iTWire: CodeWeavers announces it will give away CrossOver for Linux and MacOS for free over the course of a day if 100,000 eligible USA voters pledge to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Archive for the 'Linux' Category
iTWire: Previously I’ve mooted an obstacle preventing Linux adoption is the need for more big game titles, rather than productivity apps. This week, in the wake of its Humble Indie Bundle debut, Tim Schafer explains what porting Psychonauts to Linux was like.
iTWire: I am so disappointed that the hype and expectation of the Motorola Atrix was not met with its reality.
iTWire: Mark Shuttleworth proposes a new imagining of the traditional WIMP user interface, focusing on user intent rather than a hierarchy of menu items.
iTWire: Even the most Microsoft-ardent developer will know web hosts favour Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP over Windows, IIS, ASP.NET and SQL Server. Thanks to virtualisation the days of dual booting are over. Here is how to set up a streamlined LAMP development environment on any Windows PC.
iTWire: In a move certain to surprise, shock and even anger many, the creator of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, today signed up as Chief Software Architect with Microsoft to work on the Redmond Giant’s next-generation operating system with Dave Cutler.
iTWire: The problem with corporate networks is they not only stop the bad guys coming in but also your users who want to work remotely, whether at home, at a client site or on the road. Here is where a VPN product comes in, and the simplest to deploy on Windows is a Linux virtual appliance called OpenVPN.
My latest iTWire story is about a problem I faced on Monday. A Fujitsu laptop running Windows Vista Business just would not boot. Diagnostics showed a registry corruption but the recovery console was not installed, Windows auto-repair attempts failed, the Windows installer wouldn’t provide an ‘upgrade’ option when booted from DVD … but happily I could fix the problem using an Ubuntu 8.04 Live CD.
This story is doing brilliantly on Digg, hitting the front page last night.