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Testing the Intel C++ Compiler
Linux Journal brings us: Testing the Intel C++ Compiler.
"Overall, I think the Intel C++ Compiler could offer some benefits to people needing extra performance. It offers a Fortran compiler for those needing such a tool, as well as a performance analyzer. The debugger, though, was a disappointment. Maybe Intel will improve the debugger in a future version."

( Permalink: Testing the Intel C++ Compiler      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 12, 2003 )

Is Linux Annoying?
O'Reilly wants you to complain in their Call for Annoyances.
"At the core is the simple idea of presenting solutions that enable you both to customize and troubleshoot, to borrow from Karp's introduction again. Just because Linux may be the least annoying solution for a problem, it does not follow that a Linux system has no idiosyncrasies to deal with. After all, there is no "one true operating system."

(No one true OS, right there is Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, AIX ... :) - Noel)

( Permalink: Is Linux Annoying?      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 12, 2003 )

Postfix and SpamAssassin
Daemon News tells us about setting up Postfix and SpamAssassin.
" In the configuration details presented there, I was relaying on Sophos anti-virus, Postfix, amavis-perl and amavisd. This time I would like to introduce a more advanced configuration - Sophos anti-virus, Postfix and Amavisd-new with SpamAssassin."

( Permalink: Postfix and SpamAssassin      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 12, 2003 )

Interview With John Vacca
The information technology consultant and internationally known author of many books and articles discusses identity theft issues as well as his latest book "Identity Theft".

( Permalink: Interview With John Vacca      Submitted by LogError Thu Sep 11, 2003 )

A Breakthrough for Embedded Systems
Linux Devices brings us: Linux 2.6: A Breakthrough for Embedded Systems.
"Linux 2.6 introduces many new features that make it an excellent operating system for embedded computing. Among these new features are enhanced real-time performance, easier porting to new computers, support for large memory models, support for microcontrollers, and an improved I/O system."

( Permalink: A Breakthrough for Embedded Systems      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 11, 2003 )

Inside the GNOME 2.4 Desktop
Arstechnica tells us about GNOME 2.4 Desktop.
"Epiphany makes its debut as the GNOME default web browser. Built upon the Gecko rendering engine and tracing its roots back to the Galeon browser, Epiphany's strict HIG compliance makes it the model example of what a properly-built GNOME application should feel like."

( Permalink: Inside the GNOME 2.4 Desktop      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 11, 2003 )

Shreding SCO's Unix Claims?
eWeek reports on Eric Raymond's new source code comparator.
"Linux luminary Eric S. Raymond is taking the fight with The SCO Group right back to the basics: he has developed a utility known as a comparator that looks for common code segments in large source trees and which, on an Athlon 1.8 GHz box, has an effective comparison rate of over 55,000 lines per second."

( Permalink: Shreding SCO's Unix Claims?      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 10, 2003 )

Overclocking The Xeon
LinuxHardware.org brings you an article that hasn't been done before. They attempt to overclock a dual Xeon box to its max: "Looking at this project as a whole, we will be attempting to overclock a dual Xeon 3.06GHz w/ 1MB L3 cache system to see how much headroom the current Xeon processor has to work with and to see how much bragging rights we can muster out of this platform. The tools we'll be using for this task include a special Xeon motherboard, a custom water cooling system, and a motherboard modification that's not for the faint of heart. What will we be able to crank out? Let's find out."

( Permalink: Overclocking The Xeon      Submitted by Augustus Wed Sep 10, 2003 )

The New KornShell Command and Programming
This book is often recommended to beginners learning shell programming. Even the authors state they intend the book "for new users with little computer or shell experience". I cannot agree with these recommendations this should not be your first shell programming book, and maybe not even your second or third. Let me stress that this is a "reference" book. UnixReview

( Permalink: The New KornShell Command and Programming      Submitted by Danny Wed Sep 10, 2003 )

Writing GnomeVFS Modules
This article describes how to use GnomeVFS -- a C library for accessing various file systems -- to extend GNOME and develop your own extensions to the virtual file system. The article is centered around an imaginary example file system that lets you access an in-memory directory tree.

( Permalink: Writing GnomeVFS Modules      Submitted by Idean Tue Sep 9, 2003 )

Review - Linux+ Certification Bible
The aim of this book is to provide you with all the information you need to pass the CompTIA Linux+ Certification exam.

( Permalink: Review - Linux+ Certification Bible      Submitted by LogError Tue Sep 9, 2003 )

PureMessage Raises E-mail Admin Standard
Linux Planet takes a look at PureMessage.
"By rolling the results of several different anti-spam techniques into an industry unique composite scoring value, PureMessage was designed to filter messages and take specific actions to deal with spam. Using the anti-virus, policy, and central support modules, system managers can also bring some sanity back into e-mail administration."

( Permalink: PureMessage Raises E-mail Admin Standard      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 9, 2003 )

Certification: Exploring RHCT Certification
Once you move beyond entry-level Linux qualifications, you find that no other skills certification carries the same cachet as does RHCE from Red Hat. For years, the RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) acronym has parlayed respect and admiration onto the person placing it after their name. It has been a symbol of competence unparalleled in the Linux realm. UnixReview

( Permalink: Certification: Exploring RHCT Certification      Submitted by Danny Mon Sep 8, 2003 )

Data Visualization Using Perl/Tk
Generating a visual representation is often the best way to understand large data sets, but standard tools such as gnuplot often fall short. This article shows how to use Perl/Tk, the standard GUI toolkit for Perl, to quickly build custom plotting and graphing tools.

( Permalink: Data Visualization Using Perl/Tk      Submitted by Idean Mon Sep 8, 2003 )

Troubleshooting, and Repairing Wireless Networks
When dealing with computer networks, we can expect a number of possible problems, so troubleshooting and repairing tips and tricks can come really handy in the moment of crisis. The book basically provides a detailed overview of general wireless network installations, with a scope on helping future wireless deployers to get the best out of their wireless networks.

( Permalink: Troubleshooting, and Repairing Wireless Networks      Submitted by LogError Mon Sep 8, 2003 )

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