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|Story||Angry Birds Angry with Linux?||srlinuxx||17/04/2011 - 12:46am|
|Story||Is Linux Antivirus Worth It? Part 2||srlinuxx||17/04/2011 - 12:44am|
|Story||Linux Needs GC Lingua Franca(s) to Win||srlinuxx||17/04/2011 - 12:40am|
|Story||openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 171 is out||srlinuxx||17/04/2011 - 12:39am|
|Story||Interview with Michael Bok, developer of The Zod Engine||srlinuxx||16/04/2011 - 6:22pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||16/04/2011 - 5:03am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||16/04/2011 - 3:58am|
|Story||New Look of the Ubuntu 11.04 Server Installer||srlinuxx||15/04/2011 - 11:00pm|
|Story||Firefox needs heavy hitter Linux power||srlinuxx||15/04/2011 - 10:57pm|
|Story||CentOS 5.6 Gnome Desktop Review||srlinuxx||15/04/2011 - 9:02pm|
I came across this post, which highlights top 5 reasons why a developer should unlearn C. Given the past experience I had with realities of C development I mostly concur with the author.
Great first day of the Ubuntu Open Week yesterday. My initial smugness about the number of attendees was over-shadowed by the smug-overdrive that I launched into when we had over 340 attendees in some of the classes. Smugr 2.0 beta.
THE JUNTA which took control of Thailand after a peaceful coup seems to be following Microsoft's roadmap to success.
Not only has the Junta abandoned the previous government's plan to shift to Open Sauce, it has also canned its involvement the 'one laptop per child' scheme, which has been roundly attacked by Microsoft.
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.
Answer: As dumb as necessary.
Let's rephrase: How technically sophisticated should GNU/Linux users have to be? How knowledgeable should any computer user have to be? The answer to that, of course, ranges from "very" to "not very." We need to get past the name-calling of clueless newbie and sneering elitist, and understand that there are going to be varying levels of ability in any community.
Portable Document Format, designed in the early 1990s by Adobe Systems, is slowly replacing PostScript as the preferred format for saving and viewing generic documents. Early on, only Adobe supplied programs that enabled users to view PDF files. But since the format's specification is open, Adobe Reader (formerly "Adobe Acrobat Reader") is now only one among an increasing set of PDF viewers. Here's a guide to the best alternatives for Linux users.
Sun thanks Graham for his many contributions to the company and to Java technology. Graham is widely respected by Sun employees and developers around the world. While it is always sad to see an employee of his caliber depart, we wish him well in all his future endeavors.
Also: Sun's Open Source Java Move: Simply Beautiful
There can't be many people who haven't heard of Linux. In short, it's an operating system just like Windows but, unlike Windows, you won't find it on many PCs you buy from the high street or from computer magazines.
Linspire Inc. today announced the release of its first French-language version, Linspire French 5, challenging Mandriva on its home turf. "Now French-speaking customers from around the world can experience a secure, reliable, easy-to-use, and thoroughly translated desktop Linux in their native language," CEO Kevin Carmony proclaimed.
It seems that the Linux community is happy with the progress of its kernel development. According to sources on the Internet, the new version, which should be numbered 2.6.19, will only include several bug fixes, security patches and minor upgrades.
With the Xbox 360 and the PS3, the primary focus is graphical prowess. What special effects can be added to games; how high can we push the resolution, and just how good we can make these titles look? In many cases these new games feel a lot like old games with a new coat of paint. One might begin to wonder if we are going to see the same basic gaming concepts over and over, simply with better graphics as time goes on? Nintendo is saying no
Xandros, today announced the addition of "Xandros Desktop - Professional," featuring advanced 3D desktop graphics effects, Bluetooth wireless support, desktop search and ISV support.
In my previous column, I took a look at why gaming sucks so bad on Linux. As you can imagine the Linux faithful took me to task for my heretical views, but is there any substance to their hysteria? I'll dissect some of their feedback and see if their arrows hit the mark or if they are simply out to lunch.
IceWM is a tiny window manager for Linux and Unix that requires far less memory and CPU power than even XFCE, a common window manager for lightweight systems.
Fluxbuntu is based on Ubuntu Dapper and includes a basic Fluxbox setup and uses ROX-Filer as its file manager/desktop environment. If you would like to achieve a similar result using your pre-existing Ubuntu installation, follow along.
With all the customization fun I’ve been having with my Ubuntu Desktop, one thing kept bugging me. There isn’t an easy way to change the color of the tooltips. So I went to find a solution.
OpenSUSE project developers held a public IRC meeting at noon EST today to discuss the recently announced and highly controversial Microsoft/Novell agreements. Nat Friedman, chief technical and strategy officer for open source at Novell, fielded most of the questions, with assistance from Andreas Jaeger, openSUSE project manager, and others.
The recently announced agreement between Microsoft Corporation and Novell, Inc. has resulted in much concern that it could be harmful for Linux and other free software. However, the agreement itself, as well as its timing and comments made by Microsoft executives about it, may actually be a very good thing -- and perhaps even worthy of celebration!
In the latest multi-million dollar training simulators, pilots get to shoot the bad guys out of the virtual sky, while infantry men practice driving their vehicles over virtual desert terrain. Versions of GL Studio are available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and the Java environment. DiSTI has recently completed FC5 and SUSE 10.0 ports.
Between Oracle's support offering and Microsoft's patent pledge, recent events could prove significant for the Linux operating system market. Matthew Aslett assesses the potential long-term implications.