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June 2011

Bear Turns Open Source Shark

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OSS
  • Bear Turns Open Source Shark in Deep Water
  • Further thoughts on the decline of ‘open source’ as a competitive differentiator
  • Who Says You Can’t Make Money with Open Source?
  • will Oracle stick with open source?
  • Can Creative Commons solve the digital rights problem?
  • Scientist: How to attribute free software contributions in journal article
  • Do you FOSS or do you FLOSS?
  • Open Source is not a Sin, It's a blessing

How Linux Mint took over all my computers

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Linux

dwasifar.com: Well, it’s all Mint now. Regular readers will recall that I was pretty darn impressed with Linux Mint 10 on my laptop. I’ve been slowly moving other machines to Mint since then, one at a time.

PCLinuxOS LXDE 2011.6 - Excellent Lightweight

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PCLOS

zdnet.co.uk: There were a couple of comments posted to my previous write-up of PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 which said that the LXDE version was already available. Here are my first impressions.

Ubuntu 11.10 Development Update

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Ubuntu

ubuntu-news.org: We are one week away from Alpha 2, so right now you can see lots of developers trying to get as many things into Ubuntu Oneiric as possible:

Peppermint OS: Cloud Oriented Desktop Distro

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Released in July, Peppermint Two is based on Lubuntu 11.04, an Ubuntu-derived distribution using the LXDE desktop environment. Its main distinguishing feature is that it mixes traditional applications with cloud applications that are closely integrated into the desktop.

Mageia-cal Win Over Humanity

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Linux

linuxblog.darkduck: I like Humanity in form of Ubuntu. I like KDE. That's why Kubuntu was my favourite distribution. Few months passed since 11.04 release date, and bugs are still here. That made me look into alternatives to both Ubuntu and Kubuntu. First is to replace Kubuntu, and it will be Mageia.

GNOME 3 vs Unity: Which is right for you?

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Software

linuxuser.co.uk: With so much controversy surrounding the recent release of GNOME 3 and Canonical’s Unity, there’s only one way to resolve things: a head-to-head battle royale. Gareth Halfacree investigates.

Sabayon 6 KDE review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a Gentoo-based, Linux distribution with support for binary package installation. Installation images for the major desktop environments are regularly published and updated. Rolling distributions are cool. In the future, I think most, if not all, distributions will subscribe to the model.

Are Ubuntu's Glory Days Over?

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Ubuntu

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): If there's any lesson to be learned in high school, it's that popularity is a fickle mistress. One day, you can be riding high on the strength of your awesome gaming skills, say, and the next, a fleeting fashion faux pas can bring you crashing down again.

Not much in new Thunderbird 5, but roadmap looks promising

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Software

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has released version 5 of Thunderbird, the popular open source e-mail client. The update includes some new features, updated components under the hood, and a number of performance and stability improvements.

More in Tux Machines

Plasma and the systemd startup

Landing in master, plasma has an optional new startup method to launch and manage all our KDE/Plasma services via a system --user interface rather than the current boot scripts. This will be available in Plasma 5.21. It is currently opt-in, off by default. I hope to make it the default where available after more testing and feedback, but it is important to stress that the current boot-up method will exist and be supported into the future. A lot of work was put into splitting and tidying so the actual amount of duplication in the end result is quite small and manageable. Read more

today's howtos

Mozilla Thunderbird 78.3 Is Out and You Can Finally Upgrade from Earlier Versions

Mozilla Thunderbird 78.3 open-source and free email client has arrived with more improvements and bug fixes, and you can now finally upgrade from older Thunderbird releases. When Thunderbird 78 launched earlier this year, it didn’t support automatic upgrades from version 68 or earlier. Automatic upgrade was blocked intentionally due to the revamped extension system that only supports MailExtensions, not classic extensions, to no break your Thunderbird installations. Three months later, Mozilla enabled automatic upgrades in Thunderbird with version 78.2.2 released a couple of weeks ago. Now Thunderbird 78.3 is out and it disables the installation of “legacy” MailExtensions. Read more

Android Leftovers