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Tranquil PC announces Intel Atom-based Harmony home servers

Tranquil PC announces Intel Atom-based Harmony home servers.

The only bad part?

It ships with Microsoft Windows Home Server, which makes it worthless to anyone who uses Linux.  Well, it’s not worthless but you gotta pay more.

two new fanless models should be shipping in June: the T7-HSAi (left, with a single 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch drives) and T2-WHS-A3i (right, with up to two 3.5-inch drives), both featuring Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, 512MB or 1GB RAM options, and running Windows Home Server. With base configs and 50

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DIY Linux-based 3D Rendering Farm – PC 24 CPU Cores and 48GB of memory!

Wow, check out this DIY Linux 3D rendering farm made with an IKEA Helmer furniture and crams 24 CPUs + 48GB of RAM.

This might give you some great ideas on how to make your own server farm, whether that’s for 3D or the web.

via kdmurray

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VideoLAN – Open Source DVD/VCD/Media Player

Recently, I had couple overseas VCDs to watch but I recently re-installed my PC and my default Windows Media Player could not open the VCDs. Although most computers nowdays come installed with a VCD-capable player, I decided to search for an open-source media player and found VideoLAN.

It works pretty good except I only had one trouble of videos playing in black and white. To fix this, you simply need to set the video mode to something like Direct3D.

The VideoLAN also is capable of playing many formats without extra installation

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DIY HACK – How to use your Optical Mouse as a scanner!

Here’s a really cool hack that let’s you use your optical mouse as a scanner.

Are you using an optical mouse right now? Ever wanted to see your desktop through the eye on the bottom of it? Me neither, I already know I have to clean my desktop 🙂

People get bored sometimes, and when I get bored I sometimes open up stuff to find out what makes

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Android Mobile Platform SDK available for download and win $10 million by developing the best app!


Check out the new Android SDK, a developer’s kit so you can build apps for the new Android Platform. (Note: Android is simply an open-source operating system that can run on cellphones, it’s not the cellphone itself.)

Maybe we will try making a SiteHoppin application for the Android soon so you can hop on the new Android phones. (It already works on iPhones)

Google is also giving out $10 million

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Preview of Google’s GPhone with the Android Linux OS

Check out a preview of the new GPhone, basically a Samsung phone with Google’s Linux Android operating system.I think it’s got great browser which I dig the most. There’s also street view from Googl

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DIY Linksys HACK – HOWTO tweak your router to go 10 times faster!

If you are like most folks who don’t know about DD-WRT and your Linksys router is dying on you, it’s time to switch your OS to DD-WRT.

DD-WRT also works on over 80 other routers, so be sure to check the supported devices list here.

DD-WRT is basically an aftermarket linux firmware for your Linksys router. It’s like putting an aftermarket turbo system on your h

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DIY Linux HACK – HOW TO optimize your WordPress Blog, MediaWiki, or any other high load website with Compression!

Well, we did a lot of server hacking before with some MySQL, eAccelerator, and httpd.

There’s a lot of major blogs out there I have checked using Web Page Compression Tool that are not using compression. (For one, I checked John Chow’s blog)

Try to check one of your posts instead of checking your main URL as the tool is funky with root domains. (e.g. Check http://zedomax.com/blog/2008/02/23/never-give-up-especially-your-blog-dude/ instead of http://zedomax.com)

Here’s a screenshow of compres

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Upgrade (or downgrade) from Vista to Windows XP!

(Your computer will be faster and more reliable using Windows XP vs. Vista)

After testing out Windows Vista on one of my 6 PCs laying around my apartment, I finally decided it was time to scrap Vista for Windows XP.

Well, it turns out my HP a6040n desktop I bought off the shelf at Fry’s sucked at downgrading to XP. Why?

You go to HP’s driver downloads and they don’t

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DIY Linux Web Server HACK – Automate your MySQL MySQL database backups

Okay, I’ve been running dedicated servers for couple years now and I used to mess around with Linux boxes back in college.

Here’s an essential automatic script and a cron job you will need in order to keep your backup automatic.

Yes, if you get a dedicated server, don’t get their stupid extra $15/month for backing up your database.  (All they do is make scripts like this one and charge you for it)

You can follow this example and go spend that money on junk food.

So all you have to do is FTP your backup files.

This is way better than goin

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