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Now, I’m not one of those naive, faintly embarrassing Linux evangelists, who is going to claim that Linux can cure piles, acne, hiccups or halitosis. But it strikes me that it does have a role to play in reducing the mountain of waste or, at least, postponing the evil day when another obsolete PC is tossed on the proverbial scrapheap.
It's a known fact that although disk storage capacities are improving at an impressive rate, disk performance improvements are occurring at a rather slower rate. Here are the two techniques for measuring disk performance in Linux. With a little bit of torturing, and some fun on the way, find out how fast your hard disk drive really is.
I've spent the last several weeks writing, revising, and editing a project called The OpenBSD 4.0 Crash Course for O'Reilly Media. It's now available for download for U.S. $9.99 from O'Reilly. Below is a sample from the book to show you what you can expect from it.
Taking a quick break from posting about microformats, I would like to describe some ideas I had recently about the user interface of Firefox’s history.
Although Microsoft had one of the largest spaces at BETT, the leading educational technology show in the U.K., there was a strong case made for open source software. Becta, an advice organisation supported by government, published a report that advised against any sudden move to upgrade Windows.
Dreamlinux is an operating system that boots from a Live-CD with the option to install on a hard drive as well. Dreamlinux is not just another Live-CD based on Debian, it’s not another distro coming with XFCE 4.4. Dreamlinux 2.2 MME is a polished multimedia system from which Xubuntu developers could really learn a lot.
This morning News.com is running an article (Taking the plunge into open source) on how proprietary software companies are leveraging (bastardizing?) open source practices for some of their new products. A big part of the profile is on a company called Aras.
Dad said he needed to write his blog early this weekend. But right now, he is walking around the living room and griping about writer's block. He looks kinda funny. So we sneaked in here to say what we don't like and do like about the computer. The adults have said what they liked, now it is the kid's turn.
Sometimes it seems like the Emacs editor has features that only operating systems have. You can, for instance, run an Internet Relay Chat client to chat online right from inside of Emacs. A handful of GPLed Emacs IRC clients are available today as add-on modes -- and since GNU Emacs 22 was released last year, two of them come built right in. Here's a look at all of them.
After 8 months of development we are ready to release Drupal 5.0 to the world. Today is also Drupal's 6th birthday, so the timing could not be more perfect. Drupal 4.0 was released in 2002 and finally we feel confident to increase the major version number from 4 to 5.
Yes, Firefox takes a while when starting up for the first time. You can make it a little easier to wait while Firefox starts with Splash. This extension, developed by slyfox, presents a splash screen featuring Firefox globe logo and a progress bar.
Learn how to configure a p5 server to provide redundancy and recoverability in a production environment. You should already be familiar with how to create and configure a VIO Server and an LPAR.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Reviews: Pardus Linux 2007
- News: FreeBSD 6.2, BSD licensing, new gNewSense point release, Debian live CD for PS3, Solaris media kit
- Released last week: FreeBSD 6.2, BLAG Linux And GNU 60000
- Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2007.1, FreeSBIE 2.0
- Site news: A semi-annual reminder about DistroWatch editorial policy
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Figuring out the best Linux distribution depends entirely on one's intended use for the program. As open source, freely distributed software, Linux programs have been modified and redesigned in countless ways to fulfill as many needs. However, some versions have proven more popular than others.
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.
Perhaps one of the best Linux distributions tailored for older hardware is DeLi Linux. It's simple, and performs well enough to run on hardware as old as a 486. In fact, DeLi Linux runs on anything better than a 386 with at least 4MB of memory, though if you have only 4MB, don't expect stellar performance.
Giving desktop Linux a larger market share? To be honest, this can be a touchy subject for me, personally. Much of the reasoning behind my "rough feelings" on the matter stem from the fact that I disagree with much of the Linux and Microsoft camps in general. That's right, I think that large numbers from both groups are wrong, and it's because of this that each OS is experiencing so much trouble now in the press.
I had dinner with Fabrizio, a good friend and CEO of Funambol, the leading mobile open source company. Fabrizio said some things about open source that rang true with me, which I had not considered before.
Increased use of free and open source software in Europe could increase the region’s competitiveness with the US, according to a European Commission study.
The launch of Windows Vista has created a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market, according to the president of Linux Australia.