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Comment: Process explorer features (Score 1) 423

by vdboor (#30136450) Attached to: What's Coming In KDE 4.4

As for my feedback, I'd like to see more features from process explorer available. The tool provides _a lot_ for detailed information about a process:
- the tcp/ip connections the process has open.
- the libraries it has loaded
- the environment variables the process has.
- the security context of the process (think selinux)
- the strings the process contains (both image and memory)
- the threads it has open, including their starting point.
- the cpu and memory usage per process.


Oh and other nice features of it:
- killing an app by pressing delete
- a brief highlight of a row on process creation and destruction.

Could you consider some of these points? It would be yet a reason less to open a terminal, and rival `top` :-)

Comment: Re:Some questions (yes rpm, but not bad anymore) (Score 1) 121

by vdboor (#28933099) Attached to: SUSE Studio 1.0 Released

1) does it force the use of RPM? Some prefer DEB, or even ebuilds.

Yes, because it produces a openSUSE derivative.

Fortunately, openSUSE also comes with zypper as high level tool. It's quite like apt is a high level tool to dpkg and DEB packages.
For a comparison:

  • rpm -i <-> dpkg -i
  • zypper install <-> apt-get install

Zypper is also just as fast as apt-get. So it may not be that bad after all. :-)

Secondly the openSUSE build service allows you to search for an insane number of packages in community / addon repositories.

Comment: Re:Microsoft's excuse for not updating (Score 1) 211

by vdboor (#28502829) Attached to: Ksplice Offers Rebootless Updates For Ubuntu Systems

The Linux way isn't perfect either because running applications do not benefit from the update. Such an application will effectively use the old DLL until it is restarted giving a false sense of security. If an affected service is not restarted, then the computer is still at risk.

this is a realy good point, and most people seam to forget that. After running updates, you can use this command to see which processes use old library versions:

lsof | grep inode=

I'd wish linux update tools/applets would check this too...

Comment: KDE release dates and 4.2.2 (Score 1) 455

by vdboor (#27393053) Attached to: Attempting To Reframe "KDE Vs. GNOME"

KDE 4.2.2 will be released in a few days and still it will not contain KDevelop/Quanta/K3B.

All 4.2.x releases only contain bugfixes. They won't include new features, let alone new applications.

There are no dates given beyond KDE 4.2.2.

*kuch* ..?

Comment: Re:Strategy fail (Score 1) 828

by vdboor (#26449615) Attached to: Qt Becomes LGPL

Just three days ago at FUDCon, I saw someone try to use KGPG on their GNOME desktop. He had localized GNOME in Dutch, and when KGPG pops up...everything was in English

And that's something this distribution could have addressed already. The package manager knows the language setting too.


E17, Slimmed Down For Cell Phones 166

Posted by timothy
from the durned-amazing-looking dept.
twitter writes "Want to run Enlightenment on your cell phone? The Rasterman's recent efforts bring E17 to Open Moko FreeRunner and Treo 650: 'According to the Rasterman, when used with his updated illume stack and new Elementary widget set, E17 can now run in just 32MB of RAM, on an ARM9 processor clocked at 317MHz. To prove it, he is distributing a Linux kernel and E17/Illume/Elementary stack for Palm's Treo650. The stack can be launched from PalmOS without touching the device's flash storage, he says.' While Microsoft fumbles with limited 'instant on,' GNU/Linux rules the embedded world and that's the only thing going in the IT market right now."
Operating Systems

Gentoo On Server Considered Harmful 372

Posted by kdawson
from the not-a-desktop dept.
Siker writes in to point out his blog post — Why Gentoo Shouldn't Be On Your Server — which seems to have stirred up a lot of discussion, including a thread on the Gentoo forums. From the post: "I firmly believe in updating server software only when you need to. If you don't need new features, and things are working, why change anything? If you update anything you will undoubtedly need to update configuration files. You will need to fix things that break in the upgrade process... This is hard with Gentoo. Gentoo wants you to change a lot of stuff. It wants to be bleeding edge."

Linux Snobs, The Real Barriers to Entry 1347

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the you-all-know-them dept.
McSnarf writes "It's not Windows. It's not distro wars. Sometimes it's just the arrogant attitude that keeps people from switching from Windows. 'As I spoke to newbies, one Windows user who wanted to learn about Linux shared the encouraging and constructive note (not) he received from one of the project members. The responding note read: "Hi jackass, RTFM and stop wasting our time trying to help you children learn.""

KOffice 1.5 Released 296

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the open-document-support dept.
ingwa writes to tell us that the KOffice team has released version 1.5 which offers, among other things, default OpenDocument file format, new project planning tool KPlato, professional color support and adjustment layers in Krita and the long awaited Kexi 1.0. From the announcement: "KOffice was the first office suite that announced support for OpenDocument and now the second to announce it as the default file format after This makes KOffice a member of a very select group and will lead to new deployment opportunities. Great care has been taken to ensure interoperability with other office software that also use OpenDocument."

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