|Story||openSUSE Weekly News, issue 88 is out||srlinuxx||12/09/2009 - 9:28pm|
|Story||We love you Ubuntu, but you're ugly!||srlinuxx||3||12/09/2009 - 7:03pm|
|Story||How PHP became such a huge success||srlinuxx||1||12/09/2009 - 3:29pm|
|Story||Looking a gift horse in the mouth.||srlinuxx||12/09/2009 - 1:29pm|
|Story||moonOS 3 Linux (Makara)||srlinuxx||12/09/2009 - 8:31am|
|Story||Open Source Load Balancer for Linux||srlinuxx||12/09/2009 - 8:04am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||12/09/2009 - 7:44am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||12/09/2009 - 6:53am|
|Story||KDE4 - Hype & Reality||srlinuxx||7||12/09/2009 - 6:36am|
|Story||MoonOS 3.0||srlinuxx||1||12/09/2009 - 4:32am|
Sun has officially announced that Ubuntu Dapper Drake will run on its UltraSPARC T1 processor. With Canonical having said that Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long-Term Support) is to be the first corporate distribution in its short but eventful history, the announcement adds meat to its promise by taking Ubuntu into the data centre.
Sure, you’ve been able to do this by fiddling around with arcane stuff for ages. But now it’s EASY. Tovid is the tool to use — download it and install it. There is a UI, which I haven’t played with; the command line options are so straightforward, though, that it is worth getting familiar with them.
Oracle continues to dominate the database software market, but challenges lie ahead from open source, analysts say.
I still see people arguing about whether GNU/Linux is “ready for the desktop”. The truth is, it really depends...
For me, I switched almost “cold turkey” from Windows 3.1 to Debian “Slink” in about 1999 or 2000 (at the time, I liked to say I “upgraded from Win 3.1 to GNU/Linux”).
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is hosting certification events and "exam labs" within the North East Asia region (China, Japan, South Korea) to promote Linux and Open Source professionalism.
This bash script lets you scan directly to a PDF and then search your scanned PDF's using beagle, not just by file name, but by the information (meta data), that you can save with your PDF.
Based on one of the latest GIMP 2.3.x development releases, and (obviously) printed in color by the publisher, this book has all the ingredients for a big success.
Among the biggest news stories at the recent JavaOne conference was Sun Microsystems’ long-awaited announcement that it will be releasing the industry-standard Java programming language under an open-source licence. Java expert Richard Hoffman put together this list of answers to frequently asked questions covering some of the basic history behind this decision, what it means and why you should care.
I found a link to Google File System. Honestly, it didn’t make any sense to me. Where would Google deploy this proprietary file system? Or is Google planning to have an operating system? I decided to have a look at it nonetheless and here’s a quick overview of my findings.
But the FSF has chosen a different path. Convinced, perhaps, that average consumers are too stupid to know what's good for them, it's embarked on a mission that's even more insidious than the DRM it opposes. No DRM system ever told an artist what notes to play or what lyrics were OK to sing. But the FSF seems intent on doing just that.
SSH, the wonder tool of the security set, is misused by your users more easily and more often than you may think. John Traenkenschuh points out how well-intentioned administrators are using SSH to create gaping holes in their own security, and what you can do about it.
Following the highly intensive 9-month development effort of hundreds of full-time coders and volunteer contributors, SUSE Linux 10.1 was finally released to the public on 11 May 2006. We asked Andreas Jaeger, Project Manager at SUSE Linux, about his experiences with managing a massive and complex software project, and to give us some hints about the next SUSE release, the development of which is scheduled to start in just a couple of weeks.
Bon Echo Alpha 3 is the third developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2.
Also: Firefox snaps at Microsoft's heels
Federal agencies want uniform software platforms to run on varied hardware, said Helmut Kurth, chief scientist and lab director at IT consulting firm Atsec. "Linux is one of the few [operating systems] that can achieve that and provide the security they need."
If you're a Debian user it is likely that you're subscribed to several of the mailing lists which the project uses for discussion, development coordination, etc. There are a lot of lists available, some quiet, and some very busy. If you're subscribed to several of them you might be looking for a simple way of organizing them, thankfully procmail makes it easy.
This week freesoftware magazine is giving away a copy of User Mode Linux by Jeff Dike. All you need to do to enter is:
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While I was away, Parallels brought out the release candidate of the virtual machine software for Mac OS X. Now I think I might have found the perfect Linux OS to run within a Parallels VM.
You know you can schedule recurring jobs with the cron command. What if you want to run a certain command just once, or a limited number of times, but still at times when it is inconvenient to type in the command interactively? You could always add the command to the crontab and then remove it later. But there is also a tool that is made for this job: the at command.
RubyGems is a system for managing Ruby software libraries. Ruby code packaged in this manner is called a gem. When you find Ruby software you want to use in a project, gems offer a means of downloading, installing and managing the software.