|Story||Diversity in open source||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 10:42pm|
|Story||PC maker Everex closes up shop in the US||srlinuxx||1||15/07/2009 - 9:18pm|
|Story||A very good Linux troubleshooting tip sheet to keep handy||solrac||15/07/2009 - 8:57pm|
|Story||Shuttle X27D review||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 8:51pm|
|Story||CrossOver Linux 8.0.0 review||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 8:49pm|
|Story||Linux Games: Eschalon Book I||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 8:48pm|
|Story||Why FreeBSD 8 Won't Rewrite the Book||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 8:46pm|
|Story||Vector Linux 6.0 Gold Review||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 8:45pm|
|Story||Banshee as a Platform?||srlinuxx||15/07/2009 - 8:43pm|
|Story||Do We Need a New Distro for Everything?||srlinuxx||5||15/07/2009 - 8:33pm|
I will soon move from my beloved Debian etch (or testing) to the upcoming Fedora Core 5. How did I come to take such a decision? To set the things straight, I shall describe briefly the hardware my system runs on and the former distros I tried.
A livecd from popular Linux distribution company Mandriva hit mirrors and the press yesterday and being a Mandriva fan, I just had to test it. Unfortunately I won't be able to sing its praises this day. It was a disappointing experience from first link click to finally rebooting my machine out of it. It was based on Mandriva 2006, so I suppose I was expecting more usability. Let me recount my experience with this livecd.
As a result of articles referring to the threat of Worms and Viruses attacking Linux systems, many new Linux users are in a panic. To help them out and calm any panic stricken nerves, I've completed a brief, encouraging and straightup list for protecting your Linux home system.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells ruled that Lindon-based SCO should not get more time for depositions of people at Intel, Oracle and The Open Group and denied a different motion to force IBM to provide more documentation in the case. She did give SCO 30 days to file a renewed motion but said it must "narrowly" define areas that have not been covered in documents IBM already has provided to SCO.
The computing industry goes in cycles. The latest trend, growing in buzz over the past year, is server consolidation aided by virtualization software. Pundits claim this is a throwback to the old days of the mainframe. It's instructive to examine the virtualization trend in light of this mainframe comparison to see if there are any lessons to be learned.
Concerns by Google Inc. that a Bush administration demand to examine millions of its users' Internet search requests would violate privacy rights are unwarranted, the Justice Department said in a court filing.
When I came up with my choice for game of the month, I was a bit baffled at first. Deep down inside, I'm pretty much a kid at heart, but this... I suppose what it really has to do with is that I'm the parent of a toddler, and I'm starting to think about things from a much younger point of view.
More signs of the tide turning this week as big league players queued up to catch the open source wave. With players like Sun and Oracle both trumpeting the virtues of open source, one has to wonder whether Microsoft is starting to feel awfully alone out there.
Everyone likes pretty pictures. The same applies to computers now. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) or “windows functionality” has become part of the machine that everyone now takes for granted. What is this X? What amazing super-GUI powers does it have? This article attempts to tear off its mask and reveal all.
The anticipation surrounding AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 platform is amazing to witness. The enthusiast crowds are eager for the new platform, which will be associated with important changes in the PC world; these include the introduction of Microsoft's Vista operating system and AMD's first quad core processors. However, AM2 has not been about being better or faster until lately.
First off, I'm not suggesting VMware is gunning for Microsoft. I'm sure Microsoft doesn't give a whole lot of worry to VMware. But maybe they should.
Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin? The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease.
Ubuntu Linux founder and entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth yesterday hit out at the African telecommunications sector saying the current "cartels" as they existed are not able to deliver effective and affordable bandwidth to the continent.
This has not been a banner week for hardware in my house. First the microwave blew, and now today my trusty laptop bit the big one. Given that I have just paid off my car, I am waiting to see what's going to happen to it now.
Notice that I say New Linux Users as apposed to just New Users. A new Linux user would be one that is new to Linux on as a whole. A new user would be one that is trying Ubuntu for the first time after crossing over from another distro or another *nix OS. So let's be real clear up front that this isn't about those that have Linux knowledge trying Ubuntu for the first time. This is about your mother-in-law or grandmother or aunt/uncle who, if they tried Linux, would be doing so for the first time ever. This is about my Wife, who tried Linux for the first time ever last year. This is about all of those people who possibly haven't even heard of Linux before. This is the target audience. This is who all programmers and application designers should keeping right in the middle of the bullseye. Not convinced? Let's chat a bit more about it.
Quoting a message published on the Mandriva Cooker list, Warped Systems reports that a beta release of Mandriva Linux One, a live CD with an option to install it to a hard disk, is available.
Here it is, the 3.0 Official Release! This release is far superior to 2.0 and everyone should download it!
At times, when I am browsing the web, I click on a link such as this one and instead of a web page, I get a dialog box asking me to enter my user name and password. And only after I have been authenticated do I get access to the website (or page). This feature of password protection is very simple to implement in Apache web server.
Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux's suitability for older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux distributions that can run on older machines. I took six distributions for a test run on an old machine, and also tried software that turns old hardware into a thin client. The bottom line: Linux is still quite suitable for older hardware. It might not turn your aging PC into a powerhouse, but it will extend its lifespan considerably.