|Story||Open source adoption 'anomaly' in Philippines||srlinuxx||30/07/2009 - 10:24am|
|Story||The not-so-intuitive Intuition of Intuit||srlinuxx||30/07/2009 - 10:23am|
|Story||today's leftovers||srlinuxx||30/07/2009 - 5:08am|
|Story||Are Proprietary Tools the Key to Linux Desktop Success?||srlinuxx||1||30/07/2009 - 4:27am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||30/07/2009 - 3:57am|
|Story||Run your Linux LiveCD in Windows with one click||poodles||30/07/2009 - 1:11am|
|Story||Debian is NOT switching to time-based releases||srlinuxx||1||30/07/2009 - 12:31am|
|Story||The Gap moves from Windows to Red Hat Linux||srlinuxx||29/07/2009 - 9:58pm|
|Story||Fit-PC2 review: The world’s smallest desktop PC||srlinuxx||29/07/2009 - 9:55pm|
|Story||10 IT flame wars that will never go away||srlinuxx||29/07/2009 - 7:51pm|
People reject Linux desktops for illogical reasons, says IT consultant and developer Jono Bacon. He discusses the impact of such irrational views regarding Linux desktop adoption in this interview. He also opines on what developers should be doing to reverse-engineer people's fuzzy thinking and make it easier to adopt Linux and open source.
The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox 1.5 blew away the competition to take the top award in the Enterprise Linux category in the Datamation Product of the Year 2006 awards.
In this TechBuilder Recipe, I’ll show you how to protect Linux workstations against unexpected power failures with a Linux-compatible UPS.
Virtualization has come a long way since VMware first introduced VMware Workstation in 1999. The product was initially designed to ease software development and testing by partitioning a workstation into multiple virtual machines. Nearly seven years later, VMware Workstation has gone through several transformations, and the technology is no longer relegated to the niche product market.
As if VMware did not already have enough companies lining up to catch the virtualisation wave, the company has launched a contest to spur development.
Why? That one thought kept echoing through my thoughts as I installed and ran SUSE 10.1 Beta 5. Around the net several articles entitled something to the effect of "SUSE releases two betas within 4 days" as if it was an accomplishment of 10.0 proportions! Some progress was made, but it reminded me of the old saying "2 steps forward and 3 steps back."
Last weekend, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting took place in Brussels. KDE was present there with a lot of developers, a devroom and several interesting talks.
Linux terminals share alot in common with their primitive ancestors such as vt100 like consoles. These early devices is capable of sending sequences that signaled events outside of the normal flow of typed characters, such as escape, tab, linefeed...etc. This article summarises many of the commonly used control sequences that are used in all Linux terminals.
I blame the open-source movement for the trend towards scriptable desktop and workgroup applications. This has led to a situation in which crowds of thickies like me wander forlornly around user forums, asking for tips and workarounds, only to be told by know-it-alls to write a script to solve the problem. Scripting is not an alternative to proprietary systems. It is a heap of bicycle parts, with instructions in Swedish and no Allen key.
I've been running Xen for a few weeks now and until now I've been happy with the default networking setup installed. Only when I decided to install Xen upon the server which is hosting this website did I need to explore the way Xen sets up networking. Xen is pretty good at giving a working network setup for most common cases. By default it sets up virtual instances so they communicate with the network via the host's eth0 device, using NAT.
Here's a trio of articles this morning that can help with software choices and setting up apache. Tweaking the .htaccess, Using Wikis and Blogs to ease administration and considerations when choosing a CMS are all nice little articles to help get you started.
The family of operating systems based on the Ubuntu platform continues to expand - this time to the ever-growing embedded world of small, light devices like PDAs and Internet tablets. A new Ubuntu project, Embedded Ubuntu, hopes to bring Ubuntu down to size.
Want to keep an eye on what's going on in your home or office when you're not there? You can turn a Linux box into a motion detector by using an old webcam and Motion -- software for monitoring a Video4Linux device.
It seems that, although some misgivings may remain, the open source community is coming to terms with the realities of the software business. Whereas at one time an open source software company might have been booed out of the room for charging license fees for commercial deployments, these days that practice is becoming the norm.
IBM is joining with Harvard University to create an open-source initiative that could challenge Microsoft's planned InfoCard online identity management system, the company is expected to announce today.
You can get version 0.3.013 of the free massive multiplayer online role playing game Planeshift in development now. The objective of the PlaneShift is to create a virtual fantasy world in which a player can start as a peasant in search of fame and become a hero.
GoblinX Mini, the distribution based off of GoblinX Premium, has reached version 1.2.2. Included in GoblinX Mini v1.2.2 is a new "liveupgrade" feature for remastering the entire Linux distribution, improvements to the "goinstall" script, corrected various small errors and corrections, and have shaped up into a fairly nice release and is the focus of the Phoronix spotlight today.
I often get asked for web-based scheduling programs. I've done quite a few of them over the years, sometimes using scripts available from the web, but more often writing my own simply because I don't like modifying other people's code.
On this slow news day Chris Bell has publishied a trio of articles basically singing the praises of open source software on the New Zealand ComputerWorld site. From an introduction to open source, through an examination security of open source vs. proprietary, to giving examples of the advantages including cost saving of open source, Chris Bell has had a busy weekend. Great reading for a laid back Sunday afternoon.