Archive for February, 2009

Debian GNU/Linux Lenny (5.0) released

February 15, 2009

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed Lenny) after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments. It also features compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.2 of the LSB.

You can read more on their release information page. You can download the DVDs and CDs via http and bittorrent.

I’m very happy to see the new release because I’m a vivid fan and user of Debian GNU/Linux. It’s my default distribution on my desktop and server machine. (Even when I recommend Ubuntu for unexperienced users).

You can help the project with donations or support them directly with their work.

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Women Know Your Limits

February 14, 2009

How to be the perfect lady

February 12, 2009

Target Women is a recurring segment on Current TV’s weekly television show, infoMania. In each episode of Target Women, Sarah Haskins takes a look at the often-ridiculous way the media reaches out to women.

Watch the video and learn How To Be The Perfect Lady.

Source: Maedchenmannschaft.net

Dont’d divorce us

February 11, 2009

on December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and seeking to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November of 2008. [www.couragecampaign.org/divorce]

Same love, same sex, same rights

Source: Maedchenmannschaft.net

Erich Gamma shares insight of Eclipse development

February 10, 2009

Erich Gamma shares the lessons learnt being deeply involved in the development of the Eclipse platform over the years. From being a platform in closed development, Eclipse turned into an open source one supported by a large and growing community. Erich also talked about Jazz, IBM’s software development platform which incorporates the lessons learnt from Eclipse.

You can find the video (1 hour) on InfoQ.com

Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4?

February 8, 2009

Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? In this video, we take to Sydney’s streets to find out what people think of what they think is a Windows 7 demonstration.

Source: Aaron Seigos Blog

KDE 4.2 applications review

February 3, 2009

Alexander Dymo posted a detailed review of the application included in the new KDE 4.2 .
The post covers

  • Dolphin
  • Konqueror
  • Konsole
  • KMail
  • Akregator
  • KGet
  • Gwenview and Okula

Kyoto Now!

February 2, 2009

I knew enough about Bad Religion to like their music. What I didn’t knew about is that they are putting politics in their lyrics.

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3–14 June 1992. The treaty is intended to achieve “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”[1] The Kyoto Protocol establishes legally binding commitments for the reduction of four greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulphur hexafluoride), and two groups of gases (hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons) produced by “Annex I[wikipedia]

Stop the Clash of Civilizations

February 1, 2009