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It's finally official. The long-awaited release date of KDE 4.0 will now be January 11. Originally planned for a December release the development team held the release back to "solve a couple of essential issues".
After growing tired of install errors with Simply Mepis 7.0 Beta 5, I finally wrote it off as a Beta bug with my architecture on my notebook. After all, clean partitions and being able to run other releases of Mepis indicate that there are some bugs that have yet to be dealt with on that Beta release.
Only for the brave: The Ubuntu Linux team announced the release of Hardy Heron Alpha-1 over the weekend for testing purposes.
The Washington Post reported that global measles fatalities have been drastically reduced, with the number of African deaths dropping by 91 percent since 2000. The initiative, said to be the first to use hand-held computers in collecting data, uses open source software for data collection.
This document describes how to set up, configure and use Pybackpack on Fedora 8. The result is an easy to use backup system for desktop usage. Pybackpack creates incremental backups which can be stored locally or remotely (SSH) - the usage of removable devices is supported. You also have the option to burn the backup(s) directly on a CD/DVD.
Two recently released text-to-speech extensions can transform Firefox into a talking Web browser suitable for users with visual impairments -- and anyone else who can use a speech interface to the Web. Fire Vox is designed to be a full-fledged "screen reader in a browser," usable for daily browsing even for unsighted users. CLiCk, Speak provides point-and-click screen reading, which can be helpful for partially-sighted users or sighted users who have written language difficulties (such as dyslexia).
If there is one thing that frustrates me, it's articles like this that start off on the right track, only to show the writer's complete lack of understanding about the subject he has selected to write about.
LaTeX is good way to present neat and clean documents, it is easy to format documents, you just take care of the text while LaTeX take care of the format.
Welcome to this year's 49th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! How many distributions have you installed? And what criteria do you use to evaluate them? Baris Paraskeva, a DistroWatch contributor, has summarised his experiences with many recent desktop distro releases in a grand overview - complete with ratings for ease of installation and use, package management and speed. In the news section, Ubuntu embarks on a new development journey, Mandriva announces two new products - Flash and Linutop, openSUSE launches a weekly newsletter, Mage Power interviews a leading developer of Source Mage GNU/Linux, and Foresight Linux unveils its plans for the upcoming version 2.0. Finally, we are pleased to announce that the November 2007 DistroWatch.com donation goes to MEPIS Linux. Happy reading!
Helios and company have begun a multi-part series on the ideal desktop for the New Linux User. Knowing helios is a kde-kind-of-guy, be warned that he works in that realm alone. He is asking the Linux folk to add their advice, experience and criticism...from there, Komputers4Kids can build on YOUR experience and knowledge.
This year a lot of stuff has happened in the Linux world. Here is a summary of a few of the most important events and news this year.
There are several things either happening, unraveling or in various stages of preparing to happen and I think we need to talk about them. In Texas, we have our own particular way of expressing our intent to take action at some unspecified time. Where I come from, "We're fixin' to get ready to have company" makes perfect sense. We have some issues to resolve before they get here.
The airline is looking to explore Web 2.0 technology and open source solutions to expand its online capabilities and business applications, according to its CIO.
LXer Feature: 02-Dec-2007
This week we have the beginnings of a book for Andy Upgrove, a couple articles about Firefox, Richard Stallman's guide to writing, South Africa, Netherlands and Korea move towards ODF support, Ten things you can do to help open source and Microsoft spreads the FUD with a Windows to Linux Security comparison.
This is the second chapter in a real-time eBook writing project I launched and explained last week. The following chapter on how Microsoft acquired its dominant position in a few products, and failed to succeed in others, is one of a number of stage-setting chapters to follow. Comments, corrections and suggestions gratefully accepted.
Want a sneaky peek at Ubuntu 8.04? Then you are in luck as the Hardy Heron Tribe 1 Alpha pre-release has just been made available for download.
The Linux OS for Windows users by previous Windows Users.
In the spring of 1983 I went to work for Digital Equipment Corporation. At that time Digital was mostly providing support for different flavors of Unix on their PDP-11 and VAX lines of computers for the telephone company and universities that were using them. However, a decision had been made to make and release a binary-only version of the Unix operating system so commercial customers could get it without having to pay the very high source-code license fee that AT&T required of them.
In this HowTo I will explain how to install and use KVM for running your services in virtual machines. KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a Linux kernel virtualization technique that provides full virtualization by using Intel VT (Vanderpool) or AMD-V (Pacifica).
The recent delay of KDE 4 has caused a panic at the North Pole, due to concern over finding replacement toys for all the geeks. Luckily, S. Clause has a plan to turn his elves into programmers.
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