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After two years, a new PCLinuxOS ships

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PCLOS

desktoplinux.com: Two years after its last major release, the interesting PCLinuxOS project has quietly posted a major new release.

First encounters of the SimplyMepis kind

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Linux

ldjackson.net: It’s funny that my first encounter with SimplyMepis came as sort of an accident. I have been reading Preacherpen’s articles about Mepis and had actually downloaded the new SimplyMepis 8. Since I already had the CD of Mepis 8, I decided to see what it would do on the old laptop.

Google and the Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: My compadre, David Coursey, doubts that Google will actually be partnering with any hardware vendor to deliver Google Android to users as a desktop Linux. Actually, David, I'm sticking with that prediction.

European open-source policy paper reflects Microsoft influence

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OSS

news.cnet.com: It's fascinating to see governments around the world embrace open source as a way to boost local economies and improve sovereignty. It's even better when the policy process itself is laid bare, allowing outsiders to see the partisan meddling that goes into a publicly articulated policy.

Possible data loss in Ext4

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Software

h-online.com: A bug report posted in the bug tracker for the next version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) describes a massive data loss problem when using Ext4, the future standard file system for Linux.

An Interview With The Developers Of FFmpeg

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Software
Interviews

phoronix.com: Earlier this week the FFmpeg project reached version 0.5, which was quite significant considering no new FFmpeg release was made available in years. This release contained a plethora of new encoders and decoders, support for VDPAU, a variety of bug-fixes, and many other improvements. What is next for FFmpeg?

Massive updates in slackware-current

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Slack

slackbook.org/blog: Today, Pat Volkerding published a massive amount of package updates to the slackware-current tree. Some of the absolute highlights mentioned in the ChangeLog are indication of a big step forward for Slackware, and most importantly: KDE 3.5.10 is gone, replaced by KDE 4.2.1.

Designing a Linux PAM login security application

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Linux

Learn 10 steps to designing a simple PAM security login app for Linux

Etymology of an Open Source App/Project

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Software

hehe2.net: The natural extension of the “Etymology of a Distro” blog would be delving deeper into Open Source project’s etymologies. Indeed many readers already suggested that. Here are 20 Open Source applications and the interesting (and not so interesting) stories behind their names:

Review: Zenwalk 6.0, A Sprint And A Stumble

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: THE first real connection I made at an emotional level with a Linux distribution was with Zenwalk, back in its version 2.0 days, and it was that connection which persuaded me to make my first (modest) cash donation to an Open Source project.

Desktop GUI - Quick Clarification

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Software

wolf911.us: I run across people that get confused as to what a GUI is. Of course a GUI stands for Graphical User Interface and can be applied several ways and methods, but I want to focus on 3 things for this post.

Red Hat: Cloud won't drive open-source adoption

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Linux

news.zdnet.com: Open standards and the need for interoperability on the cloud will not necessarily drive the adoption of open-source software, said a Red Hat executive.

PCLinuxOS 2009 Is Released?

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: Although for some reasons, there has been no announcement so far as I know, PCLinuxOS 2009 had been released. I guess it's time for first impressions.

Also: PCLinuxOS 2009.1 is Released Today!

Outfit Your Netbook With Open Source: 21 Tools

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Software

earthweb.com: These days everyone is looking for a bargain, and laptop manufacturers are eager to deliver. As you might expect, these cheaper netbooks often lack the performance and security features you'll find in higher-priced models. Fortunately, you can overcome many of these limitations – without spending an extra cent – by turning to open-source software.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Foundation, Microsoft and Sun Debate Future of Operating Systems at Annual Collaboration Summit

  • Will Karmic Koala & A Bad Economy Conspire to Make Ubuntu The New Leader?
  • Ubuntu 9.04 (Alpha 5) Jocular Jack-O-Lantern Review
  • Risk report: Four years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Review of Linux Mint 6
  • Ubuntu in the workplace
  • Top 3 Threats to Microsoft: Apple, Linux, Pirating
  • Shameless product endorsement No. 5
  • Open source x86 router distro gains GUI
  • Comux 001011
  • New Peregrine build
  • Slax Linux
  • Pidgin 2.5.5
  • When Equivalents Aren't
  • GCC To Receive Automatic Parallelization Support
  • Downtime for download.opensuse.org
  • Debian Developers Conference call for speakers
  • Open Source Games Funding Survey
  • Taser Launches Headcam for Cops
  • Mozilla Developer News 03/10
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 62
  • The Payola Didn’t Arrive On Time
  • Songbird 1.1 is here

