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CVS: An Introduction

Ralph Krause Issue #87, July 2001 Take advantage of the ability to track file versions, collaborate on projects and get back yesterday’s work. If you have downloaded software from the Internet, especially from SourceForge, you probably noticed the letters CVS. CVS stands for Concurrent Versions System and is a tool that allows developers to keep track of their projects. It ...

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Debugging Memory on Linux

Petr Sorfa Issue #87, July 2001 Petr explains how programmers can prevent nasty program memory bugs. All programs use memory, even ones that do nothing. Memory misuse results in a good portion of fatal program errors, such as program termination and unexpected behavior. Memory is a device for handling information. Program memory is usually associated with the amount of physical ...

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Focus: Program Development

Don Marti Issue #87, July 2001 Have fun with these development tools, but don’t forget to take a break from coding and read something. Read more. I know it sounds like something you might see on a bookmobile poster, but seriously, read more. There are so many tools for writing stuff, and so many places to distribute what we write, ...

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Polish Linux

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John Biggs Issue #86, June 2001 Linux found quick acceptance and a knowledgeable developer audience in Poland. Five minutes from the center of Warsaw and the city’s looming. A Soviet-era palace of culture, it’s a place where software is almost free. As in many Central and Eastern European countries, software piracy is rampant, and you can buy a copy of ...

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Linux Terminal Server Project

Jorge Eduardo Lema Issue #86, June 2001 Reduce costs and improve productivity with easy-to-install diskless workstations. The Open Source movement can help many people and institutions in Latin America by giving them access to technologies and knowledge that are otherwise restricted to developed countries. The lack of economic resources, proper infrastructure and technical education for the vast majority of the ...

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Focus: Internationalization and Emerging Markets

Richard Vernon Issue #86, June 2001 What has surprised me somewhat more is something I’ve discovered since beginning to work for Linux Journal—the impact Linux has had in other corners of the globe, in fact in every corner of the globe. Having recently returned from CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, where Jon “maddog” Hall of Linux International took excellent advantage of ...

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Why Be Certified?

Tobin Maginnis Issue #85, May 2001 Tobin Maginnis, Sair president, provides some arguments in favor of Linux certification. William Shakespeare penned the famous line in Hamlet, “To be or not to be. That is the question.” If you are a Linux disciple, chances are you ask that same question today with an open-source twist: “To be or not to be ...

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An Accurate Assessment?

Richard Morgan Issue #85, May 2001 A review of the LPIC process. As the Linux community has grown from the world of the hobbyist to include professional administrators, the infrastructure of the community and marketplace has evolved to support this rapid growth. We now have numerous Linux periodicals, reference books, web sites and significant corporate involvement. In recent months, the ...

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Training Digital Divide Warriors

Ana Maria Harkins Issue #85, May 2001 The nonprofit Geekcorps teaches businesses in emerging countries to use technology while providing service volunteers opportunities to share their skills in unfamiliar circumstances. As we approach Geekcorps’ one year anniversary of incorporation, it seems impossible that two waves of Geekcorps volunteers have already been sent to Ghana. Conceived as a Peace Corps for ...

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Focus: Training and Certification

Richard Vernon Issue #85, May 2001 This month’s feature articles show that even with the additions that accompany hitting the big time, the Linux community has maintained a balance between the scramble for cash and keeping the philanthropic element as far from moribundity as possible. The market for certification programs for Linux professionals, such as the Linux Professional Institute, Sair ...

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