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|Story||today's leftovers & howtos:||srlinuxx||24/05/2010 - 2:09am|
|Story||Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #194||srlinuxx||24/05/2010 - 12:58am|
|Story||To Microsoft, Open Source means "Windows Encumbered"||srlinuxx||24/05/2010 - 12:55am|
|Story||First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared||srlinuxx||23/05/2010 - 9:24pm|
|Story||Community Counts: Another Advantage to Linux Mint||srlinuxx||23/05/2010 - 9:22pm|
|Story||Pandora's Linux Based Gaming Handheld Now Shipping - Open Source Gaming Goes Portable||srlinuxx||23/05/2010 - 9:21pm|
|Story||How do you customize your windows buttons in KDE 4.4||srlinuxx||23/05/2010 - 9:18pm|
|Story||Linux is going mainstream||srlinuxx||23/05/2010 - 6:12pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Tweak: released support for Ubuntu 10.04||srlinuxx||23/05/2010 - 6:10pm|
|Story||In news of an actual Compiz feature||srlinuxx||23/05/2010 - 6:09pm|
DragonFly BSD continues its evolution with version 1.8, almost four years after being forked from the FreeBSD 4.x code base. New kernel virtualization features top a long list of system improvements over version 1.6, as the operating system looks ahead to broader commercial adoption.
This is Part 3 of a series that pits Microsoft's new Vista OS against Linux's fair-haired boy, Ubuntu. At the conclusion of Part 2, our fearless curmudgeon had just finished configuring his test system to dual-boot Vista Ultimate and SimplyMEPIS 6.01, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with a KDE desktop.
Thanks to Fluendo, Linux and Solaris users on a variety of processor architectures can now purchase playback support for patent-encumbered audio and video formats. Similar support from free alternatives, whether they rely on copying Windows DLLs or use original code, all violate existing patent law. The mere existence of Fluendo's plugins needles a bevy of critics, but Fluendo is prepared to answer them all.
Red Hat intends to grow open service practices in the IT marketplace with the launch of its new Red Hat Certified Service Provider Program (CSP). It's all part of Red Hat's continuing effort to expand its install base and fend off competitors like Oracle's Unbreakable Linux and Novell's SUSE Enterprise Linux.
Also: Interview: Matthew Szulik, Red Hat
BasKet Note Pads is a multi purpose note taking application. With BasKet Note Pads you can easily paste images, links, email addresses, files, application launchers, colors etc.
When you read source code, often you need to look for definitions of functions, classes, or other objects. Editors such as Emacs and Vim help you browse the code by supporting the concept of tags.
A new release of Parallel Knoppix is out, which is a Knoppix-based distribution for cluster computing using LAM-MPI and MPICH. Among the updates in Parallel Knoppix 2.3 is updates against Debian unstable.
Japan's Turbolinux will begin selling its Wizpy Linux-based multimedia player in February. As a bonus, the device can also be used to boot a PC into the Linux OS, allowing users to access their files in their own working environment on almost any PC.
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PART OF THE early received wisdom about open-source was that it couldn't last: why would people donate their time and expertise to creating something for no return?
Vista is out and the community of GNU/Linux enthusiasts are up on their feet trying to persuade everyone that instead of going with the flow and upgrading to Vista, we should upgrade to GNU/Linux. This wont stop any time soon.
The domain name system (DNS) maps human-understandable Web site addresses into numeric IP addresses. Launched in July 2006, OpenDNS adds a few free services on top of the traditional DNS to block phishing Web sites and auto-correct common misspelled URLs. And thanks to some clever traffic routing and load-balancing technology, OpenDNS can also deliver Web pages faster.
The IT industry is going through another round of major changes. A new concept in technology is bringing about tremendous opportunities for great possibilities. This new technological innovation is simply called Open Source.
Also: Open Source Licensing: An enigma wrapped in a mystery, wrapped in legal fees
Processing digital images is a very common task today. Image processing tools are so common that users often process images by trial and error, without really knowing what they are doing. One of the operations people fail most commonly is resizing an image.
Hardly a week goes by without some story in the news about a company leaking important data through loss of their backup tapes. Whether it is through malicious theft, opportunistic snatching, or accidental misplacement, there is a huge cost to a business when data is lost. When the data contains sensitive information about members of the public, possibly including bank account and credit card numbers, the cost can be severe indeed.
If I had a magic wand, I would take Novell’s resources and Ubuntu’s (Canonical) vision and see the birth of a single Linux product. Each entity has half of it right and the other half of it totally wrong.
The Season of Usability, run by the OpenUsability project has kicked off with two KDE applications in the focus: BasKet Note Pads and the KDE 4 universal document viewer Okular.
Since not all of the development for KDE 4 is in base technologies, this week features two of applications from the KDE-Edu team: Kalzium, a feature-filled chemistry reference tool, and KmPlot, a powerful equation graphing and visualization program.
If you can’t beat them why not join them. This could well be Microsoft’s new mantra. For the first time ever Redmond Giant Microsoft will be rubbing shoulders with its arch rival, the Penguin (Linux mascot) at Linux Asia 2007.
On top of our hardware reviews and comparisons at Phoronix we also cover and compare the latest ATI and NVIDIA drivers along with some of the other popular software packages; however, we have decided to feature Linux kernel performance comparisons with each major release. We will be covering some of the major highlights with each release as well as comparing its performance in a variety of tests against recent kernels.