So you have taken the time to creatively come up with a clever domain name for your site. Next step you take the time to register your domain name or names. After you register them you have to remember when the expire and when to renew so those evil domain squatters don’t steal you hard fought domain name. Well The Linux Gazette has a great article on how to prevent domain squatters from taking your domain and how to track when your domain registration expires including the domain-check Perl script to do the tracking for you. Well worth the read to keep your domain name.
If you’re a Fedora user the end of May means one thing…time for a new release! This year was no different as the Fedora project continued its aggressive six month release schedule. Fedora 7, code named “Moonshine”, is the latest version of the Red Hat influenced Linux distribution. Fedora regulars will note the absence of the word “Core” in the new name. This isn’t the only change with this release. We’ll delve into what’s new in 7 as well as review Fedora from a desktop standpoint.
Definitely worth the read.
“Linux is simply the best. Open, free of charge, stable, reliable, flexible, and scalable. And God only knows why people do not want to use it. They grumble that it’s difficult, shows hardware problems, and lacks applications. We reply it’s totally untrue – the system is straightforward, similar hardware problems can be found in Windows as well, and there’s an abundance of applications.”
Well with not a lot to do this weekend I thought it would be a good time to take the plunge and install the next installment of my favorite distribution: Fedora 7 x86_64. There have been some good changes with the distribution since the installation went without a hitch. Well, except for a couple of mistakes that I made but that is my own damn fault isn’t it. The installation went of with out a hitch but the one complaint I would make is the anaconda (the Fedora installer) still does not install to grub my other Linux installations unlike Ubuntu which sees them and installs a grub entry for them. It has no problem recognizing my Windows installation, however.
Other than the above the installation was a breeze. I choose the development portions to add to the default installation and KDE desktop since that is the desktop I use. Forty-five minutes later I had Fedora 7 up and running. All my peripherals were working fine, printer, scanner and internet connection. With the addition of a non standard software repository, livna.org I had installed all my codecs with the inclusion of nspluginwrapper to handle 32 bit plug ins on Firefox compiled for a 64 bit system. I also installed the nvidia proprietary drivers from livna which comes with livna display configuration which makes setting up and running Beryl a breeze.
I have read plenty of problems with this incarnation of Fedora on the Fedora mailing list but personally I think the problems lie not with Fedora but with poor vendor support (hardware) and mistakes by those installing Fedora 7. I whole heartedly recommend that you give it a try. It is a well polished distribution that a lot of people have put a whole lot of work into and it shows in the final result. Well onto installing WordPress, Apache and MYSQL for my own consumption and tinkering.
Yes Fedora Core has released Core 6 for general consumption. I have tried their release candidates coming up to this release with mixed results. Hopefully they have managed to get most of the bugs out of it because I am about the take the plunge head first. Get your copies while you can. I will have my torrent running full speed.
I have to say the final product looks really good so far. I will let you know more in the coming days.
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It is about time someone got there act together and released this for linux. I am stuck with flash player 7 in only a 32 bit browser no 64 bit support. I still cannot see any support mentioned for a 64 bit Linux operating system but it is a start. So go get it what are you still doing here.
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I do not if you all have read about the rift between Mozilla´s Firefox and Debian about Debian patching Firefox for it´s own use and Mozilla going after them for not submitting the patches to Mozilla. Because of this Mozilla went after Debian for trademark infringement for using the Firefox name and icon. Pretty stupid if you ask me. Any way Debian has come out with their own version that is free of all Mozilla´s trademarks. Good for them and tough to Mozilla. They should just get over it, I think.
Debian plans to release its newest version, Etch, in December, and wants Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser to be part of the distribution. Mozilla, however, told Debian it couldn’t release the software without its accompanying artwork. Now a legal expert says that the existing distinctions between copyright and trademark laws should have prevented this from becoming an issue in the first place.
Well folks some people got together and put out a great 64 bit version of Firefox on Linux for those of us that use it. Swiftfox is distribution independent so it does not matter what 64 bit distibution that you use you can still get 64 bit goodness and speed. All your Firefox extensions will work just fine so download Swiftfox and go. On Fedora Core 5 it seems much more stable then the Firefox that comes with the distrubution. It also works better with nspluginwrapper for allowing 32 bit plugins to work on a 64 bit browser. So what are you waiting for go give it a try.
Ubuntu's Dapper Drake is the new and upcoming release of there distribution and a worthy install. It comes with the new Firefox and Thunderbird and Open Office. If you are using an then be prepared to use Google and the Ubuntu Forums. The install is an exercise in hair pulling for sure. You can not use apt-get or synaptic to install them for it will fail. If install the commercial video drivers is not something you are going to do, then, I would definitely pick up or download a copy of this distibution and install it. Have fun.