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|Story||Ubuntu’s HUD||srlinuxx||25/01/2012 - 5:42am|
|Story||On the Topics of Software, Average Users and User Friendliness||srlinuxx||25/01/2012 - 5:36am|
|Story||Linux Vendors Rush to Patch Privilege Escalation Flaw After Root Exploits Emerge||srlinuxx||25/01/2012 - 4:43am|
|Story||Firefox in 2012||srlinuxx||24/01/2012 - 11:31pm|
|Story||REMnux 3 review – a treasure chest for the malware-curious||srlinuxx||24/01/2012 - 11:15pm|
|Story||IceWM on openSUSE 12.1||srlinuxx||24/01/2012 - 10:49pm|
|Story||OilRush Gold!||srlinuxx||24/01/2012 - 10:47pm|
|Story||Beyond the desktop: Ubuntu Linux's new Head-Up Display||srlinuxx||2||24/01/2012 - 8:24pm|
|Story||Opera 11.61 released||srlinuxx||24/01/2012 - 8:16pm|
|Story||XFS Developer Takes Shots At Btrfs, EXT4||srlinuxx||24/01/2012 - 8:13pm|
I had lunch with a friend today that is making me reconsider some of my previous comments on Oracle's Unbreakable Linux moves. I still think the company went about it in the wrong way, but it makes more sense to me now.
What If Oracle's move against Red Hat was not about Red Hat at all? What if it was in response to the Microsoft threat?
Tuxmachines.org has been a popular haunt of mine for some time and it's been one of the key catalysts in propelling Seopher.com into view. So it only seemed right to thank srlinuxx personally and find out a little bit more about the leader of this popular site...
When and why did you decide to start Tuxmachines.org?
The open source movement, whose efforts I regularly monitor, is a sometimes bemusing, sometimes bewildering, but almost always estimable mix of pragmatism and "pipe dreaming". Graphics is, along with Wi-Fi, a common sticking point for folks interested in garnering robust hardware support within their chosen operating system and applications.
Finally, the time has come. I’ve been looking high and low for a stable, easy to install, usable and good looking dock for ubuntu. My search has ended (for the time being) with AWN.
A Brief Retrospective
Today, we interviewed Quinn Storm, the initiator of the Beryl project.
Many are resisting upgrading to Windows Vista. Reasons range from performance issues to the general perception of few, if any, value added features. Unfortunately, many Windows users are being forced into Vista by large OEMs such as Dell. By the end of December, XP will no longer be an option when purchasing a new PC.
E-mail is the most popular application on the Internet today. Closelyfollowed by search. This article aims to take a high level view of thevarious components that go into making e-mail work for you.
Linspire has published the release schedules for its two Linux distributions -- Linspire and Freespire -- and the overhaul of its CNR (click-and-run) software update system to support multiple Linux distributions, including Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu.
Open source software -- it's fast, it's popular, it's practical, and, best of all, it's free.
Version 2.19.1 of the GNOME desktop environment has been released with much exclamation. "Welcome to the new GNOME development cycle! Please fasten your seat belt: you're going to see a lot of exciting new changes!, new features!, new bugfixes!, new translations!, new documentation!.
Webopedia.com defines open source as “… a program in which source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, i.e. open.” It is a simple definition. To me, it means that there is software out there on the net that has been put together by a community of people.
In the last lesson we learned about what made Block Party tick. In this lesson, we will turn the same PyGtk codebase into a Sugar activity with only minimal modification of the core code.
Other tech sites will bore you with in-depth "technical details" and performance specs in their product analysis. At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page.
Using the policy of bad-news-first: Blender’s interface is just flat-out confusing. I’ve been double-teaming my learning with a copy of the No Starch Press’s Blender Book and some of the free video tutorials from the Blender site.
A few weeks ago, MEPIS released SimplyMEPIS 6.5. The latest version of the Ubuntu-based desktop distribution offers a number of interesting new features, including a 64-bit release and Beryl for 3-D desktop effects. After spending a fair amount of time with the release, I found it to be a worthy update to earlier versions of MEPIS.
I’ve had my eye on the Beryl project for some time now. Problem is, I’m a loyal Slackware user, and it’s a royal pain in the rear getting it to work on the platform. Beryl isn’t the only problem child, either. I’ve never been able to get Gcdmaster working, and the less said about DVD authoring, the better.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 2.6.21 kernel, "if the goal for 2.6.20 was to be a stable release (and it was), the goal for 2.6.21 is to have just survived the big timer-related changes and some of the other surprises (just as an example: we were apparently unlucky enough to hit what looks like a previously unknown hardware errata in one of the ethernet drivers that got
I get asked, fairly often, why I'm down on Linux. I'm not - I'm like a guy with three kids: love all of them, but find myself spending more time with one than the other two - hey, I even have the guilt that goes with the analogy!
It's amazing how many people who have Microsoft Windows everywhere look flummoxed when asked whether Windows is their "standard" for desktop computing.