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|Story||Why Linux Isn’t As Good As Everyone Makes It Out To Be||srlinuxx||18/11/2011 - 6:57pm|
|Blog entry||Nook Ebook Reader & DRM||gfranken||18/11/2011 - 5:39pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||18/11/2011 - 9:08am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||18/11/2011 - 8:58am|
|Story||LiveUSB Install – Not Just Another Live USB Creator for Linux||srlinuxx||18/11/2011 - 7:04am|
When I think about technology companies that are major backers of the open source movement, I tend to think about Google and IBM.
The two companies publicly support open source efforts and both have built products that take advantage of open source software. Yet Google and IBM tend to prefer open source licenses other than GPL.
Why is that?
A decade ago, when the Web had just been spun, the computer industry learned the hard way how it needed lobbyists to keep competition alive.
Chief among these companies was Microsoft, which stepped up to the plate for the industry, hired lots of warm bodies (often with fine minds) and fought even the mighty telephone industry to a draw.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT - News), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the company would work with the University of North Carolina system and the North Carolina Research Campus to advance the adoption of open source philosophies of standards and collaboration in biotechnology, bioinformatics, public policy and healthcare research.
Eight days into this donation race Tux 500 is reporting they have collected just under $5,500 of the $350,000 goal for the race. At the time of the race, I will be utterly shocked if they collect more than $50,000.
At $25,000 Linux would only be an associate car sponsor. While this is a nice original idea, I personally see Tux 500 becoming a flop.
The government has approved the software industry development programme to 2010, in which priority will be given to the use of open source software in state-funded IT projects.
The state will encourage and assist organisations and businesses in providing services supporting the use of open source software, curbing the rate of intellectual property violations of software.
GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris
This article will explain how to create a chroot jail for bind8. This effectively makes bind oblivious to the rest of the (file)system beyond it's chroot directory tree. Therefore security will be increased, because if bind due to some crack attempt allows shell access one can not go beyond the chroot environment.
(Quoting bind howto):
This guide documents how to configure a WebDAV resource using SSL and two-factor authentication and how to access that resource from Windows, Linux and Mac.
Version 2.2.14 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. Please see the NEWS file for a detailed list of changes. The source code is available from ftp.gimp.org. Binary packages for the various supported platforms should become available soon.
Bugs fixed in GIMP 2.2.14:
Shankar and Ankur of OLPC Nepal were invited and sponsored by nepa~laya to attend the festival to show the XO to school children and also teachers from some of the schools in the area.
Is Linux on the desktop in your future? Momentum in the enterprise is slowly building for “the march of the penguin.” (Please forgive me...I love puns!)
Part of the fun of working with truly large machines is that one gets to discover new scalability surprises before anybody else. So the SGI folks often have more fun than many of the rest of us. Their latest discovery has to do with the number of kernel threads which, on a 4096-processor system, leads to some interesting kernel behavior.
Most linux distributions provide thousands of packages for our computing fun. Somehow they always seem to miss one or two packages that we just have to have. Either that or the package they do provide has, for one reason or none, missing functionality. Sometimes the packages are just plain broken.
After a nice weekend away in Hilton Head, SC, enjoying the nice sun and the company of family and friends, I am back with another review of a BSD-based system. DesktopBSD 1.6 RC2, released April 13, aims to provide a system that is easy to use but maintains the power and functionality of BSD.
Enigma is an addictive puzzle game, a re-invention of the discontinued game “Oxyd” available for Atari, Mac and (some versions) DOS, with hundreds of levels and improved graphics.
The game principle of Enigma is simple: uncover pairs of stones as in the “Concentration” (also known as “Memory” or “Pairs”) board game.
Simple? Yes. Easy? Not by far!
Less that 48 hours for Feisty Fawn to be released! I thought I should write about how to go about getting your image the fastest way possible on release day. Ubuntu’s download servers are fast - and I mean really fast - but you still can save a lot of time if you start downloading now.
Khaled Hassounah stood at the front of a dusty classroom, 10 miles outside of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, pointing his index finger at nothing in particular.
"Show me your power adapters," the 31-year-old Hassounah called out. Forty young hands shot up in response, hoisting pronged AC adapters skyward, black cords dangling to the floor.
devnet cracked first.
The KDE svn live DVD was announced three weeks ago already. But today its creator Beineri gave it a nice name, KDE Four Live, and this time it catched my attention.
The new Mandriva release is out, including GNOME 2.18 and Metisse. A more complete tour is available on the wiki.
The iso are appearing, packages are already on the mirrors and Cooker is already alive.