|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||1||05/08/2009 - 11:23am|
|Story||Will Geolocation Find a Home on Linux Desktops?||srlinuxx||1||05/08/2009 - 10:15am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||04/08/2009 - 11:56pm|
|Story||Distro Hoppin`: Linux Mint 7 KDE Edition||srlinuxx||04/08/2009 - 11:44pm|
|Story||5 y.o KDE user tips & tricks||srlinuxx||04/08/2009 - 9:53pm|
|Story||Landscape System Management Tool Adds Dedicated Server||srlinuxx||04/08/2009 - 9:52pm|
|Story||Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part IV: snipmate.vim||srlinuxx||04/08/2009 - 9:50pm|
|Story||Linux Needs to be "House" Trained. Not.||srlinuxx||1||04/08/2009 - 9:20pm|
|Story||Forecast: Cost Cutting Will Drive Open Source Growth||srlinuxx||04/08/2009 - 8:03pm|
|Story||Microsoft Blames Open Source for Sales Slump||srlinuxx||04/08/2009 - 7:59pm|
"Where are my custom formats? I spent hours getting them right. Now, when I open a new document, they're gone."
This panicked cry or ones similar to it are posted almost daily to the OpenOffice.org User's List. Half of the time, the problem is the user have not heard of templates. The other half of the time, the users are expecting templates to behave the same in OpenOffice.org as they do in other office suites--but they don't.
There are several possible reasons why you might choose to use the command line interface (CLI) as your desktop environment. People passing by your desk will think you're some kind of computer god. Who doesn't want that? Here's how to set up your virtual terminal to be more productive for desktop work.
According to the new "slewed" schedule, the beta version will be available on 20 April - the original date set for Dapper Drake's release - and Dapper Drake will launch on 1 June.
Last month I presented a brief update about the LilyPond music typesetting software. This month I look at three graphic front-ends that can make LilyPond easier to use for beginners and for users who simply prefer the more familiar interface of standard music notation.
The chief Linux guru at Microsoft believes that Windows will maintain its dominance in the desktop space and increase its share in the server space because it is more reliable than Linux.
Also: Gates mocks Negroponte's poor peoples' PC
One of the issues we have yet to touch on when pertaining to the GeForce 7900 series is its workstation performance in OpenGL rendering. Today at Phoronix, we have completed a small set of tests to examine such a scenario using SPECViewPerf v8.1, which relies upon such application viewsets as Maya, Pro/ENGINEER, and SolidWorks. Will the EVGA GeForce 7900GT 256MB continue to remain supreme when it comes to non-gaming tasks?
I've stepped away from living on the edge. I no longer download the lastest nightly of Firefox nor grab each and every test version of OpenOffice. My time has become a much valued comodity and generally speaking I just don't need the latest and greatest anymore. It was certainly my intent to pass on FC5. I didn't think there was going to be anything in it that required an upgrade..... Until now.
This bifurcation of Open Source from all other software was a very familiar behavior—it is the same one that ten years ago insisted that the Internet and related technologies were discrete from IT and the datacenter. A ha! As I am fond of saying, there is little new in the world, all things old are new again.
Mandriva executive Gael Duval today confirmed rumors that he was laid off from the company he co-founded, along with a number of other Mandriva employees. Duval told NewsForge that he is going to bring suit against Mandriva for "abusive layoff." He also plans on working on new oss os Ulteo.
It's a lot easier to make the leap from Windows to GNU/Linux on a desktop machine (or even a server) than it is a laptop. Laptop computers are far more likely to contain unsupported unique or proprietary hardware than desktop machines, so laptop computers in general can be difficult to get your favorite free software operating system onto. Confused as to what distro you should use, or what computer you should buy? Here are some tips to make your decisions easier.
In the GNOME philosophy, we want applications that do their job, only their job, and we want those to do it perfectly. Epiphany's job is to browse the web. Only browsing the web. But browsing the web in a GNOME fashioned way.
Also: Celebrating the release of GNOME 2.14!
Much fuss has been made about open source software, particularly its influence on back-end server environments. Some organizations are deciding that open source is the right option for them. To best determine whether some or all of your server infrastructure is a good candidate for open source solutions, consider several criteria.
Cast your minds back, if you will, to OpenOffice.org 1.4 or so. Back in those days, I taught people to do mail merges with the Address Autopilot. There was another approach, too: it was a nice little mail merge tool that let you select your starting document, your data source, and the fields to insert. But where is it now?
Developers, users and interested parties met online last night to discuss Ubuntu Dapper Drake's possible six-week delay, proposed by Mark Shuttleworth last week. The large group had mixed feelings, but on the whole seemed to be in agreement with Shuttleworth.
The yearly KDE World Summit, Akademy, has found a home for 2006 on the emerald isle. This year, the multi-day event for contributors to the leading Free Desktop will be held from September 23nd to 30th 2006 in beautiful Dublin, capital city of Ireland.
While PostgreSQL's adoption rate continues to accelerate, some folks wonder why that rate isn't even steeper given its impressive array of features. One can speculate that many of the reasons for not considering its adoption tend to be based on either outdated or misinformed sources.
Do recent events point to a downward spiral for Linux as a business or is it just business as usual? Looking at key recent events gives one pause and food for thought. Consider...
In order to facilitate current inter- and extra- community communication and innovation there is need for a Human Computer Interaction working group (short name "HCI working group") within KDE made up of core accessibility, usability, internationalization and artist community members.
In issue 78 of Linux Format, on the shelves now, we have an interview with Edd Dumbill and Niel Bornstein - two prominent Mono coders who've written a book on the open source .NET implementation. Here's a few of the questions we asked, along with their answers:
Ken Kutaragi, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, took center stage and delivered the big news: PlayStation 3 will not release until November 2006, but with Linux preinstalled.