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October 2011

New $89 Open-source Hardware Runs Full Linux OS

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld.com: An open-source hardware group on Monday announced a US$89 credit-card sized motherboard based on an ARM processor that could be used for robotics, gaming and medical devices.

Linux Foundation Launches OpenMAMA Project

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Linux

eweek.com: Several financial services firms are teaming up to launch the OpenMAMA project to deliver a new open-source messaging API, according to the Linux Foundation.

Also: Gloves off in NYSE: Red Hat trading tech face-off

Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, plans to take on Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.

Mandriva Linux 2011.0

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MDV

techquark.com: It's been a tough couple of years for Mandriva, with a lot of uncertainty about its future. The rising popularity of other mainstream distros and flagging sales brought it close to bankruptcy.

Mea culpa: coming clean about my n00b Linux mistakes

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Linux

zdnet.com: A little over a week ago, I wrote a rant about how my Linux server had crashed. I was upset when I wrote the piece, having lost a lot of work. Since then, the article itself got almost 800 comments and even my respected colleagues here on ZDNet and elsewhere have weighed in.

Kubuntu 11.10: It seems that there is a problem.

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Linux

I guess this is a bug report. I'll be filing this soon, probably tomorrow, but I wonder if anybody else has seen this.

The screens hots probably aren't going to show up here so go to http://unityisntthatbad.blogspot.com/

Complete Arch Linux Installation, Part 2: Graphical User Interface & Packages

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Linux
HowTos

businessinsider.com: Welcome to the second part of the Arch Linux installation tutorial! We are installing Arch because of the amount of users who want to learn how to get into Linux.

What People Are Saying About GNOME [Part 2]

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Software

phoronix.com: A few days ago I shared the first one thousand comments about the GNOME desktop from the 2011 GNOME User Survey. Here's now the next set of one thousand comments concerning the state of GNOME in the eyes of end-users.

My life with a Linux Desktop in the Corporate World...

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Linux

linuxinstall.net: When I recently changed jobs I was given the opportunity to build my dream machine and put what ever OS “I thought would be best”. Several of my counterparts were running Linux or dual booting between Linux and Windows.

Linux is far from dead on the desktop, but it is time to start again..

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Linux

Linux is an important OS, has a long history, and serves many people well, which is why it is time to kill it and end this game...

These are not the ramblings of a lunatic looking to start a flame war.. This is the reality in todays dog eat dog world.

Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/linux-is-far-from-dead-on-desktop-but.html

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today's howtos

  • NMCLI Command To Show Available WiFi Networks, Signal Strength on Linux!
  • Looping Through a File that Contains Spaces (for Loop)
  • Zsync HTTP-based File Transfer Utility Transfers Large Files Efficiently
  • How to open a PSD file without Photoshop

    It stands to reason that with the PSD file being a photo-editing file, the best ways to open PSD image files without Photoshop are going to be other photo editing programs. GIMP, which stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program is an excellent and free image editor alternative to Photoshop. GIMP works on Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows powered devices and is open source software, meaning it is developed voluntarily by developers all over the world. GIMP offers professional level features, which include being able to open and indeed edit PSD files. Many professional photographers and graphic designers use GIMP for their jobs, and many contribute towards developing new features. If you want to have complete control over the Photoshop file you’re trying to open without Photoshop, then GIMP is the tool you’re looking for. You can download GIMP by pressing the download button below. Then, once you’ve installed it, you can open a PSD file as you would open any other file type.

Devices: Librem 5, Raspberry Pi, TPC-DCM

  • Librem 5 Birch Shipping update — delay of just a few days.

    We want to give everyone a super quick update on shipping of the current batch of Librem 5 smartphones. There’s a delay. But, never fear, it’s only a delay of just a couple days. We had hoped, and expected, that the resistor issue (mentioned in this post last week) wouldn’t delay shipping, but it turns out it has caused a few days’ delay. We have just received official word that final parts for Birch are shipping to us as we speak — and we expect to have them on Tuesday, November 26 (next week). At which point we will be shipping phones out those receiving this batch of Librem 5’s next week. (There is always a chance the final parts will be delivered early, but the tracking currently says November 26.)

  • Exploring the interface of ecology, mathematics, and digital making | Hello World #11

    In Hello World issue 11, Pen Holland and Sarah Wyse discuss how educators and students can get closer to the natural world while honing maths and computing skills. Using a Raspberry Pi, you too can join this citizen science collaboration.

  • AiO touch-panel systems tap Intel’s Whiskey Lake

    Full specs have yet to be posted, and there’s no mention of OS support. However, the earlier TPC-DCM supports Linux distros including Ubuntu, Debian, and Mageia, as well as various Windows flavors.

Today in Techrights

Microsoft restores services after it experienced a large global outage across numerous platforms

Microsoft says it first addressed the issue at about 8:15 p.m. ET. As of 9:30 p.m. ET, the company said it identified access issues with the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Yammer. The company said in a tweet that it "identified and reverted a networking build that caused user traffic from the internet to Microsoft 365 services to intermittently fail." Read more