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|Story||The Linux Kernel Is Still On A Power Binge||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 7:22pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Studio, the podcaster’s distro||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 7:21pm|
|Story||Arch Linux Review||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 7:19pm|
|Story||Introducing Zenwalk Linux 7.0 Live CD Version||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 7:18pm|
|Story||Opera 11.11 Final Released||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 7:15pm|
|Story||Attachmate's Brauckmann takes control of SUSE||srlinuxx||1||18/05/2011 - 6:50pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||1||18/05/2011 - 5:49pm|
|Story||Intel invokes Linux to calm fears of Windows 8 on ARM||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 4:34pm|
|Story||Selecting Open Source: a Practical View||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 4:31pm|
|Story||Sentinella: A Snappy System Sentinel for Linux Lovers||srlinuxx||18/05/2011 - 4:27pm|
I received this news today, and at first was really excited. John Deere dumps its proprietary CRM system for an open source system from Queplix. As I did a little research, however, I was dismayed to find that despite Queplix parading itself in open source marketing, there's very little that's open about its source.
Well, the Bush regime has already claimed “we don’t need no steenkin warrant” to listen to your phone calls, see what websites you visit, scan your emails, and now, with the revelation of a new “signing statement”, it’s even claiming the authority to read your physical mail. When the government becomes the biggest threat to your privacy, you better take advantage of the legion of privacy advocates creating FOSS to help you retain what little bit of privacy you can still have.
Scribes is a text editor for GNOME that focuses on usability. After 30 minutes of usage, you will either love it or hate it. Scribes is not designed with a tabbed interface. However, Scribes features an efficient and scalable alternative to tabs: the document switcher.
Power users love Linux. It’s fast, customizable, personal, tweakable, and they can make just about anything work. Most peripherals can be made to work with Linux, it’s just that you normally need to wait a little while or know how to write the appropriate drivers or glue.
GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Mac OSX.
The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project has whittled down the cost of the green and white computer it hopes to deliver to schoolchildren in developing countries to about $130 (£67) so far, and hopes to reach the target price of $100 (£52) in 2008, according to an OLPC project leader.
Adrian Bunk posted a list of known regressions in the latest 2.6.20-rc4 Linux kernel compared to the previous 2.6.19 stable release. In another email thread, Linux creator Linus Torvalds noted that his goal for 2.6.20 is to focus primarily on stability.
I don’t use xscreensaver, but the default X timeouts under Edgy are way too long. I think the screen times out at 10 minutes, and the backlight is powered down at 30. If you want to set them to something shorter, you can use xset dpms.
PC-BSD 1.3 was released last week, which is perfect timing: I have often wanted to try BSD, but frankly, the install is pretty straight forward, but the configuration is somewhat arcane to me. Projects like DesktopBSD and PC-BSD are perfect for the likes of me: someone that wants to get a BSD desktop running, but doesn't want to spend alot of time doing it.
Australia's biggest Linux conference will kick off next week and the organiser has promised that attendees will get a lesson in how to control and monitor everyday objects -- including a toilet flush -- using the open source operating system.
So finally I decided to do a completely fresh install on my notebook, a Dell C640. If you are looking for a notebook which is good supported by Linux and FreeBSD, I can really recommend it, everything works out-of-the-box. also under FreeBSD, also the external VGA connector, useful when giving talks etc.
Also: Ubuntu Rocks (call it ubuntued)
A lot of folks have an unhealthily casual attitude towards securing their wireless networks. "Oh, it's nice to share" some say. Others think "I have nothing to interest a cracker, so why bother?" Both attitudes are inviting trouble.
Just saw that the attempt to collect money for the free nvidia driver project is a success: over 1k people signed the promise. Together with the already existing free 3D drivers for the ATI and Intel cards and the upcoming X.Org 7.3 this could give a massive boost to graphics in general in Linux. I cross my fingers.
Open source should be on the short list when it comes to application-buying decisions in 2007, industry experts say.
Opera Software may well be putting its browser users at risk by not properly disclosing security vulnerabilities to vulnerable users. At least that's the allegation made by Mozilla Corp.'s Asa Dotzler.
THE AU Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is beefing up its research and development capabilities with a Linux cluster that will support the weather agency's meteorological, oceanographic and space divisions.
Virtualization, the ability to run multiple "virtual" systems on a single host, is nearly as old as solid state computing. But it's been all the rage again in recent years, with more than a dozen large-scale Linux virtualization projects -- and while they require special custom kernels, patches, and software, the first steps toward OS-level virtualization have been implemented in the Linux kernel.
The Linux community is heading for a clash between three disparate groups with very different goals and agendas. We've already seen some light skirmishes between them already. Sometimes these groups will align for the purposes of advancing their own views, but for the most part, these three groups will destroy Linux as we know it.
I have seen it, touched it, and played with it. The final industrial design prototype for the XO, the device that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Initiative is going to start shipping to countries across the world this summer. AMD hosted a luncheon on Monday to give the press an update on the project, and to unveil the completed design.