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|Story||An Amazing Coincidence or Something More Sinister?||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 6:46pm|
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|Story||OpenSUSE 11.2 the Perfect KDE Distribution||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 4:44pm|
|Story||Audio Production in Linux||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 4:43pm|
|Story||Let’s all be overjoyed about Windows 7||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 3:08pm|
|Story||Even The Open Source Community Gets Overly Restrictive At Times||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 3:07pm|
|Story||Beware Open Source Encryption||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 3:05pm|
|Story||openSUSE Weekly News #94 is out||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 3:03pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||24/10/2009 - 12:03am|
|Story||few howtos:||srlinuxx||23/10/2009 - 11:51pm|
Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries (GNOME’s ones) . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well.
Eighteen months after shipping, AMD's Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) apparently still does not run Linux, despite criticism for using a commercial operating system given AMD's goal of reducing the cost of computing such that half of the world could enjoy Internet access by 2015.
Today I build a snort enabled gateway, the risk of getting the Windows XP workstations infected by some kind of exploit or virus is getting bigger and bigger. We all have the zero-day WMF-exploit fresh in mind and the risk of getting infected by some foolish Windows exploit is just too big.
It's a simple idea. Take the Linspire Debian-based Linux distribution and bundle it with every proprietary driver and program that's available for Linux. Ta-da, an instant Linux that's compatible with far more hardware and applications.
The problem, of course, is that by combining proprietary software with Linux, you're also legitimatizing the use of proprietary programs with open-source.
OpenDocument was ratified as a file format standard on Tuesday night by an international standards group, setting the stage for greater worldwide adoption of the open-source file format technology.
There are those in the Linux and open source communities who believe the label "religious devotees" is detrimental to the cause, but the Rev. Don Parris embraces it.
Mozilla has issued a security update for its Firefox open-source browser, just weeks after it released a large fix to address several browser security flaws.
The Firefox 188.8.131.52 update is designed to address vulnerabilities in versions 1.5 through 184.108.40.206.
Now chairman of Sun Federal Inc., McNealy's new focus will be expanding Sun's market share in the federal government. McNealy told GCN that in his role at Sun Federal he'd be concentrating on, among other things, helping agencies with their citizen-centric e-government initiatives.
Here we go again. This time it's sources within Sun hinting that they might finally be ready to open-source Java.
Excuse me if I yawn.
What can a Linux distribution such as Mandriva Linux 2006 mean to a Windows user? Is it a valuable alternative, or do you have to be a real computer nerd to risk the move? Why would an average PC user make the effort to change over to Linux? This article just sums up our own experiences after several years of use of as well Windows as Mandriva Linux.
Kernel panic refers to a message displayed by an operating system after detecting a system inconsistency from which it cannot recover completely (Linux displays the Kernel Panic, while Windows displays the Blue Screen of Death - soon to become Red in Vista).
I do like BSD OSEs, but I think the most interesting thing about the release of PC-BSD is that the download page incudes a VMware image. There are disadvantages to pbi files. You'll end up with multiple library versions, which gets messy if there is a security upgrade. This is a nicely done BSD. Give it a try.
Bibble Labs has released Bibble 4.7, a commercial program for processing and conversion of RAW digital photography files to publishable formats such as JPG, PNG, and TIFF. Since professional photo editing programs are far and few between on Linux, I decided to take a look at Bibble's Linux version to see how it handles.
LinuxWorld 2006 Conference & Expo is batting for the other side - and when we say the other side, we mean the forces of galactic darkness operating from their base in Redmond, USA:
http://www.linuxworldexpo.co.uk was running Microsoft-IIS on Windows Server 2003 when last queried at 3-May-2006.
Anticipating our likely line of questioning, his opening remark was: "I still work here." And then, before he handed out his business card, he scribbled out the section which read 'CEO':
Having found early success at the operating system and web server levels, open source soon moved up the software stack. Last year it arguably reached the very top with open source enterprise applications hitting the market, such as customer relationship management tools from SugarCRM, and business intelligence tools from the likes of Pentaho and JasperSoft.
I've installed a number distros, but SimplyMEPIS was by far the easiest one to install, and it worked well with my older PC. With the combination of support from the MEPIS community, ease of use, and functionality, SimplyMEPIS is a great option.
Developers of the popular Debian Linux distribution are ramping up coding efforts as they plan to release the next version of their operating system in December this year.
Many people work for companies that have a Windows-based infrastructure, while they have a GNU/Linux desktop. You could use something like VNC or rdesktop to gain access to files on Windows shares, but a couple of command-line utilities from the Samba suite are a nice option that let you gain access right from your desktop.