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Story A response to Infoworld’s confusing article about Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 11:05pm
Story dpkg Developer Resigns from Debian Technical Committee over Systemd Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:59pm
Story Fedora Infrastructure Freeze for Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:55pm
Story Ubuntu MATE is a heavyweight among the lightweight distributions Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:50pm
Story Finnish Sailfish/Android tablet rivalry heats up Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:43pm
Story DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots – Video Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:38pm
Story Can the Linux-based Jolla Tablet take on Android and iOS? Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:09pm
Story Dooscape 1.2 Released – A Web Browser with a Simple and Neat Interface Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:01pm
Story Thoughts on Systemd Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 5:11pm
Story Hands-On: New KaOS Linux Release Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 12:24pm

Year X is NOT the Year of the Linux Desktop

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daniweb.com: This year is not the year of the Linux desktop. Next year is not the year of the Linux desktop. In fact, NO year is the year of the Linux desktop. I've given up hope for it.

Replacing X11

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: MicroXwin is a kernel module Xlib compatible graphics system, but it isn't client/server oriented and is not network oriented. It is binary compatible but uses only 1 to 2 mb of RAM.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Third Plasma Summit Lifts KDE Desktop To Higher Grounds
  • The Words Are Important...
  • Novell fannies about with Open Enterprise Server 2
  • Lenz Grimmer to keynote openSUSE Conference
  • LugRadio Live 2009 Announced
  • Linux OS market ‘long term prospects remain good’
  • Zenwalk Linux 6.2
  • cwrapper – a wrapper for colorizing the output of common unix commands
  • The Command Line Is Not Always Better
  • Linux 2.6.32 To Get R600 KMS Along With 3D
  • OpenOffice.org: The Limits of Readability and Grammar Extensions
  • Review: Easy Peasy 1.5
  • Get a Visual Overview of Your Firefox Browsing History
  • Java.net using Drupal
  • about:mozilla 9/8

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim – Add Line Numbers
  • Best way to create perfect chromium launcher on Linux
  • Find details about your ISO images from the Linux command line
  • Howto: Canon LBP 5100 with Samba (amd64)
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II
  • UTF-8 and apache - mysql - php
  • movietime – stop powersaving to watch a movie
  • Making Firefox Fonts On Linux Look Like They Do On Windows
  • Lions and Tigers and Shares... Oh Mount!
  • Using Eselect
  • Mound Data Manager – Manage data in the context of other applications
  • Change Ethernet Card’s Speed And Duplex Settings In Ubuntu Linux
  • Amarok 2.X proxy settings

UNIX network performance analysis

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Get quick steps for resolving UNIX network performance problems

FSF files objection to Google Book Search settlement

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OSS
Legal

fsf.org: Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed an objection in court to the proposed Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.). The objection urges the court to reject the proposed settlement unless it incorporates terms that better address the needs of authors using free licenses.

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time

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Web
Humor

telegraph.co.uk: Craigslist, the anarchic classifieds website, has developed a reputation for hosting some of the oddest adverts on the internet.

Banks Eye Linux From Sidelines

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Linux

americanbanker.com: Yet as the free, open, Unix-derived operating system is taking capital markets by storm and restructuring the landscape of the OS marketplace, bankers remain cautious about adopting it.

What Drove Me to Linux -- and Keeps Me There

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intranetjournal.com: The question I get asked the most on a regular basis is why in the heck I choose to run Linux over something a bit more mainstream such as OS X. My reasoning for this is based on a track record of watching Microsoft make one mistake with their users after another.

Openbox: A fun and lightweight window manager

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I am always on the lookout for a new way of doing things when it comes to personal computing, and one of the best ways to do so is to experiment with different window managers for Linux.

Lin-X Linux 1.1

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Lin-X is a remastered version of Ubuntu designed to look and feel like Mac OS X. Lin-X has turned the cool Apple logo on its head a bit by putting in a skull and crossed swords. Surely an act of blatant defiance of Steve Jobs and his lawyers. We’ll see if anybody at Apple notices this amusing act of rebellion.

Suse Studio

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SUSE

itpro.co.uk: Need a custom made Linux distro but don't have time to spend hours in the console? Suse Studio produces powerful results in a matter of minutes.

Foxconn working on 'sub-£100' ARM-based Linux netbooks

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Will ARM-based netbooks retail for under £100? The Taiwanese contract manufacturer behind the Foxconn brand seems to think so.

Stay safe when using a Linux PC

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HowTos

computeractive.co.uk: In some ways Linux can be easier to manage than Windows, but security remains important. We show you how to stay safe.

Opera 10 tops 10 million downloads

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techradar.com: Opera 10 was downloaded 10 million times in the first week of its release, breaking the company's download record for the popular browser.

Chip Maker VIA joins the Linux Foundation

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h-online.com: VIA Technologies, maker of chip-sets, graphics chips and other components, has joined the Linux Foundation. Richard Brown, VP of marketing at VIA Technologies Inc, said in the announcement "VIA shares the Linux Foundation’s goal of fostering the growth of the Linux ecosystem".

Where is the value in Linux?

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toolbox.com/blogs: I am pretty sure that the question in the title is asked quite a lot. Especially by enterprise managers and bean counters the world around. When that question is asked of us, how should we answer it?

Kernel Log – Extra round for 2.6.31, X.org 7.5 on the horizon, staging area to be cleaned up

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h-online.com: Linus Torvalds will release 2.6.31 a few days later than previously announced and has scheduled another release candidate, RC9. After some delay, the development of X.org 7.5 is now going ahead at full steam. Kroah-Hartman wants to clean up the staging area. Kolivas has released BFS.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.