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|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||13/03/2012 - 5:28am|
|Story||A News Ticker For Your Desktop||srlinuxx||13/03/2012 - 5:23am|
|Story||Ubuntu User Survey: Who’s Behind the Curtain?||srlinuxx||13/03/2012 - 5:18am|
|Story||Gnome 3: conditional love||srlinuxx||13/03/2012 - 12:24am|
|Story||Italian Simplicity: Semplice Linux||srlinuxx||13/03/2012 - 12:21am|
|Story||Review: KDE SC 4.8.1||srlinuxx||13/03/2012 - 12:15am|
|Story||Meet the new Windows 8||srlinuxx||13/03/2012 - 12:12am|
|Story||What's the best Linux server for you?||srlinuxx||12/03/2012 - 9:21pm|
|Story||Arch Turns Ten||srlinuxx||12/03/2012 - 9:20pm|
|Story||A Linux desktop and tablet user and Windows 8||srlinuxx||12/03/2012 - 9:18pm|
beranger: I was exaggerating the other day it is not only because of pacman's switches that I won't be using Arch in the predictable future. It's more than that.
gearlog.com: When Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative was first announced, the project was nearly universally lauded by the tech press. We caught up with OLPC's Chief Connectivity Officer, Michail Bletsas, to speak about these issues and the future of One Laptop Per Child.
wired blog: Jurors judging the murder trial of Linux guru Hans Reiser were provided a glimpse into the prosecution's forensic evidence -- trace amounts of "nice shiny red" blood found inside the defendant's house -- the last place his wife Nina Reiser was seen alive.
downloadsquad: Social web browser Flock is planning to launch 3 major new features in about two weeks. Like its predecessors, Flock 1.1 beta is built on Firefox code but it has a ton of features that make it easier to keep in touch with your social networking services like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.
temporaryland.wordpress: As I mentioned on Part 1 of this review the version of PCLinuxOS I am using is the MiniMe 2008 edition. For those of us that already know what applications we need, the MiniMe edition is actually preferred. It is very easy to install the needed applications from Synaptic.
Also: PCLOS Day 10 - 2008 MiniME Edition Impressions
- A bright future for MySQL
- Give Me a M: The MySQL/Sun Q&A
- Sun proves the open market with MySQL
- $1 Billion and Not a Thing to Wear
- Sun, MySQL and the return of integrated solutions
- What do the database deals mean?
- Open Source Groups Upbeat, Cautious on Sun-MySQL
Are you using SSH in the best way possible? Have you configured it to be as limited and secure as possible? The goal of this document is to kick in the new year with some best practices for SSH: why you should use them, how to set them up, and how to verify that they are in place. All of the examples below assume that you are using EnGarde Secure Linux but any modern Linux distribution will do just fine since, as far as I know, everybody ships OpenSSH.
- RHEL installation and virtual media “fun”
- Review of Hardy Heron Alpha
- How to get your kids started young on Linux
- GNOME 2.21.5 Development Snapshot
- John C Dvorak: Sun Buys MySQL — I Think It’s a Disaster
linux.com: The evolution of computing is characterized by a vertiginous acceleration of speed and capacity. As we install sophisticated applications and make use of computers in more creative ways, storage needs are pushed even further. You can improve your disk performance by using a RAID-enabled desktop system running common OSS applications.
reghardware.co.uk: Originally known as the '$100 laptop' from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, the XO laptop is now available through retail. I bought one under the Give One, Get One program where for a $400 donation, OLPC would send one XO to the donator, and another to a child. This is my story of working with it for a couple of weeks.
- Microsoft bends over backwards to prove there’s an ‘open’ in OOXML
- Microsoft defends Open XML work
- OOXML: the propaganda war has begun
- Microsoft greases OOXML wheels with binary tech specs
- Microsoft wants open sourcers to write an OOXML translator
kernelTRAP: Chris Mason announced version 0.10 of his new Btrfs filesystem, listing the following new features, "explicit back references, online resizing (including shrinking), in place conversion from Ext3 to Btrfs, data=ordered support, mount options to disable data COW and checksumming, and barrier support for sata and IDE drives".
linuxworld (IDG): Intel's Classmate PC isn't just for students anymore. HCL Infosystems plans to sell a version of the Classmate PC to consumers and businesses in India who want a rugged, low-cost laptop.
Also: Wait Just a Minute -- Intel Isn't the Bad Guy Here
- Running VitrualBox (OSE) on OpenSuse 10.3
- Configuring AWStats on Ubuntu Server
- Making a bootable backup Debian system disk
- Numbering in Impress slides
- Which NIC is eth0?
- Analyzing web logs with grep
reghardware.co.uk: Not content with mounting a serious challenge to Asus' elfin Eee PC, US manufacturer Everex this week said it will follow up its 7in CloudBook sub-notebook with larger models later in the year.
techworld.com: Secunia has found that the number of security bugs in the open source Red Hat Linux operating system and Firefox browsers far outstripped comparable products from Microsoft last year.
zdnet: OpenOffice.org has dismissed an analyst report from Burton Group which claims that Microsoft's Office Open XML document format is preferable to the OpenDocument Format.
Groklaw: The Open Document Format Alliance has released a paper [PDF] refuting the recent Burton Group's Report on ODF and MSOOXML. I asked for and received permission to publish it here on Groklaw.
mpagano.com: Yes, Gentoo has some issues concerning the Gentoo foundation. Yes, we are actively working on straightening out these issues. No, Gentoo is not dying.
jon-reagan.blogspot: Many distributions have what is called a "fixed" release. While they may have several names for it, it is simply a fixed release where several things happen... The next release type is called a "rolling" release. Possibly the best example of this type of release is PCLinuxOS. I have learned there are pros and cons to each: