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Goodbye, GUI: Thirty Days of Command Line

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Linux

seanrtilley.blogspot: So, I've decided to do something REALLY out of the ordinary for me. My friend Steven said that I don't understand enough about Linux. Fair enough. To completely immerse myself in tech know-how, I am going to use my computer every day...with nothing but a command line.

Open Source Applications: Catfish

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Software

celettu.wordpress: Every now and then I bump into a nice, little, relatively unknown but impressive application that makes my life a little bit easier. Catfish is one of those.

What your own open source census can get you

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: As the Open Source Census grinds on (over 250,000 installations so far) it occurs to me just how useful it can be for an enterprise to participate. You might learn something you can profit from.

Why enterprise still cannot accept Linux.

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: Linux is ready for the desktop. It can handle one hundred percent of all business tasks. If you are willing to break the proprietary nipple sucking that is. Yet enterprise still pulls out the same old excuses for not adopting Linux.

Linux’s dirty little secret

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: OK, so over the past few months I’ve grown from being a Linux skeptic into being quite a Linux fan. I’ve still got lots to learn but it’s great having the ability to roll out a no-cost OS onto systems that don’t need to have Windows on them. That said, there are a few aspects of Linux that do annoy/frustrate/anger me/make me hulk out.

The End Of LugRadio

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Linux

jonobacon.org: Today we announced that we have decided to call it a day with LugRadio. Our last show will be LugRadio Live UK 2008 on the 19th and 20th July 2008 at The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton.

Ubuntu Video Tutorials For People Just Starting Out

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Ubuntu

cybernetnews.com: Video tutorials are one of the easiest ways to figure out how to do something and for many people making the switch to Linux is one of the hardest things to do. So, why not make a bunch of video tutorials for Linux to make things a little easier?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 259

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Package management

  • News: openSUSE defends KDE 4, Mandriva cancels alpha release, Debian completes Lenny's security support, Ubuntu unveils MID edition, Zenwalk's J.-P. Guillemin, Acer Aspire One, Linux rescue CDs
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.2, Pardus Linux 2008, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04.1
  • New distributions: F-Secure Rescue CD
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Entrepeneurs won't embrace Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

gather.com: Most business entrepreneurs play it safer when dealing with software than in other aspects of their dealings and the launch of Mozilla's Firefox 3.0 has highlighted the issue.

The Russian schools Linux pilot goes nationwide

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Linux

robertogaloppini.net: The pilot project to migrate schools of three Russian regions to Free Software has recently expanded its geography. Now it is possible for the schools outside of Tatarstan, Perm krai and Tomsk region to voluntarily apply for participation.

New: Ubuntu YouTube Channel

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The Ubuntu Developer channel has been launched on YouTube. The channel features videos about developing for Ubuntu. Currently, there are several videos featuring the current Ubuntu Developer Summit.

Asustek to launch new Eee PCs with bigger keyboards

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Hardware

digitimes.com: Asustek Computer is planning to launch new Eee PC models, the 904 and 905, which have an 8.9-inch panel but use a similar chassis and keyboard as the company's 10.2-inch models, according to sources at channel vendors.

Why Is PCLinuxOS 2007 Better Than Ubuntu ?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

geniushackers.com/blog: I am one of Linux enthusiast like you people, and have used almost all major Linux distros in past.Currently I triple boot Windows XP/Ubuntu Feisty /PCLinuxOS 2007.I am very impressed with PCLOS 2k7, even more than i was with Ubuntu. So i though why not write something which may help other people….

10 Substantial Events in Linux History

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Linux

adamstechblog.com: Here are a few substantial events in Linux history: 1991 - Linus Torvalds posts his first message about his free operating system resembling MINIX. He mentions that the operating system will probably never support anything other than AT-hard drives.

Mysteries of Ubuntu's Wubi

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Software

mmol-6453.livejournal: So I've found myself wondering why my Ubuntu disks show up under NTFS. While it's obvious in hindsight, I thought I'd share.

Do we really need Crossover? (or using WINE for Dreamweaver 8)

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Software

alternativenayk.wordpress: I had been experimenting with Crossover 6 on my Ubuntu and PCLinux with basic success. But recently, on my newly installed openSUSE 11, I though I’d try a direct WINE install of Dreamweaver 8, and guess what? It worked.

Horny for Ubuntu 8.10: first look at Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The first alpha release of Ubuntu 8.10, codenamed Intrepid Ibex, was made available on Saturday. This preliminary Intrepid prerelease includes updated packages, a new version of the Linux kernel, and an experimental new visual style.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu: How to Extract Audio From YouTube Video

  • Convert audio files with Audio-convert-mod
  • Converting your m4a music files to mp3
  • Simple Cumulative Math Using Awk On Unix or Linux
  • Chrooting into a Linux environment

OpenSUSE 11 GA

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SUSE

bmc.com/blogs/steve-carl: I mentioned in that post about the test stack that I was testing OpenSUSE 11 Alpha. It has since GA'ed, so it was time to go back and have a look. Unlike Fedora 9, OpenSUSE 11 had installed fairly easily even in Alpha state. I expected the GA to be smooth, and it was.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #97

