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Wireless firms playing bigger role in Linux

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Linux

reuters.com: Contributions from wireless companies to the Linux operating system have increased rapidly, underlining the success of the open source software platform in smartphones, a report from the Linux Foundation said.

Ubuntu's Unity interface: What to expect

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Software
Ubuntu

itworld.com: Why move from pure GNOME to Unity? As Shuttleworth explained to the Ubuntu developers, "Lots of people are already committed to Unity -- the community, desktop users, developers, and platform and hardware vendors." In particular, he noted, "Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) favor Unity. They're happy to ship it."

How Microsoft May Help Open Source in Court

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OSS

pcworld.com: It's a rare day when proponents of free and open source software are rooting for Microsoft in court, yet that's exactly what's going on with regard to the software giant's battle against Canadian i4i, which specializes in collaborative content technologies.

Capgemini Enters into Open Source Alliance

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OSS

Utrecht, the Netherlands, November 26, 2010 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that one of its Dutch subsidiaries, Capgemini Nederland B.V. (“Capgemini”), has entered into an open alliance with six Open Source vendors in the Netherlands.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux 2.6.37-rc4 Kernel Released On Schedule
  • Linus on branching...
  • Three Awesome GTK Themes to Use With Faenza Icons
  • Garmin using Drupal
  • Crowdsource Is Not Open Source
  • Leveraging Linux for Supercomputing
  • MySQL vs. PostgreSQL, Part 1: Table Organization
  • AskUbuntu firefox Add-on
  • Norwegian Regions and Municipalities Have Gone Open Source
  • 4 Great Places To Find Free Beautiful Photo Wallpapers
  • ‘Ubuntu Light’ available to download from Dell
  • Kwin + desktop switching – the solution
  • Panasonic Jungle "doing something very different"
  • Age of Conquest III 3.0.4669
  • The Emacs 30 Day Challenge
  • Get juiced with Pulp
  • 5 Operating Systems Making News This Week
  • Irvin Kershner, 'Empire Strikes Back' director, dies at 87
  • Linux Basement - Episode 64 - Fine Corinthian Bieber Groupies

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • curl-loader: Load and Performance testing tool
  • Easy printer sharing in GNOME
  • create and manage a guest user account on Linux Mint
  • ‘shred’ your hard disk
  • Back Up a MySQL Database Using PHP and Cron Job
  • Ubuntu One Tips
  • Easily connect Linux to a Windows Domain
  • Create an Underwater Scene in Blender
  • Web Cam Setup In Debian
  • How to create tables in MySQL
  • install and configure a parental control system on Linux Mint
  • Introduction to Stream Filtering Utilities
  • ClamAV in Debian Lenny and Setting up Backports

Why I don't recommend Ubuntu, for now

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk: "For the times, they are a-changing" Oh yes sirree Bob, that they are indeed. A few years ago, I dabbled with the SuSE Linux distro, and then a chap from Bristol introduced me to the Hoary Hedgehog. I was hooked and have been reeled in ever since. Until now. Until 10.10.

A Mepis User Rooting for Mageia...WHY NOT?

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: Today I read something very good: Mageia Alpha 1 will be ready for January, 2011!!! At this point some users of other distros may be thinking "so what? My distro is much better anyway!"

Red Hat evades query about Acacia patent deal

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Linux

itwire.com: JBoss developers will continue to have sleepless nights after Red Hat, the biggest GNU/Linux company, evaded a query about its patent deal with Acacia, a firm that can only be described as a patent troll.

Firefox 4 beta 8 slated for Dec 7

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Moz/FF

zdnet.com: Firefox 4 Beta 8 is now slated for availability on December 7. Beta 8 was tentatively scheduled for release Nov 30th but the team continues to fix blockers, nail down security holes and synchronization issues.

No joke: A full Gnome desktop on 105Mb

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Careful, this might make you spit out your breakfast cereal.

That’s a fully updated installation of Linux Mint Debian, after a cold boot and with nothing else running.

Who Builds Linux? These Days, More and More Mobile Devs

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Linux

mashable.com: Linux has just released its annual report, Who Is Writing Linux, a rundown of the companies and individual developers making significant contributions to the Linux kernel.

2010's 5 Biggest Linux and open-source stories

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Linux
OSS

blogs.computerworld: The story behind the story is that Linux has become totally mainstream. No, you may not have a Linux desktop in front of you the way I do, but you if you spend most of your day visiting Google, Facebook, and Twitter, you're using Linux. Still don't believe me? Look at the numbers and my first story of the year:

6 Best Linux Terminal Applications

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Guake - Quake-style terminal for GNOME
A Quake-style terminal is a drop-down terminal which can be shown/hidden just like the console in Quake.

Fedora Project announces election results

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Linux

h-online.com: In a post on the project's mailing list, Fedora Project Leader Jared K. Smith has announced the election results for the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo), the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo), and the Fedora Board.

The (open)Fate of openSUSE

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SUSE

ostatic.com: Now that it is believed that openSUSE will survive the latest complicated Novell dealings, developers and users are moving ahead to improve the next releases. Version 11.4 is due March 10, 2011 and openFATE is playing a significant role.

Red Hat At $1 Billion

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Linux

forbes.com: Based on the run rates of the current quarter, Red Hat will likely reach $1 billion in annual revenue in 2011. Only a handful of companies, probably less than 20 software firms, have ever hit this milestone.

Also: Red Hat Buys Makara, Adds PaaS to Its Cloud Mix

The Top 5 Linux-esque Geek mods

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Linux
Software

web2linux.com: 1. Fortune in your command line. Any self respecting Linux geek should add fortune to bashrc, so everytime you boot up a terminal a Mark Twain pearl of wisdom greets you.

How to Buy a Ubuntu Computer

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • How to Buy a Computer Preloaded With Ubuntu
  • Lean & Mean Dell Vostro V130 For Ubuntu Users
  • On Dell PCs, Ubuntu Plus Windows Could Be A Winning Combo

Meet Synapse

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Software
  • Meet Synapse – the super fast new GNOME Do replacement
  • Syanpse Is Here: New Launcher with Zeitgeist
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Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
    Last week Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released their latest quarterly "graphics stack recipe" for the Linux desktop. The Intel Graphics Stack Recipe is the company's recommended configuration for an optimal and supported open-source graphics driver experience for their Intel HD/UHD/Iris Graphics found on Intel processors.
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    Seemingly flying under our radar is that Mesa 18.1 has already been branched and the first release candidate issued. While the Mesa website hasn't yet been updated for the 18.1 details, Dylan Baker appears to be the release manager for the 18.1 series -- the second quarter of 2018 release stream.