August 2006

The BIOS is Basic Input/Output System used by a computer, which embedded on a chip on a computer’s motherboard. It is used to controls various devices connected to your computer. When you turn on the computer, the BIOS starts up and perform a Power-On Self Test (POST). The BIOS will check all devices connected to your computer such as the CPU, RAM, the video card, the sound card and so on. Once the post test has

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Modern systems need not be held back by a legacy boot process (read as DOS). Peter Seebach writes about alternative BIOS for PC. From the article, “On many systems, a large portion of boot time goes into providing legacy support for MS-DOS. Various projects, including LinuxBIOS and Open Firmware, are trying to replace the proprietary […]

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This is nifty way to publish multiple websites using a single tomcat application. While the idea of mapping several names onto one Apache instance with VirtualHost directives is well known, what do you do when you are serving web apps with Tomcat? Satya Komatineni has both the code and the configs that you’ll need to […]

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No you don’t have to apply any hack simply register yourself at their site. Now Linspire is offering free CNR service to all users. But what is CNR? CNR stands for “click and run”. It is a FREE software delivery service designed for Linspire users that makes it easy to install Linux software. With the […]

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Excellent set of ImageMagick hacks and howtos. ImageMagick is an image manipulation software suite for a wide variety of formats, released under a General Public License compatible free license. From the site, “This web pages presents a set of examples using ImageMagick from the command line. However they are also examples of what can be […]

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Tom Yager thinks Microsoft and Apple aren’t sending Linux away, just underground to do the job it was made for.. From Slashdot story, “At the end of the decade, we’ll find that Apple UNIX has overtaken commercial Linux as the second most popular general client and server computing platform behind Windows.’ That’s not a gloom-and-doom […]

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NetBSD is best known for its portability and quality of design :) It is often used in embedded systems. FTA, “NetBSD has an interesting architecture, which is often taken for granted and rarely commented on outside Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) circles. The system’s well thought-out design allows for wide hardware support, a small footprint, stability, […]

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