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|Story||today's leftovers & howtos:||srlinuxx||24/01/2011 - 3:23am|
|Story||Mepis Goes to 11||srlinuxx||24/01/2011 - 12:25am|
|Story||1999-2011 Eleven Years of Success for GNU/Linux||srlinuxx||24/01/2011 - 12:24am|
|Story||NVIDIA 260.19.36 Driver Released; 270.xx Coming Soon||srlinuxx||23/01/2011 - 9:45pm|
|Story||How to develop for Linux||srlinuxx||23/01/2011 - 6:59pm|
|Story||Qt in the land of Gnome: issue of copyright||srlinuxx||23/01/2011 - 6:57pm|
|Story||Linux: Successful Upgrade – SBS 2003 to Linux||srlinuxx||23/01/2011 - 6:55pm|
|Story||Skolelinux interview: Morten Amundsen||srlinuxx||23/01/2011 - 6:53pm|
|Story||some gui stuff||srlinuxx||23/01/2011 - 6:48pm|
|Story||today's howtos & stuff:||srlinuxx||23/01/2011 - 4:32am|
A publicly funded Linux project which cost UK taxpayers half-a-million pounds has flopped. Birmingham City Council began the project — one of the largest public-sector Linux projects in the UK — in May 2005 to evaluate the potential of open-source software. The council, the largest local authority in the UK, intended to deploy open-source software on 1,500 PCs in libraries across the city.
The vi text editor might seem counterintuitive to new users but, make no mistake, there is a good reason this 30-year old tool is still widely used by many of the best developers in the world. The vi text editor separates operations into insert mode and command mode, which gives you ultrafast access to key commands that can edit, insert, and move text in on-the-fly, user-defined segments.
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has dismissed Microsoft's patent pledge to open source developers as "meaningless" and warned that it could provide a false sense of security.
The Friendly Interactive Shell (fish) is an alternative command line that is designed to be easy to learn and use. fish turns on by default options that are available in shells such as Bash or tcsh and develops them far beyond other shells. The result is a command line that can go a long way toward curing the phobia that many GNU/Linux users nurse from their experience with the DOS command line.
After spending time with Sony's new PlayStation 3 game console last week, I understand why Microsoft's Xbox team has been strutting lately. Don't get me wrong. The PS3 is an amazing machine. I'd love to have one sitting beneath my TV. But not for $500 or $600.
Also: Playstation 3 dissected and analysed
Recently, Novell made a statement that could’ve given them some grief. In an online publication Computer Business Review Online, Novell was apparently quoted as stating that Vista would cost $300 more than their SuSE option. What Novell appears to have missed is a seemingly long list of Vista licenses with a number of price ranges. To add insult to injury, it appears the page containing the quote has since been pulled down.
The buzz over Linux is hardly new. Vendors of every ilk have tripped over themselves to announce Linux-related products. But even in the deafening noise surrounding Linux, four topics stand out : the duel for the desktop, 3-D desktop tools, isolated virtual environments (also known as containerization or virtualization), and mobile Linux devices.
First, Sun Microsystems Inc. wouldn't do it. Then Sun teased us with it. Now, on Nov. 13, Sun will finally open-source its implementations of Java under the GNU GPLv2. On Monday, Sun released the first pieces of source code for Sun's implementation of JSE and a buildable implementation of JME.
Urli 6.10 is an Debian/Ubuntu derived Linux OS developed in Argentina. It was recently added to distrowatch's waiting list and sounded a bit interesting given that their motto seems to be "Linux like never before!" Well, this I had to see.
Last week at the Ubuntu Developer Summit the release goals for Feisty Fawn—scheduled to appear April 2007—were discussed and drawn up. Ubuntu's next version is aiming for some pretty good features such as a bullet proof X.org and network roaming. There's one change that bothers me to no end though: composite by default.
At the third and by far the biggest VMware's annual VMworld convention last week, we grabbed the chance to speak to the company's virtualisation visionary and co-founder, Mendel Rosenblum. Where does he see the company taking this fast-evolving technology?
At this point in time, nine vulnerabilities in operating system kernels have been publicised as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs. Following on July's Month of Browser Bugs initiated by H.D. Moore, a similar project to highlight security vulnerabilities has been announced for November under the title "Month of Kernel Bugs" (MoKB). The project's initiators intend to release one security hole per day for the various operating system kernels.
Oracle’s announcement of providing support on Red Hat Linux is a clear indication that Linux has arrived. Linux, which started out as a hobby among some engineers, is today enterprise-ready and important enough for Oracle to provide support.
The countdown continues on the road to 10.2 with the latest release of beta 2 on the 10th. This release didn't bring too many surprises, but things seem to be shaping up nicely. In light of all the negative publicity of Novell's recent announcement, I imagine the pressure is bearing down on the openSUSE infantry to release a banner system. I wish them luck and I think they are on the right path.
THE OPEN SOURCE guys at Samba hit out at Novell's rapprochement with Microsoft, saying they disapproved strongly of the former Utah firm's actions.
Roadwarrior is a client that uses unknown, dynamically assigned IP addresses to connect to a VPN gateway (in this case also firewall).
Searching in Linux starts those venerable command line favorites: find, grep, and locate. These tools are very powerful and can easily be integrated into scripts, but for many users, this usefulness is also one of their key weaknesses. These users require a graphical interface in order to be comfortable with a program.
A guide to using version 2 of GIMP, the popular open-source digital image editor, was released this month by O'Reilly Media. GIMP 2 for Photographers is like a classroom seminar that starts with the basics, and enables students to learn as much as they want.
The SystemImager concept is that an image server retrieves a golden client's entire system image and deploys it to any number of client systems. A golden client is a system you have customized to work exactly the way you want. You can re-compile the kernel, install custom software, and do any configuration file tweaking you like.
I figured it is time for a Jokosher update. As many of you will know, I have been at the Ubuntu Developer Summit for the last week at Mountain View, and I am now in San Francisco at our Allhands company summit. Jokosher really rocked at UDS, and lots of people were interesting in our little project.