In case you missed them the first time around, here are four great articles from the Linux DevCenter this month.
Linux Multithreading Advances
Linux 2.6 is coming, and it will bring two POSIX-compatible threading implementations. IBM and Red Hat have both given us high-quality, scalable code. Which one will win? We don't know, but we do know that this competition improves things for the rest of us. Jerry Cooperstein examines both NPTL and NGPT in detail.
Single User Subversion
Subversion brings together the next generation of several important projects--CVS, Apache, and HTTP. Even so, it's not hard to use. Rafael Garcia-Suarez ably demonstrates how to configure and install Subversion for your personal use.
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Top Five Open Source Packages for System Adminstrators: LDAP
AEleen Frisch, author of "Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition," has been counting down her favorite software packages. In this installment, she describes the powerful and increasingly popular Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Find out what it can do for your network!
Beginning Python for Bioinformatics
Biologists have gigabytes of string data to cut, fold, spindle, and compare. Dynamic languages (Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, and so on) are ideal for these manipulations. Patrick K. O'Brien argues that Python is a wonderful match for biologists.
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