The One Laptop per Child project has got to be one of the most controversial topics in both education and technology. The little green wonder has been incessantly discussed and debated, at once glorified for its ideals and derided for a host of perceived shortcomings.Read more »
ATI has been well known for ignoring and disrespecting the free software community for years.
They wrote an article recently about the development of their drivers.
This is a link not to the article itself - which is long and boring - but to the comment on OsNews, which will give people a fairly good of why ATI in this case is really just all talk - the facts are still against them.
Linus Torvalds visits Google to share his thoughts on git, the source control management system he created two years ago.
He slams CVS and Subversion really badly -- maybe a little too badly?Read more »
OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download and compile in one go, with the core package hitting over the 100MB mark (while bzip’d) and the total sources going over 200MB.Read more »
I went a little crazy this week-end, and decided to look for a way to write GUI programs on Linux in ruby. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it is.Read more »
I had always thought iTunes was as good as it could get as far as playing and managing MP3 files, especially when I after testing Linux software such as Banshee and Rythmbox. When I began to use Amarok (1.4.5) I immediately noticed a sense of polish and completion.Read more »
Here are some basic Linux commands. Some are well known and some aren’t. I am not a Linux Wizard…far from it…but I am learning some basic Linux commands and thought I would share some with other newbies so they to can get more familiar with the terminal command line.Read more »
Remember the offer Greg Kroah-Hartman made earlier this year, to get Linux drivers written for free for any company that wanted them?Read more »
A startup will soon launch 'a kind of holy software grail,' according to an article at LinuxDevices. The dual-licensed technology is claimed to enable more or less normal GNU/Linux applications to run — without requiring recompilation — under Windows, Mac, or Linux, with a look and feel native to each.Read more »
With Dell's new Ubuntu offerings, everyone had been wondering how much cheaper, if any, an Ubuntu PC would be compared to a PC with Windows Vista on it. Now that Dell has actually posted their Ubuntu offerings, I've configured some similar PCs on their site and compared them. I'm pleasantly surprised - the Ubuntu machines are noticeably cheaper.Read more »
Screenshots, videos, and detailed description of KDE's answer to Beryl and Compiz. From the Article:"These features have brought KWin rapidly into the era of dazzling eyecandy, along with some pleasant surprises on the usability front."Read more »
The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.7, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.Read more »
This is a user-friendly tutorial by Nate Figlar for the Jack sound server, an essential tool for free software multimedia production. It's been written with the 64 Studio distro in mind, but is generic enough to be relevant to any desktop distro with sound applications.Read more »
We need to give ATI some bad press. Unlike NVIDIA, they refuse to provide driver support for GNU/Linux. They can't continue to get away with this: Many Windows users are starting to want GNU/Linux compatible hardware, because they have "the switch" in mind.Read more »