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|Story||‘Ubuntu Friendly’ Hardware Certification Program Maturing||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 11:33pm|
|Story||openSUSE Weekly News Issue 194 is out||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 11:31pm|
|Story||A kernel.org status update||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 11:30pm|
|Story||Bodhi Linux 1.2.0 Review||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 6:22pm|
|Story||Dodging Bullets With Debian GNU/Linux||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 6:20pm|
|Story||They make Mageia: Oliver Burger||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 6:18pm|
|Story||Taking PC-BSD 9.0 BETA for a spin||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 6:16pm|
|Story||Revisiting Ubuntu and Xubuntu (11.10 beta 2)||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 6:12pm|
|Story||Fedora 16 Delayed by Two Weeks Too||srlinuxx||1||24/09/2011 - 6:06pm|
|Story||Unity Lenses and Books||srlinuxx||24/09/2011 - 3:19am|
A Christchurch software developer has been charged with relieving the Niue government of its open source systems and replacing them with a Microsoft-based solution after the island encountered ongoing service and support issues.
In response to "overwhelming" customer demand, Dell will be selling some consumer models of its PCs with Ubuntu pre-installed. This is fantastic for Ubuntu, of course, but it's not necessarily bad for Novell and Red Hat.
First off, let's look at this in a larger context than SUSE vs. Red Hat vs. Ubuntu. As Steven Vaughan-Nichols writes in eWeek.
Recently I did a lecture on the magical world of vim. Despite having used it for quite a long time I realize there is still far more that I could know about it, but there is also more that I haven’t published on this blog. Some of you might remember some of my earlier posts on vim [here], [here].
A minimalistic Linux distribution that can run OpenGL-based applications without X is now available from New Zealand based hacker Zeljko "Zelko" Aksentijevic. Zelko said his "MyOS Miniature OpenGL development system" shows that Linux development systems can be simple.
Ubuntu includes a very limited shortcut key configuration utility which doesn’t allow you to assign hotkeys to your own applications or scripts. To get around this limitation, we can use the built-in gconf-editor utility to assign them ourselves.
First you’ll want to load up gconf-editor by typing it into the Alt+F2 Run dialog.
Another Linux review and in my sights this time, Mandrivaclub.nl's MCNLive 'Delft' Release Candidate 1.
As you can probably tell by the maker's domain name, MCNLive is a Dutch production. To teach you a little more, Delft is a city of about 95,000 people in South Holland. Now you know so we can carry on with the review.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Dell offering Linux computers pre-installed with Linux. I have been a long-time defender of Dell in the past, anytime Linux enthusiasts would attack them for not offering Linux PCs. I have defended them because Linux wasn't ready.
In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. In 2007, Dell, a top computer manufacturer, is introducing pre-installed Ubuntu Linux on its main PC lines. The worlds of baseball and the desktop will never be the same.
Is there a better way of ascertaining the superiority of one operating system over another than to compare how they implement "Hearts"?
On April 18th Mozilla released a new addition to its open source family and that is the release of Thunderbird 2.0. If you are not familiar with Thunderbird, let me tell you a bit about it. It is a free open source mail client that is offered by Mozilla.org. To download a copy of the program you can go to getthunderbird.com and download it.
Since its launch three years ago, Mozilla's Firefox web browser has shown the world that open-source software can challenge the establishment.
According to data from Net Applications, an online market analysis house, Firefox now holds about 15 per cent of the browser market, second to Microsoft Internet Explorer's 79 per cent.
We have the answers from FSF Licensing Engineer Brett Smith to the questions you posed regarding the GPLv3. Of course, if you have more questions after reading his answers, fire away.
So, I'll turn this page over now to Brett Smith:
It's a tough thing when you're doing a review of a distribution that you want to like but end up having to pan it. The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is called Feisty Fawn, and about all I can see it being good for is venison. We found it to be a real stinker in some ways, despite past versions of Ubuntu having been fairly good.
Dell will roll out factory-loaded systems with Ubuntu's distribution of Linux within weeks, a spokesman for the Round Rock, Texas-based PC maker said.
The company was set to say Tuesday that it had chosen to integrate Ubuntu's distribution of Linux with consumer systems, heeding the calls of several thousand people who posted on a Dell Internet message board that seeks ideas and input.
After the disaster that was Ubuntu 7.04 and Windows Vista clean installs I decided to take readers advice and install PCLinuxOS. While I had tried PCLOS .92 a while back it really wasnt up to snuff of what I needed. I downloaded, burned and installed PCLOS 2007 TR4.
As a System Administrator in a mixed OS environment sometimes there is a need to transfer files across operating systems. Being a Linux fanboy means that I administer my windows clients from my Linux machine. Loving the eye candy means finding a point'n'click way of doing that.
While John Dragoon (a generally likable and great guy) attempts to confuse the issue as to why people are annoyed with the Microsoft/Novell pact (Hint: John, it's not an interoperability thing, it's a patent thing), the Novell exodus continues...with Walter Knapp, former GM of SUSE Linux (and effective head of the Novell's Linux Impact Team, leaving Novell's Waltham headquarters for other work.
Several years ago, when I was just starting to use Linux, I remember getting a SUSE machine working and I was quite proud. My second big install was Red Hat and once it was working, I thought I ruled the world. Things were a little different then, not as much automated install...more hands on.
What do you do if you forget the password to your OpenOffice.org files?