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"It's not just lack of time that's paralysed my GNOME hacking work, it's lack of fun. I make time for things that are fun. I've been saying for some time that not engaging developers would hurt GNOME, and the problem has come home to roost. Lack of documentation and platform evangelism, which I've complained about previously, are certainly part of the problem."
Last year, I reviewed PCQuest Linux 2004, and found it to be a interesting distro, with good multimedia support and a decent set of installed apps. It's 2005 now, and PCQ Linux 2005 has been released. It is based on Fedora Core 3, with many modifications. After spending some time with PCQ, I can recommend it as a good, fun distro to work with.
The O'Reilly Network is running an article about how to build a non-profit organization for an open source community. The article uses mozdev.org as an example and shows each of the steps involved with setting up a tax-exempt non-profit.
Krusader is an advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE 3, similar to Midnight or Total Commander (formerly Windows Commander), with many extras. It provides all the file-management features you could possibly want.
Arcom is shipping an EBX format SBC (single-board computer) supporting a range of mobile Intel processors, from a 600MHz Celeron M to a 2.1GHz Pentium M. The Apollo uses Intel's 855GME chipset, and is available with a Linux BSP (board support package). It targets multi-screen gaming displays, high-security systems, optical inspection, low profile fanless servers, and compact machine controllers.
A response to Ken Starks thoughtful piece
concerning why Open Source developers don't create things the way other people want them.
Now that you all are at least experimenting with Open Enterprise Server (you are, aren't you? If not download your evaluation copy from the link below), I bet you've been asking yourself "Should I get certified on this new system?"
In a series of hearings, IBM and SCO continue to clash over who should be required to provide information, and SCO renews its claims that IBM placed SCO's Unix code within Linux.
Mozilla announced Friday that its Firefox Web browser had reached the 50 million download mark, less than six months after its official launch last November.
The news comes just a day after research firm OneStat.com released its latest figures showing that Mozilla browsers are still gaining market share, although at a slower rate. Research by XiTi-monitor
also showed Firefox now has a market share of 13,3% in Europe, with a record market share of 31% in Finland.
The biggest pro's with Gentoo are that you can setup what are called USE flags. Basically they're like meta-flags which tell the compiled packages what to build into your system. For example, if I add "mysql" to my USE variable, all packages that have mysql support will be built with mysql enabled. Likewise, there are flags for everything from kde, gnome, and X to the basics like alsa, and ssl. This produces an amazingly targeted and fat-free system that only has what you want it to have. In theory this sounds great, in practice it's absolutely mind-blowing. You want all your packages to suddenly support postgres, just add it to your USE flag, and run 'emerge --newuse world' and any packages that can provide postgres support will be re-built. Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
A few months ago I moved from New York to Florida, leaving behind all of the friends and family that depended on me for computer support. At least once per month I used to get a phone call asking me to go to someone's house and reinstall Windows or fix some other software problem. Rarely was there an actual hardware problem -- usually all I had to do was back up some personal data and reinstall Windows. But it's impossible to do that remotely, and I had no desire to spend hours on the phone after I moved walking people through driver downloads and various other tasks related to setting up a Microsoft operating system. So, two weeks before I left, I moved several of my accidental "clients" to GNU/Linux and helped them make the transition. The result, after six months, is an end to the annoying phone calls and a much easier time diagnosing hardware problems.
Part 2 of Doc's thinking about Tom Friedman's new bestseller, from a Linux/open source angle.
Novell has decided to get more involved in promoting Linux and the Open Source initiative on the Chinese market and the first step was the signing of a contract with China Standard Software.
Agreement With China Standard Software Company Calls for Joint Technical, Marketing and Support Efforts to Accelerate Adoption of Linux.
We've put together a series of Windows XP, SUSE 9.3 and Ubuntu 5.04 desktop screen shots as a side-by-side comparison of some of the common desktop features available in the modern operating system desktop.
The UK subsidiary of security software firm Fortinet has settled an action brought against it because it was allegedly not complying with the terms of the General Public Licence (GPL), which underpins the distribution of most open source software.
This chapter introduces you to Linux Desktop's graphical user interface, which allows you to navigate the operating system. While this chapter is geared toward Linux novices, there are some hints and tips that will help even the experienced Linux user.
What began as the ‘free software’ movement, thanks to Richard Stallings, has matured over the years. It is not just a posturing alternative to the commercial ‘closed’ software.
E-books are a disappointing flurry of vendor-specific formats. Get them converted to HTML to view on your choice of device.
Is Linux about to "make it big" on a lot more desktops worldwide? Executives from Novell and IBM expressed diametrically opposing opinions on this question, in a panel discussion at last week's "Linux on Wall Street" conference that also touched on the server and IP (intellectual property) sides of Linux. Jacqueline Emigh reports.
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