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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The rub against KDE is the dual license model of Qt. Qt is the heart of KDE whereas GTK is the heart of GNOME. To write a proprietary application on KDE requires a commercial license from Trolltech.
A great many people find new interfaces downright puzzling. However, most interfaces share common features. Having been there and done that, Don Parris shows the technologically challenged how to find their way around nearly any graphical interface, whether it's an operating system GUI or a new office suite.
Do you need an Internet communications server solution that handles email, instant messaging, calendaring, and VoIP? Want it to run on Linux? CommuniGate Pro 5.0 could be the ticket.
Running Windows under Linux is a suitable alternative to having to maintain two systems, or a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows. One of the options for running Windows under Linux is Win4Lin, Inc.'s Win4Lin Pro, which was released earlier this year.
It wasn't yet posted on the Mozilla Project homepage Thursday afternoon Pacific time, but a new beta (release candidate 2) of the Firefox 1.5 browser is now available for download.
Traditional Linux package management systems such as RPM, Debian's dpkg, and Slackware's pkgtool present several problems for users. However, for users willing to stray from the beaten path, there are alternatives.
ntuit Quicken and Microsoft Money are two popular Windows-based packages for personal financial management. GNU/Linux offers several similar applications -- most of them free software -- that can meet or exceed the capabilities of the proprietary programs.
Xen, an open-source software project that began its life at the University of Cambridge, aims to virtualize operating system instances and to do so better than current options such as VMware Inc.'s products.
The ultimate in a security tool or a weapon of mass destruction, Nessus is one hard-core vulnerability scanner. Too bad its moving from open source to proprietary.
klik provides an easy way to download and use software for most major distributions. klik User's FAQ is online now and being added to daily.
Television: we may grumble about its poor quality and the time it wastes, but we don't want to miss our favorite shows. MythTV to the rescue!
Thumbnail viewers are utilities that let you quickly view or manipulate images. For instance, many let you display, rotate, and zoom images. Here's an introduction to several common Linux thumbnail viewer programs.
The Mozilla project Wednesday released another beta version of the Firefox 1.5 browser and now topped the 11 percent mark of the browser market.
Novell recently released some video of "usability" testing featuring 11 people who were familiar with Windows trying to accomplish various tasks under the Linux Desktop. Now, to me, that doesn't sound really effective.