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Story GhostBSD 4.0-RELEASE finally ready Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 9:01am
Story TokuMX 2.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 8:54am
Story 15 years of whois Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 8:38am
Story Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's bugs any more) Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 8:35am
Story Google reportedly tried to buy Cyanogen Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 8:30am
Story Genoa gradually switching to open source tools Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:40am
Story Ubuntu MATE Will Steal the Show of the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Launch Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:37am
Story Hamburg Greens call for a switch to open source Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:24am
Story Tyrol government shares test tool with industry Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:11am
Story Android L build for Samsung Galaxy S5 gets previewed Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 1:51am

Twelve Open Source Projects Snag Top Prize at SourceForge's Community Choice Awards

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ostatic.com/blog: More than 47,000 open source projects were nominated for slots in one of 12 categories, but only 85 were chosen as finalists. The awards party was held last night at the Agenda Lounge in San Jose, CA.

Arch Linux + KDEmod: Custom KDE 4.3 Setup

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KDE
Linux

terminal-variant.co.cc: Well, it turns out that every time I try openSUSE, I end up going back to Arch Linux. So back to Arch it was and of course, KDEmod.

Richard Stallman wants more laws limiting software

lunduke.com: Stallman published a post on the GNU website entitled “How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software“. And, oh boy, I just have to comment.

Microsoft is Now Our Friend

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Microsoft

linuxtoday.com: This has been an amusing story for this week. In a nutshell, Microsoft got busted for a GPL violation. It took over two years, but finally MS came into compliance and then released the source code with much fanfare and self-congratulations.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Shared Desktop Notifications from Canonical

  • Wallpaper Roundup: Ocean Views and Abstract Blues
  • NVIDIA Releases An OpenGL 3.2 Driver Update
  • Dell Mini 9: I'm baaack...
  • Blogging, Linux & Law
  • Using an Old Wacom Graphire + Bamboo Pen on Linux
  • Open source advocates still called zealots
  • Moblin 2.0 Beta Impressions
  • My Favorite Firefox Feature
  • Viewing Autocad files in Linux
  • Migrating to Linux, Part 2: Avoiding Separation Anxiety
  • PureOSlight 1.0 beta 1 Released
  • Intel Atom N280 Benchmark with Super_pi
  • Commercial open source's awkward teen years
  • Google's Chrome OS: The Web is the computer
  • Falling profits forced Microsoft's open source hand
  • The Florida Linux Show 2009 Orlando Sponsored by Red Hat

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Disable automatic polling of CD/DVD-ROM drives to save power

  • Improve your Clipboard with Parcellite Clipboard Manager
  • Configure Sendmail as SMTP Mail Client
  • Add Restrictions To Your Ubuntu System With Lockdown Editor (Pessulus)
  • Ubuntu Server Fault Tolerance
  • A good old-fashioned envelope template for OOo
  • How to: Install Zen Cart on a LAMP server
  • Rip audio from an .FLV file
  • Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server
  • Must Know Keyboard Shortcuts for Firefox 3.5 on Linux
  • How To: Find IP Address Owner
  • Multicore Video Decoding with MPlayer, Part 1

Open source conference likely back in Portland next year

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OSS

oregonlive.com: Organizers of a major open source technology conference said today there's a "good chance" they'll return the event to Portland next summer following one year in San Jose.

Jim Zemlin: Personal computers will be free like phones

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Hardware

infoworld.com: Look for personal computer users to soon get their hardware in the same way that they get their cell phones: for free as part of telecommunications service subscriptions, the executive director of the Linux Foundation said on Friday afternoon.

The Free Open Source Software Evangelist

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OSS

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: We humans are socials creatures that end to flock together in groups, bound by a common set of ideas, believes and values. Sometimes there are tensions between groups, just because their ideas, believes or values differs.

Mandriva 2009.1 Review

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MDV

osrevolution.com: Mandriva 2009.1 is overall an excellent transition from Windows to Linux, and comes with many great features for the tech-savvy user who wants an improved, sleek desktop look and feel as well as an abundance of programs to use.

