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Linux and OSS through car lover eyes

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raiden.net: This is an allegory on Linux and Open Source Software as seen through the eyes of a “gearhead” (aka car lover) and explained as such. If you're into cars, you'll love this little tale.

Staging tree status for the .32 kernel merge

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Linux

kroah.com: Here's a summary of the state of the drivers/staging/ tree, basically what will be coming in the 2.6.32 merge, and what the status of the different drivers are so far.

5 things Best Buy employees must know about Linux

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sinaisix.blogspot: In order to be fair to those being fed with the disinformation in these slides, I am assuming they do not know anything about Linux. The following five points should help clarify issues for them.

Synergy: A software KVM switch (without the “V”)

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linuxcritic.wordpress: Because I’m constantly doing things on both machines, I’m always switching between my regular keyboard for my desktop machine and my laptop’s keyboard, and likewise with the two mice. Synergy eliminates that switching.

Top 5 Firefox Add-Ons For Soccer Fans

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Moz/FF

epltalk.com: Other than how easier it is to use and how fast it is, one of the reasons web users love Firefox is because of their massive library of add-ons. So since we’re all soccer fans, I thought I’d share five favorite Firefox add-ons — and they’re all free.

Patents are the secret to open-source success? Really?!?

  • Patents are the secret to open-source success? Really?!?
  • Microsoft and A Patent Checkmate of My Dreams
  • Red Hat accuses Microsoft of patent FUD
  • Microsoft and Patent Trolls

Higher-Order Perl: free Perl ebook

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Higher-Order Perl is about functional programming techniques in Perl. It's about how to write functions that can modify and manufacture other functions. Why would you want to do that? Because that way your code is more flexible and more reusable.

3 Software Applications For Chemistry Students

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makeuseof.com: An often overlooked aspect when compared with other more popular operating systems, Ubuntu enables students of various ages and topics to access a wealth of educational software.

Commentary: Should you switch to Linux?

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wislawjournal.com: Are you a candidate for Linux? If your answers were “yes” to all of the above, then, like me, you’re probably not Linux material. But, if you’re intrepid and cost-conscious, you might want to consider becoming a Linux lawyer.

Multimedia codecs on Windows vs. Linux - which one is harder?

dedoimedo.com: Windows is familiar. Windows is a given. Just for fun, imagine what would happen if you removed all icons from the desktop or moved the taskbar to the top of the screen. Can you imagine how many thousands of Windows users would perform a proverbial seppuku inside their minds?

Problems with Your Intel Wireless Drivers? Try Ubuntu

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redmonk.com/sogrady: When it’s compared to Microsoft Windows on the subject of driver support, Linux is generally perceived as lacking, although far less so in recent years thanks to the efforts of Intel and others. But in at least one case, Linux was the solution.

Sexism: Open Source Software's Dirty Little Secret

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earthweb.com: On September 19th, the GNOME Foundation and the Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on how to increase women's participation in the free and open source software (FOSS) communities.

Firefox 3.5.3

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ghacks.net: The Mozilla Firefox have already started spreading the latest Firefox version with the version number of 3.5.3 to the official mirror servers. This usually means that the next Firefox update is imminent.

Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone

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  • Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone
  • 10 things I think I think about Palm's Pixi webOS smartphone
  • The Palm Pre gets a Little Brother - the Pixi

GNOME Journal Issue 16 Released!

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  • Putting the Network back into G(N)OME - An Interview with John Palmieri
  • Writing Open Source Conference
  • Behind the Scenes with Lucas Rocha

Mono Survey Time!

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tirania.org/blog: In this survey, I want to know how much people are willing to pay for (or not pay) for Mono commercial support on a variety of platforms: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris on a variety of architectures.

Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 870 Linux Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Now that we have provided a brief overview of the Intel P55 and how it functions under Linux, our larger area of concentration is looking at the Linux performance of the P55 with the new Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 processors.

Another Reason Open Source is Better: No Abandonware

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworlduk.com: There are many good reasons for choosing open source over proprietary software, notably the freedom it gives you, and the security that comes from allowing anyone to look for bugs.

Linux doesn't work? Just recompile.

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toolbox.com/blogs: Just about any mailing list, forum, blog comment you read will inevitably have a comment regarding Linux in the form of something like "If it doesn't work then just recompile it." I do not believe that telling anyone to compile a program as a problem fix is the "right thing (tm)" to do.

Metadata Performance Exploration Part 2: XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2, and resier4

linux-mag.com: More performance: We add five file systems to our previous benchmark results to creating a “uber” article on metadata file system performance. We follow the “good” benchmarking guidelines presented in a previous article and examine the good, the bad and the interesting.

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    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
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R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

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  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

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