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Greenie and Mdv Xfce Screenshots

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Linux
MDV
  • Greenie Linux 7.1L Screenshots
  • Mandriva 2010.1 Xfce Live Screenshots

Microsoft: 'We love open source'

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Microsoft
OSS

networkworld.com: Everyone in the Linux world remembers Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's famous comment that Linux is a "cancer" that threatened Microsoft's intellectual property. In 2010 Microsoft is trying hard not to be public enemy No. 1.

Is Linux Publicity Targeting the Right Market?

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: What IS the right market for Linux? The mythical Average User? No way. The average user wants a computer that performs the tasks set for it.

Dumping Windows, moving on with Linux, update

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A couple weeks ago, I posted an article where I've finally reached my limit of supporting Windows and decided to install Linux on a couple of relatives' PCs.

OpenSolaris Governance Board resigns

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OS

h-online.com: As it had previously threatened, the OpenSolaris Governance Board (OGB) has now resigned. The dissolution motion was proposed and passed unopposed in a fourteen minute long meeting of the OGB.

OpenSUSE 11.3 – my first impressions

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SUSE

openattitude.com: Over the weekend I replaced my trusty installation of Linux Mint with the latest and greatest OpenSUSE. What follows are some first impressions — the best I can do right now as I’m still trying to figure everything out…

Why MeeGo - not Android

  • Why this Linux Fan roots for MeeGo - not Android
  • Open Source: Like A Damned Phoenix
  • The dirty little secret about Google Android

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 368

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a long look at Salix OS 13.1.1
  • News: Ubuntu gets multitouch, FreeNAS developments, running KDE 4.5 on OpenSolaris, the Java drama
  • Questions and answers: Chatting with Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04.1, Nexenta Core Platform 3.0, Frugalware Linux 1.3
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14 Alpha
  • New distributions: Plinx, mFatOS, Me-OS, Pinguy OS
  • Reader comments

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

Are open source defences crumbling?

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: Over time I have heard or read a lot of stories regarding attacks against open source software. In each of those stories open source has vigorously defended itself and occasionally even gone on the attack. Recently however,

Matterhorn: Open source lecture recording tool

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Software

h-online.com: After more than a year of research and development, the Opencast project under the patronage of the University of California Berkeley has presented the Matterhorn 1.0 lecture recording system.

systemd Status Update

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Software

0pointer.de: It has been a while since my original announcement of systemd. Here's a little status update, on what happened since then.

Top Free Linux for Netbooks

techtree.com: Since people saw the big impact of Netbooks in the market, different Linux distributions came out that were customized for Netbooks. They were designed a little differently to optimize viewable area on small 10-inch screen sizes

Gnash 0.8.8 Released, Claims 100% Youtube videos now work

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: The latest version of open-source flash player ‘Gnash’ boasts that ‘100% of all YouTube videos’ should now work using it.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.04 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

odds & ends:

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News
  • Make A Movie Out Of Photos In Ubuntu Using PhotoFilmStrip
  • Judges named for NZ Open Source awards
  • EU: Guide on procurement of open source revised
  • A Glimpse of Ubuntu Desktops in the Financial World
  • Using Open Source to Bootstrap Your Data Service
  • Pocketbook announces color touch screen Android e-reader
  • I Lost the Discs with the drivers
  • Big Brother is searching you
  • Oracle v. Google Timeline at Groklaw
  • IBM Cuts Power Systems Shops a Linux Price Break
  • FOSDEM 2011 Is The 5th & 6th Of February
  • Going Linux - Aug 20: #112 - Linux for Small Business
  • Linux Outlaws 164 - I Love It When a Pod Casts Together

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix "Ignoring File .save" error in Ubuntu
  • Maybe not-too-neat Apache tricks; Part 1
  • Open Gnome Nautilus As Root
  • Easily Delete Thumbs.db Files From All Directories
  • iPod Touch as a Secondary Display on Linux
  • Console into Sun, Linux and other servers from a Linux box
  • Digup - update md5sum or shasum digest files
  • Debian swirl in Gnome
  • Remote Access in Linux
  • How to enable proxy on opensuse 11.3

More stuff you can, but shouldn’t, do

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Remember 3ddesktop? Before Compiz was adopted as the messiah of the Linux desktop experience, 3ddesktop was the way cool kids spun their work environments and dazzled their Windows-using friends.

