Creating a Dual-Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu Laptop (10 tags)
Running a Windows-only laptop is hardly ideal for people who do considerable work in the Linux environment. When Cygwin and ssh aren't enough, consider at least dual-booting into the free software world. Kevin Farnham recently converted his new laptop into a half-Windows, half-Ubuntu GNU/Linux machine. Here's how.
Using Solaris SMF (5 tags)
Solaris 10 introduced the Service Management Facility. SMF is a framework that handles system boot-up, process management, and self-healing. For all of its advantages over SysV init, SMF has a new approach that can be confusing. Chris Josephes explains how it works and shows how to use it.