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Story What's in a name in open source? Roy Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 8:43am
Story Reiser4 Updated For Linux 3.16 With SSD Discard Support Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 8:43am
Story OpenStack Juno Cloud Features Trove Database-as-a-Service Updates Roy Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 8:38am
Story Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 8:17am
Story Open source “Dronecode” UAV platform project launches Roy Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 8:15am
Story XDC 2014 Roy Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 8:12am
Story Mesa 10.3.1 Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 6:44am
Story Debian leader says users can continue with SysVinit Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 6:19am
Story IBM Expects Linux Integration To Work For i Shops Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:32am
Story SEANux – a version of Linux from the Syrian Electronic Army Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2014 - 5:29am

GNOME-Do Adds Docklets to App Launching Bar

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Software

lifehacker.com: If you're using GNOME-Do and not using the up-to-date repository for the app launcher, you really should be. That's where you'll find goodies like the newest "Docklets," helpful widgets that respond to both clicks and text commands.

Group test: Linux netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

tuxradar.com: Netbooks may be on the cheaper side of computing, but as we're all watching our pennies now, making the right choice is essential. We've brought together all the netbooks we could get hold of - most of which are bundled with Linux - for a comprehensive test. We're looking at:

The tragedy of the Creative Commons

theregister.co.uk: The Creative Commons initiative fulfilled a major ambition last week - but it's taken only days for the dream to turn to crap.

How Secure Is VMware's Virtualisation Lead?

eweekeurope.co.uk: There's plenty of competition for VMware in making virtualised data centres, despite its strong lead. Is now the time to switch to Hyper-V or XenServer, asks Cameron Sturdevant?

Open-source Lucene threatens Microsoft and Google enterprise search

news.cnet.com: It must be depressing to be Microsoft these days. To have Doug Cutting's excellent Lucene, an open-source search project, and Solr, an enterprise search server based on Lucene, offer better performance at a 100-percent discount.

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Ubuntu 9.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Ubuntu 9.04 to monitor network latency. SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss.

some more odds & ends:

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News
  • Linux, Mac users - your copy of Windows may be tax deductible

  • Australian Linux users finally have tax return satisfaction
  • Firefox 3.5.1 due this week to fix security and slow startup bugs
  • Install Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu 9.04 using Ubuntuzilla
  • mozilla foundation is 6 years old today
  • A Chromium RPM on Fedora 11
  • Linux Camping: Day 1 - Setting up the tent
  • Users have to wise up to cloud security
  • Wallpaper Tray - Customize Your Linux Wallpaper Automatically
  • Another Reason I Don’t Like Apple
  • That FUDCon poster is catching on
  • Adding PPAs Easily
  • The truth about the Mono logo

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Killing Processes by Name on Linux or Unix Systems

  • Using The Host Object in Firewall Builder
  • Setting up a FTP Server on debian
  • FFmpeg made easy
  • How to Display Twitter Statuses/Updates on Conky
  • Ubuntu System Admin Class: Command Line Basics

  • Say NO! To Ubuntu satanic edition

  • Not only the Ubunteros…
  • Opinion: On the Future of Data Storage and RAID Technologies
  • Ubuntu and sound input
  • Linux Outlaws 102 - Goo/Linux
  • Ubuntu Technical Board: Nominations
  • Open source and cloud computing - a match made in heaven?
  • FOSDEM X: 6+7 Feb 2010
  • Empathy is now in Karmic
  • Emmys using Drupal
  • (K)Ubuntu So Far…
  • Das Keyboard Now has Linux Keycaps Available
  • The grand Google plan against the whole Microsoft stack
  • Life with Linux: More apps
  • GNOME's Zeitgeist Engine Has Its First Release
  • Cloud Interoperability: Haven't We Danced Before?

Bill Gates: Chrome OS looks a lot like Linux

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OS
  • Google’s Chrome OS looks a lot like a familiar Linux: Bill Gates

  • Will Linux Shine as Google Chrome OS?
  • With Chrome OS, Google Is Doing What Other Vendors Should Have
  • Dell on Dell on Google's Chrome OS and More

Diversity in open source

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OSS

bryceharrington.org: There are a ton of different groupings where you hear "Why aren't there enough XYZ's in our (community|profession|hobby|party)?" Those in the majority wish to be more inclusive of whatever the minority is, but don't know how.

A very good Linux troubleshooting tip sheet to keep handy

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Linux

This article explains UNIX and Linux errors and provides workarounds and resolutions to them that may crop up. Discover the most common errors in UNIX and Linux and how to avoid them.

Shuttle X27D review

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Hardware
SUSE

pcadvisor.co.uk: Shuttle puts a dual-core Intel Atom processor into one of its smallest chassis to create the Shuttle X27D. Our Shuttle X27D sample was supplied with openSUSE 11, a mature and reasonably user-friendly Linux operating system.

CrossOver Linux 8.0.0 review

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Software

wine-reviews.net: CodeWeavers has released the latest version of its CrossOver software for Mac and Linux users. If you want to try working without Windows but can't live without a must-have Windows app, CrossOver just might be the answer.

Linux Games: Eschalon Book I

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Gaming

ghacks.net: In this entry to the Linux Games department I am going to introduce you to a very fine RPG entry created by Basilisk Games called Eschalon Book I. This game is one of the few full-blown RPG games available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Eschalon Book I won the 2007 Indie game of the year and with good reason. It’s well done.

Why FreeBSD 8 Won't Rewrite the Book

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BSD

internetnews.com: A major release of an operating system typically brings significant changes that require users to learn new skills. But backers of the open source FreeBSD 8 operating system say that's not necessarily going to be the case with its next major version.

Vector Linux 6.0 Gold Review

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Linux

techexposures.com: Vector Linux is a popular Linux Distro whose motto is “speed, performance, stability”. Version 6.0 was released in February 2009. Their stated goal is to “Keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide.”

Banshee as a Platform?

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Software
  • Banshee as a Platform?

  • Netbook UI, photo management coming to Banshee media player
  • Mono makes headway on the Linux desktop

Apache and the future of open-source licensing

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OSS

news.cnet.com: If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

PC maker Everex closes up shop in the US

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Everex was one of the first companies to offer a netbook in the US.

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  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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