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|Story||The sad state of data and system files||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 4:01pm|
|Story||2009: A Linux year in review||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 2:12pm|
|Story||A Bit of Welcomed Scumm on Your Linux Machine||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 2:11pm|
|Story||Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 12:01pm|
|Story||5 ways to misunderstand Free and Open Source Software||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 11:58am|
|Story||mintCast Wallpaper Challenge||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 11:57am|
|Story||Ubuntu and Mozilla: The inevitable alliance||srlinuxx||1||29/12/2009 - 11:46am|
|Story||some howtos & stuff:||srlinuxx||1||29/12/2009 - 11:13am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 7:15am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||29/12/2009 - 7:10am|
As the world of software consolidates and open-source programs become more popular, some observers think MySQL is the company most likely to be acquired by a software giant.
Open Source is changing the way that Gartner Group measures the application development market. The big loser as a result may well be proprietary Java application development tools.
First off, what is NDISwrapper? Shockingly enough, it's a wrapper for the NDIS layer of Windows. In plain English, it means you can use Windows XP drivers inside Linux to power your WIFI card. Very cool.
Yes, Adobe is actively working on the Linux version of Flash Player 9. We expect to make a pre-release version available on Adobe Labs for early feedback and testing before the end of the year, with the full release expected in early 2007*.
The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Release Candidate for version 6.06 LTS of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu - codenamed "Dapper Drake". We consider this release candidate complete, stable and suitable for testing by any user.
One of my blog readers reports that, when he migrated his organization to OpenOffice.org, he didn't even tell the users that they were switching to a different office suite. He just said that there was going to be a big upgrade. Then, he and his migration cohorts modified the OpenOffice.org menus and toolbars to resemble the Microsoft Office layout and phrasing as much as possible (without violating copyright, of course) and gave that configured version to the users. He reports very few problems with the migration.
This beginner article provides step-by-step instructions for installing Moodle, a Learning Management System, on to a Fedora Linux server. It provides the steps necessary to setup a full powered intranet web-server that can support course listings, event calendars, student/teacher communication and much more. Best of all, a prototype server can be functional within about 45 minutes.
The BitTorrent protocol has revolutionized peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. It works by enabling users to download fragments of a large file from other users simultaneously, rather than waiting for one file to complete, thus speeding the download process. As a result, many popular Linux distributions have started releasing their ISOs through torrents, many of which you can find at LinuxTracker. But if your favourite distro doesn't offer a release torrent, why not make your own?
This article teaches you, the reader, how to configure a GNU/Linux based server with three of the most important services that must be provided in a company, at home, a lab or anywhere else, both for clients and internal usage: web, database, mail.
In â€œLinux Patch Managementâ€?, Michael Jang describes in necessary detail how to achieve patch efficiency via tools such as apt-get, rpm and rsynch. His strength and skill at structuring the most relevant information can be seen throughout the book.
Plugging a new PC into your network, going out for a healthy walk, and returning to a completed operating system installation is one of life's little pleasures. Remember, laziness is a virtue in network administration. Hamsters spend their lives running the same circles. Network administrators automate repetitive tasks.
The not-for-profit organisation says it is looking at how to share its newfound Mozillions (well, millions) with the volunteers who work on Firefox and Thunderbird.
Following its recent Mainz, Germany meeting, the Portland project has now decided on its next moves. Portland, an ad hoc group of commercial and community Linux desktop developers, aims to create a common set of interfaces and tools to allow all applications to easily integrate with the Linux desktop.
At the outset, this article was written in OpenOffice Writer a word processor comparable to Microsoft Word. The Writer is just one part of the suite called OpenOffice.org touted as "open source" competition to Microsoft Office.
The original version was slow and clunky. However, with the latest version (2.0), OpenOffice.org has made it worthwhile to be written about.
Even companies hawking Linux antivirus products acknowledge that the operating system doesn't suffer from many security woes at this point. "Our product is more used to filtering Windows viruses than actual Linux viruses," said Ron O'Brien, an analyst at Sophos, a security firm in Abingdon, England.
The Office maker has taken a swing at the open source format, but the ODF Alliance says Open XML is not yet supported by any application so its performance can't even be measured.
runit, a Unix init scheme with service supervision written by Gerrit Pape, is a complete replacement for SysVinit. Its key benefits include improved boot speed and ease of use. In the time that it takes you to read this article, you could move from init to runit.
So, what if you donâ€™t like the way Windows is headed? You could abandon the PC altogether and go get yourself an Apple computer (which isnâ€™t as much of a pocketbook hit as it used to be). What about Linux? Is there room in your heart for Linux?
Spamcop is a service which provides RBLs for mailservers in order to reject incoming mail from spammers. Their philosophy is to process possible spam complaints from users. When they receive a certain amount of complaints during a time-period then they will blacklist the offender. This system is dependant on spam reporting from users. However, their submission process is not very user-friendly.