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|Story||Integrating Pidgin and Gnome 3||mcasperson||11/08/2011 - 11:01pm|
|Story||Open Source is Ready for Prime Time||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 10:02pm|
|Story||KWin at Desktop Summit||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 9:59pm|
|Story||Bad to worse? New ubuntu unity design ignites heated arguments||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 9:49pm|
|Story||Tails: One more distro for the privacy-conscious||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 7:51pm|
|Story||CentOS 6 review||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 7:43pm|
|Story||Economy up or down, can open source come out on top?||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 7:39pm|
|Story||PGA Tour partners with Red Hat, CDW on Linux media asset system||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 7:28pm|
|Story||Revamped Dash Design Shown Off for Ubuntu 11.10||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 4:39pm|
|Story||A Visit from the Ghost of Linux Future||srlinuxx||11/08/2011 - 4:36pm|
The marketing propaganda touting Microsoft's new Vista operating system as "the most secure version of Windows yet" has done nothing to stop both white and black hat hackers from discovering Vista vulnerabilities. Said one very irritated and frustrated Vista early adopter, "I should have bought a Mac."
I have strong reservations about Ubuntu, its motives and the way it is shaping up. The deal its parent company, Canonical, has just struck with commercial Linux company Linspire (formerly Lindows) to use commercial software from the Click and Run warehouse owned by Linspire is just the latest indication that, with Ubuntu, all is not as it seems.
Aging Linux and Unix systems have prompted car rental company Thrifty Inc. to modernize its server platforms and direct investment towards more innovative applications. In doing so, we looked at Solutions First, and one of its recommendations was to move away from Red Hat to Ubuntu Linux, which we did.
Because I've just received my copy of LXF90 (March 2007), and its DVD includes the Beryl-aware KNOPPIX 5.1.1, I thought I should give it a try. This is the second time in my life when I boot into KNOPPIX. I usually dislike live distros.
As a musician and long time Linux user I have often found myself stuck between a rock and a Microsoft place, when it came to recording. The world of mixers, Mic's, proprietary hardware and its accompanying software seemed like one that that didn't have any room for Linux and its "volunteer" coders. There are now several distributions of Linux based on Debian and Redhat which are compiled and tuned with multimedia work in mind.
Every now and again, technology companies make a deal that everyone likes. That's the case with Canonical Ltd.'s new partnership with Linspire Inc., whereby the companies will share Linux operating system and software distribution technologies.
The blogosphere has been singing both positive and negative tunes about Microsoft's latest offering in its long line of operating systems. Vista has been the talk of the town as of late, but there are still some of us who envision a world where more than one platform can thrive in the OS marketplace.
Mozilla is stepping up its development effort for the next version of its flagship Firefox Web browser.
Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, a $21 billion company with 30,000 employees, has turned to virtual servers running Linux to gain more control over computing power and expenditures.
This article illustrates a situation where you need to set up your own mail server (be it your home mail server, or a small office one). It actually shows that, if using an integrated service mail server, anyone can do the job, all in a matter of minutes.
Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 3 is now available for download. New in this third alpha release of 7.04 Feisty Fawn is GNOME 2.17.90 and numerous other updated packages. For Ubuntu fanatics this is certainly worth trying out.
This was the first time that I used the Debian Installer to install linux. I am impressed, it was able to find all of my hardware and configure it all appropriately. I am pleased to see this since this has always been a downfall of debian distro. I am going to record the events so that if anyone else can use this information it is available. I am also going to try and record the installation process for installing Mythtv for debian.
Here’s a soup to nuts guide on getting beryl with aiglx up and running on your computer if you have an Intel i915 onboard graphics chip. Once you’ve got Beryl installed we’ll add the Avant window navigator as well. With props to the Beryl Project and FunnyLookinHat.
It’s hard to imagine that you don’t know the story of RPM, the package manager that is the core of so much of Red Hat’s Linux experience. From a beginner’s first installation to the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) developer’s latest Fedora release, RPM is inherently part of the Linux user interaction. But what happens when a core piece of software suffers from politics and agendas, cruft, and bad decisions–or no decisions at all?
System-wide security solutions such as SELinux, AppArmor, Bastille and grsecurity can, in most cases, make your Linux desktop more than reasonably secure. But there are still cases where file or directory encryption is necessary. Here are some tools that can help you when you need to move files outside of your home computer, carry personal data around with you on a pendrive, or send email messages containing sensitive information.
Network monitoring and management applications can be costly and cumbersome, but recently a host of companies have sprung forth offering an open source alternative to IBM Tivoli, HP OpenView, CA and BMC -- and they're starting to gain traction.
It was suggested to try Skippy for an Exposé-like application switcher. It works. But I will not be using it. Skippy doesn't have a reliable way to identify which windows are distinct applications and which are not.
There are so many different licenses floating around the computer industry today that it is not funny. To me they all seem to stem from a mixture of three primary licenses. Much like all the colours of the rainbow can be generated from three primary colours.
Linspire will immediately transition from Debian to Ubuntu as the base for their Linspire and Freespire operating systems, and Canonical will utilize Linspire's CNR technology for aspects of Ubuntu's software delivery system.
This guide describes how to install Ubuntu (Ubuntu+GNOME) or Kubuntu (Ubuntu+KDE) 6.06.1 LTS (Dapper Drake) on a single or a multi-boot RAID system. It is meant as a variation of Ubuntu Wiki FakeRAID HowTo document, but digested and with minimum commentary. Its goal is to allow new Ubuntu users to complete an entire installation within 30 minutes, almost entirely by copy and paste.