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|Story||GNU/Linux and freedom: non-free software hidden in your GNU/Linux distribution||srlinuxx||1||01/04/2010 - 8:53am|
|Story||Terminator 0.90 Finally Released||hotice||01/04/2010 - 7:57am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||01/04/2010 - 7:23am|
|Story||OpenSUSE Li-F-E vs. Edubuntu vs. Ubuntu||srlinuxx||01/04/2010 - 7:22am|
|Story||The Taxes of the Tech World - Linux, Microsoft, and More||srlinuxx||01/04/2010 - 7:20am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||01/04/2010 - 5:47am|
|Story||GNOME 2.30 Released||srlinuxx||01/04/2010 - 5:40am|
|Story||KDE picks Kim Kardashian to promote next release||srlinuxx||1||01/04/2010 - 4:41am|
|Story||New Application Could Make All Software 'open Source'||srlinuxx||01/04/2010 - 4:24am|
|Story||Legal Strings Remain in Novell-SCO Group Tussle over Unix||srlinuxx||01/04/2010 - 4:20am|
Upon developing a quite solid desktop operating system, Ubuntu seems to be moving forward with new innovations, this time, I would say, pushing the boundaries of the GNU/Linux world even further.
Linux is shedding its hard-core techie image in a bid to woo ordinary human beings seeking an easy-to-use operating system that can be downloaded for free.
Bergen has become the latest city to rethink its plan to move to open source software. Two years ago, Norway's second-largest city hit the headlines when it announced it would move all its 15,000 civil servants and 36,000 teachers and students to Linux, moving away from Microsoft's proprietary software. Instead, the city will stick with Microsoft.
Free software, skills and bandwidth are the key anchors of a successful ICT programme. This is what Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth told the delegates at the ISPA iWeek conference in Midrand this morning.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Linspire frees Click 'N Run, Ubuntu updates, NetBSD troubles, Tinkerbell Linux
- Released last week: Gentoo Linux 2006.1, Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r3
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.2, Vine Linux 4.0
- Site news: DistroWatch one of "Top 101 web sites"
- Donations: Puppy Linux receives US$350
- Page hit statistics: Freespire reloaded
- New distribution: Linux Mint
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
I dual boot with XP and Linux and I have heard that Linux can read and write to NTFS partitions, but I can’t do it. Can you help?
This week FreeSoftwareMagazine is giving away a copy of The Linux® Kernel Primer: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures AND a copy of Linux® Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques.
Online users that key in www.ie7.com expecting to locate information on the upcoming Microsoft browser IE 7, will instead see a big logo of Firefox, the open source browser developed by Mozilla.
Richard Stallman is the founder of the FSF or the Free Software Foundation, which was formed in 1984 to promote free software development as opposed to proprietary software for which he also started something called the GNU project. Linux has about 2% of the global desktop market share so coming across a Linux desktop itself is a rarity. But all of that might soon change as our very own Kerala state government has announced that it will promote and encourage the usage of Linux systems as opposed to Microsoft
Gentoo has issued its second major release of the year. Gentoo 2006.1 delivers on an AMD64 x86_64 LiveCD, Networkless install mode, and more! As usual we have up some screenshots of this latest release.
Australian television personality and environmentalist Steve Irwin has died in a marine accident in north Queensland, Australian state government sources say.
In the last week or so I made a move from Kubuntu over to Ubuntu. Once I spent all the time getting the Desktop setup I figured I would skip the XGL/Compiz idea and worry about getting more important things to work such as TeamSpeak 2.
Ok - Hope you are all ready to go with Vmware Server. Awesome little product to run a virtual pc of Windows, Linux, pretty much any operating system within linux. So it is now it is handy for those who cannot let go of some of those windows applications.
The EFF says the Patent Office is using the wrong standard and awarding too many inappropriate software patents.
Firms hoping to reduce network costs by deploying open-source routers may be disappointed since experts say such systems are hard to configure and lack the processing power required to handle large volumes of traffic.
The South African NGO sector is gathering momentum to petition the South African government to adopt free and open source software. The petition, to be sent to Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the minister of public service and administration, calls on government to reduce the country's dependence on software imports.
The first big test of the FBI's latest effort to create a more cohesive data-sharing infrastructure comes next month, when the bureau will formally scrutinize plans for its highly anticipated Sentinel project.
I’ve been hearing about BitTorrent for at least a year. It’s an exciting technology in principle, because it solves traditional central repository file distribution problems, uses peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technology, and is written in my favorite programming language, Python. But many people still don’t seem to understand how it works.
After nine pre-beta builds, Wolvix Cub 1.0.5 Beta is finaly ready for release.
Wolvix Cub is a smaller version of Wolvix, designed to fit on 256MB USB removable media and it will serve as the base for the larger 'standard' 512MB Wolvix version.