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|Story||Why Are We Still Buying Desktop OSes, Anyway?||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 11:31pm|
|Story||Vector Linux review||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 11:28pm|
|Story||8 Deadly Commands You Should Never Run on Linux||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 7:30pm|
|Story||Ubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 7:26pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 475||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 5:40pm|
|Story||Is Red Hat looking to a model of the past?||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 5:39pm|
|Story||On to better booting||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 5:37pm|
|Story||Mozilla Firefox Completes 10 Successful Years||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 5:36pm|
|Story||New openSUSE Chairman Speaks About Future Goals||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 5:34pm|
|Story||Linux Mint Debian update pack 5 shows maturity||srlinuxx||24/09/2012 - 5:33pm|
ubuntu-tutorials.com: In this tutorial I’ll outline installing, configuring and using ESMTP to handle your outgoing mail. This will allow you to send your email, via Mutt, through gmail, your ISP, or some other mail relay that you have access to.
Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution; its first version came out in 1993. Version 12 was recently released. As its Wikipedia entry notes, it's got a reputation for sacrificing ease-of-use (in terms of configuration and package management tools provided by the distribution) in favor of letting the end user configure the system and its software by herself.
DPofD: QEMU lets you emulate a machine —in other words, you can run a virtual computer on top of your real computer. This makes it perfect for trying and testing the latest release of a distribution, running older operating systems, or just testing.
Matt Asay: The notion of "transparency" that comes with applying an OSS style to one's business model makes for more than a slick marketing slide. It permeates the software company's culture and drastically transforms relationships across-the-board.
CBR: Gianugo Rabellino suggests that while it is good news that significant amounts are being invested in open source vendors, there has been a decrease in the amount of funds invested in Series A rounds, suggesting that “the VC industry has filled the checkerboard and has moved to something else as far as startups are concerned”.
CyberNetNews: Unlike most companies who collect the stats, they wanted to share some of the interesting findings they saw. So what could they have possibly found? These are the ones that I found interesting:
sheehantu: In my last post I mentioned why I chose Ubuntu over Windows. I stand by my comments, however I would like to shed some light where Ubuntu and Linux need a little work:
Moving to Freedom: When I wrote about using Brasero for CD burning in GNOME a few months ago, I realized that the KDE app K3b was out there and probably pretty good. I also figured I’d want to try K3b soon enough when I needed more options and flexibility. Well it didn’t take many burning jobs to get there.
dot.kde.org: The long-anticipated Education Day at aKademy 2007 opened at 9 am on Monday, 3rd July with an introduction by Anne-Marie Mahfouf, maintainer of the KDE-Edu suite of educational applications.
kernelTRAP: The biggest user-visible change in -v19 is reworked sleeper fairness: it's similar in behavior to -v18 but works more consistently across nice levels. Fork-happy workloads (like kernel builds) should behave better as well.
phoronix: Zenwalk Live has been updated against Zenwalk Linux 4.6 and this LiveCD distribution now features Xfce 4.4.1 with notification support, the Xfce Thunar file manager can now handle video thumbnails, and many new Xfce 4.4 panel plug-ins have been added or updated.
nixcraft: Over the last few years concept of desktop organizer software applications becomes quite popular. Gimmie is a unique desktop organizer for Linux. It’s designed to allow easy interaction with all the applications, contacts, documents and other things you use every day.
mozilla links: Now you can enjoy the super classic video game within your favorite browser. Xultris is a Firefox extension developed by mackers that brings Tetris addiction to your favorite browser.
the dot: Intel and Novell have each become corporate Patrons of KDE. Their exceptional financial commitment to the KDE e.V. helps the project with community events, infrastructure and developer meetings.
daniweb: Hot on the heels of JavaFX, taking on the likes of Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash, Sun looks set to formally unveil its plans for Project Indiana this week and attack the Linux developer heartlands.
LWN: The 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 stable kernels have been released; each contains a single fix for a security problem in the netfilter H323 connection tracking code.
telegram.com: The group of 10- to 14-year-olds was busy installing and configuring the Linux operating system on computers they had finished building.
microsoft-watch: I've delayed more than a day blogging about Microsoft's GPLv3 assertions, for my loss of words. Microsoft just claimed the world is flat and expects you to believe it.
/home/liquidat: The OpenSuse Build Service is capable of creating package repositories for various distributions. Although it is different to the Fedora build system it shows an interesting alternative to the “build here only” attempt most distributions have today.