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|Story||Spotlight On Linux: wattOS||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 6:43pm|
|Story||GNOME 3 and Its Fallback Desktop||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 6:41pm|
|Story||Android and the Great Openness Debate||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 4:30pm|
|Story||Penguin chief: Linux patent and copyright FUD 'not relevant'||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 4:27pm|
|Story||Mozilla Accelerates Firefox 5 Release Schedule||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 4:26pm|
|Story||How To Save Traffic With Lighttpd's mod_compress (Debian Squeeze)||falko||07/04/2011 - 10:36am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 6:25am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 6:15am|
|Story||Celebrating 20 Years of Linux||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 4:28am|
|Story||Ubuntu 11.04: is this the end of the road?||srlinuxx||07/04/2011 - 4:21am|
I was drawn to Wolvix by a review of an earlier version on [some other site], where the reviewer raved about its multimedia capabilities. As installing codecs and plugins has always been one of my least favourite admin tasks, I thought I'd try Wolvix Hunter 1.0.5, which claimed to come with all the usual suspects pre-installed.
Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3), due this month, will not ship with Linux pre-installed, as suggested in March by CEO Ken Kuturagi. However, TerraSoft CEO Kai Staats says his company's Yellow Dog Linux is installable by "anybody who knows how to use a keyboard, mouse, and browser," according to an interview in the Coloradoan.
Quetoo, a for performance optimized version of Quake2, has just been released in version 0.5.0 and is available for download now.
I’ve had three email requests now to right up how to execute things that normally require root privileges without having to enter a password. There are a number of ways to do this and we’re going to look at four of them.
GnuCash is a personal and small business accounting package that provides true double-entry accounting, the ability to set up automatic recurring transactions, and simple budgeting. The application does not try to hide the complexities of managing...
According to sources close to Novell Inc., the Linux company has laid off numerous mid-level employees from several departments, including training and sales.
Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why.
Also: Novell is Now the New SCO
Microsoft has always had excellent timing. They know when to announce a product; they know when to begin grass-roots movements to build hype for a product; they know when to create an alliance; they know when to break an alliance. Microsoft's best timing, though, has always been when and where to spread Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
"There's a tendency to think of the community as being entirely volunteers somehow working for free in their basements, but invariably they're in government or research," said Red Hat's Rick Carr. "For the commercial products, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, where the customer base is Wall Street or wherever, the large majority of development is done by commercial IT companies."
The so-called "Vista Killer" may not be ready for prime time -- but your customers may want it anyway. Here's how to be prepared.
Today we'll take a look at one of the most appealing XUL apps—Songbird, from Pioneers of the Inevitable, Inc, which claims folks who've previously worked on Winamp and Yahoo! Music Engine. Songbird is currently just at version 0.2, so consider this a preview rather than a review of the fully baked product. Songbird is a "mashup" of a web browser and a desktop media player. Think of it as the open-source analog of Windows Media Player or iTunes. Like Winamp, Songbird supports skins, which are called "feathers" in this case. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
Many Debian users use grep regularly. But did you know that grep can highlight the text it matches in color?
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: Novell partners with Microsoft, CentOS on Oracle Enterprise
- Linux, Fedora code names, Mandriva and MEPIS updates, gNewSense
- Web logs: One month with Mandriva Linux 2007
- Released last week: OpenBSD 4.0, NetBSD 3.1
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.2 Beta 2
- Site news: Dilemma about distributions linking to DistroWatch
- New additions: gNewSense, TrueBSD
- New distributions: Damn Vulnerable Linux, URLI OS
This week in DistroWatch Weekly....
The popular free Linux computer operating system being co-opted by corporate technology titans was born of a Finnish university student and a group devoted to no-cost software.
The conference “The Role of Open Source Software for the Development of Information Society” was held in Yerevan, capital of Armenia from October 31 to November 1, 2006. The conference aimed at exchange of experience in open source promotion policy and in the use of open source software in specific areas such as public administration and education.
Oracle's plans for its own Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product, announced last week, follow on the heels of Red Hat derivatives put together by dozens of open source projects, including CentOS, Pie Box, and Startcom Linux. But this week, members of the influential CentOS community voiced strong pessimism over Oracle Linux.
Sound eXchange (SoX) is a command-line sound sample translator. This Swiss Army knife of sound tools can be used to convert file formats of your audio files, and to apply sound effects such as echo, fade-in/out, and chorus to jazz up your music with just a few keystrokes.
Amarok is a sound system-independent audio-player for *nix systems. Its interface uses a powerful “browser” metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make the most of your music collection.
The MPlayer, Linux Movie Player, is an extraordinary video and audio player, and it has hundreds of options to use in order to do everything we wish to an audio or video file, one of these fantastic options are used to video output.
Minitutor from: GoblinX Minitutors
Mark Shuttleworth was in Beijing last week for Ubuntu’s official China launch. The event was overwhelmingly successful. However, the reason for the success is questionable, was it because Ubuntu, one of the top distros in the world, has really caught on in China, or was it simply because of its greatest benefactor?