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Memo to Canonical: Don’t Repeat IBM’s Mistakes

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: As Canonical polishes Ubuntu to potentially support Google Android and Moblin v2, I’m both impressed and concerned.

is ubuntu superior?

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Ubuntu

billkerr2.blogspot: Due to the agreement between our Education Department and Microsoft I work in a Microsoft centric environment. So when our network manager recently became very enthusiastic about the latest Ubuntu release (9.04), I asked him to spell it out. This is what he said:

Ubuntu 9.10 is getting an installation slideshow

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Ubuntu

blog.ibeentoubuntu: The Ubuntu-Doc mailing list just received word from Dylan McCall and the Ubiquity Slideshow Team that Ubiquity (the Ubuntu live CD's installer) is being retrofitted with a slideshow that will play during installation.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope based server as a spamfilter in Gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Vancouver becomes role model for open source

  • Gecko EduBook: The Tinkerer Netbook
  • Palm Pre, part 1: the BlackBerry killer
  • Red Hat: Go big or play it safe?
  • Palm Pre
  • Firefox 3.0.11 security and stability release now available
  • Open source will never do that...
  • Native Multi-Touch Support On Linux
  • Browsing your medias
  • KDE beta cycle
  • Ion-based Linux nettop soars in review
  • How Firefox Gets Grass-roots Marketing Right
  • Canonical Looking for KDE Developer
  • Karmic Koala Alpha 2 Released
  • New Atoms will double netbook battery life
  • Screencast: Virtual Machine Manager, Fedora 11
  • Microsoft plays recession card with Novell
  • Happiness is a warm SCM
  • New Novell tool to link Linux management to Microsoft System Center
  • Europe to get Windows 7 sans browser

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Display The List Of Recently Installed Packages By Date On Ubuntu

  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 outline level feature
  • Linux Dump Command Exclude Directories
  • Yum repomd.xml Error
  • Remote Login with GDM and VNC on Fedora 11
  • Printing Lables and Business Cards in Ubuntu
  • Quickly Empty Files in Vim
  • Howto Upgrade to Grub2 On Ubuntu
  • Install MS True Type Fonts in Fedora
  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2 step by step install procedure

FireFox 3.5, Plugins and The Meaning of Life

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Moz/FF

daniweb.com/blogs: FireFox 3.5 is due out by the end of June and includes some pretty interesting new features--and not a moment too soon. I hate plugins. Hate them. They are the bane of my online existence. Why do I need plugins?

Review: Ubuntu 9.04 on my ASUS Eee PC 901

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Ubuntu

blog.hydrasystemsllc: I first reviewed the ASUS Eee PC 901 when I was getting frustrated with the Xandros Linux customized installation that it came with. While Canonical was pushing their Ubuntu Netbook Remix, I recently decided to install the desktop release and have my netbook run the standard 9.04 release of the Ubuntu distribution.

A Guest Essay In Favor of Mono (#1)

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Software

linuxtoday.com/blog: Here we go, the first response to my invitation to anyone who wanted to have their say on the value and benefits of Mono, why it does not represent a threat to Linux, and anything else they might want to say about it.

openSUSE sets the record straight on App Store

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SUSE

novell.com: Reports this week about a Novell-developed “app store” have raised a lot of interest, and a bit of confusion. Let me clarify.

Also:

  • Murphy's Law: Is it Time for an Open-Source App Store?
  • Yes, we need an open App Store standard

5 Reasons Old Computers Love Linux

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Linux

blog.tsmacdonald: There are hundreds of stories about people who pulled an old Windows 95/98/ME computer out of their basement, put some kind of Linux distro on it, and are in a computing heaven, blissfully unaware of the age of their computer. Here are a few reasons.

Five Things I Do With Every Ubuntu Installation

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: Everybody uses their desktop a little differently. For me, using Ubuntu means freedom of hassle, believe it or not. Why? Because of some simple things I do with each new Ubuntu installation.

Linux Gaming: 20,000 Light-Years Into Space

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Gaming

ghacks.net: We all need a break from our daily routine, and many PC users like that break to be in the form of a game. This is where most people say Linux doesn’t have any games. Au contraire mon ami. Linux does have games.

DHS project aims to bring open-source software to state and local agencies

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OSS

gcn.com: The Homeland Security Department is funding a program that will help federal, state and local agencies better understand their options for using open-source software.

OpenSource World Offering Free Admission

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Linux
OSS

pcworld.com: Organizers of the upcoming OpenSource World conference, previously known as LinuxWorld, broadened the event program and are offering free admission, hoping to attract more attendees in a time of slashed travel budgets and increased competition from similar shows.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 Released

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The Mozilla team has released version 3.0.11 of the Firefox web browser. The update seems to be a security and stability update if the beta release notes can be trusted.

Stallman, Bender, Lefkowitz and Pavelek Keynote Desktop Summit

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Software

kde.org: The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. are excited to announce the keynotes for the first ever co-located Akademy and GUADEC, over 100 talks as well as BOFs, keynote sessions, lightning talks and many opportunities to meet other developers and begin collaborating between projects.

Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 11 Performance

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Linux

phoronix.com: Fedora 11 was released earlier this week so we have set out to see how its desktop performance compares to that of Ubuntu 9.04, which was released back in April.

Linux servo dies.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: The title is actually Latin and means Linux saves the day. Or night as the case actually was. This is a story of how Linux could do what a native windows application was supposed to be able to do but couldn't.

EC software law could divide open source

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OSS

zdnet.com: The world of open-source development could be divided if the European Commission succeeds in passing a law extending consumer protection rules to software, according to experts.

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today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.