|Story||PainTown: Open-Source, 2D Fighting Game for Linux||Chris7mas||09/08/2009 - 7:59pm|
|Story||Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 1st – Aug 8th 2009)||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 7:43pm|
|Story||Quick cli application rundown||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 7:40pm|
|Story||First Psystar, now Quo, but what about Linux?||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 7:36pm|
|Story||today's howtos & leftovers:||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 7:33pm|
|Story||Summer ‘09 Distro Round-up:||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 7:21pm|
|Story||Cube 2: Sauerbraten - Awesome First-Person Shooter||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 7:18pm|
|Story||Zenwalk 6 – Gnome||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 7:17pm|
|Story||Makagiga, the taskmanager with the funny name||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 4:13pm|
|Story||Impressions of C#||srlinuxx||09/08/2009 - 4:12pm|
The Free Standards Group (FSG), the non-profit group behind the Linux Standard Base (LSB), has announced that Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock will be its new CTO (chief technology officer) and will chair the LSB workgroup.
Malicious hackers are increasingly targeting security vulnerabilities in open-source software that runs bulletin boards and online forums, according to Internet monitoring firm Netcraft.
If you're fed up with Microsoft's domination of the browser market and want to experience new features like tabbed browsing before Internet Explorer 7 hits the streets, then here's a round-up of some of the more popular alternatives available and the ones that I have on my system...
As anticipated, VMware has created a free version of its server partitioning software in the hopes of drawing new customers to its technology. In addition, the move counters open source rival XenSource, which gives away core server virtualization technology known as a hypervisor.
Ah, sweet, sweet caffeine. Whether your chosen delivery device is a Triple Red Eye from Starbucks or a liter of Mountain Dew, nothing beats the gentle jolt into full wakefulness provided by the humble C8H10N4O2 molecule. In a cruel twist of fate, some people are unable to brew a pot of coffee, a latte, or figure out how to open a can of Mountain Dew right after waking up, due to that very same lack of caffeine. What's a caffeine-loving geek to do?
I'll be honest with you. After, Peter Quinn, Massachusetts's CIO, resigned from pressure that he believed could largely be traced back to Microsoft, I didn't think the ODF (OpenDocument Format) had a chance in heck of making it into the state's offices.
It turns out I may be wrong.
Securing enterprise Linux desktops against hostile code has gotten easier, thanks to Ingo Molnar's work on the NX enabler patch in Linux kernel 2.6.8 and processor-based, page protection mechanisms. The trick is in the execution, and, as usual, the Microsoft way probably is not the right choice.
Most Linux-based distributions for the masses have either GNOME, KDE, or both desktops, yet the startup times and resources required by both GNOME and KDE make them unsuitable for old or lower-end hardware. My quest for a standards-compliant, fast, lightweight, and extensible window manager led me to Openbox.
Bill Gates was recently named one of Time's "Persons of the Year" for his foundation's work in bringing vaccines to the poor. But bringing laptops running Linux to the poor - he's opposed to it. This week's op-ed piece looks at the two faces of Bill Gates.
Gather round the hearth, young nerdlings and I will tell you a tale...just let me settle my creaking bones into my rocking chair, let me wipe my rheumy eyes and nose - there, that's better. Now pass me my ear trumpet. Do give me a little prod if I nod off or my voice wavers too much. Are we all settled in now? Yes? Marvellous! Now let me tell you about ftp upload.
Migration from Windows to Linux has always been one of those tasks that we've all been able to perform from one extent to another, but it hasn't been simple has it? Sure, it can be done, but can it be done easily? That is the ultimate question.
Linus Torvalds made it clear on January 25th in a message to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), that as far as he was concerned, the Linux operating system is going to stay under General Public License 2 and not migrate to GPL 3. Discussion of the matter, however, has not come to an end.
With increasing attention on the possibilities of open source, twelve CIO executive council members recently came together via a conference call to discuss the role of open source in their organisations, focusing on topics such as this "free" software's total cost of ownership (TCO); making a business case to senior executives; the relationship with the open-source community, which shares code and answers support questions; and what types of projects are best suited for open source.
Insecure.Org is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 4.00 from http://www.insecure.org/nmap/. Nmap has undergone many substantial changes since our last major release (3.50 in February 2004) and we recommend that all current users upgrade.