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Hans Reiser, Linux Programmer currently on trial for murdering his estranged wife, is now the subject of a local theater groups' play on the hazards of the technology field.
expresscomputeronline.com: For consumers, Linux being free, this was not a big deal and most did not bother about the fragmentation issue. However, when it comes to a paid version for the enterprise segment, CIOs will be worried about the growing number of distros.
/home/liquidat: At kde-apps.org there is a little KDE package available for Sony Ericsson mobile phones which enable the user to control different (KDE) applications via the mobile phone. It works like a charm and is easy to set up.
desktoplinux.com: Get over it. We're never going to see OS/2 open-sourced. But, it just might be possible for Linux desktop users to get one of OS/2's best features: SOM (System Object Model).
Linux Today: It's that time of year again, when I am forced to use the Windows operating system. Yes, it's tax time again. All my forms are in, and I get to perform my annual rev up of TurboTax. I am wondering if perhaps a common-platform technique that all apps could work with might not be a better idea.
oreillynet.com/linux/blog: The question then becomes “Do distributions pull the kernels they use from Linus’s tree?” If so, then it follows that they pay attention to Linus’s views on Linux.
Aaron J. Seigo: Today's KDE4 application love session is all about remote access via VNC and RDP via the somewhat cryptically named krdc (which stands for "KDE Remote Desktop Client", in case you're wondering).
Dana Blankenhorn: Roberto Galloppini writes from Rome about how everyone there wants to talk about open source, but few want to do much about it.
thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy is skipping Disneyland this weekend and keeping a close eye on the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), which runs February 8-10 at the Westin Los Angeles. Here are five trends and themes The VAR Guy will be tracking at the event.
Also: Jono Bacon: Women in Open Source
LWN: The 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 stable kernel updates are out. Both contain quite a lot list of fixes, including a few for security-related problems.
- Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux
- An Easy Tutorial on IP Tables and Port Knocking
- Make your own portable Mandriva Flash
- Building an attractive, usable desktop on a budget laptop
- Move Background Images Folder in GNOME
- Set up a virtual FTP server with pam-mysql
- Root Password Ubuntu
- Manage documents and bibliographies with Referencer
techknack.blogspot: I recently wrote a post about KDE4 and Plasma, and my first impressions about it. Yesterday, I ran aptitude dist-upgrade to find out that KDE4 had an upgrade available. KDE 4.0.1 is here.
sys-con.com: Last year, it was estimated that more than 90 percent of the office productivity suite market was controlled by one vendor, and, historically, because of this dominance, consumers, businesses small and large, and governments have been left with few viable options.
LinuxPlanet: Two weeks ago we learned why Gimp, even though it is a superior cross-platform image-editing application, is not a "Photoshop Killer." I'm not fond of lurid headlines, but if I were to nominate a "Photoshop Killer" I pick Krita.
junauza.blogspot: GoblinX is a Slackware-based Linux distribution directed towards desktop users and features a highly customized desktop. Acccording to Distrowatch, the primary goal of GoblinX is to create a more pleasant and functional desktop, standardizing all icons and themes to make it easy for novice users to learn about available applications.
indiainteracts.com: India's official response to a project to spread low-cost computers among school students was not too enthusiastic. But that has not stopped techies from seizing the opportunity.
phoronix: Hitting the web this week in addition to Fedora 9 Alpha, OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 2, and Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 was the first beta release for Myah OS. This is a desktop Linux distribution that is assembled via custom build scripts and its own package management solution.
Linux Journal: The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.
downloadsquad.com: Have you ever had the joy of installing restricted or proprietary drivers on Debian or Ubuntu? Most of the time, it really does work like a charm. Sometimes though, something doesn't go quite as planned. In our desperation, we tried Envy.
dedoimedo.com: gOS is an Ubuntu-based distribution aimed at the modern, young Internet users. It offers the ease and friendliness of Ubuntu, the dead sexy looks of Enlightenment 17 windows manager, OSX style, and integration of Google Apps into the desktop. Sounds extremely interesting.