The Mageia project is a fork of Mandriva Linux. It is a brand new project, announced on September 18, 2010. There is an ongoing discussion about different aspects of the project, and one of those discussion revolves around the project’s logo. There have been some very good and some not so good logos proposed by community members, and what is being presented in this article are some of the proposed logos.
New Mageia development release name has been chosen, Cauldron!
Monday, September 27 2010 @ 07:09 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Since we’re starting with a new base, a brand new name for the development release in Mageia needed to be found.
This was one of the – many – tasks that needed to be done to get Mageia going (although admittedly one of the fun tasks ). Olivier Thauvin, aka Nanar, accepted to take on this task and things started rolling when he posted a new thread in the mageia-discuss mailing list, with a couple of initially proposed names.
Friday, September 17 2010 @ 09:23 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
I'm not the least bit surprised that the Wall Street Journal is reporting that VMware will be buying Novell's Linux business. After all, I suggested that VMware could really use Novell's SUSE Linux for its future, and I also knew that Novell was in hot and heavy merger and acquisition talks earlier this week. My own sources have also now confirmed that VMware is Novell's suitor.
Tuesday, September 07 2010 @ 06:40 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Bricscad, the number one DWG CAD alternative, is finally available as a native Linux version. It is the most advanced CAD platform available for Linux. It provides the engineering community an open door to Linux.
Monday, September 06 2010 @ 10:35 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
It’s test day time again, folks, and this one’s a biggie! You may have read about the brand new initialization system, systemd, written by Lennart Poettering. At the moment, we’re planning to use it as the default initialization system for Fedora 14. Obviously, this is a bold step with a fairly new piece of code.
Thursday, September 02 2010 @ 11:57 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Following up on my earlier post, we've now released a new version of Google voice and video for Linux that includes both Debian and RPM packages. As usual, it can be downloaded from http://www.google.com/chat/video; upon visiting this page, you'll be given the option of which package you want to download.
Tuesday, August 24 2010 @ 06:03 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
It has been a while since my original announcement of systemd. Here's a little status update, on what happened since then. For simplicity's sake I'll just list here what we worked on in a bulleted list, with no particular order and without trying to cover this comprehensively:
Saturday, August 14 2010 @ 06:49 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Sometimes a system administrator needs to get around a few rules that are in place for good (or not) reasons. One example is when networks have ICMP turned off (or even just a portion of it). With ICMP off it can be difficult to configure tools like Nagios for simple up and down checks. In this text getting around the no ICMP problem and a script to handle it for Nagios.
vi tips and tricks: Ten cool commands sure to impress your friends
Saturday, August 07 2010 @ 10:58 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Amaze your friends with cool vi tips and tricks that will improve the efficiency of your file editing. This article takes you through ten of the less well-known vi commands that should form part of any serious vi user's toolkit.