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|Story||Cube Gears||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 10:59am|
|Story||Puppy Linux 4.3 (step by step installation with screenshots)||srlinuxx||1||09/10/2009 - 12:30pm|
|Story||Updates on Mandriva partitioning||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 1:27pm|
|Story||On the future of Open Source thought leadership||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 1:30pm|
|Story||The problem with Gentoo||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 1:32pm|
|Story||Stallman slams Microsoft's Codeplex Foundation||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 4:32pm|
|Story||Simple gui backup tool backerupper||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 4:34pm|
|Story||Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 4:35pm|
|Story||Bazaar 2.0.0: interview with Martin Pool||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 6:29pm|
|Story||Are Linux distros downplaying the Gnome 3.0 preview?||srlinuxx||09/10/2009 - 6:30pm|
I've been using Linux for well over 4 years now as my primary OS. I started way back with Slackware, and to this day I can't stop slackin. With the newly released Slackware 11, let's see how much has changed since I first fell head over heals for the distro so many years ago.
In an ironic twist, the anticipated price of the 2007 model of the “$100 laptop” will be $138. Announced last month by Nicholas Negroponte, the chairman of the One Laptop Per Child association, the projected price will drop to $100 by the end of 2008 and $50 in 2010.
The announcement came at the second annual AMD Global Vision Conference in Pasadena, Calif.
Ralph Griswold, creator of SNOBOL and Icon, former staff member at Bell Labs and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona, died 4 October 2006, losing a bout of cancer.
Five months ago to the day, we had compared the open-source and fglrx display drivers here at Phoronix for the ATI R200 generation components. However, how do the drivers compare for the newer R300 generation components? We at Phoronix have analyzed the open-source and official closed-source drivers and have some interesting results to share today.
Novell CTO Ross Chevalier is traveling the continent giving demonstrations of Novell SUSE Linux 10 Enterprise Desktop.
Steve Neuner, the director for Linux engineering at SGI, has been pushing Linux up the scalability ladder for the better part of the 21st century. In August of this year, SGI announced that they were able to run a single system image of the Linux OS over 1024 processors. HPCwire caught up with him before the conference to ask him about the Linux improvements and where the future of single system image scalability is headed.
Novell is this week is expected to launch on its training Web site an online Linux skills assessment tool that will give you immediate feedback on your level of Linux knowledge and recommend some training.
Debates over what methods result in the best software often pit those who favor an open-source approach against proponents of proprietary, or closed-source, development. Conventional wisdom holds that open-source software should have fewer security flaws than proprietary software.
Xandros Systems was so kind as to provide OSNews with the top of the line version of their product, which includes, among other things, complete copies of Versora Progression Desktop, CrossOver Office, and various non-Free drivers and utilities.
Linux system administrators should consider getting their MCSE. What? That’s correct. You might also consider buying a Mac Mini desktop and practice with it at home. I’m serious, so take this recommendation to heart.
Louis Gutierrez had been a champion of open standards and was a strong supporter of the state's plan to standardize on the OpenDocument Format. His resignation could slow the ODF rollout.
Drupal is a nice CMS, which is easy to use but it requires some special server settings. I wrote this “how to” for those who want to run this CMS on their ISPConfig server. Probably you can setup Drupal in different ways but I prefer the way descibed here.
In this how to, I will use just as an example:
- Drupal version 4.7.3. for a single drupal site configuration.
What do you call it when 1,000 beer drinkers get together for a feast? A Beerfest.
What do you call it when 1,000 Linux user and fans line up for a feast? A Linuxfest.
Is Ubuntu an operating system? Ubuntu isn’t trying to be a platform for mass-market application software: it is trying to be the primary provider of both the operating system and all the application software that a typical user would want to run on his machine. Most Linux distributions are like this, and I think it is a dangerous trend that will stifle innovation and usability, or even worse make the desktop irrelevant.
I don't know if the folks at Xiph.org can live day-in and day-out using only the free Vorbis, FLAC, Speex, and Theora codecs, but the rest of us routinely run into consumer devices that don't recognize and support them. But with a little help from Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) and MP3FS, you cross one incompatibility off that list. MP3FS lets you mount a directory hierarchy of FLAC audio files and transparently present them as MP3s to software and hardware devices alike.
Beaming people in Star Trek fashion is still in the realms of science fiction but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality.
Keeping track of your to-do items and tasks should be simple, but often the software that people use for those purposes is anything but. Many such applications are also calendars, reminders, appointment managers, and more -- in other words, overkill. By contrast, todo.txt and Tux ToDo try to keep it simple.
It’s no secret that I love free software; you don’t decide to start a magazine about it and stick with it for years unpaid if you don’t. While making Free Software Magazine, I learned a lot about free software and its ecology. What I discovered was sometimes exciting, sometimes disheartening.
Mandriva has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Linbox, pending shareholder approval. "Active in both Open Source and Linux market for 10 years, Linbox develops and markets software infrastructure administration products for medium to large organizations."
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing `desktop’ environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.