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|Story||The myth of open-source forking||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 5:31pm|
|Story||Open Core is over||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 5:29pm|
|Story||SimplyMEPIS 8.5 [Review]||srlinuxx||3||01/10/2010 - 4:29pm|
|Story||Oh great, another addiction: OpenRA||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 3:33pm|
|Story||command line alternatives to wget and so much better!||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 3:32pm|
|Story||You must be this tall to ride: __||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 3:29pm|
|Story||Is open source a dead end for desktop applications?||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 1:51pm|
|Story||Group educates about Linux at Installfest||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 1:48pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 4:55am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||01/10/2010 - 4:38am|
I really love Kazehakase: It’s light, it’s fast, it’s clean and it does things that Firefox hasn’t thought of yet, or maybe needs a plugin to do (like a Tab Tree rather than just a list of active tabs, or a thumbnailed history of closed pages).
There's been a lot of talk about GPL version 3: whether it goes too far to be acceptable to business, whether the Linux kernel developers will accept it, whether our community will fork or undergo unrest over it. Much of that talk is based on a poor understanding of the GPL3 terms, and with release of the new license imminent, it's time to clear that up.
There's an interesting story on Slashdot this morning about why (possibly) Google may have been spoiling for a YouTube fight, rather than hoping to avoid it. As the theory in the article goes, Google may have wanted to get sued to protect the viability of YouTube, rather than leaving the copyright fight to a company less able to fight back (financially and strategically):
VideoLAN's VLC is a cross-platform media player with a simple interface that doesn't require a degree in rocket science to operate. That doesn't mean, however, that VLC is a simplistic application: it has a few tricks up its sleeve that can significantly extend its functionality and enhance your user experience. Here are a couple of VLC's nifty features you might want to try.
Netcat or nc in short can be aptly described as one of those two letter command-line tools that have all of legendary UNIX magic and power.
nc however is a new program and does not share the age of well known programs like cat or dd. However its power and versatility make one think why no one came up with this before.
I’ve installed Kubuntu on my laptop recently and I must say I am pretty impressed. It has picked up most of m laptops hardware and the hibernation and media button functions I could never get working on openSUSE worked out of the box! Pretty cool! I have no doubt I could have got them working with openSUSE but I wasn’t willing to spend the time on it.
A vulnerability has been identified in KDE Konqueror, which could be exploited by attackers to gain knowledge of sensitive information.
Any time anybody brings up open source in the channel there's always a note of excitement because the opportunity to provide high-margin technical services around open-source solutions has always been an attractive concept to solution providers.But despite the hype and expectations, the real potential of open source in the channel has largely gone unrealized.
Domain registrar and Web hosting provider Go Daddy (godaddy.com) announced on Thursday it is supporting open source applications by giving cash donations totalling $20,000 to assist in further development of their applications. The company has donated $10,000 each to content management system Joomla (joomla.org) and online community forum Simple Machines Forum (simplemachines.org).
QEmu can run an OS inside another OS - for example, Windows under Linux. QEmu uses kqemu, an acceleration driver included in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn to run Windows at usable speed. Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn also includes a new version of rdesktop that can be used to start individual desktop apps from the VM on your normal desktop.
Ask most people who have made the switch to a libre software product like Linux or BSD and they'll tell you that we're in a fight with Microsoft and everything that the closed-source world represents. It's not just us - Microsoft certainly thinks we're in a battle as well.
With all of the FUD coming out of Redmond, Washington these days about Linux infringing on Microsoft's IP, I thought I'd do a little research and see if Microsoft has ever been guilty of stealing code or infriging on others' IP. The results weren't surprising. If you live in a glass house... you know the rest.
Examples of Microsoft stealing code and infringing on IP:
Nearly thirty years of growth haven't exhausted the potential of the REstructured eXtended eXecutor (Rexx) language. The first of the widely used "scripting" languages continues to expand its capabilities and platform range, and it makes for a particularly good match with AIX.
The beta release of Ubuntu Feisty, the latest release of the popular Linux operating system, has been delayed for a day because of kernel issues.
In an email to the Ubuntu developers list early this morning Tollef Fog Heen wrote: "The beta release [of Feisty] is delayed until Friday due to a kernel regression which caused problems booting quite a large number of systems.
I've been on the hunt for a good open source content management system (CMS) – something that is both easy to set up and use, and yet offers good customisation. I don't want my site to look like every other blog in the world.
One of the most notable changes in Feisty that I have been looking forward to is the updated Rhythmbox with its Jamendo and Magantune support.
Consumers and enterprise workers will not likely soon see cute marketing labels such as "Linux Inside" or images of penguins pasted on the outer casings of their favorite entertainment and communications products. Nor will products they buy be touted as using Linux in advertising campaigns.
This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.
Novell is quietly launching a thin client offensive with Wyse Technology. Although I have criticized many of Novell's recent moves, this thin client approach is super smart.