• X@FOSDEM 2010 Is Now A Half-Day Event
    Well, it was bad enough when X@FOSDEM became a one day event (where for the past several years it has been a highly-populated two-day conference) at the upcoming Free Open Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) taking place in Brussels next weekend, but now it's not even a one day event. X@FOSDEM has just been sliced down to now just be a half-day conference... Well, five hours.
    Published : 2010-02-01 Source : Http://lxer
  • This week at LWN: RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor
    Gábor Horváth has been developing the raw photo converter RawTherapee single-handedly, on Linux and Windows, since 2006. The application has been freeware the entire time, with Horváth accepting Paypal donations through the project's web site. Consequently, although there are significant changes in the 3.0 alpha release announced on January 4th, it was arguably bigger news that the project was switching to the GPLv3.
    Published : 2010-02-01 Source : Http://lxer
  • Hitting the Debian Lenny sweet spot
    During much of the time I was running Ubuntu, I told myself that I'd be running Debian instead, if only I could get everything working. I have tried the Ubuntu Lucid Alpha 2 build, and I still appreciate so many things working out of the box on my 2002-03-era Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101 laptop. Even the USB Headphone Set sound module I've been using was able to play system sounds and Flash audio in Ubuntu. However, I recently was able to get that sound module to work in Debian Lenny. All I had to do was plug it into a different USB port on the Toshiba, and now it's working fine.
    Published : 2010-02-01 Source : Http://lxer
  • Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility
    Do you have problems with viruses and malware? Do you like to test different Linux distribution on your PC? Do you like to have tools and utilities available to check your PC, to partition your hard disk or to rescue data? This is perhaps the best tool you have ever seen and the best stuff for your USB Stick. Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility (Sardu) is software that can produce an ISO or an IMA anti-virus bootable CD, comprehensive collections of utilities, the most popular distributions of Linux Lite, and the best known Windows PE. In this article we’ll describe how to install more the 20 Live Systems on your USB Stick in 4 steps.
    Published : 2010-02-01 Source : Http://lxer
  • Enough with this "FreeSoftware is communist" myth! Please!
    No, really. As trollish and dumb as they may seem, you still get such reactions. And the problem is that they may damage Free Software more now than ten years ago, when almost nobody knew what Free Software is anyway, so here are a few recent facts. http://stop.zona-m.net/node/87
    Published : 2010-02-01 Source : Http://lxer
  • How To Set Up A USB-Over-IP Server And Client With OpenSUSE 11.2
    This tutorial shows how to set up a USB-over-IP server with OpenSUSE 11.2 as well as a USB-over-IP client (also running OpenSUSE 11.2). The USB/IP Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network. To share USB devices between computers with their full functionality, USB/IP encapsulates "USB I/O messages" into TCP/IP payloads and transmits them between computers. USB-over-IP can be useful for virtual machines, for example, that don't have access to the host system's hardware - USB-over-IP allows virtual machines to use remote USB devices.
    Published : 2010-02-01 Source : Http://lxer
  • VLC Media Player To Get Extensions Starting With Version 1.1
    Starting with version 1.1, VideoLan Media Player (VLC) will get extensions support, and anyone will be able to write their own - like it is with Firefox extensions:
    Published : 2010-02-01 Source : Http://lxer
  • MSI Will Launch iPad Alternative
    itwbennett writes "Underwhelmed by the iPad? Dont give up on tablets just yet, says blogger Peter Smith. MSI has a tablet coming in the second half of 2010 that measures up on price and size and addresses a lot of the iPads most noted shortcomings. The iPad runs iPhone OS while the MSI runs Android, writes Smith. That means the MSI will multitask of course, and Flash support in Android should be a given by launch time (though that isnt certain). It has a camera. Its running on an Nvidia Tegra2 chip which Ars Technica suggests puts it on par with the iPads A4 as far as computing horsepower. And of course Android doesnt live in a walled garden." The post notes that the MSI device does not support multitouch in its built-in apps. Still, would an Android-powered iPad-alike tempt you? Update: 01/29 17:58 GMT by KD : Dave Altavilla suggests Hot Hardwares coverage of Asuss recently announced tablet, also based on the Tegra2 chip.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://rss
  • When is it worth saying it's Linux?
