• ECS NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB
    A month after NVIDIA launched the GeForce GT 220 graphics card they rolled out the GeForce GT 240, to further fill the performance void between the GT216-based GT 220 and the GeForce GTS 250 that had been around since March. The $100 GeForce GT 240 has received some praise for its low-power consumption while delivering a decent level of performance for being a mid-range graphics card, but of course, those reviews have been when tested under Microsoft Windows. We finally have our hands on a GeForce GT 240 graphics card from the folks over at ECS Elitegroup to see how this GT215 graphics card performs under Linux.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Linux coders do it for money
    Around 75 per cent of Linux developers raked in cash from their code crunching in the past year. It's a figure that in many ways comes as little surprise, given that Linux usage has become so widespread across industries, government and the public sector in recent years.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Camp KDE Day Three Technical Talks Summaries
    The third day of talks at Camp KDE was somewhat shorter, due to the afternoon Cmake training provided by Marcus Hanwell of Kitware. However, in order to provide complete coverage of the talks for the readers of the dot, summaries of the third day's technical talks are provided within.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • OpenSUSE Brings New Li-F-E To Schools
    Schools should be looking to open source for students, both for lower cost and far greater learning potential, and there are a number of excellent education-oriented Linux distributions. Paul Ferrill takes openSUSE For Schools (Linux For Education) for a spin.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Farewell To X@FOSDEM. 2010 Is The Last.
    X@FOSDEM 2011? Forget about it. It is to much disappointment that we have to report this evening that the X@FOSDEM DevRoom will be ending this year, after the X.Org project has consistently held a development room at Europe's largest free software event for years. Two days ago we reported on the sad state of this year's X@FOSDEM schedule. Only half the schedule is filled and there is just two weeks left until the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • WhisperingWulf: A Silent Personal Cluster
    The WhisperingWulf is a fully functional totally quiet personal HPC cluster. This project was originally started as a quest for a small and silent HTPC (Home Theater Personal Computer).
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Skype for Linux 2.1.0.81 Beta 2
    Skype for Linux 2.1.0.81 Beta 2 is released. This popular instant message & voice/video-chat software makes it possible to communicate with a wide variety of platforms (including MS Windows & Apple OSX).
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • (FR) IE market share drops below 60% in EU, Chrome gains
    (English summary by hkwint:) Quick stats for period between July / Dec '09: IE loses the most in Ireland (7%), Greece, UK and the Czech Republic. FF still around 30%, Chrome from 2 to 4%, Opera stable at ~2%, Safari from 4 to 5%. Follow the link 'Full story' to see the full report. English translation of the entire article will probably follow later.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu using this super cool script called Ubuntuzilla
    Firefox 3.6 final is out in the wild and yet again, most Ubuntu users are not able to upgrade their resident Firefox 3.5 to this latest release. Let's cut the chase. All you need to do is to get the latest version of Ubuntuzilla, a python script which pretty much gets the job done without any hassles.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • The disappearing Dell desktop Linux systems
    Dell no longer has desktop systems available on their Linux system page. Only laptop and netbook systems are now available. This is the second time in the past few months that Dell has dropped Linux desktop systems. Attempts to contact Dell to ask about the status of desktop Linux systems have so far been unsuccessful.
    Published : 2010-01-23 Source : Http://lxer
  • Benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD vs. GNU/Linux
    An anonymous reader writes "The Debian Squeeze release is going to be accompanied by a first-rate kFreeBSD port and now early benchmarks of this port have started coming out using daily install images. The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD project is marrying the FreeBSD kernel with a GNU userland and glibc while making most of the Debian repository packages available for kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64. The first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks compare the performance of it to Debian GNU/Linux with the 2.6.30 kernel while the rest of the packages are the same. Results are shown for both i386 and x86_64 flavors. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD may be running well, but it has a lot of catching up to do in terms of speed against Linux."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://rss
  • Jeremy Allison Calls Microsoft Dangerous Elephant
    oranghutan writes "At the annual Linux.conf.au event being held in Wellington, NZ, one of the lead developers for the Samba Team (and Google employee) Jeremy Allison described Microsoft as an elephant that needs to be turned to stop it trampling the open source community. Allison has been an outspoken critic of the vendor since he quit Novell over a deal it did with Microsoft that he saw as dangerous to open source intentions. And now he has evolved his argument to incorporate new case studies to explain why Microsofts use of patents and its general tactics on free software are harmful.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://rss
  • 75% of Linux Code Now Written By Paid Developers
    i_want_you_to_throw_ writes "During a presentation at Linux.conf.au 2010 in Wellington, LWN.net founder and kernel contributor Jonathan Corbet offered an analysis of the code contributed to the Linux kernel between December 24 2008 and January 10 2010. The Linux world makes much of its community roots, but when it comes to developing the kernel of the operating system, its less a case of volunteers ahoy! and more a case of wheres my pay?" Its not clear from the article why anyone should perceive a contradiction between having high ideals and getting paid to do something you enjoy.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://rss
  • New Low-Latency Ubuntu Server Build Proposed
    Canonical's Tim Gardner is seeking comments regarding a new build of Ubuntu Server that he is proposing. Canonical is considering another build of Ubuntu Server (there is already Ubuntu Server 32-bit and 64-bit along with specialized builds for cloud computing with Amazon EC2 and UEC), but this one would be specialized for just 64-bit platforms that have low-latency requirements and on power consumptive systems.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose)
    Last week, David Coursey reported that Microsoft entertainment and devices boss Robbie Bach made the prediction in an analyst briefing that Linux on mobile will lose. Why? It’s choice is a bad thing for customers and that there is too much Linux in the mobile marketplace. By Bach’s count there are 17 variants of Linux available on mobile phones. He sees this as a bad thing for customers. We, unsurprisingly, see this as a bad thing for Microsoft.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • OpenOffice.org and the Gimp on the N900
    My initial reaction was, "yeah right". You see, over the years, I have seem many geek attempts to stretch the capabilities of a platform with "proof of concept" type products.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Gnome Activity journal- A tool for easily browsing,finding,tracking files on your computer
    GNOME Activity Journal is not a File Browser but an Activity Browser. It uses Zeitgeist to get information on what files/websites/contacts/etc. you worked with and Tracker to get information about the current state of the files and all sorts of meta-data
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Linux.conf.au - Day Three
    The glorious weather that had punctuated the first two days of the conference held, heralding in the third day in a blaze of sunshine. The conference proper was introduced by a keynote by Benjamin Mako Hill on Antifeatures: Why your software works against you and why software freedom offers hope of a better future. Mako explored the concept of anti-features as deliberately included functionality or a lack of functionality that users hate so much they will pay to have them removed. Some classic examples included the gator spyware that was included with free version of p2p software on the windows platform - with a spyware-free version available for a fee.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Ubuntu: More Apps, Lower Support Costs?
