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Brian Aker on post-Oracle MySQL

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Interviews

radar.oreilly.com: Brian Aker parted ways with the mainstream MySQL release, and with Sun Microsystems, when Sun was acquired by Oracle. In time for next week's MySQL Conference & Expo, Aker discussed a number of topics with us, including Oracle's motivations for buying Sun and the rise of NoSQL.

'Open source' doesn't mean what it used to

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infoworld.com: Lately there's been lots of blog and Twitter chatter about recognizing an open source product. While an interesting intellectual exercise, the debate could also have a real-world impact on IT purchasing decisions.

PS3 Owner Gets $100 Rebate for Losing Linux

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Linux

tomshardware.com: A European PS3 owner has claimed a partial refund because of Sony's decision to axe Linux support.

10 Things Linux Does Better Than Windows

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Linux

techgage.com: There is no such thing as a "perfect" OS, but given that Microsoft's Windows costs a pretty penny and Linux is free, it's a little strange that the latter can do certain things far better than the former. We're taking a look at our favorite ten.

Promoting Free Software in Developing Countries

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h-online.com: Here's a paradox. Free software seems perfect for developing countries: it's free both to obtain and to share, runs well on low-spec machines and – an important aspect that is often overlooked – can be easily localised. And yet the uptake of free software in many such countries is poor, with Windows still dominating computing at all levels. How is this possible?

15 Cool and Unique Linux Desktop Workspaces (Workstations)

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Hardware

junauza.com: I decided to gather several photos of some of the coolest and unique Linux desktop workstations so that I can share them to all of you. Here are some of the coolest and most unique Linux desktop workspaces (workstations) in no particular order:

Next-Gen Linux File Systems: Change Is the New Constant

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: With support for over 50 file systems, excluding user space implementations, GNU/Linux has been extremely successful at supporting file system innovation.

Linux Users Group hosts free quarterly Installfest

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Linux

dailybruin.com: A room strewn with slightly worn, yet comfortable couches, donated computer equipment and a collage of CDs spelling out “UCLA” hanging on the back wall is a haven for the technologically savvy and the technologically inept alike.

Firefox 3.6.4 with out of process plugins

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.6.4 (Lorentz) beta coming tomorrow with out of process plugins
  • Firefox 3.6.4 Coming May 4 with Out of Process Plugins

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Essential Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu Linux
  • Leave the CDs in the Office
  • CentOS locked into a chroot
  • How To Obtain Linux
  • Microsoft belatedly answers Open XML critics
  • sshkeygen.com: A web-based ssh key generator
  • How to hide lines if a field is empty
  • Yoono- Spice up and organize your social media life
  • How To : Force User to Change Password at First Login
  • How To Install Fonts In openSUSE Linux With Ease
  • Setup a transparent proxy with Squid in three easy steps
  • Tech Tip #5: Rotate a video by 90 degrees with mencoder
  • Linux Link Tech Show # 348 - 4/7/10

A Bushel of Free Online Resources for Linux Newbies

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ostatic.com: Whether you're new to Linux or looking to become a more advanced user, there are a lot of free online books and tutorials that can give you guidance.

OS of the Future: Built for Security

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Software
Security

eweek.com: Led, somewhat ironically, by Microsoft Windows, operating system vendors and some other software vendors have been making their products more secure by default. They also have been providing tools and best-practice guidelines for application developers to improve security.

FOSS: The Consideration Bridge

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doctormo.org: A debate, seemingly endless in the Free and Open Source landscape between purest Free Software activists and Practicalist Open Source is starting to find it’s way into a recognisable, worthwhile settlement. At least in my own head.

Ubuntu 10.04 Window Buttons

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 2

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lcorg.blogspot.com: Now that we have covered some of the minor improvements found in bash 4.x, we will begin looking at the more significant new features focusing on changes in the way bash 4.x handles expansions.

Hands on: SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux

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labs.v3.co.uk: If you are a Linux user and need an office suite, there is always OpenOffice.org, but SoftMaker Office could prove a more satisfactory option, especially if you need to exchange files with others using Microsoft Office.

Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue

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  • Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue The Pants Off TurboHercules
  • IBM says it won't sue to protect open-source patents

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta 2 Released [Screenshots]

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta 2 doesn't come with drastic visual changes, but there are quite a few minor improvements and tweaks. In this post I'll try to cover all the visual changes made since Beta 1.

Merging Drivers Back Into The X Server

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  • Concerns Over Merging Drivers Back Into The X Server
  • Open-Source ATI Evergreen Acceleration Builds Up

Is IBM splitting hairs

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  • Is IBM splitting hairs with open source?
  • When Reptiles Attack: Has IBM Tired Of FOSS?
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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
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Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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