links for 2008-10-20

20 10 2008
  • 've had several people ask me what I think the best, top, most user friendly, ultimate, and so on distribution is–so now I'm publishing my Top 10 Linux Distributions in reverse order of preference. Ease of installation, commercial support, community support, updates, administrative tools, stability, performance, and to a lesser extent–their ranking on
  • Este popular documental trata sobre la historia de GNU/Linux y el open source, comienza narrando los comienzos del movimiento open source (con el proyecto GNU y Richard Stallman) hasta cuando GNU/Linux entro en bolsa, es un documental en el que prácticamente la historia es narrada mediante entrevistas a personas como: Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, Eric Raymond y muchos otros personajes importantes, no tiene desperdicio ninguno, un documental que todo aficionado a la informática y al software libre debería ver.
  • We have declined to discuss any agreement with Microsoft under the threat of unspecified patent infringements. Allegations of “infringement of unspecified patents” carry no weight whatsoever. We don’t think they have any legal merit, and they are no incentive for us to work with Microsoft on any of the wonderful things we could do together. A promise by Microsoft not to sue for infringement of unspecified patents has no value at all and is not worth paying for. It does not protect users from the real risk of a patent suit from a pure-IP-holder (Microsoft itself is regularly found to violate such patents and regularly settles such suits). People who pay protection money for that promise are likely living in a false sense of security.
  • Now that we understand how Microsoft may plan to embrace and extend (in hopes of extinguishing) Free software, it is pretty much established that ignorance about this issue must be addressed. It’s imperative to inform.
  • This article is part of the ongoing Productivity Tips for Geeks series. cd is one of the most frequently used command during a Unix session. In this article, I’ve provided 6 cd command hacks, which will boost your productivity instantly and make it easier to navigate the directory structure from command line.
  • The Sun Report Builder extension adds powerful reporting capabilities to Base, and using it to create reports is easy, as we can see with a simple example. Suppose you're a freelance writer, and you want to keep track of your submissions using a simple Base database that stores article titles, publications, submission dates, current status, and payment rates. This is a useful solution, but adding reporting capabilities turns the database into a handy analytical tool. With Sun Report Builder you can generate a list of articles grouped by publication, shows the sum of article payments, and displays a chart of payments for each publication.
  • Follow these easy steps to install any Linux OS using only a USB stick:
  • Estas últimas semana la comunidad ha estado creciendo y por tanto el trabajo relacionado a la comunidad y los contratos de suscripción a servicios también. Así mismo, de a poco se empieza a popularizar la marca EQaula, pero hay un problema, no hay un común a la hora de pronunciar esta palabra. Por eso dedicaré este post a describir el genesis del nombre.
  • Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.
  • Welcome to the home of InfraRecorder on the internet!

    InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.

    InfraRecorder is released under GPL version 2.

  • Fall is the time when high school seniors start to think about college choices. Some lucky few (like me), have to decide only which engineering college they will go to. Others, more perplexed, are trying to decide what profession, if any, they should pick. They are aware that their entire future hinges on this decision; in the casual way of 17-year olds, they don't let that bother them much.

    At times like these, my wife frequently suggests information technology as a possible career choice. I am more hesitant to do so. I've discovered over the years that it's no favor to turn someone into a software developer. If it's not something they choose from the start, with their own eyes open, then should they really be doing this kind of work? Are good programmers born, or made?

  • Even people who don't live and die by their mobile phones sometimes need to send SMS messages. Did you know you can do that from your computer?

    Likewise, it's easier to clean your mobile phone of all the numbers you've not been dialing in the last few years using a mouse, rather than navigating repeatedly through the phone's menu system. Here are some Linux tools that can help you manage your cell phone.

  • Decided to try the new Skype client for Linux. As usual I hit the hurdle of “no 64-bit binaries” 😦

    I went to medibuntu to get the 64-bit variants they do and found that they’ve not done v2 ones yet.





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