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Taking a screenshot of your desktop is always not a difficult task. Almost all linux distro comes with key binding on print screen button on your keyboard. For the case of gnome when you hit the print screen button, gnome will load up gnome-panel-screenshot (gnome-screenshot), display a small screen preview and ask for a filename to save.
When Microsoft and Novell announced their Linux agreement last November, it knocked the open source community for a loop, and some hit back hard. "The Microsoft message here is clear. 'I can pick and choose among the players and bribe whomever I want,'" says Francois Banchilhon, CEO of Mandriva, a Linux marketer.
I frequently hear comments that K3b doesn't support burning MP3's to an Audio CD. These comments are puzzling because K3b is supposed to support the MP3 format. My curiousity piqued, I checked my own Kubuntu install and discovered that the comments were correct. Fortunately there is a fix, and it's a simple one.
There are 139,834 open source projects under way on SourceForge, the popular open source hosting site. Five years from now, only a handful of those projects will be remembered for making lasting contributions--most will remain in niches, unnoticed by the rest of the world. For every Linux, Apache, or MySQL, dozens of other open source efforts fizzle out.
There are many obvious and fundamental ways in which using free software is good for you, such as choice, cost, and rights. Additionally, there are more abstract fringe benefits that should be considered as well. I feel that free software can be used to build both professional and life skills.
Distros are like leagues. They all play baseball, but they each have their own rules. Fans (the users) can choose between them based on where they are and what kind of baseball they like to watch. I, for instance, like a good minor league or college game. The lack of hype and "polish" tends to feel more authentic. Some leagues are based on others (like many of today's Debian-based distros).
Regardless of what operating system you use it takes place against the explosion of internet use and a stand-alone computer is an endangered species. A PC and other electronic devices unconnected to the internet will be as rare as a Linux virus in the wild. That interconnectedness is a boon to open source/free software developers but as more and more users go online it causes a headache for those whose job it is to provide and dish out IP addresses.
Ticket broker In Ticketing is going head to head with Ticketmaster. It's able to offer lower fees for the same services because of open source software, says co-founder and CTO Marc Urbaitel.
The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell Inc.'s right to sell new versions of the Linux operating system software, a member of the foundation's board said on Friday.
Gnewsense 1.0 was neither especially good nor especially bad. It was a mediocre Ubuntu-clone with a questionable philosophy of "freedom" rather than "usefulness". I was more than ready to let it fade into obscurity when I found that the maintainers have released another version, this time in KDE *and* Gnome flavors. My interest was piqued. What improvements were added? What features (if any) were taken out as last vestiges of Ubuntu's "non-free" software? Would it still be mediocre? I endeavored to find out.
French authorities will give out 175,000 USB memory sticks loaded with open-source software to Parisian high-school students at the start of the next school year.
As written, GPLv3 threatens to fork GNU projects and marginalize the Free Software Foundation, writes long-time Linux observer Bill Weinberg. Drawing on long experience evangelizing Linux and open source licensing to business users, Weinberg suggests that the FSF's GPLv3 high road could be a lonesome one.
At the time, most of us thought Oracle undercutting Red Hat's Linux business with its Unbreakable Linux was a big deal. Would customers flock to Oracle's cut-rate version of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)? Would Red Hat be pounded by Larry Ellison's minions?
Mac owners and Linux users hoping to run Windows Vista using virtual machine software had better own the Business or Ultimate editions of the new operating system, according to Microsoft's licensing terms.
Some times, we are required to resolve our internal domains on a local nameserver and external (internet) domains on our ISP's nameserver. There are different solutions to this problem, but in this howto, we are going to solve it through configuring a combination of caching-nameserver and BIND 9.
The Fedora team has announced that the first test spin of Fedora 7 is available for download via BitTorrent or from Fedora Project mirrors. Fedora 7, also available on live CD, mixes both Core (the complete operating system) and Extras (add-ons that complement the OS) into one package in anticipation of the merger between the two for Fedora 7's final release.
Mozilla.org, which makes Firefox, the most popular Web browser alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, is setting up a China office to do battle in the world's second-largest Web market.
Linux.org managing editor Michael J. Jordan takes a look at the the most popular (according to distrowatch.com) Linux distributions and gives his opinion as to where he thinks they're going as of January 2007
Although Linux might be making big inroads in some vertical markets, Microsoft Windows keeps enjoying virtually complete domination of the legal software space, with the small exception of some embedded appliances.