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|Story||RIP, Aaron Swartz||srlinuxx||15/01/2013 - 2:52am|
|Story||Fedora 18 finally to be released with game-changing features||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 11:35pm|
|Story||Best Movie Collection Managers For Linux||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 10:44pm|
|Story||How Forking Perl 5 Could Work||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 10:41pm|
|Story||How to Overcome Common Ubuntu Hassles||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 10:30pm|
|Story||Fedora 17 Xfce Spin Review - eXtremely eXcellent||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 10:28pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 490||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 7:38pm|
|Story||some odds & ends:||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 7:36pm|
|Story||The 10 oldest, significant open-source programs||srlinuxx||14/01/2013 - 6:40am|
|Story||some leftovers:||srlinuxx||13/01/2013 - 7:47pm|
ZDNet Blogs: Would you try a $150 laptop powered by Fedora? Sure you would. And apparently so are a lot of other folks. A Swedish company called Medison has unveiled a laptop called the Celebrity. Medison’s laptop is the latest in a race to the bottom of the pricing barrel.
Raiden's Realm: CentOS, a derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, was started back in 2002 with its first beta versions appearing in 2003. CentOS is designed to be a high end server OS that runs on a wide variety of different architectures, including x86, Intel IA-64 (Itanium 64-bit), x86-64, PowerPC/32, IBM Mainframe, Alpha, and SPARC. Given all this versatility, and its roots as a server OS, some may be lead to ask the question, “Does it make a good desktop distribution?” We’re about to find out.
We are getting ready for the GIMP 2.4 release. Most of the outstanding issues have been resolved or will be resolved soon. You can get a snapshot of current development by downloading the source code for GIMP 2.3.19 from the usual places.
The Linux Movement: So the Compiz Fusion blog hasn't been updated in a while, but now they have and with some new effects. The first effect is a bit funky, and I probably will not use it. But I guess it would be fun to play around with. The second new effect is the one I am excited for! But I will save the best for last.
laptopmag.com: Because Linux has always been a bit of a mystery to most people, we want to take this opportunity to answer the myriad questions you might have about this promising OS while sharing what we like about it and what we don't.
the register: The BBC Trust met with the Open Source Consortium (OSC) yesterday to discuss the controversy raised by the BBC's iPlayer, which will only work on Windows XP.
There is currently a lot of spam where the spam information is attached as .pdf or .xls files, sometime also hidden inside a .zip file. While these spam mails are not easy to catch with e.g. SpamAssassin or a Bayes filter, the ClamAV virus scanner can catch them easily when it is fed with the correct signatures as ClamAV is built to scan mail attachments.
Linux.com: Ubuntu Studio bills itself as the "multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu," an official Ubuntu project "aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast as well as professional." It is certainly flashy on the outside -- even if it is mostly the same Ubuntu Linux distro under the hood.
OSWeekly: Considering the fact that everyone has Ubuntu-fever, with PCLinuxOS as a close second, I thought it might be fun to check in on Mandriva (once known as Mandrake), to see how their latest beginner-friendly distribution is doing.
DPotD: Revelation is a powerful tool which lets you manage and store sensitive information, such as passwords or credit cards numbers, in a password protected file, so you only have to remember one password to access all.
tectonic: Linux has come a long way in the past two years. Today much of what needs to be done on a Linux machine can be done using a mouse and a little pointing and clicking. Occasionally, however, there are things that still require a little under-the-hood tinkering, where a rudimentary understanding of the command line comes in handy.
wired blogs: The morning's executive briefing sessions are underway here at OSCON. Tim O'Reilly just led a discussion on stage about Firefox add-ons -- what they've achieved, how the open source model has shaped their development and what they contribute to the web.
Techzone: Sun finally set in the English empire; wind of change is blowing hard and the inevitable has happened. A non-corporate backed distribution, PCLinuxOS, has displaced the mighty Ubuntu as the top ranked distribution on 3 months page hit ranking at distrowatch.
MaximumPC: There's a ridiculous rumor running around the net that Linux is so inherently secure -- or so securely obscure -- that you shouldn't even bother running an antivirus on it. But frankly, that's just not true.
Paul Murphy: I believe that the key reason Unix hasn’t taken over the generic office desktop has nothing to do with the technology and everything to do with the people and processes involved.
O'Reilly ONLamp: I just read an article at Linux.com about the OS habits of Linux users. The author of the article asked Linux Torvalds about his habits and found he exclusively used Linux. Torvalds said, “I don’t use either [Windows or Mac OS X]. OS X is kind of pointless (pretty much anything it has, Linux can do better) and Windows offers stuff that I don’t much care about. However, to Torvalds, I say, “hogwash”.
polishlinux: In this article I’d like to describe a text-mode Bittorrent client - rTorrent. It will be helpful to people that share a computer with other household members because it allows them to download files regardless of the logged in user.
Linux Planet: Young successful South African entrepreneur starts a commercial company to help support and build an infrastructure around Ubuntu. Most of us have heard this story before. Young cosmonaut makes it big in the rough and tumble world of the penguin. But now, in the midst of Canonical's first big event, the question becomes: where do Canonical--and Ubuntu--go from here?
ZDNet: Microsoft should be able to extricate itself from the implications of the new GPLv3, according to a leading Australian Intellectual Property lawyer.