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|Story||Extending our Reach — Let’s Talk Gecko||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 8:59pm|
|Story||Many Ubuntu Users Still Hate The Unity Desktop||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 8:44pm|
|Story||PC-BSD Goes Into 9.0 Beta With New Features||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 6:08pm|
|Story||Getting to know Ubuntu Software Center||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 6:07pm|
|Story||Top Windows games that run flawlessly in Ubuntu using Wine||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 5:14pm|
|Story||Can GNOME 3 Become the Next Big Open Source UI Contender?||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 4:48pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 4:46pm|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 4:46pm|
|Story||Review: CentOS 6.0||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 3:18am|
|Story||Linux, Linux, everywhere!||srlinuxx||02/08/2011 - 3:16am|
A Unix daemon is a program that runs in the “background,” enabling you to do other work in the “foreground,” and is independent of control from a terminal. Daemons can either be started by a process, such as a system startup script, where there is no controlling terminal, or by a user at a terminal without “tying up” that terminal as the daemon runs. But which daemons can you safely play with? Which should you leave running?
Last year, in Massachusetts, we saw open source being used as a political football. But the underlying issue in that case was technological, the state's adoption of ODF as a standard format. Now, in England, we're again seeing open source being used by politicians.
Truecrypt is an Open Source disk encryption software which uses a concept of containers to store encrypted data. The nice thing about Truecrypt is that the containers (or volumes) can be read transparently under Linux and Windows. Here are step by step instructions how to use the truecrypt-installer utilities to get Truecrypt running with minimum of effort.
I got my laptop on Friday two weeks ago. One of the first things I did was partition the drive, and install OpenSuse 10.2, 64bit version. The installation went smoothly and everything (including WLAN) worked perfect. In this workshop I want to explain the installation of the 3D cube using XGL and Compiz.
Growing consumer disappointment with Windows Vista, coupled with the need of major businesses and government agencies to begin assessing long-term computing needs, seems to be forcing IT professionals to consider non-Microsoft alternatives for their operating system and office suite applications.
Explore how to remotely debug a FreeBSD kernel that is running on a target machine without affecting system performance. In this article, examine setting up the debug environment using serial communication port, compiling modified kernel code, debugging, and troubleshooting tips.
I’m starting to think that I have to agree with Paul Thurrott: this year will not be the “Year of Desktop Linux”…again. While some people have some idea that Linux has the tools to do as such today, a better example to compare to is probably Apple’s OS X. OS X has all the tools to rapidly and easily take over the desktop world. But like Paul Thurrott quoted, OS X market share is between 2.5% and 4%.
Linux server revenue grew slightly in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to the latest research from IDC. But while overall Linux usage is growing, the number of physical Linux servers being shipped to enterprises may be suffering due to the trend of virtualization.
Fear is stalking the corridors of corporate power, as executives sweat over the legal exposure caused by developers using open source software. And the suits are resorting to play-it-safe legal advice and draconian management techniques in a vain attempt to stop open source crossing their frontier.
When you start learning the source code of an unfamiliar project, you don't have the knowledge of its structure or the meaning of specific functions, classes, and units in the project. You can use tags to browse for definitions, but it's hard to get an overall picture by just looking through every definition one by one. Cscope and SilentBob are two tools that can help you analyze unfamiliar source code.
I have used PCLinuxOS since version .8 and have always found it easy to use and aesthetically appealing. Being based on Mandriva might help PCLinuxOS' cause as Mandriva has been and continues to be a system new Linux users can migrate to with little to no learning curve.
Red Hat Inc. plans to create a Web store to boost sales of its own open-source software and of compatible open-source products from other companies, a person familiar with the plan said on Thursday.
This had been bothering for some time. On a system without an automounting “solution,” which I don’t usually like because they involve daemons and message subsystems and whatnot, mounting an external drive such as a USB key can be problematic. Mounting requires sudo, but sudo inflicts root ownership on the target, which makes it inaccessible to a non-root user, short of using sudo over and over again.
A survey of 140,000 small to medium-sized business (SMB) users has revealed that the Mozilla Firefox browser is now almost on equal footing with Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the SMB market sector. What's more, the gap is narrowing dramatically every month.
In my preview of Ubuntu 7.04 I argumented strongly in favor of the new Gnome control center. But comments on that preview suggested that most of the Ubuntu users dislike it. Let’s have a look at the benefits of both and try to decide what way Ubuntu should go.
Ubuntu has an interesting project called Upstart, which is a replacement for the traditional Unix init system. The goals of Upstart are ambitious: to modernize and streamline the boot process, control user tasks, and manage services.
Linux Mint. Just like its parent distro Ubuntu an enigma. Born in Ireland out of a frustration of what the current distros included, or better yet lacked, this little package has taken the Linux community by storm. A quick check on Distrowatch says that it came into light there November 14, 2006 and in that time has risen to the near top ten (when looking at the last 30 days) and spent some time within the top ten following the latest release Bianca (2.2).
In the battle to spread the use of GNU/Linux, it is often forgotten that education has to be the starting point. People need to be educated to the point where they come to demand decent behaviour from an operating system; companies need educated admins to keep GNU/Linux systems running.
Ubuntu is a strong desktop distro, but it falls short for some users in a few areas. Where are the multimedia codecs and DVD support, and what's with all the brown, for heaven's sake? If you'd like multimedia support with a minty fresh theme, try Linux Mint 2.2, an Ubuntu-based distro that throws in support for Flash 9, Windows Media Format, DVDs, MP3s, and troublesome wireless cards.
Here is the official announcement of a video player I'm calling Video Player. If your a Codeine user and it looks familiar, thats the idea. Codeine is the "usability focus, simple video player" that Max Howel developed using KDE3 and xine-lib. So I asked Max a couple of weeks ago if I could port Codeine to KDE4 and Phonon.