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|Story||Ubuntu Shootout - 10.04 LTS vs. 12.04 LTS||srlinuxx||15/05/2012 - 12:52am|
|Story||New Red Hat Linux 5 version meets federal security standards||srlinuxx||14/05/2012 - 10:02pm|
|Story||VLC tops a billion downloads||srlinuxx||14/05/2012 - 10:01pm|
|Story||Firefox’s four release channels explained||srlinuxx||14/05/2012 - 10:00pm|
|Story||Linux Desktops: Cinnamon vs. Unity||srlinuxx||14/05/2012 - 6:09pm|
|Story||Fedora 17 & GNOME 3.4: Return to a useful Linux desktop||srlinuxx||14/05/2012 - 6:07pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 456||srlinuxx||14/05/2012 - 4:17pm|
|Story||Debian Project News - May 14th||srlinuxx||14/05/2012 - 4:14pm|
|Story||Gnome-Shell 3.2: Usable--but only with Gnome 2 shell extensions||fsmag||13/05/2012 - 7:35pm|
|Story||Is Linux ready for your PC?||srlinuxx||13/05/2012 - 3:37am|
I realize that Ubuntu 7.04 has been out for a bit already, but today is the first day I have actually done a fresh installation of it. I ran the upgrade on my desktop and it was fine, I just never really bothered to check out anything new.
Late last week the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project had a media event in Cambridge, and while I couldn't make the event, I did tape a video interview for the BBC on the project.
Released on April 30, GoblinX 2.0 is a live CD Linux distribution based on Slackware from Brazil.
The latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 5) sees the usual clutch of open source performance, functionality and security updates joined, for the first time, by integrated virtualisation facilities deemed suitable for production use.
Back in the office Wednesday afternoon, I thought it would be interesting to follow up on Dell's choice of Ubuntu as its Linux option on consumer PCs. One of my first steps was to send e-mail inquiries to some of the members of the Pacific Northwest Ubuntu user group, hoping to hear their thoughts.
In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Debian Etch system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.
Can Linux change my business? Can Linux improve my business? Is my Ipod safe to use with Linux? And what about the movies I stored the last couple of years?
In the 1980s, a running joke among PC specialists was: "This year will be the tenth consecutive Year of the Network". Indeed, PC LANs took a decade to become established, despite strong pressure from manufacturers selling the obvious advantages.
This month's issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to enjoy. This month's topics are:
* 2-Cent Tips
* News Bytes
* A Quick Introduction to R
* Debian on a Slug: Or how a Slug made friends with a GNU and a Penguin
* Linux Appliance Design (Book Review)
* Ubuntu Linux Bible (Book Review)
Some time ago I wrote about some recent adventures of mine in loading Ubuntu Linux on an old laptop I had laying around. That was fun, and educational too.
Get ready for a bonkers-ly small Linux machine, called Linutop, as it comes on sale.
For us the cool features of the Linutop are its silent operation, small size (9.3 x 2.7 x 15 cm) and low energy consumption - less than 6 watts.
Firefox users are drawing on Dell's user-driven IdeaStorm site to push the computer maker to preinstall the open-source browser.
With Dell's announcement Tuesday that it will offer Ubuntu Linux on some systems, the petition to put Firefox on new PCs has climbed to second place on IdeaStorm, behind a call to offer OpenOffice.org, a free application suite.
In late April, SUSE Project Manager Andreas Jaeger announced on the openSUSE list that "Beginning with the next alpha release of openSUSE 10.3, alpha 4, ZENworks will be gone. Instead, openSUSE "will use the native tools only -- Zypper, openSUSE-updater, and YaST."
Kristian Høgsberg posted an update on the effort to rewrite the Linux kernel FireWire stack explaining, "as you may know, we've been working on a new FireWire stack over on linux1394-devel. The main driver behind this work is to get a small, maintainable and supportable FireWire stack, with an acceptable backwards compatibility story."
Yesterday, Dell said that it will start preloading Ubuntu Linux onto three Dell PCs targeted at the technical consumer market. As proponents of open source and Linux, Novell is happy to see Linux being preloaded onto any desktop machine. This announcement is just one more proof point in the continued growth of Linux. We view Dell’s move as a positive step forward for the Linux market.
Yesterday, we did the kdegames review. We succeeded in having a common point of view about which games should be keep and move, how hard it can be. Here the results:
Improved KDE3 games kept for KDE4.0:
One of the pleasant problems with Linux Distros is the huge number of applications available. For Ubuntu Ultimate Edition (and others) there can be so many applications in a Kmenu section that it covers the entire desktop like this:
It's been a while since we provided a status update. And because not all of you are subscribed to the development mailing list or keep track of the issue queue, I figured a quick status update would be in order. Here is a list of some of the key features that already made it into the development version of Drupal and that will be part of the final Drupal 6 release:
Most people by now have heard that Dell will be preinstalling Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 on a few laptops and desktops. This is fantastic opportunity for Linux...a landmark opportunity. I know that this was done in response to the large popularity of Ubuntu and it’s solid performance and I’m happy that it was chosen over Suse or Fedora.
One of the more overlooked, but very useful features of KDE is its text editors. In a full standard install of KDE there are 3 of them. Kate, Kedit, and Kwrite. Each has its advantages, disadvantages, and general uses. Let's look at each of these and what each one offers the end user in terms of features, usability, and functionality.