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My name is Henry the Adequate and I am a superhero. I am also a computer genius, and a Linux Guru (notice the capitals - this denotes an official status). So, following up on my Damn Small Review
, here is my review of the brilliant new Ubuntu 5.10.
Web browser news can rarely be described as hot, but today's launch of an update to Firefox managed to creep into the red on our news thermometers.
That's because since the Stuff team adopted the version 1.0 of the browser at the expense of Internet Explorer almost a year ago, we've found our web surfing an infinitely more agreeable experience.
after efforts by Red Hat to target the growing demand for Linux in government and large enterprises through distribution agreements with Dell and HP, the company achieved record sales in the quarter ended May 31 this year.
Wireless cards can be quite a bit of trouble for Linux users. Very few manufacturers have any interest in writing Linux drivers or releasing information about their cards so other people can use this information to write Linux drivers. There is a small selection of Linux-compatible Wi-Fi (wireless networking) cards, but they tend to be rather expensive. Worse, you don't get very much choice about which wireless networking chipset is built-in when you buy a laptop.
I just pushed 2.6.15-rc3 out there, and here are both the shortlog and diffstats appended.
Most notable are some VM fixes from Hugh Dickins (with me then redoing some of it, but the bulk of the work goes to Hugh). That should finally hopefully fix some of the issues some people hit with the PageReserved removal and cleanup by Nick Piggin that was in -rc1.
There's also some input updates, cifs fixes, USB EHCI host controller updates, and a number of random stuff. Details in the shortlog below,
Desktop PCs, the most visible spot in computing, are the spot where Linux is least apparent. Of more than 200 million computers shipped worldwide this year, industry estimates suggest fewer than one in 25 will come loaded with Linux.
Open Source Development Labs hopes to improve that, beginning Thursday. The Beaverton industry consortium, which bills itself as the "center of gravity for Linux," is hosting more than 50 top desktop Linux developers from as far as the Czech Republic and Sweden for two days of strategizing.
OSDL has two goals for the gathering: identify areas that need improvement; and boost collaboration among the various groups that make versions of desktop Linux.
Microsoft Corp. tried to have references to free software removed from a document approved at the United Nations-sponsored Internet summit in Tunis two weeks ago, a blog discussion has revealed. But the attempt failed.
Linux desktops have always faced an uphill battle against Windows desktops. Now, OSDL is calling together architects from over two dozen key desktop-oriented Linux projects to a Dec. 1-2 meeting at its headquarters to set strategic directions and standards, and find synergy amongst Desktop Linux organizations.
Number one is Firefox, Mozilla's web browser that absolutely shames Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The actual market share of Firefox is still relatively low, with Internet Explorer still far in the lead. And it is doubtful that PC World recognizing it as the best product of 2005 will do anything to change that. The same niche of people that read PC World probably already realize Firefox's superiority.
The KDE Project is happy to announce a new major release of the award-winning K Desktop Environment. Many features have been added or refined, making KDE 3.5 the most complete, stable and integrated free desktop environment available. Read on for some notable changes and a visual guide to KDE 3.5.
AWstats is a free, popular log analyzer, released under the GPL. It can generate advanced graphical statistics from web, streaming, ftp or mail server log files. This document is not intended to be a review, but rather a quick installation and configuration guide for a specific web site, in order to have as accurate statistical data as possible for use in your traffic analysis reports.
Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning by Steve Best takes a look at finding performance snags and tweaking them out of a system. Determine if this book would make a good addition to your reference library in this review.
Well, as soon as I saw the Mac SE case, I realized that this one had the most potential. So this weekend, I bought a few things at Home Depot and got started making my Apple-powered, wireless, portable toilet paper dispenser -- the iWipe.
[Ed: Take your Mac with you, no matter when you have to go! - dcparris]
There are important business benefits that Open Source programs bring to the table, not the least of which are potentially substantial cost savings and the access to and right to use the source code of the software.
[ED- Waring. This is an article for lawyers and Australian at that but well balanced -bstadil]
A mail server is an essential part of any organization's IT infrastructure, but installing and maintaining a mail server is not always easy, and it's often difficult for small organizations to pay an expert to set up a mail server. Fortunately, Qmail Toaster can simplify the task enormously.
New Video Technology Accelerates H.264 and Windows Media Video 9 (VC-1) Performance for Consumer Electronics Quality Experience on the Handset
Nov 28, 2005: Oracle's purchase of the InnoDB database engine sees MySQL in the hunt for a replacement technology.
CIO Magazine is featuring an excellent article debunking ill perceived myths about open source in the business world.
November 28 2005 –Toulon, France and Raleigh, North Carolina – Thales computers activities, market leader in providing integrated PowerPC and Pentium-based VME and cPCI COTS embedded solutions to OEMs and system integrators, today announced it has entered into a hardware partner agreement with Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider.
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