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Instant Start-Up With LinDVD
New Scientist tells us about LinDVD.
"Instead of having to wait for Windows to boot, the technology allows all a PC's entertainment functions - TV, DVD, CD, MP3, radio - to be run on a pared-down version of the open-source Linux operating system, called LinDVD. Rather than sitting on a hard drive, LinDVD is small enough to be held in a read-only memory chip and boots in 10 seconds flat."

( Permalink: Instant Start-Up With LinDVD      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 16, 2004 )

PGP with Java and Bouncy Castle
Linux Gazette tells us how to set up PGP with Java and Bouncy Castle.
"Its members are passionate about encryption. These guys are seriously sick! They have, however, acquired a reputation for providing good open-source Java encryption software, And one of their most recent offerings is a package which provides OpenPGP support. Versions for JDK 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 are available for download on the web-site."

( Permalink: PGP with Java and Bouncy Castle      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 16, 2004 )

Throw That GUI Out the Door: Console Applications
Unix user Scott Rippee takes a look at some of the best CLI/NCurses applications available today and awes in front of the functionality they offer.

( Permalink: Throw That GUI Out the Door: Console Applications      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jan 16, 2004 )

Aspect-Oriented Programming
On Java tells us about Aspect-Oriented Programming.
"Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) complements OO programming by allowing the developer to dynamically modify the static OO model to create a system that can grow to meet new requirements. Just as objects in the real world can change their states during their lifecycles, an application can adopt new characteristics as it develops."

( Permalink: Aspect-Oriented Programming      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 16, 2004 )

MySQL Crash Course, Part 2
On Lamp brings us: MySQL Crash Course, Part 2.
"The final two statements of the day are used to modify tables themselves within a database. The ALTERstatement changes the properties of tables themselves (for instance, adding an entirely new column to the table definition)."

( Permalink: MySQL Crash Course, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 16, 2004 )

The Art of Writing Linux Utilities
Linux is famous for coming with a large toolbox and good ways to integrate tools. Peter Seebach discusses how new tools are developed and how to make a one-off program into a utility you'll be using for years to come.

( Permalink: The Art of Writing Linux Utilities      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jan 15, 2004 )

Another Panther Opinion
Kirk McElhearn has rebutted some of Bruce Tognazzi's comments about the Dock in OS X Panther. (See Panther: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) And says that Tog has some good things to say, but it's just one guy's opinion, and a lot of his comments don't bear out when you examine how real users work with OS X.

( Permalink: Another Panther Opinion      Submitted by Kirk McElhearn Thu Jan 15, 2004 )

Backup Scripts from UnixReview.com
Unix Review's Shell Corner tells us about some backup scripts.
"The first script described in this article creates a local archive of files on a remote host. The second script creates a Solaris alternative backup boot disk, and the third script automatically extracts files of various archive types into the current directory."

( Permalink: Backup Scripts from UnixReview.com      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 15, 2004 )

GNU/Linux Home Desktop Kit PC Project Part 2
What is the best way to unify our platform to define what exactly is "The Linux Experience" to the general computing population? Many have voiced their offbeat opinion on this subject but few have worked towards organizing widespread effort to achieve this goal. The following osViews editorial contribution is the second piece to a multi-part series which outlines the means that will allow us to establish a consistent Linux platform for the general population.

( Permalink: GNU/Linux Home Desktop Kit PC Project Part 2      Submitted by Kelly McNeill Thu Jan 15, 2004 )

Core PHP Programming
Slahdot reviews the book Core PHP Programming.
"Toward the beginning of the book they have a great deal of light, explanatory material as they cover the basics of PHP. As they move towards more advanced topics there is less explanation and a tighter packing of information. At the same time the book has a large number of small code examples throughout, making sure that you know how to use the functions under discussion."

( Permalink: Core PHP Programming      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 15, 2004 )

DOS Emulation Under Linux
With just a little work, it's possible to get your Linux system to run DOS applications with very little trouble. Whether you need to run some legacy corporate application, or just want to play some of those old classic DOS games, it's easy to get going. David Precious has written this article about DOS emulatation using DOSEMU.

( Permalink: DOS Emulation Under Linux      Submitted by David Precious Thu Jan 15, 2004 )

NASA Maestro Software
Newsforge tells us about NASA's Maestro software.
"That starts the Conductor application, which allows you to view data from the Mars probe the same way NASA's engineers are viewing it. It's like a Web photo gallery on steroids. You can forward and reverse the tour and zoom in and out to your heart's content."

( Permalink: NASA Maestro Software      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 14, 2004 )

Linux Kernel Trouble
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in the Linux kernel, Ethereal, Tethereal, INN, mpg321, vbox3, isakmpd, nd, phpGroupWare, andenq.

( Permalink: Linux Kernel Trouble      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 14, 2004 )

Henning Brauer
Fosdem interviews Henning Brauer.
"Well, I am 25, running an ISP in Hamburg/Germany and hack on OpenBSD whenever time permits. While my root area in the project is pf i pretty much hack in all areas nowadays, ranging from userland utilities such as gzip over libraries as libz, specially crafted utilities to fit on the boot floppies over small daemons like sensorsd to kernel land, there especially in the network area. Oh, yeah, and I keep apache in the OpenBSD tree up to date. "

( Permalink: Henning Brauer      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 14, 2004 )

Linux in Academic Labs Revisited
Linux Journal sets up a computer lab.
"The basic implementation strategy was to create minimal workstation installations of Linux consisting of little more than the kernel, basic utilities, sshd and XFree86. We would then use XDMCP to connect those systems to an X application host running the desired client applications, window manager, browser, office software and so on."

( Permalink: Linux in Academic Labs Revisited      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 14, 2004 )

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