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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.04
Ubuntu Studio is a special Linux distribution tailored to the needs of audio, video, and graphic enthusiasts or professionals. Because Ubuntu Studio is based on Ubuntu, you are not limited to this area, but can install any application that is available for Ubuntu, thus turning Ubuntu Studio into a normal desktop for everyday use. This tutorial shows how you can turn Ubuntu Studio 7.04 into a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

( Permalink: The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.04      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jun 27, 2007 )

FoxTorrent, a Firefox BitTorrent client
By: Chad Files BitTorrent clients are all over the place these days. One of the newcomers, FoxTorrent, is a fully functional cross-platform Firefox BitTorrent client created by Red Swoosh, a company that is now part of Akamai. What FoxTorrent lacks in features it makes up for in simplicity. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: FoxTorrent, a Firefox BitTorrent client      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Jun 27, 2007 )

RAM for Macs
Upgrade your Mac.
"RAM upgrades are the best way to get a performance boost from your computer. Mac OS X loves to hog up all the RAM you've got, so the more you have, the better! Here are a few often asked questions and their answers regarding RAM and Macs."
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About RAM for Macs - MacTalk Forums

( Permalink: RAM for Macs      Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 27, 2007 )

LXer: Ubuntu'd, you're getting a Dell
Pain free Linux for his daughter.
"That evening, at her graduation party, I finally saw the box opened. It was relatively sparse of documentation, but that didn't matter. The documentation was tossed aside as she went straight for the laptop. Within five minutes it was powered up, her information was entered, and she was viewing the Ubuntu desktop for the first time. I watched as she checked out the games and other applications. No hesitation, no learning curve, just straight to it. "
LXer: Ubuntu'd, you're getting a Dell

( Permalink: LXer: Ubuntu'd, you're getting a Dell      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 26, 2007 )

Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth
Nice interview.
"I'm fascinated by things that sweep through society and then change everything that they touch in different ways. The Internet itself was the first big tidal wave that I could actually witness. I guess I also saw desktop computing as a kid, but I didn't really have much of a perspective on it. But watching the Internet sweep through society, changing the way my mother worked, changing the way businesses worked, changing the way people designed products and so on, has been amazing. I wanted a project there that was right on the cutting edge of it."
Technology News: Software: Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth: Prepare for the Shared Software Tidal Wave

( Permalink: Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth      Submitted by Noel Tue Jun 26, 2007 )

Playing with ZFS boot on Nexenta
How to use the new ZFS boot facility in Nexenta (OpenSolaris) to create clones of file systems and boot from them.

Playing with ZFS boot on Nexenta

( Permalink: Playing with ZFS boot on Nexenta      Submitted by Nickus Tue Jun 26, 2007 )

PowerTOP extends Linux laptop battery life
By: Mayank Sharma Intel recently released its PowerTOP utility, which builds on work done by kernel developers to make the Linux kernel power-efficient. PowerTOP gives you a snapshot of what apps are consuming the most power. Turn off these apps or modify their behavior, and you'll notice an instant increase in the battery life. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: PowerTOP extends Linux laptop battery life      Submitted by FreeRhino Tue Jun 26, 2007 )

Installing And Working With Xoops Under Ubuntu 6.1
I want to show you how to install Xoops on Ubuntu. I used the Ubuntu 6.10 Server Edition, but it will probably work on other systems as well. Xoops is a modern Content-Management-System which can be extended with a variety of modules.

( Permalink: Installing And Working With Xoops Under Ubuntu 6.1      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Jun 26, 2007 )

Creator of SQLite
"He has placed SQLite in the public domain. It contains the note: "The author disclaims copyright to this source code. In place of a legal notice, here is a blessing: may you do good and not evil. May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others. May you share freely, never taking more than you give.""
Size isn't everything for the modest creator of SQLite | Technology | Guardian Unlimited Technology

( Permalink: Creator of SQLite      Submitted by Noel Mon Jun 25, 2007 )

Set Up A Fedora 7 Mail Server Using Qmail Toaster
This document describes how to install a Fedora 7 mail server based on Qmail Using Qmail Toaster. Qmail is an Internet Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) for UNIX-like operating systems. It is a drop-in replacement for the Sendmail system provided with UNIX operating systems. Qmail uses the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to exchange messages with MTAs on other systems.

( Permalink: Set Up A Fedora 7 Mail Server Using Qmail Toaster      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jun 25, 2007 )

Hide information inside image and sound
By: Ane Vidmar Ever find yourself with too many passwords to remember and no idea where to keep them so that only you can find the password list? Creating a password.txt file in your root directory is out of the question, as is a password-protected OpenOffice.org file. A piece of paper hidden somewhere is not a good idea, because after you forget where did you put it, someone else will find it and abuse it. Instead of these approaches, consider using steganography, a method for hiding sensitive information inside some other object, typically a JPEG picture or a sound file. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Hide information inside image and sound      Submitted by FreeRhino Mon Jun 25, 2007 )

LogFS: A new way of thinking about flash
By: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Storage manufacturers are getting ready to start shipping solid state disks, and Linux-based devices like One Laptop per Child's XO and Intel's Classmate don't contain standard hard disks. To improve performance on the wide array of flash memory storage devices now available, project leader Jrn Engel has announced LogFS, a scalable filesystem specifically for flash devices. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: LogFS: A new way of thinking about flash      Submitted by FreeRhino Mon Jun 25, 2007 )

Bash Parameters in Linux
The bash shell is available on many Linux and UNIX systems today, and is a common default shell on Linux. In this tip you will learn how to handle parameters and options in your bash scripts and how to use the shell's parameter expansions to check or modify parameters.

( Permalink: Bash Parameters in Linux      Submitted by CowGirl Mon Jun 25, 2007 )

Create Password Protected PDF Files On Your Mac
This article describes in details how to create password protected PDF files on Mac OS X by using a freely available command line utility, as well as an Automator Workflow.

( Permalink: Create Password Protected PDF Files On Your Mac      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jun 22, 2007 )

Firefox extension takes the pane out of windows
By: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Ever wished you could display more than one site in Firefox at a time? I'm not talking about tabbed browsing, I'm talking about seeing two sites next to one another without having to juggle two browser windows. Firefox doesn't do this natively, but with the Split Browser extension, you can juggle two or more sites in one browser window. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Firefox extension takes the pane out of windows      Submitted by FreeRhino Fri Jun 22, 2007 )

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