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|Story||The Magic Black Box Paradox of Freedom||srlinuxx||02/05/2010 - 12:58am|
|Story||Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.6.0 Released||srlinuxx||01/05/2010 - 9:46pm|
|Story||Leafpad: Yet another Linux text editor||srlinuxx||01/05/2010 - 9:45pm|
|Story||Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?||srlinuxx||01/05/2010 - 9:43pm|
|Story||Notice of Resignation||srlinuxx||2||01/05/2010 - 7:21pm|
|Story||Red Hat Prevails in Federal District Court||srlinuxx||2||01/05/2010 - 7:11pm|
|Story||ODF at 5 Years||srlinuxx||01/05/2010 - 7:10pm|
|Story||Expected features in Fedora 13 Goddard||srlinuxx||01/05/2010 - 7:08pm|
|Story||Here's The First Screenshot Of The Linux Steam Client||srlinuxx||01/05/2010 - 7:05pm|
|Story||Some Linux Hardware Statistics From Phoronix Global||srlinuxx||01/05/2010 - 11:59am|
Richard Stallman is the man I admire most in the free software world. Nobody else has so clearly articulated, so beautifully argued for the freedom to change your own software and the freedom to share it. I’m absolutely convinced it is free source, not “open” source, which is at the heart of the innovation that will carry free software to ubiquity.
In the last seven years, printing on Linux has undergone a metamorphosis. Barely adequate printing support, provided on a program by program basis, has been transmuted by a half dozen projects into a wealth of options comparable to those available on Windows or the Mac OS. Where printer manufacturers once ignored Linux, a growing number support it and the rest are watching closely. Standardization and support for multiple distributions remain major problems, but community and corporate interests have recently started working together to address these last remaining problems.
Linux is unlikely ever to be a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows on the desktop for corporate IT departments, according to leading CIOs.
NVIDIA has officially released a Linux driver that supports a compatible version of the AIGLX instruction set.
Novell officials are pleased to note four white box PC makers will distribute new PCs pre-loaded with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system.
Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Ubuntu systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.
This is the first Fedora Core review I've written, but it's not because I didn't want to write one before. I've tested every Fedora release since the very first one, and have declined to write about it because it never seemed to work properly and I don't like writing totally negative reviews.
Canonical will distribute Sun's open-source Glassfish software for running Java on servers with the Ubuntu version of Linux, the companies plan to announce Wednesday.
To try your hand at setting up and playing from your own gaming server, I describe how to configure Battle Zone capture the Flag (BZFlag). BZFlag is a fun 3D tank battle game, designed to be played against others over a network. After you set up a BZFlag server, you can have players battle each other over the network using clients on other Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, or Windows systems.
A line has been drawn. Apple’s MacOS X and the free Linux desktop now possess modern 3D accelerated user interfaces that are absolutely top-notch, and Microsoft, as yet, does not. The first and most noticeable of these is the new ‘desktop effects’ control panel, which provides the user with the option to enable the new 3D accelerated GUI.
Operating System: Linux x86, IA32, AMD64/EM64T, FreeBSD x86, Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: November 7, 2006
Novell promises not to sue Microsoft's customers for using Microsoft software. Microsoft promises not to sue Novell SUSE paid customers for using Novell SUSE. They each pay each other millions. But it's not a patent cross license. No sirree. Why that would violate the GPL, don't you know. In fact, it isn't a license at all.
Also: Novell gets $348 million from Microsoft
Coming out of the green camp today is a hard launch of the GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS. These G80-based graphics cards are designed to deliver a new level of graphics realism for gamers and enthusiasts alike. At Phoronix we have a technical preview this morning of the GeForce 8 series as we look at primarily how the GeForce 8 Family will affect GNU/Linux users.
A recent announcement on Distrowatch.com for a new distro called gNewSense perked my attention. It seems that the Free Software Foundation, the group headed by Richard M Stallman, otherwise known as RMS, sponsored this project and basically was conceived "due to Frustrated by many Linux distributions which include (or make it easy to include) non-free software in their products.
Well, I have been at the UDS for a few days, and there is lots of stuff going on around many different parts of Ubuntu and the community. Prepare for one of my rather ugly bullet-points-lists-of-ultimate-doom:
gNewSense came to me via a random suggestion on LinuxForums. These excite me because some of the most hilariously bad distributions I've ever tried have come to me this very same way. Looking at the rather sparse website for this distribution further fueled my excitement because it looks like essentially a reactionist derivative of Ubuntu that's sanctioned by the Free Software Foundation.
NC - short form for Netcat is a very useful tool available on all Posix OSes which allow one to transfer data across the network via TCP/UDP with ease.
Spreadsheets are the do-it-yourself version of financial software. They have all the power of other financial software, but in a less finished package. Instead of wizards and ready-made forms, they offer the raw material of hundreds of functions, only some of which are relevant to personal or business finance, and leave you to arrange them in a meaningful fashion.
From the computer geek turned chef and back again comes another cool recipe for edibles in the form of your favorite distro's logo. His instructions are so complete, even I could make some. I would also imagine a little change in the food coloring could produce Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or whatever brand of *buntu you desire cookies. How interesting would that be for your holiday get-togethers?
Getting popular software off the Internet can sometimes be a struggle, even with all the mirrors and BitTorrent Samaritans out there. When the Fedora project released Fedora Core 6 last month, for instance, even several dozen mirrors weren't enough to serve everyone, and torrent speeds weren't good enough because of a scarcity of seeders. But thanks to Metalink I was able to sleep while my FC6 ISOs were downloading.