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|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||20/09/2010 - 3:43am|
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|Story||Uncle Sam meets open source with open arms||srlinuxx||20/09/2010 - 12:20am|
|Story||Software And Other Legacy Of The Baby Boomer Generation||srlinuxx||20/09/2010 - 12:19am|
|Story||Amnesia Release Analysis||srlinuxx||20/09/2010 - 12:13am|
|Story||Gnash needs more support||srlinuxx||19/09/2010 - 8:22pm|
|Story||“Sent using Ubuntu” default in Ubuntu Evolution||srlinuxx||19/09/2010 - 8:21pm|
|Story||The wonders of Digikam||srlinuxx||19/09/2010 - 5:43pm|
|Story||Pixlr Grabber, Firefox Screenshot Taking Add-On||srlinuxx||19/09/2010 - 5:42pm|
|Story||Firefox 4 now with optimized session restore||srlinuxx||1||19/09/2010 - 5:40pm|
An early prototype of The Coop, Mozilla's new social networking component for Firefox, is now available for user testing. Announced earlier this week, The Coop is designed to integrate support for social networking features directly into the Firefox browser interface.
Almost all new Linux wanna be guru (read as users who want to switch to Linux) asks a question:
I want to switch to Linux completely from Windows XP SP2. Which Linux version will be best - Redhat, SuSE, or other? I use my PC for:
Watching DVD / MP3
I’m also willing to spend a small amount of money if required to purchase Linux version.
If you're buying a new computer in the near future, it may be a good idea to avoid systems with Phoenix bios on them. There's recent proof that their 2003 contract with Microsoft has born fruit in their latest bios versions which now prevent you from installing any OS other than Vista.
A few days ago Red Hat shared with the world the first ISO images of the system that is planned to be installed on the OLPC laptops. I suddenly felt an irresistible urge … I downloaded the 291 MB ISO, burned it on a CD and started testing. Here is what I got.
Every once in awhile, I check Amazon to see what books are upcoming in various categories (using the "publication date" option), and just such a search has uncovered what looks to be the first Damn Small Linux book, "The Official Damn Small Linux Book: The Tiny Adaptable Linux That Runs on Anything," by Robert Singledecker, John Andrews and Christopher Negus -- and set for release in July.
Although it's been on the mirrors for a day or two, XFCE 4.4.1 has now been officially announced. This is the first maintenance release of Xfce 4.4 (the current stable branch of Xfce) aimed at fixing important bugs and update translations.
After 21 months of development Debian has released version 4.0 codenamed Etch to the public on April, 8th 2007. In Debian time 21 months is downright snippy, which is a good thing. Trust me on that.
Mozilla Corporation wants to get the security community involved in ironing out possible bugs with the next version of Firefox at an earlier stage.
Instead of pointing out security bugs once Firefox 3.0 gets released, Mozilla wants security vendors involved while the software in still a work in progress.
It seems like every time we turn around on the forums, there is a tremendous backlash against the Windows OS and Microsoft as a whole. Some of it is even well-deserved - the amount of overhead required by the new Vista OS has made many otherwise very usable computers completely obsolete, and that's before you spend the money for Vista itself.
“The year of Linux on the Desktop.” Typically, these articles show up near the end of the year. They always cause a big debate “Will 200* be the year of Linux on the Desktop?!” is the headline, followed by comment wars. The comment wars break down like this. Linux vs. Windows users, Mac vs. Linux users, a branch war of Windows vs. Mac users, KDE vs.
For the release of Cedega 6.0 "Swordfish" later this week, Phoronix will be offering a performance comparison of Enemy Territory and Doom 3 running natively in Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Linux. Along with those numbers we will be sharing the results when each game was benchmarked in WINE 0.9.32 and Cedega 6.0.
There’s a slashdot posting up about Novell disabling a font type, ClearType, from the the openSUSE distribution in connection with possible Microsoft patent concerns. This seems to have created some confusion, in that a number of observers are wondering why, given Novell’s patent agreement with Microsoft, this technology wouldn’t be allowed in openSUSE.
I have used Ubuntu for almost 2 years and was completely in love with Ubuntu. One fine day my UPS gave up and my root file system was corrupted. It clearly means a re-install. Now that I have used OpenSUSE for 2 months, here is a brief comparison between my experiences with Ubuntu and OpenSUSE.
Sure, Red Hat's (RHT) most recent financial results, announced March 29, didn't blow away investors. But the future looks bright. The reason: Open source application developers continue to gain serious momentum. And many of those developers are firmly committed to Red Hat.
Confusion and controversy about Open Source licensing did not start with current Free Software Foundation efforts to revise the GNU General Public License (GPL). Nor will emergence of an acceptable GPL V3 – or of a revised Lesser GPL or Affero GPL (thanks Dana Blankenhorn) – make OS licensing much less problematical for enterprise users.
KDE 4, the next release of the popular Linux Desktop environment will, among other changes, no longer use the longtime file manager Konqueror by default, opting instead for the improved usability and enhanced browsing features of the Dolphin file manager.
The Apache Software Foundation is in a dispute with Sun Microsystems over a license for the Java technology compatibility kit needed for the Apache Harmony project.
Harmony is an open source implementation of Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 5.
Open-source developer and evangelist Bruce Perens has scathingly dismissed claims by a lawyer for the Association for Competitive Technology that the latest draft of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License brings legal risks.