Games resurrected using DOSBox - Part 3

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: It's been a long while since I wrote parts one and two, so I decided to freshen up the collection a bit and add several more titles to the list of successfully tested and played games using DOSBox.

Windows 7 Theme for GNOME

lifehacker.com: Last week, we shared a program that makes your Windows machine look like OS X, and today we feature a similar method to change your Linux GUI to a more familiar Windows interface.

Make use of the KDE 4.5 Clipboard

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: In this article I am going to introduce you to the Klipper tool contained within the KDE 4.5 desktop.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Sunjun partners with Collabora to offer LibreOffice in the Cloud
  • Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation
    You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?
  • PSBJ Innovator of the Year: Hacking cells at the Allen Institute
  • SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources
    The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks. Over the past year, the pace has accelerated. In 2017, OERs were a featured topic at the high-profile SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Also last year, New York State generated a lot of excitement when it made an $8 million investment in developing OERs, with the goal of lowering the costs of college education in the state. David Usinski, a math and computer science professor and assistant chair of developmental education at the State University of New York's Erie Community College, is an advocate of OER content in the classroom. Before he joined SUNY Erie's staff in 2007, he spent a few years working for the Erie County public school system as a technology staff developer, training teachers how to infuse technology into the classroom.

Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
  • New AirMozilla Audience Demo
    The legacy AirMozilla platform will be decommissioned later this year. The reasons for the change are multiple; however, the urgency of the change is driven by deprecated support of both the complex back-end infrastructure by IT and the user interface by Firefox engineering teams in 2016. Additional reasons include a complex user workflow resulting in a poor user experience, no self-service model, poor usability metrics and a lack of integrated, required features.
  • Perplexing Graphs: The Case of the 0KB Virtual Memory Allocations
    Every Monday and Thursday around 3pm I check dev-telemetry-alerts to see if there have been any changes detected in the distribution of any of the 1500-or-so pieces of anonymous usage statistics we record in Firefox using Firefox Telemetry.

Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
    This isometric tactical RPG blends in sci-fi, a Cold War that never ended and lots of spirited action. It’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 and has good Linux support.
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal
    I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First, I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time to invest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy to get started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience is key. It's also fairly rare. All the great games tend to have a horribly steep learning curve, and all the simple games seem to involve crushing candy. Thankfully, there are a few games like Tales of Maj'Eyal that are complex but with a really easy learning curve.

KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

  • This week in Discover, part 7
    The quest to make Discover the most-loved Linux app store continues at Warp 9 speed! You may laugh, but it’s happening! Mark my words, in a year Discover will be a beloved crown jewel of the KDE experience.
  • Okular gains some more JavaScript support
    With it we support recalculation of some fields based on others. An example that calculates sum, average, product, minimum and maximum of three numbers can be found in this youtube video.
  • Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline
    With the pre-built images, and caching of Rust artifacts, Jordan was able to reduce the time for the "test on every commit" builds from around 20 minutes, to little under 4 minutes in the current iteration. This will get even faster if the builds start using ccache and parallel builds from GNU make. Currently we have a problem in that tests are failing on 32-bit builds, and haven't had a chance to investigate the root cause. Hopefully we can add 32-bit jobs to the CI pipeline to catch this breakage as soon as possible.
  • Design report #3: designing the UI Shell, part 2
    Peter has been quite busy thinking about the most ergonomic mobile gestures and came up with a complete UI shell design. While the last design report was describing the design of the lock screen and the home screen, we will discuss here about navigating within the different features of the shell.