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Improve Linux Performance
Performance breakthroughs seem to come in two varieties: easy and hard. That's no platitude; the boundary between the two is surprisingly clear. Although in some cases it has taken considerable genius to realize their first application, they're easy to understand. The other kind involve careful measurement, specific knowledge, and a fair amount of tuning. Good programmers can operate in either the "hard" or "easy" mode. This article offers a paired collection of 4 hard and easy tales from real (programming) life.

( Permalink: Improve Linux Performance      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 15, 2003 )

Save Money with a Linux Media Jukebox
Extreme Tech brings us: Save Money with a Linux Media Jukebox.
"Freevo is an open-source suite of applications that turns a Linux box into a multimedia appliance. With Freevo, you can watch and record TV, watch digital video clips, play wave, MP3 and OGG audio files, as well as view digital pictures."

( Permalink: Save Money with a Linux Media Jukebox      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 15, 2003 )

E7505 Boards Linux Reviewed
LInux Hardware takes a look at E7505 Boards Linux Reviewed.
"The first thing you should do if you're interested in these boards is to check out our original review. That review will take you through the E7505 chipset as well as our initial look at the Iwill DP533 motherboard. In this review we will include information from the DP533 review and add to it two new boards from MSI and Supermicro"

( Permalink: E7505 Boards Linux Reviewed      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 14, 2003 )

Total Computer Newbies Meet Debian
A real life experiment: a Linux/BSD user meets his (computer-illiterate) neighbors, they want to buy their first PC, they ask for advice on software, they all decide for Debian and the story starts there...

( Permalink: Total Computer Newbies Meet Debian      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Apr 14, 2003 )

Harness the Power of XML with Eclipse
This article gives you an overview of how the Eclipse Platform supports XML (Extensible Markup Language) development. Eclipse does not support XML code editing right out of the box. However, because Eclipse is a platform-independent framework for building developer tools, you can add support for new languages relatively easily.

( Permalink: Harness the Power of XML with Eclipse      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Apr 14, 2003 )

Review - Training Course for Red Hat Linux
This interactive course will certainly introduce Red Hat Linux to a broader audience because it's definitely fun to learn this way. What's very handy is that the end of each lecture you'll be able to test your knowledge with self-assessment questions. Read more at Help Net Security.

( Permalink: Review - Training Course for Red Hat Linux      Submitted by LogError Mon Apr 14, 2003 )

Interview with Fink Project Leader Max Horn
There is a interesting interview over at OSNews with Fink's project leader, Max Horn. They discuss Fink's relationship with Apple, integration of their Unix/Linux ports to OSX, ease of use on installation of the .deb packages, Altivec optimizations and more.

( Permalink: Interview with Fink Project Leader Max Horn      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 11, 2003 )

How to Conduct Your Own Security Audit
As you can see from the title, the author bases this publication on the information containing resources and methodologies needed to start your own security audits. Don't expect that after reading this book you will become a skilled penetration tester, but if you are interested in security audits it will provide introduction into some of the best security tools around. Read more at Help Net Security.

( Permalink: How to Conduct Your Own Security Audit      Submitted by LogError Fri Apr 11, 2003 )

Porting The PF Stateful Packet Filter
The upcoming release of OpenBSD 3.3 on May 1'st will include, among many other improvements, a notably enhanced version of PF, OpenBSD's stateful packet filter. Some of the more significant enhancements to PF include: 'queues', allowing for per-rule bandwidth control; 'pool options', allowing one to utilize multiple uplinks and to intelligently redirect traffic to multiple servers; 'anchors', which allow one to divide packet filtering rule lists into logical pieces; 'tables', efficiently allowing for very large lists; and other parser improvements that make an already friendly syntax more human readable.
I approached Pyun to learn more about his recent porting efforts. In the following article he explains why he began working on this port, and what FreeBSD users can expect from the project. Additionally, I spoke with PF creator Daniel Hartmeier, PF developer Henning Brauer, and OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt. They all reflect on these recent porting efforts, as well as the exciting new features found in OpenBSD's PF. Read the full article at KernelTrap.

( Permalink: Porting The PF Stateful Packet Filter      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 11, 2003 )

Tip: Remove Duplicate Lines Wth uniq
Duplicate lines don\'t often cause a problem, but sometimes they really do. And when they do, there\'s little need to spend an afternoon working up a filter for them, when the uniq command is at your very fingertips. Get to know your textutils, find out how they can save you time and headaches.

( Permalink: Tip: Remove Duplicate Lines Wth uniq      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 11, 2003 )

Rational Releases Developer Powerpack
The new The Rational Developer Powerpack has been released, it includes XDE - Java Platform, XDE - .NET Platform, Rational Rose Enterprise Edition, Rational Rose RealTime, PurifyPlus, software evaluation guide, technical articles and whitepapers, valuable code snippets and reference applications, a handy quick-reference posters and much more. Also take a look at this interview with Rational Chief Scientist Grady Booch, who offers insights on the future of software development.

( Permalink: Rational Releases Developer Powerpack      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Apr 9, 2003 )

Interview with Jeff Nguyen of ASL
In an interview with Jeff Nguyen, the CEO of ASL, LinuxQuestions.org asks where Linux is going, what Linux is missing, and what ASL has done to be able to survive and flourish while so many other Linux hardware vendors have gone under.

( Permalink: Interview with Jeff Nguyen of ASL      Submitted by jeremy Wed Apr 9, 2003 )

The Quest for the 'Perfect' Linux System
We follow a user through his quest to the operating systems world. The author tries Windows, BeOS, MacOSX and then he finds Linux. From that point on, his real quest is to find the Linux system that suits him. While not all major Linux distros are reviewed, there are at least one representative kind among the ones mentioned. Check out the article at OSNews.com.

( Permalink: The Quest for the 'Perfect' Linux System      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Apr 9, 2003 )

Interview with John Chirillo
The author of "Hack Attacks Testing: How to Conduct Your Own Security Audit" talks about his book and general security issues. Read more at Help Net Security.

( Permalink: Interview with John Chirillo      Submitted by LogError Tue Apr 8, 2003 )

Reasoning Your Way to Linux
Linux Planet brings us: Reasoning Your Way to Linux.
"All open source programmers believe in their heart of hearts that open source is not only the best way to write software, it produces the best possible software. It's a point that's been argued endlessly, but until recently there hasn't been any hard proof from an non-partisan third party demonstrating that open source code was actually superior to closed source. Now, thanks to research (http://www.reasoning.com/downloads/opensource.html) done by Reasoning, a leading automated software inspection service vendor, objective proof is here: Open source is better."

( Permalink: Reasoning Your Way to Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 8, 2003 )

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