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|Story||80 "Funnest" Open Source Applications||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 9:12pm|
|Story||Forget GNOME and KDE, Xfce 4.8 Runs Simpler and Faster||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 7:07pm|
|Story||Linux Is 370 Distributions Strong, 1% Market Share Weak||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 7:04pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 414||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 5:08pm|
|Story||Giving Audacity its due: An audio editor with serious functionality||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 5:05pm|
|Story||Mageia 2 Release Details Revealed||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 5:04pm|
|Story||How Linux saved my computer from Windows Update||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 5:02pm|
|Story||Novell/Xamarin Partnership around Mono||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 4:57pm|
|Story||odds & ends:||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 4:34am|
|Story||On Linux Distributions and Desktops||srlinuxx||18/07/2011 - 4:29am|
The open souce arena is forming a rather formidable fan following. In the beginning this was a small community known onl to a niche audience but today we see a different pisture. Commercial software and the the open source software seem to be at the same footing.
I found the book titled "Core Python Programming" authored by Wesley.J.Chun and published by Prentice Hall to be an ideal book to learn the wonderful Python language. This book is quite voluminous, with 23 chapters spanning 1050 pages.
The aim of this article is to introduce the reader to Bzflags. Bzflags is a free software multiplayer 3D tank game that is frantic, full of immediate action, with a kill or be killed emphasis. The game is best served in multiplayer mode where you can hunt in packs, fight to the last ounce while chatting. Instant violent fun, gratification for those of you that need to let off steam and clear your minds living for the moment.
Firefox fans will be facing 2007 with more tranquillity than they did 2006. A year ago, it was clear that Firefox's free ride was about to end: after an astonishing five years of inactivity, Microsoft was finally launching an updated version of Internet Explorer.
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That the idea has been floated again does not surprise me. This is a year when Microsoft will be seeking to push a new version of its Windows operating system down consumers' throats. It's also a year when several GNU/Linux distributions can claim to be sufficiently desktop-oriented for the average person to have no problem using any one of them.
Jeremy Allison is a hero in the open source community these days. After spending two years at Novell, he decided to leave the Waltham, Mass.-based software company for reasons of principle right after the Linux-vendor signed a deal with Microsoft. Before he starts a new job at search engine Google Tuesday, Mr. Allison answered some questions from Red Herring.
Kubuntu is a distribution which takes Ubuntu's base packages and adds to it the KDE desktop and a set of KDE applications. Although the two distributions are similar in many ways, their desktop and default set of applications are extremely different.
Distributing software packages to all of our servers is a tedious task. Currently, a release manager makes a connection to each server and transfers files using ftp. This involves entering passwords multiple times, waiting for transfers to complete, changing directories, and keeping files organized. We developed a shell script that makes the job easier.
Given the jaw-dropping occurrences in the open source world last year (Red Hat’s acquisition of JBoss, Oracle’s announcement of “Unbreakable Linux,” and Novell’s patent pact with Microsoft, to name a few), InfoWorld’s Neil McAllister says balancing open and proprietary, commercial and free, will be the critical task for enterprise IT managers this year and for a time to follow.
Open source software is typically available for free and is set up so that programmers around the world can tinker with the code and make improvements. Now, the University of Regina has joined the fray, launching its first senior-level course in open source software development.
Since KDE 4 development is in full swing with plans for a KDE 4.0 release sometime later this year, I thought I'd put together a weekly piece entitled The Road to KDE 4. The idea is to have a short overview of one or two of the features that show progress in KDE 4. For my first issue, the goal is to show off some of the great SVG work that has taken place so far.
Linux isn't the only open source operating system vying for the desktop; BSD in the form of the PC-BSD effort is too. The new PC-BSD also sports a new look and a new base system using the KDE 3.5.5 desktop.
For several years, German automobile manufacturer Audi AG, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, has been steadily migrating its engineering systems over to Linux. The company hopes to finish the job in 2007 and have the bulk of its servers and workstations running 64-bit Linux by the end of the year.
For people migrating from Windows to Linux, the Apache Web server is entirely different world from Microsoft Internet Information Server. Apache can be alienating to IIS / Windows administrators, because migrating to Apache is more than just copying files.
Also: ZENworks vs. Red Hat Network: Cost vs. flexibility
Installing a new application on Linux can be challenging, even for experts. Now, the LSB (Linux Standard Base) project and its parent organization, the FSG (Free Standards Group), have a plan for how to make it easier for both users and developers.
The 5th Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine is online and ready to consume. This month's topics include: Creating an Update CD or DVD, Linux Users Owe Microsoft, Guide to Installing Diablo II LOD, Desktop Changes, and Partition Tables Explained.
OpenOffice.org expert Solveig Haugland has published a massive new manual called the OpenOffice.org 2 Guide. This 520-page tome will be useful both for OOo newbies and power users who are interested in learning arcane features of the office suite.
It has been one year to the day since XGI Technology had last released a Volari Linux display driver and about 14 months since we had first delivered word of XGI considering open-source 3D display drivers. Where do things now stand for XGI Technology? We will tell you all of the details today where things are for this Taiwan graphics company.
An open source wireless tracking system for following people around buildings got its first public use last week at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin.