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Long live the laptop

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Hardware

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: My good friend and former newspaper colleague Tom Dunlap wrote in a PC World blog yesterday about how many have fallen under the spell of the tablet and are drifting away from laptops and other “real” computers.

Mingle with openSUSE-ites on connect

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Web
SUSE

linuxjournal.com: Henne Vogelsang introduced the new service a few days ago. Connect with other openSUSE users, developers, and groups. You can make friends, find out the latest news, and get involved.

The Linux graphics stack from X to Wayland

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Software

arstechnica.com: In the early 1980s, MIT computer scientist Bob Scheifler set about laying down the principles for a new windowing system. He had decided to call it X, because it was an improvement on the W graphical system, which naturally resided on the V operating system. Little did Bob know at the time, but the X Window System that he and fellow researches would eventually create would go on to cause a revolution.

Duke Nukem Forever Multiplayer Details Leaked

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Gaming
  • Duke Nukem Forever Multiplayer Details Leaked
  • Prey 2 Lead Character is Bounty Hunter, No MP
  • Wikinews interviews 0 A.D. game development team

New Features in digiKam 2.0: Color Labels and Picks

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Besides numerous improvements, digiKam 2.0 brings a handful of new features, including Color Labels and Picks. As the name suggests, the Color Labels feature allows you to assign color codes to your photos.

Will GNOME 3.0 Repeat the User Revolt of KDE 4.0?

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Software

earthweb.com: In January 2008, the long awaited KDE 4.0 was released. Immediately, a user revolt erupted. This April, GNOME 3.0 is scheduled for release. Just as KDE 4.0 was a radical departure from KDE 3.5, so GNOME 3.0 is a radical departure from GNOME 2.32. But will its release trigger another user revolt?

Dell and Lenovo let Ubuntu down

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical's Dell and Lenovo love lets Ubuntu down
  • Want Multiarch Support In Ubuntu?
  • Unity: Now more handsy than the TSA
  • Karmasphere and Canonical Announce Partnership

The Linux Foundation Announces MeeGo TV Working Group

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Linux
Software

linuxfoundation.org: MeeGo Smart TV Working Group begins its work to bring open framework and innovation to television ecosystem

Mozilla Launches Firefox 4

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla Launches Firefox 4
  • Mozilla Launches Firefox 4: Is It Too Late?
  • 12 new features in Mozilla Firefox 4
  • The 10 Best Features In Firefox 4
  • Firefox 4 Heats Up the Browser Wars
  • Mozilla's Firefox 4 bags 1M downloads in 3 hours
  • Mozilla’s Leaner, Meaner Firefox 4 Arrives

LibreOffice 3.3.2 Is Now Available

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LibO

documentfoundation.org: The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.3.2, the second micro release of the free office suite for personal productivity, which further improves the stability of the software and sets the platform for the next release 3.4, due in mid May.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mozilla Firefox 4 Improves Memory Use
  • Installation Report: My Mother
  • Gnash 0.8.9 advances open source Flash
  • PHP developer wiki server hacked
  • Bodhi Linux: E17 and Ubuntu make a great combination
  • GNOME marketing contract: week 3
  • Top open source developers coming to Columbia SC
  • emerge libreoffice-bin
  • FireSSH – SSH in a Browser (Firefox addon)
  • New OOo Developer Snapshot
  • Simplifying Monetary Contributions to Free and Open Source Projects
  • Investor.gov using Drupal
  • Linux Adoption Curve
  • What Happened to the Obama Open Source Initiative?
  • AU: Government moves to encourage use of Open Source Software
  • PL: School curriculum to be modernised with courses on free software

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tutorial: Translating Scanned Docs
  • How to flush DNS cache
  • find with Multiple Expressions
  • Caffeine - for pleasure of uninterrupted viewing
  • Sleep Timer For Automatic System Shutdown
  • use your cam as a Security video camera with Zoneminder
  • Demotivational Posters with GIMP
  • Install Skype in EL6
  • Working with Ecomorph in Bodhi Linux
  • Performance tweaking with tmpfs

10 Ways Linux Is Making Life Better

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Linux

pcworld.com: Linux has long played a leading role in the world of servers, due in large part to its stability, security and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). What many don't realize, however, is just how ubiquitous it's becoming in other parts of life as well.

My Thoughts On Unity: 1 Month On

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Software
Ubuntu

blog.joeb454.com: Since my last post, I have kept up-to-date with the latest development news on 11.04 via both the forums and Planet Ubuntu. I've been doing this, not just because I genuinely think Unity is a good idea, and I think that for me at least it will be a big step forward.

M$ Sues Over Android/Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Legal

mrpogson.com: M$ is suing folks for using Android/Linux to make a few dollars and to annoy people.

Red Hat Puts Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to the Test

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Linux

press.redhat.com: Today, we’re excited to announce that in internal testing conducted by Red Hat engineering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has set a new standard in storage performance.

