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|Story||Linus Torvalds: looking back, looking forward||srlinuxx||1||10/02/2011 - 11:33am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 5:51am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 5:35am|
|Story||LibreOffice 3.3: First Impressions||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 5:26am|
|Story||Why Food for the Hungry runs Ubuntu||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 5:18am|
|Story||10 Great Features in 10 Different OSes||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 5:15am|
|Story||Linux Servers Are the Smart Business Choice||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 2:04am|
|Story||Time to Stop Managing Tabs||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 2:03am|
|Story||SourceForge.net Gets a Shiny New Look||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 2:02am|
|Story||HP to Put Linux in Printers and PC’s: It’s the End of an Era for Windows||srlinuxx||10/02/2011 - 12:36am|
Earlier this year, I wrote that the General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) would bring the open-source and free-software communities to a critical juncture. While some scoffed, the decision of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) to discount the concerns of commercial open-sourcers with the latest draft of GPLv3 threatens to split the community and slow the growth of free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS).
Red Hat announced the growing adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Network solutions by several higher education institutions, including Wake Forest University, the University of Washington and Vanderbilt University.
A recent Slashdot item on Wi-Fi security was a timely reminder of the weaknesses of default Wi-Fi encryption protocols, and the dangers of using unencrypted, public Wi-Fi connections. Fortunately, you can use FOSS utilities to securely tunnel your Wi-Fi connection sessions and protect your Web and email traffic.
European Commission on Tuesday warned US- computer giant Microsoft against bundling security upgrades into its new Windows Vista operating system.
Ok, so Gnome 2.16 came out a while ago. There are lots of new features. Yay for the foot. Now default Gnome is ass-ugly. Thank God the Ubuntu folks made their own theme, otherwise no one would be using Gnome at all. I'll swear by that.
Holoracer 3 has just been announced over at Happy Penguin. It aims to be an incredibly fast "twitch" racer with 3D psychodelic graphics and networked play. They've already got a finished release for you to sample on SourceForge. (HoloRacer@Sourceforge)
You must remember the period where various electronic devices, from phones to radios, were available in transparent cases. You may have found them utterly cool. Yet the simple fact that you can't find these things on the shelves anymore (except for do-it-yourself PC cases) means the crowd doesn't find them nearly that cool. While you may not see the link yet, this is exactly why the Linux desktop will never be popular.
Every wise old system and network administrator knows that security is a multilayer process. You have your firewalls and other border security, perhaps some internal network segmentation, and application and operating system security. However, locking down the operating system is probably the most crucial link in this chain. An excellent utility to help you probe, assess, and harden your Linux system is Bastille Linux.
This weekend a KDE delegation attended the Come2Linux expo in Essen, a city in western Germany. I was one of the KDE booth babes, along with Harald (from Austria), Carsten (Germany), Eckhart (Germany), and Benoit (France).
Those itching to get their hands on Red Hat's next version of Enterprise Linux now have a chance. Red Hat's community of enterprise users is now testing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 Beta 1, code-named Tikanga.
Atang1, one of the nice guys over at tuxmachines asked me once more to do my own review of the newest OpenLab release. A repeated honour which I am happy to oblige.
Michael aka. Darkstar let us know that he recently set up a small Wiki which focuses on reverse-engineering of (old) games. So far, they don't have a lot of information, but lets hope that it will change soon.
Why do you keep using the operating system that you're using right now? I'm sure that you have a number of answers to that question, and they're going to be different for each user. Some people may like the visual appeal, the hardware support, the simplicity, or anything else for that matter. No answer is wrong, because the connection that you make with the OS is unique, and sometimes unexplainable.
This howto will illustrate a way to install and configure Subversion and websvn on a Debian server. With Subversion you have a powerful version control system for your software development, and websvn is an easy-to-use webinterface to your SVN repositories written in PHP.
After six weeks and registering almost twelve thousand nominations, the Open Source CMS Award finalists have been revealed.
When I was investigating the Abilene/Internet2 network sometime back, I found its "network weather map," which graphically shows the load on network segments, to be an interesting tool. I thought something similar could be helpful on our network. Today, we're using Weathermap4RRD to show a high-level graphical representation of our network.
Ask me what is one of the most useful feature on the net which will remain popular for times immemorial, come what may, and I will without an iota of doubt tell you that it is maps. A one of a kind book I have come across in recent times is the Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax from Novice to Professional.
So you’ve got yourself a fancy Linux install now and you want to know a bit more about your hard drive? Here are a few simple commands that can show you what you have, and where it is.
Articles like this one are so misguided. ComputerWorld shows mud on its face while pretending they're subject matter experts. I'll show you below how this article was written by a ignorant journalist.
Open source seems to present a number of obstacles to those making technical purchasing decisions in those businesses that are classified non-profit. The interesting facet of this discussion, however, is that the same business needs exist in not-for-profit institutions as it does in for-profit ones. This article attempts to survey some of those issues facing open source in the not-for-profit sector of the business world.