Microsoft's army of apologists like to spread the word that Linux is a "hobbyists OS", so this post is a look at what that means and why it's a label more suited to Windows. The attack is meant to draw attention to the fact that anyone can write code which appears in Linux, inferring the quality of the code is dubious. Basically, it can't be good quality if people outside the corporation write it.Read more »
Supported by its own press and advanced by other regular allies, Microsoft comes equipped with required marketing themes to inject proprietary software into governments, under the guise of "open"Read more »
The Wine development release 1.1.41 is now available.
What's new in this release:
- A wide range of Direct3D improvements.
- Support for SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 algorithms.
- A number of MSHTML fixes.
- Support for mp3 decoding on Mac OS X.
- Various widl improvements.
- More typelib fixes.
- OLE storage improvements.
- Various bug fixes.
Windows shows that it not only brings security problems to Apache but also to battery chargersRead more »
It might come as a surprise that terms like Linux and Open Source and epiphytes like bloody Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in my household. And not always spoken by me!Read more »
Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots) which we've covered not so long ago but which at the time of our post didn't work on Linux (but did work on Windows and Mac OS X) [...]Read more »
A mother explains how and why her and her autistic son really like Ubuntu, but are still forced to use Windows in certain momentsRead more »
Guess why Microsoft suddenly decided it wanted to be more interoperable? It's so it can get customers to quit using Linux and switch to Windows & .NET.Read more »
The organisation said today it would issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.Read more »
We're going to deliberately sidestep the jargon and the hype to take a practical look at the virtualisation technologies in Ubuntu, in particular KVM and Qemu and the related userspace tools that create and manage virtual machines. Although the discussion centres on Ubuntu, the technology is applicable to all Linux distros.Read more »
If you are running a multi-boot configuration with Windows and Linux, and using GRUB as the bootloader, you may be headed for trouble.Read more »
There are so many reasons why having a Linux distribution on a USB drive can come in handy. But getting Linux onto a USB drive can’t be simple. Right? Wrong. There is a tool, UNetbootin, that makes installing Linux on a USB drive simple.
UNetbootin can be used on either Linux or Windows. In this article, we’ll be illustrating it for Both.Read more »
The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Solaris today. Bordeaux 2.0.0 marks major progress over older releases. With version 2.0.0 and onward we bundle our own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon. With this release we bundle Wine 1.1.36, Cabextract, Mozilla Gecko, Unzip, Wget and other support libraries and tools.Read more »