|Story||CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01 Review and Screenshot Tour||srlinuxx||12/07/2009 - 12:59pm|
|Blog entry||A way through SourceForge||STS301||12/07/2009 - 12:47pm|
|Story||Striping Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Debian Lenny||falko||12/07/2009 - 10:27am|
|Story||Songbird vs. Amarok: How not to design a GUI||srlinuxx||12/07/2009 - 10:08am|
|Story||Top 3 Linux BitTorrent Applications||srlinuxx||12/07/2009 - 10:06am|
|Story||10 APT Commands to Make Life Simpler||srlinuxx||12/07/2009 - 10:02am|
|Story||3 Years Ago: Ubuntu Dapper Drake||Chris7mas||12/07/2009 - 9:55am|
|Story||Why Chrome OS will turn Linux into a desktop winner||srlinuxx||1||12/07/2009 - 8:29am|
|Story||more odds & ends||srlinuxx||12/07/2009 - 7:07am|
|Story||some odds & ends:||srlinuxx||12/07/2009 - 2:12am|
A set of screenshots and a movie for Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner, the celshaded snowboarding game in production at Bongfish Interactive Entertainment, is now available. The game will also be availiable for Linux.
Hackers are actively seeking out unpatched versions of the Mambo content management system, which recently repaired a serious security hole. Sites running on Mambo should upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.
Aimed at the developer who wants to get to grips with building dynamic web applications, this is not a book that's pitched at those who don't know their mark-up. While there's no prior knowledge of PHP assumed, the author does assume some existing knowledge of HTML and programming in general.
As time passes, the base of Linux users is growing in the data center, desktop, and even embedded electronic devices. Numbers from industry analysts point out that Linux server shipments have shown double-digit growth every quarter for over two years.
This week, Coverity announced the initial results of its code scans, churning out numbers for 32 open source projects. Somewhat tellingly, the average defect density of just the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP) stack was .290. These numbers are all well and good, but what are open source developers supposed to do with them now?
Last Thursday, Microsoft filed a formal complaint against the Commission, saying that the body was failing to act as a fair and independent regulator in the antitrust case. On Friday, the Commission published a document that showed that it was perfectly normal for the trustee, U.K. computer scientist Professor Neil Barrett to have contacts with rival firms.
Also: Microsoft faces new fines threat
Judging from the buzz around the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend - a Woodstock for geeks - the Web is back in full force. "It's reflective of what people will be talking about three years from now. South by Southwest is where the future hatches."
Kubuntu is the KDE-ized edition of Ubuntu Linux, the current Linux glamour distribution. Ubuntu is an excellent distribution, and I believe its popularity is due largely, in addition to technical and design excellence, to the Ubuntu philosophy. This is a lovely change of pace from the "survival of the loudest" atmosphere of some tech communities.
There are many warriors in the battle for reigning king of the Linux desktop, and if you need proof, Distrowatch.com is proof positive that almost everyone is in the game. The top ten seem to be reserved for the best of the best, and the distro we're looking at today is one of them: MEPIS Linux.
The SCO Group, now best known for suing major Linux distributors and Linux users for allegedly infringing its patents, is continuing to lose cash hand over fist.
I maintain a Web server using Apache 2, PHP, Perl, MySQL, and OpenSSL; an IMAP server running the up-and-coming RoundCube Webmail client; and a server for streaming MP3s. GNU Emacs, OpenSSH, TightVNC, and netstat are just a few of the tools I use to maintain my servers.
The Mozilla Corporation, the commercial arm of the Mozilla Foundation, claims that despite the success of its various online applications, it is not focused on making profits but creating strong products.
Google, which late last year dodged rumors it was developing productivity applications, can no longer make that claim as Thursday it acquired Writely, an online word processing application.
Also: Google clicks onto Belfast for summit on software
Maybe you think open source doesn't have the chops for security. Sure, you're using Apache, Tomcat, MySQL and other open source applications in mission critical situations. You're using open source network management tools, like Nagios or OpenNMS, the latter of which is a complete enterprise network management solution. None of this worries you, but you don't feel comfortable using open source tools for IT security.
The Ubuntu development team has announced an Ubuntu version that will run on Sun Microsystem's much-vaunted Niagara processor. The Niagara processor, aka the UltraSparc T1, features extreme multi-processing, with eight cores running four threads each, for a total of 32 threads available for the operating system and software to take advantage of modern multi-processing techniques.
When introduced to Linux and the option of compiling a favorite software package from source, most Windows administrators wonder why they'd ever want to do that. This tip explains why there are some compelling reasons to roll your own binary.
I have found this book to be one of the best resources available for examining the easy to use desktop Linux systems and the applications that they run. While this book provides a custom copy of WFTL Linux (Writer and Free Thinker at Large), based on KNOPPIX, the contents of the book are aimed at anyone looking for an easy to use desktop Linux system. The book is entertaining and does an excellent job of presenting major applications, the basics of how they work, and a few alternatives of each major application.
Understanding virtualization is not an easy thing to do. The concept of many virtual machines running on board a single physical machine sounds all well and good but to many, even in the IT field, the idea seems rather, well... virtual.