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We currently have a fair number of working drivers that cover most of the available WNICs on the market. However, most don't implement all possible features and many have issues. Hardware by companies not providing complete specifications, free firmware and drivers can be more problematic to support. The switching of chipsets by manufacturers without changing model numbers also makes this list less useful to those purchasing new hardware. Except for a handful of WNICs with free software drivers and free firmware, like e.g. the Penguin 802.11N , most available wireless hardware can not be exhausted when used with Linux.
Important Update Apparently the new version of apt-get in Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10) has a function that allows you to remove unused dependencies when removing an application: sudo apt-get autoremove applicationname So the points outlined on this page about using aptitude over apt-get are largely irrelevant if you're using Edgy Eft (6.10), Feisty Fawn (7.04), or any future version of Ubuntu.
I' ve downloaded a software for Linux from the Internet. There is a file called install.sh. How do I run an .sh file to install the software?
Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win the world's biggest UI elements pack "Impressionist User Interface Elements Pack" for 3 winners (1 developer license and 2 personal license) to design your project more creatively. When switching from Windows to a more secured Linux operating system, you may come up with many difficulties. Like for example you might not find the applications you needed for doing your daily work. Although you can find any and all the replacements of a Windows application on Linux, there is a way through which you can run your favorite Windows application on your Linux operating system. Here we have compiled a list of 6 free tools that will help you run your favorite Windows application on a Linux system or help you to run virtual PC on any Operating System.
A system call is an interface between a user-space application and a service that the kernel provides. Because the service is provided in the kernel, a direct call cannot be performed; instead, you must use a process of crossing the user-space/kernel boundary. The way you do this differs based on the particular architecture. For this reason, I'll stick to the most common architecture, i386.
Introduction Virtualization is a concept that has been around for quite some time. Succinctly, it's the process of taking something and making it look like something else. Applying this concept to a computer system allows different users to view that single system differently (for example, a single computer that runs both Linux and Microsoft® Windows® concurrently). This is commonly called full virtualization.
You can't read a technical Web site these days without some mention of so-called cloud computing. Cloud computing is really nothing more than the provisioning of computing resources (computers and storage) as a service. Along with that comes the ability to dynamically scale the service to additional computers and storage in a simple and transparent way.
In an attempt to find a good Unix reference for you FOSSwire readers, I was unsuccessful at finding a decent one on the Internet. So, why not make one? Click the image above to download a full PDF. Print it out, stick it on your wall, and pass it on. It's licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license, so feel free do distribute and modify it, even for commercial use! Just keep the FOSSwire credit on the page.
We all know that Linux is about choice. Everyone has the choice of what they use and how they use it, provided they have access to a tame hacker with suitable programming skills. A consequence of this is that there's a huge range of software out there. If there's a popular favourite for a given task, you can bet your bottom dollar there'll be at least one alternative. You've only to look at the package selection options in most distro installers to see just how many choices you can make before you even start using your distribution. Over the next few pages we'll highlight some of the choices available to you for some of the most common desktop tasks.
In this article we’re going to look at 7 useful tips to make your Ubuntu experience even better. This is particularly aimed at newbies, and shows you step by step how to tweak Ubuntu with some must have extras. 1. ubuntu-restricted-extras – Installing this package will pull in support for MP3 playback and decoding, support for various other audio formats (gstreamer plugins), Microsoft fonts, Java runtime environment, Flash plugin, LAME (to create compressed audio files), and DVD playback.
By Kurt Edelbrock on November 03, 2008 (4:00:00 PM) TimeVault makes saving and recovering data easy through an automatic process. You define directories to include or exclude from the process, and TimeVault takes care of the rest by creating snapshots of your data.
To start, you need to be able to find your network when you're out and about. If your network sits behind a static Internet Protocol (IP) address with a registered domain name, you're all set. On the other hand, if your network accesses the Internet using an address assigned to it via Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), you have a little work ahead of you. The simplest thing you can do is find your network's IP address so you can access it directly using a service like Whatsmyip . Browse to that Web site from within your network and the resulting page will display the IP address that your network uses. This address is independent of any addresses you may have assigned to machines within your network -- it's the external network address of your gateway machine or router.
The Theory Behind Hard Drive Management June 3, 2002 By Alexander Prohorenko "How can I add one more hard disk?", "What should I do if my collegue brings a new hard disk and I have to copy my files there?", "When I was using Windows, one could see the new disk immediately and Linux is too complex!"
From Wired How-To Wiki Overall, Linux is not known as a resource hog. The free operating system is a fairly lean machine out of the box -- some distributions moreso than others. Still, there are some tweaks you can make to any Linux installation to speed things up. Most of the tips covered in this article involve using the command line and editing system files. Therefore, it goes without saying that you should be fairly comfortable with your command line skills before attempting any of these tweaks.
In the early days, bootstrapping a computer meant feeding a paper tape containing a boot program or manually loading a boot program using the front panel address/data/control switches. Today's computers are equipped with facilities to simplify the boot process, but that doesn't necessarily make it simple. Let's start with a high-level view of Linux boot so you can see the entire landscape. Then we'll review what's going on at each of the individual steps. Source references along the way will help you navigate the kernel tree and dig in further. Overview