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Proprietary File Formats conflict with Equal Opportunities

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OSS

advogato.org: In applying for jobs and contract opportunities, the first hurdle is the request for a CV in a proprietary document format. This article describes the approaches taken and the success stories, one at a time, by which the proprietary document format practices have been successfully changed.

My Own Ten Old-School Linux Programs That I'll Never Forsake

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Software

penguinpetes.com: Jack Wallen over at Tech Republic just posted 10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of, and this sounds like good meat for a fun meme, so what are the programs that will never be replaced on my menu?

Retraction: Five *nix Myths Busted

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Linux

daniweb.com: To you, my loyal readers, I must offer up a sincere apology for my recent post, Five *nix Myths Busted, and am posting this full retraction for that post. To fully drive home my retraction and refute any myths about my competence with Linux or Unix, I am going to go through each point that I made in that errant post and recant it.

3D Acceleration in VirtualBox Guests

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Linux
Software
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Last spring, the world changed forever when VirtualBox implemented support for 3D acceleration in Windows and Linux guests. I have a tendency to be behind the curve on world-changing events, so I didn’t found time to play with this new feature until a few days ago. But what I found made me really happy.

ATX mobo includes USB 3.0 and SATA III

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: MSI announced an ATX-format motherboard based on Intel's P55 chipset that supports LGA1156-socketed Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. The "P55-GD85" offers connections including USB 3.0, SATA II, SATA III ports, RAID , PCI Express, PCI, and FireWire, and offers a Linux-based fast-boot OS called "Winki."

20 Ubuntu Karmic Annoyances

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Ubuntu

rockyhillside.net: My list of Ubuntu Karmic papercuts (okay some are big and most are application specific so they're not strictly "papercuts" - that could be easily fixed or were once working.):

Breaking the Nokia Booklet, Part 3: No joy with Jolicloud.

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Hardware

Jolicloud was especially disappointing for me as one of the lead coders on the Jolicloud project is Canadian superstar Adam McDaniel. And the rest of Jolicloud works so well — WPA-encrypted WiFi, for example — it’s a real shame that the Booklet’s standout feature isn’t available to this OS.

Getting Linux training

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Demand for Linux skills is growing. We look at the main courses and certifications available.

An Open Letter to Mozilla: RE Ubuntu

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu

limulus.wordpress: Mozilla needs to make an official repository for Ubuntu. It can support Debian and all the other DEB-based systems too (that would be awesome), but it NEEDS to be primarily aimed at Ubuntu.

iPad is iBad for freedom

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Mac
OSS
  • iPad is iBad for freedom
  • Free Software Campaigners Disrupt iPad Launch
  • Protestors: iPad is nothing more than a golden calf of DRM

Striping Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to do data striping across four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 9.10) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

A Look at KDE 4.4

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: I decided to install KDE 4.4 on my spare review machine. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it worked out. I vowed that I would not install beta software on my production machine anymore, but I couldn’t keep my hands off of KDE 4.4 and installed it anyway. Did it turn out to be a disaster? You bet!

OpenOffice.org Extensions for Business Users

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OOo

blog.worldlabel.com: OpenOffice.org is an excellent all-around productivity suite as it is, but you can add a few useful features using extensions to make it better suited for use in a business environment. Here are a handful of extensions worth considering if you are using OpenOffice.org as a business tool.

Fedora Goals and gold.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: I remember well the FUDCon in Raleigh in January 2008 where members of the Fedora community sat down to try to distill “what Fedora stands for” into a powerful message. There’s a distinct difference between a project that has this capability of traveling forward in many directions at once, and a product with such a capability.

Ubuntu 9.10 karmic installation... Not so positive

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Ubuntu

tweakblogs.net/blog: So, i thought I'd give Ubuntu a go. After running Debian unstable for a while (with pleasure, I might add), I was in for some new experience.

And the best Linux desktop distro of all is...

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Linux

itworld.com: When it comes to Linux, there is no one size fits all answer. But, unlike other desktop operating systems, Linux doesn't try to squeeze you into a system's that's too large or too small. Instead, Linux offers a wide variety of distributions and one of them is likely be the right one for you.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Would You Prefer the Hard Drive or the Ramdisk this Evening? Part 3
  • The Technology Behind Avatar (Movie)
  • Etherape - A Graphical Network Monitor for Linux
  • Jamaican Prime Minister using Drupal
  • Introducing TermBuilder - a Linux command line generator
  • launchpadblog: Feeling the Heat
  • The Mint Newsletter – issue 99
  • LinuxTag 2010
  • Nokia N900 Linux-based mobile
  • Polish Police considers moving to open source
  • Microsoft 'offered sex and drugs to distributors'
  • Linux Migration: Another Chip Taken out of the Monopoly
  • Wanted: openSUSE Linux Community Manager

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 8 Powerful Awk Built-in Variables – FS, OFS, RS, ORS, NR, NF, FILENAME, FNR
  • Faking User Agent with Wget
  • PopTray Minus - An E-Mail Client For The System Tray
  • Fixing Packman Repository error for openSUSE 11.2
  • PostgreSQL – Upgrade version from PostgreSQL Yum Repository
  • Extracting Audio from a Video File
  • GoogSysTray Puts Google Reader, GMail, Wave notifications in your panel tray
  • StarDict, a great Dictionary Program

Linux Audio Plugin Update

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Audio processing and synthesis plugins are always a lively topic for musicians. Many contemporary music-makers rely completely upon their plugin collection for all their sound sources and processing routines, and it is not at all uncommon to discover that some of these composers have never learned to play a traditional instrument. However you feel about audio plugins they are a fact of life in modern music production.

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