|Story||Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158||srlinuxx||06/09/2009 - 11:31pm|
|Story||Review: Ubuntu Tweak||srlinuxx||06/09/2009 - 8:41pm|
|Story||Will GIMP 2.8 come in a single window mode?||srlinuxx||06/09/2009 - 8:40pm|
|Story||Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1)||srlinuxx||06/09/2009 - 8:37pm|
|Story||Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver||srlinuxx||06/09/2009 - 8:35pm|
|Story||If this is the revolution, I’m out||srlinuxx||06/09/2009 - 8:33pm|
|Story||The Many Breeds of Ubuntards||srlinuxx||15||05/09/2009 - 11:49pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||05/09/2009 - 11:30pm|
|Story||uzbl: a browser that adheres to the unix philosophy||srlinuxx||05/09/2009 - 11:13pm|
|Story||Radio Station KRUU Saves Thousands Thanks to Open Source Software||srlinuxx||05/09/2009 - 11:10pm|
The showers of April have died away. As spring matures, the song birds greet the mornings of May with their music and I find that it is once again time to hand in my report on events regarding free software. This consists of the usual conglomeration of occurrences that I have noticed, think important, or which simply take my fancy.
The International Organisation for Standardisation is unlikely to adopt Microsoft Office Open XML format, now that it has approved the OpenDocument Format, according to analyst group Gartner.
Trusted operating systems have been used for some time to lock down the most sensitive of information in the most sensitive of organizations. Several vendors, including Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Novell, are responding by adding and/or improving trusted elements in their operating system offerings. eWEEK Labs has put the application lockdown options from Sun, Red Hat and Novell through their paces.
Linux-only workstations are far more secure than Windows PCs when comes to trojan and viruses coming by e-mail. Therefore, many Linux users either don't feel the need to use an antivirus under Linux. The last weekend I decided to try both Linux Desktop Anti-Virii.
SUSE Security has announced that SUSE Linux 9.1 (Personal and Professional edition) will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 9.1 after June 15, 2006 will not be fixed.
Ever since the announcement of the PlayStation 3's November release date, the Internet has been abuzz with discussion over the promise of Ken Kutaragi's brief mention of Linux.
InQub Ltd offers personal remote KDE desktops on Kubuntu using NoMachine's NX technology for bandwidth savings and connection encryption for a small monthly charge.
Ever have one of those days when you can't stand end users? I know I have.
There are several expectations end users have for people creating software, or even Linux distros. They want it to work on their hardware, they want it to be stable, and they want it right now. But, at the same time, new releases shouldn't come too often, or it messes up the feng shui of their systems.
SUSE Linux 10.1 DVD ISOs are now available for download, as well as LiveDVD version. At this moment it can be downloaded via torrents only. openSUSE.org website still states 18th of May as the date of availability of downloadable DVD version, so expect FTP servers to open around in next 24-48 hours.
Bridging is the process of transparently connecting two networks segments together, so that packets can pass between the two as if they were a single logical network. Bridging is performed on the data link layer; hence it is independent of the network protocol being used - it doesn't matter if you use IP, Appletalk, Netware or any other protocol, as the bridge operates upon the raw ethernet packets.
Red Hat belongs to a first-generation open source development model and has refined this with nww product functionality delivered through Fedora Linux. JBoss, on the other hand, employs the lead developers in the open source projects at the base of its JBoss Enterprise Middleware System platform, and describes its approach as a second-generation open source business model. The combined entity provides a subscription model for first-class infrastructure software that also happens to be open source – whether that is a coincidence or not makes for an interesting debate.
Selinux can be confusing, but it's ordinary and default configuration is actually pretty simple. We'll examine it on Fedora Core 5.