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|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||16/03/2011 - 7:15am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||16/03/2011 - 7:05am|
|Story||Why the Linux Desktop is Still Not #Winning||srlinuxx||1||16/03/2011 - 6:47am|
|Story||Mageia Moves Forward, Releases Alpha 2||srlinuxx||1||16/03/2011 - 5:35am|
|Story||In praise of Debian 5||srlinuxx||16/03/2011 - 5:02am|
|Story||New Linux landscape emerging||srlinuxx||16/03/2011 - 4:59am|
|Story||Linux: lubuntu||srlinuxx||16/03/2011 - 1:18am|
|Story||Sick of Windows? Try Linux!||srlinuxx||16/03/2011 - 1:16am|
|Story||The Joys of Open Source Software||srlinuxx||16/03/2011 - 1:14am|
|Story||Ok, I’m committed now||srlinuxx||15/03/2011 - 11:01pm|
While the rest of the open source world reels from the Oracle-spanks-Red Hat and Microsoft-embraces-Novell news, it left me wondering, where does this leave Sun Microsystems?
System builders considering a Linux desktop are faced with a dizzying array of choices. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of Linux distributions to choose from. After considering several commercial distributions, the Test Center narrowed the field to three channel-friendly players: Linspire, Novell, and Xandros.
Today I'm taking a look at two ultra-userfriendly Linux distributions: Xandros Home Edition Premium and Linspire Five-O. I'm comparing these two against each other for their technical merits, ease of installation, look/feel, available software and ease of use. Are these two commercial Linux distros easy enough for your Grandmother?
Slackware is not officially supported on VMware, but it can be installed without too many problems. This guide will help you install Slackware in a safe VMware virtual environment, with its own unique quirks to take care off.
Vista doesn't need anti-viral software? That's what Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, said in a recent phone conference on Vista's release to manufacturing (RTM). Let's get real. The Titanic sank. Vista will be cracked.
How can anyone compete with AT&T if it has open source religion? Someone needs to figure that out, because they do. AT&T is an investor in OpenClovis.
I think the fight is never going to end . The only topic the whole glugt seems to discuss for the past one month ( or even more than that ) is UBUNTU or FEDORA. Had a small chat with gc regarding the bootup time comparision of ubuntu and FC and some of the details i got from there is...
Red Hat executive VP of engineering Paul Cormier talks about Red Hat's response to the newly invigorated competition from Microsoft and Oracle in the Linux market. InformationWeek's Larry Greenemeier spoke with Red Hat executive Paul Cormier about Red Hat's response to the newly invigorated competition in the Linux market.
A week after Microsoft Corp. struck a broad Linux pact with Novell Inc., Microsoft executives made claims that they are open to considering making similar deals with Linux vendor Red Hat and other open-source companies.
Like most people around the world, I have to work to earn a living. And again, like the vast majority of these people, often my work requires me to carry out tasks that I might otherwise find ethically problematic. As a supporter of free culture, I have often found it difficult to reconcile my own convictions on issues such as copyright and DRM with those of my employers.
We can be happily working away on our computer and we spent hours putting the final touches on the caricature of our political leader. When we try to save it we get an unable to save error. Puzzled we do a bit of investigating and find that our partition is full. After deleting a few temporary files and managing to save our masterpiece we decide that, as we haven't used windows for a long time and it is a much bigger partition, we will delete windows and move our now precious linux to the bigger partition. Then we scratch our head, sit back and think "How do I do that?". Here's how.
Microsoft has again found itself at the heart of a time-related SNAFU. While syncing outlook to our corporate email system I was rather shocked to see the "status" window informing be there was 1193046 hours remaining for the sync to complete. Thats, erm, 136 years (give or take a few days). Is this a record?
A UK law has been passed that makes it an offence to launch denial of service attacks, which experts had previously called "a legal grey area."
Ubuntu developers and other interested parties from all over the world have swarmed to Google's offices in Mountain View this week for the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) to plan out the next release of Ubuntu.
Is open-source software making an impact in small and medium-sized enterprises? That depends on whom you ask. Open-source developers and service providers will sing the praises of software that is not only free but also frees you from many long-established commercial restraints.
Linux expert Marcel Gagne shows how to customize your Ubuntu Linux system to make it truly yours — change your background, your colors, your fonts, and anything else you need to create a desktop as individual as you are.
This article reviews how to modify an SQL query to group related rows together to provide summary statistics database information and introduces the concept of a view, which can be used to simplify database application development by creating a virtual table that represents the results of an SQL query. Also learn about database indexes, which you can use to locate specific table rows. After you've mastered these advanced database concepts, you'll be well positioned to begin developing Java database applications with Apache Derby.
A careful examination of Microsoft’s Patent Pledge for Non-Compensated Developers reveals that it has little value. The patent covenant only applies to software that you develop at home and keep for yourself; the promises don’t extend to others when you distribute. You cannot pass the rights to your downstream recipients, even to the maintainers of larger projects on which your contribution is built.
Mono is an open-source project providing the necessary software to develop and run .NET client and server applications on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and Unix. Monodevelop is probably the best IDE for developing .NET applications on Linux. In order to install and use it for development, you will also need the Mono .NET runtime environment installed.
After my success upgrading from Ubuntu 6.06 to Edgy 6.10 I decided to reformat my hard drive and try doing a clean install. The whole install process went very smoothly and was an improvement over the Ubuntu 6.06 install.