Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

The future looks promising

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Every time a new Gnome or Fedora release is close to be release I get exited. This time is not different and it will carry very good news to Mono. First, Fedora Core 5 will release Mono, F-spot and Beagle. Unlike the previous versions it won’t be optimized for i386 anymore, instead it will be […]

The lazy sunday

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

It’s amazing how difficult it is to stop working even on Sundays. Hehe. I’ve been running with some problems with my subversion repository. The most anoying one seems like a subversion bug to me. Subversion, for some unknow reason, keeps some files at an older revision – in fact the files are updated but the […]

Mailing-list VS Forum

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

It is very common in the Open-source world to make use of mailinglists both for users and developers communication. The fact is almost an historic one since the old-web had almost no dinamic pages support and forums weren’t born yet (AFAIK). The fact is that when we are discussing a specific subject we wish to […]

What a wonderful GNOME!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Well every one knows that GNOME rocks, but from a users prespective, and news reader, we could be thinking that Linux and GNOME is a step behind Microsoft, specially Vista’s effects and redenring effects.As I previously posted here comparing to Vista, Novell is working on an extension to that would allow any X application […]

Good news to Monodevelop

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

While anwsering to a mailinglist discussion I come to realise that SharpDevelop license has been changed to LGPL. The change applies to SharpDevelop2 builds and forward. So, the SharpDevelop 1.x code is still GPL but if you use newer code you can use LGPL. SharpDevelop2 is currently in Beta 1 stage, but from what […]

Suse review part 2

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Well, after a while playing with Suse, the (previously) notable distro, I’ve to say I’m seriously disappointed with it. The first problem is that I can only use my pen when the pen is plugged at boot time, if I plug it after that I need to mount it in the terminal because Suse keeps […]

Suse, a notable distro

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

When my girlfriend bought a new computer I thought about giving a try to Suse 10 – many had suggested it to me. So, as her name is Susan… Suse it’s a nice match One of the main reasons I has willing to try Suse is because of its nice integration with Mono and related […]

Microsoft Max

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Windows Vista and WinFX is on his way, but taking too long. Meanwhile it seems like Redmond guys are trying to tell their fans they are still alive and trying to convince us that the delay is worth. Microsoft Max is not one more Microsoft product: «Microsoft® Codename Max is not like any other product. […]

Is GNOME integration good for Mono?

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

That is a good question, and made me think a lot. From one side, having Gnome to use Mono as their development platform is a great thing, yet, that is a possibility but, Java can win the race. If Java is the choice, then where will Mono fall? By other side, I think Mono is […]

Windows vs Linux

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Windows is the better for those who wish to work on easy things and all pretty stuff. But when comes to more flexibility and power Windows fails to provide that to their users. Anyway, there are many discussions about that on web, I wish to focus on a special feature Linux has and Windows don’t […]

The universal package manager

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

After a while in Linux world, I come to see there are too many package managers, each one with it’s own policy, and supporters. For instance, as I use FC, I use yum by default. Yet, apt/synaptic is my proffered choice. Exception for some things those fit my needs. Yet, there are 2 things I […]

GNOME things I hate about GNOME

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

Gnome looks nice and professional out-box. Kde looks a playground to Barbi’s. That was my first impression After a closer look, and spending some time to tweak it, Kde looks a more sane desktop to me. It runs faster, it’s more customizable and, in a way I can’t describe, runs smoother than Gnome. There can […]