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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 384

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Slax - still alive in the Slax Community remix
  • News: Debian updates installer and artwork, Fedora prepares for Btrfs transition, CentOS considers release options, openSUSE includes Galbraith Latency patch, NetBSD interview
  • Questions and answers: Memory usage
  • Released last week: Asturix 3, Jolicloud 1.1, Vinux 3.1
  • New additions: Madbox Linux
  • New distributions: Groovy Arcade Linux, Swift Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Netflix Opens up About Open Source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Even though it is generally accepted that open source is used widely throughout the business world, it doesn't hurt having a few high-profile examples to point to when people doubt its suitability for this role. Obvious ones like Google and Amazon have been joined more recently by the likes of Facebook and Twitter. And now here's another well-known name opening up, Netflix:

Non-Profits Lead The Way With Linux

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Linux

earthweb.com: In this article, I’ll explore which applications have allowed non-profits, libraries and schools to make the move over to Linux and web-based services and away from a licensing nightmare brought to us by our friends in the proprietary software universe.

European Commission IT chief tackles open source lobby over €189m contract

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OSS

computerweekly.com: The European Commission (EC) IT chief has taken the open source lobby to task over a €189m (£158m) deal the EC signed last week, its largest ever software deal.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Good News Out Of Unigine's Linux Game Competition
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 2 Released
  • Application Menu making it’s way to Ubuntu's Firefox
  • Frogatto & Friends
  • The emacs 30 Day Challenge: Using 'gnus' to read mail
  • Future of U.S. economy debated (featuring Jim Whitehurst)
  • Adding default support for Airport remote sinks in PulseAudio
  • AMD's Hiring Another Open-Source Driver Developer
  • YafaRay [Blender 3D's Open Source Raytracing Engine] is a treat
  • Krita 2.3, New Feature #5: Canvas Rotation
  • Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole
  • 'Parenthetical Purge' Movement Seeks Emoticon-Free December
  • Update This!
  • Why I Hate Samba
  • The RSA Algorithm, Humanized ( sorta )
  • why do they think this is OK? continued

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to execute commands when you log out .logout file
  • setsid how to keep commands running after you exit shell prompt
  • WINE tips: Giving each Windows application its own environment
  • Gentoo Love: Intro to Portage Sets
  • How to connect/transfer files over ssh using Nautilus(file manager)
  • Screenshot Grabbing
  • Encrypt Filesystems
  • Windows 7 auto-change background wallpaper functionality in Ubuntu
  • Eva's Great Guide to Ubuntu – Part 2
  • How to stop / disable ping response in Linux
  • Get Your Favourite Gnome Panel Applets in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Which runlevel am I in | Linux

This week in KWin-GLES

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KDE

martin-graesslin.com: Another week is gone and my KWin-GLES branch got further polishing. All developing on the OpenGL ES code is nowadays happening on my notebook using KWin-GLES. So it is already so useable that I can develop on it.

Synapse and a bit about Gnome Dictionary

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: Most computer users should be familiar with Run Application menu entries. Windows includes a menu entry to execute commands from and so do most Linux desktop managers. GnomeDo development halted around a year ago.

Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
  • Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10 Before the New Year
  • Drag and drop close to landing in Unity
  • Goodbye Ubuntu Netbook Edition Maverick, hello Jolicloud

Trine GNU/Linux Testers Wanted

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Frozenbyte the developers of Shadowgrounds and Trine series are looking for GNU/Linux gamers to test their Trine port.

Where did you that open source licensed code from?

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OSS

computerweekly.com: Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. But as software application development experiences increasingly more rapid iterations (especially in Agile development environments) - could open source code licensing and compliance get overlooked?

KDE Release Polishing

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KDE

nienhueser.de: New KDE versions are released every six months nowadays. Roughly three months are spent on developing new features, the other three are devoted to release preparations. "Why does it take that long?"

Being safe with Ubuntu on a USB flash drive

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: One of the best things a Windows user can do for Defensive Computing is to have a bootable copy of Linux on hand. The classic reason being to rescue a broken copy of the operating sytem, but the much more important reason is for on-line banking.

Five meerkat related xmas presents

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Check in below for 5 gloriously bizarre Ubuntu 10.10-related presents that are sure to put a smile (or at least a look of false-gratitude) on your nearest and dearest this yuletide.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 14

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 14 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Back from the GPL Compliance Engineering Workshop in Taipei

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OSS

gnumonks.org: I've been a bit over a week in Taipei, mainly to co-present (with Armijn Hemel) the GPL compliance engineering workshop at Academia Sinica. The workshop was attended by more than 100 representatives of the local IT industry in Taiwan, from both legal and engineering departments.

oh look, it’s the future

chani.wordpress: A year (and a bit) ago, I blogged some crazy predictions for fun. Let’s go back and see how they turned out. Smile

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 153 is out

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SUSE

Desktop application complexity

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Software

jonmasters.org: So it used to be (back in the day), that you would start an application, it would read some configuration, and you would be done. These days we have many bits and pieces that are needed just to get my rhythmbox application to run.

What the KDE forums search can do for you

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KDE
Web

neverendingo.blogspot: This time i would like to write about a very underestimated feature of the KDE Community Forums, because i am pretty sure most of you don't even know what it can do for you.

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