|Story||Ubuntu Is Not Our Savior||srlinuxx||13/06/2009 - 1:38am|
|Story||The Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Kicks Off||srlinuxx||13/06/2009 - 1:36am|
|Story||Fit-PC2: Ubuntu Desktop In A Tiny Box||srlinuxx||13/06/2009 - 1:34am|
|Story||Palm Pre Is Beautiful||srlinuxx||12/06/2009 - 10:41pm|
|Story||Advanced Firefox Configuration||srlinuxx||12/06/2009 - 10:35pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||1||12/06/2009 - 9:53pm|
|Story||PCLinuxOS Appstore Launched||srlinuxx||12/06/2009 - 7:49pm|
|Story||Will Linux and Mac Desktop Adoption Ever Reach the 20 of the 80/20 Rule?||srlinuxx||12/06/2009 - 7:47pm|
|Story||ATI Brought Me Solutions As Well As Problems||srlinuxx||12/06/2009 - 7:45pm|
|Story||Netbook Interest is Here to Stay, Manufacturers Say||srlinuxx||2||12/06/2009 - 6:29pm|
Any program could be destroyed or crippled by a software patent belonging to someone who has no other connection to the program, they said, adding that most countries have followed the direction of the United States in allowing software to be patented to at least some degree, and, by the end of the decade, commentators were criticizing the GPL for doing too little to combat patents.
I was apprehensive about Linux and open source in general as I had always assumed that it was something only techies used and was not very user friendly. "Since buying the Linux server I have found it easier to use than our old Windows NT server. Things like adding new users and setting administration rights are far simpler, e-mail handling and backup solutions are also much improved.
One of the things that I love about Linux is that it has tools for everyone, including writers. Linux distributions come with word processors, text editors, spell checkers, typesetting, and publishing tools galore. Normally, you're using these tools with a standard desktop distribution in an environment like KDE or GNOME. Billy-Bob Ming, however, has taken a different tack and rolled his own Linux distro specifically aimed at writers.
Under the 2.4 series kernel - to be able to use an IDE CD burner we were forced to use SCSI emulation (via the kernel module ide-scsi). Under the 2.6 series kernel - this is deprecated - we now use ide-cd.
Linuxaudio.org has released its first compilation CD of music by artists
using libre software - Tux Power! Every single part of the CD was made
on Linux, including all the music.
South Africa's newest search engine, Jonga, disappeared from Google's index last week without a trace. Jonga's owner, Alistair Carruthers, is wondering why.
Novell Inc. has invested $20 million in a New York startup that is acquiring patents covering software developed under open-source principles.
There are times when you are forced to use a Windows machine and there is no way of getting your hands on a PC running Linux. And you feel your productivity is severely hampered because certain tasks - which could easily be accomplished using the plethora of command line tools in Linux - do not have an easy solution in Windows.
This is where UWIN comes into the picture.
The truth is that Linux is one of the biggest threats to human creativity worldwide. Linux is a leprosy; and is having a deleterious effect on the U.S. IT industry because it is steadily depreciating the value of the software industry sector.
Jon Lech Johansen, better known as "DVD Jon," has thrown down a gauntlet to the entertainment industry. In his blog he has issued a provocative statement about AACS, the next-generation content protection system that will be found both in Blu-ray and HD DVD.
The foundation is revising the GPL for the first time in 15 years, and this time the organisation is accepting suggestions from the broad base of people and organisations now involved in the free software and open-source software movements. Over the last decade and a half, the GPL grew from an academic curiosity created by programmer and FSF founder Richard Stallman into a critical foundation of much of the software realm.
At the end of last year, just in time for Christmas, a technological child was quietly reborn. A GUI technology that was largely supplanted by the Web, Web Services, and a whole lot more has experienced its first major version release in more than a decade. What is the Christmas rebirth you ask? The X Window System X11R7.0 and its companion X11R6.9.
Also: Standard terminology for open systems
The licenses for most software are designed to take away your
freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public
License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free
software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. We,
the Free Software Foundation, use the GNU General Public License for
most of our software; it applies also to any other program whose
authors commit to using it.
HelpFirefox, the site launched last week to raise funds for Mozilla's Web browser Firefox, was a victim of its own success on Monday.
Somewhere between Evolution and Mozilla Thunderbird is my perfect mail client. So instead of doing a review of the new Thunderbird - if you've seen version 1.0, then you've seen version 1.5 - I'm going to make a wishlist for my ideal mail client.
In Hell is a new revolutionary Doom3 singleplayer modification that brings you back the old atmosphere of ultimate doom.
I usually like to wait for a Linux distribution to officially be released before I review it, but I thought it would be interesting to see where it was at exactly one release later. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
When it comes to slicing and dicing text, few tools are as powerful, or as underutilized, as awk. In the Linux world, every distribution includes the GNU version, gawk (/bin/awk is usually a symbolic link to /bin/gawk). The GNU version has a few more features than the original. Let's play with some of the core features common among POSIX-compliant awks.