|Story||GNOME-Do Adds Docklets to App Launching Bar||srlinuxx||16/07/2009 - 1:10pm|
|Story||Group test: Linux netbooks||srlinuxx||1||16/07/2009 - 12:52pm|
|Story||Bill Gates: Chrome OS looks a lot like Linux||srlinuxx||4||16/07/2009 - 11:35am|
|Story||The tragedy of the Creative Commons||srlinuxx||16/07/2009 - 11:27am|
|Story||How Secure Is VMware's Virtualisation Lead?||srlinuxx||16/07/2009 - 11:26am|
|Story||Open-source Lucene threatens Microsoft and Google enterprise search||srlinuxx||16/07/2009 - 11:24am|
|Story||Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Ubuntu 9.04)||falko||16/07/2009 - 11:07am|
|Story||some more odds & ends:||srlinuxx||16/07/2009 - 8:08am|
|Story||Installing Applications||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 10:43pm|
|Story||Diversity in open source||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 10:42pm|
Are Linux and open source implementations rising on Wall Street? "Yes," said participants in a financial services IT trade show held this week in New York City, who cited Web services and incremental improvements to tech support as two big drivers.
Distrowatch says, "Japan's Alpha Systems has released Accelerated KNOPPIX 1.0, a fast-booting variant of the popular KNOPPIX live CD. By re-arranging the Cloop file system block and optimising the hardware detection and configuration step, the developers have succeeded in reducing the CD boot time to under 60 seconds, while maintaining the full functionality of the distribution. More details with illustrations of the technology" on their site. Whoohoo. To quote a famous American actor, "I feel the need, the need for speed!"
The first time I installed and tried out Debian Linux distribution, I was surprised by the different way of configuring it which included the placement of configuration files, the change in commands used and so on.
As a Linux user, there are times when you have to play nicely with users of Windows or Mac OS -- such as when they send you Microsoft Word files. When you receive a Word file, you can either follow Richard Stallman's advice and refuse it, or bite the bullet and work with it. Modern Linux word processors -- such as OpenOffice.org Writer, AbiWord, KWord, and TextMaker -- can deal with most Word files. But if you don't want to fire up a word processor in order to read or print the document, you can turn to the command line.
ADOdb is a Database Abstraction Library for PHP (and Python). Although it's based on the same concept as Microsoft's ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), it's not the same thing!
Gentoo is a very cool distro, but because it didn't have an equally cool installer, a lot of Linux users kept their distance from it. Yesterday things changed, as Gentoo announced the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.0 which comes with a graphical installer. As soon as I heard this news, I downloaded the LiveCD ISO image that includes the new installer.
The KDE Usability Project reports I posted last week received a lot of feedback. They are a useful reference for developers and other usability specialists as well as provides a public appearance for what the project does. So, let me answer some of these questions for you.
Several prominent weblogs have been hit with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in recent weeks, as the target list for digital attackers continues to broaden. While some of the attacks appear to be politically motivated, on Monday a DDoS struck one of the blogosphere's most financially successful bloggers.
Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions announced today a major performance and functionality upgrade to their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.
Acme Systems is shipping a Penguin-shaped case for a tiny SBC (single-board computer) powered by an innovative MCM (multi-chip module) that runs Linux. The 6.7-inch tall, 30-Euro "Tux Case" houses the company's "Acme Fox," a 2.6 x 2.8-inch, 100-Euro, RISC-based board with Ethernet and dual-USB interfaces, and surface-mount connectors for other I/O.
Ubuntu Linux is a new experience for me. Having used only Red Hat's Fedora Core, I was anxious to try out the recently released Ubuntu 5.10. I was not disappointed.
Recently, for the first time ever, Microsoft's server shipment numbers surpassed those of Unix. Soon, however, Microsoft is going to be asking its server customers to switch to Longhorn Server, the next version of its Windows Server, which is due in 2007. Will they switch? Can Unix make a comeback? Can Linux overtake them all?
PHP is generally regarded as one of the most powerful and easy-to-learn Web scripting technologies, and emphasis has largely been devoted to using PHP on Web sites. However, the same power that can be harnessed to handle complex Web sites can also be used on the command line.
Ajax has been making the rounds lately, and I needed to learn a bit more about it. So, I grabbed copies of Foundations of Ajax, from Apress, and Ajax in Action, from Manning. One book for new Ajax users and one for those wanting more code than theory.
According to the organizers of M4, their open-source message-breaking application managed to crack one of the three original Enigma messages that were intercepted in 1942 early last week.
In its Fedora Core Linux system, the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project aims to only include software that is Open Source and free of reasonable patent claims. As a result, at random intervals, an article or mailing list post will exclaim how Fedora sucks because it doesn't have xyz media player, certain file system support, or other favorite that's in some other Linux.