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|Story||Sys Admin Day||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 6:03pm|
|Story||Review: Chakra 2011.04-r2 "Aida"||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:36pm|
|Story||Affordable But Capable Ubuntu-powered Laptop Computers||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:34pm|
|Story||What's missing in Debian, or why my parents use Kubuntu||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:32pm|
|Story||Emacs has been violating the GPL since 2009||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:30pm|
|Story||Ten open-source fallacies that need nailing||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:28pm|
|Story||Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive?||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:27pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 6:30am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 4:22am|
|Story||DIDO?||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 2:28am|
When people find out I run Linux on my computer instead of Windows or even Mac OS X they sometimes have funny ideas about what it must be like. Some of it is historical; Linux used to be quite difficult to administer in its younger days. Some of it is misinformation, or no information at all. I hope to dispell some of the misconceptions.
I have been sat at work and had people actually laugh out loud at my laptop running Ubuntu. I’ve had people pick up the free professionally-made official Ubuntu CDs, sneer and throw them back at me.
A publisher of magazines focusing on the Linux computer operating system has launched its North American headquarters in downtown Lawrence, KS.
Novell is looking for companies to fill surplus space in three buildings on its Provo campus. The software company has signed a deal with two real estate firms to conduct a national search for technology companies that might be attracted to the high-tech campus.
I love the command line. If the command line were a dog, it would be a hard-headed labrador: big and somewhat intimidating, but really kind of even-tempered and friendly once she gets to know you. I can't do much with Roscoe, but I can help out a bit with the command line. And so allow me to introduce four of my favorite utilities: df, du, file, and find.
By default, Ubuntu has no desktop icons. You can change that to include things like Computer and the Home Folder.
"Spring forward; Fall back," That's the way the saying goes. Some years I get it backwards, but I eventually catch on. I've never had to worry about my PCs getting it wrong before, though. Now, with the recent changes in the Daylight Savings Time (DST) rules, I do.
Instigated by Thierry’s comment on bug 28682, I did some work on ldetect-lst. ldetect-lst is the Big List Of Recognised Hardware. First I fixed the ATI definitions and I dumped all the various old NVIDIA definitions and refactored them all into these six categories, then dropped a patch in Bugzilla.
Intel's World Ahead program took another step forward this month when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, received one of Intel's Classmate PC mobile devices. The Classmate PC given to President Silva is one of 30 prototype units sent to the nation's Ministry of Education for technical evaluation. Intel plans to provide another 800 units next month for a preliminary field test.
Tux Strikes Back is a level set for SuperTux 0.1.3 (Milestone 1), the famou 2d jump'n run sidescrolling game featuring Tux in Action. It comes with 18 levels and its own story and world map.
Installing libxine-extracodecs will get you the most wide-spread codecs installed, but not all of them. MPlayer, a movie player program for Linux, has support for a big bunch of video and audio formats. Here’s how to install them manually.
The KDE games development for KDE 4 recently introduced a GGZ backend. It will empower users to play their games on the internet.
The next stable XO build will see the first beta release of the TamTam music editor. TamTam Edit is a page driven event sequencer featuring a powerful music generator, a colorful and intuitive graphical interface to create, modify and organise notes on five virtual “tracks.”
For a long time now I’ve been looking for something between Dillo and Iceweasel (which I find a little faster than straight Firefox). I want to like Dillo in the same way I want to like Fluxbox, but Dillo never does it for me. Iceweasel/Firefox do everything a competent browser should do, but they don’t do it fast enough for me.
I ran across a few settings the other day that can help speed up your Nautilus file browser within gnome. This would work for those of you on older machines, of even those that want to get a little more out of your newer machines.
I took a look at srlinuxx a couple of years ago and she was quite the gal. I thought this would be a good chance to catchup and see how she has progressed over the past few years.
After a couple of weeks of using Ubuntu, I finally took out some time to setup bluetooth as I thought it would be a fairly ‘power user’ task with lots of console commands and apt-gets. Boy was I wrong.
I have a number of friends who are new to using computers and recently when Windows Vista was launched a lot of them were really impressed with the snazzy graphics vista offered. When i said that Ubuntu with Beryl provided a interface that could compete with Aero interface and to top it is free and comes at no cost whats so ever well they did not quite believe me. So i decided to make a movie of my desktop showing all the glitzy effects.
Many would-be Linux users don't make the leap because there are one or two Windows applications they just can't live without. That doesn't have to hold them back anymore. Thanks to Wine.