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|Story||Linux on the Air - or Not?||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 1:46pm|
|Story||FOSS: War is over (if you want it)||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 1:43pm|
|Story||IOzone Performance Exploration, Part 2||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 1:41pm|
|Story||Celestia 3D Space Simulation Software For Linux||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 1:40pm|
|Story||Linux saves Aussie electrical grid||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 11:09am|
|Story||The Linux Foundation Announces Second Annual End User Summit||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 11:08am|
|Story||Chromium test (two days without Firefox)||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 11:07am|
|Story||Interview: OpenSUSE's Joe Brockmeier||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 11:05am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 5:47am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||01/10/2009 - 5:04am|
Of the challenges that GNU/Linux users face when choosing hardware components for any system is the sound card compatibility. ALSA, or officially known as Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, provides much of the audio and MIDI functionality to Linux users and is largely replacing OSS (Open Sound System). Today we are examining Linux audio performance in the gaming environment with a slew of various sound cards by examining their effect on frame-rate performance.
A test has revealed that a Linux server is far less likely to be compromised than a Windows one. In fact, unpatched Red Hat and SuSE servers were not breached at all during a six-week trial, while the equivalent Windows systems were compromised within hours.
Novell has launched the next version of its desktop Linux OS, a release the company hopes will begin a "viral" migration from Windows in the next several years, said Jeff Jaffe, chief technology officer for Novell.
Also: Novell Appoints New Head Linux Honcho
Fans of open source software have been buzzing since Linus Torvalds, creator of the popular Linux operating system, indicated he wouldn't adopt a new version of the license under which Linux is distributed. Torvalds' opinion matters because his program is by far the most popular open source program in the world. Oddly enough, however, Linus Torvalds, isn't among the complainers about TiVO's not-quite-open-source system.
So, here's my story of learning how to use The GIMP to create signs that--if I say so myself--turned out pretty great. Although I talk specifically about creating signs, the general steps can be used as a starting point for creating and editing any sort of image or photo you want. Once you figure out a few basic guidelines, you can do all sorts of things with The GIMP.
In what could be the Second Sign of the Apocalypse, The SCO Group today won several prestigious awards at the annual meeting of the National Association of Litiguous Bastards, including awards for "Best Lawsuit", "Best Discovery Stall Tactics", and "Best Supporting Attorney".
at the Intel Developer Forum - SWsoft, the leading provider of operating system virtualization and automation tools, today announced its Virtuozzo support of Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT) capabilities, including the recently unveiled Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) specification.
An upcoming version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, using technology that might come from Google. The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year.
"Computer terrorist" Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's most famous computer hackers and became a cause celebre after breaking into networks and stealing software at companies including Sun Microsystems and Motorola. Now Mitnick, from the United States, travels the world teaching companies how to guard against people just like him.
"Don't read too much into [Google's] use of Ubuntu--it's just part of the picture, and nothing to get overly excited about," he said. "The 'Goobuntu' you may have heard of is just a modified version of Ubuntu. Technically, there's likely to be a 'Goobian' and a 'Goohat' too."
In this HowTo I will describe the steps to be taken to prepare a server for OpenVZ virtual machines on Debian 3.1 (Sarge) 32Bit Linux. With OpenVZ you can create multpile Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.
Building a complete email system with spam and antivirus protection is not as hard as you might think. This guide will walk you through installing and configuring everything you need for sending and receiving email, filtering spam, and scanning for viruses in email.
The Zend Collaboration Project, announced last October with support from 14 major IT companies, has delivered the first two implementations of a framework that helps standardise the way PHP applications are built.
In the David-Goliath matchup between OpenOffice 2.0 and Microsoft Office, the little guy is not up to the job of toppling the giant. So say some IT managers who responded heartily to my column about barriers to Linux desktop adoption. Others in the industry disagree, of course, and that's what is fueling the Office versus OpenOffice debate.
Novell is betting that its upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 will be the release that drives widespread business adoption of its Linux desktop, especially as it brings features like integrated desktop search, which is not yet found in its largest competitor, Microsoft's Windows.
If you don't work for the RIAA, and you're not an octogenarian living in a cave on a Pacific island wearing a very rusty helmet, then you probably have a fair collection of digital music by now. Here's a list of Tectonic's favourite players and managers.
Distrowatch reported, "The Kororaa project has released a live CD demonstrating the new Xgl technology for 3D window manipulation and other unusual effects: "Today I am happy to release a Kororaa live CD showcasing Xgl technology. If you would like to find out what it's all about, then download the CD and boot up your PC! The Live CD comes with X.Org 7.0, GNOME 2.12.2, 3D support and of course Xgl. Supported drivers are 'nvidia' (NVIDIA) and 'fglrx' (ATI). Minimum recommended configuration is Pentium 3 with NVIDIA GeForce video card."" So, of course we downloaded it and checked it out.
In this tutorial I will describe how to set up a highly available NFS server that can be used as storage solution for other high-availability services like, for example, a cluster of web servers that are being loadbalanced.
The speculations flying around the Internet in recent months in regards to the GeForce 7900 series can now come to a close. This morning NVIDIA is unveiling the new GeForce 7900 series GPUs that packs a fair amount of improvements over the existing flagship 7800 GPUs, and we have already taken this new unit for a spin at our facilities.