Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I wish Linux developers who build libraries for Linux would make their new versions backward compatible with the old version. Also wish they would stop changing their library majors. It is a big pain in the ass to have to rebuild source rpm/deb packages simply to relink a package because of a change with the library major. Every time a developer changes their library major, God kills a kitten.
I just got my first traffic ticket in years and years. It's been so long that I can't even remember.
Just noticed that Angry Birds is now online at http://chrome.angrybirds.com
Linux was an exciting journey till now. I used Ubuntu Hardy from its inception till the start of New year 2011. The "learning" part was not so great, as i later understood it, and assumed that it was meant for closing the windows and opening the door towards Linux-ification of the world. After pursuit of (slightly) bigger adventures, now I am high and dry.
Not to be taken too seriously/technically, this post tries to make a common man understand what the names resemble.
Mac is like a big aquarium. It is a kind of show-off and sure enuf, increases your charisma in....
Windows is like a bucket half filled with water. The bucket is some micro-particles-containing soft material. Initially, you are sorta content...
Linux is like an ocean. Water keeps coming from the rivers, and there are a lot of rivers around. There is much to see if you want to, while...
A bad thunderstorm is rolling in. Anyone wanna bet me how long before the lights go out?
Yep, there go the tornado warning sirens...
Hey, some may have noticed that we've been offline for a bit. We experienced some rather bad storms the other night and many lost electrical service. That includes me and tuxmachines. It's back on now and hopefully the predicted storms tonight won't knock us offline again.
I wanted to check out Gnome3 on my own, in spite of the wide range of reviews [or because of them!]
Found: faster boot, running with fewer resources, smooth operation...
On September 18, 2010, in response to Mandriva's liquidation of its “Edge-IT” subsidiary and the attendant layoff of a substantial share of its developers, a group consisting of former Mandriva developers and Mandriva community contributers announced their intention to form a non-profit organization and release a fork of Mandriva Linux called Mageia Linux.
How is the Mageia 1 release shaping up? This status report takes a look at Mageia Linux 1 Alpha 2 release (updated daily), from a KDE-user perspective.
For those programmers, packagers, etc... who might be looking to help on a new project, maybe you will find this interesting.
Sorry for the delay in getting started today. I got up this morning and my work machine was not going to work no more. I'm back up now and will update the site as soon as I can.
Well, it's not been my month for hardware. Or rather, had I fixed it right the first time...
I was happy to see PCLinuxOS get promoted on the BBC. Below is a link to the video posted on their website. I was told it also appeared on TV so yaaa!
After laying-off a significant portion of its employees, is Mandriva going to remain a viable distribution? While many distros, including Mandriva, are furiously working on their Spring 2011 releases, Mandriva announced a two-week slip from their previously announced release dates. As a compensation, Mandriva gathered up its packages from its 2011 development repositories (called "Cooker"), and released a pre-alpha 2011 TP (Technology Preview) iso. The coming Alpha version is due to be released February 14 with Alpha2 slated to be released February 28. So, here's a quick report on the Technology Preview release, and how things are shaping up.
Well, folks, she died on me. That failing hard drive finally gave up the ghost, so things will be a bit slow around Tuxmachines today.