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|Story||Ten things to do after installing Ubuntu (humor)||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 7:51pm|
|Story||look back at 20 years of Linux||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 7:19pm|
|Story||Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 7:16pm|
|Story||KMail – A Different Kind Of Email Client For KDE||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 7:14pm|
|Story||Has Microsoft's Patent Deal with Novell Hurt Red Hat?||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 6:03pm|
|Story||How Facebook is open-sourcing its data centers and servers||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 6:01pm|
|Story||As Linux Turns 20, Hopes and Wishes for Its Next 20 Years||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 5:59pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 6:51am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 6:39am|
|Story||Linux is 20 years old today||srlinuxx||25/08/2011 - 3:19am|
"Linux has arrived"...that may sound funny to those who have been using Gnu/Linux for a number of years. But it has finally graduated from a "kit car" with a manual transmission to a full blown production vehicle with automatic everything.
I got on the topic the other day or media players in Ubuntu and which did I use. There are a few that I really like, but none of them are actually installed by default. Below are three media (audio, video or both) players that I like.
Fedora announced this month that by using a tracking tool to monitor unique IP addresses, it was able to determine that Fedora Core 6 now has more than one million users. What does all this metric gathering mean for future Fedora releases? Moreover, what does it mean for the Linux community at large? The answer on both counts: plenty.
So many people have made so many posts on blogs and mailing lists and in web pages about open source vs. closed source. There have been too many flame fests and bad feelings. Time for some facts. The REAL difference between open and closed source programming.
One of the primary reasons companies buy Red Hat and JBoss is for the network(s): Red Hat Network and JBoss Operations Network. By open sourcing it Red Hat could enable an ever-growing body of commercial open source vendors to make serious money with free software.
According to Pierre Dorion, certified business continuity professional with Mainland Information Systems Inc., remote backups address a disaster recovery requirement for a lot of organizations. "Not having your production data and backup copy in the same place at any time is ideal," he said.
First thing is first, make sure that you have everything you need to get started. What good is it to get started only to find you don’t have everything necessary? This can take quite a bit of time, but is well worth the effort. Once you have inventoried everything it is time to get started!
This article shows you how to write your shell scripts smartly to make them easier to test and debug. You can use traditional set command. There is drawback of using set command. Before moving a script to production environment you need to remove all debug lines. This tip shows you how to solve this old problem without introducing any new errors.
When I read Why Gentoo Shouldn’t be on Your Server, I felt Gentoo was getting a bad rap. I’m currently using Gentoo on a number of production servers for a fairly heavily-used website. Gentoo has simplified my administration tasks greatly, and allowed me the flexibility I need to build the best possible set of systems to handle the job at hand.
After six developer summits, many more sprints and countless informal meetings amongst our developers, maybe it’s time to invite our users, customers and partners to the party? Together with O’Reilly we are thrilled to be inviting the WHOLE community to join us in our first annual business conference - Ubuntu Live 2007.
With BixData you can monitor your servers as well as VMware and Xen. BixData includes pre-built plugins for things like CPU, Memory, Disk, etc. but any good monitoring tool needs to be customizable. BixData includes the basic ability to run scripts and record their exit values, similar to Nagios Plugins. This allows you to monitor almost anything.
CodeWeavers this month announced version 6.0 of its flagship Windows compatibility product. Now called CrossOver Linux, the new version is the first with official support for games. With its growing application support and foray into gaming, CrossOver Linux 6 is an excellent alternative for Linux users who are stuck with a Windows application at work or at school.
Also: A peek behind CrossOver Linux with CodeWeavers' CEO
Vincent Danen looks at MySQL GUI tools for database-driven Web applications. Here are his tips for getting the most of the GUI tools, even while connecting remotely, without compromising security.
Red Hat today announced that Union Bank of California, one of the 25 largest banks in the United States, will standardize its IT infrastructure on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- First Look: Foresight Linux 1.0
- News: Linspire's expanded CNR, Mandriva Metisse, Debian usability, PC-BSD interview, Solaris
- Released last week: gNewSense 1.1, Foresight Linux 1.0
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.3, Linux Mint 2.2
- New additions: JackLab Audio Distribution, sidux
- New distributions: Gamix, uL (Microlinux), UBERYL
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
We have selected two readers to explain what they like and don't like about the new operating system and two readers who are extolling the virtues of rival systems - the open source platform Linux and Apple's Mac OS X.
As you know, blogging with WordPress is, let’s say, less than optimal. So, when I read about a browser that could make my blogging blues go away, I had to try it. Flock promises a seamless blogging experience, and I was ready to test it.
Linux distributor Debian issued a security advisory over the weekend, warning of several problems in Mozilla and associated products such as Mozilla Firefox.
Most of the new features in Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 aren't readily apparent, even to a seasoned Firefox aficionado. Once a user digs a little deeper, however, the new tools and capabilities become more obvious. Phishing protection automatically investigates suspect e-mail, an enhanced search tool suggests additional terms and Session Restore can save the user after a crash.
I heard that the open source software movement grew up when it was noticed that people reacted badly to the idealism that the phrase “free software” suggests. In an attempt to attract more people to free software they decided to move away from the ideas implicit in the term “free software” and use their own term “open source” which promotes the practical benefits of this style of development.