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Open Source On Same Side of Law Suit As Microsoft, Apple, Google, Intel and Dell?

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OSS Now there is a headline you don't see everyday. How often does the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Apache Foundation join such strange bedfellows as Apple, Google, Intel and Dell in (get this) support of a case that Microsoft is trying to put before the Supreme Court.

Pioneers – a strategy board game for Ubuntu

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HowTos Pioneers is an open source clone of The Settlers of Catan board game. These rules are for the standard game without expansions (for extra players, board tiles and pieces).

The Ideal Linux Distribution, As I See It

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: As I review more distributions, I'm continually fleshing out exactly what I want to see in a distribution. Here's what I'd like to see:

Sabayon & Ubuntu releases

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  • Sabayon Linux 5.4 GNOME and KDE Released
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate Released

Multicore may not be so scary - Linux will keep up

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Hardware Research suggests that the free operating system Linux will keep up with the addition of more ‘cores,’ or processing units, to computer chips.

Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans

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Software When it comes to video editing platforms, Windows and Mac own the field. They run the software from Adobe, Apple, and Avid that's preferred by professionals, and most –including all Windows machines – come with free, basic editing software for everybody else.

Ubuntu 10.10 beta preview

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Ubuntu THE LATEST OUTING of Canonical's Linux distribution Ubuntu shows that the firm is on the right track to make it the default choice of Linux for those thinking of making the switch from Windows.

New LibreOffice community forum up and running

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Well, somebody had to do it first. LibreOffice is going to be play a huge role in the open source software ecosystem, so we need a community forum. And here it is:

today's leftovers:

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  • Six add-ons that already work with Firefox 4.0
  • Red Hat: The New Big Monopoly?
  • Minimalist kiosk distro revs to Ubuntu 10.04 foundation
  • Download Faenza Icon Theme For KDE4
  • Free Software News for September 29th 2010
  • Security features of Linpus Lite 1.4
  • Maddog: Late Night Frustrations
  • Red Hat Responds to USPTO Request for Guidance on Bilski
  • First Content Update to Quake Live
  • Data centres increasing reliability on Linux
  • Mad Money goes up close, personal with Red Hat CEO
  • Fund-raising and self-publishing (the open source way)
  • The Gaia '10 Linux Desktop
  • Vision control PC supports six IP video cameras
  • Windows users face as many choices as Linux users
  • The Right Approach to Deprecation
  • MindTouch Makes Technical Documentation A Snap
  • Teambox is an Open Source, Social Network-Influenced Online Project Management App
  • XtreemOS Consortium Announces Public Access to Open Test Bed
  • 6 Useful Nautilus Extensions and Scripts You Should Know
  • Novell to migrate all its Sun customers
  • 3.3.0 needs QA
  • Novell Announces Judges for First Annual aEURoeDisteraEUR Awards Celebrating Linux Innovators

some howtos:

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  • More Alias Quickies to Save You Time
  • How To Add MPD To The Ubuntu Sound Menu
  • 10 Killer Firefox Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
  • Use msmtp with Mutt to send email
  • What is Input/Output Redirection in Unix?
  • 30+ useful Linux commands list
  • Install LibreOffice on Ubuntu and Debian-based Distros
  • 10 Ways to Generate a Random Password from the Command Line
  • GIMPBox gives stable versions of The GIMP single window mode
  • 2 Methods To Change TimeZone in Linux
  • AWN Window Manager (Tile) - New Avant Window Navigator Applet
  • linux take screenshot from command line
  • Script to backup your MySQL tables and send them to your email
  • How to Talk to Your Lawyer about Open Source Software
  • Improved Font Rendering in Gentoo

The Difference Between Apple and Linux

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Mac Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things.

