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/home/liquidat: Current KDE svn already comes along with the first bits of the future task and system bar. While the current version is not functional yet it shows that we can soon expect news about that topic.
how-to geek: The calculator options on Linux just blows the Windows calculator away. Imagine a calculator where you can solve extremely complicated expressions, or just convert between different measurements, and you've got Qalculate.
tom-buntu: An excellent feature of Beryl was the tray icon that allowed users to easily switch window managers and decorators. A similar icon for Compiz Fusion is now available.
Inside Open Source: So we’ve all probably blindly followed the directions of one tutorial or another at some point in time. Whether it was for some programming technique or to get a mail server up and running. How you ever stopped to think about how damaging the tutorial could be if it contained wrong information?
This is a collection of tips&tricks written by Gary Richmond and Andrew Min. In this article:
- How to get the best out of the history command in GNU/Linux
- How to close down GNU/Linux safely after a system freeze with the SysRq key
- How to find .debs (even if you think they don't exist)
- How to kill processes
computerworld: A technical committee in India unanimously rejected Microsoft's Office Open XML file format as a standard, ahead of a vote on Sept. 2, but the rejection may be temporary should Microsoft meet some of the objections to Open XML raised by committee members.
Also: US organization edging to Microsoft's Open XML support
arstechnica: I recently discovered APTonCD, a utility that makes it easy to store Ubuntu packages on a CD or DVD so that they can be installed again later without having to download the packages again.
Matt Asay: We tend to think of open source as a software-development phenomenon, and so it is. But the ideas behind open source are starting to be felt beyond the software world. With this in mind, I put together a list of ten principles that I've gleaned from my open source experience.
eWeek: There'll be peace in the valley for me, someday," sang the dulcet-toned Drudge, Elvis-like. The Kitty wasn't hung over from the recent Elvis week in Memphis but instead was contemplating the aftermath of SCO's major court defeat in its ongoing Linux IP battles.
dslreports.com: Comcast was recently caught on message forums engaging in BitTorrent throttling through the Sandvine application. But Comcast flat out denies the allegations.
Taupter's nest: Some days ago Mr. Mike Melanson of Adobe Flash's Linux port fame posted in Penguin.SWF blog about the news of H.264 coded support in Flash. Nice. But what about a nice, clear and objective answer about the availability of a 64bit version of the Flash plugin?
Another developmental release of the upcoming openSUSE 10.3 was released a few days ago with some improvements, some regressions, and some minor eye candy changes. I didn't test Beta 1 as it seemed to be released too soon after Alpha 7, so I had to test Beta 2. I did download the approximate 550 MB delta file for it though, so I was ready for the 515 MB delta for Beta 2.
the debian user: If you run a modern Linux distribution, chances are that you already have all the necessary tools to run other distributions or even proprietary operating systems as well, all at the same time. You don’t have to be a kernel hacker to do this - just follow some simple steps explained here to get going.
vizzzion.org: Friday, after arrival, we took on the task of making sure the BBQ works and the beer is of high quality, I'm glad to announce that both failed none of our tests, so we were rather safe for saturday night -- same exercise.
mythtv.org: The major impetus for this release is the shutdown of TMS Labs; among other changes this adds Schedules Direct support. The 0.20.2 release notes have a list of the two major and many minor changes since 0.20.1.
openSUSE 10.3 is set to contain a new, significantly improved and more mature package management stack by default. Today we’ll be taking a look at the new package management and talking to Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett, one of the central libzypp developers.
Merlins Minute: I’ve been getting more done with Ubuntu since my last post so let me fill you in. Seeing as it’s free open source software, I think Microsoft is going to have serious competition in the home PC market before too long.
This document describes how to set up PostBooks ERP on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides a powerful GUI-based ERP-system.
Linux Today: With all of the sturmundrang out there about Micrsoft's tentative foray into the world of open source licensing, it seems people may be missing another aspect of the discussion.
DPotD: Sometimes you just want to see what connections your machine is making to the outside world and what ports it’s using. While wireshark and tcpdump are really nice for inspecting detailed package contents. IPTraf is really about connections and interface statistics.