Friday, December 19, 2008

IN DEPTH: Fedora 10 Preview

Here's an in depth Fedora 10 preview being discussed by two different fedora minds. Currently being previewed for more than 39,000 times from Youtube. Click PLAY to view.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions

An interview with Linus Torvalds in which he talked about what he likes and doesn't like in a Linux distribution


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AMD to Spin off Manufacturing Operations

AMD finally fleshed out the "Asset Smart" strategy it has been talking about since, at least, last December. The result: AMD is now fabless.


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MySQL cofounder David Axmark leaving Sun

David Axmark, a cofounder and former lead engineer for MySQL, has resigned from Sun Microsystems a few weeks after another cofounder said he may also leave the company.


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Mono to contribute back to CLI; Microsoft says it would adopt in .NET

Novell’s Mono project has been chasing Microsoft’s .NET Framework since its inception. In a turnabout, Novell now intends to standardize some innovations that it developed during the course of its work toward parity with .NET 2.0, leaving Microsoft to follow Mono.



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Monitor your network with GroundWork Monitor Community Edition

A reliable network monitoring and management solution must accurately detect network devices such as routers, servers, and client workstations. It must be able to display a map of the whole network, monitor the health and performance of each device, and have a way to notify someone of a problem by email, text message, or other form of communication. It should be able to fix a problem by restarting services or running specific programs. It should generate detailed reports that you can analyze easily to help prevent future incidents. Finally, a decent monitoring system must be easy to use, deploy, and customize according to your monitoring needs. Let's use these standards to see if GroundWork Monitor Community Edition is up to the task.



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The LXF Guide: Write a Perl module

Linux Format: "Looking to make your Perl code more re-usable and easier to maintain? Juliet Kemp explains how to create, build and install your own Perl modules, and it's not as difficult as you might think..."


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8 Best First-person Shooter Games for Linux

A list of some of the best first-person shooter games currently available for Linux.


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AppDeploy Community Launches Free Windows Installer Tool


AppDeploy, an online community for both systems management professionals and application and computer administrators has released a free software tool called "AppDeploy Repackager." The tool is the industry's first free application dedicated to the complex task of Windows Installer repackaging, according to the company. Software developers use a repackager to generate a custom, silent installer based on changes that are made to a system when installing and configuring software.


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Ubuntu Tweak - Sneak Peak at Latest Version!

The UI has been radically redesigned. I have always liked Ubuntu Tweak's looks. The current redesign makes Ubuntu Tweak look very sleek and modern. Here's a screen shot:



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POS stack targets Linux netbooks

A vendor of Java-based POS (point-of-sale/service) software for the hospitality industry applications is touting wireless Linux netbooks as POS terminals. Volante says Linux netbooks are "more cost effective, flexible, and allow for greater freedom of choice in software," compared to traditional restaurant order-entry handhelds.


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RIP LinuxWorld

The largest conference devoted to Linux technology is changing its name to embrace open source software on other operating systems (OSes). Next August, LinuxWorld will relaunch as the OpenSource World Conference & Expo, but will retain existing LinuxWorld features, says show organizer IDG World Expo.


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Firefox extension blocks dangerous Web attack

A popular free security tool for the Firefox browser has been upgraded to block one of the most dangerous and troubling security problems facing the Web today.


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wikia co-founder to speak at linux.conf.au

Wikia co-founder Angela Beesely has been selected as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Linux.conf.au 2009 National Linux Conference.


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Wikia co-founder to speak at linux.conf.au

Wikia co-founder Angela Beesely has been selected as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Linux.conf.au 2009 National Linux Conference.


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Look Ma, No ‘X’

INX is an interesting Linux distro released today, which is based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and it is console only, without any graphical “X” programs. According to the release note INX is intended as a ‘tutorial’ and “introduction to the Bash command line”. It is important to note that INX is not the only console-only Linux distro. However their intention seems to be clear, as they are looking to build a console only “liveCD” distro which is “fun, and not intimidating for console beginners.”




Dynamic Virtual Terminal Manager? Click for larger image.





Some information about INX 1.0, quoting from their website:


“INX 1.0 also includes new features; you can now set up wireless with the “Ceni” tool from the INX “Net & Web” menu. You can use your mouse with programs like xlinks2, elinks, mc, and the jed text editor. In addition to the powerful GNU Screen program, INX now sports the “Dvtm” Dynamic Virtual Terminal Manager, a “tiled terminal manager”.”


