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|Story||Tale of two Ubuntus||srlinuxx||24/09/2010 - 8:05pm|
|Story||VortexBox 1.5: Turn an Old PC into a Jukebox||srlinuxx||24/09/2010 - 8:03pm|
|Story||My Top 5 Favorite Free Software Programs||srlinuxx||24/09/2010 - 8:02pm|
|Story||Ellison & the GPL||srlinuxx||1||24/09/2010 - 5:05pm|
|Story||It’s Not That Complicated||srlinuxx||24/09/2010 - 2:09pm|
|Story||Linux finally matches Windows' eye candy with the KDE desktop||srlinuxx||24/09/2010 - 2:04pm|
|Story||Why is Dell UK Making it so Difficult?||srlinuxx||24/09/2010 - 2:01pm|
|Story||Ubuntu 'not necessarily competing' with Windows 7||srlinuxx||1||23/09/2010 - 11:12pm|
|Story||10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements||srlinuxx||23/09/2010 - 9:39pm|
|Story||GeeXboX: Lightweight Media System||srlinuxx||23/09/2010 - 9:36pm|
I ran across a few settings the other day that can help speed up your Nautilus file browser within gnome. This would work for those of you on older machines, of even those that want to get a little more out of your newer machines.
I took a look at srlinuxx a couple of years ago and she was quite the gal. I thought this would be a good chance to catchup and see how she has progressed over the past few years.
After a couple of weeks of using Ubuntu, I finally took out some time to setup bluetooth as I thought it would be a fairly ‘power user’ task with lots of console commands and apt-gets. Boy was I wrong.
I have a number of friends who are new to using computers and recently when Windows Vista was launched a lot of them were really impressed with the snazzy graphics vista offered. When i said that Ubuntu with Beryl provided a interface that could compete with Aero interface and to top it is free and comes at no cost whats so ever well they did not quite believe me. So i decided to make a movie of my desktop showing all the glitzy effects.
Many would-be Linux users don't make the leap because there are one or two Windows applications they just can't live without. That doesn't have to hold them back anymore. Thanks to Wine.
Java 5 added a number of powerful language features: generics, enumerations, annotations, autoboxing, and the enhanced for loop. Even if you're stuck on JDK 1.4, you can still use generics. Use Java and theory to learn how.
There have been a lot of speculation over where the next ‘how to’ article would come from. Would it be a how to switch to OS2 article? Who would write it and where would it come from? I’ve decided to take on the task with this (tongue-in-cheek) look at switching from Ubuntu to Windows Vista.
Due to four regressions identified in the latest Firefox 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168 updates released a few day ago, Mozilla is already planning very quick 22.214.171.124/1.5/0/11 releases probably next week.
Linux users can choose from several big, bulky financial packages to manage their finances, but what about consultants and freelancers who just need to whip out a few basic invoices by the end of the month? For that niche, Simple Invoices, a Web-based, GPLed invoicing system, is a winner for folks with a bit of tech savvy.
Novell has released for download an Open XML translator that allows users to open and save Microsoft Office Open XML-formatted word-processing documents in OpenOffice.
I am pleased to announce the first revision for the Bluewhite64 11.0-LiveCD.
This release uses the AuFS (another unionfs - great stability and features) along the Linux kernel version 126.96.36.199. Also, includes NTFS read/write support (ntfs-3g), DigiKam-0.9.0 for digital photo management, slackpkg-2.09 and qtswaret-0.1.5.3 for package management, and much more.
Though worthy Linux distributions from Ubuntu and SUSE run very well, they are also rather large collections (though certainly not as bloated as Windows is!) and this has led to the creation of some smaller incarnations like Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. The best of these lite Linux versions, though, has got to be Puppy Linux.
Many people, daunted by Vista's hardware requirements and product activation issues, claim on various boards how they plan to "switch to Linux." We spend 30 days using nothing but Ubuntu Linux to find out if this is truly a viable alternative for the consumer.
I have started to use LVM(2) and converted my system on lvm2 devices. I have noticed that I need to use initrd in order to boot up because all of my partitions were using lvm except /boot. I had 2 versions of debian-netsint on CD. I could boot up with them and with some debian kernel (2.6.8-2)installed from deb, but not the kernel I have complied (2.6.20). I got a kernel panic: missing root device and init: dev/console was missing.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Commentary: The future of DistroWatch Weekly
- News: New test builds from mainstream distributions, Ubuntu Muslim Edition, Kadischi, Linux in education
- Released last week: Mutagenix 188.8.131.52, LinuxTLE 8.0
- Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 0.6 RC2
- Donations: sidux receives US$350
- New additions: ArtistX, Resulinux
- New distributions: Etoile Live CD, ETS LiveCD, Ubuntu Muslim Edition
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Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Birmingham City Council is mulling an extension to its open-source software deployment, which was criticised last year for falling short of expectations.
Red Hat Inc's JBoss is seeking to expand its footprint upstream from runtime back to development. And although Red Hat is an Eclipse member, it's building up a parallel community of open source Eclipse-based tooling that will be hosted outside the Eclipse orbit.
Also: Red Hat Launches Operations in Mexico
Like hungry puppies with sharp teeth, Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari Web browsers continue to chew and gnaw away at the juicy legs of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE).
Need to sync data between Google Calendar (Gcal) and your desktop calendaring application? GCALDaemon, a nifty Java-based utility, provides two-way synchronization between Gcal and virtually any iCalendar-compatible application. Besides the ability to sync calendaring data, GCALDaemon can act as a Gmail notifier, and can pull your Gmail contacts via LDAP.