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Time To Rebut The IIPA's FUD Against Open Source

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OSS

opensource.org: A recent blog posting at The Guardian about the US "Special 301" rules has generated deep concern around the global open source community. It points to this year's recommendations from the controversially-named International Intellectual Property Alliance.

4 New Themes For Lucid

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Ubuntu
  • 4 New Themes For Lucid including Homosapien and Sorbet
  • Ubuntu One Music has No Watermarks
  • Ubuntu Lucid Makes Scanning Simple

Dedo Does Debian - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Debian is one of the more important Linux distributions. Without Debian, we would probably not have Ubuntu or APT and Linux desktop would still be a dream. And it just happens that I never gave it a proper review, until now.

The Perennial Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

tuxtweaks.com: It's become a tradition (and a bit of a running joke) for bloggers and tech pundits to declare that this year (whatever year you're in) will be The Year of the Linux Desktop. So in following with that tradition, I'm here to declare that 2010 will be The Year of the Linux Desktop.

KDESC 4.3+: Video, Music, Image and Document Preview in Dolphin

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Software
HowTos

mygnulinux.com: In most distributions that come with KDE Software Compilation 4.3 and above, opening Dolphin for browsing the filesystem will give you Preview Mode Button. We will expand on this option.

The First Ever Gnome Shell Themes

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Linux

It's very easy to create Gnome Shell themes as only some very basic knowledge of CSS and a bit of GIMP is needed. For now, installing a Gnome Shell theme implies overwriting the original theme files and only one theme can be installed, which each new theme overwriting the previous one. But Gnome Shell is still in early development stages, so this is a good start.

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Tiny Core- A 10 MB Tiny Linux Desktop

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Linux

unixmen.com: Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk.

Latest Mint news

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: Kendall Weaver worked on an LXDE edition of Linux Mint and his latest ISO was approved for a release by Exploder. It’s currently waiting my approval and the team and I are discussing what our strategy should be in regards to “Community Editions”.

Get your damn hands off my Internet!

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Web

dthomasdigital.com: I’m talking to you government, entertainment industry, and monopoly service providers. What happened to my really cool and interesting Internet. Well I tell you one thing that unless something is done it will be gone forever.

Amazon Abandons Linux for Windows

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Microsoft

daniweb.com: A few hours ago, I posted "Is Microsoft the New SCO?" but now I realize, after a little research, that Amazon and Microsoft are in this patent agreement for one reason: so that Amazon can abandon Linux on its Kindle in favor of Windows 7. Crazy? Nope.

MS and Oracle's big dev tools - who needs 'em?

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Software

theregister.co.uk: A chunky Visual Studio 2010 releases soon, packing more features and representing perhaps more hours of development than any other single-vendor's development tool. How could you resist? Viva Emacs and Vim.

Linux Versions Of Grubby Games Discontinued

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: Troy Hepfner the president of My Game Company has posted sad news on the Linux Hardcore forums regarding GNU/Linux versions of Grubby Games

What's Up With PCManFM2?

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: PCManFM has been a popular replacement for the Nautilus file manager on the GNOME desktop because its light and fast, though still featureful enough to handle automatic mounting of hotplugged drives and other modern advantages. Well, Hong Jen Yee has decided that several prominent bugs cannot be solved without a major rewrite of the file manager.

Deconstructing Nautilus and rebuilding it better

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Software

design-by-izo.com: If you’re an avid user of the GNOME Desktop Environment and follow the development of it, you may well be aware of one of the hot topics currently doing the rounds on the internet, and that is: The User Interface Of The Nautilus File Manager And Why Is It So Awful?

