Want to run Linux any time, any place? Here’s what to do with popular distributions like Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, and Fedora, so you can boot up directly from your thumb drive.
Linux desktop distribution shootout – an open-source 7 OS comparison.
Open source Java technology debuts in GNU/Linux distributions – Latest releases of Fedora and Ubuntu Linux feature OpenJDK-based implementations.
Sun Microsystems is stepping up efforts to boost Java usage in Linux shops by working to remove some final encumbrances in the open-source Java platform.
Red Hat has no plans to create a traditional Linux desktop software for the end user market, but will continue to place its bets on a desktop for commercial markets as it is not making money from them. From the press release:
An explanation: as a public, for-profit company, Red Hat must create products and technologies with an eye on the bottom line, and with desktops this is much harder to do than with servers. The desktop market suffers from having one dominant vendor, and some people still perceive that todayâ€™s Linux desktops simply donâ€™t provide a practical alternative. Of course, a growing number of technically savvy users and companies have discovered that todayâ€™s Linux desktop is indeed a practical alternative. Nevertheless, building a sustainable business around the Linux desktop is tough, and history is littered with example efforts that have either failed outright, are stalled or are run as charities. But thereâ€™s good news too. Technical developments that have become available over the past year or two are accelerating the spread of the Linux Desktop.
Now I’m just wondering where this leaves Fedora Desktop in the long term? Ubuntu Linux seems to doing well and it is going to lead Linux Desktop market along with other distros. Linux is also getting installed on mobile and many tiny devices.
Sun is planning to release OpenSolaris soon with better package management, GNU userland tools and fast release cycle just like Fedora or Ubuntu Linux. Sun’s Ian Murdock gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at LugRadio Live this past weekend. He explained how OpenSolaris reflects Sun’s changing platform strategy and also discussed some of the technical attributes that differentiate OpenSolaris from Linux.
The first steps towards this goal have been realized in the latest developer preview release of OpenSolaris which offers a complete GNOME desktop environment as well as a package system and an installer. The final release will take place in May and the distribution will adhere to a six-month release cycle, just like Fedora and Ubuntu.
- Get Gnome desktop instead of Sun branded Java desktop. Please keep your corporate color away from my desktop.
- Currently OpenSolaris does not support virtual console
- Get complete package collection; I want something like FreeBSD ports or GNU/Debian APT repos.
- Get pulse-audio or may be ALSA sound support
=> Sun touts big plans for OpenSolaris as first release nears
This is not good news as it may increase the project cost. The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) and Microsoft are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head of OLPC said in an interview Tuesday. The OLPC laptop currently runs a Fedora-based Linux OS, and Microsoft has offered a version of Windows XP for the laptop project. There had been speculation that OLPC would simply offer two separate laptop PCs, but a dual-boot system could remove the need to offer two separate laptops.
Vixta.org is a Fedora-based Linux distribution designed to be user-friendly and eye-catching, similar in look and feel to Windows Vista. Trying to spread Linux to the “masses”, not just sysadmins. It is vista look-a-like Linux Os. If you like Vista user interface, this distro is for you.
Vixta Linux distribution Goals
1. Absolutely free
2. Spread linux to the “masses”.
3. ABN – AbsolutelyNo Config.
6. Familiar look and Feel
Download Vixta Linux distribution
=> Visit official project home page
Sometimes by mistakes, all package file permissions get changed, and you need to restore file permission. For example, a shell script or some sort of corruption could alter the permissions for packages installed files, it may be necessary to reset them.
Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a Linux mandatory access controls, through the use of Linux Security Modules (LSM) in the Linux kernel. SELinux is enabled by default in RHEL 5 / CentOS 5 / Fedora etc. But many admin disabled it due to troubles and hard configuration options. So if you are afraid of SELinux, try new GUI tools to customizing your systemâ€™s protection by creating new policy modules is easier than ever. In this article, Dan Walsh gently walks you through the policy module creation process:
A lot of people think that building a new SELinux policy is magic, but magic tricks never seem quite as difficult once you know how they’re done. This article explains how I build a policy module and gives you the step-by-step process for using the tools to build your own.
=> A step-by-step guide to building a new SELinux policy module