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Story KDE and Gnome Formulate Common Goals srlinuxx 06/07/2009 - 11:05pm
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Story KDE and GNOME Users: Different Download Habits srlinuxx 1 09/10/2008 - 5:05pm
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Linux Foundation to begin third annual desktop Linux survey

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Linux

desktoplinux: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, will announce its third annual desktop Linux survey on Oct. 17.

Wine is Getting Good

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Linux

Anyone else notice lately how good Wine is getting? No, of course I'm not talking about the beverage. Last year, Wine would only "sorta" work with the ClassXP software. This school year is a different story.

Mandriva Linux PowerPack 2008.0 review

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Reviews

softwareinreview.com: Mandriva Linux has a history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. True to form, Mandriva 2008.0 is an excellent release, following the terrible 2007.1, and the just as excellent 2007.0.

Mozilla working on Firefox 3 visual refresh for Linux

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: Mozilla user interface design specialist Alex Faaborg wrote a lengthy blog entry last week about plans for the Firefox 3 visual refresh. Faaborg explained the importance of creating applications that visually integrate with the rest of the operating system and displays screenshots of the new default Firefox 3 themes for Mac OS X and Vista.

13 reasons why Linux should be on your desktop

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Linux

desktoplinux: In 13 Reasons why Linux won't make it to a desktop near you, we reviewed Linux as a marketing case study. In this piece, we take a good look at the product to find out why it has thrived despite its troubled childhood.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Bluetooth GPS on Ubuntu Gutsy

  • Ubuntu: It's not just for desktops anymore
  • Upgrading Ubuntu Linux 7.04 to Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
  • Ubuntu's Gutsy Move
  • Mozilla Team needs YOU!
  • On Your Marks, Get Set...Gutsy Gibbon!

ALERT! Ubuntu is Taking Over the Earth. Resistance is Futile.

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thenixedreport: It use to be that when a Linux program came out it was geared to run on Fedora, PCLinuxOS, SUSE, and Gentoo Linux. This was good because anyone could use it on any distribution. Then Ubuntu got more and more popular. Why I still can’t figure out.

Life after Novell - the rosy gets rosier

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matt asay: I wrote a week ago about the rich opportunities that await those that end up leaving Novell, whether by choice or by RIF. Today, I got an email from an old friend who left Novell last year. Funny what happens once you shake off the spell Novell weaves:

Ubuntu goes 3-D

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theregister.co.uk: Most notably for the client crowd is the production version of Compiz. It's mostly eye candy to be sure, although the Compiz code serves a larger purpose. "I believe we're the first (Linux) distribution to deliver that out of the box."

Using YouTube's GData API in Linux desktop applications

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HowTos

arstechnica: Last month, Google rolled out a new API for YouTube based on GData, making it possible for developers to use Google's existing client libraries to interact with the video service.

Mark Shuttleworth talks Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

downloadsquad.com: Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth held a conference call with reporters today in advance of the October 18th release. Canonical is set to ship Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon on Thursday. The latest version of the popular Linux distribution packs a bunch of new features.

Also: Ubuntu Plans Eye Candy for Desktop Computers and Beyond

A visual stroll through the world of KDE 4 Beta (3.94)

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KDE

Rudd-O: Curious about how the next generation of KDE looks like? Be curious no more: here’s a bleeding-edge (really, sometimes it bleeds) look at the latest — 3.94 — beta of KDE 4.

Puppy Linux grows bigger teeth

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linux.com: For several years Puppy Linux has been breathing life into old and dated hardware, but instead of being just another minimalistic distribution, Puppy boasts smart features that save resources without cutting down the number of applications. The latest major Puppy release, Puppy 3.00, continues this trend by making the less than 100MB distro binary-compatible with Slackware 12 and providing other enhancements.

Linux vs. Windows Power Usage

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OS

phoronix: We've had repeated requests for a power comparison between Windows and different Linux distributions. Well, in this article are the first set of results from that testing. We've compared the power consumption of Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Fedora 7, and Ubuntu 7.10.

PHASEX: A New Linux Softsynth

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Software

linux journal: Development of native Linux audio plugins and softsynths may not be so relentlessly rapid as it is in the Windows and Mac sound software worlds, but new things do appear. This week I profile a cool new (well, relatively new) Linux softsynth, William Weston's Phase Harmonic Advanced Synthesis EXperiment, also known as Phasex.

OSI approves Microsoft licenses

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Microsoft

blogs.the451group: The Open Source Initiative has announced that the OSI Board has approved the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) and the Microsoft Reciprocal License (Ms-RL) as satisfying the criteria of the Open Source Definition, following their submission in August.

KDE 3.5.8 Release Announcement

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KDE

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.8, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

BBC Uses Flash to open IPlayer to Linux and Mac Users

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Software

digital arts: The BBC and Adobe has announced a strategic relationship that will see the BBC adopt Adobe's Flash Player software, allowing Mac and Linux users to use the broadcaster's iPlayer streaming video service for the first time.

Turn Your Rig into a Linux Home Theater PC (for free)

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Software

ExtremeTech: If you take the time to look around, you'll find lots of software for both Windows and GNU/Linux that meet these specifications. To help you evaluate the best choice for your needs, we'll skim off the cream of the crop.

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Security Leftovers

  • Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls
    The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.
  • Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March [Ed: Microsoft is keeping open 'back doors' that are publicly known about, not just secret ones]
    Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by Google, before the scheduled date for its next round of updates rolls around in March. The company did not issue any updates in February, even though it had been scheduled to switch to a new system from this month onwards. It gave no reason for this, apart from saying: "This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. "After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan." The Google-disclosed bug was made public last week, and is said to be a flaw in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited both locally and remotely to read the contents of a user's memory.
  • Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk
    Microsoft has patched "critical" security vulnerabilities in its browsers, but has left at least two zero-day flaws with public exploit code. The software giant released numerous patches late on Tuesday to fix flaws in Adobe Flash for customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10.

Red Hat News

  • Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.
    When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows the main stream or branch of the upstream code their solution will receive all the changes and updates created in the upstream repository. Those changes simply “flow down” to the member’s solution. However, if a member organization forks the code — if they create a solution that strays from the main stream — their solution no longer receives updates, fixes and changes from the upstream repository. This organization is now solely responsible for maintaining their solution without the benefit of the upstream community, much like the baby salmon that took a tributary and then have to fend for themselves rather than remain in the main stream and receive the benefit and guidance of the other salmon making their way to the ocean.
  • HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( NYSE : HPE ) and Red Hat, Inc. ( NYSE : RHT ) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Red Hat Joins the OpenPower Foundation
    As part of our commitment to delivering open technologies across many computing architectures, Red Hat has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture, at the Platinum level. While we already do build and support open technologies for the POWER architecture, the OpenPOWER Foundation is committed to an open, community-driven technology-creation process – something that we feel is critical to the continued growth of open collaboration around POWER.
  • Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

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