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|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 34||srlinuxx||05/04/2010 - 2:30pm|
|Story||The Case for Gnome Shell||srlinuxx||05/04/2010 - 2:28pm|
|Story||Do You Have an Aptitude for Software?||srlinuxx||05/04/2010 - 2:26pm|
|Story||Five open source alternatives to the iPad||srlinuxx||05/04/2010 - 2:24pm|
|Story||Ubuntu and its commitment to software freedom||srlinuxx||05/04/2010 - 2:23pm|
|Story||odds & ends:||srlinuxx||1||05/04/2010 - 8:45am|
|Story||few howtos:||srlinuxx||05/04/2010 - 12:25am|
|Story||5 reasons to support Open Source Software||srlinuxx||05/04/2010 - 12:15am|
|Story||CrossOver Linux 9 review||srlinuxx||1||04/04/2010 - 9:40pm|
|Story||First Look – Mandriva 2010.1 beta 1 – Gnome Edition||srlinuxx||04/04/2010 - 5:00pm|
Suse 7.2 was my first Linux distribution ever, around five years ago. I was impressed but also had to struggle with all kinds of issues. That was part of the fun. I remember the sales pitch that working with Linux is like working on the engine of a car while it is running. You were supposed to fix things as you went along. Ever since, the distributions became more and more userfriendly.
So a Canadian friend of mine told me of a project up north (not too far north from Seattle where I live) called Vector. I started tracking the project back and noticed they had many of the attributes of Linux I like; XFce, Full working media, Claims of Fast performance and slimmed down instead of bloated packages.
There are several "business," "corporate," or "professional" desktop operating systems on the market today, all aimed at seeping into large corporations that already use GNU/Linux on servers. It's a pretty good plan, and most of the operating systems in this arena are pretty good -- not perfect, but pretty good. Xandros has had such a product for a while now, and it's always been near the top of the list in terms of features and quality. The market is now mature and the products are more competitive, though, and the product formerly known as Xandros Business Desktop, while still a good operating system, isn't keeping up with the industry's pace.
The first stable update to 2.6.19 is out. It has a fairly long list of fixes, a couple of which are security-related. Interestingly, it seems that the fix for the core dump vulnerability, applied in 22.214.171.124, did not really fix the problem; hopefully the 126.96.36.199 version will be more successful.
First impressions are important, and openSUSE 10.2 made a strong enough impression with me that I may be making openSUSE 10.2 my new desktop OS. I installed openSUSE 10.2 RC1 soon after its release in late November, and I've been kicking the tires on the final release since it was made public last Thursday. Here's my report.
Nowdays just about everyone has a scanner. Most business that I know and many private homes with several computers have a network running. All you need is the scanner, a network and the saned daemon.
Solutions Linux / Solutions Open Source 2007, billed as the "biggest professional fair in Europe dedicated to open source solutions," will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at the Paris Expo. The event caters to professionals dedicated to working with Linux, open source, and free software.
The preliminary hearing for Hans Reiser on charges that he murdered his wife Nina Reiser began today with testimony from the woman Nina Reiser was supposed to meet on the day she disappeared.
The biggest Linux event this December is without a doubt the new release of SUSE. It was announced early, the scheduled date was met and on the 7th of December the much awaited SUSE 10.2 was out and available for download.
Big graphs are not the only way to visualize data in a text document. Using a couple of tricks, you can spice up your OpenOffice.org Writer documents with sparklines -- word-sized graphs embedded into text. Developed by infographic guru Edward Tufte, sparklines provide a simple yet effective way of visualizing data directly in the text body of the document.
It's no secret that I like Zenwalk - the lightweight attitude proves to be a refreshing change from many other distributions. However, thus far, I've been reluctant to recommend Zenwalk to users fairly new to Linux, or those that want things to just work. As the version number shows, Zenwalk has recently undergone some major changes - let's see what effect they have.
I am puzzled. I was terribly sad at first when I read Nat Friedman's long interview in Linux Format Issue 87 (Christmas 2006). I was sad to see how a programming genius got corrupted by working on Mono... with Novell. That is, working... with Microsoft too, why not?
I spoke with Dion Cornett, VP of Investor Relations, Red Hat, this morning. As you may have heard, Red Hat is moving from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), starting tomorrow (December 12). It's a big move with big implications for open source, and I wanted to get more information on the reasons behind the move.
The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).
Very often you will have different versions of the same file, and you need a way to find the exact difference between them. In particular, the diff and patch commands are very important to programmers who often distribute changes to an existing program in the form of a diff.
This article is to guide you thru the installation and system preparation for FreeBSD 6.1. After completion, this accompanying document will show the steps to take to deploy a FreeBSD server.
In this installment, Part 4, you'll learn how to use Apache Trinidad, the open source version of ADF Faces. Trinidad offers a set of complimentary components that will further enhance the interface of your JSF application.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: openSUSE 10.2 resources, Debian Etch delays, Ulteo Sirius, Mandriva and PC-BSD updates, fun with Firefox
- Released last week: openSUSE 10.2, grml 0.9
- Upcoming releases: SabayonLinux 3.2 "miniEdition"
- New additions: Pioneer Linux
- New distributions: deepOfix Messaging Server, Karoshi, Sidux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
The benefit of SELinux is twofold. First, it replaces the user-based model with a policy-centric model. Every action, like running an application or reading and modifying data, is controlled by a security policy. Actions that violate the policy are denied. Additionally, SELinux compartmentalizes the various applications and processes running on the system. This not only helps in isolating a break-in, but also confines the damage caused by one compromised service.
More Linux companies should look at striking a deal with Microsoft. This is the line from Novell SA country manager Stafford Masie who was speaking at the CITI Foss Forum in Cape Town last week.