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Linux desktop neglect

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Linux

computerworld.com: Why isn't Linux on more desktops? Here's the reason we don't talk about much: the Linux distributors don't encourage the Linux desktop.

Introducing KDE 4: Kontacts: Calendar (KOrganizer)

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introducingkde4.blogspot: Welcome to the third issue of the Kontact suit series. Today we'll give a look at the Calendar kpart (KOrganizer):

Wrist-mounted computer runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Glacier Computer has announced a wearable computer that runs Linux and includes built-in WiFi along with GPS and Bluetooth options. The wrist-mounted "Ridgeline W200" has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, backlit keys, a hot-swappable battery pack, and an electronic compass.

Mercurial vs Git

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Software

rg03.wordpress: There are many blog posts and articles all over the Internet providing comparissons between Git and Mercurial. Most of them only briefly describe the main differences and then try to decide which one is better. However, I didn’t find many articles explaining the differences in detail.

Telerik ports .NET controls to Linux

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sdtimes.com: Telerik has partnered with Novell to certify that its RadControls ASP.NET AJAX component suite supports the open-source Mono runtime environment, permitting developers to build .NET applications in a Linux environment.

Also: Using MoMA to Port from Windows .NET to Mono on Linux

All the Best Linux Cheat Sheets

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Linux

nixtutor.com; All the best Linux cheat sheets rounded up in one post broken down into Linux command line, Linux security, Linux administration, Gnome/KDE, sed/awk/vim, and distribution specific cheat sheets..

8 Reasons You Should Switch to Linux

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Linux

namd3r.com: Most Linux distributions, like Ubuntu and Fedora, come absolutely free of charge to install, distribute, reinstall, and modify without worrying about breaking any copyright or pirating laws.

Linux device developers not weird, just mainstream

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Developers putting Linux on consumer devices aren't weirdos mining a niche, according to the Intel man who last year volunteered to help maintain embedded Linux.

Supporting Linux in the Microsoft Enterprise

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Linux

daileymuse.com: Linux adoption in the enterprise data center continues to grow in terms of both numbers of servers and the variety of roles Linux occupies. As these deployments become more pervasive in the enterprise so too does the need for the integration and interoperability.

Does Uptime still matter?

ducea.com: When I started working as a sysadmin (about 10 years ago) there was this obsession about uptime. Everyone considered this the greatest sign that you are doing a good job as a sysadmin if you were able ‘to keep the machine running’ for a long time.

How much legal trouble is Cisco in against the FSF?

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Legal

blogs.zdnet.com: A new Law.Com analysis indicates Cisco may be in big legal trouble over the FSF lawsuit alleging it misused open source code in its hardware. Until you learn the rest of the story.

Is Linux ready to go to FAT camp?

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Linux

linux-watch.com: The talking drums keep rumbling throughout the Linux jungle as the tuxified ones ponder the impact of Dutch personal navigation device (PND) vendor TomTom agreeing to terms after being sued by Microsoft.

Mandriva 2009.1 RC2 Screenshot Tour

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MDV

softpedia.com: Mandriva announced last night the immediate availability of Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2. Once again, we thought it would be nice to offer a visual tour of this second release candidate of the upcoming Mandriva 2009 Spring.

Intel Core i7 On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: By now most of you should be familiar with the Core i7 processor family, which is based upon Intel's Nehalem architecture. The current Core i7 processor selection includes the 920, 940, and 965 Extreme Edition.

Red Hat Dismisses Consumer Desktop Linux (Again)

workswithu.com: Sometimes, you have to respect someone for sticking to an opinion and a vision. Other times, you have to wonder if a consistent vision becomes a fatal flaw. I’m still undecided about whether Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has the correct — or flawed — long term vision.

Some not so wobbly news from wobblyland

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KDE

martin-graesslin.com/blog: Long time no post on what has changed in KWin lately. So I’m going to show you some new features.

GPL's cloudy future

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OSS

Jeremy Allison: One of the things about getting older is that you learn to ignore things until you have to do something about them. It’s a learned efficiency, I suppose. I finally realized I have to do some serious thinking about cloud computing.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fonera 2.0 powered by Linux

  • Linux fails to meet the needs of real users
  • My Sysadmin Toolbox
  • Nokia to release a netbook?
  • A Free Software Thesis
  • Frictional Games' Unknown Teaser
  • LH Strip #3: Mark Shuttleworth Names Other OS
  • Firefox hits 35% market share in Europe, 22% globally
  • Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 Delivers New Automated Testing Capabilities
  • Debian, Gentoo, FreeBSD, GNU/kFreeBSD
  • Ubuntu Linux Preps Newest Version
  • Cherokee: Why it could own the Internet
  • NVIDIA's Release Happiness Continues Into April
  • More Pictures Of Computer Disasters
  • Defending Novell On Wall Street
  • Diagramming with Dia

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Clearing The Contents Of A File

  • FreeBSD commands for Gentoo users — and reverse
  • YUM repo errors
  • Using encrypted filesystems with Linux Logical Volume Manager
  • Creating a Ringtone with Audacity
  • How to clone virtual machines in VMware Server
  • Testing SMTP servers with SWAKS
  • Line wrapping text made easy with fold
  • Creation and Maintenance of a Gentoo Backup
  • Print a Web Page From a Shell Prompt
  • OOo: Using Data Form extension to enter information in spreadsheets
  • Genisoimage - Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images
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If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more