• A Bushel of Free FOSS Resources
    On a regular basis, we at OStatic round up our ongoing collections of open source resources, tutorials, reviews and project tours. These educational toolkits are a big part of the learning mission we try to preserve at the site. We regularly collect the best Firefox extensions, free online books on open source topics, free tools for developers, resources for working with and enjoying online video and audio, Linux tutorials, and much more. In this post, you'll find an updated set of almost 50 collections and resources. Hopefully, you'll find something to learn from here, and the good news is that everything found in this post is free.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • The GPL Barter Cycle - A Graphic
    In our efforts at Groklaw to explain the General Public License, or GPL, over the years, we've used many words. But the other day I asked if anyone could think of a way to show it graphically, and PolR has done it.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • Test Version of Opera 10.5 for Linux
    Norwegian software specialist Opera has released an early test version for Linux of its 10.5 browser.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • Insane XO prices!!! Every Laptop must go!!
    Wayan Vota and I are agreed that Nicholas Negroponte is crazy. What divides us is the question whether Nicholas is crazy enough. (I am indebted to Niels Bohr for making this distinction early in the 20th century in the context of quantum mechanics.)
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • Linux e-reader boasts 11.5-inch display
    Skiff LLC announced a Linux-based e-book reader optimized for newspaper and magazine content, delivered via Sprint's 3G network. The Skiff Reader's display is claimed to be the largest (11.5 inches) and highest-resolution (UXGA) among e-readers, and the first to offer LG Displays' stainless-steel foil display technology, touted for greater durability.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • Lucid Lynx to include an Ubuntu Manual for beginners
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, the next major release of Ubuntu, code-named Lucid Lynx, will reportedly include a new "complete beginners manual for Ubuntu". According to the Ubuntu Wiki, the Ubuntu Manual Team are currently working on the new manual which will feature a number of comprehensive guides, how-to's and information on anything a user might need to know after first installing the open source operating system.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • Four Open Source Apps for Your iPhone
    There aren't a ton of open source apps available for the iPhone, but the ones that are out there are real gems. Here's four of our favorites..
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • Lenovo shows off Skylight
    Lenovo has announced the Skylight sub-notebook which uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip, runs Linux rather than Windows and will sell for around $499 (£308) when it goes on sale in April. Using the ARM chip architecture, Lenovo's Linux device represents a significant move away form the common Intel/Microsoft Windows model for computers. Lenovo in the US is using the increasingly common term 'smartbook' to describe the device – which is smaller than a netbook but bigger than a smartphone – although in Europe there remains a copyright dispute over the use of that name. Weighing in at around a kilogram, the Skylight will apparently boast 10 hours of battery life, has a 10 inch screen and has Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • The Great Open Source Netbook Interface Race
    Linux may no longer have the largest share of the netbook market, the way it did a couple of years ago. But you could still say that if the community isn't dominating in sales, it's taking the lead in interface choices. Recently, everybody seems focused on the netbook market. The communities that develop lightweight desktops like Xfce and LXDE or nimble distributions like Slax are promoting their work as ideal for netbooks. Debian has a project focused on tweaking the distribution for netbooks, while Mandriva offers Sugar and Moblin as netbook interfaces. The race is so competitive that some choices are already dropped out of the running, such as the HP Mi Edition, which a year ago was receiving rave reviews.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
  • Change default applications easily in GNOME
    Like some other desktop environments, GNOME comes with a set of pre-configured defaults to open files and launch applications, depending on the type of file. For instance, URLs will open by default in a Web browser, emails will open in a mail client, text files will open with a text editor. Depending on the applications installed and what distribution you are using, these defaults may vary and, more importantly, they may not be the defaults that you want. Configuring default applications and associations in GNOME is easy. To change the global default application, go to System | Preferences | Preferred Applications. Here, you can set your preferred default browser, mail reader, multimedia player, various accessibility programs, and the default terminal application that you want to use. So if you prefer Thunderbird to the GNOME default of Evolution, you would make the change here.
    Published : 2010-01-06 Source : Http://lxer
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