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|Story||Kernel Log: Llano support, union filesystems||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 8:18pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Software Centre 5.0 designs hint at greatness to come…||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 8:17pm|
|Story||Kogan Agora Chromium Laptop Preview||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 5:49pm|
|Story||Linus Torvalds in Pictures||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 5:46pm|
|Story||Duke Nukem Forever Review||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 5:42pm|
|Story||Adobe stops porting AIR to desktop Linux||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 4:00pm|
|Story||30 Days w/ Ubuntu: Day 14: I'm an Ubuntu Unity Convert||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 3:59pm|
|Story||$24 Indian tablet gets go ahead||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 3:58pm|
|Story||How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM System (Debian Squeeze)||falko||15/06/2011 - 9:18am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||15/06/2011 - 6:00am|
Well surprise surprise, it looks like Nokia is taking a bit different branding tact with its 770 successor, adding it to the N series and giving it a fancy new N800 moniker. Oh, and did we mention it's been unboxed?
Propelled by the release of its Version 2.0 in October, the free Firefox Web browser saw almost a 50% increase in use during 2006, according to one Web measurement firm.
Until today (where I stumbled over an article describing the problem) I was never aware of the fact that we almost lost support for Ogg Vorbis on all MP3 players. And that would have been a pity, because quite a lot of my music is stored as Ogg Vorbis - and yes, my portable player, the IAudio U2 plays Ogg Vorbis!
Vector Linux has been an interesting beast in my past reviews. For some reason I had less trouble with the "Standard" edition (which is free) than I did with the $30 "Deluxe" edition. If that holds true again, I don't expect to have any major hiccups with this release. We shall see.
A while back I asked a question here about software to manage logins and passwords. I appreciate all the answers and pretty much tried everything that was offered. Well, I now have a very different solution than I expected. Mainly, it taught me to better define the problem before looking for the solution.
All things considered, Sabayon 3.25 really is a mammoth distribution. The developers have obviously spent a lot of time and effort improving not only the look and feel, but also the functionality of their offering. And it was worth it. Sabayon really looks finished now, and works out-of-the-box – the user doesn’t have to know how to configure anything anymore.
With KDE 4.0 being released later this year a lot of Linux users have started speculating on what we can expect from this big KDE version release. The consensus is that the features in KDE 4.0 are going to be prettier, More “user friendly” and more intuitive than KDE 3.5.
FOSDEM is yet another one of those catchy acronyms that stands for nothing less than "Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting". KDE will again be hosting a room dedicated to talks and chat about the free desktop.
The Andhra Pradesh government is forging ties with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT will provide funding and technological assistance for developing and promoting different software components including an open source platform.
In December I posted a poll asking visitors to vote based on their desktop environment and graphical toolkit preferences. While there were many votes in each category, the most noteworthy is that nearly 60% of respondents care if either Gtk or Qt is being used. The data is interesting because it highlights some of the progress that still needs to be made so all Linux software can work equally well no matter what desktop environment is being used.
Mandriva has recently released the latest version of its next-generation firewall, NuFW 2.1.1. NuFW starts, like most Linux firewall software does, on the foundation of the Linux kernel's Netfilter. Where NuFW steers away from commonplace firewalls is by bringing the notion of user identity to the firewall's security rules.
A new patch for OpenOffice helps fix a critical bug that could allows hackers to take control of individual PCs -- but simply locating it could prove a challenge for many users.
Two little words, one very big difference. Open source database vendor MySQL AB recently altered some of the wording of its license in order to let users know that it won't automatically be licensed under the next version of the General Public License, or GPL (define) version 3, when that draft is finalized.
A new feature that will first be availble in the upcoming 2.6.20 kernel is KVM, a Kernel-based Virtual Machine. The project's webpage describes KVM as, "a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware. It consists of a loadable kernel module (kvm.ko) and a userspace component. Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images.
No one had broached the subject. My inquiries with girlfriends and colleagues led me down a path into a revealing and sensual world as yet undiscovered. I discovered intimate bedroom secrets of why some women are explicitly attracted to those lovable fellows who prefer the penguin.
Part of what prompts this diatribe is the oh-so-predictable reaction to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols' column this week on DesktopLinux, where he succinctly lists four reasons he believes Linux has fallen behind Windows. To accuse SJVN of being a shill for anti-Linux forces? How dense can you be?
Ubuntu Satanic Edition is not another distro, based on Ubuntu (as of now). It’s applying new themes, icon, wallpaper etc. You need to have Ubuntu installed before you apply Ubuntu SE.
Phishing schemes are proliferating, and this year may be the worst. Yet most companies remain in the dark about this threat, which can be squelched with encryption. One solution to the problem: TrueCrypt.
This year promises to be a big one for Linux, at least according to predictions by analysts and pundits in the early part of this decade. Whether or not these predictions pan out, here's a rundown of Linux and open source happenings you can reasonably expect to see in 2007.