Linux has long been both the cloud and the datacenter’s favorite operating system, but it wasn’t until CoreOS came along that anyone designed a Linux just for the cloud and datacenter. If you manage a cloud or a datacenter, chances are you run CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), or […]
Sometimes the complexity of a relational database system can be overwhelming. Fortunately, sometimes that complexity is an advantage, as with MySQL’s tools for managing queries. To view the currently-running queries, log in to the MySQL console and run the ‘show processlist’ command: mysql> show processlist; The first column you should look at is ‘Time’, which […]
The 15th Libre Software Meeting is coming up! LSM (in French RMLL for « Rencontres mondiales du logiciel libre ») is a non-commercial cycle of conferences, round tables and workshops based on Libre Software and its uses. Its aim is … Continue reading →
Cinnamon is a GTK+-based desktop environment. It originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, which is a user interface and was initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint. Cinnamon provides many features, including: Desktop effects, including animations and transition effects; A movable panel equipped with a main menu, launchers, a window list and […]
Skype is a chat a client which allows people to communicate with each other through plain chatting and voice or video chat. Millions of users and businesses use Skype to make free video & voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Skype Package is available in the default repositories of […]
We are excited to unleash the Zorin OS 9 Core release candidate. This is a pre-release version of the next-generation Zorin OS. We have built it to get your feedback on what we have created so far. The main focus for Zorin OS 9 has been on stability and the refinement of Zorin OS’ wide […]
While most of the world is turned towards Brazil to enjoy the World Cup, Mageia has been preparing its own major worldwide event: Mageia 4.1 has been released! If you were not expecting it, you might wonder what this unnanounced … Continue reading →
This tutorial will describes how to install Enlightenment 19 desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Enlightenment Desktop Environment is an advanced window manager with minimal effect, clean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. Read more ….
Now, don’t get me wrong – when it comes to choice of desktop interface it’s a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity or even Linux desktops in […]
In today’s open source roundup: Will we see a MATE version of Ubuntu? Plus: Linux versus Windows and consoles in gaming, and Firefox 30 released. Read more ….
“Star Trek Lost Episodes” transcript. – Picard: “Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts at finding a weakness in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have you been able to access their command pathways?” – Geordi: “Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching through our archives on late Twentieth-century computing […]
At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated: “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon.” In response to Bill’s comments General Motors issued a press […]
No, Windows is not a virus. Here’s what viruses (viri?) do: 1.They replicate quickly — okay, Windows does that. 2.Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so — okay, Windows does that. 3.Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk — okay, Windows does that, too. 4.Viruses […]
There was a knock on the door. It was the man from Microsoft. – “Not you again,” I said. – “Sorry,” he said, a little sheepishly. “I guess you know why I’m here.” Indeed I did. Microsoft’s $300 million campaign to promote the Windows 95 operating system was meant to be universally effective, to convince […]
- Luke: “You used to program.” – Ben: “I was once a software engineer the same as your father.” – Luke: “My father wasn’t a software engineer. He was a custodian at Lockheed-Martin.” – Ben: “That’s what your Uncle told you. He didn’t hold with your father’s ideals. He thought he should go to work. […]
Microsoft Corporation has just announced a new PC keyboard designed specifically for Windows. In addition to the keys found on the standard keyboard, Microsoft’s new design adds several new keys which will make your Windows computing even more functional. The keys in development are: 1.GPF key–This key will instantly generate a General Protection Fault […]
Atlanta, Ga. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Symantec’s AntiVirus Research Center today confirmed that foot-and-mouth disease cannot be spread by Microsoft’s Outlook email application, believed to be the first time the program has ever failed to propagate a major virus. “Frankly, we’ve never heard of a virus that couldn’t spread through Microsoft […]
In a surprise announcement today, Microsoft President Steve Ballmer revealed that the Redmond-based company will allow computer resellers and end-users to customize the appearance of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), the screen that displays when the Windows operating system crashes. The move comes as the result of numerous focus groups and customer surveys done […]
Bardinux 3.4 is available. Bardinux, a project of the Office of Free Software at the Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain, is a Kubuntu-based distribution. It follows Kubuntu’s long-term support release and is designed primarily for the students of the university. Read more ….