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Story Linux Challenges, System76 HQ, Linux 4.4-rc1 Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 11:01am
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 10:43am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 10:42am
Story BQ Aquaris Ubuntu Edition Phones Land in Russia Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 8:28am
Story Open Source a hit with Bengaluru's techies Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 8:25am
Story The Evolution Of Android Wear Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 8:04am
Story Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Beta with MATE 1.12 Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 3:28am
Story ArchEX Live DVD Is Based on Arch Linux, LXDE, and Linux Kernel 4.2.5 Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 3:27am
Story The Best Android Phone You Can Buy Today Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 3:24am
Story KDE Plasma 5.5 on Wayland to Feature a Beautiful and Secure Lockscreen Integration Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2015 - 2:35am

Why Canonical's commercial interests are good for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Canonical, the Linux vendor behind Ubuntu, is facing growing criticisms about turning its back on the free and open source software (FOSS) community. Critics claim that Canonical is bowing to commercial interests. But is it truly a problem for customers or the Linux community at large?

Ubuntu Studio Fun Fact #4

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dullass.blogspot: Another episode from your friendly neighborhood Ubuntu Studio project lead discussing more Fun Facts, future plans for Ubuntu Studio, and more Meet the Team. Let's rock it...

Government excludes open source

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  • Government IT suppliers claim procurement system excludes open source
  • Cabinet Office pushes suppliers on open source

today's leftovers:

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  • Nokia and open source – a trial by fire
  • Red Hat: Sell The Stock, J.P Morgan Advises Investors
  • The mighty Linux spreads wings
  • The role of Open Source and Free software in today’s world
  • Protect an Entire Network with Untangle
  • openSUSE Open-Bugs-Day Held Last Sunday, Results
  • Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Talks Firefox 4 and Chrome
  • Top 3 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • New Unity 2D Design on the Way (video)
  • Grand Glest Unification
  • Roundup: Open source in the DOD
  • Bruce Perens' Recent Articles on Open Source and Business
  • Alternative search engine’s
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 391
  • Filelight – Graphical Disk Usage information
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 3 Episode 4

some howtos:

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  • Use vim or nano as crontab editor
  • Burning CD's over the Internet with or without ISO image
  • CentOS Very Slow SSH Password Prompt
  • Building Custom Kernels for Linux Plug Computers
  • Dual-booting Linux Mint 10 KDE and Windows 7
  • Script - record/save your terminal activity
  • Enhance GIMP’s Image Editing Power with Gimp Paint Studio

Another Beta: Mozilla Preps Firefox 4 Beta 13

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Moz/FF It’s the end of February and it appears as if Mozilla will miss yet another important target: It is unlikely at this time that Firefox 4 RC will become available this month, as the next beta is frozen, another beta is planned and 20 blocking bugs remain.

Top 5 Free Linux Music Creation Tools For The Artist On A Budget

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Software Mac and Windows users have it good when it comes to laying down a rough mix. Linux musicians have to compromise. That said, there’s plenty of quality freebies to help you on your way. Here’s six.

Wayland Is Now Available In Ubuntu 11.04

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Ubuntu Canonical's Bryce Harrington has just announced he has uploaded a snapshot of the Wayland Display Server to the Universe repository for Ubuntu 11.04, a.k.a. the upcoming "Natty Narwhal" Linux release.

Mepis 11 Says Yes to LibreOffice

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Apparently, Mepis 11, that is, the new version of Mepis (currently on beta stage) has joined all the other Linux distributions that support LibreOffice.

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles – An Awesome Game

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Gaming Are you looking for a fun new game to add to your Linux or Windows systems? Then Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles could be just the game you are looking for.

Zorin OS 4 Review

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cristalinux.blogspot: Recently I have reviewed a number of interesting Ubuntu derivatives. Linux Mint is probably the most popular one, but other more obscure picks like MoonOS and PinguyOS also proved to be very interesting options. In future articles I also plan to review Bodhi Linux, but this time I want to talk about Zorin 4 OS.

Ubuntu Compromises on Banshee Revenue Recipients

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Ubuntu Canonical and Ubuntu encountered quite a bit of resistance from its community recently when it changed the default Banshee profit sharing recipient. After a bit of an uprising from users and Banshee developers, Jono Bacon today announced a compromise.

My favorite Linux desktop: Mint 10

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Linux I go through Linux distributions like an elephant does peanuts, but a few of the best stick around. Right now, my favorite Linux desktop is Mint.

Ubuntu Linux for beginners: Tips for getting started

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HowTos Maybe it was one piece of malware too many, maybe it was realizing that while Windows 7 doesn't look like XP, there really wasn't that much better about it, in any case the day had come when you decided to give Ubuntu Linux a try. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your new experiment in operating systems.

