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A Visual Tour of Xfce 4.4.0

As of today, the long awaited version 4.4.0 of the Xfce Desktop Environment is finally available. I will try to highlight some of the new features that have been added since the last stable release. [... more]

A brief introduction to the Xfce Developer Tools

The Xfce Developer Tools - xfce4-dev-tools for short - provide an easy way to handle the setup and maintaince of a projects build framework. They currently consist of a bunch of M4 macros for commonly used checks and the xdt-autogen script, which examines the projects or file(s) and calls the appropriate autotools in the correct order. [... more]

Introduction to NetBSD loadable kernel modules

Loadable kernel modules (LKMs) are quite popular on most modern operating systems such as GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and of course Microsoft Windows, just to name a few. They offer you the possibility to extend the kernel's functionality at runtime without recompiling or even rebooting the system. For example nearly every Linux device driver is available - or can be made available - as a loadable kernel module, that can be loaded at runtime to get support for a particular device (or even a pseudo-device). [... more]