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|Story||The coming of GNOME 3||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 6:27pm|
|Story||My Photography-Centric Linux Migration||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 6:24pm|
|Story||Nokia & Microsoft – And what it means for QT and MeeGo.||srlinuxx||1||12/02/2011 - 6:22pm|
|Story||Microsoft KDE?||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 6:14pm|
|Story||A brief visit with Linux Mint 10 KDE edition RC||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 6:00pm|
|Story||Open source guru Miguel de Icaza "psyched" about Microsoft/Nokia deal||srlinuxx||3||12/02/2011 - 3:17pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 5:19am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 4:27am|
|Story||5 Factors for Open Source Success||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 2:06am|
|Story||Browser Feature War: IE9 RC1 vs. Firefox 4 vs. Chrome 9||srlinuxx||12/02/2011 - 2:04am|
You bet! Here are the reasons why. I suspect that the big enterprise players are each going to jump on one of the various Linux boats and start a software war. The fact is, Microsoft is way overdue in this effort.
We'll round off this short series on 'dual booting' Linux and Windows with a brief tour of your new operating system. It begins with the Bootloader screen that appears a few moments after switch-on.
When running multiple machine with the same distribution, it is interesting to set up a repository cache on your network so that once a package is downloaded from an official repository, all other machines will download it from your local area network.
What should the Linux desktop of 2007 and beyond be like? That's what the OSDL wants to know in its latest Linux Client Survey, which runs from now until Dec. 1. The results will help the OSDL's Desktop Working Group work on the areas of development that are critical to users.
On Thursday night, I asked Jeff Jaffe, Novell's chief technology officer, if he could think of a company that had partnered with Microsoft and done really well as a result. Which Microsoft alliance, I asked him, would he cite as the model that he'd like to emulate? His response: "I think this partnership is breaking new ground."
Vista be damned. Novell, Red Hat and Ubuntu are showing the world that Linux is getting its desktop house in order. Novell made its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 desktop available in July, Ubuntu shipped a new version of its Debian-based distribution a few weeks ago and Red Hat will release its Enterprise 5.0 version early next year.
I was drawn to Wolvix by a review of an earlier version on [some other site], where the reviewer raved about its multimedia capabilities. As installing codecs and plugins has always been one of my least favourite admin tasks, I thought I'd try Wolvix Hunter 1.0.5, which claimed to come with all the usual suspects pre-installed.
Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3), due this month, will not ship with Linux pre-installed, as suggested in March by CEO Ken Kuturagi. However, TerraSoft CEO Kai Staats says his company's Yellow Dog Linux is installable by "anybody who knows how to use a keyboard, mouse, and browser," according to an interview in the Coloradoan.
Quetoo, a for performance optimized version of Quake2, has just been released in version 0.5.0 and is available for download now.
I’ve had three email requests now to right up how to execute things that normally require root privileges without having to enter a password. There are a number of ways to do this and we’re going to look at four of them.
GnuCash is a personal and small business accounting package that provides true double-entry accounting, the ability to set up automatic recurring transactions, and simple budgeting. The application does not try to hide the complexities of managing...
According to sources close to Novell Inc., the Linux company has laid off numerous mid-level employees from several departments, including training and sales.
Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why.
Also: Novell is Now the New SCO
Microsoft has always had excellent timing. They know when to announce a product; they know when to begin grass-roots movements to build hype for a product; they know when to create an alliance; they know when to break an alliance. Microsoft's best timing, though, has always been when and where to spread Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
"There's a tendency to think of the community as being entirely volunteers somehow working for free in their basements, but invariably they're in government or research," said Red Hat's Rick Carr. "For the commercial products, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, where the customer base is Wall Street or wherever, the large majority of development is done by commercial IT companies."
The so-called "Vista Killer" may not be ready for prime time -- but your customers may want it anyway. Here's how to be prepared.
Today we'll take a look at one of the most appealing XUL apps—Songbird, from Pioneers of the Inevitable, Inc, which claims folks who've previously worked on Winamp and Yahoo! Music Engine. Songbird is currently just at version 0.2, so consider this a preview rather than a review of the fully baked product. Songbird is a "mashup" of a web browser and a desktop media player. Think of it as the open-source analog of Windows Media Player or iTunes. Like Winamp, Songbird supports skins, which are called "feathers" in this case. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
Many Debian users use grep regularly. But did you know that grep can highlight the text it matches in color?
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Novell partners with Microsoft, CentOS on Oracle Enterprise
- Linux, Fedora code names, Mandriva and MEPIS updates, gNewSense
- Web logs: One month with Mandriva Linux 2007
- Released last week: OpenBSD 4.0, NetBSD 3.1
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.2 Beta 2
- Site news: Dilemma about distributions linking to DistroWatch
- New additions: gNewSense, TrueBSD
- New distributions: Damn Vulnerable Linux, URLI OS
This week in DistroWatch Weekly....
The popular free Linux computer operating system being co-opted by corporate technology titans was born of a Finnish university student and a group devoted to no-cost software.