• Red Hat Exchange: Dead or Alive?
    Launched in 2007, Red Hat Exchange sounded promising. But over time, Red Hat gradually rethought the online marketplace. Visit the original site now (http://rhx.redhat.com) and Red Hat Exchange seems non-responsive. Does it still exist? Here are thoughts from The VAR Guy.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ohio LinuxFest 2010 Announces Keynote Speakers
    The Ohio LinuxFest announces the 2010 keynote speakers: Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, and Christopher "Monty" Montgomery, Open Source multimedia advocate and developer.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • The State of Smart Phones Today
    "rooting" or "jail-breaking" phones. Odds are you have heard at least one of these terms before. Neither of these processes is very difficult to accomplish with a small bit of know-how and it's your phone so you should be able to do with it as you please. Right? Yes and no.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Camp KDE 2010 Wrapup
    Last week, the KDE Community had their yearly Americas event, this year in sunny San Diego. Despite California not living up to its sunny reputation, the attendees certainly had a good time. The first three days featured talks about a variety of topics (day 1, day 2 and day 3), there were CMake and Qt development courses and of course several small meetings and work to be done. However there was more than sitting in the conference room at UCSD. We had a great time at Banana Bungalows on the beach, went out for a variety of food, had a few dragons and babies visit us and risked our lives getting to and from the university. Read on for some general impressions on the event, and for some motivation to attend Camp KDE 2011 next January, at a location still to be determined.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • 5 Ubuntu Weblogs for 2009 that helped spreading the message
    A lot of Ubuntu support weblogs have sprung up in the last few years and some of them are really good. Here are 5 of the the most wanted Ubuntu weblogs for 2009.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Google's latest Chrome: faster and with "most requested" new features
    Google has released a new Windows version of its Chrome browser with what it says are two of the most requested enhancements: extensions and bookmark sync, and a significant performance boost.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Red Hat sponsors open source religion
    Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat started out as a catalog business peddling Linux and Unix software and started tucking a homegrown Linux created by Marc Ewing in the back of the catalogs. It didn't take long to realize that the Linux was worth more than the catalog business, and thus the poster child for the commercialized open source movement was born.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Red Hat's Opensource.com: Pros and Cons
    Talk about owning a market -- or at least a term… In a savvy marketing move, Red Hat has launched opensource.com, a web site that strives to explore “the different ways that the open source way is already having a positive impact on business, education, law, government and our daily lives,” according to a Red Hat spokeswoman. But here's one important question about the site.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • FSFE Receives Theodor Heuss Medal
    The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has received the Theodor Heuss Medal for 2010.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Building Kernel Modules With Module-Assistant On Debian Lenny
    module-assistant is a tool for building Debian kernel modules from source, without having to rebuild the whole kernel. It fetches module-source packages that have been prepared for the Debian distribution via apt and produces .deb packages. This tutorial shows how to use module-assistant in command-line mode and in interactive mode.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Red Hat mulls BI strategy as Oracle overloads close in on Java
    Red Hat is looking to fill gaps in its increasingly burgeoning portfolio of software goodies by declaring it may soon get into the BI game. The company’s JBoss CTO Mark Little told journalists at a press event in London this morning that plans were afoot to develop software for that market. He would not be pushed, however, on whether Red Hat’s move into the Business Intelligence area would involve homegrown technology or come from a possible acquisition over the next year. “We have plans to do something in the BI space,” he said.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • SourceForge Denies Service for "Rogue" Nations
    SourceForge, the hosting and communication platform for many free software projects, is bowing to U.S. regulations and denying service to users from nations on the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions list.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Free training webinars feature Linux luminaries
    The Linux Foundation announced a free webinar series on topics ranging from Linux administration to performance tuning. The Linux Training Webinar Series will launch with a webinar on Linux contributions on Mar. 1 by Jon Corbet, while future sessions feature leading Linux kernel maintainers and developers.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • 15 Beautiful Firefox Wallpaper Collection
    From its humble beginning a decade ago, Mozilla Firefox is now a force to reckon with. Firefox 3.5 is now the most popular web browser in the world. Check out this nice collection of 15 awesome Firefox wallpapers.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • Personal Finances on Linux with KMyMoney
    Linux users users have several good personal finance managers, like KMyMoney, which has matured into a feature-full, easy-to-use application. Eric Geier covers automatic updating, check printing, plugins, and other useful features.
