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dselect is one of the primary user interfaces for managing packages on a Debian system. At the dselect main menu, the system administrator can Update the list of available package versions, View the status of installed and available packages, Alter package selections and manage dependencies, or Install new packages or upgrade to newer versions.
South Africa's department of science and technology (DST) is taking bold steps towards switching to free and open source software(Foss) and is starting to move its first desktop users over to Linux.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Mandriva 2007, RPM troubles, Yellow Dog 5.0, memory usage comparisons, new distributions from China
- Tips and tricks: Extracting package lists
- Statistics: DistroWatch in the Middle East
- Released last week: Puppy Linux 2.10, SabayonLinux 3.0
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2007, NetBSD 3.1
- Site updates: Ukrainian translation, T2 "snapshot" column
- New distributions: BHLD, Everest Linux, Linbox Rescue Server
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Conky is a lightweight system monitor that provides essential information in an easy-to-understand, highly customizable interface. The software is a fork of TORSMO, which is no longer maintained. Conky monitors your CPU usage, running processes, memory, and swap usage, and other system information, and displays the information as text or as a graph.
Long-time Microsoft enemies are taking a positive stance on the vendor's latest pledge not to assert its patent portfolio against a group of 38 web services specifications and their implementations.
"We believe that there is still a great deal of confusion and puzzlement on how this competitive battle will develop." Ultimately, the authors believe, neither side is likely to be forced from the battlefield, but there are strategies each can use successfully against the other.
Just for once, I wouldn't mind siding with the beast if that is what it takes to use Vi. The modern avatar of Vi is Vim - the free editor created by Bram Moolenaar. When ever I use Vim (or GVim for that matter), it gives me the impression of the Beauty and the Beast.
In this guide you will learn how to tweak your Postfix/Amavisd setup to give better virus protection. If you want to achieve business grade virus protection you need to do a few small things so that there is less chance of the latest greatest script kiddie invention getting through. Therefore this tutorial shows how to install and use ClamAV, F-Prot, and McAfee UVScan.
With the state government revealing its preference for open source software, companies are queuing up to offer solutions.
Last week, Novell launched its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system in Calcutta.
An error was discovered on the 2006.1 amd64 LiveDVD. The error was corrected and a new DVD has been released. LiveDVD's are only available on our Official Torrent Server. If you are hosting a seed of this DVD please delete it, download the new torrent and reseed. Thanks go out to everyone who is hosting a dedicated seed.
Super Tux Kart is a clone of the very popular Nintendo 64 game Super Mario Kart 64 and its predecessor Super Mario Kart for Super Nintendo (SNES). I’ve played the game and here is the review of the game.
Mandriva is still quite a popular distribution amongst new Linux users and we will take a look at the latest beta release of Mandriva 2007 Beta.
I downloaded the DVD iso off the Novell website, and burned it using Nero; I rebooted the computer, and went through the installation process; nothing spectacular about the installation. Once fully installed, I made a user account as instructed by the wizard, and everything was ready to go.
Linux is finding success in much smaller devices than the servers and workstations that have traditionally been its mainstays. For embedded systems developers, the advantage of Linux over proprietary OSes lies as much in its flexibility and openness as in its low cost.
Last week a new version of Sauerbraten was pushed out. This release most notably brings improvements with water effects in the game. Trying out the open-source game on a variety of ATI Radeon X1k hardware (both mobile and desktop), the game had run surprisingly smooth.
The troubled SymphonyOS Linux project has suffered another blow to their productivity in the form of malicious hackers. As perhaps another indication of the viability of the project, reports have confirmed that the site was defaced by a group calling themselves Sessiz Prens (Turkish Hackers). They even have the audacity to list an email address. symphonyos.com.
Some guy called Martin Girard had an article published in OS news cheekily entitled Why Desktop Linux Will Not Take off, and Why You Don’t Want It to. Isn’t this the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop again? That’s what the good people at Nuxified reckon as per Danijel Orsolic’s article How Microsoft is loosing to GNU/Linux. Here’s why I picked this up as opposed to letting the two articles just cancel each other out, and it’s back to the point I originally started off with about literacy. Kids these days are different to kids in my day.
Vista, Microsoft's new version of Windows, is almost ready to roll. Vista has a lot of advantages over Windows XP, but when held up against OS X, Vista at first seems little more than an attempt at flattery. Vista obviously is not the only choice for Windows users, and switching to an Apple Macintosh computer is not the only alternative, either.
First, see if your host name is set correclty using the following commands: #uname -n, #hostname -a, #hostname -s, #hostname -d, #hostname -f, #hostname
If the above commands return correctly with no errors then all may be well; however, you may want to read on to verify that all settings are correct.