08.02.07

What is Alien? And how to use it? A small tutorial…

Posted in IT at 9:36 by Borniet

A small tutorial on Alien, the tool to convert installation packages between the different distributions formats.

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Image Resizer for Linux

Posted in IT at 9:35 by Borniet

An easy to use image resizer for Linux. can be used from the shell for batches, or from within Nautilus (Gnome).

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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Receives Unix 3 Certification

Posted in IT at 8:36 by Borniet

Mac OSX is, as of version 10.5 (Leopard), no longer an Unix-based OS, but a true Unix version. On May 18, 2007, Mac OS X 10.5 received the UNIX 03 certification, meaning that Leopard conforms to the Single UNIX Specification Version 3 (SUS), which defines how components like the command shell, the compiler, and C APIs should function and behave.
This means that in the future, enterprise customers, who need ‘real’ unices to run their applications on, can also add Mac OS X 10.5 machines to their list with possible choices, as applications written for one Unix 3 platform are easily portable to others. This also means that developers can now easily start using Mac OS X 10.5 machines (like the iMac) to do their development.

The only other players in the Unix field that have Unix 3 certification are IBM (AIX), Sun (Solaris), and HP (HP-UX).

The certification, at this point, is only for the Intel-based version of Mac OS X 10.5

Welcome to the big world of major Unix players Apple!

Read the Ars Technica article 

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05.09.07

Version numbering

Posted in Humor, IT at 12:43 by Borniet

Open source calls it: alpha testing
Microsoft calls it: 1.0
Google calls it: shhhh … top secret.
Apple calls it: unsubstantiated rumors

Open source calls it: beta testing
Microsoft calls it: 2.0
Google calls it: beta testing
Apple calls it: rumors with possibly some substance to them

Open source calls it: release candidate
Microsoft calls it: 3.0
Google calls it: beta testing
Apple calls it: copies are circulated to the usual suspects, who eagerly
publish reviews describing it as the “most innovating product yet!”

Open source calls it: 1.0
Microsoft calls it: varies. Previous names have included 3.1, 95, 98,
4.0, 5.0 or X.
Google calls it: beta testing
Apple calls it: released to the market place, Steve Jobs goes on record
to say that it is “insanely great”.

Open source calls it: 2.0
Microsoft calls it: SP1,2,3…
Google calls it: beta testing
Apple calls it: a recall

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08.03.06

Reincarnating a discarded laptop with Linux

Posted in IT at 9:46 by Borniet

Do you have an old laptop sitting in a closet somewhere, taking up room and gathering dust? You might be able to get some surprisingly good service out of the old clunker — if you know how to revive it by installing an appropriate Linux distro. This article tells you how and helps you with your choice of distro.

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08.01.06

C++ programming tutorial for newbies

Posted in IT at 12:01 by Borniet

I came across this C++ tutorial on the net.
It is very usefull for total beginners in programming, or programmers that come from other programminglanguages, as it explains the in and outs of C++ very well.

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07.31.06

Drug Dealers Vs Software Developers

Posted in Humor, General, IT at 11:26 by Borniet

Drug Dealers Software Developers
Refer to their clients as “users” Refer to their clientsas “users”
“The first one’s free!” ” Download a free trial version…”
Have important South-East Asian connections (to help move the stuff) Have important South-East Asian connections(to help debug the code)
Strange jargon: “Stick”, “Rock”, “Dime bag”, “E” Strange jargon: “SCSI”, “RTFM”, “Java”, “ISDN”
Realize that there’s tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year-old market Realize that there’s tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year-old market
Job is assisted by the industry producing newer, more potent mixes Job is assisted by industry producing newer, faster machines
Often seen in the company of pimps and hustlers Often seen in the company of marketing people and venture capitalists
Their product causes unhealthy addictions DOOM. Quake. SimCity. Duke Nukem
‘Nuff said.
Do your job well, and you can sleep with movie stars who depend on you Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!
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The Ultimate Search Engine For Programmers

Posted in Webdesign, General, IT at 11:00 by Borniet

A new search engine with the cool name ‘Krugle‘ has risen. It is aimed towards programmers, who are looking for an example of that specific function, or are looking for code for any other reason. Works kinda like Google.

Try it, bookmark it, use it!!!

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