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Story There is no reason at all to use MySQL: Michael Widenius Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 8:45pm
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Story Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 7:42pm
Story Catalyst For X.Org Server 1.16 Readied, Updates In Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 5:13pm
Story Tizen IVI build with Yocto now available Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 5:08pm
Story Mozilla Officially Releases Thunderbird 31.1.1 Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 5:01pm
Story GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 On Intel's Haswell-E Platform Under Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:58pm

Thank Apple for the Linux 'desktop'

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Mac

Matt Asay: I spent the weekend using Ubuntu 9.04 almost exclusively. Blame it on Apple. In 2002 I switched to the Mac and have never looked back. Which, I think, is why it has been so easy to pick up Ubuntu, Moblin, and other variants of Linux.

Introducing Gloss

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Software

tuxradar.com: Taking a short break from his coding academy, Hudzilla has spent the last few weeks touring Italy and - believe it or not - fiddling around with Python. The first fruits of his effort are now available for world + dog to try, so if you're looking for something new to hack on, continue reading to hear from the man himself...

Wolvix Linux 2.0 Beta 2 Review

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Linux

extremetech.com: This week I decided to take a look at a lesser known distribution called Wolvix Linux. Wolvix is based on Slackware and, according to the Wolvix site, is geared toward the home user. But how well does it really work for home users?

6 best orthodox file managers for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: Depending on when you got started with computers, you've probably used an orthodox file manager. Go back to basics with these old-school file managers.

China's Censorware: What about GNU/Linux?

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Linux

opendotdotdot.blogspot: News is breaking that the Chinese government will insist on censorware being shipped with all PCs:

ubuntu 9.04 review

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Ubuntu

sathyaphoenix.wordpress: Ever since jaunty released, I had cleared made up my mind not to try it out. I thought 6 months was too little time to spend with intrepid. But yesterday night, I installed jaunty.

Test-driving Chrome for Ubuntu

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Software

workswithu.com: With an alpha version of Google’s Chrome web browser recently released, I’ve been using it on Ubuntu for a few days. Below are some thoughts on the new browser and its ability to improve the Ubuntu experience.

Why Windows is not yet ready for the Desktop

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Microsoft

climbing-the-hill.blogspot: I don't spend my time telling other people which OS should or shouldn't suit their way of working. But it seems there are people who do. And it is thus that I find myself moved enough to mock their contribution to the state of public discourse.

Squeezing Lenny didn't make a lemon.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: As you probably realised from my previous posts I like to put my Linux installations through their paces. In fact I am positively brutal with them. So I decided to do a distribution upgrade from Lenny.

No penguins in Akihibara

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Today in Tokyo, I set myself the task of finding Linux in the Akihibara, which advertises itself to the world as Tokyo’s electronic wonderland.

few odds & ends:

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News
  • Open Source Network Diagramming..

  • Linux Market Share Passes 2%
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 6
  • Doing the geek thing with Linux
  • Podcast 56 Gentoo Developer Joshua Jackson

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing 64bit Flash Player in Ubuntu Linux

  • Reclaim Linux Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks
  • How to build a highly available file server using OpenSolaris
  • Subclassing a list in Python
  • NetBackup Backup Report Script

OpenSolaris 2009.06: Getting Better All The Time

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: The June 2009 (2009.06) release of OpenSolaris provides a solid Open Source GNOME desktop experience like that of a modern Linux distribution combined with the scalability and stability of UNIX.

AbiWord 2.7.3 Released

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Software

uwog.net: We just released AbiWord 2.7.3. The most visible addition to this release is the return of our Maemo support.

Install it forward

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Linux
Ubuntu

practicalswitchtoubuntu.blogspot: I am reminded by the movie "Pay it forward" where a person started doing good to three other persons and the way of gratitude is to pay it forward, doing good to three other persons thus multiplying the goodness around.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #145

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #145 for the week June 1st - June 7th, 2009 is available.

On the menu - Console Apps

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have mentioned a couple times that I have been running without X for quite a while, on my main system. Here’s what’s running on it.

Fedora teams’ call to action.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The Fedora Project has always been aimed at encouraging participation. Free/libre and open source software continues its forward momentum and increasing pace through the growth of community and contribution.

Creative Commons, We Have a Problem

opendotdotdot.blogspot: I'm a big fan of the Creative Commons movement. But it has a big problem: few people have heard of it.

FOSS can work in the Free Market

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OSS

doctormo.wordpress: This is in response to LeafStorm’s excelent post about the market economics of software and FOSS caleed FOSS and the Free Market.

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    The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.
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today's howtos

Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform. Read more Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases