the longer it will take. People have existing systems that work just fine with the old version, and unless they are forced to, there is simply no reason to upgrade."

( Permalink: Rewrites Considered Harmful?      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 19, 2004 )

Upgrading Apple eMac
Leo Bodnar talks about how he upgraded his Apple eMac.
"This eMac's 800MHz CPU already runs at 133MHz bus clock so the only way to increase the speed is to change the PLL multiplier. CPU model is PPC 7455A. PLL multiplier is controlled by a set of resistors on the main board within highlighted area:"

( Permalink: Upgrading Apple eMac      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 19, 2004 )

Georgi Guninski
smh.com.au interviews security expert Georgi Guninski.
"From kernel bugs to browser holes, Guninski has found them all. His advisories are terse and to the point but cause a predictable degree of consternation when they are put out. His own favourite discovery is a race condition in the OpenBSD kernel."

( Permalink: Georgi Guninski      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 19, 2004 )

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Apple reviews the game: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc.
"Most games don’t star a hero who has hands and feet but no arms and legs. Even fewer place the bad guy in the stomach of the hero’s friend and leave him there for most of the story. And we haven’t seen many that include levels in which you “funkyboard” through a kaleidoscope of colors while dance music thumps in the background. That is, unless you’ve played one of the earlier adventures in the Rayman series"

( Permalink: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 19, 2004 )

The Wrath of Linux
The Motley Fool brings us: The Wrath of Linux.
"But this week, SCO's rivals went on the offensive. Novell released papers to support its claim that it still owns the UNIX code in question. And Novell also began a well-publicized program that offers its Linux customers protection should they be sued by SCO."

( Permalink: The Wrath of Linux      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 19, 2004 )

BSD vs Linux
Matthew Fuller compares BSD and Linux.
"While there's overwhelming similarity between the operating systems in most cases, there's a lot of differences. As you probe more into the differences, you find that they emerge from deep-seated disagreements. Some are disagreements over development methodology, some over deployment and usage, some about what's important, some about who's important, and some about which flavor of ice cream is superior. Just comparing the surface differences doesn't tell you anything; it's the deeper differences that both explain and justify why each group does things the way they do."

( Permalink: BSD vs Linux      Submitted by Noel Sun Jan 18, 2004 )

Linus Torvalds on Desktop Linux
ComputerWeekly.com talked to Linus Tovalds about Linux.
"TorvaIds said that the Unix graphical interface, or X, was unlikely to disappear as it has a powerful infrastructure. "It's likely that X will be the 2D interface to a lower-level graphics system that is based on OpenGL. The Linux desktop wants to have 3D as the base and X as the interface to 2D."

( Permalink: Linus Torvalds on Desktop Linux      Submitted by Noel Sun Jan 18, 2004 )

LinuxWorld in New York City 20-23 January 2004
MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: The upcoming "IDG LinuxWorld is a computer show well worth attending -- and the price is right if you register before the show starts. Novell's Bruce Lowry discusses Novell's presence at LinuxWorld. 'As for what we're showing on the floor, we will bring pretty much everything we have that touches Linux.. Which is most everything now!'"

( Permalink: LinuxWorld in New York City 20-23 January 2004      Submitted by Anonymous Sun Jan 18, 2004 )

Shuttling Along: The SB62G2 and Linux
Open for Business takes a look at the Shuttle SB62G2 running Linux.
"The Shuttle is an excellent little machine, as we noted last time, but there is still that one important detail that needs to be considered: how well does it work with GNU/Linux? That is what I will attempt to overview below."

( Permalink: Shuttling Along: The SB62G2 and Linux      Submitted by Noel Sat Jan 17, 2004 )

GNU-Linux Home Desktop Kit PC Project Part 3
Adding value to Linux and empowering the whitebox developer are two keypoints that need to be focused upon if we are to grow the Linux user-base. The following osViews editorial contribution is the third piece in a multipart series, ( [1] | [2] ) which outlines the means that will allow us to provide more value and greater resource to Linux users and those who help distribute the open source operating system.

( Permalink: GNU-Linux Home Desktop Kit PC Project Part 3      Submitted by Kelly McNeill Sat Jan 17, 2004 )

The KDE 3.2 Beta 2 User Review
Rahul Gaitonde tries and reviews KDE 3.2-b2 in his 4-page article. His article includes a plethora of screenshots and information.

( Permalink: The KDE 3.2 Beta 2 User Review      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Jan 17, 2004 )

Perl and the Grid Infrastructure
Whether you want to develop a standalone grid or just want to provide an interface to an existing one, Perl can help. Through its extensible architecture and support for many of the protocols and systems that make up the modern grid, Perl is an ideal candidate either during submission or calculation and computation. This article shows you how to Integrate Perl into OGSI-based grid applications and services

( Permalink: Perl and the Grid Infrastructure      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Jan 17, 2004 )

LindowsOS 4.5 Laptop Edition
Linux Electrons reviews: LindowsOS 4.5 Laptop Edition.
"Lindows Laptop Edition is a very pretty OS. Grandma will feel right at home and should be able to navigate easily. Lindows has two properties that should be attractive to first time Linux users; the software and system management has really been simplified with lots of hand holding, and the ease of use that is similar to the structure of Windows."

( Permalink: LindowsOS 4.5 Laptop Edition      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 16, 2004 )

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