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|Story||Gaming boards run Linux||srlinuxx||20/11/2009 - 11:47pm|
|Story||Microsoft's embrace of MySQL could kill it||srlinuxx||1||20/11/2009 - 11:28pm|
|Story||Does Linus Torvalds Hate Freedom?||srlinuxx||20/11/2009 - 10:04pm|
|Story||linux love, gentoo love!||srlinuxx||20/11/2009 - 10:02pm|
|Story||openSUSE 11.2-- Incremental Updates, Plenty of Polish||srlinuxx||20/11/2009 - 10:00pm|
|Story||ChromeOS first impressions||srlinuxx||1||20/11/2009 - 8:54pm|
|Story||10 easy steps to Ubuntu freedom||srlinuxx||1||20/11/2009 - 8:41pm|
|Story||Xandros Launches Apps2Market||srlinuxx||20/11/2009 - 8:06pm|
|Story||Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 3) - Storage||srlinuxx||20/11/2009 - 8:00pm|
|Story||Knoppix Live CD distro rev'd||srlinuxx||20/11/2009 - 6:46pm|
Here's something nauseating. Linspire has announced at the 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit their latest "We'd like to make money from the community's free stuff without honoring community values" strategy. They hope you'll help them compromise by contributing to Freespire, which the article describes as a "community-driven distro" that includes proprietary software. Um...what community is that?
Linux on the desktop is still mostly a pipe dream because few large organizations are ready to make the switch, but that didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of proponents at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago, you read about several apps which keep KDE 3.5 alive. Today's issue of the mini-series provides even more reasons to love KDE. Covered applications include Krita, the image and painting application, Guidance, a configuration tool, frontends to Beagle and finally Scribus, the Qt-based DTP application.
LGP agreed to publish the new game, Cold War by Mindware Studios. Linux Cold War is a mixed third-first person shooter similar to Splinter Cell and follows the story of a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R.
Also: America's Army Linux No Longer Supported
Debates rage across the Internet about the comparative security of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based operating systems. Many people have vested and biased interests in their positions on the matter. Misconceptions born of incomplete knowledge and logical fallacies contribute to the confusion and the heat of the debate. Advertising campaigns attempt to cast their sponsors in the best possible light, and partisan studies use massaged statistical data to produce apparently authoritative and objective, but ultimately no less biased and suspicious, facts to bolster arguments.
If you try to find some zingy Mark Twain or Dorothy Parker quote to open an article on shortcuts in OpenOffice.org, you'll find that there's just not much there. Few people of wit have chosen to opine on shortcuts. Those who have done so tend to think shortcuts are the path straight to hell. I, on the other hand, think they're grrrreat! At least, the OpenOffice.org shortcut features are. I'll go over two of my favorites in this article.
Yesterday TechNewsWorld published an opinion piece authored by Rob Enderle where he opines, “Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS”. This is a rebuttal to that article.
Never forget that while he was unable to right Sun in recent years, McNealy wasn't just an industry giant. He changed the IT world forever.
In 1982, Scott McNealy founded Sun Microsystems with three graduate student friends -- Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy, and Vinod Khosla from Stanford University.
I doubt they knew they were making history.
Open-Xchange, Inc. today released a comprehensive feature update for the community edition of Open-Xchange Server -- adding more than 100 improvements in the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software and also released the core content under a Creative Commons Deed.
The Free Standards Group is due to launch version 3.1 of its Linux Standards Base, delivering the first fruits of its LSB Desktop Project to create new standards for Linux on the desktop.
Open source software allows businesses to use cutting edge code without licence fees. Sadly nothing comes for free, and a lot of scaremongering has followed its rise.
Imagine the fate of your company rests on your completing your new Linux project on time. You have a crack team of first-class developers, but they're all .Net programmers. What are you going to do? Admit that Windows is better that Linux? Cry? Resign? No, you're going to install Mono and save the world!
Even though I swore I'd keep Fedora Core around for a while, it only took 3 months before I replaced it with Suse (again). It's all Xgl's fault. The Kororaa Live CD is very cool. Since Xgl was created by a Novell engineer, and there are Xgl binaries for Suse, and since Suse is coming out with a new version, and (fintally!) since Xgl hasn't made it into Debian Sid yet, it made sense to install Suse to use as an Xgl testbed.
I got brave and updated my beloved gentoo's xorg from 6.8.2-rsomething to the modular 7.0 this morning. Among many others, I tested my gimp, openoffice, mozilla, and my games. Nothing seemed broken. In fact, things seemed just fine. ...Until I fired up my trusted xawtv-3.95. It had problems. I was desperate enough to download the cvs snapshot of xawtv4 from February to test.