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|Story||The Sad State Of FSF's High Priority Projects||srlinuxx||1||17/10/2011 - 8:32pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 427||srlinuxx||17/10/2011 - 6:20pm|
|Story||OpenSUSE 12.1 delivers Fedora punch with GNOME 3||srlinuxx||17/10/2011 - 6:12pm|
|Story||Google's open source search to end||srlinuxx||17/10/2011 - 6:11pm|
|Story||Going From "Ow" To "Wow" In Open Source||srlinuxx||17/10/2011 - 6:09pm|
|Story||odds & ends:||srlinuxx||17/10/2011 - 2:03am|
|Story||openSUSE Weekly News 197||srlinuxx||16/10/2011 - 8:16pm|
|Story||Isle of Open Source 2011 at Villa Bighi||srlinuxx||16/10/2011 - 8:13pm|
|Story||Unity much improved in Ubuntu 11.10||srlinuxx||16/10/2011 - 8:11pm|
|Story||Gnome 3.2 reviewed||srlinuxx||4||16/10/2011 - 8:16am|
Linux is a great operating system. That's my opinion. I think it is better than any other operating system around. Not everybody views Linux this way and it is the general image of Linux that is holding it back from exploding into the general population.
This tutorial shows how you can display weather forecasts, system information like CPU and memory usage, news feeds, music player controls, etc. on a GNOME desktop with gDesklets. gDesklets is a programm that can place small desktop widgets on top of the user's desktop.
BOSS Linux is a single-CD Debian-based distribution primarily designed for an Indian language user, though everything from the installer to the desktop defaults to English.
Every time Microsoft introduces a new operating system we see the same reaction: before release the gentlemen of the PC press trumpet its wonderfulness, on release they talk about slow adoption and disappointed users looking for alternatives, and a bit later they quietly assume widespread acceptance, write a few articles illustrating the horrors of falling behind the upgrade curve, and start talki
Those who are familiar with Debian-based system with know a thing or two about apt-get. However some linux distro (Ubuntu, obviously) relies heavily on internet connection to access its repository. This sometimes impractical.
One alternative to that solution is to get the repositories on CD/DVD. However packages included in there may not suit your needs and might be redundant.
Many of the programs I have been told about by Switched On readers are not ones I'd typically use day to day. Most of the time I'm more familiar with their commercial equivalents, but in several cases I have found getting to grips with the Open Source alternatives easier than with the mainstream software titles.
Linux has developed quite a reputation since its creation. While the world was using Windows and a select few were using the Mac OS, this new operating system comes into the picture in a sly take it or leave it fashion. It wasn’t for everyone.
The Australian Taxation Office's e-tax online tax return lodgement system goes from strength to strength - and finally there are signs that people running Mac OS X or Linux will get a chance to use it. But don't hold your breath - the changes won't arrive until 2009 at the earliest.
For the past week I've been playing Tremulous, an open source game that blends a team based FPS (First-person shooter) with elements of an RTS (Real-time strategy). Its based on the Quake3 engine and the graphics are superb!
Sabayon Linux aims to give users all the bleeding edge software of SimplyMEPIS and PCLinuxOS but is based on Gentoo and uses Portage as its package management system. I haven’t used Gentoo for a couple of years now, but Sabayon’s popularity is continually increasing and with a new release it’s now time to give it a try.
Open source software, once considered the realm of idealists and risk-takers, is increasingly finding its way into the corporate IT toolkit.
As with any copyright licence, software developers who use any version of the GPL can also grant additional permissions to recipients for code that they hold the copyright of. That is, they can say that you can distribute the software under the terms of the GPL, and they can additionally say that, at your option, you can also distribute the software in this way or that way.
Novell has announced the public beta software availability of the first service pack (SP1) for SUSE® Linux Enterprise 10, with general availability scheduled for the second quarter of this year. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 from Novell® features significant enhancements in virtualization, high-performance computing, security, interoperability and system management.
In a small conference room across the street from the location of Novell's BrainShare conference, free-software advocate Bruce Perens attacked Novell's patent deal with Microsoft and said that Novell was enabling Microsoft to run "a protection racket" with the threat of its patents.
While we tend to have pretty good visibility into Sun, they do manage to sneak something by us every now and again. Such was the case with today’s surprise announcement that Ian Murdock is leaving the Linux Foundation to join Sun.
They're back! And this time, they've got company.
Ken van Dine is the man to send all the accolades - he's one of the people behind Foresight Linux, the most GNOME friendly distro around - they release with the latest GNOME release on the same day as GNOME.
"First off, I don't even know what the GPLv3 will look like. I would be totally crazy to accept a license for my code sight unseen," Torvalds says.
On March 6, Linus Torvalds responded to e-mail questions on GPL version 3 sent by InformationWeek editor at large Charles Babcock.
InformationWeek: Can you comment on why you oppose moving the Linux kernel from GPL 2.0 to GPL 3.0?
The One Laptop Per Child program reported today that after 303 builds, it finally has a satisfactory version of its Red Hat Linux-based Sugar operating system that is considered stable, according to OLPC president for software and content Walter Bender.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser may have the lion's share of the general market, but when it comes to security types, Mozilla's Firefox open source browser is an even contender, according to a security survey released Monday.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this interview with Novell's Director of Marketing, Justin Steinman. He is quoted in IT Business Edge as saying the following: