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New Top Level Domains active

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NewsNew top level domains has gone live some time ago according to an article on BBC News. Some 52000 .info and .biz domains have already been registered.
 
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MaximumLinux.org: Mac-On-Linux

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GNU/LinuxMOL (Mac-on-Linux) is an open source project that lets Linux PPC users run the Mac OS on Linux. The project has been around in some form since 1997 and although I had heard of it before I really never even gave it much thought until I installed Yellow Dog Linux on my PowerBook Ti. Read the full article.
 
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Furbeowulf Cluster Computing

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NewsFrom Trygve.com: "When Linux was first ported to the Furby platform, it suffered from significant stability and performance problems, which gave the Furby an unfortunate reputation as being unsuitable for enterprise-level computing. The conversion of the IRS and NASA computing facilities to Furby-based platforms towards the end of 1999 was seen by many as premature and may have contributed to the problems experienced by those departments during 2000 which did nothing to improve the Furby's image in corporate America. To be fair, however, it should be noted that Furbys placed in IRS telephone support positions received no more complaints than their human counterparts and studies showed that they provided a comparable level of accuracy in their answers to taxpayer questions".

Worth a visit, just for the pictures alone. Go there now!
 
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BSDVault: Scripts & Tips section

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FreeBSDThe "Scripts & Tips" section of BSDVault is quite new, but already has a few good items. Check it out!
 
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Psion unveils netpad

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Psion PDAPsion teklogix unveiled its netpad friday. They didn't stop making new gadgets after all?
 
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BSDVault: Using Sharity-light to mount windows shares from FreeBSD

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FreeBSDBSDVault has a new tutorial in the FreeBSD help section. This time it is how to access (mount) Windows shares (it could be from your Samba server) from FreeBSD. Read the tutorial over at BSDVault!
 
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ONLamp: Ripping MP3s

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FreeBSDI never got into the MP3 thing. The wholesale swapping of music online just makes fair use look bad. Plus, my home computer is comfortably situated in the nexus of several speakers attached to a high-quality home stereo. Why would I trade several hundred CDs and high-fidelity recordings for tiny computer speakers? However, as my work schedule shifted, I found myself having a greater need for lugging CDs to and from work. This seemed to be a decent application for MP3s.

Ripping CDs to MP3 is a fairly straightforward process that is ripe for automation. You need the artist, title, and song list from each CD. Thisinformation is freely available online through a number of online music databases. CDDB is the best-known example. Armed with this information, you copy the audio track to your hard drive using a "ripper." FreeBSD includes several different rippers, and the core OS actually has the ability to rip audio tracks. You then "encode" the ripped file to MP3. Finally, you label the MP3. There are several other trivial functions that can be added to this process to make life later a little simpler, such as writing .m3u index files, but these are the basics.

Read the article at ONLamp.com.
 
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OpenBSDpost.net Re-Opens

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OpenBSD/NetBSDFrom BSDatwork.com: After a few months of downtime, OpenBSDpost.net has re-opened its doors to the OpenBSD community. Be sure to check out their member-rich forum. I can't seem to get into the site just now, maybe they haven't reopened just yet?
 
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Mandrake Linux 8.1 available

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GNU/LinuxMandrake-Linux 8.1 became available for download through their website thursday. It's "the most complete, user-friendly and server-adapted Linux operating system available".
 
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Still crazy after all these years

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BBC Coprocessor board Did you ever get hands-on training on a 6502 microprocessor? I know I did. I wrote the most beuatiful control program for a lightbulb sign, consisting of a stack of high voltage relays, one hundred bulbs and the geekport on an AIM-65 computer - for christmas 1984.

If you'd like to dive into 6502-related material, there's a web-site devoted in its entirety to this ultra-classic of microprocessors. If it were a car, it would be an Opel Blitz. A classic workhorse. Move yourself over to http://www.6502.org.
 
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