Top 25 Articles of All Time, Part 2

This week we take a look at the all-time favorite articles ever featured on We'll feature the top 25 in this series, presenting you with five each day this week. These 25 articles alone represent tens of millions of page views on

Top Articles 16 - 20

20. AVI Movie Players and Capture by Robin Rowe
Robin continues to test video and audio players for Linux.

Last we tried some MPEG players, including aKtion, gmpeg, gxanim, MPlayer, plaympeg, XAnim, xine and Xtheater. We also looked at the Be operating system in order to compare its video capabilities with Linux. Read more.

19. Compiling Java with GCJ by Per Bothner
Although Java isn't a popular choice for free projects, GJC can make it a viable option.

Java has not become as pervasive as the original hype suggested, but it is a popular language, used a lot for in-house and server-side development and other applications. Java has less mind-share in the free software world, although many projects are now using it. Examples of free projects using Java include Jakarta from the Apache Foundation (, various XML tools from W3C ( and Freenet ( See also the FSF's Java page ( Read more.

18. sendmail: Introduction and Configuration by Eric Jorn Seneca
A guide for those of you configuring your first e-mail server.

With the growth of the Internet, e-mail has quickly become the main vehicle to spread information through the public at large. As the demand for fast, cheap and reliable e-mail grows, more individuals are turning to Linux to provide a fast, cheap and reliable solution. Read more.

17. Deploying the Squid proxy server on Linux by Ian Spare
Ian gives an example of the installation, configuration and maintenance of this multi-tentacled invertebrate proxy server.

To provide Internet access for users in the SAS Institute Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), a number of proxy servers have been installed both at the country office level and centrally at SAS European Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. Read more.

16. Linux and Scooby-Doo by Robin Rowe
One more on the ever-growing list of animated films using Linux opened this past weekend.

Scooby-Doo, the computer-generated dog in the Warner Brothers film of the same name, was created using Linux. Scooby-Doo was released on June 14, 2002 and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, from the popular TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Live footage for the film was shot in Australia, and the Scooby-Doo character was added electronically later. Read more.


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