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|Story||today's leftovers & stuff||srlinuxx||1||27/09/2009 - 11:33am|
|Story||A different kind of suicide||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 1:34pm|
|Story||Is the FSF shooting the open-source community in the foot?||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 1:36pm|
|Story||6 of the best media burners for Linux||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 1:38pm|
|Story||Gentoo Ten LiveDVD Testing||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 6:01pm|
|Story||The C programming language and its importance||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 6:03pm|
|Story||5 alternative image manipualtion apps for Linux newbies||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 7:50pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Spelunkers Need Help||srlinuxx||27/09/2009 - 7:52pm|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||28/09/2009 - 1:38am|
|Story||Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday||srlinuxx||28/09/2009 - 3:11am|
The Quake 4 1.4.1 Beta patch is now available for download. We hope everyone enjoys the new content, features and fixes!
I have stopped producing the LiveCD development builds to save space and time it takes to get out the daily builds. They are set to be replaced by the SDK LiveCD builds which will be built less frequently, usually during major sugar API changes and along with the stable builds. The first one is now available at
Microsoft 's bid to have its Open XML file format approved as an ISO standard took another step forward Monday when that organization put the measure on a voting ballot sent to its member countries.
One of Red Hat Inc.'s leading Canadian partners believes the latest version of the open source server will prove to be a boon for his firm. “It think it's going to be great,” Paul Kerr, president of Toronto's Scalar Decisions, said of the release this month of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0.
“I think it will mean a big impact for our business.”
A little over five months has gone by since the Microsoft-Novell deal was signed but some details still remain unknown.
A post on OSNews regarding Novell's official response to the recent draft of the GPLv3 led to a discussion on the merits (or lack thereof) of the Novell-Microsoft deal. Not surprisingly, most respondents have a negative view of the agreement.
The Defense Department has launched a new program to encourage the use of open- source encryption software within DOD systems.
Suspending a computer means to turn it off in a special way, so that when you power it on again it resumes what it was doing, like nothing had happend. There are two common ways of suspending a computer: suspending to RAM and suspending to disk.
Suspend to disk
A lot of websites have jumped at the chance of showing you the latest pieces of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. But they all have focused on the same things, the very same features that Ubuntu has touted as being the staple of Feisty Fawn. Yet there's a lot more under the hood that really makes life in Feisty a lot easier.
Mark Radcliffe joins us this week to give his expert opinion on the latest draft of GPLv3. Mark is a friend and one of the industry's premier IP attorneys, especially with open source licensing questions. He is outside counsel for the OSI and chairs Committee C in the GPLv3 drafting process.
In other words, he knows his stuff.
OSNews reports that OS/2 is 20 years old today. Wow, that makes me feel ooooold. My first experience with OS/2 was the 2.0 version (I think) around the end of highschool. According to Wikipedia 2.0 was released in 1992, so that's about right. I think I remember going with Fred to go over to someone's house to copy it even (lots of floppy disks).
The US government's plan to boost energy savings by moving Daylight Saving Time forward by three weeks was apparently a waste of time and effort, as the technological foibles Americans experienced failed to give way to any measurable energy savings.
While many CIOs like the idea of Linux in principle, most of those who have shifted have done so in limited ways. Committing to Linux on servers can be justified through cost and performance considerations, but when it comes to the desktop, most enterprises are still reluctant.
This week, Distrowatch Weekly has redone their top 10 distributions and included PCLinuxOS inside of that top ten for the first time ever. In fact, when I began using PCLinuxOS, it was around 15th on the distrowatch charts. If you look at 2005 vs. 2006 charts, you’ll see that out of the top 15 distros tracked, PCLinuxOS was the largest gainer over the course of that year.
Bayanihan linux is a Debian based distribution that is fully equipped, developed in the Philippines by their Advanced Science and Technology Institute. This distribution is filled with everything one would need in a distribution, games, office productivity, Internet tools and graphic programs.
Virtualisation is ultra-cool. For the uninitiated, virtualisation is being able to have a virtual computer running on top of a real one. It’s a great way to run two operating systems at the same time, or test out the latest stuff without committing a physical machine.
Sean Daly met up with Richard Stallman in Brussels, where Stallman just gave a speech on the GPLv3 draft. Mr. Stallman was kind enough to do an interview for Groklaw right afterward, which we appreciate, especially because Sean tells me rms was so exhausted before his speech that he pushed the chair away and did it standing up, to make sure he stayed awake.
Like clockwork, the GNOME project released GNOME 2.18 six months after the release of GNOME 2.16. The new version carries a number of improvements over the 2.16 release, but doesn't bring many "must have" features that would compel users to upgrade right away.
There may be no such thing as a "free lunch", but the web is awash with free software, some of it excellent. Could it be that you need never pay for software again?
<skip long list of free windows software to the good part>
Issue 17 of Free Software Magazine is here and it's a big one!