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|Story||Sabayon 5.3 Xfce & Lxde - a few impressions||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:32pm|
|Story||Is Ubuntu becoming more of a pain to set up than Windows?||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:29pm|
|Story||BSD Magazine 08/2010 Issue Available||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:27pm|
|Story||For Kevin Mitnick, staying legal is job one||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:23pm|
|Story||Is Google About to Sell the Internet Down the River?||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 2:21pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 4:42am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 4:00am|
|Story||FreeBSD 8.1 uses different open source philosophy||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 1:04am|
|Story||Unusual Trading Activity for Red Hat||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 1:02am|
|Story||Ubuntu: Eight Long-term Reality Checks||srlinuxx||05/08/2010 - 1:01am|
A new open source advocacy group, the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), is scheduled to debut February 15 at the upcoming LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in New York. But unlike most open source software launches and even open source association beginnings, OSA founders are unwilling to be quoted by name about their plans before their formal launch. Instead, they are only speaking to media representatives grudgingly, "on background," without attribution.
There are two methods you can use to install Opera, and both will be outlined below. Before I get into those steps though I have a few things to say about the browser.
today is the first day of the hackathon at fudcon. yesterday there was a series of self-organized "presentations" which were more like status reports and brainstorm sessions. meetings, really, to get everyone on the same page.
Installing software on Linux isn’t always an easy process, as you might know. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through installing .package files. These files are known as AutoPackage files.
The Fonts used and the way they are displayed on the screen play a vital role in how we users interact with, and how much we love the operating system. What does the “Size” referred to in the GNOME Font Management menu actually refer to?
Frozen Bubble is a free software “Puzzle Bobble” style computer game which is available on several operating systems including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and the Symbian Series 60 line of smartphones.
We are not destined to spend a quarter of our lives installing, de-installing and re-installing anti-virus tools or restarting computers and those geeks and non-geeks, who realize this, close their Windows, migrate to Linux and live happily ever after. And, I'll give you just some of the reasons why.
saidar is a curses-based application to display system statistics. Statistics include CPU, processes, load, memory,swap, network I/O and disks I/O along with their free space.
Taking a screenshot of your desktop is always not a difficult task. Almost all linux distro comes with key binding on print screen button on your keyboard. For the case of gnome when you hit the print screen button, gnome will load up gnome-panel-screenshot (gnome-screenshot), display a small screen preview and ask for a filename to save.
When Microsoft and Novell announced their Linux agreement last November, it knocked the open source community for a loop, and some hit back hard. "The Microsoft message here is clear. 'I can pick and choose among the players and bribe whomever I want,'" says Francois Banchilhon, CEO of Mandriva, a Linux marketer.
I frequently hear comments that K3b doesn't support burning MP3's to an Audio CD. These comments are puzzling because K3b is supposed to support the MP3 format. My curiousity piqued, I checked my own Kubuntu install and discovered that the comments were correct. Fortunately there is a fix, and it's a simple one.
There are 139,834 open source projects under way on SourceForge, the popular open source hosting site. Five years from now, only a handful of those projects will be remembered for making lasting contributions--most will remain in niches, unnoticed by the rest of the world. For every Linux, Apache, or MySQL, dozens of other open source efforts fizzle out.
There are many obvious and fundamental ways in which using free software is good for you, such as choice, cost, and rights. Additionally, there are more abstract fringe benefits that should be considered as well. I feel that free software can be used to build both professional and life skills.
Distros are like leagues. They all play baseball, but they each have their own rules. Fans (the users) can choose between them based on where they are and what kind of baseball they like to watch. I, for instance, like a good minor league or college game. The lack of hype and "polish" tends to feel more authentic. Some leagues are based on others (like many of today's Debian-based distros).
Regardless of what operating system you use it takes place against the explosion of internet use and a stand-alone computer is an endangered species. A PC and other electronic devices unconnected to the internet will be as rare as a Linux virus in the wild. That interconnectedness is a boon to open source/free software developers but as more and more users go online it causes a headache for those whose job it is to provide and dish out IP addresses.
Ticket broker In Ticketing is going head to head with Ticketmaster. It's able to offer lower fees for the same services because of open source software, says co-founder and CTO Marc Urbaitel.
The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell Inc.'s right to sell new versions of the Linux operating system software, a member of the foundation's board said on Friday.
Gnewsense 1.0 was neither especially good nor especially bad. It was a mediocre Ubuntu-clone with a questionable philosophy of "freedom" rather than "usefulness". I was more than ready to let it fade into obscurity when I found that the maintainers have released another version, this time in KDE *and* Gnome flavors. My interest was piqued. What improvements were added? What features (if any) were taken out as last vestiges of Ubuntu's "non-free" software? Would it still be mediocre? I endeavored to find out.
French authorities will give out 175,000 USB memory sticks loaded with open-source software to Parisian high-school students at the start of the next school year.
As written, GPLv3 threatens to fork GNU projects and marginalize the Free Software Foundation, writes long-time Linux observer Bill Weinberg. Drawing on long experience evangelizing Linux and open source licensing to business users, Weinberg suggests that the FSF's GPLv3 high road could be a lonesome one.