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|Story||Firefox 8 is 20% faster than Firefox 5, matches Chrome 14||srlinuxx||11/07/2011 - 7:51pm|
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|Story||Bodhi Linux… Ubuntu might have a competitor||srlinuxx||11/07/2011 - 6:17pm|
|Story||The trouble with Harmony: Part 2||srlinuxx||11/07/2011 - 6:16pm|
|Story||6 GTD Applications for Linux to Improve Productivity||srlinuxx||11/07/2011 - 6:14pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 413||srlinuxx||11/07/2011 - 4:13pm|
|Story||FOSS and the Freeloader Factor||srlinuxx||11/07/2011 - 4:12pm|
|Story||The OS Mess: 5 Ways To Take Control||srlinuxx||11/07/2011 - 4:09pm|
|Blog entry||CentOS 6.0||finid||11/07/2011 - 10:41am|
|Blog entry||Ubuntu 11.10: Screenshot preview||finid||11/07/2011 - 8:09am|
PC World recently did a feature article on Operating Systems, and named Ubuntu as their favorite Linux distribution. I decided to document my experience working with Ubuntu, and this second article, Part 2, will detail my experience installing and using applications. I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu, 6.1.
Installing More Applications
To protect your AIX system, you need to have a solid backup strategy, multiple backups, offsite storage of data, and a fully tested and proven plan of restoring data to your systems. Having a solid backup strategy decreases downtime.
This rant isn't about silver at all; we figure once or twice a year we're entitled to a tirade of a different color (although in a strange way this one is connected to silver, too, because silver bulls by their very definition are a contrary lot).
If you've been running Linux for a few years (from before all the clever point-and-click stuff was added to the Linux desktop) you probably find yourself regularly having to open a terminal window to issue a couple of commands to get things working properly.
Ian Murdock founded Debian GNU/Linux nearly fifteen years ago, and today it provides the foundations for many well-known distros such as Ubuntu and Knoppix. LXF caught up with Ian, who currently chairs the Linux Standards base, and asked him about Debian politics, leadership and the rise of Ubuntu...
LXF: How happy are you with how Debian has turned out?
Open source technologies already permeate most data centers, and their influence is spreading. However, data center managers who wouldn't think twice about dropping a new Linux server into a rack feel very differently about building an open source firewall as the main barrier between their own network and the great unwashed. Security remains outside the open-source comfort zone.
Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC; Natick, MA, USA; www.vdc-corp.com) indicates increasing adoption of Linux in embedded system-development projects.
Within four days, I’ve reformatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu in quick successions…twice. So that’s a total of four Linux installations in four days. Once again, I was haunted by the ghost of indecision. Should I go for Ubuntu with the clean, minimalistic Gnome, or embrace Kubuntu with the fancy, aesthetic KDE?
ntop is a network traffic tools that shows network usage in a real time. One of the good things about this tool is that you can use a web browser to manage and navigate through ntop traffic information to better understand network status.
Last month I wrote a piece saying that I was going to try KDE for a month (I’m a big GNOME fan!) and then report back on my experiences. I must admit I’m feeling relieved to be back with GNOME as I never really felt comfortable with KDE, but that’s not to say it was all bad.
High-performance computing (HPC) has moved from the domain of government and academic laboratories to being an essential component of the design process. Today, it is almost unthinkable to develop the key components of a car, airplane or even many consumer products without computer-assisted structural or impact analysis.
So, you've turned your back on traditional mail clients and get your mail fix via Gmail these days. The only problem is getting to all those old message that are stuck in your old email client. One way to stuff that old mail into your shiny and capacious Gmail account is to use Mark Lyon's Gmail Loader.
MINIX, as originated by Andy Tanenbaum, is an operating system that has its roots and heart in academia as a tool that teaches you how kernels really should work. Recently, however, with the advent of version three of this rock solid OS, the focus is on making a production ripe embedded distribution.
Much like Microsoft's influence over software developers in the 1990s, Red Hat has seemingly rallied all of the major open source application providers to support the company's forthcoming online store--known as the Red Hat Exchange.
Over the past few years I've used the venerable XMMS application for playing back all my audio content. After reading recently that this project has been mothballed, seeing no future updates, I decided to try the successor project XMMS2. Here's how I got on.
A new wave of emerging Linux application providers are doubling and even tripling their channel investments this year as they move to take Linux from a cult status relegated to business niches to a mainstream end-to-end solution stack.
At this time, Java Swing apps won't run properly under Beryl or Compiz. The app comes up, but it comes up completely blank. It's a known issue, and Java engineers are working on it. But until it hits my box, I still need to run Java, and I'm definitely not giving up Beryl.
A few weeks back Dell invited ideas from the world at large about what it should put on sale - in other words, what did the so-called "community" want?