Ubuntu getting Xorg.conf GUI

Note: This only applies to Ubuntu 7.10. Later releases included automatic configuration of X and as such this is no longer required.

Remember the good old days when to change a screen resolution or driver, you had to edit xorg.conf or reconfigure X.org? Those fine times are now over, or they will be, with the release of Ubuntu 7.10.

As of an update from a few ...

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GNOME turns ten today

GNOME, the most popular desktop environment for Linux, is ten years old today! The GNU Network Object Model Environment (although not often referred to as that anymore) was originally announced as a project to build a graphical environment based entirely on free and open source software.

At the time, rival environment KDE wasn't completely free and was frowned upon by the FSF because the underlying toolkit it runs on ...

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Yesterday’s Downtime

Well, we're back now and the site is running fine.

I'd like to explain the cause of our downtime yesterday, as it wasn't the normal case of "too many visitors."

Yesterday, as visitors came flowing in, a programming glitch was the cause of our downtime, although the Digg article triggered the glitch.

The banner on the sidebar of FOSSwire.com (the Oratos banner) was a handy little ...

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