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Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux
Linux Journal brings us: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux.
"If this seems like a strange idea, think of it this way: if someone gave you a powerful operating system, a full featured office suite, contact managers, planning tools, internet applications, a bunch of multimedia programs and a whole pile of cool games, you wouldn't think it was strange at all. You'd love it! With a Linux distribution, you can give that gift without going broke."

( Permalink: Santa Tux's Corner: The Gift of Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 12, 2002 )

Developing Grid Computing Applications, Part 2
Part 1 of this article introduced the basic idea of Grid computing and the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA), as well as some ideas for OGSA enhancements using advanced Web Services technologies. In this article, Liang-Jie Zhang, Qun Zhou, and Jen-Yao Chung continue with an introduction to a Grid solution architecture that includes both a logical and physical Grid-based Grid solution sphere. They will also use StockQuoteGrid to illustrate how to develop and invoke a Grid service with the Globus Toolkit.

( Permalink: Developing Grid Computing Applications, Part 2      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Dec 11, 2002 )

CoPy Tree
Unix Review's Shell Corner tells us about CoPy Tree.
"Have you ever needed to copy or move a large block of files, maybe many hundreds of megabytes, from one place to another? Or even just a small directory tree, but you wanted it done fast? Then cpt is the program you need.Cpt is written in a POSIX shell dialect that is accepted by the bash shell, Korn shell (88 version), and the *BSD versions of /bin/sh."

( Permalink: CoPy Tree      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 11, 2002 )

When I'm Calling You...on Video
Linux Journal tells us about GnomeMeeting.
"Click Apply on the final screen and GnomeMeeting fires up. You can configure several options with the package by clicking Edit on the menubar and selecting Preferences. You also can rerun the Druid at any time. The first preference I set was under the Video Devices section. When GnomeMeeting started up, I wanted the video preview to be on and the video size set to large."

( Permalink: When I'm Calling You...on Video      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 11, 2002 )

Interview with Tim Perdue
OSDir.com talks to Tim Perdue of SourceForge.
"Tim Perdue was one of the founding architects of SourceForge, the open source project management and website, hosting thousands of projects and home to over 500,000 developers. Tim is also known for having built both GeoCrawler and PHPBuilder."

( Permalink: Interview with Tim Perdue      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 11, 2002 )

Tis the Season to Frag With Linux
Linux World takes a look at Cube.
"At wit's end due to crowded shopping malls, miserable weather and that FAO Schwartz song that plays over and over and over until you lose your mind? Have no fear: an open-source, first-person-shooter game called Cube can help relieve some of your stress, and Joe Barr is here to tell you how."

( Permalink: Tis the Season to Frag With Linux      Submitted by Noel Wed Dec 11, 2002 )

Newbie Culture Shock
Linux World talks about Linux newbie culture shock.
"Ever since his own jump to open source, Joe Barr has been hearing complaints from Linux newbies and never really bought into any of them. Until now. Joe points out three major obstacles for anyone making the jump to Linux and explains how the operating system's usability can improve."

( Permalink: Newbie Culture Shock      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 10, 2002 )

Largo Loves Linux More Than Ever
News Forge reports on Largo's Linux use.
"We're back in Largo, Florida, checking on advances in the Linux-based network they use to run the city's computers that we wrote about last year. True to Largo's "City of Progress" motto, these guys have not been standing still. Now they're talking about Linux-based terminals in all the city's police cars. Microsoft has tried -- and failed -- to bring them into the proprietary fold. And, possibly most important, we have an amazing cost figure that ought to make you ask your local politicians why their IT operations aren't as efficient as Largo's."

( Permalink: Largo Loves Linux More Than Ever      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 10, 2002 )

Open Source Packages for System Administrators
On Lamp takes a look at Open Source packages for System Administrators.
"The second place in my top five tools list goes to Nagios, written by Ethan Galstad. Nagios is a feature-rich network monitoring package. Its displays provide current information about system or resource status across an entire network. In addition, it can also be configured to send alerts and perform other actions when problems are detected. This week, we'll look at the sort of monitoring that Nagios provides and also briefly discuss configuring the package."

( Permalink: Open Source Packages for System Administrators      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 10, 2002 )

AutoPackage - Introduction to the Next Generation
This article over at OSNews looks at how most GNU/Linux distros ended up in the quagmire of RPM and dependancy hell, and then moves on to talk about a possible solution in the form of autopackage. It takes a high level overview of how autopackage works and what it's capable of.

( Permalink: AutoPackage - Introduction to the Next Generation      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Dec 10, 2002 )

Xandros Desktop 1.0 Review
OSNews posted a new review of Xandros Desktop 1.0.
"I started looking around to find out what came with Xandros. Hmmm, let's see. Two browsers (Konqueror and Mozilla); 2 e-mail programs (K-mail and Mozilla Mail), OpenOffice, a bunch of games, most of the major instant-messaging programs, and various other utilities I don't completely understand yet. Drag-and-drop works just fine, even between Linux and FAT partitions. The games looked chintzy; the colors were relatively low-contrast."

( Permalink: Xandros Desktop 1.0 Review      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Dec 9, 2002 )

Linux and Star Trek
Linux Journal talks about Linux and Star Trek.
"Like most studios, D2 was primarily using SGI hardware running SGI's IRIX variant of Unix, both on renderfarm servers and artist workstations. Experiments at D2 with Dante's Peak in 1996 proved that a move to Linux was feasible. ``The Linux renderfarm came first'', notes D2 Digital Production and Technology Creative Director Judith Crow. ``With Titanic we were working with a company called Aret"

( Permalink: Linux and Star Trek      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 9, 2002 )

Setting Up Sophos + Amavis For Postfix
Daemon New tells us how to set up Sophos + Amavis for Postfix.
"Protecting a system against viruses is an important thing for every system administrator. Although there is no real threat from viruses on UNIX, some users may use Windows OS on their home PCs. Most of the users don't care or don't know how to protect themselves against viruses."

( Permalink: Setting Up Sophos + Amavis For Postfix      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 9, 2002 )

Interview with Klaus Knopper of Knoppix
OSNews hosts a long and interesting discussion with Klaus Knopper, the creator of Knoppix. Knoppix is a debian-based distro which primarily runs off the CD-ROM (hence making an excellent full-featured demo of Linux), but it can also be installed on a hard disk. Klaus talks about how he started the project, current problems, autodetection, future direction, goals and more.

( Permalink: Interview with Klaus Knopper of Knoppix      Submitted by Eugenia Mon Dec 9, 2002 )

mdadm: A New Tool For Linux RAID Management
O'Reilly takes a look at mdadm.
" In August 2001, Neil Brown, a software engineer at the University of New South Wales and a kernel developer, released an alternative. His mdadm (multiple devices admin) package provides a simple, yet robust way to manage software arrays. mdadm is now at version 1.0.1 and has proved quite stable over its first year of development."

( Permalink: mdadm: A New Tool For Linux RAID Management      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 9, 2002 )

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