    As Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) nears its April 2010 launch, Canonical is taking steps to make Ubuntu Linux more attractive to business customers. The efforts include new support pricing plus closer relationships with application developers. Here’s some analysis.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • IE is so secure we just had to build an OS out of it.
    Microsofts new Gazelle concept is the greatest thing to hit Linux or the computer industry as a whole ever. According to Microsoft, Gazelle is a secure web browser constructed as a multi-principal OS. I never thought I would live to see the day that Microsoft announces its own suicide.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Installation of OpenSIPS 1.6
    he installation is just the beginning of the work. It is very important to install OpenSIPS correctly from the source code. It can be installed much faster from the Debian packages or using the apt-get utility. However, installation from the source code is much more flexible as it allows you to select the modules to be compiled.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Create Your Own Local Ubuntu Repository
    There are several reasons you may want to create a local repository. The first is that you want to save on bandwidth if you have multiple Ubuntu machines to update. For example if you had 25 Ubuntu machines that all needed updating at least once a week, you would significantly save bandwidth because you could do all but the repository locally.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Chrome OS gets faster Zero build
    Chromium hacker Hexxeh has released a faster, USB-bootable build of Google's Chrome OS called Chromium OS Zero. Meanwhile, ArsTechnica interviewed Google's Engineering Director for Chrome OS, Matthew Papakipos on the past and future of Chrome OS. Hexxeh's final build of Chromium OS Zero follows earlier, well-regarded releases of versions including Chromium OS Diet and Cherry. Based on the open source Linux Chromium code that Google began to release in late November, with the goal of releasing a final Chrome OS for netbooks later this year, Chromium OS Zero promises major speed improvements "for many users," according to Hexxeh's blog announcement.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • GNOME Activity Journal Released w/ Zeitgeist Update
    Back in December Zeitgeist 0.3 was released with many changes and its engine was even largely reworked. Since then there have been a few point releases as GNOME Zeitgeist is in the process of being stabilized for a Zeitgeist 0.4 release in time for GNOME 2.30. Yesterday afternoon Zeitgeist 0.3.2 was released to deliver on more stabilization work along with better support for GNOME's Activity Journal. The release announcement can be read on the mailing list.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • 7 KOffice Tips and Tricks
    OpenOffice gets all the attention, but Linux gives you several excellent office suites to choose from. KOffice is fast, powerful, and has a nice clean customizable interface; Eric Geier shares some tips to help make your KOffice experience as great as possible.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Camp KDE 2010 Continues with More Talks
    The second day of Camp KDE was filled with many more interesting talks. This day's talks were of the more technical nature versus the first day, and the KDE team took notes. As usual, the talks were recorded and videos will be available soon. A detailed rundown of the second day of talks are behind the link. The second day started with a keynote by Frank Karlitschek about KDE vs. The Cloud(TM), looking ahead a couple of years into the future. Frank pointed to the trend to use cloud based applications instead of desktop applications. The question this raised was: can KDE could provide a superior experience if we properly combine the advantages of cloud based technology with the freedom of open source and the power of desktop applications?
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Create a KVM-based virtual server in 3 steps
    In three relatively simple steps, you can create a virtual server on the Linux® KVM hypervisor host using full virtualization. The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is free, open source virtualization software for Linux that is based on hardware virtualization extensions (Intel VT-X and AMD-V) and a modified version of QEMU.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Bye Bye Sun Microsystems- Commission clears Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems
    The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of US hardware and software vendor Sun Microsystems Inc. by Oracle Corporation, a US enterprise software company. After an in-depth examination, launched in September 2009
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • How To Set Up An SSL Vhost Under Apache2 On Ubuntu 9.10/Debian Lenny
    This article explains how you can set up an SSL vhost under Apache2 on Ubuntu 9.10 and Debian Lenny so that you can access the vhost over HTTPS (port 443). SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer and is a cryptographic protocol that provides security for communications over networks by encrypting segments of network connections at the transport layer end-to-end. We use the mod_ssl Apache module here to provide strong cryptography for Apache2 via SSL by the help of the Open Source SSL toolkit OpenSSL.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
  • Polish Internet Users Against the Net Censorship
    Polish government wants to enforce Internet filtering to eliminate online gambling and child pornography. Everything for the benefit of our children, as this is the argument which is hard to stay against.However, a notable group of Polish lawyers, journalists, academics, enterpreneurs, politicians and bloggers think otherwise and signed a letter to President of Poland, Lech Kaczyski, asking him to turn the law down (in Polish legal system, president has the right to do this, but the parliament can then overcome president’s opposition if 2/3 of the delegates vote for it).You can sign the petition here.
    Published : 2010-01-22 Source : Http://lxer
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