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|Story||The Drupal Release Model and Why it Needs to be Revamped||srlinuxx||02/02/2012 - 11:33pm|
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|Story||2012 Linux Computer Buyer’s Guide||srlinuxx||02/02/2012 - 8:33pm|
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|Story||Raspbmc - XBMC Linux Distribution For Raspberry Pi Announced||srlinuxx||02/02/2012 - 8:28pm|
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|Story||About Fedora 16||srlinuxx||02/02/2012 - 8:19pm|
|Story||WebOS Swings Along the Open Road||srlinuxx||02/02/2012 - 6:36pm|
|Story||Oracle Drags Microsoft, Red Hat Into Itanium Lawsuit Swamp||srlinuxx||02/02/2012 - 6:33pm|
|Story||February 2012 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine||srlinuxx||02/02/2012 - 6:30pm|
Pretty much since I started using Openbox, I’ve been wanting a simple way to change the wallpaper from the right-click menu. I eventually found a way, using a script that reads my wallpaper directory and lists files it finds there. Clicking on the menu entry triggers feh, which sets the image to the root window.
I am quite startled by those who predict gloom and doom because Windows (embedded) will be able to run on a general purpose OPEN computer like the XO.
Is our goal a protectionist society where an elite group tells you what you can or can not use on your computer? Or, is our goal an open society where we win on merit and innovation?
Are you curious about Linux? Or perhaps just plain tired of Windows? I have composed a comprehensive list of the differences found between Microsoft Windows and Linux. While I've taken a humorous bent on several of the entries, each comparison is essentially true, particularly the bit about the Developers' cats. Tell me what you think!
Areas in which Linux beats Windows, hands down:
How many developers run for the post of leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project and cite as part of their platform a desire to make Debian sexy again?
None that I know of - except Sam Hocevar who won the recent election for leader of the project. One among eight who put forward their cases to the 1043-odd developers who are eligible to vote, Hocevar modestly puts his election down to "luck."
Despite the improvements made each year by GNU/Linux, KDE, and GNOME, recovering from failure is one of the recurring themes many new users struggle with. Why aren't we making it easier to prepare for, and recover from, failure? Here are some proposals to make recovery less painful.
Change the Default Drive Partitioning
Xubuntu targets slower older hardware with limited resources and display size like my IBM Thinkpad with 1 Gig Intel processor 250 Mb memory, 30 Gig hard drive and 14 inch display size.
Now, why in the world would I want to use a text-based email client?
Sending e-mail from the command line is something very easy to do with the plethora of tools available under linux for this. mail,mutt, nail, nmh etc. come to mind.
However to directly talk SMTP commands to the target host and deliverthe mail is something that needs some more work.
As the acknowledged leader in server virtualisation VMware is well aware of the pretenders snapping at its heels. Virtualisation remains a hot topic and it is becoming an increasingly crowded market, with a range of offerings, some commercial and some coming from the open source community.
Several Linux systems debuted over the last few years with the promise of making Linux easier for the ordinary user. The lastest of the desktop debutantes is a mysterious Linux know as Ulteo.
SimplyMEPIS 6.5.02 is a minor update to the 6.5 release. The update adds Vista detection, newer alsa sound utilities, better handling of CDROM devices, etc. The updated ISOs are available at MEPIS online mirrors. Individual updated packages are available at the MEPIS 32 and 64 bit package pools.
Since some time already, different patches are being written for the Linux kernel, which improve the CPU scheduler. The CPU scheduler, is that part of the kernel, that's responsible for assigning CPU time to the different task running on your system.
Art of Illusion (AOI) is a 3-D graphics studio that provides modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering in a single program. It is designed to be easy to use so that new users can pick it up quickly, while still providing advanced features to let experienced users create professional-quality artwork.
There exists a neat little tool in Unix command line toolbox called dig. The dig tool is designed to allow you to pull up DNS information and can be useful if you’re having network problems, or messing around with your DNS.
PCLinuxOS is an up-and-coming distribution that recently made it into Distrowatch.com's list of Top Ten Distributions. I installed PCLinuxOS Test 4 on a 10 GB partition (with a separate 1 GB /home partition) on an AMD Athlon 2600+ with 640 MB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE graphics card. This hardware is no great shakes nowadays, but it's plenty fast enough to run PCLinuxOS with all the bells and whistles.
One of my long standing issues with moving to Linux was trying to find a suitable video conversion application for my Cowon D2. It had to churn out suitable files and let me transfer them without booting into Windows. I tried, and failed, many times to find a solution to this problem, and was content to just boot Windows from time to time.
The GeForce 8500GT is NVIDIA's value-priced contender in the GeForce 8 series. The 8500GT has a 450MHz core clock and 400MHz memory clock, but how is this $100 creation able to compete against other graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA?
Many people notice that after using a computer for a long period of time, that their system might start to slow down; programs open up or respond slower, web browsers seem sluggish, and the computer seems to all but slow to a crawl. Experienced users will recognize that this occurrence is due to limited free memory or RAM on the system.
The second Linux kernel release of 2007 is now available, further extending the virtualization and real-time capabilities of Linux.
Highlighting the Linux 2.6.21 update is the inclusion of the paravirt-ops paravirtualization interface, which enables multiple hypervisors to hook directly into Linux.
Debain is the only group of software developers who still believe that Richard Stallman invented programming. Everyone else now correctly credits Bill Gates for doing so. Debain developers hold themselves separate from the rest of the Linux community because of their pride in not stealing from other operating systems to build their version of Linux.