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|Story||FSF launches site for free OpenOffice extensions||srlinuxx||1||10/05/2010 - 1:42pm|
|Story||Custom wallpaper placement with anyPaper||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 1:01pm|
|Story||There's Something About Ubuntu||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 12:59pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 353||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 10:46am|
|Story||Wine 1.1.44 vs Vista Benchmarks||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 10:44am|
|Story||Saving a penny -- pirating the Humble Indie Bundle||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 10:43am|
|Story||Linux-Based Peppermint OS One Ships||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 10:41am|
|Story||Hands-on with Ubuntu's Unity netbook shell||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 10:40am|
|Story||today's howtos & leftovers:||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 2:59am|
|Story||Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks||srlinuxx||10/05/2010 - 2:51am|
The techo-resistant person in my life is my own spouse. See, my wife loves to work with her hands. So, her instinctive reaction to computers and software was “why do I need that?” However, in the last few years, I converted her into a bona-fide computer user just as I converted her to Chinese food. So how did I activate her latent geek genes?
The Asian Institute of Technology will soon be home to an open source centre of excellence for "Linux on the Desktop" following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations University. This will be the first centre of excellence of its kind funded by the UNU outside of Greater China.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds proclaimed, "friends don't let friends use '-W'," in a thread discussing GCC's handling of warnings. The thread began with a patch to remove an unnecessary comparison of an unsigned variable which resulted in a GCC warning.
Novell has axed support for the Hula open source collaboration suite for email, calendaring and contact lists.
Last week I left off with installing Fedora Core 6 and actually booting it up on my test PC. It was a heroic struggle, and I persevered and triumphed. Today I'll review some of FC6's enterprise-worthy features.
It was hard to believe, but early Saturday morning my kids snuck downstairs, grabbed my laptop out of the bag and started using it for fun and games. What was more surprising was the fact that they chose my laptop running Fedora, rather than the family PC running Windows with all of the kids games and edutainment packages.
Yast is nice… for configuration purposes. But it’s a dreadful package manager, because it takes quite some time to load up all the stuff, synchronize with remote repositories or whatever it does before giving the user the option to actually do something useful. There are alternatives however.
Make-live is a brilliant new method of making stuff live without all that messing around in hyperspace. (<-- non-sequitur HHGTG reference. Sorry) Or, to put it another way, make-live is a brilliant new method for creating a zombie army of flesh-eating slaves.
The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance) today applauded Brazil's decision to recommend ODF as the government's preferred format; India's decision to use ODF at a major state government agency; and Italy's decision to recognize ODF as national standard.
Open Source Development Labs said Tuesday that Datang Mobile, a Chinese handset manufacturer, will join OSDL as an active member of the Mobile Linux Initiative.
Samba is an open source project that allows Windows users to connect to a Linux server from which to share data. If you are looking for a simple, affordable home file server, or need more disk space on your office network, a Linux server with Samba is the way to go. Here's how you can set up a simple Samba server on Slackware for SOHO use.
The aim of the iptables-tutorial is to explain iptables in a complete and simple way. The tutorial has recently been under heavy scrutiny and updating, as can be seen in this, the latest version of the tutorial.
You may have noticed that I don't cover news about the never-ending SCO vs. IBM, Linux, Novell, et al much anymore. There's a reason for that: SCO doesn't matter anymore.
Today we received the first large shipment of laptops from the factory. I’m told it’s about a thousand pounds. The boxes are all labeled with the countries the keyboards are built for.
Computers are difficult to program and many tools have been created to assist you in making the task easier. The programs that run on a UNIX system follow a careful design known as the object file format. Learn more about the object file format and the tools that you can use for exploring object files found on your system.
Hans Reiser, 42, appeared in Alameda County Superior Court briefly to enter the not guilty plea to a sole count of murder. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 11.
(We regret to let you know that starting in 2007, we will no longer be publishing the Novell NetWare Tips Newsletter.) Fallout from the Microsoft-Novell agreement continues unabated. Just about everyone who doesn’t work for Redmond or Waltham has jumped in and criticized the deal. Heck, even Microsoft’s own open source guru, Jason Matusow had some less then complimentary things to say about it!
Unless you have been living under a rock for the six months, you will have noticed that the virtual world Second Life is much in the news. According to its home page, there are currently around 1,700,000 residents, who are spending $600,000 – that's real, not virtual, money – in the world each day.
The distinctions between software that enables the hardware to function fully, and software that delivers a specific feature, are manifest. Ubuntu has included firmware, and used proprietary drivers since its inception.
In its most recent survey of some 400 software developers with Linux experience, the Evans Data research firm discovered a major change.