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Lately, I have been hearing that Ubuntu is an easy Linux distribution to install and it is easier to install than Windows XP. I have even heard remarks that "My grandmother could install Ubuntu." With that being said, I did virtual installs of both Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 to see which one I felt was easier.
On the weekend of December 10th & 11th, a small group of nine KDE contributors met in Hamburg to work on quality assurance checks for KDE's code base.
The flap over the man who spoofed the Wikipedia with a bogus entry claiming a journalist was involved in both Kennedy assassinations and spent 13 years living in the Soviet Union is a powerful indictment of what I'm calling "open source" content.
Also: WIKIPEDIA: fitting the open source framework
Seems like everyone got tired of clawing at reach other and instead decided to get down to work last week. Moreover, not only was the acrimony factor way down, but also the helpful factor was way up. What a change!
Rounding off this patchy Monday, Icculus has issued updated retail patches for Unreal Tournament 2004 to bring the Linux and Mac OSX editions of Epic's multiplayer first-person shooter to version 3369-1.
I'm that odd guy who puts Linux on virtually everything, and will take something apart just because I can. My Linksys WRT54G runs Talisman from Sveasoft, my iPaq runs Familiar, and even my TiVos (DirecTiVo and Series 2) have been hacked up a bit. So what does a guy like me use for software tools?
Without tip-toeing around the matter, Linus Torvalds made his preference in the GNOME vs. KDE matter quite clear on the GNOME-usability list: "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE.
There is a perception that Open Source products like the Linux operating system are rapidly replacing their paid-for commercial counterparts like Microsoft Windows.
CompAmerica (http://www.compamerica.com) announces a free operating system option for its PCs that it claims “bears a reasonable resemblance” to Microsoft Windows XP and can cohabitate with Microsoft Windows XP on the same PC.
To plug a hole in its intrusion-prevention product, eEye Digital Security may adopt the Clam AntiVirus project and improve the open-source software.
We got notified from the Linux Format (a printed magazine sold in UK newspaper stands) that they give their Hottest Pick award to klik. -- Woooohoo!
Id Software has released a new beta patches for Quake 4, bringing the Linux client/server to version 1.0.6.
Also: $2,000 Quake 4 tourney proposed
Software stacks, open or closed, will always be dogged by backward-compatibility issues. Deal with it.
The first exploit for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was discovered by Packetstorm last week. However initial reports that Packetstorm's hack could completely disable Firefox seem grossly exaggerated.
This is a practical selection of the commands we use most often. On my small home system, it says there are 2595 executables on my PATH. Many of these "commands" can be accessed from your favourite GUI front-end, by clicking on the right menu or button. They can all be run from the command line.
Internet servers (such as Web, email, and ftp servers) have been the target for different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users.
What would the results of a dual-core desktop CPU fight look like? To answer the question once and for all, we set ourselves to a no-holds-barred dual-core desktop CPU fistfight.
As open-source software spreads to personal computers, servers and Internet networking equipment around the world, so, too, is the misuse of the rules governing the software.
LinuxWorld Boston 2006 organizers say the "Invisible Linux" pavilion, currently at the "concept" stage, could help surface the use of Linux and open source in devices and embedded applications, given sufficient exhibitor interest.
Open source compliance continues to be difficult issue, often compounded by the large and varied range of licenses that governed the use of the software that may come with the kind of strings attached that you may not realize.