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|Story||Linux Foundation support for booting Linux on Windows 8 PCs delayed||srlinuxx||20/11/2012 - 6:08pm|
|Story||System76 unveils an 'extreme performance' Ubuntu Linux laptop||srlinuxx||20/11/2012 - 6:04pm|
|Story||Ten... Linux apps you must install||srlinuxx||20/11/2012 - 6:01pm|
|Story||Torvalds Cracks His Whip||srlinuxx||20/11/2012 - 3:58am|
|Story||Raspberry Pi reaches critical mass as XBMC hardware||srlinuxx||20/11/2012 - 3:55am|
|Story||Ubuntu 13.04 Is About 13% Complete||srlinuxx||20/11/2012 - 3:52am|
|Story||Learn to Play Guitar on Linux with Nootka||srlinuxx||19/11/2012 - 11:43pm|
|Story||Overview of Haiku OS Release 1 Alpha 4||srlinuxx||19/11/2012 - 11:34pm|
|Story||Ten things Linux and open source have to be thankful for||srlinuxx||19/11/2012 - 11:26pm|
|Story||LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office in real life||srlinuxx||19/11/2012 - 11:21pm|
linuxjournal.com: Yes yes, I realize it's no surprise we feel pretty attached to Linux here at Linux Journal, but that aside, what's not to love about Linux? Especially in the last few years, it's no longer a matter of whether Linux is ready for the desktop yet -- it's just a matter of when are people going to realize it? Thankfully, we're starting to see that. And here's why:
raiden.net: I've been noticing a disturbing trend among Linux users of late, myself included, that has begun to bother me enough to necessitate writing this short article. What is this trend? It's a general loss of the Linux skillsets that so many of us senior users have gained over the years.
linux.com: Desktop on Demand (DOD) is the latest contender to give users a full-fledged remote desktop instead of Web-based applications to help users to stay productive when they are on the move. Similar to Ulteo, DOD gives you a full-blown remote Linux-based desktop -- but that's where the similarity ends.
arstechnica.com: Ian McKellar gave a presentation on the Songbird media player at LugRadio Live this past weekend. The talk introduced some of the underlying goals behind the Songbird project and included a demonstration of some of the core technologies in the Songbird media player.
itwire.com: This time Google App Engine gives the great promise of letting you serve your own applications to the world using the grunt of Google-powered machinery. However, it’s not the saviour it purports to be, perverting the open source way.
Also: Google says “sod it... lets do a bit of evil”
And: Google Earth 4.3
blogs.ittoolbox: Your Linux is bloated. Its fat and waddles around like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man of Ghostbusters fame. It limps along like a legless slug. It crawls along slower than dead turtle. There are many things you can do to optimise your system.
linux-tip.net: CAD Schroer released the Fourth Generation of the globally renowned MEDUSA engineering product suite. Its powerful software tools were developed to work the way engineers do, helping you get product to market faster, and designs to customers quicker and more efficiently.
- The making of Wine (how to make Windows apps merrier with Linux)
- Taking a closer look at the Opera browser
- My not-so-positive ramblings on the Asus EEEPC
- Open-source anti-virus scanner hit by exploit
- KDE Commit-Digest for 6th April 2008
- Upgrading to 8.04
- Gentoo Safe Flags
- Kernel space: memory allocation failures
- 4 months and 10 days without any new Debian developer. Is Debian dying?
thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy admits it: He left Novell for dead last year. But recent conversations with the company forced him to rethink all of those negative notions. In a few markets, Novell may actually thrive. And in one particular market, Novell could give Microsoft a run for its money.
Also: Novell slashes mainframe Linux pricing
openlogic.com/blogs: Abhijit Nadgouda says it's been a decade since the term open source was chosen to represent the concept. This is true, but the concept has been around far longer. Sure, it has forever changed the way software is created and consumed, but why now all of a sudden?
Also: What Hurts Them Helps Us: How Open Source Benefits from the Bad
ostatic.com/blog: In a photo tour I posted a few days ago, I provided some handy Firefox tips that can save you time if you spend a lot of time in almost everyone's favorite open source browser. To get the most out of Firefox, though, I recommend using the best extensions. In this post, I'll round up six of my favorites.
Also: Mozilla Developer News April 15
- Perl Script To Graph Iostat Output on Unix
- Mandriva repo guide for newbie
- Real Player 11
- How-To: Import/Export GPG key pair
- Bringing chat to the browser with JWChat
kerneltrap.org: "We are working [on] a new I/O scheduler based on CFQ, aiming at improved predictability and fairness of the service, while maintaining the high throughput it already provides," began Fabio Checconi, announcing the BFQ I/O scheduler.
blogs.zdnet.com: My kid hates Linux too. He’s 16, loves games, and finally stopped whining for a GameCube when he learned his Windows DVDs could also be played online. But for a kid to say he “hates” Linux is simply mistaken, on the kid’s part. If he uses Google, or thousands of other sites, he loves Linux.
Also: First my kid hates Linux, now I have to buy laptops with Vista
computerworlduk.com: The nominal approval of OOXML last month unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of anger, with much of that ire directed at the ISO for failing to uphold basic standards during the process. This has prompted it to respond with a rather interesting FAQ in which it desperately tries to defend itself.
Also: Microsoft's OOXML trophy is conditional
informationweek.com/blog: How scared is Microsoft of Linux? There's a hint or two of its fear in the fact that MS is preparing a special slim-and-trim version of Windows XP, within the next month or two, to run specifically on Asus's Eee PC.
Also: Microsoft looks to avoid losses to Linux in embedded OS market
theinquirer.net: The Yankee Group has been busy again this year, but its latest report seems to offer a very different story to last year’s, with Windows now performing significantly worse than its Linux and Unix rivals.
Also: Windows (in)security and open source
- More Productive Window Management in GIMP
- LS_COLORS Explained
- Use Wireshark to capture and analyse packets
- yum, can it be faster?
- Install Nodoka (Fedora theme) on Ubuntu
- Remove a path from your PATH variable
- Network Configuration—Tunneling with Free BSD
- Colored ls Output
- Customizing Your Bash Prompt
blog.wired.com: "Nina is dead and the defendant killed her," prosecutor Paul Hora told jurors at the outset of his closing arguments here. Hora conceded to jurors that the case is based largely on circumstantial evidence. But he said the defendant should not be "rewarded" for successfully disposing of her body.
- Ryan Orser Podcast Season 1 Episode 3
- Fallout From NVIDIA 173.08 Driver
- Open Source Projects double every 14 months!
- Kiowa goes KDE!
- Mandriva 2008 Spring Quick Install
- Visions of freedom: RMS as seen by TdR