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|Story||Top 10 Things Ubuntu Is Doing Right||matthartley||19/12/2012 - 9:04am|
|Story||The 5 Most Important Linux Projects of 2012||srlinuxx||19/12/2012 - 1:36am|
|Story||Another Foundation Pops Up - The Krita Foundation||srlinuxx||19/12/2012 - 1:34am|
|Story||Chumby developer building open source laptop||srlinuxx||19/12/2012 - 1:32am|
|Story||12 Days of Christmas: What open source has given us||srlinuxx||18/12/2012 - 1:00am|
|Story||KDE vs. Gnome system management||srlinuxx||18/12/2012 - 12:56am|
|Story||Stallman and Ubuntu: Sticks and Stones and a Blogosphere Brawl||srlinuxx||18/12/2012 - 12:49am|
|Story||Fifteen years of KDE||srlinuxx||17/12/2012 - 9:42pm|
|Story||The difference between Ubuntu and Gentoo||srlinuxx||17/12/2012 - 9:40pm|
|Story||A conversation with Bradley Kuhn||srlinuxx||17/12/2012 - 9:38pm|
the register: The trends suggest that Linux will become the dominant OS - the commodity OS - both for the PC and the server, to the eventual detriment of Microsoft's revenues.
computerworld: Linux buffs tend to scoff at one of the major reasons that Windows users like me haven't switched yet: We don't want to give up our favorite applications. With countless open-source options, plus a rising number of commercial apps for Linux, their argument goes, we can certainly find a replacement for whatever software we're running on XP or Vista. But, Linux fans, it's not so simple.
technocrat.net: 60 Minutes called yesterday regarding the Hans Reiser story - Reiser is a brilliant filesystem developer and is about to go to trial.
- How can I make dd give me a progress report?
- Linux Testers Wanted for EVE Online
- Red Hat in talks with states for open source solution
- Is Open-Source A Business Model? $500 Million Says It Is
- An Interview with Matt Asay
- MIT’s ‘$100 laptops’ to go to Pacific islands
- Xandros dance with Microsoft turns to a smooch
- What made Kevin’s jaw hit the floor today?
Steve Carl (bmc blogs): Success with one Dell leads to trying another. The "old" Dell also runs Linux like it was made for it. Oh. Wait. Linux is made for almost everything.
debian.net: The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename Etch). This update adds security updates to the stable release, together with a few corrections to serious problems.
freesoftware mag: It’s been said that for a free software desktop to succeed it needs to address the needs of the average home user. Managing digital photographs is just one of those needs. Let’s see how one of the more popular free software photo management applications, digiKam, measures up.
liquidat: Current KDE 4 SVN has an improvement that makes it possible to change the cursor theme without re-starting X. Also, the LinuxMCE team now officially cooperates with KDE to merge technology where it makes sense. I also took some general KDE 4 screenshots to gather some impressions.
Also: Raptor Menu flip Effect
kernelTRAP: In a series of 5 patches, Jesper Juhl propsed moving 4K stacks from a debug feature to a non-debug feature, defaulting it to be enabled in the -mm tree.
linux.com: The topic of information sharing among US intelligence agencies, the FBI, and other federal agencies has attracted attention since 9/11. At Defcon XV, I had the opportunity to ask Tony Sager, chief of the National Security Agency's Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group, about information sharing within the agency.
desktoplinux: Linux Mint, a community Linux distribution that includes some proprietary elements for a better "out of the box" user experience, is now available in an edition with KDE as its desktop environment.
phoronix.com: As was pointed out in the Phoronix Forums, there is now an open-source utility to configure your Razer DeathAdder mouse under Linux.
Tom-buntu: Debian, the Linux distribution that Ubuntu is based on, is 14 years old today. Incredible!
arstechnica: Michael Brauer, the OpenOffice.org XML project lead and OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee Chair, has written a blog entry about the progress of native Office Open XML (OOXML) import filter development for OpenOffice.org. Brauer explains the importance of supporting OOXML in OpenOffice.org and also describes some of the challenges associated with supporting an emerging document format.
opensuse news: Here is the interview with Martin Schlander, also known as ‘cb400f’, from Denmark. He is the coordinator for Danish translations.
librenix.com: I recently bought a decTOP small form factor (SFF) computer. My goal was to build a cheap, fanless, quiet, and low power consumption Linux server. This article details the steps I used to build the USB boot/installation drive and install Ubuntu 6.06 on the decTOP.
techbookreport: It should be no surprise that Ubuntu has so quickly established itself as one of the leading Linux distributions. Now, for those looking for a book to help them on the way, the Official Ubuntu Book is out in a new edition to match the 7.04 release of the software.
Paul Murphy: I think we all know which of the three major Unix variants has the largest number of paid up licenses for non embedded use, which generates the most headlines, and which offers the highest reliability. But which one is growing fastest?
ZDNet: Speaking at a media briefing in Malaysia on Tuesday, Peter Chai, vice president and general manager of 3Com Asia-Pacific, said the company's open services networking (OSN) platform will enable its customers to create and build relevant applications on top of its hardware offerings. The OSN infrastructure runs on Linux.
OpenOffice.org Tips: I received this information a while ago and have been meaning to blog about it for some time. After a cursory look, it's a set of macros that provide the following tools: