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A World-Beating Report on Global Open Source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Something entitled “Report on the International Status of Open Source Software 2010” sounds pretty dry, as does its summary. But it turns out that this 150-page report from the Spanish CENATIC Foundation offers the best country-by-country analysis of the growth of open source around the world.

Ten Top Linux Window Managers

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Software

pcplus.techradar.com: The window manager is the most important part of the Linux desktop environment. It defines how your windows look, how they behave, how applications are launched, and how they're closed. In many cases, window managers have evolved into complete desktop environments, helping with file management, configuration editing and computer management.

Benchmarks Of The Btrfs Space Cache Option

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Linux

phoronix.com: When the Btrfs file-system is mounted with the space_cache option, Btrfs is able to store the free space cache on the disk to make the caching of a block group much quicker. Without this support, Btrfs has to scan the entire tree each time looking for space that can be allocated.

Linux Mint Debian (201012) released

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Linux

blog.linuxmint.com: What a better time than Christmas to bring all the best from 2010 into an updated release of Linux Mint Debian.

Linux vs. the MP3 Player

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Software

goodbyemicrosoft.net: It took several days of research and experimentation, but I finally managed to do, on a Linux system, what I would think is a fairly common task: supporting an MP3 player.

22 ways to convert your friend to Linux

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Linux

techradar.com: Are your friends convinced that they should be paying for their operating systems because Linux sounds too complicated or because they think it won't do what they want it to?

Mozilla takes on web data miners with privacy icon release

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has pushed out a series of privacy icons that tell web surfers how their online data might be used depending on what site they've visited.

The Perfect Tree For Linux Released

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Anawiki the developers of the Runes of Avalon series and now the Soccer Cup Solitaire have released yet another game for GNU/Linux : The Perfect Tree.

2011: The year open source goes (really) capitalist

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: If 2010 was the year that taught open source "how to disappear completely," 2011 will be the year we're reminded that "anyone can play guitar"…or open source. At present, open source is de rigueur with the underdog class, those vendors seeking to challenge incumbents like Apple and Oracle.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Tron Legacy Docky theme would surely be Flynn’s choice
  • openSUSE Announces Fifth Development Milestone with Kernel Interactivity Patch
  • How best to sell a Windows 7 laptop this holiday? w/ Ubuntu Wallpaper
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 21st November
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 3 Released
  • ES: Government support and use are key to adoption of open source
  • EU External Affairs publishes crisis data mining tools as open source
  • Foobnix - Simple and Powerful music player
  • OSS recommended picks for business users
  • FSF Fall 2010 bulletin articles start to appear
  • Is a BSOD on a bus … a BuSOD?
  • Unified Me Menu And Messaging Menu Mockups
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #381 12/22/10
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 24

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Disable Direct Root Login to SSH on Ubuntu
  • Access ASCII table quickly using a single command
  • Fetching Files with wget
  • ProFTPd uploads fail to resume
  • Nautilus Side Pane(Sidebar)/Toolbar disappeared in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Using ‘Alias’ in Linux
  • How to Restore Missing Volume Control Icon/Button in Ubuntu

The Board 0.1.0

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Software

lucasr.org: Today I’m officially joining the GNOME Old Farts Club. I thought it would be a good time to make the first release of The Board. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Board 0.1.0!

Revenge of the Titans will go open-source at 1.75M

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Gaming

wolfire.com: Puppy Games just told us that they will release the source code for Revenge of the Titans if the Humble Indie Bundle reaches $1.75 million! We're already well past $1.5 million with two days to go, so this should be within reach.

A Xonotic Preview Release Comes For Christmas

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Gaming

phoronix.com: In March of this year Nexuiz was forked as Xonotic following some disagreements among the Nexuiz developers and other contributors following the announcement of the Nexuiz commercial game. Since that point not too many details have emerged on Xonotic aside from it being said this new game would be a lot different. Well, the wait is now over.

Sabayon Christmas Gaming Edition is Here

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Linux
Gaming

ostatic.com: It's here. The long awaited Sabayon Christmas Gaming DVD is available for hours of enjoyment. Sabayon is a Gentoo-based binary distribution that's easy-to-use and comes complete with browser plugins, hardware drivers, and multimedia codecs that enhance usability. Now all that goodness comes wrapped up in a shiny new gaming package.