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 96 for the weeks June 22nd - June 28th, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04.1 freeze proposed, Intrepid Alpha 1 released, a new Universe contributor, Brainstorm updates, Ubuntu Women project status, new Ubuntu members, LoCo news, and Launchpad news.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Google and GitHub are Opening a New Window on Open Source
    Where can you find millions of open source code repositories? That would be on GitHub, of course, and with all those code repositories, one would think that analyzing them would lead to some interesting conclusions about open source in general, correct? That's the thinking behind a new offering from GitHub in partnership with Google. The two have produced a new open dataset on Google BigQuery, a low cost analytics data warehouse service in the cloud, so that anyone can get data-driven insights based on more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories. The move brings new data analytics capabilities to BigQuery.
  • Open Source Gospel From Cisco’s Lauren Clooney
    Companies that traditionally focused on proprietary software are now playing catch up in order to compete by utilizing open source development.
  • My condolences, you’re now the maintainer of a popular open source project
    Marc Andreessen, creator of the Netscape web browser, famously said "software is eating the world." I’d like to posit that it’s actually open source software that’s eating the world, and I have a couple of data points to back me up. First, a conclusion from the 2015 Future of Open Source survey: “Seventy-eight percent of respondents said their companies run part or all of its operations on OSS and 66 percent said their company creates software for customers built on open source. This statistic has nearly doubled since 2010.”
  • Tip: Try these open-source investigative journalism tools
    The Investigative Reporters and Editors conference took place in mid-June in New Orleans, and one of the sessions at the event looked at open-source tools for investigations. This 'Steal my tool' session highlighted a number of useful open-source investigative platforms, which Sam Berkhead, engagement editor at IJNet, listed in this article published after the conference.
  • DuckDuckGo: The Little Search Engine That Gives Back Big
    The company’s website says, “DuckDuckGo is a general purpose search engine that is intended to be your starting place when searching the Internet. Use it to get way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy, which we believe adds up to a much better overall search experience.” [...] Proprietor Gabriel Weinberg says his once-personal project (founded in 2008) isn’t making anyone wealthy, but he and his workers live decently, and he says they’re doing well enough that giving money to open source projects doesn’t hurt their budget.
  • Understanding open source licenses
    Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition — in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified, and shared. To be approved by the Open Source Initiative (also known as the OSI), a license must go through the Open Source Initiative’s license review process. There has been an increase release of open source software from the day of Linux. Today most popular frame works like bootstrap and software such as Atom IDE used by developers are open source. We often never worry about using open source code but do you know what the license under which the frame you’re using was released means?
  • Build your own open source solar panels
    Do-it-yourself electricity generation is still difficult and expensive. The inventors of the SunZilla project aim to make it easier, cleaner, portable, quiet, and completely open source. The SunZilla system is designed to replace diesel and gasoline-powered generators for portable and emergency power: camping, events, mobile phone charging station, provide power to refugee camps, or keep the lights on during a power outage. Two people can set it up in a few minutes. It is modular and plug-and-play. Leonie Gildein is one of the five SunZilla engineers, and kindly answered some questions about the project.
  • Lessons From The Downfall Of A $150M Crowdfunded Experiment In Decentralized Governance
    Hype around blockchain has risen to an all-time high. A technology once perceived to be the realm of crypto-anarchists and drug dealers has gained increasing popular recognition for its revolutionary potential, drawing billions in venture-capital investment by the world's leading financial institutions and technology companies. Regulators, rather than treating blockchain platforms (such as Bitcoin or Ethereum) and other "distributed ledgers" merely as tools of illicit dark markets, are beginning to look at frameworks to regulate and incorporate this important technology into traditional commerce.
  • Openfunds launches global standard for fund data interchange
    The standard is published on the openfunds website and can be used by anyone free of charge.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Pitivi 0.96 — Cogito Ergo Proxy
  • Pitivi 0.96 Released With Proxy Editing Support
    In addition to proxy editing, Pitivi 0.96 also has timeline changes, transformation box, setting changes, user interface improvements, the start of allowing custom keyboard shortcuts, and support for Flatpak packages.
  • Calamares 2.3 Universal Linux OS Installer Released with Full-Disk Encryption
    Today, June 30, 2016, the Calamares team was proud to announce the final release and immediate availability for download of the Calamares 2.3 distribution-independent system installer. Calamares is currently being used in numerous popular operating systems, including, but not limited to, KaOS, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, Netrunner, Sabayon, and OpenMandriva. It is the universal installer framework that many GNU/Linux distributions should adopt as it's now one of the most advanced system installers.
  • etcd3: A new etcd
    Over the past few months, CoreOS has been diligently finalizing the etcd3 API beta, testing the system and working with users to make etcd even better. Today etcd v3.0.0, the distributed key value store developed by CoreOS, is available. In practice, etcd3 is already integrated into a large-scale distributed system, Kubernetes, and we have implemented distributed coordination primitives including distributed locks, elections, and software transactional memory, to ensure the etcd3 API is flexible enough to support a variety of applications. Today we’re proud to announce that etcd3 is ready for general use.
  • Zend Framework 3 Released!
    After 17 months of effort, hundreds of releases, tens of thousands of commits by hundreds of contributors, and millions of installs, we're pleased to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 3.
  • ANNOUNCE: virt-viewer 4.0 release
  • Virt-Manager's Virrt-Viewer 4.0 Released