OpenSUSE community manager Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier has been caught out spreading misinformation about the patent deal that Microsoft signed with his employer, Novell, a little over three years ago.Read more »
All major free distro have now latest Firebird stable version (2.1.3) available in their official repositories.
Here is the list of where firebird 2.1.3 is included or can be installedRead more »
"We're often asked why we don't endorse a particular system—usually a popular GNU/Linux distribution. The short answer to that question is that they don't follow the free system distribution guidelines. But since it isn't always easy to see how a particular system fails to follow the guidelines, we still get these questions.Read more »
This 13 page course features reviews and comparisons of 11 top Linux distributions examining history, category, desktop, help resources, my opinions and more for each distro. Written from a windows user perspective, this course brings Linux newbies a comparison of top Linux distributions and likely choices through numerous basic desktop videos, reviews, and a final knowledge test.Read more »
Mono loses ground as it gets increasingly removed and Ubuntu should follow suit (regarding Mono inclusion), argue some of its own usersRead more »
It's always been possible to port your application into any Linux distribution. All you had to do was know how to compile and link your program with each distribution's libraries and then package it up in either DEB or RPM package. Easy! Right? Right??Read more »
xclip is a command line interface to the X11 selections (X11 clipboard). It can also be used for copying files, as an alternative to sftp/scp, thus avoiding password prompts when X11 forwarding has already been setup. xclip reads from Standard Input or from one or more files and copy it to the X11 clipboard making it available to the X applications.Read more »
ntop is a free opensource network traffic probe that shows the network usage. ntop is based on libpcap and can run on Linux/Unix and Windows operating system. ntop provides a very easy to use a web access to navigate through ntop traffic information and get a dump of the network status.Read more »
Grisbi is a freee opensource personal accounting software for Linux and Windows released under GPL. Grisbi is a simple and intuitive software for basic use, and still very powerful once setup.Read more »
I decided to install OpenSUSE this weekend onto my new Maxtor 4 USB hard drive. I've used the live CD before with KDE 4.1, but didn't like not having the option to have different backgrounds on the multiple desktops. Supposedly, this option and others will be available in KDE 4.2. So, instead of waiting, I decided to install KDE 3.5.10. Here's how it went.....
I’m a convert from Ubuntu, after several years with that distribution of Linux, and the difference between Ubuntu 8.10 and OpenSuse 11.1 is night and day.Read more »