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One last, good look at KDE 3 Part 2

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Some little updates on my KDE experiment. First of all, I run an rsync script semi-daily to backup my home drive to an external hard drive in case the main one fails. It’s already happened to me once before and I was really glad to have had backups. However, as you can imagine, this is a huge drain on my computer’s resources.

New Opera 9.5 Beta Improves Security and Adds More Syncing Features

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blog.wired.com: Opera Software has release a second beta for version 9.5 of its flagship browser. Opera 9.5 beta 2 brings several new features and a number of bug fixes as Opera moves toward the final release.

Eurocrats study Microsoft OOXML under procurement rules

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Microsoft

the inquirer: THE EUROPEAN Commission has started investigating Microsoft's OOXML standard under procurement rules instead of the old competition statute with which they usually bash the software giant.

Switching to Linux which distro to use, openSUSE?

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opencomputer.net: We’ll do this test with the live (Gnome) CD to analyze: parts of the hardware that are recognized, software package installed, general usability (setup adjustments, software installation).

Thinking Of Switching?: Linux Ubuntu vs. Windows Vista vs. OSX Leopard

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athensexchange.com: Every few years, new operating systems are released for computers that promise new features, greater security and usability. Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.2 and Windows Vista Service Pack One were both released in February of 2008. Linux Ubuntu released the latest version of its operating system.

Coupla Early Ubuntu 8.04 Reviews

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04: Hardy Heron Review

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: Jaded Janus
  • Official Ubuntu Tour
  • Downloads
  • Mark Shuttleworth: The Heron takes flight

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: A First Look

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Stuff I have learned about displays

  • K Module, a.k.a. the KDE Pages
  • Novell strips SLES down to its undies
  • Ubuntu propagandist creates cool Vista dissing sticker
  • OpenSUSE 11.0: Who gets top billing? GNOME or KDE?
  • Time and talent are the open source speed limits
  • A Linux Server in the Palm of Your Hand
  • Did Open Source Doom the OLPC?
  • SE Radio Interview on Open Source Business Models
  • Project Diaspora Open Sourced and Finished. Space MMORPG
  • Web 2.0 Conference: Lots of News for Open Sourcers
  • How big can Ubuntu get?

Microsoft’s eco system: cracks in the reliability

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liquidat.wordpress: The microsoft eco system is often mentioned to be long term reliable and therefore be a good option for companies with long term plans or needs. However, recently some parts of Microsoft’s eco system fall apart and became incompatible, which is not what you expect from a reliable system.

30 Similarities Between MS Excel and OOo Calc

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OOo

fanaticattack.com: This is another article in my series that shows the similarities between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office. Using a new product requires some re-learning. But you rarely have to learn an entirely new set of skills. This article is to emphasize the similarities.

Sun Solaris 10 5/08

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phoronix.com: While all of the Solaris excitement at Phoronix as of late has been around Solaris Express Developer 1/08 and the forthcoming release of OpenSolaris 2008.05, today Sun Microsystems has announced the immediate release of Solaris 10 5/08.

Deploying KDE to 52 million young people

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Mauricio broke the news today in his blog about what can only be described as a massive deployment of free software. In summary: KDE on Linux has stepped up to become the software platform in the primary school education system in Brazil.

Linux vs. GNU/Linux: The Aftermath

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jonreagan.wordpress: Today, I wrote a post about why I call Linux “Linux” and not “GNU/Linux.” That post attracted quite a number of views, and a good number of comments as well.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Customizing the Default Theme in Drupal

  • KDE 4 on Slackware 12.0
  • Ubuntu Linux Install and Configure Ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant
  • How to make Gnome menus Faster in Ubuntu
  • More advanced wget usage
  • Getting data into and out of an OpenOffice.org Base database
  • Installing and tracking software updates with toast
  • GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial
  • Getting help with the Linux Command Line

And the Most Reliable OS of All Is ...

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serverwatch.com: If you were to be asked, out of all the server operating systems on the market, which platform had the highest reliability (in terms of downtime), what would your guess be?

KDE Commit-Digest for 13th April 2008

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dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Complete source rewrite, with many improvements, in KInfoCenter. Important work on the "Quick Launch", "Folder View", and "RSSNOW" Plasma applets. Initial work towards future support for a list of timezones tooltip for the digital-clock Plasmoid.

Red Hat Prepping Managed Services Strategy

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Linux

mspmentor.net: The convergence of open source with managed services and software as a service (SaaS) continues. The latest example: Red Hat, arguably the world’s best-known open source company, has created two staff positions to serve hosting partners. Plus, Red Hat is evaluating a strategy to work more closely with managed service providers, MSPmentor has learned. Here’s the scoop.

Reiser Jury Deliberating; Readers Predicting 'Not Guilty'

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blog.wired: Jurors weighing Linux programmer Hans Reiser's murder case were deliberating for the first full day here Wednesday. Panelists have just broken for lunch and are headed for a nearby Mexican restaurant.

Xubuntu Hardy Heron is Ready for Takeoff

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: “So far, so good.” That is all I can say when I tested Xubuntu 8.04 RC last night on my Macbook Pro. My first impression with Xubuntu “Hardy Heron” was rather respectable because first and foremost, the installation was trouble-free and it was smooth sailing all the way.

