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Installing an all in one printer device in Debian (Lenny)

  • Free Software Magazine; By Ryan Cartwright (Posted by scrubs on May 6, 2008 12:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Recently I had cause to buy a scanner. Being in a reasonably small home I was eager to save on desk-space, and so decided to upgrade my ageing inkjet printer at the same time. Having looked around I eventually went for an HP Photosmart C5180 device. This is my experience of installing it on Debian Lenny .

KDE Italia will be at Open Mind 2008

KDE Italia is attending this year'sOpen Mind Free Software event from May 8 to May 10, 2008. This event is tailored for all people with an emphasis on young students. Giovanni Venturi and Daniele Costarella will give a presentation on KDE 4 as well as provide further information on KDE applications during their workshop. Open Mind is located atVilla Bruno - San Giorgio a Cremano - Napoli - Italy. There will be a KDE Italia booth at the event where you can go for more information on the team as well as KDE. Please stop by and say hello to Giovanni Venturi and the rest of KDE Italia.

Indexing Offline CD-ROMS Archives

  • Free Software Magazine; By Terry Hancock (Posted by scrubs on May 5, 2008 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Suppose you’ve been good (or sort of good anyway), and you have a huge stack of CD-ROMs (or DVDs) with backups and archives of your old files. Great. But how can you find anything? I solved this problem today by making an index of all the files stored on these disks using a few simple GNU command line tools.

"Cooking" a DVD with Cinelerra and DVDStyler.

  •; By Paolo Rampino aka Akirad (Posted by akirad on May 5, 2008 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
On this tutorial we can see how to make a dvd using dvdstyler and cinelerra. Dvdstyler uses "mpeg2 with audio" to make dvd, the problem is that cinelerra can not use this format, but this can be solved by dvdstyler that can directly mixing video and audio and this means low loss quality!

Dillo, the lean browser

  • Free Software Magazine; By Gary Richmond (Posted by scrubs on May 5, 2008 9:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Using browsers which are Web 2.0 enabled whenever you just what to Google something is like calling out the Fire Brigade when you have just burned the toast. Definitive overkill. If you are just surfing for information, then you want the little browser on the low fat, low body-mass index, skinny latte diet with a low carbon footprint. If Dillo were a catwalk model, it would be size zero. Think of it as the Victoria Beckham of browsers— but better looking; where the big hitters like Firefox, Flock and Opera sometimes move like a Sloth on Mogadon, Dillo tears down the track like a Whippet on speed. read more here

Interview: Jeremy Paul Whiting

In a new series of People Behind KDE interviews, we visit the United States of America to meet a KDE developer with an affinity for education, accessibility, and Asian culture, a person who works on getting you Hot New Stuff - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Jeremy Paul Whiting.

The Grand Unification Theory

It is a natural process. Whenever groups are formed, fractions will emerge. And when those fractions unify for one reason or another, there are others who won't agree, stay behind and found new groups. In Open Source, nobody owns anybody. If you can't find what you need, if you don't agree with somebody, you make your own.

Sun launches OpenSolaris "2008.05" under CDDL

Sun Microsystems officially launched OpenSolaris (OS) today. Available pre-built as a combo live/install CD, the initial binary distribution download of the OS features a GNOME user interface, highly fault tolerant ZFS root filesystem, IPS package managment, and "DTrace" tuning tools.

Tim Bray provides a bridge between Sun and developers

"I'm a genuine old fart," says Tim Bray as he looks back at his three decades in computing. Widely known for his standards work on XML and the Atom syndication format, at an age when many former developers have moved entirely into management, he seems to have found a niche that takes advantage of his experience. As director of Web technologies at Sun Microsystems, his job is to keep current with Web and general programming and to encourage adaptation of new developments within the corporation. At the recent Open Web Vancouver conference, Bray talked to about how he fills his role at Sun, and the trends he sees in computing.

