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|Story||The FSF is needed now - more than ever||srlinuxx||21/06/2010 - 10:02am|
|Story||Solaris, OpenSolaris, and the Oracle wall of secrecy||srlinuxx||21/06/2010 - 10:01am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||21/06/2010 - 3:45am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||21/06/2010 - 2:27am|
|Story||This Mac devotee is moving to Linux||srlinuxx||21/06/2010 - 2:21am|
|Story||Disk Space: The Final Frontier||srlinuxx||21/06/2010 - 2:19am|
|Story||Mandriva Linux Wins My BIg Fat Gratitude||srlinuxx||20/06/2010 - 11:10pm|
|Story||The Perfect File Manager?||srlinuxx||20/06/2010 - 11:08pm|
|Story||Using Gnome Shell – Day 7||srlinuxx||20/06/2010 - 11:06pm|
|Story||Sidux Hypnos 2010-01 Xfce Review||srlinuxx||20/06/2010 - 9:00pm|
Back in the APM days, everything was easy. You called an ioctl on /dev/apm, and the kernel made a BIOS call. After that, it was all up to the hardware. Sure, it never really worked properly, and it was basically impossible to debug what the hardware actually did. And then ACPI came along, and nothing worked at all. Several years later, we're almost back to where we were with APM. But what's actually happening when you hit that sleep key?
So, you want a free software image manipulation program? You’ve always wanted to be able to smooth out your own photos? You’ve downloaded the GIMP, but when you open the program to have a go you just get intimidated? You can work out some of it, but you really want to optimise your use, and feel like you aren’t just wandering about in the dark? Where should you turn in this situation? Well your first stop should definitely be Beginning GIMP, From Novice to Professional by Akkana Peck.
Yesterday Cijal showed me this (Good Bye MS) site and I was immediately interested in it. Home page just contains one link “Click here to install Debian GNU/Linux”. And I clicked it, and it started downloading few components that can be run from windows, it will modify the boot.ini and when we reboot next time we will see ‘install debian’. It would be a net install (as always). Before rebooting the install gives you can option that we can select completely remove windows and install Debian.
The book "Beginning SuSE Linux" is authored by Kier Thomas and published by APress. As the name of the book indicates, it is geared towards beginners in GNU/Linux who have set their eyes on trying out the SuSE Linux distribution.
The KDE development team is working hard on the KDE 4 platform. KDE 4 will include many exciting new technologies which will greatly enhance the functionality of KDE. One of these new technologies is Decibel. We would like to give you an idea of what Decibel is all about.
We DO need to keep reinventing Linux and creating distributions that put critical bits in interesting and inventive if unusual places. Without these multiple distributions and their drive to do what isn't "normal" or "business as usual" innovation would be left up to a small number of distros and developers.
About 30 developers from companies such as Intel, Sun Microsystems and VMware are attending the X.org Developer's Conference in Menlo Park, Calif. this week to ponder the direction of the X Window System.
A security company has reported two new flaws in the Mozilla Firefox browser that may leave locally saved files vulnerable to outside attacks.
Ivan Krstić mission to make the $100 laptop a monoculture of impossible targets shifted into high gear with the public release of Bitfrost, an architecture-level specification covering the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) security model.
Free and open source software is becoming more and more popular among people who aren’t computer experts. If I had my way, I’d tell everyone to stop using Windows altogether. I have been personally testing the Ubuntu distribution since last fall and I love it.
The commit digest issue 44 had a note that Kamion, a user data migration tool, has been added to the SVN and is pretty far in development (already with a first GUI). Troy Unrau, once again, posted an excellent article about a future KDE 4 technology. This time he wrote about the state of the art of Phonon.
Also: KDE 4's Sonnet will turbocharge language processing
Several weeks ago, desktop Linux distributor Linspire Inc. announced that it was going to open up CNR (Click N Run), its Web-based software downloader/manager, to other distributions. Now, the company is revealing more about what this new Linux software distribution system will look like.
This tutorial handles about the usage of the wonderful media player MPlayer. It explains several options, lists some useful keyboard shortcuts and handles about tips and tricks that can be used to enhance your multimedia experience.
Wasabi is a new proposal on FreeDesktop.org for a unified desktop search and metadata specification. I'm not qualified to comment on the specifics of the proposal, but I definitely like the vision.
Do you remember the story about the dog that didn't bark? It was a Sherlock Holmes tale where the world's finest detective deduced the killer's identity by observing that a certain dog, who should have been barking ferociously, was in fact completely silent.
After becoming fed up having to fix a broken system on almost every major update, I decided it was time to move away from Ubuntu, at least for a while. But which distro to pick? Taking a look around DistroWatch, I noticed OpenSUSE had gained a lot of popularity.
LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit speaker Jeremy Allison explains some tricky details of Linux/Windows interoperability, what the Novell/Microsoft deal really does for interoperability, and a vision for a future easy-to-administer network filesystem.
For several years, Win4Lin has offered a virtual operating environment whereby you can run Microsoft Windows inside of GNU/Linux. The first several generations of Win4Lin were limited to Windows 98, difficult to install, and had requirements that were difficult to satisfy, such as a proprietary kernel module and various acts of command line kung fu. Version 3.5 still has some of these problems, but it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be.
Lately, I've been getting questions about how well, or not, Red Hat is doing. I know that Oracle is coming after them. And, I know that Novell and Microsoft's partnership, problems and all, has given Novell's SLES 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) some unexpected sales.
Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) is sponsoring a plan to encourage and popularize the idea of open source -- for hardware components. The organization released a draft of an open source license for computer hardware this month, and issued a public call for comments on the draft. The new license is already drawing criticism from prominent members of the open source community.