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kmandla.wordpress: A little while ago I found a very intelligent, well presented argument discussing the responsibility of Linux users to install antivirus software. I’m talking about Linux machines acting as carriers.
blog.lizardwrangler.com: What can Mozilla do with our products and our product development processes to move the Internet toward our vision of an open, decentralized, participatory place in the next two years? In my last post I suggested we develop a set of goals to answer this question. Here’s my proposal.
itwire.com: It's probably a sign of the times we live in that the release of a browser by a commercial organisation like Google merits significantly more coverage than the approaching 25th anniversary of the organisation that gave rise to the free and open source software movement.
Also: The Real Reason to Celebrate GNU's Birthday
linux.com: Red Flag is China's biggest Linux supplier. The Red Flag Linux distribution is based on Red Hat Linux. Red Flag recently announced the release of a beta edition of Red Flag Linux 7, called "Olympic Edition." While it contains the expected bugs of a beta system, it also gives us an opportunity to preview the next release of Red Flag. What I saw didn't blow me away.
thevarguy.com: In an email to The VAR Guy, Lenovo Senior VP J. Scott Di Valerio describes the PC giant’s evolving Linux strategy, including plans for so-called NetBooks that will launch in September and October. Here’s a look at what Di Valerio had to say.
Also: Lies, Damn Lies, and Retail Linux
fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation is hosting a Boston event to honor Software Freedom Day, an international holiday that was observed on every continent but Antarctica last year. The FSF will be one of more than 200 teams hosting events around the world.
Also: Software Freedom Day is Coming
blogs.computerworld: Those who hate Ubuntu tend to fall into two groups. The other group are those, usually Debian Linux users, who think Ubuntu, which is based on Debian, has 'stolen' their work and that its developers haven't contributed enough back to Debian or the other open-source communities that create Linux-related software. That's about to change.
Also: Shuttleworth: Open-source desktops need a facelift
opensuse.org: The openSUSE survey results are out now. The survey we made in July/August time frame attracted over 12,000 participants. Here is a short summary on changes compared to the last one we did approximately 1 1/2 year ago with the openSUSE 10.2 release.
- Split and merge large files
- Run Windows Apps 100% Seamlessly on Ubuntu
- Howto solve all PulseAudio-related issues in Ubuntu
- How to create an ubuntu 8.04.1 boot floppy
- Evaluating Number Grids Using Perl
- How To Fix Wrong Timestamps On Gmail Messages
- 10 tips for lazy sysadmins
- Force Users To Change Their Passwords Upon First Login
Reasons to not even bother trying Linux, ever : ( cue drum roll... )
This guide explains how to install memcached and the PHP5 memcache module on a Debian Etch system with Apache2. memcached is a daemon that can store objects in the system's memory (e.g. results of database queries) which can speed up your web site tremendously.
linux.com: If you've ever looked in your /etc/fstab file, you have may have seen an entry that looks like UUID=62fa5eac-3df4-448d-a576-916dd5b432f2 instead of a more familiar disk drive designation, such as /dev/hda1. Such entries are called universally unique identifiers (UUID). You can use these 128-bit numbers to make hard disk management easier.
royal.pingdom.com: A benefit of open source software is the ability to take the code base of an application and develop it in a new direction. This is, as most of you probably know, called forking, and is very common in the open source community. For example, many Linux distributions can be traced back to either Debian, Fedora or Slackware.
tabletpcreview.com: Dell offers the Mini 9 with either Windows XP or a customized Ubuntu Linux operating system. Our pre-production unit came equipped with Ubuntu, and the Dell-developed custom interface is point-and-click easy and acts similar to Windows ... only easier (if you don't try to install new applications).
dot.kde.org: Today was Big Bang Day at CERN as the world's largest science experiment was turned on. Like all good technology enthusiasts the KDE developers have been keeping up with the progress of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
10minutetech.net: After our initial foray into the Linux world with openSuse 11, my plan had been to try Mandriva Spring 2008. It’s still in the cards, but based on the overwhelming support that Linux Mint got in the comment section, I decided that maybe that should be my next Distro to examine.
- With Linux, Even Rootkits Are Open Source
- openSuSe - A Linux Distro worth setting your eye on
- Linux Void Episode 6
- Akademy 2008 was Amazing
- Open Document Formats finally default for Yale Law School A2K Conference
- Zonker: Picking the Fleas from Community
- On Alphas and Betas
- Open source and military procurement don’t mix
- Acer Perspire One
- Red Hat: The hypervisor will be free
- Community service for free software users
- Finding Linux Systems Where They Never Were Found Before
- 'The WFTL Show', Episode 3
- Released GoblinX XFlash 2008.2
- Ubuntu 8.10: Compuz-Fusion Cube Deformation
opera.com: We released Opera 9.6 beta today. We fixed 2 issues after the RC and added Ukranian language file. Fixed: Sessions broken after crash and FCKeditor Demo didn't load (broke alot of other stuff as well).
fsf.org/blogs: You can keep up to date with all your favorite GNU projects, via their individual RSS news feeds, but if you'd prefer to see a wider view, be sure to check out the new GNU Planet.
Jim Zemlin: This week week we saw news centered around two studies on desktop computing trends: one from Forrester Research and one from IDC. Both reports come from highly regarded firms and both seem to point to contradictory trends.