Linux 3.7 Released
The Kernel Newbies site isn't accessible for me, clearly they're using 3.7. :)
Fedora Adds MATE and Cinnamon Desktops to Main Repository, Releases Beta
I don't know what version of Cinnamon is available for Fedora 16 but it just crashed my system after using up 14.8Gb of virtual mem. It was promptly deleted as soon as I logged in again.
bash: ./firefox: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
Linux koala 3.6.6-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 5 16:56:43 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Robots To Search for Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane
I did all the hard work for you:
Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?
I love the irony of discussions on bad user interfaces on a site with a bad user interface!
Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?
I have a Lenovo at work that runs Fedora 14 beautifully. Performance is excellent and graphically it does everything I need, which is typically web development. Though I do quite a bit of browsing in chrome. The default graphics card is fast enough, and I presume it's an inboard Intel chipset. I don't know what CPU it has but I'm guessing it's two years old; it was someone's hand me down.
Book Review: Drupal Web Services
Good luck getting Drupal to as an RPC server using json. I spent days trying to get this working with my Python client and failed terribly.
Source Code To Google Authentication System Stolen
Open source it and then no-one will care.
Facebook Crawler Speaks Back
"we may not have control over what they do with it."
Haha - guess Facebook has everything covered. You can't sue Facebook if your info gets into the wrong hands. But the info can't get into the wrong hands because Facebook won't allow it. Unless they give it out. That's why we shouldn't use Facebook.
What Is Holding Back the Paperless Office?
We store our home photos on CDs and only print the really good photos at Walmart/Blacks/Shoppers etc. This saves us money but we get to keep some photos that aren't good enough to print but worth keeping all the same. So we're almost "paperless" in that sense. But a paperless office needs a solid backup strategy but what backup medium can survive in the long run 100%? An office (or home user) could burn to CD/DVD but how long will they last before they become inaccessible?
The 87 Lamest Moments In Tech, 2000-2009
I believe you just posted the singularily most intelligent and correct response on Slashdot. Congratulations!
Cosmic Ray Intensity Reaches Highest Levels In 50 years
Any direct correlation between the activitity and the current natural earthquakes/typhoons etc?
Customer Resource Management For Non-Profits?
How about Drupal + this module: http://drupal.org/project/civicrm
Lenovo On the Future of the Netbook
Lenovo won't be in my future! We bought a T500 less than a year ago and they keyboard is failing already. They also far too much crap on their laptops - Vista is unusable from boot for several minutes.
Let's Rename Swine Flu As "Colbert Flu"
I'm sorry but "Colbert" and "Comedian" only belong in the sentence if the words between them are "is not a ". Maybe I'm English and I just don't get him....
Google Returns Chrome To Beta, Touts Speed Boost
Do not use this version! I'm constantly suffering non-responsive tabs that do nothing for ages and cannot be closed or reloaded without killing the process. Stay away!
Living Free With Linux, Round 2
"Under Linux, this was always located in the same place: the "Edit" menu. So to edit the preferences for a program, I clicked "Edit - Preferences"."
Under Linux? No, you mean "in Gnome"!
MS To Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade To Vista Users
Same here - I thought I could rescue my wife from the disaster that is Vista and get her a free upgrade to 7. Oh how wrong was I!
Torvalds Rejects One-Size-Fits-All Linux
You mean a one size fits all distro for each niche/market? Like one desktop, one server, one netbook, one phone, one embedded.....? They could all come from one distro, but that'll never happen unfortunately.
Pushing Linux Adoption Through Gaming
Simple solution, get Linus to pass a law (or change the kernel license!) that there can only be one Linux distribution. Maybe we'll let them keep Gnome (only if they get rid of Gtk) and KDE (shoot whoever thought KDE4 should be released). Then all the developers from the other distros could work on writing games. Simple!
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