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|Story||Hands-on: KDE 4.5 launches with tiling, new notifications||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 2:39pm|
|Story||Short Rekonq 0.5.0 user review||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 1:43pm|
|Story||Linux Foundation launches open-source license compliance program||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 1:42pm|
|Story||2010 Gentoo Screenshot Contest Results||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 1:39pm|
|Story||Linux safer than Windows||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 1:37pm|
|Story||Today's Leftovers:||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 4:47am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 4:34am|
|Story||Open Source Projects that Changed the World||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 2:12am|
|Story||Consumer Reports Recommends Numerous Android Devices||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 1:16am|
|Story||AppArmor more user friendly than SELinux?||srlinuxx||10/08/2010 - 1:14am|
The Cato Institute recently published Tim Lee's paper on the DMCA. As might be noted in a police report, "words were exchanged" between the author, my colleagues, and myself on a number of points, substantive and otherwise. My take on this issue is that it presents hard problems. It is of no help whatsoever in resolving these problems to make factual and legal errors. So I will now review the record, try to identify errors, set out what is known and what is still unknown, and further explore the case against and for the DMCA.
PC-BSD reached a milestone recently with the release of its first stable version, PCD-BSD 1.0. It’s one of the easiest-to-install, use and maintain *nix system that I have seen till date. Apart from delivering a user-friendly experience, it takes its FreeBSD heritage very seriously, to get you a very stable desktop operating system. Below is an interview with PC-BSD’s founder and developer, Kris Moore, and their language co-ordinator and contributor (PC-BSD can be installed in over 50 languages and supports as many keyboard layouts) Charles-Andre Landemaine.
In the last edition of Linux.Ars, I wrote a review of GNOME 2.14 in which I criticized the Metacity window manager and expressed dissatisfaction with its lack of functionality. In response to my arguments, I received e-mail from several readers with comments about window management.
The European Commission is reluctant to recommend the OpenDocument file format, even though the format has been endorsed by international standards groups.
For years now, I've been hearing about how Intel's Itanium platform was going to be the server-chip to end all other server-chips. It hasn't happened.
I don't think it ever will happen.
A long and winding legal road took another twist for the Beatles' record company today, when a British judge ruled that Apple Computer Inc. is entitled to use the apple logo on its iTunes Music Store.
Doug Roberts, a desktop Linux user for about two years, shares his perspective on switching from Windows to Linux, and what to think about when you decide to take the plunge. After an initial, unsuccessful attempt to install Xandros, Roberts tried a Knoppix live CD and soon installed Knoppix on his PC's hard drive, which has since morphed into "an almost pure Debian system."
Mambo lead developer Martin Brampton today announced he was severing all ties with the Open Source project. His departure — which is eerily similar to the departure of an entire development team last year — comes in the wake of him finding himself unable to continue due to matters of conscience, a statement said today.
Through the OpenLogic Expert Community, OpenLogic will pay qualified experts within the open source development community to provide in-depth support for open source products.
News reports out of LinuxTag late last week have Andrew Morton, the second highest ranking Linux kernel developer, calling for a bug-fixing cycle to cut down on the growing number of bugs found in the latest kernel release. NewsForge contacted the number one man on the Linux project, Linus Torvalds, who acknowledged it might be the right time for a "bug cycle.
I couldn't wait. I grabed the OpenSuSE 10.1 isos and burned them on 5 cds. I prepared a test partition on my laptop (5.5GB) and inserted the first cd. The first thing you notice is the welcome screen. Is different from 10.0, more polished, nicer ...
Using Debian Sarge (stable) with "testing" and "unstable" is not always the best idea, as in order to get a package not present in Sarge you might need to make a massive update of libs, thus having a mixed system, not quite Sarge anymore. However, you can use at times some packages from the "testing" and "unstable" — just don't forget to check first the backports repositories!
In his keynote address at the LinuxTag conference, Ubuntu head Mark Shuttleworth not only spoke about his concept of Open Source software, but also revealed a few details about the new version of the Linux distribution he initiated.
Now that I have written so much about Linux kernel, I realize that many people reading those articles do not even know how to compile them. To start, you should have kernel code to compile (a fairly logical step). You can download it or copy it from /usr/src directory, make modifications and save it back to some directory.
In a somewhat surprise move, the developers of Damn Small Linux have announced a new edition of their popular mini-distribution for older computers - DSL-N, or "Damn Small Linux Not". The two lead developers, Robert Shingledecker (on the left) and John Andrews, have kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the new product.