    Recently, I was showing a Motorola Milestone phone to a non-technical friend. When I mentioned that the phone was running Android, he said to me "Oh, thats the Google Linux for phones isn't it... does it run OpenOffice?". I had to disappoint him at that point, but it lead to a question I had to ask: When the user interface is different and the API for developers is different, is an operating system still Linux, or is it something else?
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Four Security Worries of Cloud Computing
    The total number of dollars rushing toward cloud computing is massive. The various top research firms - IDC, Gartner, et al. -- all have eyebrow-raising forecasts about the growth rate of cloud-based computing services. But are you seeing a lot of headlines about safety? No, not really, though the worries are out there. The vendors don't seem to broach the issue much, but clearly security concerns are one of (many) reasons firms are dragging their feet about adopting cloud services.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Linux Released
    The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Linux today. Bordeaux 2.0.0 marks major progress over older releases. With version 2.0.0 and onward we bundle our own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • SCO Germany forced to pay fine
    According to a letter seen by heise online, the German Federal Office of Justice last week launched summary proceedings against The SCO Group GmbH for "breaching regulations pertaining to the publication of its accounts." The proceedings were suspended after the imposed fine was paid. No information on the size of the fine is available. According to the agency's website, the fine can range from 2,500 euros to a maximum of 25,000 euros.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Defective by Design is Defective
    Once again the Defective by Design have sprung into action to denounce another product from Apple, and once again nobody really cares. Defective by Design is a marketing campaign sponsored by the Free Software Foundation. While the FSF does plenty of good work, DBD is increasingly out of touch with the majority of users. Contrast the tone of the Defective by Design campaign with Stan Schroeder over at Mashable, who nails Apple's goals with the iPad:
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Computing, Even in Linux, is All About Failure
    Hardware failures, power failures, and most of all, storage media failures. Ever notice how fragile digital storage media are? Are we ever going to get digital storage media that can match plain old paper, and other analog media, for reliability and longevity?
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Virtualized Supercomputer Operating System
    New work on the Sandia National Laboratories Red Storm supercomputer — the 17th fastest in the world — is helping to make supercomputers more accessible. Sandia researchers, working hand in hand with researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico, socialized 4,096 of Red Storm's total 12,960 computer nodes into accepting a virtual external operating system — a leap of at least two orders of magnitude over previous such efforts.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Get full versions of website on an Android phone
    A user agent is a client application implementing a network protocol used in communications within a client-server distributed computing system. The term most notably refers to applications that access the World Wide Web, but other systems, such as the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), use the term user agent to refer to both end points of a communications session.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Europe to Begin Digital Privacy Overhaul
    A top European official has announced plans to begin a major overhaul of European Union privacy laws, saying that the existing framework has failed to keep pace with technological innovation.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Handset Review: Nokia N900
    I’d like to talk about the Nokia N900 Linux-based phone I’ve been testing for the past 6 weeks. It’s the first Maemo powered device to feature phone functions. Does this move signal a new direction for Nokia? Nobody seems quite sure just yet, but the hardware and software are causing a lot of interest in the Linux community. Here’s my thoughts on the experience so far. A Linux fan's view.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Review: Mod-Security 2.5 by Magnus Mischel
    Being a SysAdmin (as most of you who read this blog regularly know), I love to look at logs to solve problems. If there is an issue, the first thing I always do is look at the logs to see what went wrong. Even when I am writing programs, I build debugging in from the beginning to make sure I know what’s going on at all times (especially when something goes wrong).
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Book Review: jQuery 1.3 with PHP by Packt Publishing
    The book aims to be a book for PHP application developers who want to improve their user interfaces through jQuery's capabilities and responsiveness. I really think the author has done a great job at achieving this goal. The code examples are very practical which can be used inside loads of websites. You don't especially need to be familiar with jQuery, since the book will provide you with numerous practical examples on how to improve your application. Through the code, you'll learn some great jQuery too!
