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|Story||Further adventures in EFI booting||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 8:53pm|
|Story||Enterprise Linux by any other name||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 6:28pm|
|Story||A Worthy Alternative to Gnome 3 and Unity||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 6:26pm|
|Story||GNU Emacs Developers Will Fix It; Please Calm Down||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 6:14pm|
|Story||Sys Admin Day||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 6:03pm|
|Story||Review: Chakra 2011.04-r2 "Aida"||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:36pm|
|Story||Affordable But Capable Ubuntu-powered Laptop Computers||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:34pm|
|Story||What's missing in Debian, or why my parents use Kubuntu||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:32pm|
|Story||Emacs has been violating the GPL since 2009||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:30pm|
|Story||Ten open-source fallacies that need nailing||srlinuxx||29/07/2011 - 3:28pm|
With the switch to an Ubuntu base, development of Freespire 2.0 has restarted. The first alpha release of Freespire 2.0 is now available for download and we had decided to check it out for ourselves.
In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS and MyDNSConfig. MyDNS is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns.
When Bill Hilf came from IBM Corp. to join Microsoft three years ago, the company's stance on open source vacillated wildly. It would swing from outright indifference to overt nastiness. Today, something else is unfolding: Microsoft is striking a surprising balance. It has stopped dismissing open source licensing and community development as dangerous folly or evil foe, and is looking for a way to both compete and co-exist.
I think there could be a lot of benefits to both parties if Open Office were to work along side the Google Docs team. Now I’m not talking about Google buying Open Office; instead I’m talking about Google hiring some programmers to work on the Open Office application and help integrate the two. I know this is going to cause some controversy, but just hear me out.
As CIO of Massachusetts from February to November last year, Louis Gutierrez had to endure most of the brunt of Microsoft Corp.'s political wrath over a state policy calling for the adoption of the Open Document Format for Office Applications, or ODF.
Today I have for you something guaranteed to lower your productivity: Wesnoth. This game is one of those free software apps that is of the quality of a proprietary application. Wesnoth is essentially a MO-RTS (multiplayer online real-time strategy) game. It offers two modes: campaign and multiplayer.
I'm writing about how Ubuntu handled an automatic update the week of March 5, 2007. These days the process of keeping your system up to date has evolved considerably so that it is very easy to stay current with fixes and security updates. Upgrading is not always straight forward.
Enlightenment. Linux users who have been around for awhile no doubt remember this X11 window manager. Every once in awhile a new story pops up on the web about Enlightenment and I reminisce about using it back when few people had heard of Linux. So, with the latest Elive release announcement, I decided to give Elive a try.
Creating a simple SE Linux policy module is not difficult. For example I had a server with the above messages in the kernel message log from the spf-policy program (run from Postfix) trying to run the "hostnme" program. So I ran the following command to generate a .te file (SE Linux policy source):
The GIMP is a project that whenever a new release comes out (stable or not), I can't help but to give it a shot. With the release of GIMP 2.3.15 it made its way onto one of my machines.
The Anomalies Network has unveiled the UFOCrawler, one of the first of a new breed of search engines specifically tuned to search for information about the paranormal and unexplained. The Anomalies Network uses the CentOS Linux distribution, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL and PHP in addition to IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition.
You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown, everything's perfect. Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. You panic! Fortunately, this problem is easy to solve...
I've been using OpenOffice.org Calc for a while now, but I recently decided to give KSpread a try after getting frustrated with Calc's slow load times. It rarely bothered me on my desktop system because I have 4GB of RAM and usually leave the program open, but my work laptop runs Windows XP, forcing me to run Kubuntu in a virtual machine.
BOSS Linux, based in India, is trying to be the first Linux distribution trying to support all official languages of India. It does also support English which is also being used more in that country.
Today I’m going to take it all the way back to FOSS fundamentals and look at one question which a lot of people who are unfamiliar with free and open source software ask. In particular, one question often arises - why should I use FOSS over a similar proprietary solution?
I realized the other day, based on repeated questions, that many people don’t know which CD is the best to download. When looking at a list of CD options from a download page the options can be very overwhelming. I thought I would break things down for everyone today.
To save the trees, i always squeeze multiple blank lines down to single blank line, before printing. Once I did this manually (yes, it’s like hell), but now I use cat -s:
Version 2.3.15 is a snapshot of the development towards GIMP 2.4. The source code can be downloaded from the usual places. Changes include added keyboard control to rectangle tools, cleanup of the internal undo system, added HAL support for hotplug, and speed up transform tools.
It's all in the name of saving energy. At least, that's what we were told. Will it work? Not very likely, say two young economists at the University of California at Berkeley.
Linux. It’s a great operating system, but it’s hard to choose which distribution (which version) you want to use. So, which do you choose? You’re probably expecting me to tell you, right? You’re partially right.