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • ‘Logrogate’ your Linux Log Files
    A log file grows without limits unless some action is taken. Growing log files pose many problems - larger files are very difficult to manipulate and file systems can run out of space. Thus there is a need for a solution to prevent the log files from growing beyond a certain size…
    Published : 2010-01-27 Source : Http://lxer
  • <em>Misa</em> Digital Guitar Runs On Linux
    conner_bw writes "Imagine strumming a guitar without any strings, on a touchscreen. Think the idea is too far-fetched? The Misa digital guitar claims to be exactly this. Overcoming the natural limitations of a traditional guitar, this new instrument eliminates the need to pluck strings while using the right hand to control sound. Specs: Linux kernel 2.6.31 (Gentoo); 24 frets; touchscreen; MIDI out; RJ-45 Ethernet. My favourite parts of the site are the FAQ (How do you SSH into the guitar?), and this quote from the developer: Because the software is open source Im hoping people completely change the instrument and share new "firmware" with others. Different graphics, different control ideas etc. It would all be free of charge. So Im hoping that happens as the instrument becomes more familiar." The developer, Michael, has not yet promised a delivery date or set a price for the instruments he is manufacturing.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://rss
  • TiltOS Introduces KDE Applications For Haiku
    Continuing the theme of "KDE Everywhere", recently it was announced by the folks over at TiltOS that KDE applications are now available for download and use. TiltOS provides a repository and an easy to use application manager for the Haiku operating system, which is in turn aims to be an open source implementation of the BeOS operating system.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Why Microsoft Suddenly Wanted to Be More Interoperable - Comes v. MS Exh. 7068 Tells Us
    Guess why Microsoft suddenly decided it wanted to be more interoperable? It's so it can get customers to quit using Linux and switch to Windows & .NET. Remember when Microsoft told us it was interested in greater interoperability with Linux because their customers were demanding it? That part is true, as I'll show you. But the purpose of developing greater interoperability at the request of Intel, according to this exhibit, was so that Microsoft could get Intel to switch its development environment from Linux to Windows. Intel's Paul Otellini had reportedly asked his people to figure out how to do that.["..and at Intel, the developer crowd was raised on Unix/Linux. They just don’t WANT to move."..I Love It! - Scott]
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • gwenview: user friendly?
    Carla Schroder wrote an editorial piece this week on Linux Today (a website I enjoy and frequent daily via their RSS feeds) entitled Editor's Note: What is User-friendly, Really?. In it, Carla claims to be "90% satisfied" with KDE3 and "60% satisfied" with KDE SC 4.3. Why? "KDE 4 sacrifices customizability and efficiency for glitz. [...] There is a trend to dumb Linux down in a fruitless attempt to appeal to Jane and Joe Sixpack. Which is wasted effort, because in doing so computer-savvy users are being ignored and frustrated, and Jane and Joe Sixpack don't care anyway."
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • QEMU 0.13 To Focus On New Features
    This week there was the release of QEMU 0.12.2 (and the subsequent release of KVM-QEMU 0.12.2) with support for block migration, but this point release was mostly made up of small fixes and tweaks. IBM's Anthony Liguori though has begun making plans for the next major release of this open-source processor emulator. QEMU 0.13 will be the next big release and Anthony is hoping it will be completed by June and boast a large number of new features.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Patents the biggest threat to free software: Tridge
    Samba developer and open source legend Andrew Tridgell says the open source community is poor at fighting patent attacks, but says things could improve with some changes in strategy. He offered his tips for effectively fighting patent holders making claims against open source projects at the recent Linux.conf.au.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • 10 scripts to create your own Linux distribution
    Those familiar with Linux will be able to tweak settings, add and remove apps and customise the menu, toolbars and other desktop elements. Incredibly, those are about all the skills you need to create your very own Linux distro. We're going to take a look at some scripts that'll help you customise different distros.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks
    Last week we published the first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks that compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of this Debian port -- that straps the FreeBSD kernel underneath a Debian GNU user-land -- to Debian GNU/Linux. We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.4
    Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a CentOS 5.4 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Time to dump Internet Explorer for something safer?
    Microsoft takes 3 months to patch the latest headline vulnerability in its 'safe' browser only for a security researcher to reveal another huge hole as the patch is being released. Nice. When will the hoi polloi realize it is time to dump this pile of steaming code?
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Why There is no Kernel Hacker Sell-Out
    News that 75% of kernel hackers are now paid for their work has led some to suggest that they've sold out. That's not the case: here's why.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ten essential Python tips for beginners
    Today, Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the open source space. It's a vast language and there are many gems to discover - here are ten tips for new users to get the ball rolling…
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • Android will soon trail only Symbian, says IDC
    Android will trail only Symbian in mobile phone market share by 2013, according to IDC. Android phones such as the pictured Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which is now heading for NTT DoCoMo, will grow 150.4 percent to 68.0 million units by 2013, but other Linux-based phones will struggle, says IDC.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
  • So long and thanks for all the Geekos
    January 31st will be my last day with Novell. I've given it a great deal of thought, and decided that it's time to move on. With the openSUSE Conference wrapped up, 11.2 launched, the major projects I've been working on are completed and I feel like this is a good parting point. It wasn't an easy decision, but I had some time to refocus over the holidays and I know that it is time to move on. One of the most important responsibilities any employee has -- especially a community manager -- is to know when to move on, and not remain in a role just for the sake of having a job.
    Published : 2010-01-26 Source : Http://lxer
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