|Story||5 alternative image manipualtion apps for Linux newbies||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 7:50pm|
|Story||The C programming language and its importance||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 6:03pm|
|Story||Gentoo Ten LiveDVD Testing||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 6:01pm|
|Story||6 of the best media burners for Linux||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 1:38pm|
|Story||Is the FSF shooting the open-source community in the foot?||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 1:36pm|
|Story||A different kind of suicide||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 1:34pm|
|Story||today's leftovers & stuff||srlinuxx||1||27/09/2009 - 11:33am|
|Story||Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks.||acurrie||1||27/09/2009 - 11:08am|
|Story||Boot Linux Over HTTP With boot.kernel.org (BKO)||falko||27/09/2009 - 9:49am|
|Forum topic||Improvement||ilaserok||27/09/2009 - 2:10am|
A few days back, Google did something which took everyone by surprise. It released Picasa for Linux, which till now only worked in Windows . But what was cleverly shielded from the average user was that Picasa released for Linux is the very same Picasa for windows but running on top of Wine.
Distrowatch says, "Tuquito is a Debian-based, desktop-oriented live CD for the Spanish-speaking market, developed by a Linux user community in Argentina. The project announced a new beta release a couple of days ago; based on the current software in the Debian "testing" repository, the new release focuses on ease of use and multimedia aspects of personal computing." Tuxmachines took tuquito for a test drive and came away quite impressed.
In one corner, we have the champ -- Windows. Come January, it will come out swinging with what Microsoft tells us is the latest and greatest version ever -- Vista.
In the other corner, we have the challenger -- OpenSUSE 10.1!
Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any cost. I want both, and Debian Testing, codenamed Etch, gives me that. The Debian project's testing tree has up-to-date software along with good stability, since packages are highly tested in the Unstable branch before they move to Testing.
Sun has officially announced that Ubuntu Dapper Drake will run on its UltraSPARC T1 processor. With Canonical having said that Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long-Term Support) is to be the first corporate distribution in its short but eventful history, the announcement adds meat to its promise by taking Ubuntu into the data centre.
Sure, you’ve been able to do this by fiddling around with arcane stuff for ages. But now it’s EASY. Tovid is the tool to use — download it and install it. There is a UI, which I haven’t played with; the command line options are so straightforward, though, that it is worth getting familiar with them.
Oracle continues to dominate the database software market, but challenges lie ahead from open source, analysts say.
I still see people arguing about whether GNU/Linux is “ready for the desktop”. The truth is, it really depends...
For me, I switched almost “cold turkey” from Windows 3.1 to Debian “Slink” in about 1999 or 2000 (at the time, I liked to say I “upgraded from Win 3.1 to GNU/Linux”).
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is hosting certification events and "exam labs" within the North East Asia region (China, Japan, South Korea) to promote Linux and Open Source professionalism.
This bash script lets you scan directly to a PDF and then search your scanned PDF's using beagle, not just by file name, but by the information (meta data), that you can save with your PDF.
Based on one of the latest GIMP 2.3.x development releases, and (obviously) printed in color by the publisher, this book has all the ingredients for a big success.
Among the biggest news stories at the recent JavaOne conference was Sun Microsystems’ long-awaited announcement that it will be releasing the industry-standard Java programming language under an open-source licence. Java expert Richard Hoffman put together this list of answers to frequently asked questions covering some of the basic history behind this decision, what it means and why you should care.
I found a link to Google File System. Honestly, it didn’t make any sense to me. Where would Google deploy this proprietary file system? Or is Google planning to have an operating system? I decided to have a look at it nonetheless and here’s a quick overview of my findings.
But the FSF has chosen a different path. Convinced, perhaps, that average consumers are too stupid to know what's good for them, it's embarked on a mission that's even more insidious than the DRM it opposes. No DRM system ever told an artist what notes to play or what lyrics were OK to sing. But the FSF seems intent on doing just that.
SSH, the wonder tool of the security set, is misused by your users more easily and more often than you may think. John Traenkenschuh points out how well-intentioned administrators are using SSH to create gaping holes in their own security, and what you can do about it.
Following the highly intensive 9-month development effort of hundreds of full-time coders and volunteer contributors, SUSE Linux 10.1 was finally released to the public on 11 May 2006. We asked Andreas Jaeger, Project Manager at SUSE Linux, about his experiences with managing a massive and complex software project, and to give us some hints about the next SUSE release, the development of which is scheduled to start in just a couple of weeks.
Bon Echo Alpha 3 is the third developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2.
Also: Firefox snaps at Microsoft's heels
Federal agencies want uniform software platforms to run on varied hardware, said Helmut Kurth, chief scientist and lab director at IT consulting firm Atsec. "Linux is one of the few [operating systems] that can achieve that and provide the security they need."
If you're a Debian user it is likely that you're subscribed to several of the mailing lists which the project uses for discussion, development coordination, etc. There are a lot of lists available, some quiet, and some very busy. If you're subscribed to several of them you might be looking for a simple way of organizing them, thankfully procmail makes it easy.