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The best way to understand Linux is to break it, badly, and then fix it.


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One single socket quad-core Xeon with a PCIe x8 based 10Gbps ethernet NIC will be able to deliver that 2.2Gbps easily using either Windows or Linux without breaking a sweat. Of course that's if you have more than 1Gbps of bandwidth - you've limited yourself in this scenario by only having 1Gbps available so that's the wall you'll hit. The complex bit comes ...


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I'm not sure, when you say a "deeper level", if you're talking about getting more into the command line (some people never leave the GUI that comes with their distro, if you can imagine that), or with really gritty low-level stuff like writing kernel drivers. I'm going to assume more of the former than the latter. I'd advise you to set reasonable goals for ...


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Only years of experience playing with individual components will give you a deep understanding. Having said that, the vast majority of Oreilly Press books are really well written and perfect if you're not a dummy and have more than 24 hours. :) There is a project called Linux From Scratch, which shows you how to build a linux distribution from nothing. You ...


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Other than using it everyday (Which I think is a great thing!), I recommend you start thinking about services that could be implemented for your network on a linux box. Start designing it based on Linux services, research and implement once your ready. There will be hopefully mistakes in the process, and that experience will help you understand the OS at a ...


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Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes host RunAs Radio, a weekly Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals working with Microsoft products. They talked to Jeff Attwood recently about ServerFault.


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Yes you can install the video hook driver on Vista, but you have to do it manually. To improve speed, right click on the UltraVNC icon on the taskbar and select properties. Then tick the following boxes: Poll Full Screen Poll Foreground Window Poll Window Under Cursor System HookDll If you are using the video hook driver, check if the Video Hook ...


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Well, for cheap software, there's always Skype. Free is cheap, after all.


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You will find several free guides at The Linux Documentation Project, guides page. This is a short list i pick from there, but you should scroll through the page to find what you need. Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide; Jun 2008 Linux on the Road; Nov 2005 The Linux System Administrators' Guide; July 2005 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide; Mar 2009 ...


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10TB of quality bandwidth costs a whole lot more than $10/month. Feel free to give a cheapo hosting company a go, but don't be surprised if you get kicked off or throttled after a few days.


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Axis does some pretty good products. Camera is controlled by an internal webserver, on which you also follow the feed live. You can have some examples of this webserver by googling "Live view - / - AXIS" (with quotes) or "indexFrame.html axis" (without quotes).


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For general Unix philosophy and an excellent introduction to the command line, there is Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike's classic The Unix Programming Environment. Also, IBM's DeveloperWorks web site has over 900 articles in its Linux section. You can browse the article list for topics you find interesting. Finally, once you're ready to get into the ...


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You could subscribe to Google Apps for Business which includes Google Video http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/collaboration.html


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10Tb = 10,485,760MB. Let's assume that you're going to do this over a period of a month, thats 341GB a day, 14GB an hour, 242MB a minute, or 4MB a second. This equates to a 32Mb connection, fully maxed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Good luck getting that kind of service on a standard highly paid web host, let alone a $10/month host. They would kick you ...


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Amazon just added a streaming media service today (Amazon Cloudfront). For the first 10 TB of data, they charge $.17 per GB, and even provide a calculator to estimate your monthly costs. 10TB of data would cost you a mere $1740.82 a month. Are you sure you're looking at 10TB a month? As Farseeker's calculations show, that is a LOOOOT of data to be pushing ...


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That looks like a SUN 13W3 connector, you can get adaptors to allow you to connect them to a VGA monitor. Alternatively they are presumably using X11 so you can try something like XMing as a local server for your old machines.


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This is simpler than you think, a 9MB 30-second clip is 300KBps right, you have 15 of them - thus you need to be able to stream 4.5MBps, so roughly 45Mbps. A single 100Mbps link from the server to your classroom should be fine. The webserver, so long as it's not memory-starved, will easily manage to read the files once and cache them thus reducing any ...


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At the end, you'll find out that $1,000 for even a two-site video-conferencing solution is really tough to accomplish as you'll spend much $ on hardware/software costs, as well as man-hours to plan, deploy and maintain a feasible solution. Here are some options that might give you a better view of where things are on videoconferencing (per category) - If I ...


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This is a little cheeky but you could do it onsite blindly :D Here's how you'd do it in windows XP: press escape to clear the login screen ctrl+alt+del to start login alt+u, type username tab, type password, enter wait a few seconds for login windowskey+D to minimize all to desktop Shift+F10 to raise the desktop context menu R to select the display ...


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You can use ResSwitch from this page: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/tips/resswitch.aspx.


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Though it's not really a technical podcast, I like Windows Weekly for getting interesting information on upcoming developments on the Windows platform, and it's pretty entertaining IMHO. Have the balance out the dry stuff with some enjoyable shows too..


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School. To really understand the Linux system you need a wide array of Computer Science systems backgrounds. Compilers, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems. And you need a guide who can show you what's important and correct any misunderstandings you have or form. Once you understand how modern processors work, and how C compilers exploit them, you ...


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Normally, TFT displays have a fixed refresh rate of 60Hz. This problem might be more dependend on the (slow) speed of the integrated graphics device that is too slow to handle this resolution.


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Microsoft Communications Server is exactly what you are looking for http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/communicationsserver/default.aspx It supports everything you mentioned. We are using it in an environment that is Windows and Macs and the Video chat works on both platforms. We also have offices in other locations and are able to use video chat over ...


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Ok, let's work this out. You don't mention what codec or bit-rate you're going to use so I'm going to assume you pick something like H.264 at around 1.5Mbps (as that's what I do for SD content incidentally). So 1.5Mbps works out at around 187.5KBps, multiply this by 60 for 60 seconds in a minute, then by 4 for the average between a 3 and 5 minute clip ...


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Let me get this straight. Inputs: Live video (cameras), display messages (advertising), and recorded video, adding titles Outputs: 4-8 video screens. Controlled across the LAN. Right. All of this is possible. There's hardware and software to do it. It's not cheap. There's no open-source / free software alternatives that do all of the things you ...


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If your product has value then the people buying it will have to arrange within their organisation to have the necessary permissions. What this means for you is you should be clear about what the requirements are for you to deliver the service.


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The Mind of Root Podcast is pretty good. They've been around for awhile (now up to show 98). I've been listening to past shows and usually come away with a couple of ideas or solutions/products I hadn't heard of.


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I don't know if your looking to pay for them, but the CBT Nuggets range are excellent videos on a range of windows system administration topics, helped me through my MCSE. They do offer a range of free videos as well as paid for ones.


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VLC should be able to do exactly what you want. I'm not familiar with the details but the documentation for streaming: http://www.videolan.org/doc/streaming-howto/en/streaming-howto-en.html describes multiple scenarios including streaming multiple files for VOD: http://www.videolan.org/doc/streaming-howto/en/ch05.html



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