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|Story||Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 5:31pm|
|Story||Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 5:29pm|
|Story||War of the Peppermint Gargantuas||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 5:27pm|
|Story||Spotlight on Linux: openSUSE 11.3||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 2:41pm|
|Story||PCLinuxOS 2010 [Review]||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 2:39pm|
|Story||Android Beats Ubuntu and Linux||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 2:38pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Licensing||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 2:36pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||2||11/08/2010 - 12:47pm|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 5:35am|
|Story||ON TEST: Jolicloud Netbook OS||srlinuxx||11/08/2010 - 5:34am|
Those who are familiar with Debian-based system with know a thing or two about apt-get. However some linux distro (Ubuntu, obviously) relies heavily on internet connection to access its repository. This sometimes impractical.
One alternative to that solution is to get the repositories on CD/DVD. However packages included in there may not suit your needs and might be redundant.
Many of the programs I have been told about by Switched On readers are not ones I'd typically use day to day. Most of the time I'm more familiar with their commercial equivalents, but in several cases I have found getting to grips with the Open Source alternatives easier than with the mainstream software titles.
Linux has developed quite a reputation since its creation. While the world was using Windows and a select few were using the Mac OS, this new operating system comes into the picture in a sly take it or leave it fashion. It wasn’t for everyone.
The Australian Taxation Office's e-tax online tax return lodgement system goes from strength to strength - and finally there are signs that people running Mac OS X or Linux will get a chance to use it. But don't hold your breath - the changes won't arrive until 2009 at the earliest.
For the past week I've been playing Tremulous, an open source game that blends a team based FPS (First-person shooter) with elements of an RTS (Real-time strategy). Its based on the Quake3 engine and the graphics are superb!
Sabayon Linux aims to give users all the bleeding edge software of SimplyMEPIS and PCLinuxOS but is based on Gentoo and uses Portage as its package management system. I haven’t used Gentoo for a couple of years now, but Sabayon’s popularity is continually increasing and with a new release it’s now time to give it a try.
Open source software, once considered the realm of idealists and risk-takers, is increasingly finding its way into the corporate IT toolkit.
As with any copyright licence, software developers who use any version of the GPL can also grant additional permissions to recipients for code that they hold the copyright of. That is, they can say that you can distribute the software under the terms of the GPL, and they can additionally say that, at your option, you can also distribute the software in this way or that way.
Novell has announced the public beta software availability of the first service pack (SP1) for SUSE® Linux Enterprise 10, with general availability scheduled for the second quarter of this year. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 from Novell® features significant enhancements in virtualization, high-performance computing, security, interoperability and system management.
In a small conference room across the street from the location of Novell's BrainShare conference, free-software advocate Bruce Perens attacked Novell's patent deal with Microsoft and said that Novell was enabling Microsoft to run "a protection racket" with the threat of its patents.
While we tend to have pretty good visibility into Sun, they do manage to sneak something by us every now and again. Such was the case with today’s surprise announcement that Ian Murdock is leaving the Linux Foundation to join Sun.
They're back! And this time, they've got company.
Ken van Dine is the man to send all the accolades - he's one of the people behind Foresight Linux, the most GNOME friendly distro around - they release with the latest GNOME release on the same day as GNOME.
"First off, I don't even know what the GPLv3 will look like. I would be totally crazy to accept a license for my code sight unseen," Torvalds says.
On March 6, Linus Torvalds responded to e-mail questions on GPL version 3 sent by InformationWeek editor at large Charles Babcock.
InformationWeek: Can you comment on why you oppose moving the Linux kernel from GPL 2.0 to GPL 3.0?
The One Laptop Per Child program reported today that after 303 builds, it finally has a satisfactory version of its Red Hat Linux-based Sugar operating system that is considered stable, according to OLPC president for software and content Walter Bender.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser may have the lion's share of the general market, but when it comes to security types, Mozilla's Firefox open source browser is an even contender, according to a security survey released Monday.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this interview with Novell's Director of Marketing, Justin Steinman. He is quoted in IT Business Edge as saying the following:
With the launch of Microsoft’s new version of Windows (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives. They have MANY reasons for wanting to do so, and I’m going to address a few of those here.
Aimed at new users, the Fedora Project's Fedora Desktop User Guide (FDUG) attempts to address some worthwhile questions: What does its audience want to do? What does the audience need to know to accomplish those tasks? What explanations and layout will help them absorb the information they need as easily and as quickly as possible?
MICROSOFT’s formerly tame blogger has bitten the software company that made his name when it employed him as a “technology evangelist”.
Robert Scoble writes the Scobleizer web log, one of the most-read sources of technology commentary on the internet.
What with the popularity of the “Get a Mac” campaign, the inevitable spoofs are numerous. However, Apple’s advertising agency has created a veritable fortress of metaphor with these advertisements. The archetypes seem so accurate that it’s hard to get past the inherent truthiness of the original commercials. Most spoof attempts that I have seen have been pretty weak.