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It's amazing how many people who have Microsoft Windows everywhere look flummoxed when asked whether Windows is their "standard" for desktop computing.
Even though we know that Linux is quite secure by default installation of nearly any distribution, if you want to be sure that it is secure enough there are applications and services available that will make your computer/system more secure and manageable.
Real Time Linux will be available to Red Hat (Quote) customers sooner than had been originally expected, but unlike many Red Hat innovations, the new Real Time capabilities will not show up first in Red Hat's Fedora community Linux distribution.
As you may remember from a previously written article at MadPenguin.org, I was intrigued by the idea of a group of likeminded individuals who are taking the necessary steps to get Linux (collectively speaking) sponsored in an effort to make sure that everyone watching the upcoming Indy 500 would be aware of an alternative to Windows and OS X.
Just a few short years ago, Mozilla's Firefox browser was a grassroots upstart, struggling for its share of the browser market. Today, it's a serious threat to the once-omnipotent Internet Explorer's throne. One of the reasons for Firefox's success is the ability to customize the browser through extensions.
The Linux distribution that took the world by storm, Ubuntu, is not only one of the most usable, but it has innovations of its own. One of the most distinguishable innovations in Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) is Upstart, a software package that, in all likelihood, will end up as the replacement for the venerable SysVinit and other Linux initialization systems.
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.2) on a Debian Etch system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.
I was contacted by a guy who was wondering why I hadn’t done a review of Arch Linux 0.8 yet. Well, the simple reason is because I hadn’t gotten around to it! Finally, I have. Here’s my review of the 64-bit version of Arch Linux 0.8.
What is Arch Linux?
It’s a joy to be able to download and use unencumbered software. Partly because of price. There is so much software out there and you could easily spend hundreds and thousands of dollars each year on equivalent proprietary software.
The last days covered two news where some big companies cooperated with Open Source projects to improve their software. This is nothing special anymore in these days, but it is a pleasure every time when I see that the Open Source development model simply works.
Here’s the deal: I reinstall once, sometimes twice or even three times a week. Why? Well, that’s beside the point. Sometimes I break something, but sometimes I just feel like it. Never mind that. What I want to suggest is that, if you’re like me, you can save yourself a little bandwidth and a lot of time downloading if you take the time to copy your apt cache before you erase your drive.
I use these all day and every day. One of these tricks allows you to do a search quickly in Firefox. The other trick allows you to narrow searches down to a particular site.
The future of Reiser4 was raised on the lkml, with the filesystem's creator, Hans Reiser, awaiting his May 7th trial. Concerns that the filesystem wasn't being maintained were laid to rest when Andrew Morton stated, "the namesys engineers continue to maintain reiser4 and I continue to receive patches for it."
Today we talk with the author of the K3b Project, the well known application that lets you burn CDs/DVDs and that lets you rip music from CD audio and films from DVD Video. We are going to talk with Sebastian about his story: when he started using KDE, when he started to create K3b and to talk about his plans in KDE 4 with a new KDE 4 project.
Greg KH has announced the release of the stable Linux kernel v18.104.22.168. New in this point release is a single infinite recursion netlink bug.
For an explanation of Netlink sockets check out this article at Linux Journal. Changelog and link to the patch/kernel follow. (22.214.171.124 Changelog) (Patch) (Full Kernel)
We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 126.96.36.199 kernel.
Mandriva seems to have trouble settling down on a release schedule. First it was every six months, then every year, and now they're back to six months.
I was also confused by their naming scheme. They've decided to name each version after the year in which it is released, which worked as long as there was only one release per year.
As was outlined in a previous Phoronix article, we have been evaluating KateOS as a possible Linux distribution to append to our arsenal of OS compatibility tests. Recently KateOS 3.6 Beta was introduced and we have went over this distribution with a fine tooth comb.
Recently I reviewed Linux Mint KDE edition and concluded that it's probably missed it's window for success now that distros like Ubuntu are now supplying codecs (etc) on demand. But someone posted a comment that made me second guess my judgement.
If most of the Linux distributions derive from either Slackware or Debian, why not just go to the source? Slackware looks way too hard to figure out, but Debian, which just released version 4.0, offers an net-install ISO, so I burned the CD this morning and am currently installing a Debian system over the Internet.
Getting the distribution
Getting it was no big deal. There where enough mirror-servers to choose from, all high-speed, although I find it peculiar that downloading via torrent was not an option, which probably would lead to less load on the mirrors, especially when a new version is released.