When commercial open source goes bad

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OSS

blogs.the451group.com: One of the primary proof-points of the success of open source has been its adoption by previously proprietary software vendors.

Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now
  • Firefox 4, A Double Disappointment
  • Four Reasons Firefox 4 can make a go of it--And one reason why it can't
  • Firefox 4: 3 Ways It Beats IE and Chrome Browsers

OpenSUSE 11.4: A blast from Linux past

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SUSE

itworld.com: I've liked openSUSE since before it was named openSUSE and went by the unlikely name S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 back in 1996. It's come a long, long way since then. Today, this Novell-supported community Linux distribution makes both a strong, server and desktop. For all that, though I've found in this go-around some fit and polish issues.

is Canonical good for free software?

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Ubuntu
  • Has the new Ubuntu One Control Panel raised the stakes in app appearances?
  • Razing the Stakes
  • Ubuntu is NOT part of Google SoC 2011
  • Open Ballot: is Canonical good for free software?
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Linux Foundation's TODO and New Chinese Ties

  • The Linux Foundation and TODO Group Release Chinese Versions of Open Source Guides for the Enterprise
    -The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has released Chinese translations of 10 Open Source Guides for the Enterprise, created to help executives, open source program managers, developers, attorneys and decision makers learn how to best leverage open source.
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    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing that TARS, a remote procedure call (RPC) framework, and TSeer, a high availability service discovery, registration and fault tolerance framework, have become Linux Foundation projects. Both projects were initially developed by leading Chinese technology company, Tencent, which open sourced the projects last year. This follows the announcement of Tencent becoming a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation, and reflects the foundation’s growing collaboration with the Chinese open source community.
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    Chinese behemoth looking to cultivate open source ties The Linux Foundation has announced that Tencent has become the latest member to obtain platinum membership. The non-profit American tech company, which is funded by membership payments, uses the funding for sustainable open source projects. Within the foundation, there are three membership tiers, starting from silver to gold, all the way up to platinum where members have to pay $500,000 a year (approx. £377,643) for that category.
  • Tencent Joins The Linux Foundation, Open-Sources Projects
    China's Tencent holding conglomerate that backs a variety of Internet services/products is the latest platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

Events: DebCamp, openSUSE Conference, OSSummit Japan 2018

  • Yes! I am going to...
    Of course, DebCamp is not a vacation, so we expect people that take part of DebCamp to have at least a rough sketch of activities. There are many, many things I want to tackle, and experience shows there's only time for a fraction of what's planned.
  • Dates, Location set for openSUSE Conference 2019
    The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the location and dates for the 2019 openSUSE Conference. The openSUSE Conference 2019 will return to the Z-Bau in Nuremberg, Germany, and be Friday, May 24, through Sunday, May 26. Planning for the 2019 conference will begin this summer and community members are encouraged to take part in the planning of the conference through the organizing team. The openSUSE Board proposed the idea of having organizing team for openSUSE Conferences last month at oSC18. An email about the organizing team was sent out to the openSUSE-Project mailing list.
  • OSSummit Japan 2018
    Some Debian developers (Jose from Microsoft and Michael from credativ) gave a talk during this event.

Games: Warhammer, Steam, OpenSAGE and Wine

Programming/Development: Math Libraries for Python, Compiler Fuzzing With Prog-Fuzz, Intel MKL and Flutter

  • 10 Best Math Libraries for Python
    Many times, when you write programs you need to use special functions that others have used before you. When this happens, open source comes to the rescue and gives you a library that covers that need. Python calls theirs modules, to use modules you need to import them.Modules for mathematics are especially useful when you have the theory ready but need to use standard math for your particular problem.  The Mathematics module in the Python standard library has many features. It is useful to check if you can solve your problem easily with these functions. If you need to know what functions exist you need to go through the list. However, first realize that the module implements all the C standard functions. The simplest use of Python for math is as a calculator. To do this, start Python on the terminal and use the print function.
  • Compiler Fuzzing With Prog-Fuzz Is Turning Up Bugs In GCC, Clang
    Vegard Nossum of Oracle has been working on fuzzing different open-source compilers for turning up bugs within these code compiler likes GCC and Clang. Vegard ended up writing a new compiler fuzzer from scratch making use of AFL instrumentation. This new fuzzer is dubbed simply Prog-Fuzz and is available on GitHub.
  • Intel MKL in Debian / Ubuntu follow-up
    About two months ago, in the most recent post in the series, #18, we provided a short tutorial about how to add the Intel Math Kernel Library to a Debian or Ubuntu system thanks to the wonderful apt tool -- and the prepackaged binaries by Intel. This made for a simple, reproducible, scriptable, and even reversible (!!) solution---which a few people seem to have appreciated. Good.
  • Fedora 28 : Starting develop with Flutter .