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Microsoft Death Watch

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Microsoft

goodbyemicrosoft.net: In the fall of 2009 I predicted that Microsoft would enter Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in five years, based on my reading of their United States Security and Exchange Commission filings. That was before I was aware that Microsoft was in debt --

Also: 2010 acquisitions--Microsoft: 0, Google: 23

Red Hat v. Oracle: Which is More Standards Compliant?

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itworld.com: Meme status was actually granted a few weeks ago when the meme fairies (they're real; look it up) bestowed the honorific to the open source compliance issue during LinuxCon. Which, let's not kid ourselves, was exactly what the Linux Foundation, organizers of LinuxCon and Open Compliance Program wanted.

Ubuntu, distilled, in type

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Ubuntu
  • Shuttleworth: New and Beautiful: Ubuntu, distilled, in type
  • Dell Servers Certified to Run Ubuntu Server Edition
  • Jono Bacon: On Being Transparent
  • OMG! Ubuntu Gamer!
  • Googlubuntu: Search for Ubuntu
  • Community Artwork – Building Bridges

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta 1 and a Dell M4500

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Ubuntu

communities.bmc.com: My Linux life has been pretty stable and mundane lately (other than a DAVMail outage, mentioned below). The main desktop runs Ubuntu 10.04, and it has been humming along without issue.

Open Source Databases Have Come of Age

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Client/server systems with SQL interfaces jockey for position against upstart NoSQL systems with intimidating (and exciting) new models for data representation, distribution and consistency.

Best of Proposed Mageia Logo

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: There is an ongoing discussion about different aspects of the project, and one of those discussion revolves around the project’s logo. There have been some very good and some not so good logos proposed by community members, and what is being presented in this article are some of the proposed logos.

Tuxpaint: hook ‘em on open source graphics while they’re young

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Software

Tuxpaint is an open source graphics program that occupies a special niche: it is designed for children. This makes it a rarity in the software community known for every developer scratching his or her own itch.

LibreOffice: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (and Gone)

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LibO

gigaom.com (Matt Asay): The big news in Open Source Land this week is that the OpenOffice community has kissed goodbye to its project owner, Oracle, so it can set up The Document Foundation and a new spin on the OpenOffice code called LibreOffice. The bigger news is that anyone cares.

The "Free Beer" Hangover

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: A couple of days ago, I talked about Yahoo's warning messages saying my system (Linux) had not been tested with their mail program. These services offer free beer and we, as users are drinking it up without any thought of the costs afterwards.

How will GNOME 3.0 be Received?

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Software

earthweb.com: Either way. After a week of using GNOME Shell, the preview of GNOME 3.0, on Fedora 13, that is the closest I can come to a prediction about how GNOME's new desktop will be received when it is officially released in the spring of 2011.

An Inconvenient Truth

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Ubuntu

apachelog.wordpress: Are you tired of having to install Ubuntu Tweak every time you install Ubuntu to get the window button alignment you want? Are you tired of having random stuff appended to your emails? Are you tired of having decision made behind your back?

Fedora 14 Beta Emerges with Latest in Open Source Software

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Linux

redhat.com: The Beta release of Fedora 14 “Laughlin” similarly provides a preview of some of the best free and open source technology currently under development, integrated into an ordered distribution that anyone can freely download, use, modify, and redistribute.

6 Useful Linux One Liners

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HowTos

thegeekstuff.com: Individual Linux commands can be combined in the command line, to accomplish tasks that otherwise would require shell scripts to be written.

Red Hat Priced Like It's 1999: Expect a Hangover Like 2001

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Linux

seekingalpha.com: The business model appears to be workable, no doubt, but Red Hat's valuation seems to come straight from 1999; they have a price/sales ratio of 9.96 and a P/E ratio of 85.

Ten ways to stop novice users quitting Linux

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: It's all very well handing out Linux machines to users unfamiliar with the operating system, but you risk running into problems that a little preparation could easily avoid, says Jack Wallen.

OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation

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  • OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation
  • OpenOffice.org developers move to break ties with Oracle
  • LibreOffice: OpenOffice.org Liberated
  • LibreOffice: The newest member of the ODF family
  • LibreOffice is Born!
  • OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation
  • OpenOffice files Oracle divorce papers
  • LibreOffice - A fresh page for OpenOffice

More Delays For Firefox 4 Feature Freeze Release

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: It appears as if Mozilla will not be able to finalize the crucial Firefox 4 Beta 7 release this month. Once more, Mozilla is delaying the release of the Beta that will have all features of the final version of Firefox 4.

Linux Mint 7 Gloria to reach end of life

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Linux

linuxmint.com: Linux Mint 7 Gloria will reach end of life on October 23, 2010. This release was based on Ubuntu 9.04 which is planned to reach end-of-life at the same date.

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On CentOS 5.5

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HowTos

This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on CentOS 5.5. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Happy 27th Birthday GNU Project!
  • Double Standards on Open Standards
  • Debian != Ubuntu! -- "Please download the voice plugin to make a call"
  • Transparency
  • Clonezilla: Recovery for many file systems
  • Scanning tunneling microscope under GPL3
  • Interesting uses for Ubuntu One
  • Why is Red Hat promoting Flash video content?
  • Rugged, fanless PCs report for duty
  • Snort rival launches threat-detection start-up
  • Do Linux Distributions Innovate?
  • Is Adobe's open source strategy a commercial consulting trap?
  • Children in Brazil and Asia get low-cost Linux computers
  • Review: aptosid 2010-02 "Keres" KDE
  • PCLinuxOS Quartely ISOs due first week October
  • Educational Tools for my School
  • Krum – Hack-N-Slash cRPG Under Development!
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e09 | Ubuntu Store Concerns
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today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.