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Mambo lead developer Martin Brampton today announced he was severing all ties with the Open Source project. His departure — which is eerily similar to the departure of an entire development team last year — comes in the wake of him finding himself unable to continue due to matters of conscience, a statement said today.
The OpenOffice.org productivity project is looking to take advantage of Microsoft Corp's latest piracy crackdown to promote its open source Office alternative, pointing out that it could be the quickest and cheapest way to get legal.
With NVIDIA's 1.0-8756 Linux display driver having come out exactly one month ago, it should be about time for another driver release. For a while now, NVIDIA has been on the approximate 4 month/3~4 week release cycle for their Linux display drivers. This time around it seems that NVIDIA's Linux display driver launch may be pushed back a bit.
Beta 11 features a couple cool things in Xgl. First, the cube plugin is no longer constrained to four faces. Full Blurb Here.
I have touched on this subject before, back in November. My basic premise then (and now) is that the very notion of anti-virus software for Linux is about as necessary as wearing a life jacket around the house to prevent drowning. Sure, you could fall into a tubful of water and die, but in reality, what are the odds of that happening?
Since Stephen Shankland's article at CNET entitled New Linux look fuels old debate, we have been overwhelmed with requests to take a serious look at the frame-rate performance differences between the various open-source and proprietary contenders. Our first article on this topic, which will likely be the first of a series of examinations, is looking at the differences between the X.Org open-source ATI Radeon driver and that of ATI's official but proprietary fglrx display driver. Will open-source breathe new life into old GPU products?
Here are a few scripts I use regularly. I helped install gentoo on a friends laptop he asked me to send these to him, so I thought some people here might find them useful too. I have them saved in /usr/local/bin so they can be accessed directly by typing their name.
With GNOME 2.14 having come out in March of this year, the development for the GNOME 2.16 cycle is now in full swing. With all of the packages that are now integrated with GNOME, we will refrain from sharing the individual changes, but there are plenty of excellent features planned for the upcoming release. We had built GNOME 2.15.1 from source using GARNOME on May 03, 2006.
Bluefish, the GTK-based text editor tailored for dynamic web programming, includes most standard features like syntax highlighting and multiple documents, but also some very neat features such as integrated documentation, boilerplate code, and dialogs and wizards. In this article, we will evaluate Bluefish's unique features as well as its shortcomings.
Dropline 2.14.0, released last month, lets you add the GNOME desktop environment to Slackware. It consists of 271 compressed package format files on a single CD. Using dropline on top of Slackware is like putting icing on a cake.
MySQL has issued a security update to address flaws in its client-server protocol that could allow a malicious attacker to exploit buffer overflow vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive information.
Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries (GNOME’s ones) . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well.
Bibble Labs has released Bibble 4.7, a commercial program for processing and conversion of RAW digital photography files to publishable formats such as JPG, PNG, and TIFF. Since professional photo editing programs are far and few between on Linux, I decided to take a look at Bibble's Linux version to see how it handles.
The final release of Vim 7 is just around the corner, and it brings a number of new features to the venerable editor, including spell checking, omni completion for several programming and markup languages, tab pages, undo branches, and several other features that are worth upgrading for. Let's take a look at what's new in 7.0.