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Laura Breeden bought a new Compaq Presario C304NR notebook in January. She bought it because she wanted to get rid of Windows and all the malware that surrounds it and move to Linux, and her old laptop lacked the memory and power to run Ubuntu Edgy. The salespeople assured her that the C304NR was "Linux ready." But they didn't tell her that running Linux would void her warranty.
I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing. After another fruitless search, I managed to figure out how to make a bluetooth internet profile instead of GPRS or 3G on the phone. Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS. After spending a few hours, I had it working using the steps below.
Nero was showing two things at CeBIT. The far more interesting of the two is coming this May, it is NeroLinux V3. It catches the Linux version up with the Windows one with the same burn engine.
Now, we have to ask, based on the offered survey, who do you believe will be the distribution winner here? Ubuntu, SuSE, or Red Hat/Fedora? Without question, Red Hat/Fedora is not even on the ticket for most people. A fine option for sure, but there are not enough people to make this happen.
Mandrivia is betting on an alternative 3D desktop approach, called Metisse, that eschews the 'traditional' cube approach to 3D desktops in favour of manipulating windows.
This article helps install some light weight applications on Ubuntu Desktop to perform common tasks like Word Processing , making Spread Sheet , File Manager , Audio Playing , PDF viewing , Light Search tools (Meta Tracker ), Light weigh eye candy(aDesklets),Web Browser ,XFCE and more to make Ubuntu more responsive on less feature rich computer
Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced it has scooped another award for Ubuntu, its leading-edge Linux distribution. At the PC Welt awards dinner held during the CeBIT Exhibition in Hanover, on Friday 16th March, Ubuntu was awarded the "Editor's Choice Award for Open Source".
The Debian GNU/Linux project has come to some kind of crossroads - due to many factors, some of them artificial - and the man who takes over leadership next month will have to make some crucial decisions on the future direction of the project.
Lately, I have watched various companies make marketing blunders on a near everyday basis. Some in the general media, others in niche arenas, where most people will never see just how huge of a mistake was actually made. But all of them aside, Novell has had the pleasure of topping them all and solidifying fears that many Linux users share, with one single statement. The kicker is that they did not even make the mistake themselves, not directly anyway.
To virtualize or not to virtualize -- that is no longer the question when it comes to deploying Linux in the data centre. Today, the question is which virtualization approach to take.
This is the story of the little green laptop that could. Meet the faces behind the One Laptop per Child initiative and see what they do every day in the Cambridge, MA office. Sit in on a brainstorming session. And find out what you can do to help.
For large and small organizations, switching to Linux desktops isn’t as simple as changing break room coffee vendors. [...] Key among all the things to think about is a Linux desktop support model. Organizations that have long supported their own Windows desktops must consider if this model will suffice in a new Linux environment.
Planning a migration from Windows PCs to Linux-based desktops is no small task. Here are six issues and strategies to consider before getting started.
Q:I just tried Windows Vista and was soooo impressed that now I'd like to try out Linux. What is the best way to dip my toes into the Linux pond?
A: Wow. I'm sure that wasn't the effect that Microsoft was going for;
Microsoft Windows has the lowest number of vulnerabilities and the fastest turnaround time for patches of all commercial operating systems--but it also has the most serious flaws, according to Symantec.
[How FUDish. Only 2 critical flaws for Red Hat and 12+ for Windows — Sander]
When Scott Thompson left Visa to take the CTO role at PayPal in 2005, the Web company's data center surprised him. "Wait a minute," he recalls saying, "they run a payment system on Linux?" Thompson says he quickly saw the economic, operational and development advantages of open source and Linux technology. He now sees no other way to do it.
The VAR Guy skipped last week’s Novell BrainShare event because of other pressing deadlines, but he got a comprehensive brain dump from a senior IT manager who attended. Here are some hits–and misses–from the event.
For this review, the CRN Test Center evaluated offerings from the four leading Linux enterprise desktop alternatives: Linspire Five-O, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, the newly released Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 and Xandros 4 Professional.
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Final stages of Freedesktop.org naming compliance performed on the Oxygen mimetype icons. IMAP-related crashes targeted in KMail. Many KFilePlugins ported to use Strigi. Better zoom and preview size interaction in Digikam. Optimisations in KSysGuard. Better integration with NEPOMUK-KDE interface elements in Dolphin, NEPOMUK-KDE components move to the kdereview module. Further Kst documentation work. Continued interface experiments and code progress towards Amarok 2.0. "Flame" window destruction effect in the KWin Composite branch. KBackup is renamed "Galmuri" due to naming conflicts.
"...we make sure we know WHO has a computer and internet access at home. This way, when we hand out assignments for homework, we know who to assign "alternative lessons". Asking a child to complete an assignment with a computer she neither has nor can her family afford is a humiliating experience."
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