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|Story||Community Version vs. Enterprise Edition of Open Source||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 9:28pm|
|Story||Looking for a greener distribution?||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 9:26pm|
|Story||Sabayon 11 Review – Usability Upgrades||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 9:13pm|
|Story||Introduction to Blender||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 9:10pm|
|Story||Swapping Windows 8 for Linux Mint, openSuSE and Fedora on my new netbook||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 5:36pm|
|Story||Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 5:34pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 5:50am|
|Story||New DistroRank Weekly Results Updated||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 3:07am|
|Story||Nine all-purpose plugins for Vim||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 3:06am|
|Story||New Kmix is Coming||srlinuxx||22/03/2013 - 3:04am|
seopher: I recently postulated that PCLinuxOS was gaining more popularity than Ubuntu based on the feable metric of the Distrowatch "clicks per day" chart. I received lots of feedback insulting my use of this as metric so I felt it worth defending my decision.
iTToolbox blogs: I was clicking through random pages with StumbleUpon and I came across this list of 50 reasons to dump Windows. Some of them are quite good and some are not so good. Here are a couple of my favourites.
linux.com: Phil Shapiro seems to delight not only in remaining a staunch supporter of free software ideals, but also in his role as a encourager and defender of people. "I see myself as more of a follwer than a leader," he says. But Shapiro really is a leader, the best kind: one that nurtures the gifts in others instead of promoting himself.
DesktopLinux: According to DesktopLinux.com's just completed survey, the number of Desktop Linux users has more than doubled in the past year, and Ubuntu remains their Linux distribution of choice.
LinuxWorld (IDG): To make flying more enjoyable for its passengers, Singapore Airlines Ltd. is adding bigger screens, more in-flight movies and a PC, running Red Hat Inc.'s distribution of the Linux operating system, in every seat on its newest planes.
internetnews.com: Mozilla is aiming to put an end to XSS attacks in its upcoming Firefox 3 browser. The Alpha 7 development release includes support for a new W3C working draft specification that is intended is secure XML over HTTP requests which are often the culprit when it comes to XSS attacks.
itbusinessedge.com: Bloggers and tech journalists are still trading barbs over Chris DiBona’s reaction to Microsoft’s OSI submission, it seems. In his Open Source Guy blog, Guy Snir points to a comment piece in The Register in which Ashlee Vance argues that it’s “near impossible not to take Microsoft’s side here.” Google is a bigger threat to open source than Microsoft is, in his view.
the inquirer: IF YOU'RE a Linux user and, like yours truly, not really a professional full-time Unix/Linux sysadmin, you might also be puzzled like I was about how to set up Postfix to route local system-generated email to your email client. If you're not a Linux user, or not curious, you can stop reading here, because this article is about how to solve that problem.
Caitlyn Martin: Back in my January review of Vector Linux 5.8 Standard, the version with the Xfce desktop, I touted Vector Linux as the fastest distro with a reasonable feature set and selection of software that I had used at the time. It took a while but I finally found a distribution that’s at least Vector’s equal: Wolvix 1.1.0.
tectonic: Speaking in a keynote address at the Govtech conference in Cape Town this morning, Mark Shuttleworth discussed strategies that government should take on in developing IT locally.
linux.com: Tools like phpMyEdit allow you to create a quick-and-dirty front end to a database, but what if you need to publish a spreadsheet or BibTeX file on your Web site and give your visitors the ability to dynamically sort, filter, group, and visualize the published data? For that, you can turn to SIMILE Exhibit.
Alexander Wolfe: Outgoing PC Magazine editor Jim Louderback has caused quite a stir with his column slamming Vista. Me, I'm sticking with Microsoft's glitzy, though resource-hogging, operating system.
apcmag: What's happening with kernel version 2.6? Will there be a version 3.0? What has Linus been up to lately? What does he get up to in his spare time? I had the opportunity to chat with the original creator of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, in a number of email exchanges.
freesoftware mag: Zonbu GNU/Linux is a new, environmentally-friendly, compact PC available from Zonbu. It includes some features that really make it stand out from other PCs. Last, but not least, it comes with GNU/Linux. In this article, I will give you some of the highlights and thoughts of my experience with Zonbu.
adobe blogs: There is a new beta of the Flash Player Update available. That's right: the beta is even available for Linux (same time as Windows and Mac).
raiden's realm: One of the greatest tools of any Linux or BSD system is the console. There are numerous different shells that go with it as well as graphical interfaces to allow you to make use of it. In this overview we will be covering just one of those applications, namely the KDE "Konsole" graphical console interface application.
linux.com: Users regularly cite lack of compatibility with Microsoft Office files as a reason for not using OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org does include Microsoft Office export filters, as well as a number of settings for increased compatibility, but these features provide only good, not complete, compatibility. For this reason, Sun Microsystems' ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office, released earlier this year, sounded like good news.
the inquirer: AN ADVISORY from a security researcher called Gregory Shikhman points out that Nvidia drivers have a rather gaping hole when installed under Gentoo Linux.
I come from a Mandriva/Mandrake/PCLinuxOS background. I'm a KDE guy who also installs gnome apps. I've not ever installed Debian, and I've used Debian derived distros very little. So, how does Sidux measure up for me?
kernelTRAP: A recent bug report led to a discussion about potentially dropping support for pre-4.0 versions of GCC. Adrian Bunk noted, "currently we support 6 different stable gcc release series, and it might be the right time to consider dropping support for the older ones. Are there any architectures still requiring a gcc < 4.0 ?"