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Feeling brave, I decide to open up Blender. The 3D drawing tool. I have been meaning to learn how to use this program since it was released under an open license. People talk about how you can do animation with it and all kinds of neat stuff. I want to make a 3D icon of myself that I can use on forums.
This is not funny, to be deceived by someone who is regarded with a religious devotion by some. When comes to Mark Shuttleworth, it seems I'm not the only one questioning his real moral probity.
I should say all the nice things first: this is an attractively packaged DVD distribution of Suse 10.1 which includes a 128 page "Quick Start Guide".
As part of that effort, Novell earlier this week announced a program to boost channel sales of its enterprise SUSE Linux line with a new, 20-point rebate program for qualified resellers.
Behind the scenes on Wall Street, who is really using Linux? Although developers remain the major practitioners, Linux is also making headway these days as a grid platform for transaction processing, a place for running algorithmic trading engines, and even as a desktop environment, according to participants in this week's SIA (Securities Industry Association) conference in New York City.
Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards.
As promised, there is more content added to the Kubuntu How-To. This time we are covering Ripping your DVDs to AVI files with a great program called DVD::Rip.
The UFO: Alien Invasion team has released version 2.0rc2 for testing of their awsome X-Com remake. UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces.
Since we last covered the use of Stack Smashing Protection (SSP) the default compiler for Debian Sid has been upgraded to include it, with no need for custom patching. Read on for a brief demonstration of how it can be used to prevent attacks.
We owe a debt to both of the big desktop operating system companies. If Apple hadn't started closing its desktop to developers and Microsoft hadn't started hammering on the Linux desktop, we'd have had to work a lot harder to get people to notice that Linux desktops are getting a lot better in the last few months.
Zero Configuration Networking (Zeroconf) is a standard method of establishing communications between computers and allowing them to advertise and access each others' resources. It is designed to ease some of the complexities involved in computer networking -- in fact, it is designed to remove them altogether, by requiring no user configuration at all.
Analysis: Novell's incoming chief executive Ron Hovsepian has a simple job description, according to the analysts: improve sales fast, or else.
Also: Interview: New Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian & Channel Chief Steve Erdman
Last Friday, we talked with Blake Ross, the 20-year old who started writing code for Netscape at age 14 and has since co-founded the Firefox project and SpreadFirefox.com. He is also author of the new book Firefox for Dummies.
Playing on Apple's past "Switch" ad campaign, which was aimed at getting Windows users to migrate to Apple's Mac OS X-based computers, a few longtime Mac and open-source gurus are vocally publicizing their switch away from Apple's platform to more open-source solutions.
In a blow to Microsoft, Belgium's government departments will be instructed to use an open file format for internal communications.
Mandriva has begun their development cycle by releasing an alpha for the upcoming 2007.0. They posted a list of known issues and a few others are coming to light. Beranger looked at the gnome version which compliments my choice of the kde version. These are approximately 684M livecds and best defined as cooker snapshots at this point. The full install version is expected in the next few days. So how did the kde version do here on a desktop machine?
This being a Unix column, we can often dismiss what goes on in the Windows space with a sniffy, "not our kind, dear." But the latest seismic shift on the other side of the OS tracks has many a Unix pundit ... verklempt.
Analysts are increasingly receiving feedback from its clients showing that there is a real growth in companies that want to run open source software stacks on top of Windows, or proprietary software on top of Linux.