Monday, January 24 2011 @ 12:44 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Mandriva announces the launch of the new version of Mandriva Linux 2010.2
based on its new product strategy, a one-year period between major releases.
Additionally, Mandriva will also release updated versions of its products on a
periodic time on a 6-month basis.
Mandriva Linux 2010.2 is the first product following this new strategy. It is
based on Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring (Mandriva Linux 2010.1) plus 5000+ updated
and renewed packages!
As Vincent wrote in his blog, the idea came up at the openSUSE conference. We should work on getting distributions on the same page when it comes to a Linux Appstore technology. Appstore API's have been in development for ages on linux so we have a strong base. The as the Open Collaboration Services we currently have on freedesktop.org are inspired by the GetHotNewStuff technology which was developed by Josef Spillner many years ago - KDE and GNOME have used this to deliver wallpapers and scripts to their users.
How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Mandriva 2010.1 Spring
Saturday, January 15 2011 @ 08:48 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with Apache2 on a Mandriva 2010.1 Spring server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the Apache server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files.
The Linux kernel exposes a wealth of information through the proc special filesystem. It's not hard to find an encyclopedic reference about proc. In this article I'll take a different approach: we'll see how proc tricks can solve a number of real-world problems. All of these tricks should work on a recent Linux kernel, though some will fail on older systems like RHEL version 4.
Itís surprisingly hard to find a definitive answer to the question of what happens with Linux block device names when you get past drive 26 (ie. counting from one, the first disk is /dev/sda and the 26th disk is /dev/sdz, what comes next?) I need to find out because libguestfs is currently limited to 25 disks, and this really needs to be fixed.
Here's something interesting, but all of the details are not yet known at this time as the official announcement doesn't seem to have been issued yet. TransGaming, the company behind the Cedega software for running Windows games on Linux, is going to be replacing the Cedega Gaming Service with something now called GameTree Linux.
First, letís get the niceties out of the wayÖ the Mageia team would like to wish you all a very happy New Year, for you and your families . We really hope that 2011 will be the Mageia year for users, contributors and partners so that we can propose and promote a rock solid and innovative open source environment.
While we are speaking about the future, the new year comes with the start of the real work!
Iíve always loved to tinker with things. The Teddy Ruxpin doll I had when I was younger, the first home PC my parents bought for me and my brother, and eventually Linux (thanks to my awesome brother, Eric, who got my video drivers working back when I didnít have a clue what was going on). Over the years in Linux Desktop land Iíve always seemed to gravitate towards the Gnome desktop environment. It was simple, functional, fast and well thought out. Over time, my lust for customizing every aspect of the desktop to fit my liking went into hibernation as I started to work on projects and divert my attention elsewhere.