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|Story||openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 142 is out!||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 8:42pm|
|Story||Developers fork Mandriva Linux - Welcome Mageia||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 8:41pm|
|Story||UNetbootin - Bootable USB Media Made Easy||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 4:28pm|
|Story||Memo From Novell to Oracle: No Oracle Linux Needed||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 4:22pm|
|Story||Organizing photos with jBrout||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 4:20pm|
|Story||openSUSE 11.3 Edu-Li-f-e - Amazing||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 4:19pm|
|Story||Preview: ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 3:57pm|
|Story||PCLinuxOS Progresses Undeterred||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 3:54pm|
|Story||Are Platform Vendors Stealing Linux?||srlinuxx||25/09/2010 - 3:52pm|
|Blog entry||Texas Mint Tea, anyone?||revdjenk||24/09/2010 - 8:56pm|
Well, hasn't this been an interesting week. To say that the Linux Community lacks passion is akin to saying Van Gogh didn't like stars. In any event, and regardless of your personal feelings about the Tux500 project or mainstream advertising for Linux, most of the people we talk to agree.
Last month the AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition had entered the world with mixed opinions by the ATI/AMD Linux user community. In our 8.35.5 Linux driver review we had looked at the Linux version of the Catalyst Control Center quite extensively. This new control center replaced the old fireglcontrolpanel and in our opinion was a huge move for AMD.
It was interesting to see the comments which Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols made about the Debian project recently. Interesting, because they resulted in a rejoinder from a Debian developer, Thaddeus Black - not a particularly prominent person in the project, not the leader.
Last week, two years since its last major release, the CentOS project released version 5 of its enterprise-focused Linux distribution. I downloaded it and put it to the test, and found that CentOS 5 has maintained its tradition of robustness and reliability while adding new features like virtualization.
The nice guys at OpenUsability have prepared a fantastic icon survey.
This survey will help KDE’s usability experts to point us which icons we should change or improve and which are already good. Thanks very much o everybody which will enter the survey.
PS: it doesn’t take very long, and there are no hard questions.
Most Linux system administrators are familiar with GParted, the excellent open source graphical disk-partitioning tool. GParted outshines all graphical disk-partioners, including its commercial competitors. With GParted, you can create, destroy, resize, move, and copy partitions on all the major filesystems, including ext2/3, NTFS, fat16/32, Reiser3/4, XFS, JFS, and several more.
When I think about technology companies that are major backers of the open source movement, I tend to think about Google and IBM.
The two companies publicly support open source efforts and both have built products that take advantage of open source software. Yet Google and IBM tend to prefer open source licenses other than GPL.
Why is that?
A decade ago, when the Web had just been spun, the computer industry learned the hard way how it needed lobbyists to keep competition alive.
Chief among these companies was Microsoft, which stepped up to the plate for the industry, hired lots of warm bodies (often with fine minds) and fought even the mighty telephone industry to a draw.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT - News), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the company would work with the University of North Carolina system and the North Carolina Research Campus to advance the adoption of open source philosophies of standards and collaboration in biotechnology, bioinformatics, public policy and healthcare research.
Eight days into this donation race Tux 500 is reporting they have collected just under $5,500 of the $350,000 goal for the race. At the time of the race, I will be utterly shocked if they collect more than $50,000.
At $25,000 Linux would only be an associate car sponsor. While this is a nice original idea, I personally see Tux 500 becoming a flop.
The government has approved the software industry development programme to 2010, in which priority will be given to the use of open source software in state-funded IT projects.
The state will encourage and assist organisations and businesses in providing services supporting the use of open source software, curbing the rate of intellectual property violations of software.
GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris
This article will explain how to create a chroot jail for bind8. This effectively makes bind oblivious to the rest of the (file)system beyond it's chroot directory tree. Therefore security will be increased, because if bind due to some crack attempt allows shell access one can not go beyond the chroot environment.
(Quoting bind howto):
This guide documents how to configure a WebDAV resource using SSL and two-factor authentication and how to access that resource from Windows, Linux and Mac.
Version 2.2.14 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. Please see the NEWS file for a detailed list of changes. The source code is available from ftp.gimp.org. Binary packages for the various supported platforms should become available soon.
Bugs fixed in GIMP 2.2.14:
Shankar and Ankur of OLPC Nepal were invited and sponsored by nepa~laya to attend the festival to show the XO to school children and also teachers from some of the schools in the area.
Is Linux on the desktop in your future? Momentum in the enterprise is slowly building for “the march of the penguin.” (Please forgive me...I love puns!)
Part of the fun of working with truly large machines is that one gets to discover new scalability surprises before anybody else. So the SGI folks often have more fun than many of the rest of us. Their latest discovery has to do with the number of kernel threads which, on a 4096-processor system, leads to some interesting kernel behavior.
Most linux distributions provide thousands of packages for our computing fun. Somehow they always seem to miss one or two packages that we just have to have. Either that or the package they do provide has, for one reason or none, missing functionality. Sometimes the packages are just plain broken.
After a nice weekend away in Hilton Head, SC, enjoying the nice sun and the company of family and friends, I am back with another review of a BSD-based system. DesktopBSD 1.6 RC2, released April 13, aims to provide a system that is easy to use but maintains the power and functionality of BSD.