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|Story||Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey relationship||srlinuxx||21/11/2011 - 9:32pm|
|Story||Women in FOSS: men need to do more, says senior dev||srlinuxx||3||21/11/2011 - 2:39pm|
|Blog entry||VLC is the Answer to more questions than you thought..||fieldyweb||1||21/11/2011 - 11:06am|
|Story||Why Emacs?||srlinuxx||20/11/2011 - 9:14pm|
|Story||Divide and Conky||srlinuxx||20/11/2011 - 9:12pm|
|Story||Great Features of KDE Workspaces and Applications Part II - Klipper||srlinuxx||20/11/2011 - 9:10pm|
|Story||death by a thousand cuts||srlinuxx||20/11/2011 - 9:09pm|
|Story||Linux is a tortoise.||srlinuxx||20/11/2011 - 9:07pm|
|Story||Why I'm quitting the Debian Lineup||srlinuxx||20/11/2011 - 9:06pm|
|Blog entry||Should "There is more to Linux than Ubuntu.." be "Is there more to Linux than Ubuntu.."||fieldyweb||1||20/11/2011 - 4:21pm|
lockergnome: John Locke expressed the importance of making sure you fully understand two very important things regarding potential customers: they generally don’t care about software licensing, and they simply need everything to work with as little cost as possible. Based on this foundation of understanding, John then clearly outlined, step-by-step, how to get this done.
- Microsoft Won't Sue Linux Users, Company Exec Says
- Author of Linux Patent Study Says Ballmer Got It Wrong
- "Microsoft takes on the free world", and loses
- What Does Microsoft Want From the Free World?
- Novell Open PR: Fortune Magazine article
- Microsoft vs. Linux: setting the battle lines
- Microsoft Patent Claims Hint at Internal Issues
- Why Microsoft Won’t ID Patent Violations…
LinuxPlanet: Do you realize how much value is packed into each and every distribution of Linux? A Linux machine can help you solve problems that simply are too time consuming, complex, or expensive to solve with other operating systems. Mr. Small- and Medium-Businessman, what's holding you up?
LinuxGames.com: Our very own curmudgeon, Matt Matthews, had the opportunity to interview Linux gaming luminary Ryan "icculus" Gordon about various topics last week:
FreeSoftware Mag: Red Hat’s, Brian Stevens, claims that the desktop is dead. This may seem a trifle premature, but from my own perspective, that has already been the case for several years.
- How to make use of the extra Multimedia keys in Laptops and Keyboards in Linux
- Pocket PC Syncing with Evolution in Ubuntu
- A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring
- What is the use of runlevels?
- How do I configure the Virtual Console login to display a pre-login message?
- Auditd still crashing RHEL3/Centos3 systems
- How To Back Up MySQL Databases Without Interrupting MySQL
Linux-Watch: "Even the founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, noted last year that Linux infringes well over 200 patents from multiple companies The real question is not whether there exist substantial patent infringement issues, but what to do about them."
Life of Riley: I've posted here before some announcements about the fact that Venezuela was shifting to Linux as their preferred operating system in sync with Cuba who has made a major re-commitment to Linux in an .attempt to grow its open source community and steer further away from tech dependencies on imperialism.
Also: Ubuntu, Craft, and iTunes
Linux.com: eBay is a great way to acquire hard-to-find collectibles. Trouble is, the best deals are often found in auctions that end in the middle of the night. When that happens, the Biet-O-Zilla (BOZ) extension for Firefox can help you, by tracking auctions and scheduling bids in advance.
ZDNet: So all 4 of my kids spent the weekend on and off the computers in the basement. They played games, looked up cheat codes for their console games, sent emails, and wrote a research paper on Langston Hughes.
EETimes: An official at the One Laptop per Child project criticized the WiMAX community on Monday for mainly focusing on equipment in the licensed bands, which will stymie innovation and stall a rapid decline in equipment prices.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Web log: A broken motherboard
- News: Fedora 7, Red Hat Global Desktop, Gentoo Linux 2007.0, openSUSE Software Portal, Slackware vs Pidgin, PCLinuxOS page hits
- Released last week: Gentoo Linux 2007.1, BLAG Linux And GNU 60001
- Upcoming releases: Updates on Fedora 7, openSUSE 10.3, SabayonLinux 3.4, sidux 2007-02 and Skolelinux 3.0
- New addition: Ubuntu Studio
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Raiden's Realm: Welcome to part 7 of our series on the KDE 3.5 Control Center. Today we'll be covering the "Regional and Accessibility" section. This section serves two basic purposes that are useful for everyone using KDE on a regular basis.
OSWeekly: Nearly everyday, I have people e-mailing me with questions regarding my choice of the distributions that I highlight. But then it struck me: how are beginners or even those experienced users really supposed to be expected to make time to discover that next big Linux distribution love affair?
Tryst with Linux: Yes, I read the list here. And as most lists are, it included somethings it shouldn’t have, and missed somethings it shouldn’t have. So, anyway, here’s my list (and perhaps my exaggerated confessional!) based/built on the earlier list.
Debian Administration: mutt is a well known and much loved mail client well suited to the efficient handling of a large volume of email. One of the things which makes it so powerful is its extreme flexibility and customisation options. The next-generation mutt package builds upon the core mutt with some additional features; most noticeably the introduction of a sidebar, which this article introduces.
This article describes how you can back up MySQL databases without interrupting the MySQL service. Normally, when you want to create a MySQL backup, you either have to stop MySQL or issue a read lock on your MySQL tables in order to get a correct backup; if you do not do it this way, you can end up with an inconsistent backup. To get consistent backups without interrupting MySQL, I use a little trick: I replicate my MySQL database to a second MySQL server, and on the second MySQL server I use a cron job that creates regular backups of the replicated database.
Linux.com: Need to add professional-looking graphs to your Web site? Using Plotr, you can do this in no time and with minimum fuss.
tectonic: Do you suffer from too many pages open on your browser? Do you compulsively have to open links, just out of curiosity of what might be on the other side? If so, Cooliris Preview may just be the solution for you.
Groklaw: I'm being buried alive in email about the Fortune article about Microsoft's patent saber rattling, which I thought so unimportant I put it in News Picks earlier. Here's why I'm not unduly worried so far.