|Story||Writing about FOSS sexism||srlinuxx||4||11/10/2009 - 1:40pm|
|Story||6 Plug-ins / Tools To Improve Rhythmbox||hotice||11/10/2009 - 10:23am|
|Story||KDE 4.3: Boom baby!||srlinuxx||1||11/10/2009 - 2:11am|
|Story||Developers Plans To Break GTK 3.0 API||srlinuxx||1||11/10/2009 - 2:09am|
|Story||Evaluating the PCLinuxOS operating system||srlinuxx||1||11/10/2009 - 2:07am|
|Story||Build A Linux Distro With SUSE Studio||srlinuxx||1||11/10/2009 - 2:05am|
|Story||Will Linux ever become a popular choice?||srlinuxx||1||11/10/2009 - 2:05am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||10/10/2009 - 11:28pm|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||10/10/2009 - 11:18pm|
|Story||Computer OS's and Bee Hives||srlinuxx||10/10/2009 - 11:04pm|
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.
Opera Software's browser continues to innovate, with enviable search customization and improvements to management and configuration options.
One of the big attractions to VoIP is the promise of free worldwide long distance. Call anywhere anytime over the Internet for nothing. What could be sweeter?
What began as a toy project to stuff the maximum software inside a 50MB ISO file has matured into a refined community project known for its speed and versatility. If they could do all this in 50 megs, imagine what they could do in more space. Last month the DSL developers released DSL-Not, a.k.a. DSL-N 0.1 RC1. It's 83.5MB of DSL coated with GTK sugar. Yummy!
What’s the reward for failure in Waltham these days? If you’re Jack Messman, who was ousted yesterday as boss of local software company Novell, it’s not too shabby. Several million dollars, in fact.
The RISC OS euro roadshow took place last Saturday and Michael Gerbracht was there to witness it in all its glory. Here are his thoughts on the event, held at the Hotel Mercure in Nieuwegein, near Utrecht, Holland. Below are close up photos of Select 4's new Filer in action, as well as other shots.
Linux vendor Xandros Inc is lining up new business desktop and server releases for the coming months as it looks to establish itself as the Debian distribution of choice for the enterprise.
I couldn't help myself but testing the GNOME one. And I'm rather perplexed with what I saw.
First of all, I used for this my legendary old laptop, reputed for getting very well will live distros like: PCLinuxOS 0.92, CentOS 4.3 LiveCD, the Ubuntu line, Hedinux, MEPIS, and more.