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|Story||2010's Biggest Linux Thing||srlinuxx||27/12/2010 - 3:49pm|
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|Blog entry||Enlightenment packages updated post beta 3||Texstar||27/12/2010 - 2:10am|
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apcmag: According to Mozilla Foundation CEO Mitchell Baker, Firefox is just at the beginning of its life cycle. In this one-on-one interview with APCMag.com, she talks about where Firefox came from and where it’s going.
heise online: About a year ago a number of developers of Linux WLAN drivers and interfaces decided to switch from the IEEE80211 to the Devicescape WLAN stack. Now the latter, after being extensively reworked, improved and renamed mac80211, has managed to become part of the developer kernel.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Opinion: Learning Linux
- News: Dell chooses Ubuntu, Fedora merges core and extras, Progeny closes shop, NimbleX offers web-based generation of live CDs, OpenBSD and 64 Studio interviews
- Released last week: OpenBSD 4.1, Scientific Linux 5.0
- Donations: LyX receives €260
- New distributions: cl33n, Knoppix-NSM, Uninvention Corporate Server
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
OSWeekly: It is going to take Flash by the ears and shake the daylights out of it. Fantastic, and from the looks of the promo video, am I to also assume that we will be using translucent touchscreen computers that look like something from iRobot?
All about Linux: EnGarde Secure Linux is a Linux distribution developed by Guardian Digital - an open source Internet security company, and is designed with security in mind. Originally based on Red Hat Linux, this product has been in development since 1999.
ComputerWorld: Bruce Momjian may not be the most famous free software figure, but as a founder and lead architect of the PostgreSQL relational database management system, he is an ardent believer in the correctness and beauty of open source development.
Motho ke motho ka botho: What if you could cut through all the gimmickry, all the Flash animations, all the embedded gadgetry and doodads that don’t add anything to the content — the real content — of a Web page? What if?
extremetech: In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations you'll learn how to set up the operating system to your taste with things like changing the startup music, the background, fonts, icons, and colors, and navigating the Nautilus file manager—on both PCs and Macs.
Building a local DNS cache will speed up your internet connection since the time for the translation job (converting domain names into IP addresses) will become negligible with the assumption that the DNS cache gets the information from the parent DNS.
Devnet: First...get yourself a blog and get it running. To get maximum exposure in the past, you had to use keywords. Now is no different. The keyword we’ll focus the most on is one that can get you thousands of hits in a few minutes if submitted to the right news outlet.
tech.blorge: Dell has seen fit to equip some of its laptop and desktop offerings with one of the most popular versions (also called distros) of Linux being Ubuntu. I have said many times before one of the biggest challenges for Linux is to make things easy to install and configure. I know plenty of people that think doing so is hard in Windows and for them it would be impossible in Linux.
Linux-Watch: The rumor was that Novell and Dell were going to partner up to deliver SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop). While nothing has come of that rumor -- yet -- Linux-Watch has learned from sources close to the companies involved that Novell, Dell, and Microsoft will be joining together in what seems to be an expansion of last November's Microsoft/Novell partnership.
Peer to peer communications provider Skype has released a tentative upgrade to the Linux version of its softphone client software, but users are not particularly happy with the progress.
Feedback on the page the company has announced Skype for Linux is not very positive and the early reports on Linux Devices are not particularly flattering about the progress made toward the next version.
Geared for the Linux pro or UNIX administrator, Linux System Administration was written to provide advice to manage a complete range of systems and servers.
This short howto will show how to record the soundcard output on Linux with Audacity while running in KDE.
The given task was in this case: record the output of a flash streaming online radio. In principle this shouldn’t be difficult because the data are on your computer - you just have to route them through a recording tool.
This isn't a tutorial for making your own distro- that requires time, money, and m4d-1337 technical 5k!11z. This is how to make a Live CD for an application of your choice.
==Why have a Live CD?==
Portability. A program would normally have to be installed several times in order for it to be able to be used wherever you go, so why not put it on a CD?
There are many articles on the Interwobble telling you how to set the process title on Linux; they all concentrate on the problem of placing an arbitrarily long string in argv to report status information in the process list.
To find the 22 innovators, instigators, and inventors to honor with a Rave Award this year, we started by looking for the most intriguing breakthroughs in the world today — then tracked down the individuals who made them happen.
I recently decided to try out Ubuntu to see what all the fuss was about. My notes here apply to Virtual PC 2007.
Downloading Ubuntu and Setting up the VPC
To start, download the iso image from the Ubuntu download site. I downloaded the 7.04 version first since I assumed the bigger the version number, the better, right? We’ll see this isn’t always the case as we’ll see.