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|Story||Roundup of Linux Distributions for the Schools||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 4:37pm|
|Story||All Eyes on HTML5 as Mobile Flash Fades to Black||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 4:36pm|
|Story||Enabling Compiz On A Fedora 16 GNOME Classic Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)||falko||17/11/2011 - 10:38am|
|Story||Torvalds cries 'bogus' too often and too easily||srlinuxx||4||17/11/2011 - 10:36am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 7:54am|
|Story||Lubuntu 11.10 review||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 6:26am|
|Story||Review: Amazon's Kindle Fire isn't really a tablet||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 6:07am|
|Story||4 New Blender Features That Will Blow You Away||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 6:02am|
|Story||Ardour: An Audio Editor That's Hard to Master and Tough to Beat||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 5:04am|
|Story||Kdenlive Part 1: Introduction to Kdenlive||srlinuxx||17/11/2011 - 4:57am|
There's no dearth of Linux distributions. This isn't the first time I've said this. Neither will it be the last. But why the chaos? Why are there more failed distributions than successful ones? Ask the distro guy, Ladislav Bodnar, maintainer of DistroWatch.com.
The updates keep coming in at a steady rate every day. They range anywhere from 20 to 40 packages/update on a given day. It will be interesting to see what is finally touched up and cleaned up for the April 19th official release of 7.04.
Some good news: The display problem with the NetworkManager was fixed with today's updates. It now displays the state of the underlying networking system.
A week or two ago I was at Frys and came across The Official Ubuntu Book. I've heard a lot about this flavor of Linux lately and thought it was high time I started working with it.
The first time I was introduced to FreeBSD - a BSD variant, I came away really impressed. In my opinion, from an end user's perspective, the only difference between a BSD and Linux is the difference in licencing.
As stated in a blog entry from Free Gamer, some people are about to revive the popular TuxRacer successor PPRacer, which developement stagnated more than a year ago.
Recently I’ve been experimenting with Beryl on my laptop, and I have to say that I’m very impressed by the project. Sure its a relatively new project, and there quite a few bugs in it, however once you get the hang of it you really enjoy the beryl-desktop experience.
So I saw surface’s post on a Linux Alarm Clock using xmms. In spirit of choice, I will show you my Mplayer Alarm Clock!
First I need to create a playlist. You can add the file you want to play (with fullpath) to a file. I do this by first going to the directory I want to make a playlist from, and execute the following command:
find "`pwd`" -name "*.mp3" -print >> playlist;
Is the enthusiasm for open source software projects a "bubble" ready to burst and take the model down with it? That's what the CEO of one of the most successful open source projects thinks, even while a new crop of software--his included--is taking its place among the most established.
When you download mail merge template or create your own, you lose a feature that's built into the OpenOffice.org mail merges and reports: printing more than one record on a sheet of paper. However, it's easy to add that ability yourself.
I have seen all of the recent negative reviews of the upcoming Sugar user interface designed for the One Laptop Per Child machines. Uniformly, everyone who has downloaded it has indicated a lot of problems with the interface. It's too different, not intuitive enough, no really useful applications, reviewers have written.
Seems like we're riding a 'Linux wave'. The Linux wave is what I call a period where, for whatever reason, interest in Linux seems to spike sharply. Since I've been here at Linux.org, I have seen a few of them.
Open-source software has grown steadily as an alternative to proprietary software. However, current Windows-dependent users have pointed out difficult hurdles that prevent them from migrating: Windows-only professional applications and games. In such instances, dual-booting may not be practical, besides being annoying.
This week I’ve been hacking quite a lot on KBattleship, adding almost all required features: a decent AI, network play and sounds. While Riccardo is working on KWelcomeScreen.
As the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project works toward a release this year of its low-cost laptop aimed at children in developing nations, work has continued on the device's Linux-based operating system and on Sugar, the innovative user interface for the radical new laptop design.
Today a new version of the fast paced cross platform FPS sauerbraten has been released. The new version contains lots of changes to previous versions including graphical improvements, enhancements of game content and server functions.
Some improvements include:
* scoreboard now displays mode, map, and time remaining
If you're responsible for creating the Debian packages of a piece of software which isn't in the Debian archives, or if you're a Debian-developer keen on keeping your package up to date you will need to be aware of any new software releases which should be packaged. Here we'll show a simple means of doing that.
Didn’t you ever drive behind one of those? One of those vehicles on four wheels that are legally considered cars, whose proud owner has a bumper sticker with the line: “Smile. But mine is paid”.
The release of the free, community-based CentOS 5 Enterprise Linux so soon after the RHEL 5 release is hardly a surprise; the same thing happened with RHEL 4 two years ago. Nor does Red Hat consider CentOS a competitor, but rather a distribution that fills a need. The company also said CentOS will help it grow its business.