The single biggest argument against a smooth migration to one of the popular desktop Linux distributions is the belief that key applications are not available on the Linux platform. However there are a multitude of fantastic open source alternatives that are easy to install and free to use.Read more »
One of the major disadvantages of Linux is that it won’t let you play most Windows games. On the other hand, lots of great free Linux games have been developed over the last couple of years. Here’s a list of some entertaining Linux games I’ve come across so far.Read more »
CentOS, the popular community Linux distribution based upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has been at version 5.0 since April of this year, but joining the CentOS 5.0 fleet today is the LiveCD. The CentOS 5.0 LiveCD is based upon CentOS 5.0 i386 and can work out to be a modest Linux workstation or recovery distribution.Read more »
The version 1.4 (Gnarly Gnome) of what their creators have named "Ubuntu Ultimate Edition" is now released.Read more »
I pulled the 30 GB hard drive from the $15 Laptop today, swapped in the original 3 GB drive (which wasn't bootable with its original Windows 98 install) and decided to throw distros at it.Read more »
Slackware Linux is the oldest surviving Linux distribution, and still one of the most popular. Last week's release of version 12.0 is a milestone for the Slackware team, as it marks Slackware's first use of a default 2.6.x kernel.Read more »
Siag Office is an office suite for Unix systems which contains a spreadsheet, (Siag), a word processor, (Pathetic Writer) and an image animation program, (Egon) as well as a file manager, (XFiler), a text editor, (XedPlus) and a postscript document viewer (Gvu).Read more »
Ever since I moved to broadband I've been looking for a traffic monitor that will show me a breakdown of my usage for not just my current session, but for the entire month (as I am on a capped plan). It hasn't been easy finding one that works in Linux as most are for system administrators, not normal end-users.Read more »
Today we'll be looking at SAM Linux 2007 test-1, a Linux distribution (also called a distro) from Germany. It is based on PCLinuxOS, featuring the Xfce4 window manager.
SAM Linux is a very ambitious undertaking, and one of those odd distros that falls somewhere in the middle of being a lightweight distro for slower machines, and a full-featured one for upscale computers.
Installing and removing programs can clutter up your system. Sometimes certain dependency packages aren’t needed after a program has been uninstalled - so trash it. I have a few handy tricks up my sleeve so you can reclaim some of your disk space backRead more »
Well , I finally did it . Over the last weekend I moved to Ubuntu 7.0 feisty fawn Amd64 edition , and boy it sure does rock . I’ve used other distributions like Fedora core and Suse before , but for the first time I feel that I can get rid of my windows installation for good.Read more »
Some time ago I saw a chocolate bar made with Adobe Photoshop somewhere on the Internet. I thought that Gimp can’t do worse than and I got myself to work. It seemed to be quite easy and here is the result in 28 steps.Read more »
Dell is getting ready to launch systems with Ubuntu Linux, but is not yet releasing details of the final specifications. However, the company did say on Friday that as well as a consumer version of Ubuntu, it had plans to launch a small-business version "in the future".Read more »
Spending too much time organising your windows instead of getting things done? Tiling window managers aim to handle the layout for you. In this article, I'll show how to configure Ion 3 to work with ROX.Read more »