Splashtop Linux: A Free Chrome OS Alternative

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Linux Web surfers tired of waiting for the official release of hardware featuring Google's Chrome OS now have a browser-based alternative right at their fingertips: Splashtop Linux 1.0, a downloadable instant-on operating system tailored to life in the cloud.

Opera Barracuda gets some teeth

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Software Today we will ship the first of many changes for Speed Dial that is targeted for the upcoming Barracuda release. It will however be delivered in separate pieces before you will see the entire puzzle laid out.

Switching to Ubuntu 10.04 from Windows XP

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Ubuntu I’ve been a long-time Windows fan like the vast majority of computer users, having been introduced to the world of computers through the Microsoft marvel. But with the growing popularity of Linux flavors, aren’t open source operating systems worth giving a try?

UK Government defines open standards as royalty free

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OSS New procurement guidance from the UK government has defined open standards as having "intellectual property made irrevocably available on a royalty free basis".

Firefox 3.5.1 Released, Critical Flaw Fixed

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Moz/FF Mozilla has released an update to the latest version of its Firefox web browser, fixing a critical flaw that allowed hackers to run malicious code on an unsuspecting person’s machine.

My adventure upgrading RHEL5 to RHEL6

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Linux I’ve begun the migration and probably picked the hardest machine to start with. One of my goals here was to do a clean migration from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 box to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 box for a specific set of services, and to intentionally have SELinux in enforcing mode.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Eudora saved thanks to open sourcing
    It took the organisation some five years of wrangling with the Eudora's IP owner Qualcomm, but eventually the once much-loved Mac then more software got given the open source greenlight. Eudora was created in 1988 by Steve Dorner while he was working at the University of Illinois. As email started to get big in the world of computing so too did Eudora in the mid-1990s. Qualcomm licensed the software from the University of Illinois and hired Dorner.
  • Top 10 Weirdest Names for Open Source Projects
    In the early stages of developing a new open source project, most developers rarely take the time to think about their future branding strategy. After all, a great idea, top notch code, and a passionate following are the winning formula when you’re getting a project underway. However the name you choose for your project can play a role in picking up a loyal following and attracting the curious. Names have power. They indicate tone and the intent. They can, if chosen well, inspire and unify action. They’re an important part of a project’s brand and tone of voice.
  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Katran
    While engineers are likely to implement hardware-based solutions for handling network load balance, Facebook’s scale of operation far outweighed the practicality of hardware load balancing, instead requiring the development of a lightweight software solution. The current result of Facebook’s efforts is its latest open-source release, scalable network load balancer Katran.
  • How Far Is Far Enough?

    Now, a new project from the Memento team holds out the promise of similar optimizations for more generic Web sites. The concept for Memento Tracer is to crowd-source a database of crawls of complex Web sites in a form that can be analyzed to generate abstract templates similar to the platform templates on which LOCKSS plugins are mostly based. [...]

Blockchain and Hyperledger/FOSS

  • American Express Integrates Blockchain To Its Membership Rewards Program
    Financial services corporation American Express (AmEx) has announced a blockchain application to its Membership Rewards program in partnership with online merchant Boxed, Associated Press reported May 23. AmEx announced that it is integrating blockchain technology developed by Hyperledger, an open source blockchain project under the Linux Foundation, to let merchants design customized offers for AmEx cardholders in order to increase customer engagement.
  • Interview: Riccardo Spagni co-founder of a new open source blockchain
    South African cryptocurrency expert and lead maintainer of the Monero project Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni has co-founded a new open source blockchain protocol named Tari. Tari is being built as a blockchain protocol for managing, transferring, and using digital assets, and is stewarded by a team based in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg-based team will work on building a blockchain protocol as a second-layer solution on top of Monero, leveraging the existing cryptocurrency’s security while offering a scalable and dynamic platform for digital assets.
  • CheapAir Ditches BitPay For Open-Source Bitcoin Payments
    Travel and accommodation website has appeared to choose self-hosted payment processor BTCPay for its Bitcoin payments, shunning industry stalwart BitPay. [...] Coinbase revealed it was retiring its merchant processing function in April, a move which the cryptocurrency industry condemned for its disruptive consequences. BitPay, a processor which along with Coinbase continues to be arguably the best-known option for Bitcoin payments, appeared to miss out on wooing CheapAir, meanwhile, which has offered Bitcoin since 2014 and was the first ever travel agency world-wide to accept bitcoin.
  • Ontology (ONT) Develops its Open-source Triones Consensus System economic model
    The Ontology (ONT) team uses the blockchain technology and the Internet to explore in-depth levels of the information industry. The team’s plans include developing an open-source distributed trust ecosystem called Triones Consensus System that’s based on the Ontology chain network.

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