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User Revolts

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KDE
Software

linux-magazine.com: Why are newer versions of free software being rejected by significant numbers of users? Three years after the KDE 4 series began, some users continue to reject it, either preferring KDE 3 or looking for alternatives. GNOME 3.0 and Ubuntu's Unity seem likely to face a similar reaction --

Three Excellent Linux Router Distros + 1 BSD

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Special purpose appliance distributions are one of the things that Linux does extremely well. You can find any number of task-specific appliances from either Turnkey Linux or on the VMware Virtual Appliance marketplace. In this article we'll take a look at four different specialized distributions targeted at the job of an Internet firewall or traffic router.

Ubuntu Aims to Make Open-Source Development ‘Personal’

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Aims to Make Open-Source Development ‘Personal’
  • unity places files/applications is back, changes to ubuntu classic desktop [natty updates]
  • File and Application places land in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Natty sound menu adds playlist support
  • Create Your Own Ubuntu Packages with GiftWrap

Debian Project News - January 31st

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

An anthropologist's view of an open source community

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Linux
OSS
  • An anthropologist's view of an open source community
  • FUDcon Tempe Day 2
  • FUDcon Tempe Day 1
  • Fudcon 2011: Day 2

Guide to CMus - Music Player for Your Terminal

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HowTos

CMus is a free, powerful, terminal-based music player using the ncurses toolkit. CMus supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, AAC and MP4. Although CMus is not the only good player for the shell (alternatives like MOC, Herrie or mp3blaster are also available), I prefer it due to its unique keyboard shortcuts and feature completeness.

Why We Insist on Linux on the Desktop

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: We insist on installing Linux with every computer we give away. Sure, there are the philosophical reasons. As well, there are financial incentives to do so, but in my world...in the world of 1-3 computer installs every day of the week...

Mandriva 2011 Delayed Due to Major Changes

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MDV

ostatic.com: Mandriva 2011 has been delayed primarily because of the team's major change to RPM5. Because a preview was promised today, a Mandriva Technology Preview is being released to showcase some of the newest changes.

An Update On Reiser4 For The Mainline Linux Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: In November of 2009 we reported that the Reiser4 file-system may go into the mainline Linux kernel in late 2010. We're now into 2011 with the merge window having closed earlier this month for the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and there's no sign of this open-source file-system designed to succeed the popular ReiserFS. So what gives?

Open source group preps Linux computer for Lunar X-Prize glory

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Linux

linuxfordevices.com: At the Linux.conf.au conference, an Australian-based "Lunar Numbat" project presented its plan for a Linux-based flight control computer for a lunar spacecraft.

11 Killer Features That Make Ubuntu 11.04 Worth the Wait

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Ubuntu

hubpages.com: Here are 11 features that will make Ubuntu 11.04 worth the long wait.

A Linux Compiler Deathmatch: GCC, LLVM, DragonEgg, Open64, Etc...

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: Started by one of our readers more than a week ago was a compiler deathmatch for comparing the performance of GCC, LLVM Clang, PCC (the Portable C Compiler), TCC (Tiny C Compiler), and Intel's C Compiler under Arch Linux. This user did not stop there with compiling these different x86_64 code compilers, but he also went on to look at the compiler performance with different compiler flags, among other options.

Welcome to Linux city

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Linux

toolbox.com: Modern cities have a supporting structure to be able to handle such a large number of people. This infrastructure is both visible, eg. bus and train networks and invisible, eg, water and sewerage. Without these important networks in place or if they are inadequate then the city comes to a standstill.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 390

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First impressions of Chakra GNU/Linux 0.3.1
  • News: openSUSE initiates a cross-disro application installer, Fedora developers gather at FUDCon, Debian talk at LCA
  • Questions and answers: Using chroot
  • Released last week: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 5.5, ArchBang Linux 2011.01
  • Upcoming releases: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2, FreeBSD 8.2-RC3
  • New additions: Turnkey Linux
  • New distributions: Parabola GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Patrons vexed by glitches in new library software

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OSS

nwsource.com: For thousands of library patrons for whom using the online catalog became painfully slow, who couldn't log on at all or who could no longer pay fines electronically, the switch to the new system has been an exercise in frustration.

London Stock Exchange 'under major cyberattack' during Linux switch

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Linux
Security

computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange’s new open source trading system may have been hacked last year, according to a report.

PirateBox: an "artistic provocation" in lunchbox form

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Linux
Hardware
Software

arstechnica.com: Inside the PirateBox sits a Free Agent Dockstar, an Asus WL330GE wireless router, and a SanDisk 16GB flash drive. The software, including Debian Linux and the DD-WRT open-source router firmware, is all free. The total build cost is under $100.

Debian 6.0: Stability and Power to the People

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Linux

earthweb.com: Debian official releases are more rare than releases of other distributions, but tend to matter less to users. Judging by the second release candidate, Debian 6.0 will be no exception.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • how to install oxygen-transparent style in ubuntu [kde]
  • Open source access unchanged under revised Oz law
  • Portable C Compiler Is Building FreeBSD, Nearing v1.0
  • Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Using Stopmotion
  • Kernel C Extras in a Linux Driver
  • How To Help & Support Linux, Open-Source?
  • Linux Remote Support Software - Bomgar
  • How to install Libre Office in Mandriva 2010.2
  • Alternate Characters from Keyboard
  • The True Spirit of Open Source
  • Linux Outlaws 188 - Minix Lint
  • Fixing /var/lib/dpkg/status corruption
  • Mozilla pays out US$40,000 for web bugs
  • Pesce sorry for raunchy pics at Linux.conf.au
  • Opensuse11.4 - Apache - Access Forbidden 404| FAQs

Review: Sabayon 5.5 KDE

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: If you are a regular reader of this blog, Sabayon needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that version 5.5 has been released, and as has become tradition for me (so to speak), I am testing the KDE version of this new release.

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