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Linux on Low-End Hardware

Trenton B. Tuggle Issue #19, November 1995 Trappen is a low-powered Linux box on the Internet. It serves uucp e-mail and news feeds to two home Linux machines. It also provides anonymous ftp and telnet terminal capabilities. This is its story. I work in a research lab with many Unix boxes. My problem is that these boxes are dedicated to ...

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The Best Without X

Alessandro Rubini Issue #19, November 1995 Small computers, especially those with little memory, don’t run the X Window System—or any other graphic environment—very smoothly. An intelligent keyboard configuration and use of the gpm mouse server will help you exploit your small Linux box to its fullest. If your system doesn’t run X-Windows, you may miss the mouse support that makes ...

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How to Build a Mac

Andreas Schiffler David Moody Issue #19, November 1995 Have a Linux box and need to run Mac applications? Andreas and David show you how it can be done. If you have been browsing through Linux newsgroups, you may have heard some talk about a new Macintosh emulator called Executor (pronounced ig-zek’-yu-tor). When we (Andreas Schiffler, a long time Linux user, ...

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Indexing with Glimpse

Michael K. Johnson Issue #18, October 1995 Glimpse, a simple but effective indexing package, can help you find particular mail messages in large mail archives and keep track of files in large directories. Since nearly my entire livelihood is maintained by exchanging electronic mail, my e-mail archives (not including many messages more than a year old) currently use nearly 100MB ...

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PracTcl Programming Tips

Stephen Uhler Issue #18, October 1995 Stephen gives a thorough description of how to use puts and other techniques for tracking down and exterminating bugs in your Tcl scripts. On occasion, I write Tcl programs that don’t work right the first time, and thus need to be “debugged”. The easiest way to debug a Tcl program is with the puts ...

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Linux on Alpha: A Strategic Choice

Jon “maddog” Hall Issue #18, October 1995 A true story of love at first sight. “Leyenooks?,” I asked, “What is that?” I must admit that I was skeptical. Although the young man in front of me seemed amicable enough, it was hard to imagine that he headed up an effort to create a freeware Unix-like operating system. However, Kurt Reisler ...

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Reader Survey Results

LJ Staff Issue #17, September 1995 Responses showed that the first priority for Linux users is the porting of a WYSIWYG word processor. Last March we asked readers for feedback about what they wanted to see happen with Linux. We got responses from all over the world—Israel, Italy, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Thailand, Austria, Germany, and the US. Although our ...

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Moo-Tiff Development Environment

Bogdan Urma Issue #17, September 1995 Priced at US$99, Moo-Tiff is so far the cheapest solution for Linux users who want to have a Motif development environment on their PCs. Moo-Tiff is a new distribution of OSF/Motif 2.0 for Linux, distributed by InfoMagic Inc. in the U.S. and by Lasermoon Ltd. in Europe. (For a more in-depth explanation of Motif, ...

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Linux Tips OpenLook window manager

Robert A. Dalrymple Issue #17, September 1995 Familiar tools, such as textedit and commandtool, provide some comfort to those who are used to a Sun system. The OpenLook window manager (olwm or olvwm) makes your Linux box look like a Sun workstation. Familiar tools, such as textedit and commandtool, provide some comfort to those who are used to a Sun ...

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Two Eiffel Implementations

Dan Wilder Issue #17, September 1995 Dan’s previous article (Linux Journal #14) explains why Eiffel is a language of great interest. In this article Dan reviews two Linux implementations of Eiffel-3. The two packages reviewed, ISE Eiffel-3 from Interactive Software Engineering (ISE), of Santa Barbara, California, and TowerEiffel from Tower Technology, of Austin, Texas, have much in common, including: A ...

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