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Jono Bacon Defends Ubuntu: An Insider's Perspective

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earthweb.com: Last week, in "Ubuntu: Where Did the Love Go?" I presented one view of Ubuntu and its relationship with other parts of the free and open source software (FOSS) community. One of the first and most articulate responses to the article came from Ubuntu's community manager Jono Bacon.

9 Apps To Make You Super Productive on Windows, Mac & Linux

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Software

mashable.com: You may think you’ve reached the peak possible productivity on Windows, Mac and Linux, but if you haven’t tried this collection of timesavers, it’s time to think again.

Upstream projects vs. Distributions

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Linux
Software

fnords.wordpress: You can globally split open source projects into two broad categories. Upstream projects develop and publish source code for various applications and features. Downstream projects are consumers of this source code. Let’s try to find common ground.

Top 10 applications for 2011 in Linux

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Software

2indya.com: Linux is all about choices. Therefore, Linux has many software tools that perform the same functionality. As an example, one may like Chrome browser as the Internet browser while some others preferring Firefox. So, the top 10 applications for year 2011 is just my selection of tools.

London Stock Exchange website listed as virus attack page

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: The website of the London Stock Exchange has been inaccessible from Google this morning, after it was reported as a virus attack page.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 394

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at Wolfer Linux 2
  • News: Fedora - alpha delay and ARM beta release, Ubuntu vs Banshee controversy, Debian and its relationship with FSF
  • Questions and answers: Web browsers for Linux
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "KDE", FreeBSD 8.2, PC-BSD 8.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2011 Alpha 2, Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Singularity Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Have You Ever Wondered How Your Operating System Got Its Name?

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OS
Linux

howtogeek.com: Have you ever wondered what “XP” stands for or where “Ubuntu” comes from? Some operating systems get their names from obvious places, but others need some explaining. We’ve rounded up the most popular and well-known operating systems, as well as a few lesser-known ones.

Ubuntu gives new, speedier life to Netbooks

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Ubuntu

bostonherald.com: So, I finally decided to release my computer from the grip of Mr. Bill Gates. I installed the free and fast Linux Ubuntu 10.10 netbook operating system. I’m glad I did —

More than half of businesses have adopted 'some' open source

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OSS

computerweekly.com: Of course we know that there are only lies, damn lies and statistics -- and it's worth remembering that fact before we consider looking at the broad brush claims made by a Gartner survey earlier this month, which "revealed" that more than half of organisations have adopted open source software as part of their IT strategy.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

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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 Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

83rd Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Movies
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Well, I've kinda lost a lot of interest in the movie world this past year. I still watch movies occasionally, but couldn't get too excited about the Academy Awards. Nevertheless, since it's a tradition around here to cover some of the winners, here are the big categories.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Best Ubuntu 10.10 Feature
  • Day one at SCALE9X
  • LibreOffice gives OpenOffice a run for its Money
  • SCALE 9x: Day 2
  • Making the most of the planet
  • Emergence of the Tablets
  • Firefox Loves Linux | LAS | s15e08
  • Script to set the ‘NASA wallpaper of the day’ as your wallpaper daily
  • Linux Outlaws 193 - Comments Are Off

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Make Windows 7 look like Ubuntu
  • Control Window actions with DevilsPie
  • 2 More Beautiful Conky Configs
  • Jumping Long Distances in Vim
  • Opening Tabs In Firefox, Configuration Options
  • Incron – a cron based on FS events
  • HOWTO: Create and submit your first Linux kernel patch using GIT
  • Facebook support in KDEPIM

Legally open, socially closed

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OSS
Ubuntu

mhall119.com: Much has been said lately about the revenue sharing decision made by Canonical in regards to the Banshee music store sales. What I haven’t seen discussed, and what I would like to bring up, is this often cited but never quite defined notion of the moral or ethical restrictions on the use of FLOSS.

Making More Informed Linux Hardware Choices

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Matthew Tippett and I talked this weekend at the Southern California Linux Expo on the matter of making more informed Linux hardware choices. While Linux hardware support has come along way, it is not perfect and there are still shortcomings.

Planet Stronghold And Official Strategy Guide Released

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: The sci-fi roleplay game Planet Stronghold has been officially released.

Made by the people, for the people

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LibO

standardsandfreedom.net: This has been again several crazy days since I last posted anything here, and was a sign that something tremendously good happened.

