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some howtos:

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  • Create a repository with subversion
  • Get website metrics with AWStats
  • Remove All Files Except Some
  • get Ralink 2870 wireless usb adapter working in
  • SalixOS/Slackware-13.1
  • Make Your Firefox Browser Start Up Faster
  • Introduction to Das U-Boot

Why I’ll Never Offer Ubuntu Desktop To Clients

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Ubuntu

prosulum.com: Imagine a place where all businesses had $0 recurring expense for business related software. A wonderful land where all you had to worry about was convincing clients to pay you for maintenance, and not license fees.

Introducing Windows users to Linux

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Like many current Linux users, I once used Windows exclusively. Luckily, I learnt that there are alternatives that are just as good, if not better.

Pigs Can Fly

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft 'Loves' Open Source, and Pigs Can Fly
  • A couple comments on "Microsoft: ‘We love open source’"

Linux Market Share

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: I came across this well-written piece from the Royal Pingdom Blog referenced on Linux Today. It’s about the failure of desktop Linux to break the 1% market share barrier, and I confess that it left me a little depressed. But I decided to add my two cents on the subject anyhow.

Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta is now available with new features that offer more control over your Web experience. This release lets you own and control your personal Web experience by syncing your data across devices, and by helping you organize your tabs in order to juggle and prioritize your busy online life.

Top 20 Apps for GNOME Fans

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Software

earthweb.com: With so much focus on how one desktop environment compares with another, it's easy to lose focus on what really matters here – the applications we use each and every day.

First pre-release version of Fedora 14

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Linux

h-online.com: The Fedora Project has released the first and only alpha version of its Fedora 14 Linux distribution, code named "Laughlin".

Cheating on Ubuntu with a Mac

zdnet.com/blog: It started with harmless flirtations with Windows 7. I mean, come on, it was pretty, fast, stable, and popular. I love Ubuntu, but I’m only human, right? No harm in looking.

The ZenMini of netbook Linuxes

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Linux

openattitude.com: PCLinuxOS Gnome ZenMini DesktopOpenSUSE isn’t the only new distro at the Oa compound; I’ve also replaced Easy Peasy on my netbook with PCLinuxOS, running the GNOME ZenMini Desktop.

Keep the "Linux" out of it Please

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Android and Ubuntu are arguably the two largest Linux success stories to date. Ubuntu with its soaring success over other Linux-based desktop solutions and Android with its seemingly single handed domination of the mobile market. What makes these two distributions so successful?

Red Hat takeover talk heats up ahead of press conference

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Linux

localtechwire.com: Someday, rumors that Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will be bought out by a larger rival, will come true. Is that day at hand?

Also: Red Hat: Will SAP Acquire Linux Leader?

Alpine Linux 2 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Alpine Linux is a distribution designed primarily for use as a router, firewall and application gateway. The latest stable version, Alpine Linux 2.0, was released last week (August 17, 2010).

Inkscape 0.48 lined up and released

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h-online.com: The open source scalable vector editor Inkscape has been updated to version 0.48 in a release designed to incorporate Google Summer of Code (GSoC) improvements and other developments over the last nine months.

Take your desktop to the cloud with eyeOS

linuxuser.co.uk: Why settle for different web-based applications when you can have a full-blown cloud-based desktop, offering a complete solution for daily computing? If a personal cloud desktop appeals to you, then eyeOS is exactly what you need…

The New Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox

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Software

earthweb.com: The new wave of browsers -- Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome (in just about all its incarnations) -- all compete with each other fiercely to be the best possible delivery mechanism for the web as an app platform, in four basic areas:

Linux Mint 9 Xfce released

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Linux

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 Xfce.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Top 20 Bright Wallpapers For Ubuntu
  • Firefox 4 To Be Feature Complete On September 1
  • Virtualization Through Thick and Thin
  • Some lessons from Bruce Steinberg
  • Novell's Appeal Brief in the WordPerfect Case
  • DtO: Fallout from Oracle-2K Continues
  • Mil-OSS working group 2 wrap-up
  • CaC (Catch And Convert) Videos from video sites
  • Smarter KGpg
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #207
  • Zeitgeist continues to morph into Skynet
  • Increased Demand for Near-Term Call Options on Red Hat
  • Red Hot Call Options Ablaze With Bullish Speculation
  • Stevens Says Evolution of Cloud Computing `Decades' Away
  • Back to Basics: Looks Aren't Everything
  • Conky Colors Gets A Beautiful New Cairo Mode
  • Leak allegedly shows Nokia N9, could be first MeeGo phone
  • FPGAs get tiny Linux, Red Hat-compatible IDE
  • Review of "Python 3 Object Oriented Programming"
  • OpenSSH 5.6 Released into the Wild
  • Icons of the Web (tuxmachines listed)
  • Crowd Computing: Sounds Dangerous To Me
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e04 | Linux Backup Roundup!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion
  • Centralized Logging with a Web Interface
  • Install PPASEARCH Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10
  • Power nap via the command line in Linux/Mac OS
  • MaverickMovies: How to Make an Ubuntu Commercial

OpenOffice Will Survive

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OOo

lockergnome.com: However, the time between updates make increase by a large margin.