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Browsing a FTP server in Linux with Nautilus
  • Tried Several, Finally Chosen a Favorite
  • Window buttons alignment (Gnome, Ubuntu 10.04)
  • An Epic Struggle With Portage
  • Install and Configure DKIM On Postfix With dkim-milter on 64 bit CentOS 5
  • Is Open Source "Anti-Enterprise"?
  • Transferring the Crux ISO to USB
  • Solve Screen Resolution Problem in Ubuntu / Debian with xrandr
  • Installing the GeoIP Apache module
  • Interesting Shorewall Logs
  • Running old Linux apps on new Distros
  • Power saving tips for a Linux laptop
  • Printer configuration and management on PC-BSD 8
  • sci-fi digital painting tutorial for GIMP
  • Going Linux: Feb 27: #094 - SCaLE 8x

BBC blocks open source software from iPlayer video service

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Web

arstechnica.com: The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service. This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software.

Carbonate Icon Theme

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Ubuntu

ubuntumini.com: I spent time looking for a good icon theme to match my Darkish Human GTK theme, I couldn't find one so I made my own.

NDAs and FOSS

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OSS

Jon maddog Hall: I recently had to sign a "Non-Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) for the first time in a long while, and I thought I would write about how an NDA might or might not fit in with Free and Open Source Software.

Dropbox - a study in what's right with open source, and wrong with windows.

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Web

blog.seattlepi.com: Today I tried to use a piece of software named "dropbox" which allows you to share files safely on the internet. The first problem is that, like most windows software, it tells you very little about how it works.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 34 is ready

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Ubuntu

This month marks the 34th issue of Full Circle, along with the new and improved companion Full Circle Podcast! Now, along with your magazine, you’ve got an extra 40 minutes of auditory Full Circle goodness.

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BeagleBone Announces the Open Source PocketBeagle USB-Key-Fob SBC

  • BeagleBone Announces the Open Source PocketBeagle USB-Key-Fob SBC
    You've probably heard of BeagleBones and the Beagleboard Foundation by now (check out that link if you're not familiar with them). They make open source SBCs and have an online community much like the Raspberry Pi Foundation. While Beaglebones don't have as large of a community or market share as Raspberry Pi, their boards are still quite popular because they tend to be more application-focused than Raspberry Pis. For example, there's the general-purpose Beaglebone Black, the sensor-oriented Beaglebone Green, and the Beaglebone Blue for robotics applications.
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Graphics: NVIDIA, Nouveau, X.Org Server

  • NVIDIA Making Progress On Server-Side GLVND: Different Drivers For Different X Screens
    While NVIDIA isn't doing much to help out Nouveau, at least the company is contributing to the open-source Linux graphics ecosystem in other ways. In addition to presenting at XDC2017 this week on the Unix device memory allocator API and DeepColor / HDR support, they also presented on server-side GLVND. Server-side GLVND is separate from the client-side GLVND (OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library) that evolved over the past few years and with modern Linux systems is supported both by Mesa and the NVIDIA binary driver. Server-side GLVND can help PRIME laptops and other use-cases like XWayland where potentially dealing with multiple GPU drivers touching X.
  • Nouveau Developers Remain Blocked By NVIDIA From Advancing Open-Source Driver
    Longtime Nouveau contributors Martin Peres and Karol Herbst presented at this week's XDC2017 X.Org conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View. It was a quick talk as they didn't have a whole lot to report on due to their open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver efforts largely being restricted by NVIDIA Corp.
  • X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features
    X.Org Server 1.19 is already almsot one year old and while X.Org is currently well off its six month release cadence, version 1.20 is being figured out for an early 2018 release. Adam Jackson of Red Hat who has been serving as the xorg-server release manager held a quick session on Friday at XDC2017 to figure out what's needed for X.Org Server 1.20. His goal is to see X.Org Server 1.20 released in time for making the Fedora 28 version. For that to happen nicely, he's hoping to see xorg-server 1.20 released in January. The Fedora 28 beta freeze is the middle of March so there is still time for the 1.20 release to slip while making the F28 Linux distribution update.

ASUS Launches Its Thinnest and Lightest Flippable Chromebook, the Flip C101

ASUS announced a new Chromebook on its website, the Flip C101, which is a smaller and lightweight version of the C302 model. Featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, the all-new Chromebook is priced at only $299 in the US. Read more