• Benchmarking Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD
    There has been an effort underway within the Debian development community to pull the FreeBSD kernel within this distribution to provide an alternative to using the Linux kernel. In essence with this Debian GNU/kFreeBSD project you have the standard Debian package set providing a GNU user-land with a GNU C library, but the FreeBSD kernel is running underneath. The Debian project has also been working on Debian GNU/Hurd to effectively do the same thing but with the GNU Mach microkernel. But unlike Debian GNU/Hurd, with the release of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", Debian GNU/kFreeBSD will reach a release status. With the Debian Squeeze release being just two months away we have decided to provide the first public set of benchmarks that compare the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD performance to that of Debian GNU/Linux. We have tested both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds of Debian with the Linux and FreeBSD kernels.
    Published : 2010-01-19 Source : Http://lxer
  • Fedora 12 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend
    This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Fedora 12 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.
    Published : 2010-01-19 Source : Http://lxer
  • ReactOS May Begin Heavily Using Wine Code
    While we don't normally talk much about ReactOS, the free software operating system that was started some twelve years ago to provide binary compatible with Windows NT, there is a new proposal to abandon much of its Win32 subsystem that has built up over the past decade and to create a new Windows subsystem that in large part is derived from Wine code.
    Published : 2010-01-19 Source : Http://lxer
  • Groovy-Eclipse 2.0 released - A smoother development cycle
    The Groovy-Eclipse developers have delivered version 2.0 of the plugin for developers who want to work with Groovy and Java in the Eclipse IDE. The new version is the culmination of work which began in May 2009 to create a more integrated, incremental compilation process. This has resulted in what the developers call an "almost completely rewritten" plugin.
    Published : 2010-01-19 Source : Http://lxer
  • Samsung Galaxy i7500 Android phone reviewed
    The first Android-powered phone from tech giant Samsung comes with a bare-bones installation of the Android OS. Does it offer enough to challenge its more auspicious rivals?
    Published : 2010-01-19 Source : Http://lxer
  • Nautilus Elementary: A Simplified Nautilus For Ubuntu
    The simplified / elementary Nautilus idea firstly begun with the 100 paper cuts for Ubuntu Karmic and it stated that the menu and columns are too big and take away space for the really important stuff. Unfortunately, a fix was never released. Here is where Nautilus Elementary comes in.
    Published : 2010-01-19 Source : Http://lxer
  • Linux.conf.au - Day One
    LCA 2010 - Day 1. January brings with it the southern-hemisphere's summer and Linux.conf.au. This year, the conference is being held in Wellington, New Zealand thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Capital Cabal, a team of volunteer organisers lead by Susanne and Andrew Ruthven.
    Published : 2010-01-19 Source : Http://lxer
  • Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
    "There is nothing more tragic than to sleep through a revolution." - from the Commencement Address for Oberlin College given by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., June 1965, Oberlin Ohio
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://opensource
  • Web Based Ubuntu And Debian Custom Installation / Live CD Creation Service
    One of the most mentioned ideas at Ubuntu Brainstorm is creating a custom installation/live cd website-as-service which would allow users to customize their install/live cd, in the spirit of Linux and open-source in general. A service like this already exists: Reconstructor, a web based GNU/Linux distribution customization and creation toolkit. It allows for the customization of the Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux distributions. Customizations include boot logo image and text color, wallpaper, themes, icons, applications, and more.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Help with Stopping Software Patents in Europe
    I know this is quite political, but it's open source politics: A new initiative has been taken to propose a EU directive that prevents software patents. I have just signed the petition and invite you do to so as well. http://petition.stopsoftwarepatents.eu/
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Microsoft bots perform denial of service on Perl Testers
    The Perl CPAN Testers have been suffering issues accessing their sites, databases and mirrors. According to a posting on the CPAN Testers' blog, the CPAN Testers' server has been being aggressively scanned by "20-30 bots every few seconds" in what they call "a dedicated denial of service attack"; these bots "completely ignore the rules specified in robots.txt".
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • My open-source destiny: less hobbyist, more regular user, with stability the goal (and Debian Lenny the means of reaching it)
    I've been approaching the point over the past year where I'm becoming much less a free, open-source software-using hobbyist, trying out the various Linux distributions and BSD projects to see how they run, and am now pretty much a regular user of one open-source operating environment, with productivity and stability being the only thing that matters.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Wicd 1.7 Released With New Features
    For those that prefer wicd to NetworkManager or other programs for managing network connections under Linux, a new release of the Wireless Interface Connection Daemon is now available. Wicd 1.7.0 is arriving just about six months after the release of wicd 1.6.0, but this 2010 release does bring some new features.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • My Smooth fonts setup for Kubuntu Karmic
    The first thing which put me off after logging in to the kubuntu (9.10) desktop for the first time was the fonts. They are two problems I have with the default Kubuntu fonts (Well the first one is not much of a problem but personal taste.)
