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junauza.com: "How to use Linux" --According to Google Trends, a lot of people have been using this phrase to get information on learning how to use Linux. Because of this, I decided to write my own simplified "how to" for those who are already in the right mood to finally try Linux.
ostatic.com: A major problem with the officially distributed version of Perl on Red Hat Enterprise Linux has led to a firestorm of complaints among developers. The problem, which also manifests itself on some versions of the Fedora and CentOS Linux distributions, means that some programs will take more than 100 (yes, one hundred) times longer to execute under Red Hat than other distributions.
reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: As a live CD antiX is quite superb: It loads very quickly, runs really smoothly and has enough software to keep me productive. The basics are covered with applications.
dot.kde.org: The KDE community has finalised another update to the 3.5 series. While not a very exciting release, 3.5.10 brings numerous bugfixes and translation updates.
This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Mandriva 2008.1 server.
freesoftwaremagazine.com: For a time, GNU/Linux music library tools seemed to be, well, non-existent. Sure, XMMS was an awesome media player. But if you wanted to catalog your music, you were out of luck. Apple users had iTunes and were always rubbing it into the free software world’s face. Even Microsoft, the sleeping Redmond giant, had upgraded Windows Media Player to include a library feature. Then, a giant wolf named Amarok charged to the rescue.
tectonic.co.za: With October just over a month away Linux fans can look forward to a sudden flurry of releases from the major Linux distributors.
softpedia.com: Although Fedora 10 is nearing its release date, The Fedora Unity Project has announced the availability of the latest ISO Re-Spins (DVD Sets) for Fedora 8.
- 2.6.27-rc4, "Random Stuff All Over"
- Judge, attorneys discuss Reiser plea deal
- Who writes Linux? (And how you can too!)
- ASUS launches "Eee Download" service, forgets the "installation" part
- Novell's iPrint open to attack, say researchers
- Which merchants benefit most from open source?
- openSUSE at Utah Open Source Conference
- A proposed revised Fedora 10 schedule
- Open Source Drives Continued IT Market Growth
- South American FOSS show is a big deal
- Picturing Linux vs. Windows security
- Ubuntu issues security patch for kernel flaw
- Standards and Conversations, Part 2
- Desktop Linux proves its mettle in emerging markets
mozilla.org: Starting a little later tonight, users with the latest version of Firefox 2 will be getting an offer to update to Firefox 3. If you’re running Firefox 22.214.171.124 you will see the offer in the next couple of days, though if you’re eager you can always “Check for Updates” in the “Help” menu.
Also: Mozilla Firefox browser gets security boost
desktoplinux.com: This article summarizes the experiences of one small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) using a heterogeneous mix of Linux and Windows XP systems. Written by the founder of an international PC distributor, it compares and contrasts various Linux-based distributions, and assesses their suitability for business use.
- Howto: change the device names of hard disks in Ubuntu 8.04
- Anatomy of Linux dynamic libraries
- How-To: Compile and Install SMPlayer 0.6.2 in Debian Lenny
- Useful Firefox 3 Configuration Tweaks
- 10 Useful Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts That You Might Not Know
- Serving Music with mt-dappd
- How to keep your real email address secret
- Introduction to parallel boot under Mandriva
- OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part III
practical-tech.com: Did you know that there are two basic kinds of USB 2.0 drives? I didn’t. But, now thanks to Robert L. Scheier’s article, Not all USB drives are created equal, I now know that are significant differences between drives. And, in particular those differences matter a lot to live USB capable Linux distributions like Fedora 9.
50webs.org: A review of 5 KDE3 applications which I use daily on my Debian Lenny box: BasKet, Amarok, K3b, KTorrent, Yakuake.
- On the Strategic Purpose of Open Source
- Interview with Scott McNealy - Part 1
- Interview: Ken Drachnik on Sun's GlassFish OSS App Server
linux.com: SUSE has been around almost since the dawn of consumer-level desktop Linux, and openSUSE 11 upholds the SUSE reputation for having not just a wide range of available applications, but also excellent documentation and a fine user-to-user support community. For this video we chose the KDE 4.x desktop option. KDE 3.5x and GNOME are also available as defaults in openSUSE.
theregister.co.uk: What's free, looks like Mac OS X, just works and is actually Linux? The answer is gOS, which recently launched a new beta that builds on the distro's initial success and adds new tools like integrated Google Gadgets for Linux.
Matt Hartley: When most people think of switching out their office to one Linux distribution or another, the very idea of getting started with the needed migration must seem completely overwhelming. Not because using Linux is difficult -- rather, the task at hand with getting personnel and equipment up to the challenge is daunting.
linux-gamers.net: My Game Company announces the release of Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent! version 1.1 for Linux! Some of the new features they have developed for the upcoming Dirk Dashing 2 have been ported back into the original game.
workswithu.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is getting serious about the server. The company is working hard to partner with 3rd party server application providers, and to develop the required core OS services for Ubuntu to make it a highly successful business server platform. There are many factors that make Ubuntu a strong server platform, but the top 5 are: