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|Story||Btrfs System Rollbacks In Fedora 13||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 7:58pm|
|Story||Stefano Zacchiroli is new Debian leader||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 7:55pm|
|Story||Ubuntu 10.04: review||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 7:53pm|
|Story||The viability of open source forking||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 12:22pm|
|Story||Why Open Source?||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 12:19pm|
|Story||The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 9:48am|
|Story||Open Source Video Conferencing||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 9:47am|
|Story||Linux-ready netbook touted for eight-hour battery life||srlinuxx||1||16/04/2010 - 8:19am|
|Story||SimplyMepis 8.5||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 7:33am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||16/04/2010 - 4:14am|
Perhaps my cynical side gets the best of me, but when the folks in the Ivory Tower and government agencies try to do something for the poor folks, they usually don't quite get it quite right. By all means, the project should still go forth, but with the unfortunate realization that some of the goods are going to slip through the cracks and into the black market.
Andrew Morton has tagged 2.6.19-rc1-mm1. Interesting features of this release include the preliminary ext4 file system with extents. In addition there are the usual slew of early -rc-mm kernel additions.
The cat is out of the bag. According to BayStar Capital's managing partner Larry Goldfarb, Microsoft allegedly assured BayStar that it would somehow "guarantee" BayStar's $50 million investment in SCO.
Firefox 2.0 moved closer to its official launch with the recent availability of Release Candidate 2 of the popular open-source Web browser. And while Firefox RC2 differs little from RC1 and the previous betas that eWEEK Labs has reviewed, a couple of small—and, in our opinion, negative—changes jumped out during initial tests of this release.
It may not be taking the world by storm, but open-source still has a growing and determined group of adherents. Technology executives at two Canadian users of the technology, Pioneer Petroleum and Vancouver Community College, talk about why they chose it, what it was like to implement and some of the advantages of moving to an open platform.
Have you ever come across an ISO you want to check out but you don’t want to burn the thing to a CD or DVD? Perhaps you’re remastering your linux distro, or you’re creating a bootable, slipstreamed WinXP install or something and you want to test it without waisting 10 DVDs in the process. Well, here’s how to do it.
The ability to digitally sign OpenOffice.org documents is a boon for users who want to make their document exchange and collaboration secure. Using digital signatures in OpenOffice.org is not that difficult, but configuring it involves several steps that are far from obvious.
This article will show what changes (related to the debian kernel images) can Debian Sarge users expect to see when Etch will reach stable. Users of Debian testing/sid are already familiar with these changes as they are live in Etch for a while.
Blogger Kiyoshi Saruwatari claims that Nintendo's upcoming Wii console runs on the open source Linux operating system.
Firefox was using 100% of the CPU in my Mandriva 2007, and suddenly it went out of sight. Well, it was gone, but the bad thing is that 145 MB file on my desktop. To disable the generation of the core dumps, edit the file /etc/security/limits.conf.
Illustrated, colourful and well explained, C++ Programming in Easy Steps is a good grounding in the language if you've never programmed before and for the price is relatively good value. But do factor in the cost of your next C++ book, because this one will only get you so far before you're ready to tackle more challenging programming tasks.
Many of us use the terms "programmer" and "developer" interchangeably. When someone asks me what I do for a living I tend to describe my vocation as "computer programmer" rather than "software developer", because the former seems to be understood more readily by those unfamiliar with IT. Even when writing pieces for this site, I tend to swap back and forth between the two terms, to try and avoid sounding repetitive. But in truth, there is a world of difference between a computer programmer and a software developer.
iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format.
This is first time songbird installation articlee in debin.Songbird plays the Media Web. Play MP3s without leaving the page. Songbird views Web pages as dynamic playlists to play, save, download or subscribe to.
Songbird plays your music too with all the features you’d expect in a desktop media player. Like Firefox, Songbird’s features may be improved with user installed and contributed cross-platform extensions.
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If you've ever been frustrated with the artificial intelligence (AI) in video games, then you are a prime candidate for Neuro-Evolving Robotic Operatives (N.E.R.O.), a cross-platform combat game where the key to winning is training your own intelligent non-player characters. On the field of play, the only rule is "let the best AI win." I tested my skills with the Linux client, and found N.E.R.O. to be a very different sort of game.
A REPORT commissioned by the French prime minister has called for the country's bureaucrats to adopt the OpenDocument Format.
Mark Shuttleworth explained at Sundown that Ubuntu is looking into ways to include demoscene animation during the wait for Ubuntu to boot. The project returns to the origins of the demo scene, an identity projected while loading software.
Theo de Raadt, the leader of the OpenBSD project and a vociferous crusader for hardware (especially networking) documentation, recently went public with his concerns about the One Laptop Per Child project's choice to use a wireless networking chip from Marvell, a company with an unusually poor record of supporting free software operating systems, in the 2B1 laptop computer that it is developing.
I love free software. I use open-source programs and operating systems every day. But once in a while, I want to take some free software developers and shake them until their teeth rattle.
There has been some interesting stuff coming out about Flash Player 9 for Linux, and I wanted to put it all in one place for those following the development.