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|Story||Interview with Linux Torvalds||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 11:20pm|
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|Story||Putting Drupal to Work||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 8:47pm|
|Story||Open Source Applications for Math Teachers||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 8:45pm|
|Story||NetworkManager, the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalinux||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 8:43pm|
|Story||Mageia 1 Beta 2 - Almost Ready for the Big Day||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 8:41pm|
|Story||Novell lays off hundreds at Provo||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 6:33pm|
|Story||The Day I Nearly Dumped Firefox||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 6:27pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Unity not all that unifying||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 6:23pm|
|Story||May 2011 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine||srlinuxx||03/05/2011 - 4:40pm|
During a tutorial that Chris Blizzard gave at Linux.conf.au, there were quite a few interesting ideas and concepts raised that presented an interesting blueprint for Linux in the future.
I looked at OpenSuse 10.2 as a Win2k replacement. I’ve been impressed with Suse over the years so I was looking forward to see what Novell brought to the table with 10.2. I am not going to judge a distribution on its setup process (OS installation, mp3 setup, flash setup, adding printer, etc), however I am going to mention some installation pitfalls I ran into during the 10.2 install.
OK, that's not really true. Mark is a sharp guy, and gets open source as well, indeed, better, than most. But he's completely wrong on his criticism of Red Hat (which Greg of the Fedora Project shoots down). His basic point? Because RHEL is a closed binary, it's proprietary.
Dan Bricklin is hosting a meeting on Monday from 9AM to noon sponsored by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council on the Novell-Microsoft deal. I know. Blech. But both Microsoft and Novell are sending representatives to speak, and what Dan is asking for is this: what should he ask them?
openSUSE is a widely known distribution for its huge array of unique tools for managing virtually every part of the system, without having to even think about using the console. It’s also known for the stability of the official packages and releases, and it’s known for a very stable package-system.
As I covered yesterday, PCLinuxOS 2007 Beta2 has been released to the public and I've had a chance to play with it and I think it's fair to make the conclusion that this is a distro worth keeping an eye on.
It is a given these days that Linux is making real inroads into the corporate glass house. We (BMC) certainly have a large number of our product lines ported to it, and therefore a wide swath of systems in the R&D data center to support those development efforts. I originally started this weblog last year (and 99 posts ago) to talk about those systems and how we use, maintain, and generally support Linux here. I called this “Adventures in Linux” to be sure I can digress from time to time. Linux is a big subject.
Theodore Ts'o announced that the 2007 Linux Kernel Summit will be moved from its usual location in Ottawa, Canada, taking place this year in Cambridge, England. Ted described the move as a one-time experiment to be re-evaluated at a future date to see if it's worth moving the Kernel Summit to other locations in the future.
Recently I was expressing the need for Dreamweaver in Linux, because my company website was built on Dreamweaver. Someone said that I should try NVU. And when I specified that I wanted a heavy-duty web-development package, he suggested Bluefish. I of course hadn’t heard of these packages, and eventually gave them a try.
Also: ksnapshot vs gnome-screenshot: no comparison!
Experts, users and authors agree: When Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 launches in February, it will succeed or fail on the merits of Xen.
Reducing the widespread use of pirated software in Viet Nam will be an uphill struggle because of the high costs of legal software products, according to industry experts.
My Ubuntu experience was with the recent Edgy Eft release, all I can say is it's just not ready for any kind of serious application. Fellow ITToolbox blogger, Locutus, suggested I try Kubuntu. I have to say, I was shocked at the difference between Kubuntu and Ubuntu. Everything that Ubuntu failed to do right, Kubuntu delivers on.
Shares of open source software firm Red Hat Inc bounced up during last Friday's trading session after analysts forecast a string fourth quarter.
You can view .chm file using gnochm or kchmviewer under Linux. However sometime you cannot install these programs. There is a third alternative - arCHMage.
The author of the popular “How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu” has released his guide into the public domain.
Curiosity kills the cat, we always wants to know more. I discover a command that can actually extract and prints out the readable string from the binaries. Okay lets see what is the interesting readable string in the /bin/cat
BT's wireless broadband router Home Hub may be in breach of the terms of Linux's General Public License, after it emerged the device runs on open source code.
Sylpheed is a lightweight Gtk-based e-mail client (text mails only, not HTML mails!) which doesn't have any other major dependencies. Here's how I added it [and gxine] to Pardus 2007.
Two major forces of Linux community -- Open Source Developer Labs and Free Standards Group -- have come together to form Linux Foundation. Here is an exclusive interview of Jim Zemlin, executive director of Free Standards Group.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Interview: Matteo Riondato, FreeSBIE
- News: Mandriva Metisse edition, PCLinuxOS 2007, gNewSense interview, Fedora 6 re-spins, Gentoo on a server, T-Resc(ue) live CD, OpenSolaris updates
- Released last week: Damn Small Linux 3.2, ZenLive 4.2
- Upcoming releases: DragonFly BSD 1.8
- Site news: Mandriva joins the list of DistroWatch page hit ranking cheaters
- New additions: BOSS GNU/Linux
- New distributions: Hardened Linux, ValEnt Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....