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|Story||Nexuiz Gets Forked, Turned Into Xonotic||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 4:55pm|
|Story||First Look at Ubuntu 10.04 Beta||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 4:54pm|
|Story||Red Hat, Novell: Reading the Stock Market Tea Leaves||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 4:50pm|
|Story||Free software's second era: The rise and fall of MySQL||srlinuxx||1||22/03/2010 - 4:08pm|
|Story||German goverment to users: Stop using Firefox!||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 1:14pm|
|Story||Would Linux Be Better Off Without the FSF?||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 1:11pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 346||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 11:26am|
|Story||Freenode Fails.||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 11:24am|
|Story||rPath Joins Linux Foundation||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 11:22am|
|Story||Google promises Chrome is not phoning home with your Web data||srlinuxx||22/03/2010 - 11:20am|
Today we received the first large shipment of laptops from the factory. I’m told it’s about a thousand pounds. The boxes are all labeled with the countries the keyboards are built for.
Computers are difficult to program and many tools have been created to assist you in making the task easier. The programs that run on a UNIX system follow a careful design known as the object file format. Learn more about the object file format and the tools that you can use for exploring object files found on your system.
Hans Reiser, 42, appeared in Alameda County Superior Court briefly to enter the not guilty plea to a sole count of murder. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 11.
(We regret to let you know that starting in 2007, we will no longer be publishing the Novell NetWare Tips Newsletter.) Fallout from the Microsoft-Novell agreement continues unabated. Just about everyone who doesn’t work for Redmond or Waltham has jumped in and criticized the deal. Heck, even Microsoft’s own open source guru, Jason Matusow had some less then complimentary things to say about it!
Unless you have been living under a rock for the six months, you will have noticed that the virtual world Second Life is much in the news. According to its home page, there are currently around 1,700,000 residents, who are spending $600,000 – that's real, not virtual, money – in the world each day.
The distinctions between software that enables the hardware to function fully, and software that delivers a specific feature, are manifest. Ubuntu has included firmware, and used proprietary drivers since its inception.
In its most recent survey of some 400 software developers with Linux experience, the Evans Data research firm discovered a major change.
Open source vendors can't be run like their closed source counterparts. The programming talent, and the people behind that talent, aren't like other managers. I thought of this when looking at a stray comment Marc Fleury of RedHat's JBOSS.
I have always been a fan of fringe operating systems. Perhaps it's a sickness peculiar to geeks. Or maybe it's just me. But now I think it is time to dump GNU/Linux. Don't get me wrong: I still love GNU/Linux. It's just gotten. . . boring. Linux is so ready for the desktop, it's boring.
You've set up gpg and can now use it for signing and encryption - but how to go about getting your key signed so that you are not only relying on the web of trust?
Pointed at the issues by Josselin Mouette’s post, I got aware of a list of issues posted by JP Rosevear, which is a reply to Mark Shuttleworths post to the opensuse mailinglist. Note especially point 2, which is: “Preventing the Debian GNOME maintainer from updating GNOME packages until after Ubuntu LSO had shipped because you had hired him.”
The OLPC's interface is simply way too complicated. I just read through the human interface guidelines for the project; and by god, I got lost after only a few paragraphs. How are kids supposed to learn all this?
I came across this post, which highlights top 5 reasons why a developer should unlearn C. Given the past experience I had with realities of C development I mostly concur with the author.
Great first day of the Ubuntu Open Week yesterday. My initial smugness about the number of attendees was over-shadowed by the smug-overdrive that I launched into when we had over 340 attendees in some of the classes. Smugr 2.0 beta.
THE JUNTA which took control of Thailand after a peaceful coup seems to be following Microsoft's roadmap to success.
Not only has the Junta abandoned the previous government's plan to shift to Open Sauce, it has also canned its involvement the 'one laptop per child' scheme, which has been roundly attacked by Microsoft.
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.
Answer: As dumb as necessary.
Let's rephrase: How technically sophisticated should GNU/Linux users have to be? How knowledgeable should any computer user have to be? The answer to that, of course, ranges from "very" to "not very." We need to get past the name-calling of clueless newbie and sneering elitist, and understand that there are going to be varying levels of ability in any community.
Portable Document Format, designed in the early 1990s by Adobe Systems, is slowly replacing PostScript as the preferred format for saving and viewing generic documents. Early on, only Adobe supplied programs that enabled users to view PDF files. But since the format's specification is open, Adobe Reader (formerly "Adobe Acrobat Reader") is now only one among an increasing set of PDF viewers. Here's a guide to the best alternatives for Linux users.
Sun thanks Graham for his many contributions to the company and to Java technology. Graham is widely respected by Sun employees and developers around the world. While it is always sad to see an employee of his caliber depart, we wish him well in all his future endeavors.
Also: Sun's Open Source Java Move: Simply Beautiful
There can't be many people who haven't heard of Linux. In short, it's an operating system just like Windows but, unlike Windows, you won't find it on many PCs you buy from the high street or from computer magazines.