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I never really fancied download accelerators but Axel is different - it’s a command line application and is naturally significantly more lightweight then those graphical download managers I’ve stopped using since 1996 (teh intraweb was slower then, and I was sucking bits of it through a state of the art 33.6kbps dial-up modem).
So, I’ve been a big fan of Ubuntu ever since I started playing with Linux. Ubuntu isn’t just the best version of Linux I’ve used, its the best operating system I’ve used.
This document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota with this setup.
The Linux Proliferation Agreement is intended as a means to promote the use of Linux on the desktop and asks endusers to become structurally involved in making Linux visible in the public domain. Apart from the support there came a wide range of counterarguments of things that Linux would need to change before it would ever become a viable choice.
Pretty much since I started using Openbox, I’ve been wanting a simple way to change the wallpaper from the right-click menu. I eventually found a way, using a script that reads my wallpaper directory and lists files it finds there. Clicking on the menu entry triggers feh, which sets the image to the root window.
I am quite startled by those who predict gloom and doom because Windows (embedded) will be able to run on a general purpose OPEN computer like the XO.
Is our goal a protectionist society where an elite group tells you what you can or can not use on your computer? Or, is our goal an open society where we win on merit and innovation?
Are you curious about Linux? Or perhaps just plain tired of Windows? I have composed a comprehensive list of the differences found between Microsoft Windows and Linux. While I've taken a humorous bent on several of the entries, each comparison is essentially true, particularly the bit about the Developers' cats. Tell me what you think!
Areas in which Linux beats Windows, hands down:
How many developers run for the post of leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project and cite as part of their platform a desire to make Debian sexy again?
None that I know of - except Sam Hocevar who won the recent election for leader of the project. One among eight who put forward their cases to the 1043-odd developers who are eligible to vote, Hocevar modestly puts his election down to "luck."
Despite the improvements made each year by GNU/Linux, KDE, and GNOME, recovering from failure is one of the recurring themes many new users struggle with. Why aren't we making it easier to prepare for, and recover from, failure? Here are some proposals to make recovery less painful.
Change the Default Drive Partitioning
Xubuntu targets slower older hardware with limited resources and display size like my IBM Thinkpad with 1 Gig Intel processor 250 Mb memory, 30 Gig hard drive and 14 inch display size.
Now, why in the world would I want to use a text-based email client?
Sending e-mail from the command line is something very easy to do with the plethora of tools available under linux for this. mail,mutt, nail, nmh etc. come to mind.
However to directly talk SMTP commands to the target host and deliverthe mail is something that needs some more work.
As the acknowledged leader in server virtualisation VMware is well aware of the pretenders snapping at its heels. Virtualisation remains a hot topic and it is becoming an increasingly crowded market, with a range of offerings, some commercial and some coming from the open source community.
Several Linux systems debuted over the last few years with the promise of making Linux easier for the ordinary user. The lastest of the desktop debutantes is a mysterious Linux know as Ulteo.
SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02 is a minor update to the 6.5 release. The update adds Vista detection, newer alsa sound utilities, better handling of CDROM devices, etc. The updated ISOs are available at MEPIS online mirrors. Individual updated packages are available at the MEPIS 32 and 64 bit package pools.
Since some time already, different patches are being written for the Linux kernel, which improve the CPU scheduler. The CPU scheduler, is that part of the kernel, that's responsible for assigning CPU time to the different task running on your system.
Art of Illusion (AOI) is a 3-D graphics studio that provides modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering in a single program. It is designed to be easy to use so that new users can pick it up quickly, while still providing advanced features to let experienced users create professional-quality artwork.
There exists a neat little tool in Unix command line toolbox called dig. The dig tool is designed to allow you to pull up DNS information and can be useful if you’re having network problems, or messing around with your DNS.
PCLinuxOS is an up-and-coming distribution that recently made it into Distrowatch.com's list of Top Ten Distributions. I installed PCLinuxOS Test 4 on a 10 GB partition (with a separate 1 GB /home partition) on an AMD Athlon 2600+ with 640 MB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE graphics card. This hardware is no great shakes nowadays, but it's plenty fast enough to run PCLinuxOS with all the bells and whistles.
One of my long standing issues with moving to Linux was trying to find a suitable video conversion application for my Cowon D2. It had to churn out suitable files and let me transfer them without booting into Windows. I tried, and failed, many times to find a solution to this problem, and was content to just boot Windows from time to time.