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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 17 March 2008

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Hello and welcome to the third issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter. Last month we ran graphical statistics on an experimental basis. While most of you think they're a good idea in general, there seemed to be general dislike for 3D pie-charts. We've replaced two pie-charts with bar-graphs, and made the remaining pie-chart two dimensional. We've also split the package addition and removal lists by week, in hopes of improving readability.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Debian bugs

  • Microsoft OOXML SDK renews standards debate
  • Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests
  • Hands on: open-source scripting environment Komodo Edit 4.3
  • Finding open source project teams
  • adventures with cross-distro nfs
  • Power your command line with Terminator
  • ATI R200 Documentation Coming Too

Mining DistroWatch.com Logs (Part 1)

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: Mining the logs from the famous DistroWatch.com website enables to formally assess the trends in the GNU/Linux ecosystem. In particular, this first part analyzes the popularity of Ubuntu with respect to the former predominance of Mandriva.

Open Source Licensing: Obsolete or Of Importance?

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OSS

redmonk.com: Once besieged by basic questions ranging from “is it open source?” to “will it make money?,” the open source world is increasingly facing more mature, nuanced questions and assertions.

Using Full KDE: Almost There

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KDE

jonreagan.wordpress: Using full KDE, meaning the KDE environment and all KDE applications, I have learned about the various applications and their usage. After using it for a week, what have I found?

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install all your applications with 3 commands

  • How To: fixing Evolution after home directory changed (Failed to append to mbox)
  • Software installation 101
  • NFS - Creating a Network drive Quick NFS how-to
  • Installing Flashplayer 9 on Fedora 8.0 64bit
  • Argus 3: Audit Trail with HGWL
  • HOWTO: Virtualize Windows on Ubuntu Gutsy using KVM, Part II
  • Linux Partition Quickie

Ken Starks and Larry Cafiero talk Lindependence 2008

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Linux
Interviews

nuxified.org: I am honored to have had a chance to interview two of the most dedicated Freedomware and GNU/Linux advocates. Ken Starks and Larry Cafiero answered a number of questions about Lindependence 2008, an ambitious, multifaceted new advocacy project they have started recently. So, let's get right down to it!

Flipping the Linux switch: Installations are disturbingly easy

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: All right, the headline is a little bit of a lie. Some Linux installs are hairier, take longer, and just aren't as soothing as the one we're about to show you. They do all work approximately the same way, however, and that's just fine for us as a point of illustration.

Fujitsu Receives Novell YES Certification

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Hardware
SUSE

PR: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation announced at opening day of BrainShare 2008 that the Fujitsu LifeBook U810, LifeBook T2010, LifeBook P1620 ultra-portable convertible notebooks and the LifeBook S6510 thin and light notebook have been YES Certified by Novell. The certification means the notebooks have been stringently tested for compatibility with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell.

Linux fanboy hacks Beeb iPlayer again

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Web

zdnet.com.au: Just hours after the BBC said it had fixed the iPlayer streamed TV service to prevent DRM-free file downloads, a London-based programmer has bypassed the new protection.

Asus: alas poor Linux Eee PC we fare thee well?

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: Question: Asus makes an innovative cheap little Linux computer that takes the world by storm but decides to fix what isn't broken and make it more expensive, why? The power of Microsoft of course! And so yet another attempt by a Linux purveyor to carve a niche in mainstream consumer computing looks set to fall to Windows. Or will it?

Open source: world domination or world liberation?

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OSS

Matt Asay: Linus Torvalds used to talk about "world domination" as his goal for Linux. These days, though, while we seem to be making progress toward this end, we also appear to be increasingly complacent. We downplay the ideology that underlies open source in favor of "safe" rhetoric about lower sales and marketing costs and such.

PAGASA, PH, uses a Debian cluster for weather forecasts

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Linux

debian.net: The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration uses a Debian GNU / Linux eight off-the-shelf PC nodes cluster for weather forecasts running open-source and no-cost meteorological software, achieving better control of configuration, timely forecasts and accuracy.

Mono project releases first IDE, Mono 2.0 into beta

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Software

Paula Rooney: Novell’s Mono project has delivered its first Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Mono as well as a beta version of the next Mono platform.

Ubuntu Linux Disk Encryption Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Introduced in Ubuntu 7.10 was install-time encryption support where using the alternate installer one can fully encrypt their disk in an LVM using dm-crypt. Using Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6 we have looked at the performance cost of this encrypted configuration on Ubuntu Linux.

Back home to Linspire

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Linux

planstoprosper.org.uk: Having been round the houses with Linux systems I've eventually ended up back with Linspire. Recently I've tried openSuse, PCLinuxOS, Fedora, Sabayon, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Xandros, Elive and Dreamlinux.

Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

wiseup88.blogspot: At the end of last year, I tried Linux Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. Two words to fully describe it; Super Duper! I seriously am looking forward the next release Linux Ubuntu 8.04.

KDE Four Live 1.0.66

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KDE
SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: It has been over a month since the last version and it's still a month until KDE 4.1 Alpha 1 so it seems a good time to create a new Live CD with the openSUSE KDE 4.0.66 snapshot packages.

CentOS 5

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Linux

singularitybe.blogspot: Next to Fedora 8, I plan to try out Centos 5 because it is supposed to be more secure and stable. It appears I can reuse the kickstart file I created for Fedora 8, since the installation went ok. But then come the problems.

Remember to FLOSS Daily

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OSS

tycheent.wordpress: In my last post I mentioned Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). Many people don’t know what FLOSS is, but it’s really quite simple.

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