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This time I had some big plans in store for the Mini-ITX box. The plans were, roughly, to install a hard drive, move to a more powerful Linux distribution, and add PVR capabilites to the system. Because the computer was already situated in my living room, making it into a personal video recorder was an obvious choice, though doing this on a Mini-ITX Linux system would surely take a bit of finesse.
If you're trying to figure out what Linux multimedia software you need for a project, here's a good place to find out.
In a blog post on his own site, Michaels Robertson announced yesterday that a new AJAX word processor called ajaxWrite was available for immediate use, and that this would be the future of software delivery.
[Currently works with Firefox 1.5 and better]
I was reading this article
earlier this week and thought that it was interesting. It announced the Windows Vista release as being delayed. I thought that this was just par for the course and something Microsoft always has done and will always do...delay. However, what does this mean for the Linux desktop? Does it mean anything at all? Probably not on the scale most are hoping.
Actually, that should be "tips" since the link below leads to quite a number of them. Looking for that one special command to accomplish a particular task? Look no further. Linux Magazine has posted a list of them on their site.
Linspire reached a deal earlier this year with Mirus Innovations to offer a line of OEM computers with Linux preinstalled, under the brand name Koobox. We're all in favor of the concept of desktop PCs with Linux preinstalled, but how does the Koobox measure up in practice? The end result is less than stellar.
Ballmer also explains why Microsoft, which on Thursday announced a sweeping reorganization of its Windows division, is less freaked out by free programs than it was a few years ago.
During Hewlett-Packard's Business Critical Systems conference in Macau this week, executives described a recent offer by Sun Microsystems' boss Scott McNealy to merge Solaris with HP-UX as "almost laughable".
The Mozilla Foundation is planning to use some of its millions of dollars in revenues to fund active members of its developer community, the organization said Tuesday.
Core Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL is a robust and complete treatment of the processes and technologies that go into developing secure and scalable web applications. Ibrahim Haddad interviews the author to get the inside look on the state of open source Web development.
Security experts are advising users of the open source version of Sendmail to upgrade to the latest version, to fix a critical flaw attackers could exploit to gain remote root access to targeted machines. Sendmail is a popular Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server daemon used on mail gateways and forwarders to route and deliver e-mail. It is primarily used in UNIX server environments, although versions exist for Windows as well.
This is one of the best articles I ever read about teaching and the use of F(L)OSS (free (libre) open source software).
The Open Source Development Labs, an industry consortium that employs Linux founder Linus Torvalds, on Wednesday said it has formed a technical advisory board to improve communications between vendors, users and developers of the open-source operating system.
With the release of the 2.6.16 Linux kernel, Adrian Bunk reiterated his previously debated intention of maintaining the 2.6.16.y kernel tree well into the future.
Mondo Rescue is a robust disaster recovery software which can be used to take snapshots of your hard disk. Have you ever had the occation where your hard disk suddenly died on you? Then this software will help you save a lot of time, efforts in getting up and running with practically no loss of data.
Since I posted yesterday's blog entry about Microsoft joining the ISO voting comments reconciliation subcommittee, I've received some questions about how that process works, and how long it will take.
This is an awesome product! It is a 146$ Linux computer (Thinix OS) from China that does all the basic things most people need, like browsing (firefox), emailing (thunderbird), instant messaging (gaim), skype, word processing (Red Office), audio/video playback (mplayer), e-learning, all through a very user-friendly very basic interface and is software upgradable.
Google released the first public beta of its Google Pages service Wednesday, allowing users who signed up for the service in January and February to begin creating personal websites using an easy-to-use, browser-based tool. The service gives each user 100 MB of free storage space on Google's servers.
Is incorporating more eyecandy on the OS a good or bad trend ? This article briefly ponders over this.
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