3D with Open Source Drivers - ATI is coming on strong

If you have an IGP (integrated graphics chip set) like the RS480, or the RS690, then with the patch to a bug in MESA, the open source driver named “xf86-video-ati” now provides 3D, and you can expect that for example Compiz will finally run on your hardware. Non-proprietary.

As the SCO rolls

Reality, as good writers know, is sometimes stranger than fiction. SCO's recent performance in the U.S. District Court in Utah is a perfect example. With years to prepare, SCO executives made some remarkable statements in their attempt to show that SCO, not Novell, owns Unix's copyright. While this case is not about SCO's claims that IBM and other companies placed Unix IP (intellectual property) into Linux, Novell's attorneys decided that they would address this issue as well. One presumes that, since this may be their one and only chance to attack SCO's Linux claims in a courtroom -- what with SCO facing bankruptcy -- they decided to address this FUD once and for all.

Puppy Linux 4 gets new bite

Its been been six months since Puppy Linux 3.01 was released and today Barry Kauler announced Puppy 4.00, aka Dingo. Clocking in at a minimal 87MB download, Puppy 4.00 is a lightweight desktop Linux alternative ideal for low-end machines, or for users who want a little less clutter and more speed from their desktop.

Speaking UNIX: Inside TCP/IP

The Internet has played a huge role in the advancement of technology, business, and everyday life for huge numbers of the world's people. Configuring a computer to communicate over a network and connecting to the Internet has become an essential task for administrators. This article shows how to configure a server running IBM AIX to connect to and use the Internet.

My Boss Makes the Move to Ubuntu

  • Works With U; By Jason Kichen (Posted by thevarguy on May 5, 2008 1:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
There's a myth that Linux is too technical for everyday people. But I recently helped my boss make the move to Ubuntu Linux. Here's how.

Korn -- an extended shell

Everyone knows what a Linux shell is -- you open up a Linux terminal window (such as Konsole or xterm), type in some commands, and there you are, using your Linux shell. Write your commands to a file, make it executable, run it, and you're a shell programmer. But did you know that there are different shells that you can use, and that each shell operates in a slightly different way? My personal favorite is the Korn shell; by the end of this article, it may be your favorite as well.

Interview With LPI's Jim Lacey

Linux Journal Products Editor, James Gray, spoke with Jim Lacey, Linux Professional Institute's President and CEO, about Linux certification today and its outlook for the future.

Linux cutting software costs in Kenya

Entrepreneurs in Kenya are putting Linux to work to cut costs and maximise profits as they look for new ways to bring computing to users.One of these entrepreneurs is Patrick Mathenge, CEO of Mullard Electronic Limited, a firm trading in hardware and software from its Mombasa Road offices. The company is distributing Linux software that can turn a single computer into up to 10 workstations.

Set Up A Linux Playstation 3 Media Server (Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

  • HowtoForge; By Andrew Colin Kissa (Posted by falko on May 5, 2008 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
The Sony Play station 3 is a DLNA compatible device, DLNA is a framework where home electronics can share digital media and content seamlessly. This tutorial will provide instructions on setting up your Ubuntu hardy computer to share your video, music and photos, allowing you to play them through your DLNA compatible devices. Although several other open source media servers exist, I chose to use Fuppes due to its built in support for transcoding.

Four multimedia plugins make WordPress more fun

WordPress plugins for multimedia can make your blog more interesting. These four plugins make it possible to automatically generate and configure multimedia, making your site a richer experience for your visitors and for you. Odiogo is a free service that converts your blog posts into audio podcasts. The Odiogo Listen Button plugin for WordPress makes it easy for your visitors to listen to and even save the audio version of your posts.

Sun ships OpenSolaris, takes on Linux

A mere three years after starting the OpenSolaris project, Sun Microsystems today releases the first official OpenSolaris version. OpenSolaris includes the all-important Project Indiana, a project from Debian founder Ian Murdock to make OpenSolaris’ package management system more like that of Linux.

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