Not to confuse with my earlier post, I think there are enough supporters for both console users and GUI lovers to have distros specifically designed for their needs. If you are into consoles you might want to give INX a shot.

 

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Look Ma, No ‘X’

INX is an interesting Linux distro released today, which is based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and it is console only, without any graphical “X” programs. According to the release note INX is intended as a ‘tutorial’ and “introduction to the Bash command line”. It is important to note that INX is not the only console-only Linux distro. However their intention seems to be clear, as they are looking to build a console only “liveCD” distro which is “fun, and not intimidating for console beginners.”




Dynamic Virtual Terminal Manager? Click for larger image.





Some information about INX 1.0, quoting from their website:


“INX 1.0 also includes new features; you can now set up wireless with the “Ceni” tool from the INX “Net & Web” menu. You can use your mouse with programs like xlinks2, elinks, mc, and the jed text editor. In addition to the powerful GNU Screen program, INX now sports the “Dvtm” Dynamic Virtual Terminal Manager, a “tiled terminal manager”.”


Not to confuse with my earlier post, I think there are enough supporters for both console users and GUI lovers to have distros specifically designed for their needs. If you are into consoles you might want to give INX a shot.

 

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Forget the damn Linux netbooks. Can Windows replace Windows?

My esteemed ZDNet colleague Ed Bott, God bless him, wrote a very insightful piece in which he discusses Taiwanese PC mainboard and component manufacturerĂ‚  MSI's challenges of selling Linux-based versions of their netbook, the Wind U90. Apparently, according to MSI, Linux-based versions of their netbook are...


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Amarok 2.0 Beta 2 was released

The Amarok team has proudly announced a few hours ago the second beta release of the upcoming Amarok 2.0 music player. The much-anticipated release brings lots of improvements, new features and numerous bug fixes.


The most important changes in Amarok 2.0 Beta 2 are:


· Incremental scanning support;


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6 Years As A Professional Software Developer

Last week was my 6 year ‘anniversary’ as a professional software developer. I like to look back on the past occasionally so i figured this is a good occasion to do so. I started working for Item Solutions (which we all refer to as Item) on October 2, 2002. At that time, it was hard to find a job as a software developer unless you had a few years of experience under your belt. I actually wanted to find a job in the Java world, or C++. After a few months of searching, i still hadn’t found a job and then an opportunity at Item kinda presented itsel



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Amarok 2.0 Beta 2 was released

The Amarok team has proudly announced a few hours ago the second beta release of the upcoming Amarok 2.0 music player. The much-anticipated release brings lots of improvements, new features and numerous bug fixes.


The most important changes in Amarok 2.0 Beta 2 are:


· Incremental scanning support;


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6 Years As A Professional Software Developer

Last week was my 6 year ‘anniversary’ as a professional software developer. I like to look back on the past occasionally so i figured this is a good occasion to do so. I started working for Item Solutions (which we all refer to as Item) on October 2, 2002. At that time, it was hard to find a job as a software developer unless you had a few years of experience under your belt. I actually wanted to find a job in the Java world, or C++. After a few months of searching, i still hadn’t found a job and then an opportunity at Item kinda presented itsel



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Distribution Release: EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.21

Guardian Digital has announced the release of EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.21, a server distribution featuring a web-based system administration tool: "Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.21. This release includes many updated packages and bug fixes and some feature enhancements to Guardian....



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Torvalds talks about his brand new blog

Everybody who's anybody in the tech world has a blog, right? Well, Linus Torvalds didn't have a blog, at least not until launching what he calls a "trial" one last Thursday. "I'll have to see if there's much point to it as an outlet for any 'random crud' that I wouldn't post to the kernel or git mailing lists," he says.


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Become a multimedia pro with the Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc

Many audio, video, and graphics professionals would like to make the switch to Linux, but don't want to deal with the hassle of figuring out multimedia on Linux or are scared off by the purported lack of such tools. I created Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc (MMBD) to address this problem and perception. It's a complete multimedia creation and production system that contains hundreds of the best multimedia applications available on Linux.



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Linux Robot - Watch This Space

Linux Robot: "The device will initially have few inputs and outputs. It will support miniPCI, USB, Serial Console, CF card, GPIO or some other good method for controlling a relay board and some motors. The device will have 4 small wheels, maybe rubber [old mouse] balls instead and some ultrasonic sensors, 4, 6 or 8."


