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For much of its history, Debian has been the major noncommercial, philosophically free distribution. Now, as Debian developers and users have deserted the distro for Ubuntu, does Debian have a purpose any more?
According to a study by the French Web Metrics company XiTi, the browser war in Europe is slowly being turned by Firefox.
In just one year, Firefox gained 5% of market share over Internet Explorer.
In the big European markets (UK, Germany, France and Italy), Firefox gets a higher market share in Germany (36,2%).
With an interface that is quite similar to classic Windows, along with utilities that target Windows migrations, Xandros Desktop Professional is a good choice for a productivity desktop and can rival more popular distributions, although bugged from design inconsistencies and a strict licensing structure.
How does linux stack up to its competitors? Here are three different comparisons that seek to answer this question: Linux VS Your cat, Linux VS Your Grandmother, and Linux VS The Soviet Union. Who wins? I'll leave that up to you.
Linux VS Your Cat
Linux is free!
Your cat may have been free.
Linux can go years between shutdowns.
Your cat spends more time asleep that it does awake.
Debian having released the latest stable version of its GNU/Linux distribution, there is obviously a rush by Debian users to upgrade their distro.
Firefox is a great browser, but it’s a memory hog. Here are a few tips to help you make Firefox use less memory and run more efficiently.
* Uninstall any extensions that you are not using.
* Disable the ‘Page Saving’ feature. This feature saves a copy of every page you visit in memory. It helps the browser to load pages that you already visited faster, but it can use a lot of memory.
By now, everyone has at least heard of the noble project to bring the world of computing to children in countries where this might not normally be possible. It's been appropriately called the One Laptop Per Child project.
Earlier this year, we asked our readers why people thinking of Linux aren't also thinking of OpenSolaris (or vice versa), now that both are pukka OSS operating systems.
My last article on the experiences of moving from Windows to Kubuntu Linux brought out the best and the worst of the Linux community judging by some of the responses it received.
Trickle is a lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper for users with low-speed Internet connections that lets you limit the bandwidth that a specific protocol is using so that you can maintain multiple simultaneous connections and not end up in a traffic jam.
For all you command line conquerors out there that use the bash shell and are tired of continuously typing long commands again and again there is a built in shortcut. That is the alias command.
This guide shows how to install three different Internet Explorer versions (6.0, 5.5, and 5.0) on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft and Dapper Drake desktops. This is good for people such as web designers who have switched to Linux but still need to test their web sites in Internet Explorer.
Celestia is a free software package that graphically simulates celestial objects ranging from the earth and our solar system to distant constellations and galaxies.
Simulating motions, light and shadow in three dimensions, the program generates amazing 3D images and allows the user to travel to any place in the universe and visit planets, comets, and other objects in the solar system.
In my first article, I provided some basic understanding of how scheduling on Linux operating system works and also gave some examples of how to schedule jobs using cron at different date and times. If you haven’t read it, please read Scheduling for Absolute Beginner first.
The free software community has two independent projects working toward the implementation of a free Flash player: Gnash and swfdec. There has been some talk recently about these two projects, their goals, their accomplishments, and whether it makes sense to have them both. In an effort to bring more light to the situation, LWN held a conversation with the principal developers of both projects.
Red Hat has sealed a potentially lucrative marketing and technology deal that could see its open source and Linux software land in more government and defense locations.
The company is partnering with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to development of technology and marketing to promote Red Hat and open source code to defense, federal and commercial users.
I recently came across the grunt package which is designed to allow you to execute commands remotely, via the delivery of GPG-signed email. Since documentation is scant this introductory article was born.
Once installed there are three commands that can be used:
GNU Screen or screen in short is something I discovered late in my UNIX romance. Now that I have got hooked to it there is no going back. One of the first packages I install on any linux distro is this marvelous creation. Let us take a dekko at this and see what makes it so versatile.
Ironically for Microsoft, Vista is just the shot in the arm that desktop systems with open-source operating systems needed to boost their sales. At least that's what solution providers seem to think.