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|Story||What Chrome OS has on Windows that Linux doesn’t||srlinuxx||2||07/12/2009 - 5:55pm|
|Story||The Phoronix 2009 Linux Graphics Survey Results||srlinuxx||07/12/2009 - 4:15pm|
|Story||SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta1 Released||srlinuxx||07/12/2009 - 4:12pm|
|Story||Review: Crossover Games (Linux) 8.1.3||srlinuxx||07/12/2009 - 4:11pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 332||srlinuxx||07/12/2009 - 2:53pm|
|Story||Hands-on: Plasma, KWin improve in KDE SC 4.4 beta 1||srlinuxx||07/12/2009 - 2:51pm|
|Story||Novell to mashup management tools||srlinuxx||07/12/2009 - 2:50pm|
|Story||Personal Financial Management Software for Linux||srlinuxx||07/12/2009 - 2:47pm|
|Story||Is Tabbed Windows Going To Be The Next Big Thing?||srlinuxx||5||07/12/2009 - 12:20pm|
|Story||PuppyLinux||srlinuxx||1||07/12/2009 - 9:57am|
Freedom and Open Source Software (FOSS) enthusiasts will once again take to the streets for Australia's second annual Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 16th.
Curious about the man responsible for the application behind CTRL-Esc? This postgrad student will make sure his application in KDE4 will 'flash up in a ball of fire and lightning, flames of fire torching random apps on the screen. It will settle down into a mind blowing beautiful interface, with only flickers of flames around the edges.' Want to see a Sneak Preview of KDE4?
The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise.
Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and simple to administer. This document describes installing Oracle 10g Express Edition (formerly known as HTML DB) on a Debian based system.
OpenOffice.org has hit back at claims that the alternative office applications suite is riddled with security holes. Researchers at the French Ministry of Defense say that OpenOffice is subject to security weaknesses that make it at least as susceptible to computer viruses as the commercial, more widely used, Microsoft Office.
It's open season on the Windows/Office desktop again, with Novell the latest trying to lure away customers unhappy with the price Microsoft charges for "bloatware".
The Debian Installer team has released the third beta of its installer for Etch, the next version of Debian. According to the announcement, there is now an optional graphical installer for the i386 and amd64 platforms, and you can now set up encrypted partitions during installation.
Linspire Inc. claims that the recently released Freespire is the development version of Linspire, much like Fedora Core is the freely available development version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. During the several days that I used it, I found this to be true in both a good and a bad way. It's good in the sense that the software that comprises Freespire is a bit more modern, but bad in that it has a few problems that make it unsuitable for a production release.
OK, we had an extended breather from our last look at BIND's zone file pri.example.org. It's time to finish up and get a sense of what these records mean. If you're on the path or have the goal of functioning on the server side of the house, get to know this area.
I maintain a few packages that are part of the GNU project. Our software has always been licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later. Naturally I am concerned with the drafting of GPLv3, and I have had to ask myself why I use the GNU GPL.
Free software has populated almost every sector of the computer software arena: from office suites to encyclopedias to full operating systems. One genre of computer software that most people overlook when thinking of free software is gaming. The fact is, sites such as Freshmeat have literally thousands of free software and freeware games for a huge variety of operating systems.
Despite the pervasive growth of mind share and even market share of GNU/Linux in various areas of use, I can still see some people complain that GNU/Linux is just too hard to install and use. Many people who say that GNU/Linux is a geeks OS that is a nightmare to install and maintain have either heard this false rumor from someone else as misinformed as they are now or are basing this conclusion on an experience that, quite frankly, holds no weight today.
Rather than looking to open source software solely for cost cutting, enterprise customers should take a broader look at the free software and bring in community-built applications in areas where it best meets business demands, a panel of CIOs agreed.
RealNetworks will release open-source software this year that will let Linux computers play Windows Media files.
The Linux faithful got a dose of open-source fervor from Lawrence Lessig at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The Stanford law professor addressed a pack of 10,000 in attendance, offering a message that resonated with the crowd: free culture.
Open source project GPU (Global Processing Unit) is trying to make it easy to share spare CPU cycles, but the developers don't want their tool put to military purposes, and they've modified the GPL to make that clear. This move has brought them into conflict with the Free Software Foundation, which points out that modification of the license is not allowed.
If you ask any Novell Inc. watcher to rate the software vendor's abilities, the chances are that observer will give the company a low grade for marketing. Novell has struggled with how to position its products for years and now hopes it's finally on the right track with a new focus for its Suse Linux distribution.
There are approximately 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final version goes out the door, Mozilla says.
File sharing is one of the PCs main reasons for existence. Linux is no different and excels at being a file server. VMWare is a great tool for anyone to use. With it you can build machines in a virtual environment.