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|Story||2010: The year open source went invisible||srlinuxx||17/12/2010 - 3:29am|
|Story||OpenBSD backdoor claims: bugs found during code audit||srlinuxx||17/12/2010 - 3:27am|
|Story||OpenBSD backdoor claims denied||srlinuxx||1||17/12/2010 - 3:26am|
|Story||AUSkey finally gets open source support||srlinuxx||17/12/2010 - 3:25am|
|Story||Opera 11 goes final||srlinuxx||1||17/12/2010 - 3:25am|
|Story||The future of Ubuntu||srlinuxx||1||17/12/2010 - 3:22am|
|Story||What has happened to the Dot?||srlinuxx||1||17/12/2010 - 3:21am|
|Story||The Next New Year of Linux on the Desktop: 2011?||srlinuxx||2||17/12/2010 - 3:18am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||3||17/12/2010 - 2:36am|
|Story||"Ubuntu: Up and Running" Book Review||srlinuxx||16/12/2010 - 11:00pm|
Several Linux systems debuted over the last few years with the promise of making Linux easier for the ordinary user. The lastest of the desktop debutantes is a mysterious Linux know as Ulteo.
SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02 is a minor update to the 6.5 release. The update adds Vista detection, newer alsa sound utilities, better handling of CDROM devices, etc. The updated ISOs are available at MEPIS online mirrors. Individual updated packages are available at the MEPIS 32 and 64 bit package pools.
Since some time already, different patches are being written for the Linux kernel, which improve the CPU scheduler. The CPU scheduler, is that part of the kernel, that's responsible for assigning CPU time to the different task running on your system.
Art of Illusion (AOI) is a 3-D graphics studio that provides modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering in a single program. It is designed to be easy to use so that new users can pick it up quickly, while still providing advanced features to let experienced users create professional-quality artwork.
There exists a neat little tool in Unix command line toolbox called dig. The dig tool is designed to allow you to pull up DNS information and can be useful if you’re having network problems, or messing around with your DNS.
PCLinuxOS is an up-and-coming distribution that recently made it into Distrowatch.com's list of Top Ten Distributions. I installed PCLinuxOS Test 4 on a 10 GB partition (with a separate 1 GB /home partition) on an AMD Athlon 2600+ with 640 MB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE graphics card. This hardware is no great shakes nowadays, but it's plenty fast enough to run PCLinuxOS with all the bells and whistles.
One of my long standing issues with moving to Linux was trying to find a suitable video conversion application for my Cowon D2. It had to churn out suitable files and let me transfer them without booting into Windows. I tried, and failed, many times to find a solution to this problem, and was content to just boot Windows from time to time.
The GeForce 8500GT is NVIDIA's value-priced contender in the GeForce 8 series. The 8500GT has a 450MHz core clock and 400MHz memory clock, but how is this $100 creation able to compete against other graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA?
Many people notice that after using a computer for a long period of time, that their system might start to slow down; programs open up or respond slower, web browsers seem sluggish, and the computer seems to all but slow to a crawl. Experienced users will recognize that this occurrence is due to limited free memory or RAM on the system.
The second Linux kernel release of 2007 is now available, further extending the virtualization and real-time capabilities of Linux.
Highlighting the Linux 2.6.21 update is the inclusion of the paravirt-ops paravirtualization interface, which enables multiple hypervisors to hook directly into Linux.
Debain is the only group of software developers who still believe that Richard Stallman invented programming. Everyone else now correctly credits Bill Gates for doing so. Debain developers hold themselves separate from the rest of the Linux community because of their pride in not stealing from other operating systems to build their version of Linux.
Microsoft Corporation may release part of the source code of its Silverlight technology to the open source community.
Want to have all that eye candy (desktop coolness) that we have on Linux on your Solaris box. It is still little rough on edges, but it is coming there slowly. Guess soon Solrais will have as stable packages available as there are for Linux distributions.
Once you are comfortable with inputting functions and formulas, the next step is to learn how to automate the processes. Calc includes over half a dozen tools to help you manipulate functions and formulas, ranging from features for copying and reusing data to creating subtotals automatically to ones for varying information to help you find the answers that you need.
Growing up in Keizer, Justin Gallardo and Michael Burns learned about computers by taking them apart to see how they worked and by doing triage when their machines crashed.
Now the 20-year-old computer science majors at Oregon State University are working to ensure that children in developing countries have that same opportunity.
Those of us who grew up in the seventies probably remember variations of this pejorative phrase. often aimed at either the schoolyard bully, or perhaps your best friend in jest. There was often no additional descriptor: just the first two words hanging there. The implication that your mother was... something left undescribed...
In college, almost everyone has a personal computer. More and more people are using Macs - it seems that 10% of the class of 2007 uses Macs, whereas it appears that roughly half of freshman (class of 2010) are using Macs. I’ve used PCs, Macs, and lately a lot of Linux. I’ve even written my own operating system.
The FOSS (Free/Open Source Software) world is cram-full of interesting, smart, fun people. It's also full of trolls, jerks, and abusive wastes of time, and very confused when it comes to civility. A lot of FOSSers fall into the Five Geek Social Fallacies trap, especially the first two:
Geek Social Fallacy #1: Ostracizers Are Evil
The hardest thing about learning to use the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project's XO notebook PC is finding the right way to twist its antenna ears and open the display. Once you can see the screen, just follow the icons to write a note, snap a photo, or compose a tune.