Sweet, sweet Linux...

Linux chief calls for FAT-free Microsoft diet

Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation executive director, has said those who implement File Allocation Table should undertake a wholesale review and strip a technology from their products that he said "stinks" Read more here.

TLP site updated to Drupal

This is long overdue, but tonight I decided to update The Linux Pimp website from Postnuke to Drupal. This should (hopefully) result in my posting many more stories to The Linux Pimp than I have in the recent past. I actually wrote a Firefox extension that allows me to quickly post stories to a Drupal site, so once I edit the code to work with TLP, we should start seeing an influx of Linux related stories.

Getting Flash to support the ESOUND (ESD) daemon

I have been using FreeNX lately to connect to a server in a thin-client scenario. It works very well, but I was frustrated by the fact that I couldn't get Flash audio, inside of Firefox to work properly. After a bit of Googling around, I came across a solution.

The New York Times touts Linux

"LINUX runs the Google servers that manage billions of searches each day. It also runs the TiVo digital video recorder, the Motorola Razr cellphone and countless other electronic devices." Read more here.

The Broadcom 1390 Wireless card under Fedora 7

I spent quite a while this weekend trying to get a Broadcom 1390 wireless controller connected to a wireless access point via WPA2 encryption under Fedora 7. Hindsight is always 20/20, so this is actually fairly easy to do as long as you know what to change. If you don't know what to change, however, you'll end up with a few more gray hairs after spending hours troubleshooting the connection. Let's begin...

Just so you know the type of hardware I'm using, when I run an lspci|grep Network command in a terminal I get the following:

0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)

xmms-itouch RPM for Fedora 7

I compiled the xmms-itouch RPM earlier today for Fedora7, from the source RPM over at Dag Wieers. Even though there are quite a few newer audio players out there, such as Audacious and Amarok, I find myself always going to back XMMS.

Fedora 7 X86_64 RPMs for Pidgin

I've compiled a Fedora 7 x86_64 RPM for Pidgin, which allows it to connect to the Openfire Jabber Server. Grab them if you need em: pidgin-2.0.2-4.x86_64.rpm and libpurple-2.0.2-4.x86_64.rpm

32-bit versus 64-bit: Benchmarking

I'm running a number of servers using the standard release of Fedora, and was curious as to how much performance gain I would get by switching them over to the x86_64 version.

After Googling around a bit, I a found a nice PDF that does a benchmark comparison of Ubuntu under x86_64 and the 32-bit flavor, performed by Artyom Tonkikh. You can download it here.

Pidgin + OpenFire + Not Authorized

I posted a quick write up and some RPMs that help resolve the "Not Authorized" message that you can get when using Pidgin with the Openfire Jabber server under Fedora Core 6 and Fedora 7.

I had placed this article on the fedora.thelinuxpimp.com site originally, but I have now decided to fold that information back into this site instead, so it's no longer available. The crux of the matter, as far as I understand is that Java's CRAM-MD5 implementation and Cryus SASL's implementation (used by Fedora, and perhaps Ubuntu) differ slightly.

Solaris could nudge Linux to GPL 3

"Linux leader Linus Torvalds has finally found something that could convince him that the forthcoming version 3 of the General Public License is worth adopting: open-source Solaris." Read more here.

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