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|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 371||srlinuxx||13/09/2010 - 11:35am|
|Story||FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day||srlinuxx||13/09/2010 - 11:31am|
|Story||Fun with mouse pointer themes||srlinuxx||13/09/2010 - 11:29am|
|Story||First Look At Phoronix's 2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results||srlinuxx||13/09/2010 - 11:27am|
|Story||Why I don't rant on Linux any more||srlinuxx||13/09/2010 - 11:26am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||13/09/2010 - 3:17am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||13/09/2010 - 3:12am|
|Story||MS now owns Qt||srlinuxx||12/09/2010 - 11:42pm|
|Story||Upcoming Artwork||srlinuxx||12/09/2010 - 11:39pm|
|Story||Linux Action Show||srlinuxx||12/09/2010 - 11:36pm|
Just a few weeks before the big Ubuntu 7.04 final release comes the first beta. It is an exciting time because this is another big milestone in the open source Linux world. There is no doubt that Ubuntu is becoming the most common Linux operating system and as long as they keep producing fine releases like these I’m sure they will continue to get more and more popular.
Novell took the unusual step at its annual BrainShare conference here of holding a "fireside chat" between its own Chief Technology Officer Jeff Jaffee and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, as part of the opening keynote presentations.
I was really curious to try the new Frugalware 0.6 (Terminus), to see what's new. I downloaded the small netinstall ISO (35 MB), and it really worked.
This is very detailed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview with nice screebshots.This preview includes Easy-to-install codec wizards,Migration assistant,Plug and play network sharing with Avahi,network manager,windows mount tool,artwork,help center,desktop effects,new partition tool,gnome control center.
At XING on Friday I installed my (free!) copy of Windows Vista on my laptop. I was very skeptical about it, from all of the screenshots and reviews I had seen plastered about the internet I though it looked dire and most of the “new” features seemed to be poor imitations of Apple’s OSX features. How wrong I was.
My first article on remote desktop became popluar among Linux users and some Windows people as well. I received many comments on what I had missed from the short list I had compiled. Therefore, I’ve written this updated article that contains additional remote desktop apps that can be used for Linux to Linux / Windows to Linux and also Windows to Mac and Mac to Windows.
Linux to Linux
At the end of 2006, ZDnet blogger Paul Murphy made what I thought at the time to be a poor prediction: That 2007 will see Sun's OpenSolaris eclipse Linux in the size and activity of its developer community, and all OS development projects, save Windows, will adopt OpenSolaris' organizational structure and licensing provisions.
A linux demo version of their upcoming horror adventure game Penumbra Overture was released by Frictional Games recently. The game focuses in story, immersion an puzzles.
Penumbra: Overture is a first person adventure game which focuses on story, immersion and puzzles. Instead of using violence to progress the player has to use his/her wits to guide Philip on his quest to unravel the past.
The Oxygen project is an impressive example for the artist skills some people of the KDE project have. Now a newcomer came up to help the Kalzium project and showed his first drawings which are of a high quality.
The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is brilliant, dynamic, full-featured -- and dull. At least that's the way it's presented in almost every distribution and boot disk on the market.
This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but do not want to lose your mails and address book.
I’ve been using Xandros Desktop Professional for a few days lately, courtesy of a friend who works at Xandros, for review purposes. My first impression of Xandros is how plain-looking it appears compared to the freely available distributions out there like Kubuntu or even OpenSuSE.
OK, I've lost it.
Now hear this: could everybody PLEASE stop referring to Ubuntu as a Linux distro?
I just love OpenSSH. That is the single greatest tool on unix-like operating systems, as far as I am concerned. I’ve blogged about SSH plenty. SSH tunneling, SSH forwarding, SSHFS and more. Needless to say, I believe that SSH is the single most flexible and powerful package on unix-like operating systems. And, with this post, it just gets better.
I just got an Asus V6Va. It’s a handsome laptop. The screen is just about the best laptop screen I’ve ever seen. A glossy-but-low-glare, 1400×1050 pixel, 15″ screen on a low-profile, lightweight chassis.
SAM Linux is a distribution we had never heard of in the past, but with the 2007 edition of SAM coming out this week we couldn't help but to give it a try. SAM Linux is based upon PCLinuxOS and features a LiveCD with the Xfce 4.4 desktop. SAM Linux 2007 does include Beryl/XGL support, WINE, Flash 9, RealPlayer, Java, and much more. It is a clean distribution and looks extremely nice.
I have been very pleased up to this point with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, as you can see from my migration-assistant thoughts, Restricted Drivers Manager, and the excellent WiFi support. Through my adventures so far, I haven't come across much hardware that Ubuntu 7.04 didn't recognize by default or hardware that Feisty Fawn blatantly thought was evil.
Neuse River Networks’ web site, www.neuse.net, is hosted with Open Source software. Jim Ray prefers Ubuntu Linux mainly because it can be loaded on any PC within 3 years of age in 1 hour from scratch – installed, patched, and functional. he same process would take twice as long if using Windows. By charter, Ubuntu is and always will be free software, and will never have any licensing fees.
The Stockport system gives 30,000 pupils across the town a wide range of services including calendar and content-management functions. The system uses a single login screen to make access to the system easy and it will provide "dynamic use of the internet in a learning environment", and include security features that should block inappropriate content.