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Fedora 7 "Moonshine": Freedom vs. Ease-of-Use (Part 1)

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Reviews

Fedora 7, a.k.a. "Moonshine," released on May 31, is an odd duck. On the one hand, it's hugely popular. On the other hand, these days, there seems to be an emphasis on being user-friendly (think "Ubuntu"). But Fedora's creators have consciously limited what it can do out of the box.

PCLinuxOS Magazine June 2007 Issue 10 Released!

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the June 2007 issue (#10) is available for download! Some highlights include KDE User Guide Part 3 & 4, Linux Mint - A Review, and Top 10 Firefox Extensions.

KDE 3.x final freeze, KDE 4 module freeze

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KDE

/home/liquidat: The KDE team announced that the 3.x branch is officially closed. There will be no further features or changes besides bug fixes. In the meantime, the KDE 4 module is frozen as well.

Myah OS 3 Tech Demo 2 Available

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Linux

Myah OS 3 Tech Demo 2 is now available. This is the second release on the road to 3.0 Stable. This is still a development release but it should be fairly stable and have a well rounded selection of applications.

Review of Dell XPS 410n with Ubuntu Feisty preinstalled

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Ubuntu

ubuntuforums: I received my XPS with Ubuntu today. The first thing I will say is that when the Fedex guy delivered it he asked if Dell was having some kind of liquidation sale because he has delivered more Dells today than ever before. He told me that he had already delivered five and there were eleven more on the truck.

$100 Linux gadget becomes student testing device

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Linux

Linux Devices: LearningSoft has used customized Linux-based handheld devices in an "assessment system" aimed at helping classroom school teachers create, administer, and score tests. Aimed primarily at grades three through eight, the "Indigo Learning System" uses Aeronix's $99 Zipit chat device running a custom software stack.

Red Hat gives training discounts to Fedora users and developers

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Linux

linux.com: As a way of thanking Fedora contributors and users for their support, Red Hat is offering discounts on its training programs, in some cases up to 25% off the normal price, said Fedora project leader Max Spevack in a message on fedora-announce-list announce Friday.

The Next Generation

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Misc

Linux Today: But what really floored me was Andy's youngest son, 10-year-old Greg, who chimed in the middle of the conversation and asked me (and I quote): “how hard is it to run Windows programs, like executables, on Linux?”

Ubuntu Satanic Edition - Linux for the damned

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Ubuntu

Seopher: I first visited Ubuntu Satanic Edition back in February and since then It's had some more work done on it. Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn was released and proved to be an excellent release, so Satanic Edition released an updated "Fiery Fawn". Here are some sexy screenshots.

Fedora 7 - latest offering from Red Hat & Video

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Linux

All about Linux: The latest offering from Red Hat, Fedora ver 7.0 has been released. This time round, Fedora team has mearged the core packages with the Extra platform components which is why you see the title of this post to contain "Fedora 7" instead of "Fedora core 7".

More GPLv3 Headlines

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OSS
  • Why I won’t use GPLv3 software

  • Final GPLv3 Draft Provisions 'Good for Novell Customers'
  • GPLv3 authors comment on final draft
  • GPLv3's device-related language evolves
  • Microsoft Would Lose Patent Rights Under New Linux License Terms
  • Open source does the good-cop, bad-cop routine

Red Hat upgraded to "outperform"

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Linux

newratings: Analysts at Robert W Baird upgrade Red Hat Inc. from "neutral" to "outperform." The target price is set to $28.

A Look at Ubuntu Studio

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Linux Online: Ubuntu has been the most popular Linux distribution for quite some time now. Now, a new variant has appeared called Ubuntu Studio. This particular distribution is designed to provide and environment for people who work with graphics, audio and video.

Along the Commandline

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OS

Tux Deluxe: Interaction with computers has pre-occupied many a psychologist since the earliest musings on the subject by the non-psychologist Alan Turing. We love icons, we positively salivate at the sight of directory tress, and we just adore application windows. Or do we?

FTP-like Uploader for Firefox Supports Flickr, Picasa and more

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews: One thing that many file sharing sites lack is an FTP-like interface for users to upload their files. So what if there was an FTP program that worked with Flickr, YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, and even Box.net?

Installing and configuring LAMP on Ubuntu

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HowTos

FOSSwire: In this multi-part article, I’m going to be showing you how to install the popular LAMP stack - that’s Linux, Apache, the MySQL database system and PHP (in this example, although you can have Perl, Python etc. instead) for running your own website or web development server.

Open source revenues to reach $5.8bn

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OSS

vnunet: Sales of open source software will grow from $1.8bn last year to $5.8bn in 2011, analyst firm IDC predicts. Analyst believes that revenues alone do not reflect the actual distribution of open source software.