The 10 Coolest Open Source Applications Of 2010

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Software

crn.com: Here's a cross section of free, open-source applications released or significantly updated in 2010 that the CRN Test Center believes are among the year's best, either in terms of their usefulness to your customers or to you and your support staff.

Lesser known features in the latest Ubuntu Software Center

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: The Ubuntu Software Center that we have now is not the same as the one that was originally released…and many users are unaware of some of its more efficient and productive tools. Let’s see if we can change that.

Firefox 4 Nearly Fully Baked

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Moz/FF

pcmag.com: For Mozilla's next browser version, let's hope eight is enough. The independent software foundation has just released Beta 8 of the heavily overhauled new version of Firefox.

Red Hat tantalizes with search for space

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Linux
  • Red Hat tantalizes with search for space
  • Oppenheimer Boosts Price Target on Red Hat to $55.00
  • Red Hat Upward Momentum Looks to Continue
  • U.S. Stocks Remain Slightly Higher; Red Hat Slides
  • What Makes Red Hat Tick?
  • From Red Hat to rPath: Erik Troan shares story of road from Linux to Windows

Why I Work on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

randall.executiv.es: There's been a lot of talk this year about two things. "Open Data" and "Open Web." These are seen as top priority projects by a lot of people, and I have been asked "Why don't you work on these?"

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today's leftovers

  • How to dual-boot Linux and Windows
    Even though Linux is a great operating system with widespread hardware and software support, the reality is that sometimes you have to use Windows, perhaps due to key apps that won't run under Linux. Thankfully, dual-booting Windows and Linux is very straightforward—and I'll show you how to set it up, with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, in this article. Before you get started, make sure you've backed up your computer. Although the dual-boot setup process is not very involved, accidents can still happen. So take the time to back up your important files in case chaos theory comes into play. In addition to backing up your files, consider taking an image backup of the disk as well, though that's not required and can be a more advanced process.
  • Weather Forecasting Gets A Big Lift In Japan
    This is a lot more compute capacity than JMA has had available to do generic weather forecasting as well as do predictions for typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions – the weather forecasting alone is predicted to run 10X faster, according to Cray.
  • Bitwarden Password Manager Adds Command Line Vault
    Bitwarden, the secure, open source password manager we talked about recently, added a command line tool to its list of apps you can use to access your passwords. Bitwarden CLI is currently in public beta testing, and according to its documentation, it includes all the features available in other Bitwarden client applications, like the desktop or browser extension.
  • GSoC’18 Week 1
    The first week of the coding period was great and I got to learn a lot of new things. My mentors help me on every stage and the work is going on as planne [...] Improvement in the overall UI is still in progress. Other than this, I have been working on refactoring the current code for this activity and breaking the whole code into various elements. For the next week, my main task is to complete the overall UI of this activity and add more geometries for drawing.
  • Time to Test Plasma 5.13 Beta
    The forthcoming new release of Plasma 5.13 will have some lovely new features such as rewritten System Settings pages and Plasma Browser Integration. But we need testers. Incase you missed it the Plasma 5.13 release announce has a rundown of the main features. If you are an auditory learner you can listen to the Late Night Linux Extra podcast where Jonathan “great communicator” Riddell talks about the recent sprint and the release.
  • GSoC students are already hacking!
    We always enjoy that new people join openSUSE community and help them in their first steps. Because of that, openSUSE participates again in GSoC, an international program in which stipends are awarded to students who hack on open source projects during the summer. We are really excited to announce that this year four students will learn about open source development while hacking on openSUSE projects. The coding period started last week, so our students are already busy hacking and they have written some nice articles about their projects. ;)
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  • Aaeon reveals two rugged, Linux-ready embedded PCs
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  • Last Call for Purism's Librem 5 Dev Kits, Git Protocol Version 2 Released, LXQt Version 0.13.0 Now Available and More
    Purism announces last call for its Librem 5 dev kits. If you're interested in the hardware that will be the platform for the Librem 5 privacy-focused phones, place your order by June 1, 2018. The dev kit is $399, and it includes "screen, touchscreen, development mainboard, cabling, power supply and various sensors (free worldwide shipping)".

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