Dusting Off the Archives - compiling software from scratch

Installing software on Linux, or any Unix system from the source code is something that is difficult to pick up straight away. Nowadays, the chances you'll need to actually do this are lower, but sometime it's good to know how.

Back in September, I showed you how most source applications can be compiled and installed.

Installing software. It’s something that you do quite a lot if you ...

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Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 Is A Win For Linux

Mozilla has released the latest beta of Firefox 3 today, and the Linux efforts behind it are starting to show even more. This release, being a beta, is surprisingly stable. Here's the killer that makes this beta release amazing: more GTK support.

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firefox3b2_icons.pngLook at those tabs. They match perfectly with the default Clearlooks theme. It isn't true GTK like Epiphany, but it sure looks like it now. Instead ...

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Nintendo ES

And out of left field, it's Nintendo! Never saw this one coming, did you?

The folks at OSNews have unearthed an interesting, not well-known discovery: Nintendo has released the "Nintendo ES" operating system, and not only that, but under an entirely free and open-source license.

The OS is written in C++, runs EMCAScript (JavaScript), uses Cairo for rendering, and as of recently, can run Squeak, a Smalltalk programming language ...

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