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|Story||Ubuntu Interview: Prakash Advani||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 2:47pm|
|Story||Puppy Linux founder releases Quirky 1.4||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 2:45pm|
|Story||today's odds & ends:||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 5:43am|
|Story||today's howtos:||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 5:33am|
|Story||Leslie Nielsen dead at 84||srlinuxx||1||29/11/2010 - 3:59am|
|Story||Squeak, Scratch and Etoys on Ubuntu and Maemo||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 3:35am|
|Story||Librarians, developers push open-source alternative||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 1:36am|
|Story||Evolution of my netbook UI||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 1:35am|
|Story||Hands-on: a first look at Diaspora's private alpha test||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 1:33am|
|Story||It’s Not Easy Being Green||srlinuxx||29/11/2010 - 1:31am|
I had email today from Studio B. Apparently they are looking for technical writers in some specific areas. I'm neither interested nor qualified (and if elected, I will not serve) but I had to raise my eyebrows at this kicker: If this is of interest, please submit your resume, in Microsoft Word format...
It's been a while since I promised to write about my Gentoo desktops. In the intro, I gave some general information about Gentoo, and explained my setup. This time I set up an old 300 mHz server with Gentoo, tried to make distributed compiling work, learned a bit more about Windowmaker, tried to get a Broadcom Wireless card working on a laptop, switched to Grub, and finally got rid of Xmms.
Two of the computer laboratories set up in Cape Town schools by the Shuttleworth Foundation were ransacked during the three-week school holiday which ended on Friday.
A recently released Defense Department report on technology development methodologies advocates more use of open-source software and suggests ways it can be incorporated into the procurement cycle. Resuse can save money by promoting reuse of software across the different defense agencies, the report contends.
Many people who use free software including GNU/Linux take it for granted and do not even think twice about supporting the software they enjoy using. But suppose tomorrow, the rule of law passes a decree that using GPLed free software is against the law and prohibits the sharing of free software including GNU/Linux distributions.
What is a freedom league without a bit of guerrilla branding? In an effort to increase the exposure of its cause, the Geek Freedom League (GFL) is calling on geeks to use GFL-branded stickers in ingenious ways.
Four months, in GNOME 2.16 cycle, We have added a lot of UI improvements to Evolution to make it look much better. Not just features and lot of bug fixes too!!! I have blogged them in parts. Im summarising all of them.
Well well, the day has finally come. It is now day number 50; the final day for this ATI Linux trial. With that said, it's about time for me to share some concluding remarks regarding ATI's recent Linux efforts with their monthly fglrx display drivers. On the first day, I didn't know whether I would be able to survive without going green (no pun intended), but towards the end of this experience, it was almost like achieving nirvana.
Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 (WPA2) is becoming the de facto standard for securing wireless networks, and a mandatory feature for all new Wi-Fi products certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. We all know the security weaknesses of its predecessor, WEP; this time they got it right. Here's how to implement the WPA2 protocol on a Linux host and create a secure wireless access point (WAP) for your network.
Also: WiFi Radar eases connections
Using XML-RPC it is possible to write software that can be accessed remotely by multiple means, from Ruby and Python to Perl and Ajax. Using a couple of simple libraries it is possible to setup a simple server in only a few minutes, with no need to worry about argument parsing, anything complex.
"We love openSUSE, but we hate openSUSE's package management problems," Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, DesktopLinux.com's resident Linux curmudgeon, reports from his vacation. But there's good news: a fix is coming soon, he says.
Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective is aimed at the very heart and soul of the open source movement. Without code quality Open Source would be a muddied named that no one would value or deploy. This book by Diomidis Spinellis is a well written, well focused and to a high degree an eternal description of the varying types and issues that can be found in programming languages such as Java and C.
VMware has slammed Microsoft's tie-up with open source virtualization developer XenSource, announced earlier this week, calling it a "one-way street," and accusing XenSource of betraying its open source roots.
Michael Jang has written a new book in Bruce Perens' Open Source Series tackling the often sticky subject of Linux patch management. Targeted squarely at the busy network admin who needs to get up to speed on Linux, it promises to cover system updating and package repository set-up from the ground up. Not only that, but to do so for a variety of distributions. Let's see how it does!
Yesterday, after I finished building a custom desktop PC and had it working beautifully with Ubuntu Linux, I decided to do some sums on how much more the system would have cost me if I used Windows software instead.
Linspire aims to take over the low-end desktop with its Linspire Five-0 Linux operating system.
It has been quite a while now since the first release of Linux. In this time, there have been small pockets where Linux has grabbed a foothold and "stolen" some market share, but for the most part it is still not setting any adoption records. Why is this?