|Story||some odds & ends||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 3:13pm|
|Story||New FireFox burns the competition||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 3:08pm|
|Story||some early howtos:||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 1:15pm|
|Story||Monomania affecting Ubuntu users far and wide?||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 11:25am|
|Story||Win a subscription to Linux Format magazine||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 11:24am|
|Story||I Fear Microsoft Geeks Bearing Gifts...||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 11:22am|
|Story||High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Debian Lenny||falko||14/07/2009 - 9:37am|
|Story||Open source software law review goes live||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 7:13am|
|Story||GNOME-Colors: Consistence and Elegance For GNOME Desktops||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 7:12am|
|Story||Linux Mint 7 Review||srlinuxx||14/07/2009 - 7:10am|
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.
Of the challenges that GNU/Linux users face when choosing hardware components for any system is the sound card compatibility. ALSA, or officially known as Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, provides much of the audio and MIDI functionality to Linux users and is largely replacing OSS (Open Sound System). Today we are examining Linux audio performance in the gaming environment with a slew of various sound cards by examining their effect on frame-rate performance.
A test has revealed that a Linux server is far less likely to be compromised than a Windows one. In fact, unpatched Red Hat and SuSE servers were not breached at all during a six-week trial, while the equivalent Windows systems were compromised within hours.
Novell has launched the next version of its desktop Linux OS, a release the company hopes will begin a "viral" migration from Windows in the next several years, said Jeff Jaffe, chief technology officer for Novell.
Also: Novell Appoints New Head Linux Honcho
Fans of open source software have been buzzing since Linus Torvalds, creator of the popular Linux operating system, indicated he wouldn't adopt a new version of the license under which Linux is distributed. Torvalds' opinion matters because his program is by far the most popular open source program in the world. Oddly enough, however, Linus Torvalds, isn't among the complainers about TiVO's not-quite-open-source system.
So, here's my story of learning how to use The GIMP to create signs that--if I say so myself--turned out pretty great. Although I talk specifically about creating signs, the general steps can be used as a starting point for creating and editing any sort of image or photo you want. Once you figure out a few basic guidelines, you can do all sorts of things with The GIMP.
In what could be the Second Sign of the Apocalypse, The SCO Group today won several prestigious awards at the annual meeting of the National Association of Litiguous Bastards, including awards for "Best Lawsuit", "Best Discovery Stall Tactics", and "Best Supporting Attorney".
at the Intel Developer Forum - SWsoft, the leading provider of operating system virtualization and automation tools, today announced its Virtuozzo support of Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT) capabilities, including the recently unveiled Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) specification.
An upcoming version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, using technology that might come from Google. The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year.