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KaOS 2018.01 KDE-focused Linux distro now available with Spectre and Meltdown fixes

It can be difficult to find a quality Linux distribution that meets your needs. This is partly because there are just too many operating systems from which to choose. My suggestion is to first find a desktop environment that you prefer, and then narrow down your distro search to one that focuses on that DE. For instance, if you like KDE, both Kubuntu and Netrunner are solid choices. With all of that said, there is another KDE-focused Linux distro that I highly recommend. Called "KaOS," it is rolling release, meaning you can alway be confident that your computer is running modern packages. Today, KaOS gets its first updated ISO for 2018, and you should definitely use it to upgrade your install media. Why? Because version 2018.01 has fixes for Spectre and Meltdown thanks to Linux kernel 4.14.14 with both AMD and Intel ucode. Read more

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KDE: Linux and Qt in Automotive, KDE Discover, Plasma5 18.01 in Slackware

  • Linux and Qt in Automotive? Let’s meet up!
    For anyone around the Gothenburg area on Feb 1st, you are most welcome to the Automotive MeetUp held at the Pelagicore and Luxoft offices. There will be talks about Qt/QML, our embedded Linux platform PELUX and some ramblings about open source in automotive by yours truly ;-)
  • What about AppImage?
    I see a lot of people asking about state of AppImage support in Discover. It’s non-existent, because AppImage does not require centralized software management interfaces like Discover and GNOME Software (or a command-line package manager). AppImage bundles are totally self-contained, and come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and can be managed on the filesystem using your file manager This should sound awfully familiar to former Mac users (like myself), because Mac App bundles are totally self-contained, come straight from the developer with zero middlemen, and are managed using the Finder file manager.
  • What’s new for January? Plasma5 18.01, and more
    When I sat down to write a new post I noticed that I had not written a single post since the previous Plasma 5 announcement. Well, I guess the past month was a busy one. Also I bought a new e-reader (the Kobo Aura H2O 2nd edition) to replace my ageing Sony PRS-T1. That made me spend a lot of time just reading books and enjoying a proper back-lit E-ink screen. What I read? The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams, A Shadow all of Light by Fred Chappell, Persepolis Rising and several of the short stories (Drive, The Butcher of Anderson Station, The Churn and Strange Dogs) by James SA Corey and finally Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. All very much worth your time.

GNU/Linux: Live Patching, Gravity of Kubernetes, Welcome to 2018

  • How Live Patching Has Improved Xen Virtualization
    The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor is widely deployed by enterprises and cloud providers alike, which benefit from the continuous innovation that the project delivers. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix, details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping move the project forward.
  • The Gravity of Kubernetes
    Most new internet businesses started in the foreseeable future will leverage Kubernetes (whether they realize it or not). Many old applications are migrating to Kubernetes too. Before Kubernetes, there was no standardization around a specific distributed systems platform. Just like Linux became the standard server-side operating system for a single node, Kubernetes has become the standard way to orchestrate all of the nodes in your application. With Kubernetes, distributed systems tools can have network effects. Every time someone builds a new tool for Kubernetes, it makes all the other tools better. And it further cements Kubernetes as the standard.
  • Welcome to 2018
    The image of the technology industry as a whole suffered in 2017, and that process is likely to continue this year as well. That should lead to an increased level of introspection that will certainly affect the free-software community. Many of us got into free software to, among other things, make the world a better place. It is not at all clear that all of our activities are doing that, or what we should do to change that situation. Expect a lively conversation on how our projects should be run and what they should be trying to achieve. Some of that introspection will certainly carry into projects related to machine learning and similar topics. There will be more interesting AI-related free software in 2018, but it may not all be beneficial. How well will the world be served, for example, by a highly capable, free facial-recognition system and associated global database? Our community will be no more effective than anybody else at limiting progress of potentially freedom-reducing technologies, but we should try harder to ensure that our technologies promote and support freedom to the greatest extent possible. Our 2017 predictions missed the fact that an increasing number of security problems are being found at the hardware level. We'll not make the same mistake in 2018. Much of what we think of as "hardware" has a great deal of software built into it — highly proprietary software that runs at the highest privilege levels and which is not subject to third-party review. Of course that software has bugs and security issues of its own; it couldn't really be any other way. We will see more of those issues in 2018, and many of them are likely to prove difficult to fix.