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Office 2012: Estimated RTM Dates Surface on an MSDN Blog
    Chris Green, a Microsoft employee who appears to use his MSDN blog here-and-there, posted a rather telling product support lifecycle update on December 2, 2009. In it, he details not only the public information found on Microsoft’s product support lifecycle site, but he boldly goes where no one has gone before by mentioning not only Windows 8, but Windows Server “2012? (Windows 8 Server) and Office “2012? (Office 15)… with dates.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • 7 of the Best Free Linux Calculators
    One of the basic utilities supplied with any operating system is a desktop calculator. These are often simple utilities that are perfectly adequate for basic use. They typically include trigonometric functions, logarithms, factorials, parentheses and a memory function.
    Published : 2010-01-31 Source : Http://lxer
  • 2 Displays and 2 Workspaces With Linux and X?
    Borov writes "Im planning to buy a second monitor in near future and I was searching for ways to configure it under Linux. It seems there are two main ways: 1) to have one big desktop, which means I have single workspace — changing virtual desktop switches both monitors or 2) to have separate X sessions for each display — which means I have separate workspaces, but I cant move applications between them. I need something in the middle — a separate workspace for each screen, so that I can have independent virtual desktops on each screen, but still have the ability to move applications between monitors (no need to strech one app across both of them). Ive read that some tiling window managers can do this kind of thing, but Id rather go with classical window managers, like Openbox/Gnome/KDE or similar."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://rss
  • How to Clone Drives and Partitions with Clonezilla
    Some hard drive cloning programs support a wide variety of filesystems. Some can create image files and store only the sectors that are actually in use. Some can clone over a network, and a few can multicast a drive or image file to multiple targets simultaneously. Clonezilla can do all of the above, with the added benefit of being free. It’s a live CD with partitioning software and simple cloning interface packed with useful features. In this guide, we’ll be using Clonezilla to run a disk-to-disk copy and checking out a few of the more interesting options.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • I'm in a good open-source software place
    I ran my first Linux live CD in January 2007. I've been using free, open-source operating systems on my personal machines for much of my work for the past two years, more intensively in the last year. And right here, right now, with a collection of old and dying hardware, my main laptop being a 2002/03-era Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101, I've moved from OpenBSD 4.4 to Ubuntus 8.04-9.10 and now to Debian Lenny, and things are going better now than I ever thought they would.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Opengear Scores $1 Million Open Source Deal
    Chalk up another win for open source. Opengear, which makes an open source server console, has won a $1 million business deal. Plus, Linode (a virtual private server specialist) is embracing Opengear. Here are quick details.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Make Pretty GUI Apps Fast with Python-Qt
    KDE users love the look of all those pretty applications. The key is the toolkit KDE uses: Qt. You can learn to create beautiful applications yourself using Python-Qt. Akkana Peck shows the way.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Privacy Bill Nears Introduction in House
    The House Democrat heading up the push for legislation that would set new online privacy safeguards that could dramatically reshape Internet marketing said he plans to introduce the bill shortly, with several Republicans likely signed on as co-sponsors.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • Apple’s iPad vs Notion Ink’s Adam tablet with Ubuntu: battle of two worlds
    We can safely say that the Apple iPad is received with mixed feelings by the IT-savvy community. The main problem is that the tablet is just not as revolutionary as many expected it would be. It keeps many of the limitations of the iPhone (no multitasking, tightly controlled app-store) and doesn’t provide impressive new features which could keep the balance. Let’s compare this tablet to one of the more promising Tegra 2 tablets on the way to the market: the Notion Ink Adam.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
  • The choices inside Ubuntu
    Hearing that the next Ubuntu release will use Yahoo! as the default search engine in Firefox leaves me with a twinge of uneasiness. My misgiving -- and it's a small one -- is not so much with the decision as with why it was made. In itself, the decision is trivial enough. If you dislike Yahoo!, you can easily change the default by going to the search engine field in the upper right corner and clicking on the icon and choosing Manage Search Engines from the drop-down menu.
    Published : 2010-01-30 Source : Http://lxer
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