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The Big Kolab Kontact Interview - Part II
"The nice thing about Kontact is that it is only a very thin integration layer on top of the existing PIM applications which doesn't sacrifice the ability of the application to run stand-alone. So most integration is happening in the applications themselves and not in the Kontact framework. Details about the technical and social aspects of Kontact as an application integration framework can be found in the paper I presented at the USENIX conference 2004."
Story

( Permalink: The Big Kolab Kontact Interview - Part II      Submitted by Noel Wed Feb 9, 2005 )

Linux laptops: Finding the right one for me.
"No, it looks like the Apple wins. It comes with OS/X, which is notably not Linux. However, Dave Taylor was kind enough to write about installing Ubuntu and Yellow Dog. And if he's running around LinuxWorld somewhere and I have problems, I'll try to chase him down (fair warning, Dave). But Ubuntu looks like the option here."
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( Permalink: Linux laptops: Finding the right one for me.      Submitted by Noel Wed Feb 9, 2005 )

Doctors turn to iPods and open source
"UCLA's Dr Osman Ratib, whose background is in medical imaging, wanted to find a way to sidestep the $100,000 workstations needed to view high resolution images that required 3D rendering. With help from programmer and fellow radiologist Dr Antoine Rosset, he created OsiriX, an open source application, to enable radiologists to teleconference with the images on Mac desktop systems."
Story

( Permalink: Doctors turn to iPods and open source      Submitted by Noel Wed Feb 9, 2005 )

Arch In Depth
There are a lot of cliches about how the only thing that remains constant is change. That statement definitely applies to the Linux industry. Last year and the beginning of this has brought us a lot of changes. There are new technologies and distributions to pick from.
First of all, let me go ahead and say I'm not approaching Arch with a completely clean slate. I've heard things about Arch Linux before. I've heard that it resembles Slackware in the way it was lean and meant for "advanced users". I've heard about its package manager called Pacman which is supposed to be all the rage. I've heard itís optimized for i686 by default which can arguably improve performance. I've heard it's Gentoo without "all that compiling". So when Arch 0.7 got out a few days ago I simply had to try it out. Read More @ Linuxtimes.net

( Permalink: Arch In Depth      Submitted by editor Wed Feb 9, 2005 )

Cooling Down Hot Processors
Face it: the only scorching hot thing you want with a chip is salsa. Any other overheating is potentially counterproductive, and can be downright damaging to the microprocessor -- or other components. This article uncovers potential ways to chill the chips.

( Permalink: Cooling Down Hot Processors      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Feb 9, 2005 )

iPod Shuffle RAID
"So, here we have our iPod Shuffles, all the top of the line 1Gb models. I'm sure that normal folks would probably take these home, install iTunes 4.7.1 from the CD in the box, and happily start putting music on the little things, but I had other plans for them..."
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( Permalink: iPod Shuffle RAID      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 8, 2005 )

Apple issues Security Update 2005-001
"Apple Computer Inc. yesterday released Security Update 2005-001 for Mac OS X v10.2.8, Mac OS X Server v10.2.8, Mac OS X v10.3.7 and Mac OS X Server v10.3.7. The software is available for download either using the Software Update system preference pane or through the Apple Downloads Web site."
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( Permalink: Apple issues Security Update 2005-001      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 8, 2005 )

Debian Bind-Chroot-Howto
I have written a tutorial describing how to install the DNS server Bind on Debian so that it runs out of a chroot jail for security reasons.

( Permalink: Debian Bind-Chroot-Howto      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Feb 8, 2005 )

KNetStats : KDE System Tray Network Monitor
One of my favorite GNOME applets has always been the GNOME-netstatus network interface monitoring tool. Until recently, I was unable to find a satisfactory similar application for KDE. However, I finally stumbled upon the KNetStats applet at SourceForge, a mature network interface monitoring applet for the KDE system tray.

The current version (v1.2) is available for download from the SourceForge Project page, and is a realtively small download at 333K, and it does require Python to be installed on your system in order to be compiled and run. There are no binary releases, no deb, RPM or slp packages, only source code at this time.

( Permalink: KNetStats : KDE System Tray Network Monitor      Submitted by Chuck Talk Tue Feb 8, 2005 )

The Cranky User: Performance Anxiety
Computers are getting faster all the time, or so they tell us. But, in fact, the user experience of performance hasn't improved much over the past 15 years. This article takes a look at where all the precious processor time and memory are going.

( Permalink: The Cranky User: Performance Anxiety      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Feb 8, 2005 )

Plug memory leaks with Rational Purify for Linux
In the Linux environment, Rational Purify provides a comprehensive solution for finding errors and memory leaks. This article features a simple C program and a more complex C++ program that gives you a good idea of how you can successfully integrate Purify into your Linux development environment with very little effort.

( Permalink: Plug memory leaks with Rational Purify for Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Feb 8, 2005 )

Maximizing Mini MIDI Keyboards
"The Prodikeys is a great concept. Itís a full-size QWERTY keyboard with a wrist rest that detaches to reveal a three-octave MIDI keyboard. The black-and-whites are half the standard size, but they are velocity-sensitive, so playing harder can produce a louder, brighter sound."
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( Permalink: Maximizing Mini MIDI Keyboards      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 7, 2005 )

A Temporary Internet Lounge Revisited
"Back in 2003 I put together a temporary Internet lounge for the World Science Fiction Convention using a customized Knoppix 3.4, which worked out well. I then wrote about what I had done, and that article appeared in the February 2005 issue of Linux Journal. Of course, time and software wait for no person, so the question now has become how to build a temporary Internet lounge using used/bargain hardware with Knoppix 3.7."
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( Permalink: A Temporary Internet Lounge Revisited      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 7, 2005 )

MySQL Triggers Tryout
"MySQL 5.0, the alpha version of MySQL that's available for testing new features, has trigger support. This is no surprise, as triggers were promised in the MySQL Development Roadmap, but it's a novel experience to work with one of the big "MySQL can't do that" features and watch MySQL doing it."
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( Permalink: MySQL Triggers Tryout      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 7, 2005 )

Linux and PowerBASIC
A combination of Linux and the DOS version of the PowerBASIC compiler is a powerful solution for simple (and not so simple) programming tasks. You can create blazingly fast fully multi-user databases and other applications that run under Linux. As PowerBASIC was designed to run at reasonable speed on XT's, 286's and 386's, it runs like nobody's business on modern multi-gigahertz CPU's.
Article here

( Permalink: Linux and PowerBASIC      Submitted by Frank Cox Mon Feb 7, 2005 )

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The GIMP 2.0
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Crypto-loops
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KOffice Interview
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