Arch, an Awesome Distro for Power Users

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Linux

kdubois.net: Gentoo broke. I loved how Gentoo did not treat me like an idiot, and allowed me full control over my system. When my last `emerge world` command failed after 4 hours of working and had the happy effect of breaking libexpat.so.0, I decided that I was done with Gentoo. I decided to install Arch.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Handling I/O Bursts With QEMU 2.6
    The recent release of QEMU 2.6 has support for allowing guests to do bursts of I/O for a configurable amount of time, whereby the I/O level exceeds the normally allowed limits. Our friends at the consulting firm Igalia have written a blog post about I/O bursts with QEMU 2.6.
  • Shotwell's New Devs Are Doing a Terrific Job, Facebook Integration Works Again
    Shotwell developer Jens Georg announced earlier, May 23, 2016, the general availability of the first point release in the Shotwell 0.23.x stable series of the popular open-source image viewer and organizer software. Shotwell is being used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating system, including the widely used Ubuntu, but it was abandoned by its developers from the Yorba Foundation a while ago, during which it didn't receive any attention. At the end of April 2016, a group of open source developers decided to take over the maintenance of Shotwell from where Yorba left off, and we already reported on the release of the major Shotwell 0.23.0 version.
  • FreeIPMI 1.5.2 Released

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Red Hat and Fedora

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Apache Elevates TinkerPop Graph Computing Framework to Top Level
    As we've been reporting, The Apache Software Foundation, which incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has been elevating a lot of interesting new tools to Top-Level Status recently. The foundation has also made clear that you can expect more on this front, as graduating projects to Top-Level Status helps them get both advanced stewardship and certainly far more contributions. Now, the foundation has announced that a project called TinkerPop has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). TinkerPop is a graph computing framework that provides developers the tools required to build modern graph applications in any application domain and at any scale. "Graph databases and mainstream interest in graph applications have seen tremendous growth in recent years," said Stephen Mallette, Vice President of Apache TinkerPop. "Since its inception in 2009, TinkerPop has been helping to promote that growth with its Open Source graph technology stack. We are excited to now do this same work as a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation."
  • Why a Buffer developer open sourced his code
    If you look for the official definition of open source, you'll likely stumble upon this outline from the board members of the Open Source Initiative. If you skim through it, you're sure to find some idea or concept that you feel very aligned with. At its heart, openness (and open source) is about free distribution—putting your work out there for others to use. It's really about helping others and giving back. ​When we started to think about open source and how we could implement it at Buffer, the fit seemed not only natural, but crucial to how we operate. In fact, it seemed that in a lot of ways we'd be doing ourselves a disservice if we didn't start to look more seriously at it. But what I didn't quite realize at the time were all the effects that open source would have on me.
  • How to make a culture change at your company
    I attended an interesting talk by Barry O'Reilly at the Cultivate pre-conference at OSCON 2016 about "how to push through change in an enterprise." Though I think the title should have been: "What the enterprise can learn from open source."
  • Two OSCON Conversations, And A Trip Report Between Them
    My last visit to OSCON was in 2011, when I had worked for the Wikimedia Foundation for under a year, and wanted to build and strengthen relationships with the MediaWiki and PHP communities. I remember not feeling very successful, and thinking that this was a conference where executives and engineers (who in many cases are not terribly emotionally passionate about open source) meet to hire, get hired, and sell each other things.
  • Struggling to open a document or photo? Here’s how to do it
    Things are a bit trickier if you have a file from a productivity application you don’t have access to —such as a Word document and no Word application, either to open it or re-save it. The solution is still simple, though — download Libre Office. Libre Office is a free and fully functional office suite that’s more than a match for Microsoft Office, and it can open (and save in) Office file formats.
  • OpenBSD/loongson on the Lemote Yeeloong 8101B
    After hunting for Loongson based hardware for the first half of 2015, I was finally able to find an used Yeeloong in July, in very good condition. Upon receiving the parcel, the first thing I did was to install OpenBSD on this exquisitely exotic machine.
  • Call for GIMP 2.10 Documentation Update
    With the upcoming GIMP 2.10 release we intend to finally close the time gap between releases of source code, installers, and the user manual. This means that we need a more coordinated effort between the GIMP developers team and the GIMP User Manual team. For the past several months we’ve already been working on GIMP mostly in bugfix mode. It’s time to start updating the user manual to match all the changes in GIMP 2.10, and we would appreciate your help with that.
  • Mobile Age project: making senior citizens benefit from open government data
    On 1 February 2016, ten European partners launched the Mobile Age project. Aiming to develop inclusive mobile access to public services using open government data, Mobile Age targets a group of citizens that are usually marginalised when it comes to technical innovations but which is rapidly growing in number and expectations: European senior citizens. While more and more public services are made available online only, older persons’ needs and wishes towards digital services are rarely understood and taken in account. This deficit is often exacerbated by their lower digital skills and poor access to the internet. In order to cope with this, Mobile Age is based on the concept of co-creation: it will develop mobile open government services that are created together with senior citizens.
  • Protecting IP in a 3D printed future
    3D printing might just change everything. At least John Hornick, who leads Finnegan’s 3D printing working group and wrote 3D Printing Will Rock the World, certainly thinks so. Introduced by Bracewell Giuliani’s Erin Hennessy, Hornick spoke to INTA registrants yesterday morning about the dramatic consequences he believes the proliferation of 3D printing could have for intellectual property.