UN Technical Agency Honors Mozilla

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Moz/FF

mitchell's blog: Last week I traveled to the UN in Geneva to accept the International Telecommunication Union's World Information Society Award on behalf of Mozilla. The ITU is the United Nations agency specializing in information and technology.

Operating Systems - Linux or Windows? Long Live UBUNTU!

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Ubuntu

The Irows Blog: As I'm writing these words, a major computer wholesaler has decided to ship some of its new models with Linux Operating System. A perfect choice because I've been using UBUNTU on one of my machines for over a year now and I have nothing but qualified praise for it.

Chris DiBona, Google's open source chief

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Interviews

Guardian Unlimited: DiBona is Google's open source programme manager and a respected . He was in London for one leg of Google Developer Day, and I grabbed a few minutes to speak with him about Google's approach to open development.

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Devices/Mobile

  • AsteroidOS is an Open Source OS for Smartwatches
    Florent Revest is a French computer science student who has been working on an open source operating system for smartwatches for the last two years. Yesterday, he officially launched version 1 of the alpha for AsteroidOS. The goal for the platform was to create something that gave smartwatch owners more control over their privacy, as well as the hardware they purchased. Florent feels that the current proprietary platforms do not guarantee this, and this was the basis for AsteroidOS. He wanted his open source smartwatch operating system to provide freedom with free software, more privacy than other wearable platforms offer, interoperability so it could communicate with other devices, modularity that enabled the user to tweak and change the OS as they see fit, the ability to port the software to as many devices as possible, and gathering a community who is passionate about the platform.
  • AsteroidOS Brings Open Source Functionality To Smartwatches
    Smartwatches may not have taken off like companies were hoping, but they have come quite far in terms of what they can offer and what sorts of features are available for the many different models of smartwatches that are out there. Even with the updated functionality of options like Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Android Wear platforms, though, smartwatches can still feel a little bit limiting, and part of this undoubtedly includes the reason that the operating systems aren’t as open as platforms like Android. That is now changing thanks to a platform called AsteroidOS which is an open source operating system for smartwatches.
  • Mini Apollo Lake module takes the heat — and the cold
    Congatec’s “Conga-MA5” is a Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 128GB eMMC 5.1, and -40 to 85°C support. Congatec was one of the first embedded vendors to announce computer-on-modules based on Intel’s Atom E3900 and other Apollo Lake Pentium and Celeron SoCs. The offerings included a Qseven module, a SMARC 2.0 module, and a COM Express Compact Type 6 Conga-TCA5. The company has now followed up with a COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini Conga-MA5 module.
  • Top 20 Best Tizen Apps for November 2016, Tizen Smartphone
  • Smartphone game: Indian Football League game comes to the Tizen Store

Security News

Red Hat and Fedora

Technical
  • Red Hat Takes OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat has steadily taken significant steps in the cloud computing arena, expanding the focus of its OpenShift open source Platform-as-a-Service hybrid cloud computing offering, including launching a cloud-hosted commercial edition called OpenShift Online. Now, the company has announced the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, according to Red Hat. Users also get access to Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Red Hat Launches OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s award-winning container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, benefiting from Red Hat’s deep enterprise experience. Users also benefit from Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Image Gallery: Synnex Cloud Catalyst Conference Featuring Red Hat, XMedius, Plantronics
Financial Fedora/Community
  • Fedora 23 End of Life
    With the recent release of Fedora 25, Fedora 23 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on December 20th, 2016. After December 20th, all packages in the Fedora 23 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates, and no new packages will be added to the Fedora 23 collection. Upgrading to Fedora 24 or Fedora 25 before December 20th 2016 is highly recommended for all users still running Fedora 23.
  • What Is Wayland and What Does It Means for Linux Users
    Fedora 25 is now out. People are buzzing, as the team have decided to make Wayland the default graphical session going forward. For many Linux users Wayland is a new term that has popped up, but one that they do not understand. In this article we’ll briefly go over what Wayland is, what it does, and why developers are flocking to it in droves! What exactly is Wayland? Let’s find out!
  • Korora 25 is Ready
    The Korora Project has released version 25 (codename "Gurgle") which is now available for download. As usual, you can find a list of already known problems at the common F25 bugs page.
  • Fedora Design Interns Update
  • Holiday Break 2016.
    It’s sad I don’t get more time to post here these days. Being a manager is a pretty busy job, although I have no complaints! It’s enjoyable, and fortunately I have one of the best teams imaginable to work with, the Fedora Engineering team.

openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more