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Moblin 2.1 IVI FC Release tested on the MSI Wind U110 (GMA 500/Poulsbo)
    Phoronix hasn't gotten to it yet, but now done a quick test with the Moblin distribution IVI version with supposed GMA 500 support (moblin-2.1-preview-ivi-20091208.img) to see how well it's working on my netbook and what feature advantages its IEGD driver may have over the psb driver.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • This week at LWN: Looking forward to 2010
    Your editor, not generally known for his good sense, has long made a tradition of putting together a set of Linux-related predictions at the beginning of each year and posting them for the world to see. There is no particular source of inside knowledge behind these predictions, and no real reason to give them more credence than is merited by much of the material found in one's spam folder. Still, it's a fun exercise in pondering how things could go and trying to guess what the important themes will be.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • My Pardus 2009.1 Experience
    If you're a KDE fan but haven't taken Pardus Linux out for a spin in awhile, maybe it's time you should. Yesterday brought us Pardus 2009.1 which features the new hybrid .iso files, one of the easiest installers around in YALI, a sweet KDE 4.3.4 desktop, and a growing number of available applications. I gave the new version of Pardus a shot and here's what I found.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Video Editing Apps For Linux: All New Kdenlive 0.7.6 Installation in Ubuntu Karmic
    Video Editors for Ubuntu has once again in the news since the realease of OpenShot Video Editor. Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Could Google Phone Drive Apple Into Arms of Microsoft?
    A BusinessWeek report suggests that the Nexus One release marks the latest volley in an escalating war between Google and Apple, but could the two companies be better off working together and acting as a check against Microsoft?
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Pardus 2009.1 Released
    The Turkish GNU/Linux distribution Pardus 2009.1 has been released. Pardus is a Linux distribution developed as a product of the Pardus Project, by Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), which is under the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜB?TAK) and by volunteered contributors.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Install Guest additions and run fullscreen mode on VirtualBox Guest OS | Linux
    By installing GuestAdditions in the Guest OS, you will be able to run the fullscreen Mode on virtualbox Guest OS (for example ubuntu)
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Chrome OS runs on Marvell Armada 510 ARM-chipset
    It's confirmed that a prototype device from Marvell using the Armada 510 chipset can run the Linux based Chrome OS from Google.
    Published : 2010-01-18 Source : Http://lxer
  • Gource: Open Source visualization of Open Source
    Thanks to Greg DeKoenigsberg, I now know about Gource. You should, too. Watch this movie, which speaks for itself: read more
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://opensource
  • Linux Foundation: Linux job market has grown 80 percent
    The Linux Foundation says that the market for Linux-related jobs has grown 80 percent over the past five years. In response to this trend, the foundation is launching a Linux job board to help connect employers with potential candidates for Linux-related jobs. The Linux Foundation, an advocacy and standardization group, obtained the Linux.com domain name from GeekNet last year. The website hosts a variety of content and services for Linux users and programmers, including blogs and community-driven technical support. The job board, which will be powered by th JobThread Network, is the latest addition to the website.
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://lxer
  • Newsbeuter: Command Line Feed Reader With Bloglines Sync Support
    Newsbeuter is an open source command line feed reader for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://lxer
  • Install Latest Banshee 1.5.2 with iTunes Importer functionality in Ubuntu
    Banshee is a popular music management tool for Linux. The default version of Banshee in Ubuntu Karmic is Banshee 1.5.1. Banshee has already reached version Banshee 1.5.2. This is what you need to do to get the latest version of banshee in Ubuntu.
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://lxer
  • Nexus One FAIL
    We’ve already been looking forward to the Nexus Two here at IT Pro, but it seems that the Nexus One hasn’t actually done as well as the Google publicity machine would have us believe.
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://lxer
  • GenoCAD Goes Open Source
    Virginia Tech licenses GenoCAD source code to International Society for Computational Biology
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://lxer
  • A Decades' Worth of Linux Goodness: Top 10 Linux Planet Stories 2009
    The top 10 most popular stories on Linux Planet covered a range of topics, and even included some very old stories that were published long before 2009. Is there value in that old mold? You bet there is!
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://lxer
  • Port Scan in C Part 5
    In the previous parts of this series writing a simple program to see if a port is available was covered, in this the final text the last three points from the previous text are discussed: migrate the pre-check into its own module entirely, add in more descriptive error handling locally and for the connection errors and lastly any last thoughts about the program itself and where it could go. it is worth noting that this example is very primitive but can easily be expanded upon.
    Published : 2010-01-17 Source : Http://lxer
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