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|Story||some leftovers:||srlinuxx||03/11/2012 - 5:08pm|
|Story||LibreOffice: A Continuing Tale of FOSS Success||srlinuxx||03/11/2012 - 3:00am|
|Story||Pear Linux 6 Review||srlinuxx||03/11/2012 - 2:59am|
|Story||Linus Trying KDE Again, Calls it Whimsical||srlinuxx||03/11/2012 - 2:51am|
|Story||some leftovers:||srlinuxx||02/11/2012 - 6:58pm|
|Story||Choosing a Desktop: Mate vs Xfce||srlinuxx||02/11/2012 - 2:35am|
|Story||Chakra 2012.09 - Chakra Chakra Chameleon||srlinuxx||02/11/2012 - 2:33am|
|Story||LibreOffice Pushes Back, Releases 3.6.3||srlinuxx||02/11/2012 - 2:31am|
|Story||Red Hat Shows Long-Term Thinking in a Short-Term World||srlinuxx||01/11/2012 - 7:55pm|
|Story||Linux Preloaded: Coming Soon to a PC Near You||srlinuxx||01/11/2012 - 7:53pm|
news.com: Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project that's among the best-known open-source threats to Windows, has words of praise for Microsoft's announcement last week that it would share some previously hard-to-get technology with open-source programmers.
raiden.net: If there's one thing to be said for Microsoft, it's a shrewd player. They've done in just a few years what takes some companies decades to do. They've cornered the desktop OS market. All of this success has caused some of their detractors to call them dishonest, unethical, and in some cases just downright evil.
techiemoe.com: It's rare these days for me to start up a Linux distribution and be surprised. Most major distributions all look fairly similar, use either KDE or Gnome (or XFce with a theme that resembles one of those), and offer essentially the same set of applications. Linpus, a Chinese distribution that I'd never heard of until a random post about it on a tech blog, is definitely different.
foogazi.com: If you’ve ever lost data due to a system crash, you know how crucial backing up important files can be. Here are 5 Linux Backup Solutions you should check out. I recommend you implement at least one of these Linux Backup Solutions before it’s too late.
notebookreview.com: Operating system selection has almost always locked consumers into the Microsoft Windows operating systems, but recently many manufacturers have started to offer Linux alternatives. Lenovo has started to offer SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on some Thinkpad models.
itpro.co.uk: In our second interview with Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, we discuss issues of interoperability and the learning curve associated with switching to Linux.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Recent headlines have made me feel like it’s 1999 and Linux has just peaked its head through the veil of mainstream computing. Everyone is all wide-eyed about the little operating system that could. But this time there’s a different feeling surrounding the coming out party. This time it’s serious. This time Linux is the Belle of the ball.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Tips and tricks: UNIX cut and paste
- News: FreeBSD reaches 7, Ubuntu introduces Intrepid Ibex, Gentoo conducts developer survey; gNewSense "frees" software packages, PCLinuxOS announces security board, interview round-up
- Released last week: GoblinX 2.6, CentOS 5.1 Live CD
- Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.1 RC1
- New addition: Ultimate Edition
- New distributions: Inquisitor, Zebuntu
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
itwire.com: Over the last week we’ve been covering how the Linux multitasking scheduler works. Today it’s time to see what Linux has in common with popular horror flicks: this story has it all – zombies and zombie children, and a reaper.
maketecheasier.com: The advantage of using online office suite is not only the prices (it’s free), but also the ease of sharing and collaborating with others. In addition, there’s no software to download and install, not to mention any operating system compatibility issue.
linux.com: Few features are as essential to modern Web browsing as feeds. Certainly feeds are more efficient than resolutely clicking dozens or hundreds of bookmarks one after another. To satisfy the need to feed, developers have written dozens of Firefox add-ons to help you view both classic feed formats and sites that lack a feed.
exploringfreedom.org: Software always has bugs, and free software is no exception to this. Apparently, none of the people who write free software bug trackers ever actually use them to report a bug, or if they do, they have a very high tolerance for pain and annoyance.
thelinuxmovement.blogspot: I just started to use thunderbird with my gmail account. I have liked it so much, I am using it now all the time, and not using my online version of gmail.
- Quick Tip: Replace Pidgin Tray Icons with Some Nicer Ones
- Get Notified by SMS When Someone Contacts you on Pidgin
- Why I stopped using ad blockers
- OpenGL Programming on Linux - Installing the software
- Recovering Macintosh User
- In Ubuntu Any User Can Change Root’s Password
pcauthority.com.au: With Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" now in feature-freeze in preparation for its April release, the Ubuntu developers have started planning for Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex", which is due this October. Ubuntu is my distribution of choice, but it's definitely not perfect, so I've come up with a list of improvements I'd like to see by the time 8.10 ships.
linux-foundation.org: This Open Voices installment features Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical, who sheds light on the roots of Ubuntu, trust relationships, his desire for increased collaboration in the Linux community and much more in a casual conversation with Jim Zemlin.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards is now history and although it still seems to lack the luster of "the old days," we still find ourselves drawn toward the star-studded festivities. There were a few surprises this evening in the awards recipients, but it was a good show.
blog.laptopmag.com: My problems with the CloudBook last weekend had me wondering, is there something wrong with me or something wrong with the CloudBook or, maybe, is there something wrong with Linux itself?
blog.genewilburn.com: Since I’ve retired from IT work, I don’t have much chance to keep my Unix skills fresh so when it came time for a new laptop, I decided I’d devote it primarily to Linux, with a dual-boot option to Windows. One of Dell Canada’s least expensive laptops at the beginning of 2008 was the Inspiron 1501.
freesoftwaremagazine.com: Gimp is universally used for image manipulation. However, with a bit of creativity and a couple of tricks, it can also be used as an audio filter! Here is how…