|Story||An Open World||srlinuxx||12/05/2009 - 3:26am|
|Story||Virtual Desktops: Brilliant or Nuisance?||srlinuxx||12/05/2009 - 3:24am|
|Story||UbuntuOne in Beta. Wait, WTF ?||srlinuxx||12/05/2009 - 3:22am|
|Story||some kde app stuff||srlinuxx||12/05/2009 - 1:18am|
|Story||Linux Audio Update||srlinuxx||12/05/2009 - 1:14am|
|Story||Sneak Preview: Five Game-Changing Features in Firefox 3.5||srlinuxx||12/05/2009 - 1:12am|
|Story||What was the first netbook?||srlinuxx||1||11/05/2009 - 11:32pm|
|Story||Is the Linux Foundation Our NRA?||srlinuxx||11/05/2009 - 10:00pm|
|Story||OpenOffice.org 3.1: The next generation||srlinuxx||11/05/2009 - 9:58pm|
|Story||Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) RC: A Review||srlinuxx||11/05/2009 - 9:56pm|
If the big names in Linux and open source are the shakers, then the movers are the unknown people in the trenches -- the IT shops. It's IT managers who convinced their companies to use Linux, made it work and now put open source software in the corporate IT fast lane.
Everybody's favorite itty bitty distro released a RC1 of version 2.0 as announced on Distrowatch and damnsmalllinux.org. Everytime I boot damn small linux I marvel at the accomplishments found in that remarkable system. It never fails to floor me how so many useful applications can be cram-packed into less than 50mbs. Another characteristic of this distro, or more accurately its developers, is the release fast and release often philosophy. Those guys never let any grass grow under their feet. Seems like they just released 1.5 and yet 2.0 is imminent. Although most new features and improvements took place under the hood, there are some improvements on the surface. As usual, there's a new theme to go with the release and as such, not only is Damn Small Linux still the portable workhorse we all know and love, but also sports a nice fresh look.
In this article, Jon Stephens shares how you can obtain and install a MySQL database for your Linux system. He provides lots of beginner instructions including use of the MySQL Monitor, a tool for using and adminstering MySQL that's part of the basic distribution.
Microsoft will use a massive gathering of Unix, Linux and open-source professionals in Sydney next week to demonstrate interoperability between Unix and Windows systems.
When Tectonic ran my review on the Ubuntu Breezy preview, I wasn't too generous: "Overall, I'm impressed but not amazed by Breezy." Having used it since then as my primary desktop, and having felt the affects of every update as Breezy became more stable and generally better, I now eat my words. Indeed, I am amazed.
The planned fifth-anniversary release of the ODF-compliant MS Office alternative has been pushed back to allow time for key bug fixes.
South Korea's antitrust watchdog said yesterday that it would continue to investigate allegations that Microsoft Corp engaged in unfair trade practices, despite the software giant's settlement of a case with a US rival.
The settlement will be "completely irrelevant," EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said.
KDE 3.4.3 has been released. This release includes many bugfixes and increased translation coverage compared to previous versions. Although the concentration was on bug fixes, users are stating that this release also sports faster performance and improved font rendering.
With the landscape for OSS changing every day and with the Open Source Business Conference less than a month away, conference director Matt Asay took some time to discuss some of those transformations -- both good and bad.
In Part 1, we studied the fundamental concepts of OpenOffice.org's software development kit (SDK) and how the SDK can be used to communicate with the OOo programs. We now are ready to write an application.
The fact is that Linux is the perfect answer to proprietary software like Apple. I strongly believe that Linux has shown us a path to achieve that goal of bridging the digital divide. Apple could learn a few things from this.
MySQL is eyeing a November release date for Version 5 of its open-source database, a major upgrade that the company hopes will make it a bigger player among enterprise customers.
The software giant has made nice with competitors but analysts think it's the same old Microsoft. Several analysts said that rivals, and investors, shouldn't be fooled.
Introducing the Tango Project, a collaborative effort on the part of a variety of software designers and artists to unify the visual style of software on Linux and other open-source desktops.
Last week's LinuxWorld UK may not have been the biggest Linux show around, but LinuxPlanet editor Martin C. Brown was more than a little impressed by the depth of the vendors and presentations there. Linux is still running strong in Europe and momentum couldn't be higher.
Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money.
Nokia's introduction of its new ESeries smartphones was more than just another product announcement. It was an open declaration of war against Microsoft. With both of them squarely targeting the North American enterprise, this could be an absolutely fascinating battle.
As people make the transition from Windows to the increasingly popular Linux operating system and open source applications, many questions arise. In this SearchOpenSource.com interview, Van der Linden explains why users should make the jump to Linux for reasons such as cost, security and convenience.
Stux Linux is an unique Linux distribution. Version 0.8.1 was released on the 7th and Distrowatch reports, "The new version is a quick bug-fix update to the new 0.8 series, which the developers launched a week ago. Some of the new features include: "Based on Slackware Linux 10.2 and Knoppix 3.7 for kernel and modules; all procedure and interfaces have been substantially reviewed; added boot option 'toram' to load STUX image in RAM and run from there; STUX Network Panel added - configure network for dial-up, ADSL, ethernet and wireless connections; STUX Media Center added; USB support enhanced; hard disk and USB installation process enhanced; created BitTorrent UI, also integrated in Firefox....""