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|Story||My Ubuntu Adventure||srlinuxx||27/01/2011 - 5:06pm|
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|Story||Sabayon Linux 5.5 Released||srlinuxx||27/01/2011 - 4:57pm|
|Story||Aust govt enforces equal rights for open source||srlinuxx||27/01/2011 - 4:22pm|
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|Story||Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3||srlinuxx||1||27/01/2011 - 12:33pm|
|Story||Setting Up An Android App Build Environment With Eclipse, Android SDK, PhoneGap (Ubuntu 10.10)||falko||27/01/2011 - 12:13pm|
|Story||Sabayon – PackageKit, the Other GUI||srlinuxx||27/01/2011 - 3:58am|
su is used to become another user during a login session. Invoked without a username, su defaults to becoming the super user. By default almost all distro allows to use su command. However you can restrict the use of su command for security reasons.
Also: Howto prevent non-root users from logging into the system
Beagle is a desktop search tool for Gnome. I thought I might give it a go, because sometimes I need to find things. Since I am using KDE I also installed Kerry, which is a KDE front end for Beagle.
In this article, find out how IBM autonomic computing technology, particularly the IBM Autonomic Integrated Development Environment (AIDE) toolkit, may be an effective solution. Learn how you can use this technology with Apache Derby
Most Linux users have heard of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution and many know how stable the OS is on desktop computers. But for the growing Linux laptop user segment, how well does the latest version of Ubuntu recognize specialized laptop hardware and perform on their portable device? Today I'm taking a look at Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft on Open Addict's DELL XPS M170 test laptop.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced yesterday that they welcomed the public commitment from Sun Microsystems to distribute its proprietary Java platform under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL).
If you have more than one network card, there is no guarantee that eth0 when you first boot up remains eth0 in the next boot. It could swap with eth1. This can happen especially if the cards are the same chipset, I reckon. If you change kernels or switch to using something like hotplug or udev you can also find the same problem.
A BIOS is an acronym for Basic Input Output System and is the starting point of the boot process in your computer. But one of the disadvantages of the proprietary BIOS which are embedded in most PCs is that there is a good amount of code which is used in it to support legacy operating systems such as DOS and the end result is a longer time taken to boot up and pass the control to the resident operating system.
A day after the PS3 Japan launch madness, all of us here at QJ had a chance to look back and see exactly what info we had missed. I had the responsibility of checking out the Linux side of things. And while the article which I wrote yesterday was pretty much spot on, there's a few more things which I could get out of the documents released.
We usually download linux programs through package handling tools such as yum and apt-get. Download programs through package handling tools is easy, but not all programs is available in your Linux distribution repository. Sometimes, we need to download the source code, compile and install manually.
In all the blah-de-blah over the moves by Oracle and Microsoft into open source a very important point is missing, namely the motivation of enterprises in moving toward open source. It's not the cost savings. It's not the community. It's not the name of the vendor.
Astronomers at New York City's Hayden Planetarium and Rose Center for Earth and Space think space exploration should be easily accessible to anyone. To make that possible, they offer an interactive atlas of the universe that anyone can download for free.
Yesterday, Jason Matusow, Microsoft's director of corporate standards, blogged about trust. Surprise. Surprise. He found that some customers question Microsoft's sincerity around interoperability and licensing.
A linux administrator asked a question on how to recover from CHMODing the whole file system to 777. I had also screwed my system the same way two days earlier and no solution was insight (#chmod -R 777 / ) and my Boss was angry. A solution submitted blew me off. Very simple but it worked like magic!
Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Now we will see how to add repositories,install,remove and update software packages.
We were new to the Ubuntu Summit way of doing things but figured it out quickly. I think we all felt we should be doing more to justify our presence, but hopefully we provided at least some valuable input and advice, and some of us even started implementating specifications. But most of the specifications being considered were lower down in the system, dealing with things such as drivers, devices, X, etc.
BixData is a system, application, and network monitoring tool which allows you to easily monitor nearly every aspect of your servers. The newly released version 2.6 is the only application that has the ability to control both Xen and VMware virtual machines. You can control both VM Hosts (the computer that's running the VM software) and VM Guests (the virtual machines running on the hosts).
ParallelKnoppix is a modified Knoppix live CD designed for use in creating HPC clusters. You can start up PK on multiple nodes to run a cluster, and customize PK to add or remove applications.
You've probably seen the many articles infesting computing publications that blather on about comparing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment) for Linux and Windows, and trying to figure out which one costs less to run. Let's set up a gnarly Linux vs. Windows DeathMatch Arena with two hypothetical admins - one for Linux, one for Windows.
Irish Free Software developers Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley have developed a new distribution, appropriately named gNewSense. Made with the philosophy of Debian and the structure of Ubuntu, it aims to be the freest distribution out there. Linux Online is grateful to Messrs. Brazil and O'Malley for taking time out of their busy schedules to answer a few questions about their project.
According to recent studies, two thirds or more of IT organizations are considering a migration to Linux. But obviously any migration is no trivial matter. If your organization is thinking about migrating to Linux, plan to take a hard look at the realities before you get too far into the process.