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|Story||Meet the Simon Cowell of Linux||srlinuxx||09/11/2012 - 3:51pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||09/11/2012 - 4:19am|
|Story||Gnome 3.8 is dropping Fallback Mode||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 11:40pm|
|Story||Lots Of Linux Users Perma-Banned In Diablo 3...Again||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 11:37pm|
|Story||ending the cults of personality in free software||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 11:35pm|
|Story||Linux Format 165 On Sale Today - Raspberry Pi Supercharged||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 9:09pm|
|Story||Reflecting on 14 years of free software||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 9:00pm|
|Story||Mandriva Alpha Tests New Name, Mageia Needs Artwork||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 8:59pm|
|Story||Experimentation vs. Tradition: The Future of Innovation on the Linux Desktop||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 8:51pm|
|Story||some leftovers:||srlinuxx||08/11/2012 - 4:48pm|
computerworld.com.au: Known in the development world as the father of Java, Sun Microsystems' vice president and fellow James Gosling has urged coders to stop using the antiquated Emacs text editor and move to a more modern IDE like Sun's own open source NetBeans.
popsci.com: This past year has brought the high-flying OLPC back to earth. Production of the laptops has stalled, and the price tag of the machine has doubled to $200. As of January, OLPC had built only around 250,000 laptops, and delivery problems left some critics fuming.
phoronix.com: The first main talk that occurred at FOSDEM was on the major growth of Linux within the motion picture industry and Hollywood. Linux is now the primary operating system being used in the render farms and post-production environments.
blog.wired.com: Hans Reiser was just sworn in. His attorney, William DuBois, is lobbing questions to him. The defendant says he met his wife in a café in 1998 in Russia.
fosswire.com: Kubuntu (and some other KDE-based distributions) features a special System Settings application which takes the place of the full KDE Control Centre application, which is used for setting all sorts of KDE preferences and changing different settings on the system.
linuxjournal.com: This week we'll look at what's been going on recently with LinuxSampler, a very cool software audio sampler. I have to say at the outset that this article was tough to write, I was just having far too much fun with the program.
thejemreport.com: There aren't many FreeBSD books on the market -- compared to the number of Linux books, anyway -- so it's important that the few extant titles be superbly written and technically accurate. I was really looking forward to reading Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Edition because I'd heard such great things about the aged first edition.
Also: How To Upgrade FreeBSD 6.3 to 7.0 Stable Release
tech.blorge.com: It’s here just a little bit sooner than expected; the EeePC with a 9-inch display. If you liked the 7-inch model then you’ll love the 9-inch model. There isn’t much available in the way of specs yet, aside from the larger display.
direct2dell.com: Earlier today, we began offering Ubuntu 7.10 on the Inspiron 530 desktop to customers in China. We did this because many Dell China customers have asked about it there.
eweek.com: Open-source software can save an organization money and open the door to customization, but it pays to know where to start and where to get help.
wiki.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is coming this April. The planned schedule for the final is April 9. This page provides a run down of the biggest new versions and features that will be coming with Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring.
kerneltrap.org: "A change after 2.6.24 broke ndiswrapper by accidentally removing its access to GPL-only symbols," noted Pavel Roskin, offering a patch to address the issue. Linux creator Linus Torvalds was unimpressed, "I'm not seeing why ndiswrapper should be treated separately."
itmanagement.earthweb: With each passing month, I find one article after another claiming to have the magic formula needed for desktop Linux to see significant gains. But to me, this feels a lot like putting the carriage before the horse. Here’s a list of the areas that I believe are in desperate need of attention.
phoronix.com: Gigabyte has made a few changes to their latest motherboards in order to provide heightened power efficiency. The newest Gigabyte motherboards support DES, or Dynamic Energy Saver, technology. In this review we are taking a brief look at Gigabyte's efforts into green computing with their Dynamic Energy Saver technology on the GA-EP35-DS4 motherboard.
roderick-greening.blogspot: OK, so you've undoubtedly come across some problem and found a post which says you need to open a terminal and run some series of commands. You ask yourself, what is this terminal and why am I typing commands and what do they mean?
linuxsecurity.com: Surveillance software with this kind of remote monitoring capability isn't just for those with thousands of dollars. It's free, it's open source and its ZoneMinder.
raiden.net: It seems that the strength of OSS and GNU/Linux in the past was the number of projects that existed. Now that very strength gets in the way of a person searching for the distribution that works for them. Many distributions of GNU/Linux and other operating systems do much of what most people need, but very few do everything that the average user wants their computer to do.
whatpc.co.uk: Every so often a new product comes along that fires up almost everyone who sees it. The latest product to earn this kind of cult status is the Asus Eee PC 4G, a mini laptop that stole the show at Computex 2007.
Matthew Aslett: The Ballot Resolution Meeting to discuss the technical comments arising from the fast track process to have Microsoft’s Office Open XML formats accepted as an ISO standard was held last week in Geneva. The object of the BRM is to seek consensus on potential modifications. Opinion is divided as to whether the meeting was a success, however:
Also: What's in a label? ODF vs. OOXML and Open Standards
And: Rubber-stamping of OOXML raises concerns
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- First looks: FreeBSD 7.0
- News: Debian 5.0 "Lenny" updates, KNOPPIX 5.3 CeBIT edition, what's new in FreeBSD 7.0, Cooker vs Rawhide, RHEL risk report
- Released last week: FreeBSD 7.0, SystemRescueCd 1.0
- Upcoming releases: Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6
- Donations: Frugalware Linux receives US$340
- New addition: MythDora
- New distribution: Russix
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....