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|Story||Ubuntu — Traitors of Linux, Open Source Software and The Community||srlinuxx||5||16/01/2012 - 6:39am|
|Story||Three Spins You May Not Have Heard Of||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 10:36pm|
|Story||My Unity 5.0 Experience||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 10:32pm|
|Story||Following the unique way of Trisquel||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 10:21pm|
|Story||Interview with Quackers||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 9:10pm|
|Story||Btrfs Picks Up Snappy Compression Support||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 9:08pm|
|Story||PC-BSD 9.0 released||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 9:06pm|
|Story||Microsoft confirms UEFI fears, locks down ARM devices||srlinuxx||2||15/01/2012 - 8:14am|
|Story||Linux in 2012: what to expect||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 3:46am|
|Story||Perens: the FOSS fire still burns||srlinuxx||15/01/2012 - 3:45am|
Many Linux applications don’t have to be installed manually because most distributions have implemented a package management system to make it easier for you to install software. But that’s not always the case. Some programs only offer tarball packages for download, which have to be compiled from source. We’ll show you how to do that.
Let's face it: Unix-Linux (and vice-versa) printing is never easy. There are always many alternatives to choose from when planning your printing configuration, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Do you print local, direct-attached or use Samba? How will your Windows clients print?
It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was slipped into a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no fanfare, but within 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing black suits, were pressuring members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (COGO) to remove the words they didn't like from Senate bill 1974.
UNIX history embeds the UNIX way with the notion of software tools, also the title of a work by UNIX gurus Brian Kernighan and P.J.Plauger, as key concept; small, well designed text-based tools operating from the command line which do one job very well and can readily be connected to satisfy more complex tasks.
The doors are finally open to register for Ubuntu Live, our first global Ubuntu user conference. It is being hosted by O’Reilly Conferences in the prelude to OSCon in the same venue, and exists “to provide a meeting place for Ubuntu users, contributors, and partners–and the Ubuntu-curious”.
The list of sessions is already impressive. Let’s meet up in Portland!
Tower of Defence games are by far the most enjoyable games I have played till now; barring perhaps the classic Pacman which is my all time favourite. Among the numerous Tower of Defence games, the Desktop Tower of Defence game outshines the rest of them.
Every computer after booting and going through the POST diagnostics (extra points for those who know what POST means) looks for a boot loader on the active partition for instructions on what to do next. Generally this is to load an operating system.
To save you over ONE-THIRD of a million dollars, I'll take some drastic measures.
The Web is the one area of technology where free software is almost the norm - and frequently best of class. There are so many free applications out on the Web that help you surf better, work with e-mail better, and also keep your computer safer that the difficulty is in finding the best.
I remember a couple of months ago being warned by an acquaintance from the Linux crowd that within that community there are some very closed minds. Never has that remark hit home as hard as in the past two weeks. However, it appears that winds of change are afoot, with a growing rift between some old guard stalwarts and the stewards of the increasingly popular Ubuntu distribution.
This tutorial shows how you can create backups of LVM partitions with an LVM feature called LVM snapshots. An LVM snapshot is an exact copy of an LVM partition that has all the data from the LVM volume from the time the snapshot was created.
A number of readers have called me a Linux hater due to some straightforward points that I’ve made in previous articles. In reality, I’m not a Linux hater, and I try to make that clear as much as I can because the operating system is getting better all the time.
One of the major graphics programs in the free software domain has been GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It has similar capabilities as Adobe Photoshop and can be used for a variety of tasks, including photo editing and image composition. GIMPshop was designed to specifically ease the transition for Photoshop users.
Love World of Warcraft, but hate Windows?
So you've heard about Linux, and you’re itching to try it out. Why? Maybe you want to breathe some life into an older computer that can't run Windows XP or Vista. Maybe you want to stretch your technical skills a bit. Or, maybe you're just tired of Windows and need a change.
Linux may be an operating system synonymous with a flightless bird, but Loyalty Pacific, the company behind popular retail loyalty and rewards program FlyBuys, has announced it will jet its infrastructure to open source software.
Given how similar Puppy 2.14 was to 2.13, I was wholly unprepared for how different the latest Puppy release, 2.15CE (community edition), is from its predecessors.
Debian is one of the largest, oldest, and most democratic of all the Linux distributions out there. All of these points could be argued to be good or bad depending on your perspective.
Politics aside, there's no arguing Debian hasn't had a significant influence on the Linux world. It spawned Ubuntu, the now most popular desktop out there. It's sparked many a vociferous debate.
A new job brings new toys My new employer has supplied me with a Dell Latitude D520 laptop for programming. It came loaded with Windows XP professional which—ofcourse—had to go. Nothing inhibits productivity quite like Windows—except perhaps for the pool table and game consoles in the lunch room.