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Hey Ubuntu, Stop Making Linux Look Bad
Ubuntu's new Karmic Koala 9.10 release has been highly anticipated as the greatest release ever. In truth, it falls flat on its face in a time when Linux really needed to shine.
An Introduction to CouchDB
CouchDB is one of the most popular and mature document-oriented databases. Let's have a look at the features that make it so popular, get it installed, and start putting it to use.
Gentoo Optimizations Benchmarked
Gentoo is a source based distribution which lets the user decide how to optimize their system in many ways. Linux Magazine benchmarks three of the most common GCC optimizations; -Os, -O2 and -O3, and throws in Ubuntu for good measure.
xPUD: Floating On The Cloud
If personal computing is moving to the web, then where are all the lightweight Cloud focused distributions? Meet xPUD, a brilliant little distro that boots straight to a fullscreen browser. It uses a simple, unique interface, and includes everyday software such as a media player and more! We talk with the lead developer about what makes this operating system unique.
Ubuntu’s Encrypted Home Directory: A Canonical Approach to Data Privacy
How can users protect themselves from the loss of important data when a computer goes missing? Well, the latest release of Ubuntu makes this not only possible, but frighteningly easy!
Gentoo: “We’re Not Dead”
In 2008 the Gentoo Foundation ceased to exist, sending rumors of Gentoo's demise and ultimate death circulating around the Internet. Almost two years on, the distro is still here and celebrating its 10th anniversary. How close did the distro come to disaster, and where does it stand now?
Linux Will Regain Lost Market Share, Thanks to Moblin
The netbook phenomenon was going to hail in the reign of Linux on the desktop. It hasn't, yet. Now however the Moblin project is changing the game, so much so that we just might see Linux take back that market share which it lost in the very beginning.
Helpful Tools for Software Developers
Coding is often just a small part of software development. There are lots of other tasks to attend to. Here are some tools to help with all aspects of the job.
The New Ubuntu Netbook Remix is Totally Karmic: An Early Look
If you've been looking for a lean, sleek, well supported operating system for your netbook then look no further. Due out next month, Karmic Koala Netbook Remix has a cleaner interface, complete hardware support and numerous other improvements. Let's take a look.
Lubuntu: Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee
Some complain that there is simply too much choice in the free software world and far too many Linux distributions. Well, now there's another called Lubuntu. A derivative of Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop, it's super light and very fast. Finally, there's an Ubuntu perfectly suited to those older, low end machines!
Interview with Eric Hameleers: Why You Should Try Slackware
Slackware is one of the first Linux distributions ever and the oldest surviving. With the recent release of version 13.0, the project has announced official support for 64-bit systems. Linux Magazine talks to Eric Hameleers, the man behind the port, about what motivated him to create it and what Slackware has to offer you.
A Little Empathy For Pidgin
With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy. It's a reminder of the important role that distributions play in making choices for us all.
On-line Backups: Flexible Enough for Home & the Office
Backups are a technology or process that everyone -- everyone! -- needs to consider. This article looks at some on-line backup options for Linux that can apply to the spectrum of home to enterprise-class users.
Linux Needs Open Multimedia on the Web
The state of web multimedia on Linux is pitiful. Proprietary codecs, plug-ins and closed standards are helping to keep Linux a second rate citizen. What Linux needs is not another proprietary framework like Moonlight, but more open standards. Can Google help by making YouTube a Theora-fest?
Storage Pools and Snapshots with Logical Volume Management
Logical Volume Management (LVM) on Linux: A great tool for creating pools of storage hardware that can be divided, resized, or used for snapshots.
#!*A5%amp;j9 – How to Encrypt Your File System
Protecting your data has become more important than ever. Let's look at some options for encrypting Linux file systems.
Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds
Microsoft has released code for inclusion in the Linux kernel, but should it be accepted? Linus Torvalds gives his perspective.
Get Ready for PHP 6
PHP 6, the next major revision of the popular Web application development language, looms on the horizon and promises many changes. Learn what's new and what's obsolete and how to prepare your code for tomorrow.
Extend Your Scripting Language with SWIG
SWIG makes it easy to write an extension for your favorite scripting language (or languages). Learn how it works.
Will Linux Shine as Google Chrome OS?
Google has announced their very own Linux based operating system, but is anyone surprised? What will it mean for other Linux distributions who are vying for a piece of the pie?