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|Story||11 Must-Have Add-Ons for Firefox 4||srlinuxx||24/03/2011 - 1:14am|
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|Story||AriOS Review - Yet Another Ubuntu Derived Linux Distro||srlinuxx||23/03/2011 - 10:16pm|
|Story||Firefox 4- needs polish||srlinuxx||23/03/2011 - 10:15pm|
|Story||Red Hat: Nearing $1 billion in revenue; Not bad for free software||srlinuxx||23/03/2011 - 10:10pm|
|Story||2010 Free Software Awards announced||srlinuxx||23/03/2011 - 10:07pm|
|Story||Classic Ubuntu Wallpapers||srlinuxx||23/03/2011 - 8:08pm|
|Story||Spiral Knights, New Game From the Makers of Puzzle Pirates||srlinuxx||23/03/2011 - 8:06pm|
|Story||The Collaboration Imperative||srlinuxx||23/03/2011 - 8:04pm|
Sony has been saying that it sees its new next-gen machine, the PlayStation 3, as more of a computer than a console. Terra Soft Solutions is now making Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 available for download for the PS3, taking that idea a step closer to reality.
SHIFTING to the Linux operating system can be pretty daunting for long-time Windows users who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way.
Some minutes ago I read the announcement about the newest Compiz release.
Seems to have some very nice improvements, like a as-good-as-possible fix for multi-head setups, and there is also support for multiple desktops now, but I’m a bit unsure what that is. There are also some new and also updated plugins.
The Cape Information Technology Initiative (CITI) will be hosting a lineup of forums, presentations and Q&A sessions next week. Offering a full morning of discussions, presentations and Q&A sessions, the highlight is an opportunity to question Novell directly over the current Microsoft deal.
Microsoft may have to stop selling its flagship “Office'’ suite program in Korea temporarily due to patent infringement, according to a local technology transfer agent.
Also: The Gotcha on that MS License on the Office 2007 "Giveaway"
A number of people have commented on my invitation to OpenSuSE developers to join Ubuntu Open Week, some have expressed dismay that I would risk creating discord in the free software universe by inviting developers to leave one project and join another.
I recently posted a tutorial on How to install Adobe Reader (PDF) for Firefox and promised to follow it up with a few additional tips. This will explain how to set Adobe Reader as the default program for .pdf files on your Ubuntu system.
The consultants that rolled out Australia's biggest known Linux desktop project are backing themselves for more.
McDonald's wants to own the rights to how a sandwich is made. The fast-food chain has applied for a patent relating to the 'method and apparatus' used to prepare the snack.
A transcript of the speech made by Richard Stallman at the 5th International GPLv3 Conference is now online, and includes Stallman’s first comments on the Novell/Microsoft deal.
Vincent Danen describes some of the features of the Z shell, such as tab-completion and prompt-handling.
If like me, you do most of your work from the command-line, using vim to edit files, mutt for e-mails, cd/ls/mv/find/etc instead of a file manager, then you may get annoyed by having to fire up a GUI calculator to make (what may sometimes be) a single calculation.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Future of Fedora, Ubuntu vs openSUSE, Debian "etch" update, Freespire 2.0
- First Looks: Xandros Desktop 4.1
- Released last week: Vine Linux 4.0, dyne:bolic 2.3
- Upcoming releases: SabayonLinux 3.2, Yellow Dog Linux 5.0
- New distributions: DevUbuntu, EduPuppy GioveLUG, mEDUXa
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Earlier this year, members of Chinese and Taiwanese IT associations announced broad plans to work together to jointly develop and promote Linux as well as home-grown standards for certain IT components. At an IT trade show in Shanghai, IDG News Service (IDGNS) caught up with Roger Liao, deputy director of international affairs at one of Taiwan’s biggest industry groups, the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA), to discuss progress on both fronts.
CakePHP is a stable production-ready, rapid-development aid for building Web sites in PHP. This tutorial will go through the installation process, then get down and dirty by building the online product gallery. And through it all, you'll see how much time you could have saved had you been using CakePHP all along.
The UK's Open Source Consortium has joined criticism of UK government education policy towards open source software, maintaining that the British Education Communications and Technology Agency 'pays lip service' to open source while effectively excluding it from purchasing frameworks.
Ubuntu Open Week kicks off this week, welcoming everyone from all walks of life, distros, skills, opinions and curiosities to come along and get involved. Taking place on IRC, the sessions run from Monday till Saturday between 5pm and 11pm South African time with the aim of growing the Ubuntu community.
I have an impressive talent for buying laptop computers hostile to Linux. Right now I'm using a Sony Vaio VGN-FS840/W, with more proprietary drivers than you can shake a stick at. It's so bad that even a retail edition of Windows XP won't run on it; you need the OEM Windows (and sure enough, Sony is too cheap to include the CD), or you need to go to the Sony support site, download all of the drivers, and make your own supplement CD.
This is an easy way to take backups and putting them on a remote site. I invented this script in order to put backups on a reliable remote site where I unfortunately only have a user account.
While still far from perfect, Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy Eft" is both an improvement over the so-called "long-term support" release and a decent operating system in its own right. It's in a much better place than any other free-of-charge operating system has been before now, but I don't think it'll give any commercial operating systems a run for their money.