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|Story||Katherine Noyes: I'm a Linux fan, and I enjoy helping to bring Linux to the forefront||srlinuxx||27/01/2012 - 2:13am|
|Story||Geography of GNU/Linux||srlinuxx||27/01/2012 - 2:11am|
|Story||Will Linux Users Ever Be Able to Ditch Microsoft Office?||srlinuxx||2||26/01/2012 - 11:42pm|
|Story||Linux Mint 13 gets back to desktop basics||srlinuxx||26/01/2012 - 11:34pm|
|Story||Raspberry Pi – Size doesn’t Matter||srlinuxx||26/01/2012 - 11:33pm|
|Story||Nouveau For A $10 NVIDIA Graphics Card?||srlinuxx||26/01/2012 - 10:36pm|
|Story||Arch Linux: Only the Hardcore Need Apply||srlinuxx||26/01/2012 - 10:34pm|
|Story||Linux users cautiously optimistic about Ubuntu's Head-Up Display desktop||srlinuxx||26/01/2012 - 7:32pm|
|Story||Kernel Log: Coming in 3.3 (Part 1) - Networking||srlinuxx||26/01/2012 - 7:20pm|
|Story||Answering questions of Debian users on various support channels||srlinuxx||26/01/2012 - 6:22pm|
While John Dragoon (a generally likable and great guy) attempts to confuse the issue as to why people are annoyed with the Microsoft/Novell pact (Hint: John, it's not an interoperability thing, it's a patent thing), the Novell exodus continues...with Walter Knapp, former GM of SUSE Linux (and effective head of the Novell's Linux Impact Team, leaving Novell's Waltham headquarters for other work.
Several years ago, when I was just starting to use Linux, I remember getting a SUSE machine working and I was quite proud. My second big install was Red Hat and once it was working, I thought I ruled the world. Things were a little different then, not as much automated install...more hands on.
What do you do if you forget the password to your OpenOffice.org files?
When it comes to choosing an e-mail client... well, there really aren't that many popular options. Corporate e-mail users tend to have their client dictated to them by IT, which usually means Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes. For personal use, many people just use the old standbys out of habit: Outlook Express/Windows Mail under Windows and Apple Mail under Mac OS X.
Drupal is used to build web sites. It's a highly modular, open source web content management framework with an emphasis on collaboration. It is extensible, standards-compliant, and strives for clean code and a small footprint. Drupal ships with basic core functionality, and additional functionality is gained by the installation of modules.
Following the release of the 2.6.21 kernel Andrew Morton posted a list of patches in his -mm kernel, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they wil be pushed upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.22 kernel.
SSL requires applications to be modified as it operates above the TCP layer and this happens in user space in linux and other OSes. Whereas IPsec works seamlessly no matter what application and what protocol the application uses. ICMP traffic, UDP traffic and TCP all are protected by IPsec without the user or application developer worrying about it.
After a month of server issues and other problems, this distribution is back online and with a new test release. PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 4 is the final test release and includes the Linux 126.96.36.199 kernel, KDE 3.5.6, OpenOffice.org 2.2, and other new improvements.
I've been teaching one of my students how to play Lonnie Mack's "Memphis", a classic blues-rock instrumental from the early 1960s. Lonnie's no slouch on the guitar, and my student Sam is a sharp learner, so we decided to employ Audacity to help him conquer the more difficult passages.
Fedora 7 Test 4 was launched last week and I’m excited! Right now I’m downloading the ISO to try it out and, although I’m aware that there are plenty of new features for me to explore in the distribution itself, many of the elements that have me most excited are changes relating to their infrastructure: they are setting out to empower the community more than any other distribution has.
LinuxDevices.com's survey results consistently show Debian to be the most popular distribution among device developers. For example, our 2007 survey indicated that Debian was used in device-related projects by 13 percent of the survey's 932 participants, roughly double the score of MontaVista, the most popular strictly-embedded distribution.
Theodore Ts'o posted an update on the ext4 filesystem, "I've respun the ext4 development patchset, with Amit's updated fallocate patches. I've added Dave's patch to add ia64 support to the fallocate system call, but *not* the XFS fallocate support patches. (Probably better for them to live in an xfs tree, where they can more easily tested and updated.)
Mozilla has reached another milestone in the development of Firefox 3, releasing version alpha 4 over the weekend. As with the previous alpha releases, Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 is intended primarily for the developer community and is not yet ready for prime-time use.
Alpha 4 brings a number of new enhancements to Firefox 3, which we outlined yesterday.
Officially, Dell Inc. hasn't said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources within Dell, however, have told DesktopLinux.com that Dell's desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu.
I find it hard to explain why I love PClinuxOS as much as I do, especially considering the other day when I decided to drop into Ubuntu to perform some basic tasks. PCLinuxOS is an excellent release and PCLOS2007 is looking like a real contender for most usable Linux 2007. Let's see how test release 4 behaves.
Outspoken Australian free software advocate Con Zymaris has labelled Microsoft's plan to offer Windows for $3 dollars to developing nations as an attempt to "addict" users to Microsoft software.
After I'd closed the lid on the "Ubuntu is not Linux" , uh, mess, Eric over at Binary World has taken up the idea and tried to grapple with it. I don't know, maybe I should dig it up and check for a pulse. But I'm thinking again... (that's always a dangerous sign!)
Here's the nut of the matter: moving from Windows to Linux is easy for some people and hard for others. WHY?
Just found today when I was looking to see if I missed something with the mutt sidebar patch (still irritates me that I have to sync a mailbox before jumping to another mailbox in order for the counts in the sidebar to be updated properly), that mutt 1.5.15 was released earlier this month. This is an extremely worthwhile upgrade, especially because it now has SMTP support built-in.
Last week, my fellow FOSSwire blogger Jacob introduced you to APT, the powerful package management system that is underneath Ubuntu.
The command line interface is the most powerful way to manipulate the software installed on your system, but to users who aren’t familiar with a command line interface, it can be a bit daunting.
June 21th 2005 was the day KOffice released version 1.4. I highlight that release because it was the first release where KOffice switched its native format to the OpenDocument Format. That would become an official ISO standard in May 2006.