Microsoft to Bundle Firefox and Chrome with Windows?

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Microsoft

readwriteweb.com: In its effort to detangle itself from the ongoing proceedings of the European Union antitrust case, it seems Microsoft is offering to include rival web browsers in the Windows OS.

Shutter just got even better

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Software
Ubuntu

A few months ago I stumbled across a screenshot utility called Shutter. I liked it. A lot. The latest version of Shutter (0.80) takes the “serious stuff” to the next level by adding six new features to the Edit tool.

Take Webshots from the Linux Command Line

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Software

khtml2png is a helpful tool for capturing an image of a webpage with ease. It's nice to use because it will get the entire length of the site, no matter whether it is fully visible in the browser.

Top 10 Coolest Fedora Themes

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Software

taragana.com: If you are one of those open source aficionados using Fedora, you must be looking to lend a cool look to your system. What could be better than allowing a complete makeover to your Fedora.

10 Ways Open Source Can Save Your Company

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OSS

eweek.com: Open-source software is coming to the enterprise in a big way. Is it time for companies to start considering it? What does this mean for Microsoft Windows?

Intel Celeron Dual-Core Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While nearly all of Intel's attention is focused on their newer LGA-1366 platform with the high-end Core i7 processors and then the forthcoming Core i5 series, there are still plenty of viable processors left for the LGA-775 motherboards. As we have never published performance results for a dual-core Celeron on Linux, we have decided to get those numbers out there today for those that are interested.

Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that an updated antiX MEPIS 8.2 Final is available at MEPIS mirrors in the testing directory and the released/antix directory.

KDE's new Plasma netbook interface shines in small places

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KDE

arstechnica.com: A new Plasma-based custom KDE desktop shell is designed to deliver a better user experience on netbooks and other devices with small screens. Ars takes a look at the prototype to see how it compares to the conventional KDE desktop environment.

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today's leftovers

  • Red Hat - Another Quarter And A Totally New Set Of Investor Perceptions
  • BIG open-source love Microsoft and Google? You still won't catch AWS [Ed: Microsoft does not love FOSS (or loved by it); it actively attacks FOSS.]
    Open source wasn’t supposed to matter in the cloud. After the Free Software Foundation’s failed attempt to rein in network-delivered software services, some wrung their hands and waited for the open source apocalypse. Instead of imploding, however, open source adoption has exploded, with ever more permissive licenses rising to largely eliminate the need to contribute anything back.
  • Open Source Data:The Last Frontier of the Fintech Revolution
    In the early days of computing, programmers and software developers shared their creations learned from each other and therefore advanced computing and software engineering to new heights.
  • The cheap arm project: An affordable, open-source robotics project
    What do you get when you put together wood and rope? Well according to Plymouth University’s Professor Guido Bugmann: a low-cost, open source, 2 meter tall robot! All buildable for under £2000. The Cheap Arm Project (CHAP) began as an MSc project aimed at developing an affordable mobile robot arm system that could be used by wheelchair users to access daily objects at inaccessible heights or weights (the extreme case being 2 litre bottle).
  • European Interoperability Framework: Commission presents new guidance for digital public services
    The announcement will be made today, at the Digital Day in Rome, together with other initiatives that aim to promote cooperation between EU Member States to better prepare society to reap the full potential of the digital transformation. Many EU Member States are digitising their public administrations to save time, reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve the quality of services that they offer to citizens and businesses. Doing this in a coordinated way ensures that the public sector is not only digital but also interoperable. The EU framework published today will help Member States to follow a common approach when making their public services available online, also across countries and policy areas. This will contribute to reducing bureaucracy for people and businesses, for example, when requesting certificates, enrolling to services, or handing in tax declarations.
  • Carbon Black warns of over reliance on 'nascent' machine learning security

    Security professionals cited high false positive rates and the ease with which machine learning-based technologies can be bypassed – at present – as the most serious barriers to adoption.