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|Story||Newlooks - a classic touch for GNOME 3||MarcusMoeller||01/07/2011 - 8:03pm|
|Story||Ubuntu 11.04 Updates: Slicker Scrollbars & More||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 7:16pm|
|Story||Fedora Logical Volume Manager Benchmarks||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 7:14pm|
|Story||Factory Progress||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 7:12pm|
|Story||Gentoo Screenshot Contest 2011||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 7:09pm|
|Story||Fuduntu 14.10 Review||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 3:41pm|
|Story||How to create a simple invoice using Libre Office in Ubuntu.||tjavailable||01/07/2011 - 1:22pm|
|Story||Reviewed: Mageia 1.0||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 1:12pm|
|Story||5 Quick Tips to Improve Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Performance||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 1:11pm|
|Story||Are US open source organisations having their applications for non-profit status blocked?||srlinuxx||01/07/2011 - 1:08pm|
When I read Why Gentoo Shouldn’t be on Your Server, I felt Gentoo was getting a bad rap. I’m currently using Gentoo on a number of production servers for a fairly heavily-used website. Gentoo has simplified my administration tasks greatly, and allowed me the flexibility I need to build the best possible set of systems to handle the job at hand.
After six developer summits, many more sprints and countless informal meetings amongst our developers, maybe it’s time to invite our users, customers and partners to the party? Together with O’Reilly we are thrilled to be inviting the WHOLE community to join us in our first annual business conference - Ubuntu Live 2007.
With BixData you can monitor your servers as well as VMware and Xen. BixData includes pre-built plugins for things like CPU, Memory, Disk, etc. but any good monitoring tool needs to be customizable. BixData includes the basic ability to run scripts and record their exit values, similar to Nagios Plugins. This allows you to monitor almost anything.
CodeWeavers this month announced version 6.0 of its flagship Windows compatibility product. Now called CrossOver Linux, the new version is the first with official support for games. With its growing application support and foray into gaming, CrossOver Linux 6 is an excellent alternative for Linux users who are stuck with a Windows application at work or at school.
Also: A peek behind CrossOver Linux with CodeWeavers' CEO
Vincent Danen looks at MySQL GUI tools for database-driven Web applications. Here are his tips for getting the most of the GUI tools, even while connecting remotely, without compromising security.
Red Hat today announced that Union Bank of California, one of the 25 largest banks in the United States, will standardize its IT infrastructure on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- First Look: Foresight Linux 1.0
- News: Linspire's expanded CNR, Mandriva Metisse, Debian usability, PC-BSD interview, Solaris
- Released last week: gNewSense 1.1, Foresight Linux 1.0
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.3, Linux Mint 2.2
- New additions: JackLab Audio Distribution, sidux
- New distributions: Gamix, uL (Microlinux), UBERYL
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
We have selected two readers to explain what they like and don't like about the new operating system and two readers who are extolling the virtues of rival systems - the open source platform Linux and Apple's Mac OS X.
As you know, blogging with WordPress is, let’s say, less than optimal. So, when I read about a browser that could make my blogging blues go away, I had to try it. Flock promises a seamless blogging experience, and I was ready to test it.
Linux distributor Debian issued a security advisory over the weekend, warning of several problems in Mozilla and associated products such as Mozilla Firefox.
Most of the new features in Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 aren't readily apparent, even to a seasoned Firefox aficionado. Once a user digs a little deeper, however, the new tools and capabilities become more obvious. Phishing protection automatically investigates suspect e-mail, an enhanced search tool suggests additional terms and Session Restore can save the user after a crash.
I heard that the open source software movement grew up when it was noticed that people reacted badly to the idealism that the phrase “free software” suggests. In an attempt to attract more people to free software they decided to move away from the ideas implicit in the term “free software” and use their own term “open source” which promotes the practical benefits of this style of development.
It's just another Monday for most of us, but for Microsoft Corp. and much of the world computer industry, today was supposed to be Christmas. So much has changed in those four years that industry experts now question the future of Microsoft's traditional business model.
Also: Microsoft guns for JPEG with Vista debut
Can you run a radio station entirely on free software? Thanks to Campcaster, broadcasters all over the world can answer that question with a yes. The open source radio station system plays a key role in enabling independent and community-owned media to compete with better-funded government and corporate outlets in emerging democracies.
Conky is an advanced, highly configurable system monitor for X based on torsmo.Conky is an powerful desktop app that posts system monitoring info onto the root window. It is hard to set up properly. Most people can’t get it working right, but its an AWESOME app if it can be set up right done.
Also: How to View Hidden Files and Folders in Ubuntu File Browser
Adobe Systems Inc. on Jan. 29 announced that it has released the full PDF (Portable Document Format) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management. AIIM, in turn, will start working on making PDF an ISO standard.
X authentication is based on cookies -- secret little pieces of random data that only you and the X server know... So, you need to let the other user in on what your cookie is.
That is right, Debian has got itself a new Win32 installer. This new software is targeted at people who are not too tech savvy to know the steps needed to burn the Debian ISOs on to a CD/DVD.
Suse Linux has an amazing set of graphical administration tools that let you perform virtually any system administration task without having to use a command line. The only problem is that there are just so many settings, it’s easy for new users to get lost.
Also: Configure Suse to Use Internet Repositories Instead of CD/DVD
Nexenta, is only a few distros that is currently using OpenSolaris. OpenSolaris is the open sourced version of Sun's main OS which has been ported from SPARC architecture to x86 and now is open sourced. Nexenta, is building itself upon the popularity of Ubuntu by offering not only the look and feel, but the functionality of Ubuntu as well.