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|Story||FOSS Legal Strategy Session Silicon Valley: Success!||srlinuxx||22/02/2010 - 4:57pm|
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|Story||the futility of termcap in Linux||srlinuxx||22/02/2010 - 2:58pm|
|Story||What's wrong with Gentoo, anyway?||srlinuxx||22/02/2010 - 2:55pm|
|Story||A handbook for the open source way, written the open source way||srlinuxx||22/02/2010 - 2:49pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 342||srlinuxx||22/02/2010 - 12:54pm|
|Story||Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox CE review:||srlinuxx||22/02/2010 - 12:51pm|
|Story||fun with irc clients||srlinuxx||22/02/2010 - 12:50pm|
Novell recently released an updated version of Compiz for SLED10*. While I have not identified many changes that end users would notice, there is one that Nat Friedman first showed me at LinuxWorld Expo last week. The Scale plugin (which scales down all open windows on a desktop, allowing you to pick which you want to come make the active window) has gotten a cool improvement.
As a not completely new Linux user I have been frustrated over and over again at all the extra bloat and apps that I will never use that gets loaded onto my system when I do an install. Debian was the second distro that I tried and have used many others since, but I keep coming back.
Based on the successes of the tuXlabs schools Linux project in South Africa, the team members have started a company to continue the work. The new company, Inkululeku, will provide services to existing tuXlabs schools as well as look to perform new installations.
Novell hopes its newly-released Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 will address problems that have plagued the Linux desktop realm. "Unlike previous versions of our Linux desktops which have potential challenges, our early adopters of [SLED] are very satisfied with the functionalities, together with the essential ability to customize their desktops."
Recently I needed to do some distance education; one of my coworkers wanted me to show him how to do software builds on Linux. The only problem was that I'm on the East Coast and he is on the West. How could I show him the build and install process? After considering some alternatives, we found our solution in GNU Screen.
Yes folks, that long rambling anecdote was all leading up to this point - a good boot loader, in this case GRUB, allows users to do wonderful things. Since finding this, I’ve checked it out and even Windows XP can be simultaneously hibernated with Ubuntu on my notebook, meaning that I can always have a session of each ready.
There are a lot of things that Linux users and developers say are good about Linux. But at least one notable Linux kernel developer sees plenty not to love.
While at LinuxWorld, I was contemplating how IBM's multi-billion dollar investment in free software has born fruit in the form of their hard sought after two inch rubber tux, when I met up with Robin Miller who interviewed me on the quality of this year's swag.
The Proliferation Committee of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has published the first draft of a report that seeks to curb the proliferation of open source licences.
Grapple, developed by LGP, is designed to be a simple network layer, allowing the addition of multiplayer features to a game for as little as a dozen lines of code. However it is also fully featured, so if you want more from your networking, you can have it.
You've built a linux desktop. You've mounted the learning curve to configure the hardware (or paid someone else to do so) and you are able to do your own work on the machine. You've discovered that if you can point and click you can run a modern linux OS on your desktop. But how is it you will ever relate to the rest of the world?
Your computer running Linux somehow ran into a hardware glitch and had to be hauled to the neighborhood Computer service center. And you are asked to leave the machine at the service center and come back after a couple of days so that the technician can have a good look at it. But you are a bit worried because the harddisk contains the blue prints of the most secret project you are currently working on.
The very first part of troubleshooting is identifying the problem. That's not always easy even for skilled professionals. It's definitely not easy for the typical computer user, so when you get the call, what you are told may not match reality.
PCLinuxOS Full Edition aka Big Daddy is now available for download or online ordering.
The full edition comes with Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.3, Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird and Nvu. Digikam, Gimp and Gqview for your digital photo needs and much more. PCLinuxOS Big Daddy is the full monty!
With a donation of a new Poweredge server from Dell Inc., and a successful hardware fundraiser for disks last month, the long-suffering ktown.kde.org site gets a welcome upgrade, and a new hosting package from the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum. Read on for the details on the new server, Immanuel.
The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo kicked off last week with a keynote address by Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig, who told a packed audience the open source community's work doesn't end with an operating system and applications. The battle now is in creating a free culture in which the creation and consumption of content are not hindered by stringent copyright laws.
Puppy Linux is a small Linux live CD distribution that can boot from a CD, DVD, or USB drive; a hard disk is optional. According to the Puppy Linux Web site, Puppy's goals include being Linux newbie-friendly, booting and running quickly, and including all the applications typical users need. The newest version is its most usable yet.
Network-centric services are connecting users to some truly valuable data. For the price of a computer, a network connection, and a browser, you can find information on just about anything. Punch a few keywords into a search engine and out spits a wealth of valuable content about Linux, some obscure song, or even current tractor pulling technology.
I reviewed the free Ark Linux distro back in 2004 and found it offered a pretty good experience for an alpha Linux release. Ark Linux is a KDE-based distribution geared towards desktop users. New in this release of Ark Linux is KDE 3.5.4, the current version of X.Org, the Amarok 1.41 media playback tool, as well as bug fixes and other updates.