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In the short time that I've spent using Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger), I've really come to like it. The installation was painless, all my hardware was detected and configured correctly, package management was easy, and the clean-cut GNOME desktop is terrific.
Seems the movie Doom based on the Doom series of video games is meeting with lukewarm reviews. Most state they find it tedious with too much talk and not enough action. I still want to see it, but I might wait for cable.
The new version for Windows, Mac and Linux users includes improved e-mail and stability, support for additional Web standards, and changes to the user interface designed to make it easier to switch from Internet Explorer or Firefox.
The Web has evolved very dramatically, but the evolution of Web browsers, however, have not been as significant. Flock hopes to change that by integrating more functionality into the browser, giving users easier access to the Web's social aspects.
Three lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Friday for the Internet's core infrastructure to remain under U.S. control, echoing similar language introduced in the Senate earlier this week.
If you usually run for a coffee refill while your computer is booting up, here's a look at what you're missing. For those perhaps new to Linux who want to know a bit more about their OS, this article looks inside the startup sequence of Linux on a PC.
In a harshly worded statement, Major League Baseball reiterated its policy against the unlawful dissemination of game information without their express written consent. To enforce this edict, all cell phones, cameras, scorecards, abacusses, and all other devices capable of storing information will be banned from within two miles of all World Series games.
SUSE has always been at the top of their game and judging by the numbers they still are. Is it worth the download? Is it worth our time? We're here to take a look....
The president of Peru, signed legislation this week that allows public institutions to consider adopting open-source software, another step forward for the open-software movement.
When eWEEK Labs recently reviewed StarOffice 8, we were impressed by its broad platform support and low cost-two measures by which the Sun Microsystems Inc. office productivity suite edges out Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading Office 2003 but falls short compared with its open-source sibling, OpenOffice.org 2.0.
A team of IT staffers at the University of Indianapolis last week showed off a bundle of open-source tools and scripts it uses to trap and isolate PCs infected by viruses or spyware.
A new concept is amongst us and lg3d is its name. I test drove the livecd this evening and I've never experienced anything quite like it before. I think this is an extremely bold and ambitious project. I hope they continue to improve this desktop because it is truly a one-of-a-kind. In a time when most distros follow a very similar formula, Looking Glass is going its own way.
With the newest release, and all the hype of the merger with Conectiva and Lycoris, I felt it was time to take another look at Mandriva. Mandriva has delivered a fabulous, bleeding edge product in it's latest release. Unfortunately as has been the case with most Mandriva .0 releases the product is unstable and needing attention.
When you install an application package in a Debian-based system, sometimes prerequisite application packages are unavailable. These missing packages are known as broken dependencies. Left unresolved, they can cripple your system's ability to install new packages.
CUPS is what its name says: a common UNIX printing system. This is a basic introduction to what CUPS is and why you might want to use it rather than LPD.
Sony Computer Entertainment has awarded prizes to three students using PlayStation2-Linux development kits donated by Sony.
Tetsuo Handa has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS.
id software released the long awaited Quake4 Tuesday and promised Linux binaries within the week. They had them posted in 2 days! Such commitment to Linux users should be rewarded. Phoronix has posted many screenshots to tempt even the most passive of souls.
There are times when I just want to crack some open-source heads together.
Take, please take, for example, the current fit in Debian circles over whether the DCC Alliance can use the Debian name or trademark.