Postcards from Laughlin

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Just to clear something up, I am not writing this from the southern Nevada community of Laughlin. For the last month or so I’ve been running Fedora 14 Alpha on one of my laptops because I could.

openSUSE Ambassadors rocking around the world

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SUSE Last week our Ambassadors did what they do every week: promote openSUSE. They went to meetings, conferences and tradeshows for a talk or staffing a booth. And they organized meetings, gave students lessons in using openSUSE, handed out DVD’s and valuable knowledge.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Apache, KDE

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Software Recently the Apache Software Foundations SVN repository hit the 1,000,000 commit milestone (landmark?). There are very few projects that last so long and survive being so large and so active. In fact, I can think of only one other:

Linux Mint: the tastier Ubuntu

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Linux Launched in October of 2004, Linux Mint has rapidly emerged as one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions. In this review, LinuxTrends takes a look at the latest Linux Mint release and finds it to be preferable to Ubuntu in several significant ways.

Marketing Bug: How Do I Contact You?

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OSS Free software is based on contact between users and developers. Without that, it’s just not very efficient, and any free software project that breaks that bond is going to flounder for the same reasons that so many proprietary products flounder — total disconnect with the users.

Celebrating the release of GNOME 2.32!

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Software Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.32, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform free desktop environment and of its developer platform.

James Franco to make movie of Nina Reiser murder

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Movies James Franco has purchased the rights to the memoir The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder by Stephen Elliott with the intention of adapting, directing, producing and starring, according to Variety.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11.3

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Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Who's Who in Open Source

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OSS We are living at crucial moments for Open Source. With all the bombardment of news, factoids and half truths, how do we stand in the middle of this whole mess?

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Android/Google: Pixel 2, Xiaomi Kernel Source, David Kleidermacher on Security

  • Google Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Tech Is Now Open Source
    The tech behind the portrait mode on Google Pixel 2  has been made open source by the company. For those who not familiar with it, one of the main draw to the algorithm in the Pixel 2’s camera app is excellent subject isolation without needing additional apparatus such as specialized lens or second camera.
  • Xiaomi releases Oreo kernel source code for the Mi A1
    Xiaomi promised that the Mi A1 would receive Oreo by the end of 2017, and the company hit a buzzer-beater by rolling out Android 8.0 to the Android One device on December 30th. But the kernel source code was nowhere to be found, a violation of the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2), and an affront to the development and enthusiast community. It's about two-and-a-half months late, but Xiaomi has finally released the Android 8.0 Oreo source code for the Mi A1.
  • Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That
    Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS. Google recently published its "Android Security 2017 Year In Review" report where the company talks about how Android security has matured in the last few years and how it fights to find new ways to protect Android users from malware and all the other nasty stuff you obviously don't want to have on your mobile phone or tablet.

If you owned a 'fat' PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a "computer". The claims were such that Sony suggested that owners could install Linux -- which, technically speaking, they could. However, installing Linux on a PS3 also posed something of a security issue, and Sony backtracked on the "Other OS" feature, killing it will a firmware update. Unsurprisingly, a lawsuit followed, and the result of this is that you could in line for a pay-out. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
    y involvement in Fedora goes back to late 2003 early 2004 somewhere as a packager for I started by getting a few packages in to scratch some of my itches and I saw it as a way to give back to the greater open source community. Around FC3 somewhere I stepped up to help in infrastructure to rebuild the builders in plague, the build system we used before koji and that we used for EPEL(Something that I helped form) for awhile until we got external repo support in koji. I was involved in the implementation of koji in Fedora, I joined OLPC as a build and release engineer, where I oversaw a move of the OS they shipped from FC6 to F8, and laid a foundation for the move to F9. I left OLPC when Red Hat opensourced RHN Satellite as “spacewalk project” I joined Red Hat as the release engineer for both, after a brief period there was some reorganisation in engineering that resulted in me handing off the release engineering tasks to someone closer the the engineers working on the code. As a result I worked on Fedora full time helping Jesse Keating. When he decided to work on the internal migration from CVS to git I took over as the lead. [...] Recently I have accepted a Job offer to become the manager of a different team inside of Red Hat.

Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
  • [Older] Linus Torvalds Interview by Kristaps

    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]