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|Story||Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop Customization Guide||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 8:33pm|
|Story||apt-get, aptitude, … pick the right Debian package manager for you||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 8:31pm|
|Story||Ad Bard is Shutting Down||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 8:29pm|
|Story||How the open source community reacts to poor design||srlinuxx||1||20/06/2011 - 7:17pm|
|Story||Just how hard is Linux to use?||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 6:33pm|
|Story||A Linux User Tries Mac OS X||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 6:31pm|
|Story||An Attack that Goes to the Heart of Free Software||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 6:29pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 410||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 4:29pm|
|Story||A Quick Look at Pinguy OS 11.04||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 4:27pm|
|Story||Firefox 5 Ready To Launch: Why It Matters||srlinuxx||20/06/2011 - 4:26pm|
Researchers have created the world’s thinnest material which they hope could mark a breakthrough in the development of super-fast computer chips. The sheet, which is just a single atom thick, has been used to make the world’s smallest transistor.
The real battle for the Windows desktop alternative may be the preliminary round between the MacOS and Linux. These two platforms have distinct advantages and disadvantages against each other and the winner will likely be the solution that walks away with the greatest number of advantages and the least number of disadvantages.
The sar utility is invaluable for collecting and displaying system data, but its output could use a little help when it comes to readability. With kSar, you can display sar data with easy-to-read graphs, and even produce PDF reports of system activity.
This tutorial shows how to set up a fileserver for small and medium enterprises with SME Server 7.1. SME Server is an open-source Linux server distribution (released under the GPL) based on CentOS that can turn a computer into a gateway, firewall, fileserver, printserver, mailserver (including webmail), etc. In this article we will focus on the fileserver aspect of SME Server.
For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we switch continents, travelling to Brazil to meet a cool-headed draftee with a 'cooler' pet, someone who keeps it in the family and who loves to both play and create games - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Mauricio Piacentini.
I've been busy testing away at distros lately. I know I haven't produced too many reviews lately, but that's because since receiving my laptop this passed Christmas, distros now have a higher hurdle to clear. I've been testing, but not many are up to the challenge of a commercially available off-the-rack laptop. One "almost there" was VectorLinux which I reviewed for this week's DistroWatch Weekly. Another is the subject of this article: sidux 2007-01.
In the second part of the article, I will touch upon the interaction of light and environment in terms of colors.
Dreamlinux is one of the lesser known distributions, and certainly does not appear in the headlines with the same frequency as Ubuntu or openSUSE. However, it seems to have been ticking along nicely, with the 1.0 release about a year ago. Today, we're looking at DreamLinux 2.2, based on Debian with bits borrowed from Morphix.
California may follow Massachusetts in making the OpenDocument Format the required standard for state agencies. Similar to the ODF bills proposed in Texas and Minnesota, California Assembly bill AB 1668, would require that state agencies "become equipped to accept all documents in an open, XML-based file format for office applications, and shall not adopt a file format used by only one entity."
With Enterprise Linux 5 set to ship in March, Red Hat has put into beta testing an update for Enterprise Linux 4 that makes it virtualization-friendly.
The bottom line is: installing software on Linux is a horror at the moment. This horror leads to some absurd, some strange and also some very mean situations. The main point for me in this regard is:
Firefox is a great browser, and part of that is it’s extensibility. As well as extensions and themes, Firefox also has an extensive set of hidden preferences that you can’t get to through the graphical Preferences dialogue.
I recently discovered a very useful tool: xrandr. This command allows you to reset your screen resolution, which comes in very handy when some buggy app changes you screen resolution and doesn't set it back.
Linux can be run on various run level, for run level 0 is shutdown, and run level 6 is restart and usually run level 1 is single user linux. By knowing what run level of your linux distro init, you can further tweak your system by stopping wanted services.
By all appearances, the migration from Microsoft Windows to Novell SUSE Linux on the server and the desktop at the Windsor Unified School District in Northern California has been almost as pain-free as any IT professional could hope for.
Having Linux preloaded on PCs from major vendors is a dream many in the Linux community have had for a long time. They have made significant Linux efforts for the enterprise and are involved in the Linux community in varying degrees. So why hasn't Linux appeared pre-loaded on PCs yet? It's simple: demand and dollars.
Slowly, ever so slowly, the Linux desktop has been picking up momentum. It keeps getting better and better, but Microsoft's monopoly has kept many PC users from realizing that there really is a viable alternative to Windows. However, that's about to change.
Gmail offers a few clever features that make it more than just an email service. You can use your Gmail account as a document viewer, a file storage, and even as a full-blown Getting Things Done solution. You can also turn Gmail into a nifty backup solution for your OpenOffice.org documents using a simple OOoBasic macro and Gmail's own tools.
The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Development Agenda is usually a great way to put folks to sleep, but this week it represents what may be the first political victory for open source.
AFTER MORE THAN two years I have decided to put Linux to the test again to see if it is ready to become a home desktop yet. Here is what I tried and the results. Included PCLOS, Freespire, Mepis, and Ubuntu.