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|Story||Maverick Alpha-3 Released||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 5:00pm|
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|Story||Sabayon 5.3 Xfce & Lxde - a few impressions||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:32pm|
|Story||Is Ubuntu becoming more of a pain to set up than Windows?||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:29pm|
|Story||BSD Magazine 08/2010 Issue Available||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:27pm|
|Story||For Kevin Mitnick, staying legal is job one||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:23pm|
|Story||Is Google About to Sell the Internet Down the River?||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:21pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 4:42am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 4:00am|
OpenID is an open decentralized digital identity system that has been gaining traction in recent months. It implements a solution to some everyday headaches such as single-sign-on, but it does not address related issues like privacy, trust, spam prevention, or message authentication. OpenID uses a multiple-stage sign-on process, but don't let that discourage you.
For all the hype regarding Open Source Software (OSS), we sometimes forget logic in the excitement of trying to get on board with this latest trend. What we really care about (or should care about) is making a sound business decision regarding software. Think everyone is hopping on the OSS bandwagon because the software doesn't cost anything?
If there is one thing that seems to be standard in the open source world, it would seem to be the abundance of overlapping projects that might be better suited to work together rather than completing software visions on their own. Today, we are going to look at the trend and even consider some examples.
Ubuntu is one of the few Linux distributions out there that will not enable the root account.If you want to do something with root permission on the console you have to type sudo before the command.
sudo" means superuser do. "sudo" will prompt for "Password:". Please specify user password
Draft 3 of GPLv3 should be out Real Soon Now, so I'd like to review some of the topics. I couldn't find a thorough explanation of how GPLv3 will deal with the "anti-circumvention" clauses of the DMCA and it's EU counterpart, the the EUCD (see Article 6), so here's my layperson understanding.
A reliable Novell source has sent me Samba team member Guenther Deschner's farewell email to Novell staff and a follow-up from Lars Mueller, another Samba core team member.
Of course Deschner left over Novell's agreement with Microsoft and the bad-faith actions that Novell has taken regarding its GPL-licensed software in connection with that agreement.
The other day i thought I'd give linux a shot. so I went along to the ubuntu page (http://www.ubuntu.com) and clicked download. downloaded the iso for 6.10 that went pretty quickly - while I was doing other bits and pieces on the web, and it took a grand total of about 45 minutes.
This week we'll take a brief look at some of the many features that are making their way into Amarok 2, which is the development branch for Amarok in KDE 4.The features discussed are all in progress features which have reached varying stages of completion. Read on for information about Amarok's engines (including Phonon), UI changes, changes to the Magnatune music store, OS X support, and more.
Damn Small Linux (DSL) is based on KNOPPIX, so anyone who has used KNOPPIX or Debian in the past will feel right at home. The entire system is around 50MB so it will fit on small, business-card CD-R's and cheap USB memory sticks. DSL is a live CD, meaning it will run completely from a CD without having to install it to your hard drive.
In April of last year CNET published an article entitled New Linux look fuels old debate (this is also an article where I was consulted). Andrew Fear, who is NVIDIA's software product manager, had stated NVIDIA's public reasons why they do not open-source their Linux display drivers.
Andrew Fear (NVIDIA):
Have you ever been using your Linux distro and suddenly found a program won’t close? It’s frustrating when an application hangs. In Windows, one could right click on the taskbar and choose “Task Manager” and kill the hanging process (which doesn’t always work BTW). In Linux, you can also kill these hanging processes.
You might have read my previous post on my experience moving from Kubuntu to OpenSuSe. I had to google to find out how to install the ATI driver for my ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 card. I did the driver installation thrice. Here are the steps to install the driver in Open SuSe 10.2.
NVIDIA has released NVIDIA® Gelato® 2.1 high- quality, GPU-accelerated rendering software, which now includes support for Joe Alter's Shave and a Haircut software for computer-generated hair and fur effects.
The Yankee Group send us a rebuttal to a recent column by Steven J. Vaughan Nichols entitled, "Weather alert: new Microsoft FUD storm expected." Research fellow Laura Didio's response appears below, in an effort to allow our readers to hear both sides of the story and form their own judgments.
Here are some snapshots of PCLinuxOS' Texstar on vacation in New York City last weekend. He says he's having fun and is glad we ain't there!
Actually, he said,
PC World recently did a feature article on Operating Systems, and named Ubuntu as their favorite Linux distribution. I decided to document my experience working with Ubuntu, and this first article, Part 1, will detail my experience installing and updating Ubuntu. I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, 6.1.
While the U.S. courts recently reaffirmed Microsoft's FAT (File Allocation Table) patents, the German Patent Federal Court has just dismissed the patent for use in Germany.
According to a report in the German news publication Heise Online, the court has denied the protection that the European Patent Office granted to Microsoft under EP 0618540 for a "common namespace for long and short filenames." This was based on Microsoft's US Patent No. 5,758,352. The German Patent Court stated that the patent claims Microsoft made are "not based on inventive activity."
Bruce Perens, director of Action on Technology Policy and initiator of the Open Letter to Novell that has been signed by thousands, will hold a press conference during Novell's Brainshare conference in Salt Lake City, Utah next week. The topics will be:
* The Microsoft-Novell agreement
* GPL version 3 and how it will impede Novell from making use of new innovation by the Free Software community
* Software patents vs. Free Software.