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Inside the Linux Kernel Debugger
When debugging kernel problems, being able to trace the kernel execution and examine its memory and data structures is very useful. The built-in kernel debugger in Linux, KDB, provides this facility. In this article you'll learn how to use the features provided by KDB and how to install and set up KDB on a Linux machine. You'll also get acquainted with the commands and the setup and display options available to you in KDB.

( Permalink: Inside the Linux Kernel Debugger      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jun 11, 2003 )

GNOME 2: A Year Later
OSNews features a rebuttal article of their last year's critical review of Gnome 2. This time, they are spotting big advancements on Gnome 2.2.1, usability enhancements and their favorite: less UI bloat and consistency (through the Gnome HIG) and advocate that these are the qualities that set it apart from rival KDE.

( Permalink: GNOME 2: A Year Later      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jun 10, 2003 )

Linux on the Acer Travelmate
Dean Townsley tells us about Linux (with a Pen) on the Acer Travelmate C100.
"The picture to the left essentially demonstrates the current working state of my Travelmate C100 in Linux. The EMR stylus is working, as is suspend/resume (to disk only), X in rotated mode, and wireless. It now fits my main uses, which are reading academic papers, writing notes, and doing calculations."

( Permalink: Linux on the Acer Travelmate      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 10, 2003 )

First look at SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Mad Penguin reviews SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0.
"Overall I think this is a great product. The usability is there. It's easy for newbies to grasp and use, and even though the price tag is a hefty $598.00 USD, you do get an excellent package for the money. Their documentation and manuals can not be beat. I've seen many commercial Linux/UNIX packages and SuSE beats every last one of them in regard to documentation and hard copy manuals. "

( Permalink: First look at SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 10, 2003 )

Intrusion Detection
"A computer system should provide confidentiality, integrity and assurance against intrusion attempts. However, due to increased connectivity on the Internet, more and more systems are subject to attack by intruders. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are used by organizations to extend their security infrastructure by detecting and responding to unauthorized access of resources in real time This paper discusses what is an intrusion detection system, models and the main techniques. " article

( Permalink: Intrusion Detection      Submitted by Dr.T Tue Jun 10, 2003 )

Shortwave Radio and the PC
Arstechnica tells us about how we can have Shortwave Radio on our PC.
"We are here to introduce you to one aspect of the global information infrastructure that you may not even know of: Shortwave Radio. More than that, we are here to show you how you can combine the power of the modern PC with the depth of programming, the intrigue, and the utility of Shortwave radio."

( Permalink: Shortwave Radio and the PC      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 10, 2003 )

Build an LSID Authority on Linux
The amount of biological data being created today is mind-boggling. As a biologist or bioinformaticist, you probably know of places around the network that provide very useful resources for your task at hand -- but remembering the different ways to access this information is often a productivity drain. This article takes you through a step-by-step approach to building a Java-based Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) authority from scratch. It demonstrate how to build this on a minimal data set and on data downloaded from the protein sequence database Swiss-Prot, all on the Linux platform.

( Permalink: Build an LSID Authority on Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jun 9, 2003 )

The Practice of Network Security
Last year in an interview for ZDNet, computer security expert Bruce Schneier said: "I think we're finally past the era where people believe in magic security dust, that all they need to do is buy the right set of products and their network will be imbued with the property of "secure." Security is a process. It's a journey." This is exactly what this book is all about as Allan Liska teaches you the best practices to secure your network. Read the review at Help Net Security.

( Permalink: The Practice of Network Security      Submitted by LogError Mon Jun 9, 2003 )

FreeBSD: The Complete Reference
Daemon News reviews the book: FreeBSD: The Complete Reference.
"The first part of the book provides a brief introduction to FreeBSD, along with how it can be used and how it compares with other operating systems (UNIX-like or not), the requirements for the OS, and the installation process. In chapter one, the author goes into a fair amount of high-level information on hardware supported by FreeBSD, but for some reason does not mention wireless Networks"

( Permalink: FreeBSD: The Complete Reference      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 9, 2003 )

Palmtop NetBSD
On Lamp talks about running palmtop NetBSD.
"Today, we take things a little further and use NetBSD's cross-building abilities as a tool to install it on a rather unusual platform - specifically, the HP Jornada 728 palmtop, which comes with Windows CE (WinCE) embedded."

( Permalink: Palmtop NetBSD      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 9, 2003 )

Building a TiVo, a Step at a Time
Wired brings us: Building a TiVo, a Step at a Time.
"Thanks to several open-source projects, you can build your own digital video recorder that will blow boxes from TiVo and ReplayTV right off the shelf. About a dozen collaborative software projects are in the works that will transform a spare computer, or one built from off-the-shelf parts, into a homemade digital video recorder, or DVR."

( Permalink: Building a TiVo, a Step at a Time      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 9, 2003 )

OpenBSD in the Classroom
Daemon News tells us about using OpenBSD in the classroom.
"Our operating systems course has four assignments, which students are to do themselves, i.e., no group work is permitted. To accommodate the sheer size of the class, I actually set up eight assignments, divided into two four-assignment "streams": an OpenBSD lab stream whose assignments must be done in the OpenBSD lab, and a non-lab stream whose (traditional simulation-based) assignments could be done on any of the more plentiful workstations. Each student had to do one OpenBSD-stream assignment, and three non-lab-stream assignments."

( Permalink: OpenBSD in the Classroom      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 6, 2003 )

533MHz FSB Pentium 4 Board Round-Up
Linux Hardware brings us: 533MHz FSB Pentium 4 Board Round-Up.
"It's been a while since we've done a single processor motherboard round-up, but the time has come for us to take a look at several boards for the Intel fans out there. We'll be taking a look at three of the older chipsets for the Pentium 4 that just might make awesome choices for your next Linux box."

( Permalink: 533MHz FSB Pentium 4 Board Round-Up      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 6, 2003 )

Gramofile- A Vinyl Record Ripping Tool
linmagau.org takes a look at Gramofile.
"And this is where Gramofile comes in: it's designed to make the job of transferring music from vinyl to CD easier. Tools that can take the audio output from a turntable and record it as a .wav file are common, and are often installed by default with many distros. You may have something like the sox package, for example, already installed. Gramofile differs from these general purpose programs by including a tool that allows you to split a file into individual tracks, as well as filters to reduce the ticking and crackling."

( Permalink: Gramofile- A Vinyl Record Ripping Tool      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 6, 2003 )

Ximian Desktop
Newsfactor talks about Ximian.
"As more and more corporate applications become browser-based, Linux desktops will look more attractive, Murphy noted. But even in that case, companies tend to buy workstations with more capability than they need, and they still tend to have client applications they want to run. Even if Linux desktops get to a point where they can run Windows applications, the advantage gained by moving to Linux is still minimal, Murphy said."

( Permalink: Ximian Desktop      Submitted by Noel Fri Jun 6, 2003 )

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