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Review: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
By: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Another six months, another release from the Ubuntu folks. The Ubuntu 7.04 release, better known as Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, is another cutting-edge, but not bleeding-edge, release that shows what Linux is capable of on the desktop. I've been running it since the early betas, and have found that it's the best Ubuntu release yet. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Review: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn      Submitted by FreeRhino Mon Apr 30, 2007 )

Linux Sugar Spreads Computer Literacy to Children
The OS for the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a port of the Linux kernel but with a unique interface called Sugar. In this article, learn about the Sugar human interface, and how to virtualize, use, and develop for Sugar. OLPC is targeted towards children around the world, with the missions to develop a low-cost laptop (USD100) with a novel user interface and applications that allow children to experiment with tools for expression and learning.

( Permalink: Linux Sugar Spreads Computer Literacy to Children      Submitted by idaashley Fri Apr 27, 2007 )

KDE4 Devel Live-CD Review: Work in Progress
A few days ago first KDE4 CD images presenting the current development version of KDE4 have been published in the Internet. Nobody should expect that this version is close to the final product. As the SVN code being intensively and continuously developed, no wonder it’s neither stable, usable nor it contains all the features planned for the final release due in late 2007. This review should be then treated as a pure experiment, a glance at the current status of KDE4 development.

( Permalink: KDE4 Devel Live-CD Review: Work in Progress      Submitted by Borys Musielak Fri Apr 27, 2007 )

How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.2) on a Debian Etch system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free). In this article we use Debian Etch (4.0) as the host operating system.

( Permalink: How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Apr 27, 2007 )

Palm plays catch-up with Linux-based OS
By: Lisa Hoover In a long-anticipated move, Ed Colligan, president and CEO of Palm, Inc., told investment analysts this week that the company plans to release Linux-based mobile devices by the end of the year. Reaction from the mobile computing community ranged from excitement to caution. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Palm plays catch-up with Linux-based OS      Submitted by FreeRhino Fri Apr 27, 2007 )

Leverage transparent huge pages on Linux
Transparently leveraging huge pages on Linux -- which allow memory page table entries to cover larger ranges of contiguous physical memory -- has become much easier with the recent introduction of Version 1 of the libhugetlbfs library on SourceForge. Learn more about the libhugetlbfs libraries and how to use them with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).

( Permalink: Leverage transparent huge pages on Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 27, 2007 )

Back Up (And Restore) LVM Partitions With LVM Snap
This tutorial shows how you can create backups of LVM partitions with an LVM feature called LVM snapshots. An LVM snapshot is an exact copy of an LVM partition that has all the data from the LVM volume from the time the snapshot was created. The big advantage of LVM snapshots is that you do not have to worry about open files and database connections, and you do not have to interrupt/halt services on the live partition because a snapshot is usually created in fractions of a second, so your users will not notice any disruption, and your snapshot holds consistent data.

( Permalink: Back Up (And Restore) LVM Partitions With LVM Snap      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Apr 26, 2007 )

Cacti On CentOS 4.4
This guide will step you through the process of setting up a functional Cacti installation on CentOS 4.4 including the Plug-in Architecture, which will allow you to expand your monitoring solution.

( Permalink: Cacti On CentOS 4.4      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Apr 26, 2007 )

HDTV reception and network streaming in a box
By: Nathan Willis I have been a TiVo owner since almost day one; seven years with a Series 1 box. But TiVo's elimination of lifetime subscriptions has made me plan on migrating to a do-it-yourself DVR, probably running MythTV. As I spec out hardware, I am increasingly frustrated at the paucity of PCI slots bestowed on us by motherboard makers today. I want good sound, good NTSC, FM, and HDTV, and hopefully multiple tuners, but there is scarcely a mobo in sight that has that much room in the interior. However, I found an alternative in Silicondust's HDHomeRun, a standalone, dual-tuner HDTV receiver that streams video over the network, and supports Linux right out of the box. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: HDTV reception and network streaming in a box      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Apr 26, 2007 )

Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu
Nvidia have released their 9xxx series drivers.This allows compiz/beryl to now run directly on an x server (xorg7.1) without separate aiglx or xgl. Full Story

( Permalink: Install Beryl with latest nvidia drivers in Ubuntu      Submitted by Dave Thu Apr 26, 2007 )

Review: BackTrack 2 security live CD
By: Lorenzo Simionato BackTrack is a live CD Linux distribution that focuses on penetration testing. A merger of two older security-related distros -- Whax and Auditor Security Collection -- BackTrack bundles more than 300 security tools. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Review: BackTrack 2 security live CD      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Apr 26, 2007 )

Do you really need Sun Weblog Publisher?
By: Bruce Byfield Suddenly, every application on the desktop seems to be adding a blogging extension. Sun Microsystems' offering is the Sun Weblog Publisher (SWP) for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. SWP is easy to install and start using, but the translation between the Writer word processor and the markup language used on blogging sites is not as smooth as it should be, and the options for uploading entries are more limited than they should be. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Do you really need Sun Weblog Publisher?      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Apr 26, 2007 )

bsc - graphical file manager with two panels
bsc (BeeSoft Commander) is a graphical file manager (similar to the midnight commander) that displays two directories at once for easier copying and moving of files. Full Story

( Permalink: bsc - graphical file manager with two panels      Submitted by Dave Thu Apr 26, 2007 )

The Perfect Setup - CentOS 5.0 (32-bit)
This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.0 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 5.0, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

( Permalink: The Perfect Setup - CentOS 5.0 (32-bit)      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Apr 25, 2007 )

Optimizing AIX 5L Performance
Just when you thought it was going to be an ordinary day, you receive a phone call and hear the worst six words dreaded by most AIX administrators. Which of course is, "Why is the system so slow?" If you have done your homework, the answer to that question is relatively simple.

( Permalink: Optimizing AIX 5L Performance      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Apr 25, 2007 )

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