|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||1||24/06/2009 - 11:52am|
|Story||Changing the Desktop Metaphor||srlinuxx||1||24/06/2009 - 11:31am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||24/06/2009 - 2:22am|
|Story||Project FrankenMac – help me turn my old Mac Pro into an open-source multimedia monster!||acurrie||24/06/2009 - 12:24am|
|Story||Windows and Linux desktop enterprise support comparison.||srlinuxx||23/06/2009 - 11:18pm|
|Story||The Proprietary Software/Linux Conundrum||srlinuxx||23/06/2009 - 11:17pm|
|Story||From Arch to Ubuntu?||srlinuxx||23/06/2009 - 11:14pm|
|Story||From where do you get Linux?||srlinuxx||23/06/2009 - 9:07pm|
|Story||Linux: It doesn't get any faster||srlinuxx||23/06/2009 - 9:05pm|
|Story||Why I switched back from Ubuntu to Fedora||srlinuxx||3||23/06/2009 - 8:02pm|
It appears that one of the largest eDonkey2000 communities is no more. It is being reported the Federal Belgian Police have raided and seized Razorback2's servers. In addition, it is suspected the administrator of Razorback2 is currently in custody.
LinuxQuestions.org launched their Members Choice Awards Polls. Plenty of KDE applications and KDE itself up for your votes. Krusader released 1.70.0 of their file manager. Kubuntu released a live CD with the latest KDE, KOffice and Amarok.
The global mobile phone market is enjoying explosive growth. For the Linux software and related hardware markets, mobile phones are an opportunity to "break out" and enjoy greater market share in client devices, complementing the already important presence of Linux in the voice and data communications infrastructure.
The longer you use Firefox, the more little things you'll collect that make your online life easier: bookmarks (known as "Favorites" to recovering Internet Explorer users), a History file listing sites you've visited, saved login names and passwords, and so on. Firefox puts almost all of this information, along with your extensions, browser plug-ins, cache and configuration files, in one place: your profile folder.
At any given time, a Linux machine will be having 10's and 1000's of files including both system as well as user files. File systems like ext2 or ext3 support file names of 255 characters length and can grow in sizes of up to 2 GB. Now managing these files and keeping track of which files contain what data could be a nightmare for any OS. To overcome this logistical nightmare, Linux uses what are called i-nodes to organise block allocations to files.
Despite the UK government's reluctance to embrace open source, Martin Brampton points out the many ways they're suited to each other - the least of which is cost.
The GNU/Linux operating system isn't exactly known for gaming, but that doesn't mean that there aren't any games on it that are worth playing. Recently I installed an array of different titles and, combined with some that I had already played, I've compiled a list of must-have GNU/Linux games (and a few "honorable mentions") to joyously erode your free time.
Recently, I started looking more closely at some of the security add-ons for Linux and was surprised to find so many kernel-related projects out there. Now that I have been enlightened, I will share some of what I've learned. In this article, I'll give an overview of what's out there.
The courtship of open source database vendor MySQL by Oracle, as well as MySQL's rejection of those advances, is only the beginning of another interesting year for databases.
So you switched to the AMD64 architecture, installed the 'pure64′ flavour of Debian on it? Well, get prepared for some problems: no flashplugin for Firefox, no win32 codecs for MPlayer, no OpenOffice. Here's a way to install it along with the win32 and RealPlayer codecs, LIVE.com streaming support, and more.
If you have multiple servers with similar or identical configurations (such as nodes in a cluster), it's often difficult to make sure the contents and configuration of those servers are identical. It's even more difficult when you need to make configuration modifications from the command line, knowing you'll have to execute the exact same command on a large number of systems (better get coffee first). You could try writing a script to perform the task automatically, but sometimes scripting is overkill for the work to be done. Fortunately, there's another way to execute commands on multiple hosts simultaneously.
The new installer is barely usable, it should be considered a pre-alpha, or more of a proof-of-concept: after you install the system, you can't do much with it!
The next version of GNOME will include a number of tools aimed at making it easier for administrators to deploy the Linux desktop environment in enterprises.
A new front opened in the six-year war between Microsoft and the European commission last week. The endgame is uncertain, as regards both timing and outcome, but the enormous scale of the stakes are clearer. Microsoft's latest rebuff to the European commission's monopoly ruling threatens values at the heart of democracy.
As part of the drive to cut costs and future saving, Singapore Housing Development Board decided to migrate its business applications on the Internet and intranet to Linux as its strategic operating system.
In the open source software market, you have to provide excellent service and provide easy access to your support personnel. Business people who believe they can built a viable company on unique software alone will fail. Unfortunately, not many successful service models exist and even consultants in this area have a difficult time managing a service-oriented function.
Valgrind is a CPU simulator which is used by KDE and many other projects to profile and debug our programmes. In the interview below Valgrind author Julian Seward talks to KDE Dot News about why he developed Valgrind, how you can use it and, most importantly, where the name comes from. Julian will be giving a talk on Valgrind next Sunday at FOSDEM.
An attempt to bring Firefox-style tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to the upcoming version 2.0 of Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client has come to a standstill.
One of the strongholds preventing computer enthusiasts from switching to Linux is due to the lack of retail games available under Linux. However, TransGaming's Cedega software allows a majority of Microsoft Windows games to run seamlessly under Linux with very little to no end-user modifications required. TransGaming Cedega operates by emulating the Windows 32 APIs including Direct3D, DirectInput, and DirectSound. With the most recent version of Cedega (v5.1) hitting the web last week, we have conducted a series of tests to examine its performance impact on some of the popular titles.