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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Software stacks, open or closed, will always be dogged by backward-compatibility issues. Deal with it.
A developer has added tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client, mimicking one of the most popular features of the Firefox and Opera Web browsers.
YOU COULD be forgiven for not knowing about the storm of activity in the database market this season. But help is here in the form of a guide to open source database companies and what they've been up to.
For the first time you get back something tangible for open-sourcing. And this leads to another key change in the terrain: it now becomes critical how "open source" is defined, and who has the power to define it.
Tracing your family’s history is fun, informative, and a great way to understand more about yourself. Fortunately for Penguinheads, there’s a great genealogy program that makes the entire process easy: GRAMPS.
In two separate articles, Phoronix is tweaking, testing, and benchmarking the newest graphic drivers from nVidia, the 1.0-8174.
When I wrote last month's my sysadmin toolbox column, I knew that Linux.com readers would probably have a few suggestions. I was surprised, however, by the sheer number of responses we got and it seemed like a good idea to compile a list of the most popular reader-suggested tools and utilities
The long awaited Linux Display Driver Version 1.0-8174 is finally released, currently for IA32 and AMD64/EM64T. Highlights include fixed GeForce 7800 GTX clocking problem, support for NVIDIA SLI, and added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig'.
A little birdie told me today that NASA has given up entirely on Internet Explorer. The official line is that the newest IE vulnerability was the proverbial straw, and now NASA's standard internal browser is Firefox.
XenSource, the company founded to provide support and maintenance for the open source Xen virtual-machine monitor, is releasing its first commercial product, a set of tools that the company says will make it easier to virtualize servers.
Firefox is doing well only because Jane and John Doe like it: it's neat and it has cool hooks. And vitally important, it isn't Microsoft.
People always say, why can't Linux have some of the same functionality as OSX? I personally like OSX too for the importance they give to usability and aesthetics. And I really like Expose... Now Linux can also claim to have Expose like functionality in an application called Kompose.
Also: Vi & Emacs - Two old time adversaries
The beta release of OpenMotif 2.3, the most significant version of OpenMotif since it was released to the open source community in May 2000, was announced by the OpenMotif Project Team.
The Apache Software Foundation today released a major new version of its flagship Web server software, claiming improvements in a number of areas such as the ability to handle large files and better support for SQL-type databases.