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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Linux founder Linus Torvalds is defending protection of the Linux trademark and insists that sublicensing is a loss-making operation.
In polite society it is traditionally frowned upon to discuss topics which inspire strongly polarised opinion. This means religion, politics, sex, and Linux, should probably be left out of the conversation if friends and aquaintences want to maintain a civilised veneer.
GoblinX Mini 1.2.0 was released yesterday and it sounded very interesting to me. It's described as "a son of GoblinX and contains only XFCE as windows manager and GTK/GTK2 based applications," while "GoblinX is a Live-CD that is based on the excellent Slackware distribution." The most intriguing thing to tuxmachines however, is the small size. Many of you might know of my soft spot for mini distributions, GoblinX Mini Edition weighs in at 150 mb. This is my first look at GoblinX. Let's see whad'up.
A friend of mine asked me if Linux was getting too commoditized and too ordinary. A fellow Linux user, he seemed worried about the "wow" factor of Linux dropping below the point where it would capture any interest.
I am an avid Linux user but tired of the growing number of repetitive distributions.There are too many deja-vu distros based on RedHat, Knoppix and Debian with very little difference between them apart from their name and website.
I came across Onebase Linux recently, an independent distribution that consists of an impressive list of features. I decided to pay and try OnebaseGo LiveCD. I am writing my experience with it so far.
A server is limited in how many users it can serve in a given period of time, and once it hits that limit, the only options are to replace it with a newer, faster machine, or add another server and share the load between them.
Today I got the chance to chat with Greg Mancusi- Ungaro, director of marketing, Linux and open source for Novell. He could have taken me to the woodshed. Instead he answered my key question, what makes openSUSE different?
Why, oh why, would lawyers be sending out letters in Australia, asking folks using the mark LINUX to formally license the mark? And *pay* for it? What is this? A violation of the spirit of openness? Doesn't the GPL mean you can do whatever you like with the name?
I recently talked my father into dumping his five year old Dell and getting an iMac. Since he no longer needs it, it now sits beside my PowerMac on my desk at home. But I already have two Macs that handle my workload nicely and since I sure as hell won’t be running Windows that leaves me with one option, Linux.
A year after Linux kernel development was cleft in three, users and vendors report the process has improved the speed and quality of development.
Linux advocate, open-source activist, and author Ken Starks has related a heart-warming and inspirational adventure into the world of computing, Linux-style, and one of America's greatest resources.
In case you didn't know, Austrumi is a business card size (50MB) bootable Live CD Linux distribution based on 'Slackware GNU Linux' using'Blin' initialisation scripts. I looked at version 0.9.5 back in May and found it to be a great little mini distro. At that time it had wonderful fonts and amazing speed to add enjoyment to using the many apps included in that teny tiny 48mb. Version 0.9.7 was released a coupla days ago and I wanted to see what was new.
Progeny, a start-up seeking to commercialize the Debian version of Linux, is on the prowl for new funding, a company co-founder has confirmed.
Linux Live CDs are to be distributed to thousands of secondary school students in a government-funded initiative.