OpenSuse 11.4 changes and improvements

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SUSE
  • OpenSuse 11.4 changes and improvements
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 164 is out!

The latest Ubuntu Unity: Good or bad?

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Ubuntu
  • The latest Ubuntu Unity: Good or bad?
  • Has Ubuntu Linux Lost Its Luster?

today's leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Stupid Unix Tricks: Workflow Control with GNU Make
  • Fedora - Missing /etc/syslog.conf a syslog configuration file
  • Peyote - Audio player with friendly MC-like interface
  • Ubuntu Software Center validating packages quality
  • Overthinking Embedded Systems
  • history of /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files
  • Linux 2.6.38 EXT4, Btrfs File-System Benchmarks
  • A finished product: The weather clock project
  • AMD Opens Up XvBA Catalyst Linux Video API
  • Quickie Conference Report: Day One - SCALE 9x
  • Dwarf Fortress 0.31.19 Released
  • Saturday Mono Update
  • Meego: Can it survive?
  • Install free and open source photo processor Photivo in Ubuntu
  • Slax Community Remix Renamed to Porteus Portable Linux
  • Overview of Xrandr
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Linux Foundation on Value of GNU/Linux Skills

  • Jobs Report: Rapid Growth in Demand for Open-Source Tech Talent
    The need for open-source technology skills are on the rise and companies and organizations continue to increase their recruitment of open-source technology talent, while offering additional training and certification opportunities for existing staff in order to fill skills gaps, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open-source talent, and nearly half (48%) report their organizations have begun to support open-source projects with code or other resources for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those software skills. After a hiatus, Linux skills are back on top as the most sought after skill with 80% of hiring managers looking for tech professionals with Linux expertise. 55% of employers are now also offering to pay for employee certifications, up from 47% in 2017 and only 34% in 2016.
  • Market value of open source skills on the up
    The demand for open source technology skills is soaring, however, 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open source talent, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report which was released this week.
  • SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27
    The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talent is a priority and Linux is the most in-demand open-source skill. In addition, 57 percent of hiring managers are looking for people with container skills and many organizations are starting to get more involved in open-source in order to attract developers.

GNU/Linux Servers as Buzzwords: "Cloud" and "IaaS"

  • Linux: The new frontier of enterprise in the cloud
    Well obviously, like you mentioned, we've been a Linux company for a long time. We've really seen Linux expand along the lines of a lot of the things that are happening in the enterprise. We're seeing more and more enterprise infrastructure become software centric or software defined. Red Hat's expanded their portfolio in storage, in automation with the Ansible platform. And then the really big trend lately with Linux has been Linux containers and technologies like [Google] Cooper Netties. So, we're seeing enterprises want to build new applications. We're seeing the infrastructure be more software defined. Linux ends up becoming the foundation for a lot of the things going on in enterprise IT these days.
  • Why next-generation IaaS is likely to be open source
    This is partly down to Kubernetes, which has done much to popularise container technology, helped by its association with Docker and others, which has ushered in a period of explosive innovation in the ‘container platform’ space. This is where Kubernetes stands out, and today it could hold the key to the future of IaaS.

Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft
    Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was initially created in 2014, but recently underwent rebranding efforts.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Certified on Select Intel NUC Mini PCs and Boards for IoT Development, LibreOffice 6.0.5 Now Available, Git 2.8 Released and More
    Canonical yesterday announced that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is certified on select Intel NUC Mini PCs and boards for IoT development. According to the Ubuntu blog post, this pairing "provides benefits to device manufacturers at every stage of their development journey and accelerates time to market." You can download the certified image from here. In other Canonical news, yesterday the company released a microcode firmware update for Ubuntu users with AMD processors to address the Spectre vulnerability, Softpedia reports. The updated amd64-microcode packages for AMD CPUs are available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), "all AMD users are urged to update their systems."
  • Canonical issues Spectre v2 fix for all Ubuntu systems with AMD chips
    JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU'D HEARD THE END of Spectre, Canonical has released a microcode update for all Ubuntu users that have AMD processors in a bid to rid of the vulnerability. The Spectre microprocessor side-channel vulnerabilities were made public at the beginning of this year, affecting literally billions of devices that had been made in the past two decades.
  • A first look at desktop metrics
    We first announced our intention to ask users to provide basic, not-personally-identifiable system data back in February. Since then we have built the Ubuntu Report tool and integrated it in to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS initial setup tool. You can see an example of the data being collected on the Ubuntu Report Github page.

Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more