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Distribution Release: EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.21

Guardian Digital has announced the release of EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.21, a server distribution featuring a web-based system administration tool: "Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.21. This release includes many updated packages and bug fixes and some feature enhancements to Guardian....



See More Distrowatch

Torvalds talks about his brand new blog

Everybody who's anybody in the tech world has a blog, right? Well, Linus Torvalds didn't have a blog, at least not until launching what he calls a "trial" one last Thursday. "I'll have to see if there's much point to it as an outlet for any 'random crud' that I wouldn't post to the kernel or git mailing lists," he says.


Digg Story Here

Become a multimedia pro with the Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc

Many audio, video, and graphics professionals would like to make the switch to Linux, but don't want to deal with the hassle of figuring out multimedia on Linux or are scared off by the purported lack of such tools. I created Vector Linux Multimedia Bonus Disc (MMBD) to address this problem and perception. It's a complete multimedia creation and production system that contains hundreds of the best multimedia applications available on Linux.



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Linux Robot - Watch This Space

Linux Robot: "The device will initially have few inputs and outputs. It will support miniPCI, USB, Serial Console, CF card, GPIO or some other good method for controlling a relay board and some motors. The device will have 4 small wheels, maybe rubber [old mouse] balls instead and some ultrasonic sensors, 4, 6 or 8."


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Linux-Based E-Voting In Brazil

John Sokol writes "I just heard from a good friend and Linux kernel hacker in Brazil that they have just finished their municipal election with 128 million people using Linux to vote. They voted nationwide for something like 5,000 city mayors. Voting is mandatory in Brazil. The embedded computer they are using once ran VirtuOS (a variant of MS-DOS); it now has its own locally developed, Linux-based distro. These are much nicer, smaller, and cheaper than the systems being deployed here in the US. Here is a Java-required site with a simulated Brazilian voting system. It's very cool; they even show you a picture of the candidate you voted for."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.




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Is .NET on Linux Finally Ready?

Novell releases Mono 2.0 with compatibility for Microsoft .NET 2.0 but Novell execs admit it still some catching up to do.


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Linux-Based E-Voting In Brazil

John Sokol writes "I just heard from a good friend and Linux kernel hacker in Brazil that they have just finished their municipal election with 128 million people using Linux to vote. They voted nationwide for something like 5,000 city mayors. Voting is mandatory in Brazil. The embedded computer they are using once ran VirtuOS (a variant of MS-DOS); it now has its own locally developed, Linux-based distro. These are much nicer, smaller, and cheaper than the systems being deployed here in the US. Here is a Java-required site with a simulated Brazilian voting system. It's very cool; they even show you a picture of the candidate you voted for."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.




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Multi-core networking stack ported to PowerPC

6Wind has ported its Linux-based multi-core networking stack to a new PowerPC-based networking system-on-chip (SoC) from Freescale Semiconductor. The 6WindGate stack now supports Freescale's upcoming QorIQ P4080, having been ported to the platform using Virtutech's Simics simulation environment, the company says.


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Google rev's photo editor for Linux

Google has released a new Linux version of the popular beginner-level photography program, Picasa. Picasa 3.0 for Linux (beta) adds an improved collage tool, red-eye-out, watermark support, a retouch tool, and enhanced integration with Picasa Web Albums, says the


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Project releases version 2.0 of open source .Net

The Mono Project, which develops an open source implementation of the .Net Framework, released the long-awaited 2.0 version on Monday.


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One more 2.6.27 prepatch

The 2.6.27-rc9 prepatch is out. "I
know, I know, I said that -rc8 was supposed to be the last -rc, and that
I'd release 2.6.27 this weekend. I lied. Sue me. I merged two subtle
regression fixes today, and while both looked perfectly fine and had been
tested by the people involved in the regressions, I just couldn't bring
myself to then just slap a 'v2.6.27' on it without some more
testing.
" Expect the final 2.6.27 release sometime over the next
week.


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Stallman vs. Clouds

I respect Richard Stallman for the same reason I respect gravity. The man is a force of nature. He is like the iron core of the Earth: fixed, central, essential. So, when I read a story like "Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman", which ran in the Guardian last week, I take notice. And I'm not alone. A search on Google for stallman "cloud computing" brings up 142,000 results.


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