Last weekend I posted an article called Comparing Linux Distributions where I reviewed eight different Linux distributions on five different machines. I had used the freshly released Beta version of Linux Mint and kept getting read errors on the disk. This weekend I downloaded the real version of Mint 4.0 and was able to install it on my Dell Dimension 4300S. The install was a piece of cake.Read more »
I decided to document how I set up my Fedora system so others could see the steps I take to get to a perfect (for me) desktop environment. Please note that this is not your average "Newbies Guide To Installing Linux". this is merely how I set up my system and only includes the programs I use.Read more »
Open source vendors like GroundWork ... package Nagios and other tools together into an enterprise class suite that challenges the proprietary stalwarts.Read more »
"Python is an interpreted programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1990. Python is fully dynamically typed and uses automatic memory management; it is thus similar to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, Smalltalk, and Tcl. Python is developed as an open source project, managed by the non-profit Python Software Foundation..."Read more »
Last week, in part one we looked at how you could use a version of the Linux operating system, called Puppy Linux, to revive a dead Windows PC, access your files and hopefully carry on working; this week we're going to do the deed and download and burn Puppy onto a 'Live CD'.Read more »
Let's analyse the situation:
You wanna leave Windows for some reason:
* You wanna reduce costs for your business?
* You don't like MS's "anti-piracy" measures?
* You're just sick of the cycle of spending money on a new system when your existing one is fine?
* Maybe, just maybe, you do NOT want to be tied to Microsoft any longer?
* ("Insert your own reason")
If you are new to the GNU/Linux world, and need to know where to begin, you might find the LINFO project very useful.Read more »
You probably know this: you power on your machine, and immediately after you've logged in you manually start your two or three favourite applications. Why not have the system start these applications for you automatically? This short guide shows how to accomplish this under GNOME.Read more »
The Eternity Screensaver plays animations of ray-traced scenes which took days or even weeks to generate. The reasoning is that these clips should look more impressive than anything which can be generated on-the-fly.Read more »
"...Below, in this post, I am putting up a list of Top 5 Tutorials to get you started on Ruby on Rails (RoR). These are infact tutorials, i am going through in order to learn RoR..."Read more »
Firefox is known as the quintessential free browser. Users can not only download it free of charge, they can also expand its abilities in almost unlimited ways.Read more »
There are a few risks and reasons to block certain bots 1) If you use Apache as a proxy spammers may try to use your Apache to "fake" clicks on advertisements on their pages, 2) to send plain old email spam and 3) to steal content from your site and use it as filler on their sites used only to serve out ads. mod_security can prevent all of this.Read more »