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Demystifying the sendmail.mc
Linux gazette talks about configuring sendmail.
"Once you have your sendmail installed and running with the default configuration, you might be wondering on how to enhance or customize the sendmail for your requirements. This tutorial will introduce and explain to you the structure of the various sections of sendmail.mc. Alsoáit will show you how to add and remove functionality in the sendmail.mc, as well as explore the various available functionalities andáhow they work by yourself. So, this is a do-it yourselfásendmail tutorial. This tutorial is based on the Red Hat Linux default Sendmail configuration."

( Permalink: Demystifying the sendmail.mc      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 5, 2004 )

A Look at RSS 2.0 and New RSS Developments
A lot has happened in the RSS world. Two new specifications have come out, RSS has become one of the most popular XML standards, and tools and feeds are popping up everywhere. RSS has contributed to the explosion of weblogs, and it is becoming a standard part of other Web sites, too. This article reviews RSS 2.0, looks at new RSS developments, and jump-starts your understanding of this important format.

( Permalink: A Look at RSS 2.0 and New RSS Developments      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jan 5, 2004 )

Virtual Laser Keyboard
Brighthand reports on a Virtual Laser Keyboard.
"There are no mechanical moving parts whatsoever in the Virtual Laser Keyboard," said Ken Schilling, President and CEO of iBIZ. "It provides a projected image that is the perfect portable input device for PDAs. It's similar in responsiveness to regular keyboards, but extremely futuristic looking."

( Permalink: Virtual Laser Keyboard      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 5, 2004 )

Sun hands Cobalt an Open Source Lifeline
ZDNet reports on Sun's Cobalt.
"The Cobalt community was handed a lifeline on Christmas Eve when Sun Microsystems released the Cobalt code under an open-source licence. The release means that all the custom user interface and back-end code for the Qube 3 and RaQ 550 server appliances is now available under a BSD-style licence. Also, the custom BIOS for all x86-based RaQ/Qube products -- which, among other things, let an administrator tap in the device's network settings without having to plug in a keyboard and monitor -- have been released under the GNU Public License."

( Permalink: Sun hands Cobalt an Open Source Lifeline      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 5, 2004 )

Apache Cookbook
Linux Journal reviews the book Apache Cookbook.
"As with other O'Reilly Cookbooks, the book is broken into recipes, which generally are independent problems and their solutions. The recipes are grouped into categories such as Logging, SSL, Virtual Hosts, Security and Performance. Recipes range in length and in complexity. The book covers includes over 100 recipes, all from real-world problems solved by the authors and discussed in Usenet news, the Apache FAQ, Apache-related mailing lists and IRC channels and other locations."

( Permalink: Apache Cookbook      Submitted by Noel Sun Jan 4, 2004 )

Video Editing on Linux with Cinelerra
O'Reilly takes a look at Cinelerra.
"Cinelerra includes many of the features of the pricey professional editors and some extras: real-time visual effects, FireWire input/output, render-farm capability, and even support for HDTV formats and Ogg Vorbis. The downside is that its hardware demands are quite unforgiving; the recommended configuration has a dual 2GHz Athlon system, with 1GB RAM and a 200GB hard drive."

( Permalink: Video Editing on Linux with Cinelerra      Submitted by Noel Sun Jan 4, 2004 )

XFree86 Core Developers Disband
Newsforge brings us news about XFree86.
"The XFree86 core developers team has voted to disband itself. Dawes offered no further explanation as to the cause of the disbanding, and as of this morning had not responded to the email query we sent Wednesday, but there is plenty of unofficial "buzz" about the situation. Most of the unofficial comments we've heard point to the fact that the core developers team was not performing up to its name."

( Permalink: XFree86 Core Developers Disband      Submitted by Noel Sat Jan 3, 2004 )

Xandros 2.0 Deluxe Edition Review
A Gentoo Linux user is turning to Xandros and "found Xandros to be one of the most user-friendly Linux distributions available". Read the review here with some screenshots.

( Permalink: Xandros 2.0 Deluxe Edition Review      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Jan 3, 2004 )

Unix Shell Programming, Third Edition
Slahdot reviews the book Unix Shell Programming, Third Edition.
"The book is well structured, starting out with a brief look at *nix operating systems before introducing the shell followed by some basic tools; cut, paste, sed, tr, grep, sort and uniq. One minor quibble, the book explains how to redirect STDOUT to a file and STDERR to a file, but not how to redirect both to the same file. That aside, these few chapters provide a good introduction to the shell."

( Permalink: Unix Shell Programming, Third Edition      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 2, 2004 )

Enabling IPv6 in Linux
O'Reilly tells us how to configure IPv6 in Linux.
"IPv6 support can be enabled as a built-in kernel feature or as a loadable module. First, we will demonstrate how to support IPv6 as a built-in feature of the kernel, and then as a kernel module that can be loaded and unloaded as needed. For the purpose of this article, we will be using a Linux test machine running Red Hat 9.0 and the official kernel version 2.6.0-test9, which was available at the time of writing this article (November 2003). However, you can follow the same steps for virtually any kernel version."

( Permalink: Enabling IPv6 in Linux      Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 2, 2004 )

A Short Review of CollegeLinux 2.5
The aim of this experimental Linux distribution is to provide to the student population at large an operating system that is easy to install and use and provides an alternative to the traditional commercial operating systems. CollegeLinux is a Slackware derived Linux (2.4.23) distribution on a single CD that weighs in at 600 MB. The review is at OSNews by Kevin Arvin.

( Permalink: A Short Review of CollegeLinux 2.5      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jan 2, 2004 )

MySQL Crash Course
On Lamp brings us this introduction to MySQL and the SQL language.
"Although many different relational databases (formally called "Relational Database Management Systems," or RDBMS) exist, such as Oracle and PostgreSQL, all of my discussions will focus on the MySQL RDBMS. The fundamental principles, as well as much of the coming discussion of SQL, will be relevant regardless of the database package used."

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

Novell Plans GUI For 04
Linux Planet reports on Novell's Linux related products.
"The 1.0 edition of Linux Services that shipped last week includes eDirectory services; an iPrint server; iManager, for Web-based management; iFolder; NetMail 3.5; Novell Resource Management; and Virtual Office, for self-service and collaboration."

( Permalink: Novell Plans GUI For 04      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 1, 2004 )

Encap Package Management System
Linux Journal brings us: Using the Encap Package Management System to Manage Non-System Packages.
"Encap is a simple light weight package management system. It is not intended to replace the package management system that is part of your operating system or distribution, but to make it easy for you to manage applications that you hand compile."

( Permalink: Encap Package Management System      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 1, 2004 )

SuSE Linux 9.0
Walter CÚdric shares his experiences with SuSE Linux 9.0.
"I want to live in a world where, I can search and solve problems instead of restarting the machine which is for me not a solution....(I am a developer and like challenges, restarting is like loosing a race fsor me) yeah as today 16.12.2003 I am FREE with LINUX, even if this freedom will have a cost (a relative complexity in usage at the beginning)"

( Permalink: SuSE Linux 9.0      Submitted by Noel Thu Jan 1, 2004 )

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