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.
CUDDLY SOFTWARE giant Microsoft will use its new Windows Live geolocation finder as a Big Brother location device for the police.
The Holy Grail of Linux is to be so easy to install and use that the technologically illiterate can do it. The penguin community is working feverishly to this goal, which would give Microsoft's Windows a run for its money.
It's almost there.
For server vendors such as Dell, Linux is a good thing because it lowers acquisition costs for customers. It's easier for a customer to commit to deploying a new server when software license fees are removed from the equation.
Speaking of Ark Linux 2005.2, DistroWatch has included a "first look" in their Distrowatch Weekly. Overall they liked it, but admit it's still not quite ready to be called "beginner-friendly"
In this weeks Gentoo Weekly Newsletter we find Qt4 is starting to be marked unstable on various architectures. So it begins...
If you spend any time working at the shell, you probably use many GNU utilities. One thing that distinguishes the GNU versions from the classic Unix versions is that the GNU programs are rife with additional options. Some of these options are so useful you may want to create an alias so you can use them all the time without needing to do all the extra typing.
Patrick Volkerding releases Briah 1.0 on Saturday, Dec 10., which is now an integral part of the Volkerding package. This updates Volerding to version 2.0 and brings with it many new and exciting changes. Bug reports and patches should be submitted to briah at slackware dot com.
Not long ago, I reviewed SUSE Linux 10 and found that they had included the latest version of FreeNX. Once it was installed and working I have to say I was immediately impressed. I was overwhelmed with email from our readers asking that I write how to do it... so here we are!
With the release of the new version 1.5 of Firefox, there's never been a better time to download the open-source browser, take it for a drive, kick the tires and see what it can do.
Linux is great, but sometimes a guy's gotta play games. Here's how to set up a quicker Dual-Boot to get you back into windows.
Looks like x-mas comes early this year. My present to you is Wolvix Games Edition, featuring over 50 games in different categories, four emulators and quite a few desktop applications.