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BluePad

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GNU/LinuxBluePad turns your cell phone into a remote bluetooth controller with which you can control your computer. It is free software released under GNU GPL license. It is composed by two programs, one for you to install in your computer, and another for you to install in a mobile device.
 
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anyRemote - control machine with Bluetooth cell phone

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GNU/LinuxThe goal of anyRemote is to provide remote control service on Linux through Bluetooth, InfraRed, Wi-Fi or just TCP/IP connection. anyRemote supports wide range of modern cell phones like Nokia, SonyEricsson, Motorola and others. anyRemote is console application, but in addition there are GUI front-ends for Gnome and KDE.
 
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xkbd-bthid - software Bluetooth HID Keyboard

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GNU/Linuxxkbd-bthid is a software Bluetooth HID Keyboard for Linux. It can turn any Linux machine with a bluetooth interface into a remote keyboard. You can even customize the keyboard layout. Very nice!
 
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Linux and wireless networking

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GNU/LinuxIf you need to find out if a certain wireless netwok card works in Linux, this might be helpful: A survey of Linux and WiFi. Even if the list is a coupe of years old now, most of it is still valid. Oh, and it list Norwegian suppliers.
 
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wx/net - weather software for Linux / unix

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GNU/Linuxwx/net is a free open-source networking application for the monitoring of weather conditions. It is a client/server application written in Perl for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, and interfaces with digital weather instruments via an RS-232 serial interface. In addition to weather instruments, support is also included for lightning detection through a second serial port. Interesting!
 
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Using MySQL as a filesystem

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GNU/LinuxThis article describes a nice "proof of concept": Using MySQL as a filesystem. The benchmarks provided gives an indication to why using a database as a file system isn't practical yet.
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Virtualization in Linux: Parallels, QEMU, Virtualbox and VMware

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GNU/LinuxVirtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software Choices from Techthrob.com compares four virtualization products available for Ubuntu Linux: the free, open source x86 emulator Qemu; the closed-but-free versions of VirtualBox and VMware-Server, and the commercial Parallels Workstation. Very useful.
 
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Ubuntu's Upstart event-based init daemon

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GNU/LinuxUbuntu's Upstart event-based init daemon from linux.com explains why a new startup system is needed, and how the Upstart init daemon works. Wikipedia also has an article about Upstart. So ehat is the main difference from more traditional startup systems (like init)? Upstart is event-driven.
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Elisa - The Fluendo mediacenter

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GNU/Linuxars technica has an article about Elisa (Elisa 0.3.3 turns Linux into a movie theater). According the the web site, Elisa is an open source cross-platform media center solution designed to be simple for people not particularly familiar with computers. It will be interesting to watch the progress of this project, it could be a serious competitor for MythTV in the future.
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DRBL - Diskless Remote Boot in Linux

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GNU/LinuxDRBL or Diskless Remote Boot in Linux is a cool project (the Wikipedia entry needs a little fresh up). It provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines. It works on Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS and SuSE. DRBL uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partitioning and disk cloning utility.
 
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