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Hands-on: Ubuntu goes social, gains Me Menu in 10.04 alpha 3

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arstechnica.com: Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, is planning to overhaul the desktop panel and integrate social networking features in Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx.

Five Tools for Measuring and Improving Linux System Performance

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linux.com: Out of the box, Linux runs just fine for many uses. But if you find yourself needing to ferret out performance problems or tune the kernel for better performance, Linux has more than enough tools to measure and tweak system performance.

Five Free PDF viewers for Ubuntu

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unixlab.blogspot: Portable document format is one of the most popular file formats on the web. Of course Adobe is the market leader for PDF. However, there are lot of free alternatives around. Here are some free pdf viewers for ubuntu.

Linux super-duper admin tools: screen

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dedoimedo.com: Time to learn about yet another cool little admin application that will change the way you think and work. screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.

OpenShot — Finally

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HowTos

makeuseof.com: Video and photo editing tools are a necessity in today’s world of personal media. We have lots of photographs and videos these days that could look even better when presented nicely.

The Ultimate PC repair kit: SystemRescueCD 1.40

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blogs.computerworld.com: Like everyone who makes his living from computers, I'm always getting called on by friends and family to help them fix their PC problems. Thanks to the Gentoo Linux-based SystemRescueCD though, I'm usually able to fix most of their troubles without breaking a sweat.

Techgage's 5th Birthday Contest

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techgage.com: Techgage has just turned five, so what better reason to celebrate? To help kill two birds with one stone, we're looking to YOU for input on what we're doing right, and what you want to see more of (or improve). As a thanks for taking our site survey, you'll be entered to have a chance at winning our custom-built gaming PC, valued at $4,200!

Multimedia Codecs and Moral Quandarie

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workswithu.com: I wrote recently about legal concerns involving multimedia patents on Ubuntu, and how to obtain licensed codecs without breaking the law. But I didn’t give much thought to the philosophical side of the issue.

PostgreSQL Optimizer Bits: Semi and Anti Joins

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The series “PostgreSQL Optimiser Bits” will introduce the strategies and highlights of the PostgreSQL optimiser. We start today with a new feature of PostgreSQL 8.4: Semi and Anti Joins.

Sabayon 5.2 To Ship With 2.6.33 Kernel… and BFS!

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Gentoo

With Sabayon fever reaching boiling point I have some cool news to break to you all, which, as you have guessed from the title is that Sabayon 5.2 will ship with 2.6.33 Kernel with Con Kolivas 1 (ck1) 2.6.33 desktop performance patches (including BFS).

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Apps are Crap: The history and future of the mobile web.

Earlier this month Mark Shuster, a venture capitalist in Los Angeles, wrote a fantastic piece called App is Crap — a history of the mobile web and a look towards its future.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 343

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Desktop comparison - Zenwalk Linux, Salix OS and GoblinX
  • News: OpenSolaris survives Oracle takeover, Fedora delays first alpha, Mandriva switches to nouveau, Linux Mint prepares LXDE edition, Kubuntu repositories
  • Questions and answers: Removing zombie processes
  • Released last week: PC-BSD 8.0, Igelle 1.0.0, Vine Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3
  • Donations: Squid receives US$250
  • New additions: IPFire
  • New distributions: UKnow4Kids
  • Reader comments

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

Junior High students build their own Ubuntu computers

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Interviews
Ubuntu

stop.zona-m.net: The Confalonieri Public Junior High School in Monza, Northern Italy set up a really interesting and original optional course for its students. I contacted the two teachers who run the course, Fabio Frittoli and Francesco De Gennaro to know something more.

Dual of denial – on the success and failure of dual licensing

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blogs.the451group: There’s been a fair amount of attention – both positive and negative – on dual licensing in recent weeks. A few days ago Brian Aker wrote: “The fact is, there are few, and growing fewer, opportunities to make money on dual licensing.”

ImageMagick Fun

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purinchu.net: Oe of my professors mailed us a PDF of a scanned document to read (and print out) for the next class. Being that is was scanned in there was a lot of excess black in the picture. I don’t know about you, but printing 2 large blocks of solid black, for 22 pages, doesn’t sound like a wise investment of toner. But ah! Why don’t I just crop off the excess part? This has to be easy, right?

Linux 2.6.24 Through Linux 2.6.33 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: We launched our first system in the Linux kernel testing farm just prior to the Linux 2.6.33 kernel development cycle and found a number of notable regressions during the past three months. Now with the Linux 2.6.34 kernel development cycle getting into swing, we have added an additional two systems to our daily kernel benchmarking farm.

KDE 4.4: Does It Work Yet?

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linux-mag.com: I used to love KDE way back in the KDE 1.x and KDE 2.x days of yore. I migrated away from KDE during the early 3.x days in favor of GNOME. I’m stepping back into KDE from a GNOME user’s viewpoint with a single question in my mind: “Does it work yet?”

today's leftovers & howtos:

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HowTos
  • Daemonize any process on Linux
  • My top 10 geek epitaphs
  • Preparing the Linux Kernel Source
  • Debugging with emacs+valgrind
  • Samba: Can it get any easier?
  • Launchy: Desktop Shortcut Launcher
  • Clean up your system with Bleachbit
  • What is your taste in computing?
  • Control Your Children's Internet Access with Gnome Nanny
  • Gnome Subtitles 1.0
  • Is it time for a Windows or Linux server in your home?
  • Anarchy in the EULA
  • Using find to locate files
  • Hidden Linux : Example commands - find
  • Firefox 4 – Updates, Roadmaps And Changes So Far
  • How to remove empty spaces in filenames
  • Hello world for bare metal ARM using QEMU
  • FlightGear 2.0 Released
  • Using Tabs in the KDE 4 Taskbar

13 Linux Twitter Applications Reviewed

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Once upon a time Twitter users had to use a web-browser to update their status and check their tweets. Then came the dawn of the twitter app...

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #182

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #182 for the week February 21st - February 27th, 2010.

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Servers: Docker, Red Hat and InfluxData

Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel. According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.
  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs
    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus." New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list
    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL). In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.
  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll
    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.” In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”
  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0
    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.