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Building V8 On Linux With GCC 4.3
by M. David Peterson
via a recent post to the V8-Dev mailing list, the always impressive Seo Sanghyeon provided the following info and patch related to building the V8 virtual machine on Linux via GCC 4.3: Hello, everybody, I had to do the following...

Just how large was the XML revolution?
by Simon St. Laurent
In a talk that he'd contemplated naming "XML as the precipitating factor in the upcoming religious wars," Eduardo Gutentag examined how XML participated in, or even started, a revolution that most of the world didn't notice. Gutentag quoted Jon Bosak...

Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions
by Caitlyn Martin
"And when it comes to distributions, ease of installation has actually been one of my main issues - I'm a technical person, but I have a very specific area of interest, and I don't want to fight the rest."

Vector Linux SOHO 5.9 Deluxe -- Not Just For The Office
by Caitlyn Martin
You get all the reliability and stability of Slackware, better performance than vanilla Slack (at least on my hardware) and the features and most of the conveniences users of distributions touted as user friendly have come to expect.

Jim Zemlin at OSCON: The Mysterious Work of the Linux Foundation
by James Turner
Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, talked with O'Reilly News at OSCON, the O'Reilly open source convention. He demystifies the role that the Linux Foundation plays in helping to promote Linux use, provide legal defense, and broker cooperative work between Linux related projects.

the power of csound
by Brian Redfern
With csound you can make any sound you can think of, and then write your own opcode in c if you think of something they haven't.

Firefox 3 vs. CentOS 4 Linux
by Todd Ogasawara
If you install Firefox 3 on CentOS 4 (RHEL4 clone), keep a copy of Firefox 2 handy. Firefox 3 wants GTK 2.10 or newer and CentOS 4's GTK is 2.4. Read on...

Slackware 12.1 - The Newest Version of the Oldest Surviving Linux Distribution
by Caitlyn Martin
Slackware has a well earned reputation for reliability, stability, and performance. It may also be the least user friendly major Linux distribution on the planet short of building Linux From Scratch.

Linux Status Page for Chromium
by M. David Peterson
For those of you (such as myself) who have interest in Chromium (The foundation of which Google Chrome is built upon) running on Linux, Seo Sanghyeon has created a status page over on the Google Groups Chromium-Dev site. http://groups.google.com/group/chromium-dev/web/linux-status...

Vector Linux Partners With SQI To Provide Support Infrastructure
by Caitlyn Martin
SQI is providing and hosting their Incident Manager software, a ticketing system specifically for paid support customers, as well as a blowledge base available to all Vector Linux users. In addition to providing the software for the knowledge base they are assisting with content creation. The new Vector Linux website which was unveiled in July is also hosted by SQI.

Finding Linux Systems Where They Never Were Found Before
by Caitlyn Martin
Up until very recently every system, desktop and laptop, in their catalog ran Windows and sported a Windows logo in the ad. While the majority still do a half a dozen laptops, all low-end netbooks, are sold with Linux preinstalled and the Tux logo is prominently featured in some of the ads.

Firefox EULA: Free as in ...?
by James Turner
Everyone seems to be in a huff about the EULA that Mozilla is displaying when you start Firefox under Ubuntu. There are even calls to pull Firefox out of the distribution altogether. But in reality, it's a tempest in a teapot, a waste of valuable energy, and harmfully divisive. Here's why.

Theodore Tso: How the LSB Helps You Behind the Scenes
by James Turner
The Linux Standard Base (LSB) is the Rosetta Stone for Linux distributions, it establishes a common set of libraries and tools that any Linux application can use safely, and be assured of running correctly. The Linux Foundation is the keeper of the LSB, and recently we spoke with Theodore Tso, who helps tend the LSB, about what goes into keeping it healthy, and how it benefits ISVs, distribution maintainers, and end users alike.

Avoiding Downstream Eddies in Free Software
by chromatic
Recent discussions about who contributes to the Linux ecosystem have singled out certain companies as freeriders. That almost makes, but misses a greater point: it's their responsibility to contribute to the health of upstream projects.

How PowerTOP, LatencyTOP, and Five-Second Boot Improve Desktop Linux
by chromatic
Arjan van de Ven is a Linux kernel hacker and the author of PowerTOP and LatencyTOP. His goal is to fix problems in the Linux desktop to save power, respond more smoothly, and to run faster. This interview explains how.


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Creating Web Content for Mobile Phone Browsers, Part 1

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802.11g's "Extreme" Emergence

Wireless LAN Security: A Short History

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