Reviews of Linux distributions: I've read a lot of them, and I've write some too, I've been thinking about how a good review should be, what it should include, and what it should aim to.
In the comments section of the blog of my friend's blog, started a nice discussion. In the review the writer stated that he has only installed the distribution under test in a virtual machine. One commenter said: "... To write a good review, you need to really install the distribution in you computer, and use it for some fair amount of time, not just install it in a virtual environment"
SSH has many features which are helpful when working regularly with files on remote servers; together they can give a vast increase in productivity over the bare use of SSH. If you regularly use SSH, itís worth spending a little time learning about these and configuring your environment to make your life easier.
Tuesday, August 09 2011 @ 07:36 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Ever heard of WebKit2 and wondering what it means from a Qt perspective? Hereís an attempt to explain QtWebKit and QtWebKit2 in simple terms. I make no attempt to be completely technically correct, itís meant to be able to explain terminology to the WebKit uninitiated.
Monday, August 08 2011 @ 06:07 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
This weekend at the Desktop Summit in Berlin, plans were presented by Martin GršŖlin, the maintainer of the KWin compositing window manager, for supporting the Wayland Display Server as an alternative to KDE being limited to X11. For early adopters and those using Plasma Active, KDE on Wayland should become a reality in the 2012 calendar year.
Good news for all users that donít use Linux but still want to run Krita. In the last week lots of progress has been made towards getting Krita to run on Windows and Mac OS X. The Windows work was work was done by stuartmd who is working for KO GmbH. The screenshot below shows current git master running on Windows. The native windows look is a bit ugly, but can of course be changed to Oxygen.
systemd for Administrators, Part IX - On /etc/sysconfig and /etc/default
Monday, July 18 2011 @ 07:27 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
So, here's a bit of an opinion piece on the /etc/sysconfig/ and /etc/default directories that exist on the various distributions in one form or another, and why I believe their use should be faded out. Like everything I say on this blog what follows is just my personal opinion, and not the gospel and has nothing to do with the position of the Fedora project or my employer. The topic of /etc/sysconfig has been coming up in discussions over and over again. I hope with this blog story I can explain a bit what we as systemd upstream think about these files.