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Bootstrapping your Linux Machine

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HowTos

"Booting the computer", this is a common word associated with starting the computer. Though we use it casually in our daily life, have you ever thought of what exactly it is ? or how the system brings itself to a workable environment ? Well, my attempt in this article is to explain all the stages involved in booting your linux machine. In simple words, "bootstrapping" means starting up your computer.

Open-Source Advocates Ask for Patience in GPL 3 Debate

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OSS

Open-source code advocates are calling for cooler heads to prevail in the often-heated debate about many of the revised terms in the first discussion draft of the GNU General Public License Version 3 that was released in early January.

An open source cure for BlackBerry's woes?

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OSS

If BlackBerry maker RIM Research in Motion has to shut down its over-the-air email service because of its legal battles with intellectual property-holding company NTP, the open-source wireless email company Funambol may be able to keep Blackberries working.

OpenOffice denies rift with Sun

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OOo

The project leader of the organisation behind the open source productivity suite has refuted a report claiming that he wants Sun to give up control of the project

Louis Suárez-Potts, the project leader of OpenOffice.org (OOo), has denied reports that Sun should give up control of the open source project it founded.

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Hacker showcase this weekend in San Francisco

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Misc

An event showcasing cutting-edge applications will take place this weekend in San Francisco. The fifth annual CodeCon event features presentations from developers of interesting, innovative real-world applications, and is set to run from Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 12.

My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

run two servers that host a couple of Web sites for customers, including two wikis and a forum, and ordinary static HTML sites. The wikis, the photo gallery, and the phpBB forum are especially important to keep an eye on. The maintenance of the Web server and the mail server is a one-man show, so I have to watch them all the time and try to automate whatever is possible. My toolbox includes Mutt, rss2email, Midnight Commander, and more.

Why Not Python?, Part 4

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HowTos

In this final installment of the old C hacker's foray into Python, he teaches his problem-solving program how to guess.

Health, nutrition, and diet apps for Linux

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Software

If your goal is to get fit or stay fit in 2006, here are several diet and nutrition applications for Linux that will help you keep your resolutions all year long.

Aggregating network interfaces

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HowTos

Using more than one hard drive to achieve better performance and fault tolerance is very common. Less well known is that it's also possible to aggregate more than one network interface into a single logical interface.

Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance

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HowTos

Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU, etc. But most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on Linux systems.

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Coming Next To The Mac: Mandriva?

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MDV

Momentum is building, albeit unevenly, to bring alternate operating systems to the Intel-based Macintosh computers that Apple Computer recently released. A fully compatible version of Mandriva Linux "could appear sometime in the second quarter of 2006," according to David Barth, vice-president of engineering at the Paris-based company.

One Laptop Project reaches critical stages

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Hardware

The One Laptop Per Child project, an effort spearheaded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Laboratory and joined by several corporate partners and international governments, has moved closer to completion. The effort, which is intended to provide tens of millions of children in developing nations with laptop computers, has reached several of its goals with full manufacturing and distribution of the units due in about 12 months time.

A collection of books, howtos and documentation on GNU/Linux for offline use

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Linux

If I am asked which is one of the most important strengths of GNU/Linux, then I would tell you that it is the documentation. That is right! What makes GNU/Linux such a pleasure to use is the excellent documentation that is included with it for each and every tool bundled with it.

U.S. officials review antitrust complaints over Vista

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Microsoft

U.S. officials are looking at a complaint about Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Vista OS regarding its boot-up features, as well as several other concerns, according to court documents filed in the U.S. on Wednesday.

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