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In this multi-part series, DesktopLinux.com columnist and operating system curmudgeon Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols pits Microsoft's latest wares -- Vista -- against Linux's fair haired boy -- Ubuntu -- to see how the pinnacle of commercial desktop operating systems stacks up against the free, community-developed Linux upstart.
Also: Desktop Linux 2006: The Year in Review
It’s that time of year — the time when every IT pundit worth his or her salt is required to publish a New Year’s list of predictions or resolutions. So, being Linux Magazine’s equivalent of Professor Marvel (from the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz), who has a talent for seeing the patently obvious, I’m here to take my shot.
I wonder if there is a survey that has information on how many different distros a typical Linux user has used over that last 5 years? Of course, I mean more than just an install trial where you experiment with a distro for a few days, then wipe or replace that distro.
For me, that number is a fairly conservative two. And one of those two distros is the (grown up) child of another.
Mustang Linux, a fork of Buffalo Linux and a newcomer to the "mini" Linux distribution field, achieved a v2.3.1 release earlier this month. The lightweight distro, which can run entirely from RAM, is based on a 2.6.16 kernel and offers a choice of desktops, the project team said.
I am happy to tell you about the 2nd UbuCon, an Ubuntu user and
developer event, to take place at Google’s New York City offices on
One big trend of this decade that has not been remarked-upon enough is how many closed source or proprietary products have adopted elements of the open source business model.
China's Linux industry is slated for a 28% increase in growth through the years 2006-2010. Despite its success, there are many hurdles to overcome - mainly improving compatibility issues.
Yet another GNOME release is now available. This is our sixth
development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be
released in March 2007. This release marks the start of the UI Freeze.
For Day 5, I reinstalled, and set out to answer the following question: how is PC-BSD as a gaming platform? Since fun trumps work every time, Day 5 was dedicated to installing games.
Also: PC-BSD Conclusion
BT has still not done enough to fulfill the requirements of the General Public License, according to the Freedom Taskforce.
Getting adept at updates behind enemy lines, a quick guide to get your updates running through MS ISA Proxy. Also known as NTLMAPS to the rescue!
Apart from a KDE desktop and applications, the developers of the Pardus 2007 Linux distribution have built an entire distribution from scratch. Pardus, released last month, has its own multilingual installer, custom dependency-resolving package manager, and an INIT system that slashes boot times by several seconds. The distribution has come a long way since its first release in 2005, when it was based on Gentoo and lacked a package manager. Thanks to its custom tools, it's one of the easiest Linux distribution to run and manage.
This tutorial shows how you can back up Linux and Windows systems with BackupPC. BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there it can connect to all Linux and Windows systems in your local network to back them up and restore them without interfering with the user's work on that system.
Linux for the Desktop is still way to geeky for the average user. I guess my best analogy is to compare Linux to DOS. Linux still seems that way to me and this needs to be modified, changed, simplified, redone, uncomplex, uncomplicated, plain, clear, ………that’s enough.
Also: 2007, the Year of the Penguin
The Dunc-Tank project has been the topic of much debate in the Debian community since it was launched in September last year. It has now been more than a month since the scheduled release of Debian 4.0, codenamed etch. However, even with Dunc-Tank's funding, etch is yet to be seen.
Red Hat is under siege. When Oracle launched a direct attack on Red Hat's business model last October, Red Hat's share price sank by 24 per cent. And this week it added management tools to its Linux support service. Now, it's not alone: Sun has thrown Solaris into the mix.
Here you are spending a few pleasant moments running a critical eye over your directory system when you are suddenly quite alarmed. Staring you accusingly in the face is a program thingy called "vigr". Oh No! You think.
Zimbra is an open source email server. It does email, calendar, contacts, and various other useful things that software like Microsoft Exchange does. The problem is that Zimbra has a number of dependencies on other open source projects and they don't provide direct downloads for those dependencies.
This article shows how to set up your own news-voting website with Pligg. Pligg is a content-management system published under the Affero General Public License, and it is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database for storing its data. With a little work you can create your own community and let users vote news to the front page.
Creator of MINIX, flame-war legend and well known supporter of microkernels -- these are some of the monikers of Dr Andrew S Tanenbaum; he probably wrote a textbook or two that is in your library as well. Builder AU's Nick Gibson caught up with Dr Tanenbaum after his keynote address at linux.conf.au and spoke about microkernels, MINIX and what's coming up on the horizon.