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|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 408||srlinuxx||06/06/2011 - 4:09pm|
|Story||Is Linux on the desktop dead?||srlinuxx||06/06/2011 - 3:57pm|
|Story||The parting of Linux and Mono||srlinuxx||06/06/2011 - 3:56pm|
|Story||Ubuntu's Contributions to Linux||srlinuxx||06/06/2011 - 3:54pm|
|Story||today's howtos & leftovers:||srlinuxx||06/06/2011 - 5:28am|
|Story||Brad Kuhn: a life devoted to Free Software||srlinuxx||06/06/2011 - 3:27am|
|Story||Opening Docx on Linux||srlinuxx||06/06/2011 - 3:25am|
|Story||Kanotix 2011-05 'Hellfire' Review||srlinuxx||05/06/2011 - 10:29pm|
|Story||Upgrade your browser, or we'll kill your documents||srlinuxx||2||05/06/2011 - 8:41pm|
|Story||'Helena The 3rd' - New Indie Action Platformer Game||srlinuxx||05/06/2011 - 6:43pm|
I recently decided to retire Red Hat 7 after seven years of loyal service as a firewall/router-OS on my home LAN. Like a red-headed stepchild grown old, it had become cranky from extended neglect, and no longer would even shutdown or reboot without issuing nasty messages. So, after downloading/burning the latest Debian 3.1 R4 net install CD, I popped it into the K6 box's CD drive and booted her up.
Recovery is Possible (RIP) sounds like a 12-step program, or some kind of self-help regime. RIP is (yet another) specialized Linux rescue distribution. RIP is for experienced admins who do not need a lot of handholding, or all the bells and whistles of a Jabba-sized live CD Linux, like Knoppix.
You can't really call it the Holy Trinity of open source because there are four of them, but Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, also known as LAMP, are what Free and Open Source software world revolves around. If you want to learn PHP quickly and efficiently, Ellie Quigley's book is the one to pick up.
Mozilla has officially released the first public alpha build of Firefox 3.0. Codenamed Gran Paradiso, Firefox 3 includes the new Gecko 1.9 rendering engine which leverages the open source Cairo rendering framework and features heavily refactored reflow algorithms that improve Firefox layout functionality and resolve some long-standing CSS bugs.
I like many love KDE, but like many I’ve also complained about most of the KDE apps. Personally i loathe the naming of most Linux apps. It’s gnu this and K that and gtk this and qt that. Overall i just want nice look and feel. For a week, I’ve dedicated myself to KDE applications in their native environment.
Shockingly (Shockingly!!!) a Microsoft-Novell-commissioned survey reports that the world would end tomorrow but for the pact. Never mind, as Matthew Aslett notes, that one-third of the respondents had never even heard of the deal.
When I started to get a full blown KDE 4 environment running, I found it very inconvenient to constantly switch screens. On the other hand, Xnest was not bearable. Lucky enough, there is Xephyr.
Robert McQueen has posted a web log entry about getting video teleconferencing from the OLPC XO machine. This is pretty damn hot and I’m very excited about it. It basically sells itself.
How cool would it be to be able to video conference from a laptop that only costs around $100 or so?
When the average computer user thinks about security, they usually think about reactive measures like anti-virus programs or security patches -- responses to a specific threat. A more efficient approach is to configure a system securely from the start.
Palmer testified during a preliminary hearing in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland for Hans Reiser, 42, charged with murdering his estranged wife. Says son never called anyone about wife's disappearance.
Ok guys and gals, the underground Open Addict office mega-complex is being overwhelmed with spare hardware. Well, not really but I've got some spare stuff that I'd like to give away. What better way to do it than hold a (insert radio announcer voice) December Spare Hardware Giveaway(tm)!!
Several FTP clients for KDE have been either discontinued or their development has been stalled. But the good news is that the most famous FTP client is under constant development and its name is Konqueror. Using Konqueror as an FTP client is a good idea because you can have remote files inside your file manager, as if your files were on your HDD.
A common problem is that you receive a file in a format that you cannot easily read because you don’t have an appropriate application. The most common case of this problem is that you want to retrieve the text from a Microsoft Word file. It’s not always obvious how to retrieve the text.
This two-part paper presents an analysis of the security mechanisms, risks, attacks, and defenses of the two most commonly used password management systems for web browsers, found in Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Mandriva Flash is a 2GB Dane-Elec USB key loaded with Mandriva Linux 2007. It gets points for style: the key is an attractive deep blue surrounded by a sturdy metal fence that leaves room on both ends to attach the key to a lanyard or keychain. The release notes say that the operating system and related files only take up half the space on the USB drive, leaving 1GB for my own files. This little powerhouse packs a lot of punch, once you get it up and running.
As a state run agency, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency couldn't afford a drastic increase in maintenance costs for its data center. So it was with the aim of saving money that Holler forged a testing and development relationship with Red Hat Inc. in 2003.
The month of October has been, at least to this writer, one of discovery. The technical one was by far the easier of the two: changing Linux distributions. I ended up installing a version of Ubuntu.
Memory leaks can be tough and costly problems to solve, so it makes sense to use good tools to clearly point out and understand where the leaks are coming from. This article outlines an approach you can use while tackling memory leaks, and it discusses how to take advantage of the MALLOCDEBUG tool that is supplied with AIX.
There you are, staring at a crashed Gnome session, CTRL-ALT-BKSPC does nothing. ALT-CTRL-F1 won’t bring you to a terminal where you could cd to /etc/init.d and restart gdm. In short, your choices seem to be limited to holding down the power button and chancing file system corruption or nothing. But wait!
After testing out openSUSE 10.2 @home and being exceptionally satisfied with the new release I decided to go for clean install on workstation @office, replacing the good old SUSE 10.1.