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|Story||Second Firefox 5 Beta Coming This Friday||srlinuxx||27/05/2011 - 3:52am|
|Story||GNOME 3.0.2 Bug-Fix Release Arrives||srlinuxx||27/05/2011 - 3:51am|
|Story||Is North Korea really making its own PCs?||srlinuxx||27/05/2011 - 3:49am|
|Story||Phasing Out OpenSUSE||srlinuxx||27/05/2011 - 3:47am|
|Story||Protecting the foundations of Linux – an interview with Jim Zemlin||srlinuxx||26/05/2011 - 9:27pm|
|Story||Fedora 15 KDE – First Impressions||srlinuxx||26/05/2011 - 9:25pm|
|Story||Things Apple Stole: Part 1 – The Dock||srlinuxx||26/05/2011 - 9:19pm|
|Story||Linux 2.6.39: XFS Speeds-Up, EXT4 & Btrfs Unchanged||srlinuxx||26/05/2011 - 8:55pm|
|Story||Tiny Core Linux 3.6 adds GUI installer||srlinuxx||26/05/2011 - 8:54pm|
|Story||Has Debian 6 ended my distro-hopping madness?||srlinuxx||26/05/2011 - 6:17pm|
The UK's Green Party has accused Microsoft of "unacceptable bribery" in trying to run Windows on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.
"Open source tools are a way to let the global south develop their own knowledge economies," Siân Berry, principal speaker for the Green Party, told vnunet.com in an email.
Now the Linux-based operating systems are rising. Linux is being run on numerous systems from Internet servers to employees' and home users' desktops. More and more companies (or even administrative bodies) are moving to Linux. The Linux advocates are trying to make us think this process shows the success of Linux and respectively UNIXes victory over Windows and fellows. Is it really so?
Traditional methods of securing a computer have revolved around controlling access to critical services. So, if you need to secure network applications, you need to police network traffic. But security vendors are realizing that securing a computer, in effect, boils down to protecting the applications instead. Novell's AppArmor is designed with just this is mind.
In my past life (ok, about 34 years ago) I was a Systems Programmer. This was back in the time of card punches and multi-million dollar mainframe computers. While I was still working at Hanford I bought a $400 microcomputer kit. It was made by SouthWest Technical Products and sported a 2MHz 6800 processor and 4KB of ram. My point is that computers are young. Jumping over to the Linux track, we can only see a bit less than 15 years of history.
Over the last week, one of the most respected and well thought Debian based distributions "imploded" (See Tuxmachines Article). What makes this even more sad is the fantastic impact Kanotix has on new Linux desktop users. What really concerns me is the fact that Kanotix is considering switching to Ubuntu for a base. Why would this concern me? Do I have it out for Ubuntu? Allow me to explain...
Exaile is a media player aiming to be similar to KDE’s AmaroK, but for GTK+. That is what I don’t like. I like the UI of Amarok. It’s much more cooler and modern. UIs based on GNOME generally sucks. Though Exaile is a good alternative compared to Rythmbox and other music players, it’s UI is still not as cool as Amarok.
The first One Laptop Per Child hardware devices are still months from deployment, but you can sneak a peek at their Sugar desktop environment and bundled applications by running an OS image under an emulator. It's a great way to finally get some hands-on time with this long-anticipated project, even though it's not perfect.
IT managers running Red Hat Linux should think carefully before making the switch to Unbreakable Linux, the new Linux distribution that Oracle Corp. announced last month.
gFTP is a great ftp client for Ubuntu Linux that provides both a GUI based experience as well as a command line client. There’s an easy way to switch between using the default ftp client and using gftp-text. First you’ll want to make sure that you’ve installed gFTP.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- News: openSUSE 10.2 "ready", Ulteo starts public testing, Linux on PS3, KANOTIX troubles
- Released last week: SabayonLinux 3.2, Xandros Desktop 4.1
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.2
- Donations: digiKam receives €300
- New distributions: Dinux, Xpress Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.
One of the most used functions on any modern computer is the ability to play back music. From the first beeps and bloops in arcade machines, to the AdLib and the first Sound Blasters in home PCs, to the monstrosity of the 51 million transistor Sound Blaster X-Fi, people have listened and continue to listen to music on computers.
You can configure a network interface from the command line using the basic Linux networking utilities. You configure your network client hosts with the command line by using commands to change your current settings or by editing a number of system files. Two commands, ifconfig and route, are used for network configuration. The netstat command displays information about the network connections.
Oh dear. I used to like reading Groklaw and admired it for its accuracy and straight-down-the-line reporting. Recently though, I have felt it has become too much of a pulpit, and this post is just sensationalist clutching at straws.
Recently, one of my friends shared with me this rather funny ode to Linux which was passed on to him by a friend of his, which I am in turn sharing with you. So without much ado, here is the rhyming ode to Linux ...
Xen is great. But installing more than one network card became a pain when I tried it the first time. There are some documents describing the principle but I was unable to find a real life example somewhere else. So this is a summary about how it works here now.
An Enemy Territory live CD has been released recently by [*C]ascii at nixcoders.org. The CD is available in two versions, one including the nvidia, the other one utilizing the ati drivers for optimal support of your graphics card. More Here.
The Flickr Web portal allows people to publish and share online, grouped and tagged by subject, whole galleries of digital pictures. You can use Flickr with several GNU/Linux-based applications. Developers can also use the API published on the Web site to obtain an API_KEY and build new interfaces to download, upload, or process pictures in Flickr. What might be less known is that Flickr already is another place where GNU/Linux users can meet, as well as a potentially very useful advocacy tool.