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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 72

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #72 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: Community Week, Pascal Bleser : vnstat on openSUSE, and compiz-fusion.org: Beryl back from the ashes.

Shuttleworth’s take on Ubuntu One trademark issue

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Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: When the Ubuntu One service launched, some concerns has been raised about the name of the service. Since Ubuntu is mainly a community effort, the use of the “Ubuntu” trademark for a commercial service split the community in two.

Ekiga 3.2 on Ubuntu 9.04

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Software

itwire.com: The other day I found that the latest Linux Skype client, version 2.0.0.72, does not include SMS functionality. Frustrated with Skype's treating Linux users like second-rate citizens, I resolved to see what alternatives there are to Skype. I started with Ekiga.

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Conference Schedule

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the confirmed conference schedule and speakers’ lineup for this year’s LinuxCon.

Talking To The Developers Of The Unigine Engine

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Interviews

phoronix.com: While the Unigine game engine may not be as widely known or used as the Unreal or id Tech engines, its capabilities and features have been increasing at an incredible rate. Answering our own questions plus those asked by readers is Denis Shergin, the CEO of Unigine Corp, and Alexander Zaprjagaev, the CTO of Unigine Corp.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here).

Kernel Log: Alsa driver for the X-Fi, debate over TuxOnIce

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Linux

h-online.com: The Linux kernel will soon include a driver for Creative's X-Fi sound cards. After a long pause, the kernel development team are once again debating merging TuxOnIce.

IBM: Linux desktops bucking the recession

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: IBM put out a study datelined one minute past midnight this Thursday morning commenting on the fact that outside of netbooks, the recession has largely put the kibosh on PC growth. There is according to IBM, however, an area of PC investment that actually saves money.

Desktop Linux For The Windows Power User

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HowTos

tomshardware.com: Well, it's that time of year again, when the latest version of Ubuntu is released. This article will walk you, the Windows power user, through the Ubuntu installation process from downloading the CD image to finding help online.

The one thing needed to move from windows to Linux

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: If you conduct any search on the internet, using any search engine, for information on moving from windows to Linux you will find a lot of information and advice on how to do it. In all the articles there is one very important factor that is missing.

Linux To Regain 50% Netbook Market Share

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Linux

oreilly.com: The past couple of weeks saw a flurry or articles debating the future of Linux on netbooks. Stephen Lim, the General Manager of Taiwan based Linpus Technologies, made the surprising prediction that Linux will regain 50% market share from Windows on netbooks by next year.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Hater, Bryan Lunduke, and Freedom

  • GNOME 2.26.2 released
  • Sugar Wins! Nobody Buying Windows XO Laptops
  • About Perl’s Binding Operator
  • Battle for Wesnoth 1.6.2 Released
  • Black Duck calls Microsoft open source mainstream
  • Hidden Linux: Virtualbox revisited
  • Developer Salary Levels, 2004-2009
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 4
  • New Red Hat Rules Tool Ties Java Developers to Business Users
  • Is RHEL5 the new XP?
  • 64-bit Arch and KDE 4.2 on ext4
  • The new economic imperative for open source app dev
  • Too many platforms?
  • Top 8 reasons why Linux rocks
  • Karmic Koala Artwork
  • Killing Virii with Gentoo and Kaspersky
  • Moblin v2.0 Beta: Linux Netbook’s Best Hope?
  • Linux Outlaws 93 - Danish Weekend

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to easily manage your Linux firewall with gufw

  • GUI SSH/FTP with gFTP
  • Simple firewall script tutorial for the command line
  • How to Install GDM (GNOME Display Manager) theme in Ubuntu
  • Easily Manage Duplicate Files and Save Storage Space
  • Howto enable ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty with full effects
  • Configure Kismet in Ubuntu 9.04 with Alfa Network Wi-Fi
  • How To Setup A Fingerprint Sensor In Ubuntu
  • Installing files on a PDA in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Mastering the Bash History

8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About

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Software

linuxplanet.com: There is such a wealth of great Free and Open Source software applications it's almost an embarrassment of riches, and we're going to look at 8 of them in this two-part series.

The new face of open source on Wall Street

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Open source has long flourished on Wall Street. But the more dramatic shift for Wall Street right now is that it is considering open-source alternatives for fundamental, industry-specific applications.

Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research

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Software

gnome.org: First of all we would like to thank the 1000+ people that took the survey in the margin of one week and thus contributed for a better gnome.

Comparing KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.2.2 memory usage

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KDE

usalug-org.blogspot: Recently I have been checking out the memory usage of various window managers and desktop environments, concluding with a study of KDE.

Dell: Most Linux users don't really need the latest version

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Linux

betanews.com: The new Mini 10v netbook that Dell launched last week will get more capabilities over the year ahead, including what the company is calling "wireless improvements." However, although "Linux enthusiasts" might wish otherwise, an upgrade from the currently supported Ubuntu Linux 8.04.

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today's leftovers

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    A few moments ago, we hit 100% funded for our AppCenter campaign on Indiegogo. Thank you, backers! More than 300 people backed us over just two weeks to help bring our pay-what-you-want indie app store to life.
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  • LEDE-17.01 is coming [Ed: it has actually just come out, just like LWN's paywall]
    For some years, OpenWrt has arguably been the most active router-oriented distribution. Things changed in May of last year, though, when a group of OpenWrt developers split off to form the competing LEDE project. While the LEDE developers have been busy, the project has yet to make its first release. That situation is about to change, though, as evidenced by the LEDE v17.01.0-rc1 release candidate, which came out on February 1. Many of the changes made in LEDE since the 2015 OpenWrt "Chaos Calmer" release will not be immediately visible to most users. The core software has been updated, of course, including a move to the 4.4.42 kernel. There are a number of security-oriented enhancements, including a switch to SHA256 for package verification, the disabling of support for several old and insecure protocols, compilation with stack-overwrite detection, and more. There is support for a number of new devices. Perhaps the most anticipated new feature, though, is the improved smart queue management and the WiFi fairness work that has been done as part of the bufferbloat project. It has been clear for some time that WiFi should work far better than it does; the work that has found its way into the LEDE release candidate should be a significant step in that direction. Your editor decided that it was time to give LEDE a try, but there was some shopping to be done first. Getting the full benefit from the bufferbloat and airtime fairness work requires the right chipset; most of this work has been done on the Atheros ath9k driver. So the first step was to go out and pick up a new router with ath9k wireless. That is where the things turned out to be harder than one might expect.
  • Microsoft Faces European Privacy Probes Over Windows 10
    Microsoft Corp. faces a coordinated investigation by European privacy regulators after it failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with a series of changes to Windows 10 last month. European Union data-protection officials sent a letter to Microsoft saying they remain “concerned about the level of protection of users’ personal data,” according to a copy of the document posted by the Dutch watchdog Tuesday. Regulators from seven countries are concerned that even after the announced changes, “Microsoft does not comply with fundamental privacy rules.”