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Free software's second era: The rise and fall of MySQL

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h-online.com: If the first era of free software was about the creation of the fully-rounded GNU/Linux operating system, the second saw a generation of key enterprise applications being written to run on that foundation.

Would Linux Be Better Off Without the FSF?

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linuxinsider.com: Suppose the FOSS community wanted to hire a group to serve as its public relations department -- would the Free Software Foundation be right for the job?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 346

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: System rescue and virus scanning with Dr.Web LiveCD
  • News: Ubuntu stirs debates over button placement, CrunchBang switches base, Debian presents DPL candidates, LiMux explains migration status, state of four distributions
  • Questions and answers: Restoring deleted files
  • Released last week: Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.1, SystemRescueCd 1.5.0, Parted Magic 4.9
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.3, SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Beta 1
  • New additions: GhostBSD, Ylmf OS
  • New distributions: infinityOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Freenode Fails.

bheekly.blogspot: Those who use freenode regularly must've been around when for 2-3 days, we all faced massive netsplits due to javascript spam. Funnily enough, the solution for that problem was bloody easy. Dudes. WTF?

rPath Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced that rPath is its newest member.

Google promises Chrome is not phoning home with your Web data

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Google

blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite the fact that I really like the Google Chrome Web browser, I gave up using it last month around the same I gave up Coke Zero. I gave up Coke Zero simply because of the caffeine. My reason for giving up Chrome was a little more complicated.

RIP Palm: it's over, and here's why

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: So what happened? Wasn't webOS the greatest thing since the original iPhone OS? Wasn't the Pre a great phone? How did Palm blow it so badly?

Making a copyright system that works

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Legal

FAside from a few vested interests in the entertainment industry, nearly everyone hates the system we’ve got — it’s clearly overreaching and ill-adapted to the electronic world of the internet. But what sort of system would we like?

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Compiz Fusion Status Update
  • 5 Open Source music sharing sites worth knowing
  • 256 colors terminal with tmux and urxvt
  • Installing Ubuntu Linux on a Netbook
  • Fix for - Amarok won't play audio files on Ubuntu
  • Five nice opensource games for Linux
  • Ubuntu loses the human aspect
  • Build a lighter Gnome in Ubuntu
  • DtO: When Alternative Platforms Meet
  • view the performance details of individual CPUs in top
  • Optimise your photos before you send them
  • Convert URLs into links in Gedit with Snippets
  • Latin America leads in school laptops

Commodore 64 Awakes From Slumber With Makeover

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Hardware
Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: The vintage Commodore 64 personal computer is getting a makeover, with a new design and the latest version of Ubuntu Linux.

5 Questions for Novell CEO

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SUSE
  • 5 Questions for Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian
  • Novell Rejects Takeover Bid… But Welcomes Other Bidders
  • More SUSE Linux Appliances Boot Up at Novell BrainShare

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #185

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #185 for the week March 14th - March 20th, 2010.

KOffice 2.2 Beta 1 Released

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Software

kdenews.org: The KOffice team is happy to announce the first beta of the upcoming 2.2 release of KOffice. Release 2.2 will be the first release where external companies and organizations have made significant contributions to development.

Q7z: Front end for Linux 7-Zip

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HowTos

ghacks.net: Compression is compression is compression. Right? Wrong.

Top 10 computer games of all time

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Gaming

pcauthority.com.au: You know what they say about all work and no play. So this week we've decided to count down the best computer games of all time.

KDE 4.3.4 is lighter than Gnome

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KDE

linux2u.co.cc: Strange na but its reality KDE 4.3.4 is lighter than Gnome 2.28.I am going to prove it.

Lancleot Part applet is dead…

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Software

ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog: There were two main problems with the Lancelot Part applet. The first was the name. The second problem was that a lot of users thought that Lancelot Part does nothing.

Giving Samba its due

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I think I can say this pretty simply: If not for Samba, Linux wouldn’t be where it is today.

Interview: CrunchBang Creator Explains Switch to Debian Sources

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Interviews

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: Regulars on the CrunchBang forum have known for some time that distro leader Philip Newborough was considering ending his creation's Ubuntu foundations, moving instead to being built from Debian. As a Debian fan I'm excited by this change, but I wanted to know a little more.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” Preview

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” Preview
  • Ubuntu Linux- In need of a unique identity
  • Build a lightweight graphical system in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop switch with mouse wheel
  • Ubuntu drifting away from open source?
  • How to remove social network features but keep sound applet
  • Use your favorite video as an animated background in Ubuntu
  • Data loss after update
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today's leftovers

  • Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Advancing with Open Source
    For today’s system administrators, the future holds tremendous promise. In this ebook, we have covered many technical skills that can be big differentiators for sysadmins looking to advance their careers. But, increasingly, open source skillsets can also open new doors. A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Today, that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market. Participating in open source projects -- through developing code, submitting a bug report, or contributing to documentation -- is an important way to demonstrate open source skills to hiring managers.
  • FreeType Improvements For The Adobe Engine
    With FreeType 2.8.1 having been released last week, a lot of new code landed in the early hours of today to its Git repository. The code landed includes the work done this summer by Ewald Hew for Google Summer of Code (GSoC 17) adding support for Type 1 fonts to the Adobe CFF engine. Type 1 is an older, less maintained font format.
  • Are You Fond Of HDR Photography? Try Luminance HDR Application In Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    Luminance HDR is an graphical user interface that is used for manipulation and creation of High Dynamic Range(HDR) images. It is based on Qt5 toolkit, it is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac, and released under the GNU GPL license. It provides a complete workflow for High Dynamic Range(HDR) as well as Low Dynamic Range (LDR) file formats. Prerequisite of HDR photography are several narrow-range digital images with different exposures. Luminance HDR combines these images and calculates a high-contrast image. In order to view this image on a regular computer monitor, Luminance HDR can convert it into a displayable LDR image format using a variety of methods, such as tone mapping.
  • Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-in WhatsApp and FB Messenger, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Enterprise open source comes of age
    In the age of digitalisation and data centre modernisation, open source has come of age. This is demonstrated by the growth that enterprise open source software provider SUSE has enjoyed over the last months. “SUSE is in good shape,” says Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE. “In the last year, revenue grew at 21%, and it was profitable growth.” Business is positive going forward, he adds, with SUSE now part of the larger mothership Micro Focus group following the completion this month of the HPE Software spin merger. “Micro focus is now the seventh-largest pure-play software vendor in the world, with revenues approaching $4,5-billion,” Brauckmann points out.
  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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today's howtos

Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.