Tracey Donvito reviews the “The Tiny Guide to OpenOffice.org” by Benjamin Horst over on the Mad Penguin Dot Org site. The small publishing company Hentzenwerke focuses their books on two areas: the migration from Windows to Linux, and OpenOffice.org. They have already published three books on OOo, and are becoming… Read more »
I periodically have a problem with Konqueror. When I click on a directory, it wants to open it with Kate, a text editor in KDE in Linux. This is the second time this has happened to me so I’m making a note to myself about how to resolve the issue…. Read more »
Amazing how complete the language of Python is. Here is a little snippet that is available all over the place on how to hit a URL and get the text back. Give it a try. import urllib sock = urllib.urlopen(“http://microsoft.com”) htmlSource = sock.read() sock.close() print htmlSource
I’d like to chime in about my experience with SimplyMEPIS. I installed it on my laptop yesterday and so far, it’s been great! Far better than my experience with Fedora. SimplyMEPIS is a Debian based disto like Ubuntu is however it is optimized for KDE. (I’ve heard that KUbuntu is… Read more »
A new online-only magazine is now available with free subscriptions. http://tuxmagazine.com/ The magazine appears to be geared towards Linux newbies and is distributed in PDF format. Check it out.
It’s been a week since PyCon 2005 has started. I must admit that I’m having some difficulty in assembling my thoughts. It was difficult entering into this conference cold. There are really two aspects to PyCon that I would like to talk about. One is the technical state of Python… Read more »
I’m leaving for PyCon tomorrow and I’m a little nervous. I always get nervous about leaving my safe little home in my safe little town, especially when I haven’t been out much. I’ll be okay. I’ll be okay. I’ll be okay. I had planned on getting hot and heavy into… Read more »
I saw this posting a week or so ago but I didn’t think much of it. A friend of mine then forwarded me this link saying that he liked what this guy was saying. Here’s the link: http://www.ranum.com/editorials/divide-conquer/ ……….. I think this guy has missed the point. At least for… Read more »