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Contributing Upstream

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Linux
OSS
Ubuntu

lxer.com: The foundations of Linux, with how it has been developed and when we look at the Debian model on which Ubuntu is based, the contributions of developers by and large are because of their common interests and a willingness to accept conceptualizations.

Igelle DSV: A New Fast Lightweight Linux

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Linux
Reviews

linuxplanet.com: Building a Linux distribution with the novice user in mind has been tried many times over the years. If you had to pick one area where many new users struggle, it would have to be installing new applications. Missing dependencies or improperly configured repositories lead to frustration and, ultimately, abandonment of the entire platform.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 RC2 is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: Warren Woodford has released SimplyMEPIS 8.4.99, RC2 of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

Linux Video Editing with Openshot

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Openshot is a non-linear video editor for the Linux operating system. It is designed to be easy to use, but powerful at the same time.

Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild

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Linux
  • Distribution Release: Elive 2.0
  • Elive Topaz 2.0 Homepage
  • Elive 2.0 Released into the Wild
  • Elive 2.0 Stable Finally Released

PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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BSD
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: PC-BSD 8.0 was released last week and we took this opportunity to deliver a fresh set of *BSD benchmarks. In this article we have benchmarks of PC-BSD 8.0 x64 against Kubuntu 9.10 x86_64.

You Can Finally 'Taste' The Ubuntu 10.04 Light (Radiance) And Dark (Ambiance) Themes For Yourself

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Ubuntu

The new Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lunx themes have landed: the Light and Dark themes are now available for all. The themes are called Ambiance (dark) and Radiance (light). The post includes download links for the new themes so Ubuntu Karmic users can also enjoy these beautiful new themes.

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today's leftovers, part 2:

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News
  • A 2D GTK Window Decorator in Compiz
  • Arch Linux Reviewed
  • Choices Choices...
  • 20 Reasons Why Oracle is the World's Largest OSS Company
  • Do you know Ubuntu Games?
  • The road back to par: Radical changes for Firefox 4.0
  • MeeGo Linux for netbooks coming this month
  • Electric Green School motorcycle runs Linux
  • Rebranding OpenOffice.org
  • Google says PCs will be dead in three years
  • Little Things That Matter: Rhythmbox Indicator Applet
  • Would You Like To Help The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine?
  • Unite Media Player, A Widget for Opera
  • Earthquake in Chile Shortened Day, Shifted Axis, NASA Says
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #343 3/3/10

today's leftovers, part 1:

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News
  • The Uniform Driver Interface—why wasn’t it adopted?
  • Selective Disclosure, At Last?
  • Evolution of GNU/Linux system..must read for Linux newbies
  • Shiney new PHP for 10.04
  • Klavaro - A very flexible touch typing tutor
  • LA Funds Important Legal Research on Free Software Compliance
  • Ubuntu CEO Silber Pushes Retail Ubuntu
  • 5 open source and free software books that are worth your time
  • Linux Learning Centers Growing in Central Texas
  • Download wineasio .deb packages
  • Psion Launches the New Workabout Pro 3
  • It’s Crazy Ass Rumor Thursday: Whispers On RHT
  • Options Intelligence Report: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
  • Which white knight will save Novell?
  • Unintended Consequences: Twelve Years Under the DMCA

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to convert RPM software packages to Debian (.deb)
  • Free GIMP Button Brushes
  • Formatting OpenOffice spreadsheet cells with DD/MM/YY
  • Subversion self tutorial
  • Using Restrictive Constructors in PHP 5
  • How to configure Compiz in Elive
  • How to create audio cd in Ubuntu using Brasero
  • Beginner's Guide to Nmap
  • Remmina-free and open-source Remote Desktop Client written in GTK+
  • How to view the contents of an initrd image
  • Run GlassFish V3 As a Non-Root Service on Gentoo Linux
  • Q-Tips: Speeding up Gentoo Compile Times

Musings on Software Freedom for Mobile Devices

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I started using GNU/Linux and Free Software in 1992. In those days, while everything I needed for a working computer was generally available in software freedom, there were many components and applications that simply did not exist.

Hear that Mozilla Drumbeat? No, Me Neither

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Moz/FF

opendotdotdot.blogspot: A few months ago, I wrote about Mozilla's new Drumbeat campaign, "a global community of people and projects using technology to help internet users understand, participate and take control of their online lives."

