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30 10 2008

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29 10 2008
  • Today, Ryan C. Gordon alias "icculus", released a demo of Prey for Linux.
    Prey is a first-person shooter developed by 3D Realms and Human Head.
    The Client is running nativly and is network compatible to the MAC port. Unfortunatelly the demo network code is not compatible to the windows netcode. The full version will be.
  • Firstly, legitimate users are certainly losing out; prices raised up due to piracy (or using piracy as an excuse, as the case may be) leads to legitimate customers paying more to use the product; effectively meaning that they’re paying for pirates to use the software without paying a dime. But there’s also going to be an often unseen impact on FOSS developers; FOSS isn’t about generating revenue, but public interest and user support is the FOSS community’s lifeblood; if you choose to download a copy of MS Office 2007 instead of, OOo’s developers have lost a user, lost a supporter and possibly, lost a contributor. Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager for, has said as much himself.

links for 2008-10-28

28 10 2008
  • The Linux kernel is flexible, and you can even modify the way it works on the fly by dynamically changing some of its parameters using sysctl command. Sysctl provides an interface that allows you to examine and change several hundred kernel parameters in Linux or BSD. Changes take effect immediately, and there’s even a way to make them persist after a reboot.sysctl is used to modify kernel parameters at runtime. The parameters available are those listed under /proc/sys/. Procfs is required for sysctl support in Linux. You can use sysctl to both read and write sysctl data.Many of the tunable performance items can be configured directly by the kernel. The command sysctl is used to view current kernel settings and adjust them.

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27 10 2008

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26 10 2008

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25 10 2008
  • You just want to know that your car will start, your movie will play in synch with the sound, your hotel room is ready and your flight or train will arrive on time. That's perfectly understandable, but here's the thing.

    One of the main reasons that all of those things happen, allowing you to go about your daily lives without a care in the world, is… Linux. Yes, Linux, that arcane computer operating system so beloved of beardy, bespectacled types. Let's examine my assertion in greater detail, starting with Singapore Airlines and something called KrisWorld. KrisWorld is not, as you may think, any relation to Wayne's World ­ though it is all about entertainment. KrisWorld is the in-flight entertainment system used by Singapore Airlines, offering video and audio on-demand for all passengers, whether in cattle class or master of the universe class.

links for 2008-10-23

23 10 2008