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Report: Cisco and FSF settle

h-online.com: According to the New Media & Technology Law Blog, the FSF legal action against Cisco, filed in December 2008 has been settled.

The Mono Crusade

stefanoforenza.com: World is beautiful, and everything is so peaceful right now. Still I have a weird sensation. May this be just the peace before the storm ? Is something starting ? What ?! A war ?…

The Ugly Truth About the Web

linux-mag.com: Tired of Arial and Verdana? Add some sizzle to your Web pages with a new open source project that can render any font in a page.

Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 9.04 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

100 open source gems - part 1

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Software

tuxradar.com: KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice.org and Firefox - all great software, and all powerful proponents of the free software software movement. But there are thousands of other applications out there that are worth trying.

Dell colours netbook for kids

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • Dell colours netbook for kids

  • Dell’s school netbook seems priceworthy to me!
  • Latitude 2100: Dell Netbook for Schools
  • New $369 Dell netbook for schools has germ-busting keyboard
  • Ubuntu to be offered by Dell Australia
  • Dell's Latitude 2100: More Than Just Kid Stuff
  • Amid Linux netbook jitters, Dell stands firm

Flock 2.5 launches with support for Twitter, more services

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cnet.com: Statistically, Flock is probably not for you. This Web browser, the 2.5 version of which is coming out today, is "designed to be the essential browser for the most active 25 percent of users."

Integrate Google Gadgets with Plasma in Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

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KDE

With the release of KDE 4.2, Google Gadgets became fully integrated into Plasma. You can add them to your desktop with a few clicks of your mouse.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Recovering Lost Data Using The Coroner's Toolkit

  • New Firefox Icon: Concept Rendering
  • Glug hosts free talk on OSS migration strategies
  • U Georgia Goes Open Source for Student Portal
  • OOo 3.1: Three nice new features for Writer
  • Matching files and packages in Debian/Ubuntu
  • The New Linux.com: A Review
  • Lenovo’s Revisionist Netbook History
  • Vim made easy: how to get your favorite IDE features
  • Disk Encryption With TrueCrypt
  • Stallman rounds on JavaScript
  • Relive old NES days with Secret Maryo Chronicles
  • Why Linux is not (yet) Ready for the Desktop
  • Foresight Linux 2.2.1
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux Install Advanced Intrusion Detection
  • Gentoo to Ubuntu Migration Part 2: The College Years
  • 9 of the Best Free Linux Educational Games
  • generalized makefiles
  • Tutorial: Boot Linux Over A Network
  • Portable Zenwalk
  • 10 solid Linux distributions for your netbook
  • Ubuntu One Thoughts

Why People resort to Arch Linux

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Linux

lazytechguy.com: Arch Linux is a Linux enthusiasts dream. It has a rare reputation of being very basic at the same time very user friendly.

Video overlay controller offers Linux-ready SDK

linuxdevices.com: Advanced Micro Peripherals announced a PC/104-Plus-format multi-channel video controller board with a Linux-compatible software development kit.

Linux, shminux

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Linux

garnercitizen.com: I keep waiting for the day Linux becomes easy to use for the average person and not just college computer science graduates who have probably been weaned on it.

Managing Ubuntu Linux on the cloud

blogs.computerworld: It's actually pretty darn easy to run a virtual operating system on a server or on the cloud. The real trick is managing them. That's why I'm excited that Canonical, Ubuntu's Linux commercial backer, recently released Canonical Landscape 1.3.

OpenOffice.org: Adoption is Gaining Momentum

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ooomarketing.blogspot: The workstations within academic computing labs and classrooms are increasingly occupied by open source software and open platforms.

Proxmox VE 1.2: First Impressions

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Software

linux-mag.com: Proxmox VE (VE) offers both OpenVZ containers and full virtualization via KVM in the same system. This flexibility provides you with the native speed of OpenVZ virtual machines and the traditional convenience of fully virtualized operating systems.

Linux Netbooks: Hit Microsoft where it ain't

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Linux

news.cnet.com: In open source or in product development generally, one of the biggest mistakes is to take on a deeply entrenched incumbent on its own turf. Almost inevitably, if you play someone else's game, even if you're a little cheaper/faster/better, you're going to lose.

Working to Rule

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OSS

tuxdeluxe.org: Office 2007 SP2 contains Microsoft's first native implementation of the file format Open Document Format (ODF). The devil, as always, is in the details.

wicd - A friendly network manager for Linux

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Linux distros have a broad range of managers. In KDE, the default utility is called KNetworkManager. In Gnome, it is - aptly called - Gnome Network Manager. Some Linux users do not like either of these two. Enter wicd.

Linux and the channel

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blogs.zdnet.com: Linux Pundit Bill Weinberg has produced two posts this weekend asking why we don’t have Linux laptops.

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Red Hat Woes and Fedora 29 Plans

  • Shares of open-source giant Red Hat pounded on weaker outlook
  • Fedora 29 Aims To Offer Up Modules For Everyone
    The latest Fedora 29 feature proposal is about offering "modules for everyone" across all Fedora editions. The "modules for everyone" proposal would make it where all Fedora installations have modular repositories enabled by default. Up to now the modular functionality was just enabled by default in Fedora Server 28. The modular functionality allows Fedora users to choose alternate versions of popular software, such as different versions of Node.js and other server software components where you might want to stick to a particular version.

GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

  • Linux Fu: The Great Power of Make
    Over the years, Linux (well, the operating system that is commonly known as Linux which is the Linux kernel and the GNU tools) has become much more complicated than its Unix roots. That’s inevitable, of course. However, it means old-timers get to slowly grow into new features while new people have to learn all in one gulp. A good example of this is how software is typically built on a Linux system. Fundamentally, most projects use make — a program that tries to be smart about running compiles. This was especially important when your 100 MHz CPU connected to a very slow disk drive would take a day to build a significant piece of software. On the face of it, make is pretty simple. But today, looking at a typical makefile will give you a headache, and many projects use an abstraction over make that further obscures things.
  • FSFE Newsletter June 2018
  • About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions
    We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
  • Oracle Linux 7 Now Ready For ARM Servers
    While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM. Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available for ARM 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64), including with their new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 based on Linux 4.14.

Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
  • X.Org Is Looking For A North American Host For XDC2019
    If software development isn't your forte but are looking to help out a leading open-source project while logistics and hospitality are where you excel, the X.Org Foundation is soliciting bids for the XDC2019 conference. The X.Org Foundation is looking for proposals where in North America that the annual X.Org Developers' Conference should be hosted in 2019. This year it's being hosted in Spain and with the usual rotation it means that in 2019 they will jump back over the pond.
  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.