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Linux stateful firewall design
"This tutorial shows you how to use netfilter to set up a powerful Linux stateful firewall. All you need is an existing Linux system that's currently using a Linux 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernel. A laptop, workstation, router or server with at a Linux 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernel will do. You should be reasonably familiar with standard network terminology like IP addresses, source and destination port numbers, TCP, UDP and ICMP, etc. By the end of the tutorial, you'll understand how Linux stateful firewalls are put together and you'll have several example configurations to use in your own projects."
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( Permalink: Linux stateful firewall design      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 3, 2005 )

Clever Tricks with MythTV
"MythTV is one open source answer to TiVo. Its creator started the project because he thought that the TiVo was cheap enough, but having to sign up for subscriptions was a pain. MythTV allows you to record and play TV and skip ads; and with plugins, retrieve TV schedules, play DVDs, emulate a Nintendo, check weather forecasts, play Linux Games, read RSS feeds, play music, and more."
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( Permalink: Clever Tricks with MythTV      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 3, 2005 )

Does Linux Have Game?
"Earlier this year, our Linux Comes to the Desktop article caused a stir, when we stated that gaming on a Linux platform remained a limited proposition. Now it is time to detail why this is the case. We will explore what is the best you can hope for when you opt for the penguin to play Unreal and Doom III. We will also look at why Linux lovers must be contented with the state of things -- for the time being, that is, because things are looking up for the Linux gaming crowd."
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( Permalink: Does Linux Have Game?      Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 3, 2005 )

Would Headless iMac Kill eMac?
"urrently, eMacs sell fairly cheaply into education and for entry-level consumer use. But who would buy a CRT eMac when for several hundred dollars less (around $300), you could connect the 'hMac' to your existing monitor?"
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( Permalink: Would Headless iMac Kill eMac?      Submitted by Noel Sat Jan 1, 2005 )

ParallelKnoppix
"ParallelKnoppix is a live CD based on Knoppix, which is also a live CD, based on Debian Linux Distribution. ParallelKnoppix will let us create a linux cluster equipped with parallel programming tools/libraries such as MPI in a couple of minutes. It saves a lot of time that we spend in configuration of the computing environment. The existing environment is not disturbed using ParallelKnoppix, as it is a Live CD. Only on master node a directory is created that can be deleted after reboot if you want."
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( Permalink: ParallelKnoppix      Submitted by Noel Sat Jan 1, 2005 )

A bit about the NX bit
"NX protection seems great; it stops viruses dead in their tracks and eliminates those pesky buffer overflows we have been hearing so much about for the last 15 years. Well, maybe not. In fact it seems that NX provides several layers of false security, particularly since it only stops some buffer overflows and whether or not it stops any viruses has yet to be seen yet."
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( Permalink: A bit about the NX bit      Submitted by Noel Sat Jan 1, 2005 )

Networking for Embedded Systems
"Thomas Herbert's book The Linux TCP/IP Stack: Networking for Embedded Systems is a thorough guided tour of the Linux kernel TCP/IP implementation. Herbert builds his description of Linux networking, starting with the device drivers and moving up through memory management, the socket layer and, finally, the TCP/IP stack itself. Each chapter combines brief explanatory sections with almost line-by-line source code readings. The text is cross-referenced heavily to source files, relevant standards and also to other networking books."
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( Permalink: Networking for Embedded Systems      Submitted by Noel Sat Jan 1, 2005 )

The Year 2004 in Microprocessors
From spintronics to clockless CPUs, 2004 was a year of process and research in the microprocessor industry. As a way to transition into the new year, this article offers a month-by-month look at the highlights of the 2004 microprocessor timeline.

( Permalink: The Year 2004 in Microprocessors      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Jan 1, 2005 )

Rise and Evolvement of the Machines
Systems architect and engineer Judith Myerson explains the ins and outs of wireless robots: their components, their shortcomings, and how they can interact in a competitive or cooperative team within professional environments. Learn how smarter robots can relieve us of the most tedious -- and dangerous tasks.

( Permalink: Rise and Evolvement of the Machines      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Dec 31, 2004 )

LINUX SYSTEM CALL HOWTO
"This document gives an idea about what a system call is and how to add a system call in a Linux operating system. I will be explaining the procedure of adding a system call with the help of linux2.4/2.6 kernel and Intel x86 architecture."
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( Permalink: LINUX SYSTEM CALL HOWTO      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 31, 2004 )

Skype on Mac OS X: A Hands-On Approach
"My goal today is to introduce you to the wonders of Skype and show you how to integrate it in your routine but also to point out its limits. Indeed, as cool and great as internet telephony is, it still has its share of (unavoidable) drawbacks plus, you wouldn't want to get the iChat developers all depressed, would you?"
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( Permalink: Skype on Mac OS X: A Hands-On Approach      Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 30, 2004 )

A Month Later -- Mandrake 10.1 Official reviewed.
Mandrake Linux, one of the most mainstream and "newbie friendly" distributions, has recently released it's 10.1 Official version. Building on the success and feedback of the 10.1 Community Edition, Official is a more stable and full-featured release. This review takes the 10.1 Official release through its paces during a month of operation. Rather than give an at-a-glance review, LinuxForumsDOTorg sends jeremy on a 30-day journey using Mandrake 10.1 Official to bring you this review. Enjoy!

( Permalink: A Month Later -- Mandrake 10.1 Official reviewed.      Submitted by sarumont Thu Dec 30, 2004 )

An Invitation to SETL
"Being a mathematician, I've always dreamt of a programming language that would make use of the powerful formalism of Set Theory. Two years ago, I started looking for an open-source software tool to use in an elementary Set Theory class. I had a hard time finding any on the Net, but in the end I found the object of my dreams: a structured, general-purpose, open-source programming language that implements as closely as possible the Set Theory formal language. The language is called SETL (Set Language). As I found out later, it has been around for quite a long time, 33 years to date."
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( Permalink: An Invitation to SETL      Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 30, 2004 )

The Mother of All CPU Charts
"Intel was shocked by the high speed of the CPU and the share price of AMD then began its meteoric rise. THG published the key specs for the so-called "Gold Finger," which made it possible with the help of an additional card to set the voltages and multiplier of AMD's Athlon. However, to do this, the CPU had to be opened, which meant violating the warranty."
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( Permalink: The Mother of All CPU Charts      Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 30, 2004 )

Derby database development with Apache Ant
The open source Derby database engine provides developers with a powerful new tool for lightweight database development. Derby databases are file system based and portable across different types of systems. Because of this, a common strategy is to create databases at development time and ship them with the binary distribution as opposed to having it created on the fly.

( Permalink: Derby database development with Apache Ant      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Dec 30, 2004 )

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