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|Story||Firefox 19 brings PDF viewer and 4 critical security fixes||srlinuxx||20/02/2013 - 8:09pm|
|Story||Debian 7 Progressing, Mageia 3 Delayed||srlinuxx||20/02/2013 - 8:06pm|
|Story||Hiring managers: “A good Linux-head is hard to find”||srlinuxx||20/02/2013 - 8:02pm|
|Story||FlightGear review||srlinuxx||19/02/2013 - 11:27pm|
|Story||CentOS 5.9 Gnome Desktop Review||srlinuxx||19/02/2013 - 11:25pm|
|Story||Mageia 3 Beta 2 Review – An uncut gem||srlinuxx||19/02/2013 - 10:50pm|
|Story||All Internet Pages Connected in 19 Clicks or Less||srlinuxx||19/02/2013 - 10:34pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Linux Primed for Life on Tablets||srlinuxx||19/02/2013 - 10:31pm|
|Story||Linux, Microsoft and the Juicy Office Rumor||srlinuxx||19/02/2013 - 7:09pm|
|Story||Choosing an open-source CMS, part 2: Why we use Joomla||srlinuxx||19/02/2013 - 7:08pm|
ZDNet: The apparent green light in the UK is an about face from earlier this week, when an Acer spokesperson told ZDNet Australia's sister site, ZDNet UK, it wouldn't offer Ubuntu as an option due to a lack of demand. Acer won't commit to pre-installing Linux on its line-up in Australia.
Also: Acer clarifies position on Linux PCs
Computerworld: It has been almost two years since LWN covered the swap prefetch patch. This work, done by Con Kolivas, is based on the idea that if a system is idle, and it has pushed user data out to swap, perhaps it should spend a little time speculatively fetching that swapped data back into any free memory that might be sitting around.
about.com: Planeshift is an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing) game, where you make a new life in a fantasy world. The software creates a detailed, realistic looking, yet wondrous environment. You can choose to become one of a variety of characters and develop in your virtual life to become a great individual.
Beranger: So, one month before it's released, and an open-source operating system is so mysterious that nobody has a pre-release version?! How the foo is this open-source?! What is foo-ing happening to Red Hat?!
rediff.com: While it has an over 20 per cent market share when we speak of servers in India, the free OS called Linux has just around 5 per cent market share in the country when it comes to desktops -- the lion's share going to Microsoft Windows. The scenario is gradually changing, it appears.
Red Hat Mag: Ever wonder how the Fedora Project gets off the ground? It takes work from Fedora community members all over the world.
Cuba Headlines: Cuba's government is trying to shake off the yoke of at least one capitalist empire — Microsoft (MSFT)— by joining with socialist Venezuela in converting its computers to open-source software.
americanchronicle: As all roads to hell are paved with good intentions, so it seems is the decision of many companies to allow developers their own choice in tooling. As more and more enterprises are allowing individual developers to operate completely free of oversight in how they complete their OSS downloads and the tools they are using.
Techzone: I know it sounds bizarre, but I do have a theory to substantiate this. Don't know how to formulate it so just listing it.
j5live.com:Yesterday I tasked Dan Winship, who recently joined Red Hat on the OLPC project, with porting WebKit as a Sugar activity when he had free time. Today I came into the office to find an e-mail with a link to the activity. Here are some screen shots.
All about Linux: Two weeks back, this blog had run a poll which asked which was your favourite editor. The poll was open for voting roughly for a period of two weeks or 14 days. And nearly 750 people participated in the poll.
click: I really wanted to install ZenWalk 4.6.1, but it was not to be. Add it to the list of distros that won't boot on my test machine, the VIA C3 1 GHz thin client. Funny, because Slackware boots (with the huge.s kernel) and Vector also boots. So I shrunk my Slackware partition just enough to squeeze Vector Linux 5.8 Standard on there again.
phoronix: MEPIS has been making news this week with the return to Debian as the base for its upcoming SimplyMEPIS 7 release. Debian was the MEPIS base prior to their short-lived relationship with Ubuntu on the bottom.
Also: MEPIS begins return to Debian Linux with alpha release
Reuters: Software maker Red Hat Inc said on Thursday it delayed its August release of a version of its Linux software for personal computers that would compete with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.
Caitlyn Martin: In recent comments to my review of Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO keyfitter wrote: "There is a reason why they are using Win 98 in 2007. I think it’s called, being cheap!." I wonder if these people realize they can buy a brand new computer for $139.
thelinuxmovement: So maybe a week or so ago I posted about the Awn theme manager, which was still in early stages but was nice. Well it has made considerable progress, and is now not only a theme manager but pretty much all the preferences, in Awn.
ZDNet: There's been much fanfare about Linux replacing Windows on desktops but we've yet to see any major adoptions take place -- this may have something to do with the fact that in Australia, none of the major PC manufacturers have offered Linux as a pre-installed option.
daniel robbins: Well, for the past several days I've been pretty pumped about the future of Gentoo. There seems to be a great interest among the larger Gentoo community.
Serdar Yegulalp: I am growing infernally curious about what the end-of-the-year sales figures for Dell’s Ubuntu machines will be. What if Linux has its big day in the sun, and simply doesn’t achieve more than a small percentage of the market?