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|Blog entry||Going Thin for the Consumer...||fieldyweb||10/01/2012 - 9:28pm|
|Story||How Unix / Linux is Depicted in Movies||srlinuxx||10/01/2012 - 8:12pm|
|Story||Relearning KDE||srlinuxx||10/01/2012 - 8:10pm|
|Story||LinuxUser kernel column – 2012: the road ahead||srlinuxx||10/01/2012 - 8:07pm|
|Story||Humble Indie Store Is Coming?||srlinuxx||10/01/2012 - 8:05pm|
|Story||Where Will You Hide the Bodhi?||srlinuxx||10/01/2012 - 8:04pm|
|Story||Ubuntu variants to get 12.04 LTS releases||srlinuxx||10/01/2012 - 6:02pm|
|Story||Hats Off To Red Hat||srlinuxx||10/01/2012 - 6:00pm|
|Blog entry||Corel Aftershot Pro makes Ubuntu a Viable OS for Photographers||fieldyweb||10/01/2012 - 2:46pm|
|Blog entry||Linux on Ultrabooks? and What would make me ditch my Macbook Pro||fieldyweb||10/01/2012 - 12:46pm|
O'Reilly Radar: Looking ahead to the next few years, one of the critical steps to making Linux a complete drop-in replacement for proprietary operating systems is filling in the last few missing desktop productivity applications: calendaring, contact management, project management tools, PDA/cell phone/laptop synchronization, etc.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Continued work in Plasma, particularly in the clock visualisations. Kalzium uses the GetHotNewStuff framework to download new molecules for its 3d viewer, plus speed optimisations for the rendering of these molecules. The start of fullscreen support in the Gwenview image viewer.
FreeSoftware Mag: I picked up Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition with a sense of familiarity; I also had the pleasure of reviewing the First Edition and found the experience to be a gentle and very complete introduction to Ubuntu.
idm.net.au: According to the latest statistics from w3counter.com, Firefox’s market share is going gangbusters with the open source browser capturing over 25 percent of the browser market.
Tryst with Linux: The moment you regularly jump distributions, the boot-up (and subsequently shut-down) timings become an issue. And I thought it would be interesting to compare the three operating systems from a ‘timing’ perspective.
dot.kde.org: This year Germany's LinuxTag conference and exhibition takes place in in Berlin's Messe for the first time. As with previous years there will be a KDE booth, where you can meet some of the people behind KDE.
What can you do when processes wear out their welcome and stick around longer than you would like them to? This article introduces the commands ps and kill.
Also: Command line tip - find out which version of a program will run
linux devcenter: I have a little PIR program that prints “Hello, world!”. I use it for valgrinding Parrot. Profiling Parrot’s startup and shutdown time seemed useful. When you do this, run callgrind annnotate on the resulting output file to get a nice report of which functions did the most work. Here’s what happened when I dug into the code.
Al Suttons Blog: I’ve finally made the choice between OpenSuSE or Vista as my preferred OS for the next few years, and the decision went to Vista, and to my surprise it only took a couple of hours to decide.
Also: I like Microsoft!
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: First look at PCLinuxOS 2007
- News: Fedora 7 final testing, Dell PCs with Ubuntu
- Released last week: Pioneer Linux 2.1, BeleniX 0.6
- Upcoming releases: Fedora 7
- New additions: BeaFanatIX, Granular Linux, Openfiler, Parted Magic
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Phoronix: NVIDIA's Linux and Windows drivers perform about the same and in some instances the Linux binary driver even running faster, but as we have been sharing now for many months the Linux fglrx driver is handicapped for performance. Has things since improved for ATI?
The Sound & Multimedia section covers four basic areas of the KDE multimedia system that are important to your daily use of KDE from a multimedia perspective. As much as we may or may not realize it, we rely on a lot of multimedia interaction with our computers every day. Be it music, video or something else, it's all very important to us and without it, our experience wouldn't be the same. So lets look at each of the four subsections in this section and how each one is important to your daily user experience.
Linux.com: Are you irritated by huge graphical ads smack in the middle of an article? Or maybe you don't want to waste bandwidth viewing the dozens of images in a review, or user icons in forum boards? You can remove them for good with a single click by using Firefox's RIP extension, which zaps anything out of a Web page, permanently.
OSWeekly: Every place you look, someone is going on and on about how Microsoft is planning to litigate everyone who has violated their patents. Well, today I‘m going to explain why I don't believe Microsoft will even bother with it, what they ought to do if they were smart and why we have nothing to worry about.
CRN: Custom systems builders may not get the same amount of attention and other perks that name-brand OEMs get from software vendors like Microsoft and Novell. But those vendors say they recognize the importance of systems builders and are taking steps to recruit and retain them.
ZDNet: I can feel them…the flames…they’re coming. But I have to ask this question again (yes, I’ve asked one very much like it before) in light of recent events. The recent events, of course, involve the release of a particular Linux distribution with a funny African sort of name and, maybe more significantly, the first tier-one vendor’s adoption of said funny-sounding distro as an OS choice.
ZDNet: While much of what was (officially) released is known, Novell did express concerns that the final version of the General Public License (GPLv3) -- which slipped its March 2007 deadline -- could see Microsoft halting the distribution of SUSE Linux, which would impact financially on Novell.
dot.kde.org: Are you fed up with cryptic error messages you don't understand? Then get involved! This week's target of the HIG Hunting Season is warnings and error messages.
Thursday Night: I got a Joost invite the other day, and I tried to get the client program working with Wine, the Linux implementation of the Win32 API. Sadly, it was a no-go; I couldn’t get it to work without skipping. However, it’s not all lost.
iTWire: Red Hat's Mark Webbink is not the sort of person to issue threats. He's somewhat unusual in that he's a legal counsel who uses clear, concise prose when he speaks. Like all those in the profession, he does speak carefully but thankfully his speech is free of obfuscation.