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Mosaic images are popular in today's print and video media due to their visual appeal and suggestions of technological advancement. Use simple Perl scripts to automate the image manipulation, text creation, and compositing of arbitrary mosaic images. Learn how to use ImageMagick, GD, and The Gimp to create your own mosaic images suitable for static display and dynamic content.
Eric Cowperthwaite has setup five different VM's on his Windows laptop (Fedora Core, SlackWare, Debian, DSL and Puppy) using VMware Player. He reports his experiences.
LinClips has put together an interesting screencast
of DesktopBSD 1.0 RC3.
We know him as one of the KDE promotion heroes. He has a very long description of himself, he has a t-shirt with an interesting history and he has an explicit view on the Torvalds vs. Stallman question.
LinClips has a cool screencast
of the new Linux XP Desktop 2006.
Incumbents Jon Oxer and Pia Waugh have retained their respective positions as president and vice president of Australia's peak Linux body for another year.
When These guys say they are heavy into community involvement...they mean involvement. Not mentioned in the actual article, this project will be scanning snippets of files for "That Perfect Voice." That Perfect Voice could end up as the "official" radio voice of Linux.
Q&A: E-Trade's Vice President of Architecture Lee Thompson explains how the company has leveraged open source to save millions of dollars annually.
Catchy title huh? It's the major subject in this months issue of Linux Magazine.
Platforms Include New Fanless and Diskless Appliance Suitable for Office Deployment
A conceptual understanding of file system, especially data structure and related terms will help you become a successful system administrator.
LXer Feature: 16-Jan-06
With OASIS ODF member Corel chanting a Microsoft mantra on OpenDocument - that is, they'll support it if they see customer demand - Linux News wonders aloud if a "family" connection between Corel and Microsoft exists.
InfoWorld 2006 Technology of the Year Awards Honors Powerful File-Serving Combination of HP Servers and PolyServe Clustering Software
Microsoft apparently struggled with the European Commission deadline for delivering documentation associated with their server protocols. So, Microsoft characteristically offered something else and the EU wants to think about it.
Take off your hard hat because this article speaks favorably about Linux as in Linux has finally made it to major media. This article made the cover of Information Week on January 23, 2006. Our hats off to Babcock and Co. for finally "getting it".
US trained technology managers proliferate developing countries. They worked in the US, they came back and they're bringing GNU/Linux with them. As for Microsoft, vendors don't even talk about them these days.
This tutorial describes how to install and configure OpenSSH so that it will allow chrooted sessions for users. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of.
]Google's recent decision to comply with the Chinese Governments "requirements" have brought things to a head for me. I'm not going to use Google anymore. I don't want anything to do with a company that is prepared to accommodate repression like this.
Want to laugh and get sick at the same time? Then click on this link and get a picture of the mouth that ate Silicon Valley. Sun's buffoon says little of substance, but he continues to rattle away. In this article he's bragging about the 4 million downloads of OpenSolaris. That's somewhere around the volume of Linux in a single day. But he continues to be impressed with himself.
Whoever submitted this blog entry may not have realized the animosity some of us have for the clown of Mountain View. His comedy act: Never shutting up and never saying anything that works out.
The moral of this introduction: Poor Sun.
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