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ShipIt comes to an end

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Ubuntu
  • ShipIt comes to an end
  • Unity Works
  • US Dell Site: Now selling Laptops again
  • Unity Almost There

GNOME vs. KDE: The Latest Round

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: Most free software users have long ago made their decision about whether they prefer the GNOME or KDE desktop. However, with the release of GNOME 3 this week, the choice requires a new answer.

Bashing Microsoft 'like kicking a puppy,' says Linux Foundation chief

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Linux
Microsoft

networkworld.com: Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won, says Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

KDE, what next?

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KDE
  • KDE, what next?
  • Another one bytes the dust
  • Nice Things To Do With Nepomuk – Part Two

Decision criteria for open source and proprietary software

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OSS

computing.co.uk: The selection of operating systems was once one of the major decisions IT managers had to face when considering their options for service delivery, be it for servers or desktops. Until a decade or so ago, such choices were limited to choosing one from a range of proprietary operating systems supplied by vendors.

Live video stream for 20th Anniversary of Linux

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Linux

computerweekly.com: This week sees the start of the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, which also includes the Android Builders Summit. Held from April 6 - 8 in San Francisco, this invitation-only summit is a gathering of core kernel developers and end users.

Firefox 4 Tips and Tricks

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Moz/FF
HowTos
  • Firefox 4 Tips and Tricks
  • Use Firefox 4's "Awesome Bar" To Make Search Faster

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11.4 (LAMP)

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SUSE
HowTos

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an OpenSUSE 11.4 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fedora 16 Might Be A Beefy Miracle
  • Cheese in The Board
  • Have Some Cheese with that Webcam
  • Same place, slightly different way
  • Freedom through a clear governance model
  • digiKam Tricks 3.0 Released
  • People of openSUSE: Per Jessen
  • The entropy factor
  • Few days with GNOME3
  • GNU GPL Version Three Adoption Rates
  • Rooting a Nook Color: Is it Worth It?
  • A Hot-Replace Server For Wayland Is Proposed
  • Linux Outlaws 199 - Hail to the King, Baby!
  • Penguin Computing overclocks Opterons for Wall Street
  • Stunt Rally 1.1 looking awesome
  • 120 Megabits/s
  • I'm loving open source in schools
  • Why being an approved loco team doesn’t actually matter a jot
  • Legacy should never be a burden
  • Government Procurement: Great Expectations for FOSS
  • Sony PS3 'Other OS' Litigation Update
  • Linux's Own 'Canterbury' Tale: Laughing, Wishing and Hoping
  • Spiral Knights Released
  • Debian wheezy: lots of fixes, new stuff

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • make kde apps look native in gnome with ambiance style
  • Tip of the day: Speed up `locate`
  • Work With Multiple Spell Checking Dictionaries In Firefox
  • install Zimbra Desktop on Ubuntu 10.10
  • LaTeX and LyX, tips and tricks
  • Burn ISO to DVD on the Command Line
  • Bash, PS1, PROMPT_COMMAND and other fun
  • Creating Subversion Tags In Ubuntu
  • Fedora 14, NVDIA/nouveau, and the big TV
  • Build shadows in GIMP

Viewnior Image Viewer

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Software

fusionlinux.org: Look, I’ll have to be 100 percent honest here. When asked to write about Viewnior image viewing software application, I didn’t even know that Viewnior existed.

Graesslin Has Compositing Dreams, But is it Yours?

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KDE

ostatic.com: Martin Graesslin has a dream. He would like to devise a way to have an "always composited desktop." As far as Open Source dreams go, it's admirable, but it is advisable?

Linux Mint 8 Helena reaches end of life

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Linux

linuxmint.com: Linux Mint 8 Helena will reach end of life on April 29th, 2011. This release was based on Ubuntu 9.10 which is planned to reach end-of-life at the same date.

Natty In The Final Stretch: A Retrospective

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Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon: Natty In The Final Stretch: A Retrospective
  • The new Ubuntu Desktop: Unity

Mozilla Dissolves Messaging Unit

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: It was supposed to be an effort that was going to propel Mozilla's Thunderbird email client to the same level of adoption and interest as Firefox.

It failed.

Nice Things To Do With Nepomuk – Part One

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KDE
Software
  • Nice Things To Do With Nepomuk – Part One
  • KDE Remote Desktop Sharing – Stand On the RFB Protocol
  • Making KDEPIM less annoying

Ubuntu 11.04 beta arrives. Verdict Is?

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Ubuntu
  • Verdict Is?: Ubuntu 11.04 beta arrives
  • Ubuntu Natty Beta 1 Review + Screenshots Tour
  • Video Demonstraton of a Few Things I Like in Unity
  • Is Ubuntu 11.04 Beta the Beginning of the End?
  • Narwhal: Not Really Classic Yet

Totem in GNOME 3.0, plans for 3.2

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Software

hadess.net: Totem for GNOME 3 is available in the GNOME FTP servers. And now onto GNOME 3.2. There's a couple of major UI changes planned for Totem 3.2.

Can Firefox Be Saved?

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Moz/FF

earthweb.com: After spending months on end watching Mozilla Firefox 4 go through eleven-and-some-odd betas, I’m less than impressed with what I’ve waited for all this time. The first time I launched a fresh install of Firefox 4 and navigated to the homepage of the New York Times, it hung for almost a minute on end – and then every ad block on the page burped with a “Flash plugin has crashed” message. This is progress?

Ubuntu 11.04: i686 vs. i686 PAE vs. x86_64

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: In this article the tests have been carried out on modern hardware and with the latest Ubuntu 11.04 packages to see how the three kernel variants are performing in 2011.

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Red Hat Woes and Fedora 29 Plans

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  • Fedora 29 Aims To Offer Up Modules For Everyone
    The latest Fedora 29 feature proposal is about offering "modules for everyone" across all Fedora editions. The "modules for everyone" proposal would make it where all Fedora installations have modular repositories enabled by default. Up to now the modular functionality was just enabled by default in Fedora Server 28. The modular functionality allows Fedora users to choose alternate versions of popular software, such as different versions of Node.js and other server software components where you might want to stick to a particular version.

GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

  • Linux Fu: The Great Power of Make
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  • FSFE Newsletter June 2018
  • About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions
    We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
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Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
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  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.