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gstreamer bug in Ubuntu and a temporary fix

  • opensuse kernle update, recompile
  • How To Reset Any Linux Password
  • Randomize lines in a file
  • Make your bash shell cool again
  • Copy package into chroot environment on Gentoo
  • Get To Know Linux: See Your Systems’ Memory Usage
  • How-To: Compile Programs From Source in Linux
  • Burning Xbox 360 Games on Linux (Stealth!)
  • What is ‘wheel’?
  • Commandline 101: Getting a Grip on Grep
  • CPU Scaling on Celeron M Notebooks
  • Adding new file extension on Kwrite
  • Random Educational Moment: modaliases
  • Add more features to your Right-Click Menu with Nautilus Pyextensions
  • Getting started with the yum package manager

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC1 ready for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The RC1 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name pomerol) is now available. This RC1 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.1, GNOME 2.25.92, Xfce 4.6, X.org server 1.6, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1, qt 4.5.0.

Fun with Puppy puplets

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: This article describes Puppy Linux, a flexible, fast distribution that's always a favorite among DesktopLinux readers. Author Dave Dibble briefly reviews MiPup2, one of many ready-made Puppy "puplets," and updates us on Puppy's current state and planned new features.

Concerted Linux-netbook effort needed to beat Microsoft

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: When it comes to Linux netbooks, PC manufacturers should act more like cell-phone makers and telcos by selling customized and subsidized machines with online services.

Photoshop and GIMP Performance Shootout

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Software
GIMP

extremetech.com: Everyone takes digital photographs. The explosion of digital photography, ranging from cell phone cameras to simple point-and-shoot units has created an burst of photographic content. It also means that more and more of us are editing our photos on our PCs.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016
    Pornhub is one of the preeminent porn sites on the web. Each year Pornhub releases a year in review post with anonymous details about the site’s users. More and more Linux users are visiting Pornhub, Linux saw an impressive 14% increase in traffic share in 2016.
  • Amdocs partners with Linux Foundation to accelerate OpenECOMP adoption in Open Source
  • Calamares 2.4.6 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Delivers Improvements
    The Calamares team is proud to announce the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the 2.4 stable series of the open-source, distribution-independent system installer Calamares, for Linux-based operating systems. Calamares 2.4.6 comes approximately two months after the release of the previous version, namely Calamares 2.4.5, and, as expected, it's a bugfix release that only delivers various improvements and bug fixes for some of the issues reported by users during all this time.
  • Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released
    Photography fans will be pleased to hear that a new bug-fix release of photo management app Shotwell is now available to download.
  • AntiX 16.1 is available for public
    AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. Few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.
  • Tumbleweed Preps for PulseAudio 10, Gets Ruby, Python Updates
    Developers using openSUSE Tumbleweed are always getting the newest packages as well as updated languages and past week’s snapshots delivered update versions of Python and Ruby. The most recent snapshot, 20170112, brought Python 2.x users version 2.7.13, which updated cipher lists for openSSL wrapper and supports versions equal to or greater than OpenSSL 1.1.0. Python-unidecode 0.04.20 was also updated in the snapshot. Another update related to OpenSSL 1.1.0 was PulseAudio 9.99.1, which is a release in preparation for PulseAudio 10.0. PulseAudio 10.0 includes compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.0, a fix for hotplugged USB surround sound cards and and automatic switching of Bluetooth profile when using VoIP applications.
  • Genode OS Framework Planning For Async I/O, App ABI, Qt5 Plans For 2017
    The Genode Operating System Framework has announced their planned roadmap for this year as the involved developers continue working on this original OS initiative. The overall theme of the Genode OS work in 2017 is to focus on stability and scalability, but there is also much more on their road-map for this calendar year.
  • PrestaShop
    Helping people overcome the challenges of building and growing an online business is what the PrestaShop open-source ecommerce platform is all about. The significant PrestaShop 1.7 release provides innovations focused on three themes: sell faster, create easier and code better.
  • This Week in Spring: Reactor 3.0, Open Source CD, and All Kinds of Cloud

Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.