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|Story||It’s now final: Fedora 12 ditches Pidgin for Empathy||srlinuxx||5||14/10/2009 - 1:19pm|
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|Story||A First Glimpse Of Chrome OS In The Flesh||srlinuxx||14/10/2009 - 12:05pm|
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|Story||Right Click Movies To Download Subtitles In Ubuntu||hotice||14/10/2009 - 7:30am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||14/10/2009 - 3:48am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||14/10/2009 - 3:42am|
|Story||ah, kde stats||srlinuxx||14/10/2009 - 2:41am|
|Story||What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software?||srlinuxx||3||14/10/2009 - 2:31am|
Linux terminals share alot in common with their primitive ancestors such as vt100 like consoles. These early devices is capable of sending sequences that signaled events outside of the normal flow of typed characters, such as escape, tab, linefeed...etc. This article summarises many of the commonly used control sequences that are used in all Linux terminals.
I blame the open-source movement for the trend towards scriptable desktop and workgroup applications. This has led to a situation in which crowds of thickies like me wander forlornly around user forums, asking for tips and workarounds, only to be told by know-it-alls to write a script to solve the problem. Scripting is not an alternative to proprietary systems. It is a heap of bicycle parts, with instructions in Swedish and no Allen key.
I've been running Xen for a few weeks now and until now I've been happy with the default networking setup installed. Only when I decided to install Xen upon the server which is hosting this website did I need to explore the way Xen sets up networking. Xen is pretty good at giving a working network setup for most common cases. By default it sets up virtual instances so they communicate with the network via the host's eth0 device, using NAT.
Here's a trio of articles this morning that can help with software choices and setting up apache. Tweaking the .htaccess, Using Wikis and Blogs to ease administration and considerations when choosing a CMS are all nice little articles to help get you started.
The family of operating systems based on the Ubuntu platform continues to expand - this time to the ever-growing embedded world of small, light devices like PDAs and Internet tablets. A new Ubuntu project, Embedded Ubuntu, hopes to bring Ubuntu down to size.
Want to keep an eye on what's going on in your home or office when you're not there? You can turn a Linux box into a motion detector by using an old webcam and Motion -- software for monitoring a Video4Linux device.
It seems that, although some misgivings may remain, the open source community is coming to terms with the realities of the software business. Whereas at one time an open source software company might have been booed out of the room for charging license fees for commercial deployments, these days that practice is becoming the norm.
IBM is joining with Harvard University to create an open-source initiative that could challenge Microsoft's planned InfoCard online identity management system, the company is expected to announce today.
You can get version 0.3.013 of the free massive multiplayer online role playing game Planeshift in development now. The objective of the PlaneShift is to create a virtual fantasy world in which a player can start as a peasant in search of fame and become a hero.
GoblinX Mini, the distribution based off of GoblinX Premium, has reached version 1.2.2. Included in GoblinX Mini v1.2.2 is a new "liveupgrade" feature for remastering the entire Linux distribution, improvements to the "goinstall" script, corrected various small errors and corrections, and have shaped up into a fairly nice release and is the focus of the Phoronix spotlight today.
I often get asked for web-based scheduling programs. I've done quite a few of them over the years, sometimes using scripts available from the web, but more often writing my own simply because I don't like modifying other people's code.
On this slow news day Chris Bell has publishied a trio of articles basically singing the praises of open source software on the New Zealand ComputerWorld site. From an introduction to open source, through an examination security of open source vs. proprietary, to giving examples of the advantages including cost saving of open source, Chris Bell has had a busy weekend. Great reading for a laid back Sunday afternoon.
Unix and Windows data-center market share remain neck-and-neck, according to most analysts, but many in IT perceive Unix and Linux innovation as slowing to a crawl. We interviewed representatives from Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems who were eager to challenge that perception by highlighting areas in which their Unix OSs are breaking new ground.
'The revolution will be televised,' is the message going out today as the non-profit Participatory Culture Foundation launches Democracy, the "world's first" open source internet TV system.
Also: Panda Software unveils antivirus for Linux
Massachusetts might have been the FOSS shot heard 'round the world, but California may be quietly building pressure for an open source earthquake of its own. On the face of it, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is not setting the world on fire with its well-documented adoption of free open source software.
The Calgary Linux Users Group Guild has announced Calgary LinuxFest 2006 Powered by the Freedom of Choice. CLUG has taken the leadership role by bringing Linux and Open Source Software to the Community. Calgary LinuxFest 2006 is a one-day conference promoting the use of GNU Linux, free and open source software by both basic and advanced users.
I will soon move from my beloved Debian etch (or testing) to the upcoming Fedora Core 5. How did I come to take such a decision? To set the things straight, I shall describe briefly the hardware my system runs on and the former distros I tried.
A livecd from popular Linux distribution company Mandriva hit mirrors and the press yesterday and being a Mandriva fan, I just had to test it. Unfortunately I won't be able to sing its praises this day. It was a disappointing experience from first link click to finally rebooting my machine out of it. It was based on Mandriva 2006, so I suppose I was expecting more usability. Let me recount my experience with this livecd.