There are so many desktop distributions that I often find myself testing them like I'm looking for the Holy Grail and forgetting what I really want: An operating system for my daily tasks at home. I found my Grail in Zenwalk, a Slackware-based Linux distro that uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment along with an up-to-date 2.6.16 kernel.
Not that long ago, a significant portion of desktop GNU/Linux enthusiasts were actively advocating GNU/Linux among Windows users. I even remember doing it myself at one point, though now I really don't care what you use on your computer as long as I don't have to use it too. I thought that sentiment was isolated to me, but lately I've seen an abrupt decline in GNU/Linux evangelism on online forums. Below are some possible reasons for this change in community thinking and behavior.
With the recent release of Ubuntu 6.06, the second quarter release season has now come to an end. Although all big distributions are already busy finalising the feature sets for their upcoming versions -- in fact, the first development releases of SUSE, Mandriva and Fedora are expected before the end of June. If you are still undecided about which distribution to try on your system, take a good look at Fedora Core 5.
It's been great fun exploring Linux distros with Parallels Workstation. Download an ISO, fire it up with Parallels and off we go. Damn Small Linux was the first distro to give me a hard time.
eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router.
Linux may be the catalyst that boosts sales of blade servers in India. As vendors such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Dell grapple with new strategies to sell the sleek and expensive blade servers, the Linux operating system (OS) is the trump card they play to win over cost-conscious Indian IT buyers.
Aaron Seigo reports, "If you haven't seen the red hat summit videos yet, it's worth the download and your time. both cory doctorow and eben moglen deliver truly thought provoking and inspiring bits on freedom. red hat is a company that truly does grok the concepts of free software."
An operating system kernel is the piece or pieces of software that is responsible for servicing resource requests from applications and the management of resources. To generalize, kernels use a system call (or syscall) interface to handshake with applications.
SimplyMEPIS v6.0 Beta 5 has been released, after the availability of Ubuntu v6.06 Dapper Drake LTS, for which MEPIS is now based upon rather than the Debian pool. A few other changes can be found in SimplyMEPIS 6 Beta 5, which we have visually covered today.
The Puppy Linux project team, which debuted its v2.0 on June 1, has released a followup version that replaces Mozilla's SeaMonkey suite of web applications with Opera 9.0 Beta 2, founder and chief evangelist Barry Kauler said June 8 in his weblog.
We're fond of the phrase, "lies, damn lies, and statistics." We tend to be cynical about data in general. Collectively, according to Yankee analyst DiDio, "individual corporate Linux, Windows and Unix servers experience three to five failures per server per year, resulting in 10.0 to 19.5 hours of annual downtime for each server." Beyond this, the results were revealing! shocking! earth-shaking! Er. Not really.
After six months, the Libranet community has learned that its wait for the revival of the distribution was futile. Tal Danzig, Libranet's owner and chief developer, has announced that he is discontinuing the development of Libranet.
In the spirit of all who chanced civil disobedience for their cause, this is offered as what NOT to do...under any circumstance. Not only would it be illegal (possibly a RICO case) it could temporarily devastate the retail businesses involved. Enough so that the effects would be newsworthy...and that is exactly the desired effect.
IDG World Expo announced the exhibitor and keynote speaker line-ups for this summer's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, themed "Fifteen Years of Breaking the Rules" and scheduled for Aug. 14-17, 2006 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Many people in the Linux community know that its an operating system built to handle the most mission-critical of jobs. In fact, Linux is so stable, it can handle the most mission-critical job of all: managing the human heart.
It sounds like a toy, doesn't it? "Puppy Linux". So cute, and when it first boots you'll hear "Woof-Woof" as a help screen opens. Well, it's not a toy. Although small (the "big" download is 70MB), it includes a lot of the things I'd want to have in a live CD