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|Story||Samsung Sponsors The Development Of Enlightenment||srlinuxx||18/11/2009 - 5:30am|
|Story||Revisiting KDE 4||srlinuxx||2||18/11/2009 - 4:57am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||18/11/2009 - 3:17am|
|Story||Add more beauty to Ubuntu 9.10||srlinuxx||18/11/2009 - 3:00am|
|Story||Where open source was, and where it is now||srlinuxx||18/11/2009 - 2:58am|
|Story||Amarok Refreshed: Better, Stronger, Faster!||srlinuxx||3||18/11/2009 - 1:23am|
|Story||Building On-Ramps on the Fedora 12 Highway||srlinuxx||17/11/2009 - 11:28pm|
|Story||Linux Bug #1: Bad Documentation||srlinuxx||17/11/2009 - 11:26pm|
|Story||AIX tips for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Admins||solrac||17/11/2009 - 9:21pm|
|Story||Kismet – vital Linux wifi security tool||srlinuxx||17/11/2009 - 8:06pm|
Keith Knudsen of the Doobie Brothers is now rocking in the Great Beyond. You young whippersnappers may not recognize the name or the band, but many of us grew up with the Doobie Brothers blaring on our radios and 8-track tape players partaking of their namesake. He will be missed tho the band hasn't really been active in quite a while. There's a
pic with a blurb on RollingStone.com. Farewell Keith.
It's being reported that Microsoft has had to issue more patches for several vulnerabilities. In fact "six of the patches deal with code that was updated in Windows Service Pack 2." I wonder if this has been addressed. This comes on the heels of announcing the purchase of an anti-virus software company and being countersued by ITAC for libel. Here's that story. Makes one really glad they use Linux huh?
Intel isn't letting any moss grow on it announcing another new chip in the oven. Besides the dual-core announced yesterday, a 64-bit Pentium 4 due out by months end. Here's a story reporting an increase in speed for the Xeon line. In addition, TechWorld is giving us a little sneak peak into some of Intel's plans for the future.
"Coverity analyzed MySQL 4.1.8 last month and found a total of 97 bugs among the open source database's approximately 425,000 lines of code." That's a quote from Sean Michael Kerner's article over on internetnews.com. Seems like a low percentage to me, yet I think I better update!
Just say the name Texstar to anyone that runs Linux and see a smile with an expression of recognition and appreciation light their face. When Texstar first began using Linux eight years ago, he had no idea he would someday become an icon of creativity, ingenuity, and self-sacrifice. Eternally humble, he may not agree to this description, but these are just some of the superlatives used to describe him by users of his os, visitors to his site, and personal friends of the man.
Oh man, an astronomer at Princeston states that some planets in our galaxy may have a thick layer of diamonds just below the surface. Woohoo! Where's my spacesuit? Oh, none in our solar system though. Figures. Story at Reuters.
Information Week has another story covering last weeks Open Source Summit with quotes from Linus and others on the future plans for the kernel, the patent issues, and standards. A nice read.
We had about an hours down time this morning due to a fight between a 97 Ford Explorer and one of our old power poles. The pole lost. Well, actually you should have seen the other guy too - what a mess. There were splinters and glass everywhere. But our greedy electric company was their usual prompt self and got us back online in record time with little loss of revenue. I apologize for any inconvenience this must have caused. Thanks.
Here's a real nice article by Stuart Cohen on Businessweek Online exclaiming that SCO's legal maneuvers only made Linux stronger. It states SCO's litigation seemed to bring developers and the community together fighting for the cause. He says "we can thank SCO for helping to move Linux even faster from the fringe of the computer network to the heart of the data center."
This story kinda hits home for me as I now work on a computer all day for cingular wireless (formerly AT&T in our branch). I guess this is why call volume has been increasing steadily lately. Here's the full story on Reuter's slow ass site.
Seems Jason Miller is finding fault in the Linux kernel security bug fix procedure. He goes on and on about security and how security vulnerabilities are handled. Although he mentioned that Gentoo had an accessible security contact, that really didn't apply to things like the underlying kernel. You can read the rest of his article including his thoughts on how to improve the situation here on securityfocus.
According to AMDZone and ATI's own site, ATI has released 64-bit drivers for XFree86 and Xorg. Here's a link the download page.
Just mount every thing on the wall! LOL Here's the discussion thread with pictures. Too funny.
Browser of the Year - Firefox (77.12%)
Distribution of the Year - Slackware (19.36%)
LiveCD Distribution of the Year - Knoppix (57.69%)
Database of the Year - MySQL (53.51%)
Desktop Environment of the Year - KDE (58.25%)
A little birdie told me that an update to the acclaimed PCLinuxOS Preview 8 is in the works and possibly due out next week. Details are a bit sketchy at this time, but it seems Tom has been hard at work updating the hardware detection and mklivecd scripts. Now don't get your hopes up, but I hear it might sport a newer 2.6.10 kernel, including patches to fix a little kvm switch problem. Of course it will include all kinds of application updates and other goodies. More on this as it develops.
Mandrake is apparently joining a consortium to help the advancement of what I think of as distributed computing to the point of and what they are terming clustering. Mandrake has a some previous experience in that arena so maybe they can prove to be an asset. Here's a more in depth article on the subject. They want to harness our cpu cycles, and it sounds like for commercial purposes. Show me the money then I say. Until then, I'm looking for aliens.
Woo hoo Gals, this months Cosmopolitan magazine is chocked full of nice tips and tricks to tantalize even the most frigid of geeks. It looks like Ashley Simpson on the cover, but more importantly are the words: The Power of Pre-sex, Beyond Kama Sutra, His Butt, and 50 Ways to Have Fun With Your Man. I can't wait to try some of this stuff on my man!!!