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|Story||Mandriva Fork Mageia to See Alpha this December||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 6:03pm|
|Story||Netbook Desktops - Part 4, MeeGo||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 6:01pm|
|Story||The Tools to Create Your Next Great Novel||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 5:59pm|
|Story||Future doesn't lie in retracing old footsteps||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 5:58pm|
|Story||KDE versus GNOME||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 3:29pm|
|Story||East meets West: the U.S.-India open government dialogue||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 3:26pm|
|Story||Linux Mint Not To Switch To Unity||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 3:24pm|
|Story||Is it time for Free software to move on?||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 3:17pm|
|Story||Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10||falko||09/11/2010 - 12:46pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||09/11/2010 - 6:27am|
Usually one might expect nothing special from a minor release. But as you know: Amarok is different! The developers of your favorite media player have held a meeting in the Netherlands, all to improving Amarok!
Following on from the success of our 2004 and 2005 events, we are holding a Gentoo UK users-and-developers conference in Central London on July 8th. Anyone interested in Gentoo is welcome to attend.
The release of SimplyMepis-6.0 release candidate 1 hit the net on the June 15. I'm having a hard time gauging excitement for this upcoming milestone release of SimplyMepis. As you may have heard, Mepis is now using Ubuntu as their build base. I was expecting to see a lot of press throughout this development cycle, but either I'm missing it or it just ain't happening. I'm not too worried about them though, as I imagine this condition will improve markedly once they go gold. From the bird's eyeview it's hard to see the Ubuntu influence, but underneath the bonnet might be a different story.
This is the 3rd installment in my series on deficiencies in common desktop environments. After GNOME and the Mac/MacOS, it is now KDE's turn. As with the other installments, this is a rant. Beware.
Atang1 from tuxmachines has once more asked me to write my own review of the new OpenLab release. Of course this being an alpha, while it has attracted press it has not attracted much in the way of reviews. Most reviewers tend to feel it's a little unfair to be very critical of a self-designated alpha.
Leading Linux developer Red Hat is establishing a direct presence in New Zealand and is on the hunt for a Kiwi to manage its business here.
Learning to use Vi editor could be a real pain for most people as it has a relatively steep learning curve. But once the most common commands are mastered, one gets to enjoy the sheer power of this editor made available at ones finger tips. Cream consists of a collection of scripts and plug-ins which aims to make it much easier for a new user to cut his teeth in Vim by just navigating the menu.
Because Dapper was just too Damn reliable... nah, seriously, I need to run Microsoft Visual Studio, and doing so under wine was not going to cut it, and dual booting was going to be a pain, VMWare was not open source so....QEMU to the rescue.
A lot of the people I have spoken to at various shows and events have wanted to see more of GNOME's new Main Menu which Novell aims to deliver with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. The newly overhauled navigation resulted from studies in Novell's desktop usability labs. So let's take a moment to examine it.
Today I found the perfect solution for downloading over slow or undependable internet connections. Though I already knew about wget, a command line tool, but it was a bit of a stretch to expect my uncle to use the command line time and again. gwget to the rescue!
I have to admit that network scripts in RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, and also SuSE and even Mandriva, are somehow better than the Debian way, in some particular occasions.
At first glance, you'd think an operating system like GNU/Linux that installs in less hard drive space and requires a less-beefy computer than Windows Vista would be an automatic sales superstar. Not so! If anything, Linux needs to become more hardware-hungry in order to compete effectively with Vista.
A Linux specialist who declined to be named, said recently that of all the Linux kernel codes, none are developed by Chinese. The situation has been acknowledged by Ni Guangnan, an academic with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a strong advocate of Linux in China.