Magnatune sends $614.20 to GNOME Foundation

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Software

blogs.magnatune.com: A long while ago, I pledged Magnatune to pay 10% of its sales due to Rhythmbox (a fantastic music player for Linux), back to the GNOME Foundation. Today, I wrote the check.

'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

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Security

theregister.co.uk: Computer scientists say they've discovered a "severe vulnerability" in the world's most widely used software encryption package that allows them to retrieve a machine's secret cryptographic key.

Leeenux Review – Linux OS for Asus Eee 701

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: There are countless Linux distros out there for the netbooks. Do we really need another one? Well, if you still use the first generation Eee PC or have it lying around as it is of no use to you, Leeenux OS can give a new life to it.

Mark Shuttleworth: Light: the new look of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Jono Bacon, Alan Pope, and many others have written, yesterday we published a new visual story and style for Ubuntu. Here are some additional thoughts.

Microsoft's Linux Patent Scare Trumps SCO

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft's Linux Patent Scare Trumps SCO
  • Microsoft and I-O Data Sign Linux Patent Deal
  • Microsoft has stake in Novell fight
  • Microsoft's desktop future may look like a phone

10 things you might want to do in KDE SC 4.4

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KDE

hanswchen.wordpress: With the release of KDE Software Complication 4.4, many may feel tempted to give KDE Plasma Desktop a try. I’ve gathered some tips for new users to get a more familiar desktop, based on frequently asked questions I’ve seen in various places.

Can Ubuntu 'out-sexy' Apple?

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Ubuntu
  • Can Ubuntu 'out-sexy' Apple?
  • Is operating system beauty skin deep?
  • Canonical CEO Elucidates on Lucid Lynx Linux Server
  • Taking Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix out for a Spin
  • Canonical’s New CEO Discusses Top Priorities

CeBIT 2010

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Linux
  • CeBIT 2010: Linux Successes, Challenges
  • Linux New Media Awards 2010 Presented at CeBIT
  • CeBIT 2010: BIND 10 is coming
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Security: Equifax, Kodi, Infrared, and Windows XP in 2017

  • Safer but not immune: Cloud lessons from the Equifax breach
  • Warning: If you are using this Kodi repository, you could be in danger
    Kodi is quite possibly the best media center software of all time. If you are looking to watch videos or listen to music, the open source solution provides an excellent overall experience. Thanks to its support for "addons," it has the potential to become better all the time. You see, developers can easily add new functionality by writing an addon for the platform. And yes, some addons can be used for piracy, but not all of them are. These addons, such as Exodus and Covenant, are normally added using a repository, which hosts them. [...] We do not know 100 percent if the person that re-registered the metalkettle name on GitHub is planning anything evil, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
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    England's second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs ran the ageing operating system, representing 20.3% of all the office computers it used. Microsoft ended nearly all support for the operating system in 2014. Experts say its use could pose a hacking risk. The figure was disclosed as part of a wider Freedom of Information request. "Even if security vulnerabilities are identified in XP, Microsoft won't distribute patches in the same way it does for later releases of Windows," said Dr Steven Murdoch, a cyber-security expert at University College London.

Flock 2017, Fedora 27, and New Fedora 26 (F26) ISO

  • Flock 2017: How to make your application into a Flatpak?
  • Flock to Fedora 2017
  • Flock 2017 – A Marketing talk about a new era to come.
    I had two session at Flock this year, one done by me and another in support of Robert Mayr in the Mindshare one, if there were been any need for discussing. Here I’m talking about my session: Marketing – tasks and visions (I will push the report about the second one after Robert’s one, for completion). In order to fit the real target of a Flock conference (that is a contributor conference, not a show where people must demonstrate how much cool they are; we know it!) is to bring and show something new, whether ideas, software, changes and so on, and discuss with other contributors if they’re really innovative, useful and achievable.
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Will Microsoft love Linux to death? Shuttleworth and Stallman on whether Windows 10 is free software's friend

Richard Stallman is a free-software activist and creator of the GNU OS that forms part of the basis of modern GNU/Linux distros. He believes that Microsoft's decision to build a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) amounts to an attempt to extinguish software that users are free to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve. "It certainly looks that way. But it won't be so easy to extinguish us, because our reasons for using and advancing free software are not limited to practical convenience," he said. "We want freedom. As a way to use computers in freedom, Windows is a non-starter." Read more