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Review: vile editor is anything but

If you code or play with configuration files in Linux, chances are the editor you use is either vi or Emacs. While most people agree that vi is a hacker's tool and Emacs is more of a text editor, flame wars between the two camps aren't uncommon. vile, which stands for "vi like emacs," attempts to bring together the best of both worlds.

Puppy Linux 1.0.7 Screencast

  • (Posted by linuxbeta on Feb 1, 2006 1:28 PM EDT)
Puppy Linux 1.0.7 has recently been released and LinClips has captured it nicely in their Puppy Linux 1.0.7 screencast.

Sun Seeks Linux Customers

The vendor is punching up its global and channel strategies as a countermove to keep customers on its Solaris operating system.

Penguins March for Free Software

  • OhmyNews International; By Roberto Spiezio (Posted by dcparris on Feb 1, 2006 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Last year, Dreamworks produced Madagascar, an entertaining and amazing cartoon in which some funny animals escape from a New York City zoo and end up in Africa. The special effects we all could admire in those movies had something in common. They were made by using Linux.

Disk usage analysis and cleanup tools

Most of us use our hard disks like closets, stuffing in files and then forgetting about them. But no matter how big a disk you have, it's going to run out of free space one day, and running out of disk space during an install or a system update could hurt you badly. Keeping an eye on disk usage doesn't take much time or effort. Here are some tips and tools.

Goobuntu, the Google operating system: fact or fiction?

Rumours of Google's potential foray into the world of desktop operating systems continue unabated. Following claims that Google is building an operating system based on Ubuntu by The Register yesterday, screen shots have started appearing on the Web, purportedly of the mythical operating system.

KDE 3.5.1 hits the desktops

The KDE project Tuesday announced immediate availability of KDE 3.5.1 -- a maintenance release for the latest generation of the popular free Linux/Unix desktop. The new offering provides corrections of problems, in addition to enhanced support for existing translations and new translations, the project said.

These chix mean business: righting the FLOSS gender balance in Africa

With a name like LinuxChix, you might almost think this is a flippant group. It isn't. On the contrary, its taking on the very serious job of empowering women in technology - and extending their participation - in the world of Free/Libre and Open Source Software.

[Ed: Good intro to LinuxChix Africa. I was disappointed, however, that they didn't mention any connection to the orginal Linux Chix. - dcparris]

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 121:
We talk to Dave Whitinger and Tom Adelstein from
Update on the Linux World Expo in Boston
Video editing and DVD authoring fun
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EST
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

Solaris and Linux: No Code Swapping

Sun refuses to reconsider licensing Solaris under GPL 2.0, and Linux Torvalds says Linux will not migrate to GPL 3.0, closing the door on any chance of co-mingling of code between the two operating systems.

My desktop OS: Ubuntu

A few months ago I selected Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) as the new operating system on the Acer TravelMate T290LMI notebook I use at home and for work. In past years I tried other Linux distributions and always returned to Windows. Now I'm sticking with Ubuntu, but I haven't been able to give up Windows altogether yet.

OpenVZ Project Releases Beta for Latest Linux Kernel

he OpenVZ project ( today announced improved features and performance of its operating system level server virtualization software technology.

Firefox Extensions Say it All

  •; By Tom Adelstein, Editor-in-Chief (Posted by tadelste on Feb 1, 2006 5:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features

If you have any doubts about the source of innovation in information technology, you should look at the Mozilla web site. I just counted 1,028 extensions contributed by the community. Then take a look at the themes section. Even the colossus of Redmond with its billions of dollars hasn't mustered that kind of development effort for IE from its community over the years. Now, let's get familiar with underlying reasons.

Red Hat Takes UTI Bank On Linux Ride

Tuesday, January 31, 2006: New Delhi: Red Hat has successfully migrated UTI Bank's critical customer relationship management (CRM) applications on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

Interview: Ken Starks, Lobby4Linux

Ken Starks is a man with a mission: He wants to see Linux succeed on the desktop. To that end, Starks has been beating the drum for Linux on his Lobby4Linux Web site the past year or so. More recently, he has launched something called The Austin Project, which has since been renamed to Linux4Austin. The project aims to bring desktop Linux to the attention of the masses with a radio ad campaign.

A reaction to ReactOS

  • Free Software Magazine; By David Sugar (Posted by fsmdave on Feb 1, 2006 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups:
Some say ReactOS may slow GNU/Linux adoption, or development of pure GNU/Linux applications. This may be true, but I look at the question differently.

Red Hat Joins Laptops for Children Initiative

RALEIGH – Red Hat is lending its support to the One Laptop Per Child Initiative, an effort to provide $100 laptops to students in developing nations and emerging markets.

SGI Highlights Key Sales, Groundbreaking New Products in Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2006

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Feb 1, 2006 1:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Major sales to new customers around the world and the introduction of breakthrough high- performance computing (HPC) solutions marked the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2006 for Silicon Graphics (OTC: SGID), the company announced today.

The Open Source Storage Holy Grail

  • Computer Business Review; By Tim Stammers (Posted by tadelste on Feb 1, 2006 12:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM hopes that its Aperi open source initiative will open up the storage market and banish proprietary technologies from the sector.

Big Blue frees up DB2 Express-C

IBM is offering a free version of its database manager, DB2 Express-C, in a bid to lure software developers to work on it. IBM's offering comes fast on the heels of similar offerings by Microsoft and Oracle and joins MySQL and PostgreSQL as free databases that can be easily downloaded.

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