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Kiosk in KDE 4

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Software

dev-peterix.blogspot: The original KioskTool for KDE 3 is probably rather well-known compared to the newer KDE 4 port that currently resides in extragear. While the older version is much more complete, even in the first few minutes of use, I encountered segfaults.

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat: A Preview

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Mid-August is upon us, and that can only mean one thing - the next release of Ubuntu is inching ever closer to maturity. With the debut late last week of the third alpha of Ubuntu 10.10, it’s time to take a look at how Maverick Meerkat is shaping up.

Also: The New Ubuntu 10.10 Installer Is Live

Puppy Linux 5.1: Now Ubuntu Lucid Lynx package compatible

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Linux

h-online.com: The latest release of Puppy Linux, version 5.1, is codenamed "Lucid Puppy" as it is now binary compatible with the packages available for Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx.

Drupal 7 Preview

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Drupal

packtpub.com: There are approximately 38 critical issues that need to be resolved before Drupal 7 beta gets released. In this article by Trevor James we will install Drupal 7 alpha, test it out, and ultimately help to fix the critical issues and speed up the beta release.

Finding the Ubuntu font design

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Ubuntu

canonical.com: In our second post from Dalton Maag we get an insight into the origin of our very own Ubuntu font. Over to you, Lukas.

Nero brings blue ray disc support to Linux

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Hardware
Software

linusearch.com: Nero Linux 4 brings support for all optical disk including, Blue Ray disc support. The company that produces Nero Linux 4 claims that this is the only product to support blue data laser burning in Linux.

There's more to FOSS than the Linux Foundation

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Linux
OSS

linux-magazine.com: As a Canadian, I'm always irked by airy statements by Americans that they won World War II. With all respect, I feel much the same way about the recent interview on Wired.com with Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation.

Most Beautiful GNOME Shell Themes Ever!

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Software

techdrivein.com: We saw the quiet evolution of GNOME Shell aka the next generation GNOME desktop environment. Now lets do some GNOME Shell theming.

Oh hey Wolf:ET Source

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: Carmack mentioned during the speech that the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory source code is being released today:

openSUSE 11.3 [Review]

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SUSE

thinkdigit.com: openSUSE is one of those few Linux distributions that gives you a choice of desktop environment while you are installing it, and doesn’t treat KDE or Gnome as a primary option. Both environments have equal support. This might not mean much for newcomers to the Linux world; however this does show that openSUSE is all about choice.

Tales From the Front: in Search of APT-GET UNDO

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I am currently in that level of hell reserved for people who upgrade their GNU/Linux system too quickly.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Confessions of a Windows 7 to Ubuntu switcher
  • Opera 10.61 released
  • Highlights from Day 1 at LinuxCon 2010
  • LinuxCon Day 2: Linux has Arrived
  • Granatier - A Bomberman alternative
  • The Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.4 Released
  • DNC uses open-source software to ease voter registration
  • Talking about Ubuntu Studio with Scott Lavender
  • KDE's New Default: Stripes wallpaper
  • Distribution branding and Stripes
  • Salix OS 13.1.1 Screenshots
  • What Tweaks Could Make Linux Even Better?
  • Chipmunk - GTK Last.fm player
  • Plasma: now comes for tablets

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Allow MySQL Client to Connect to Remote MySQL server
  • IPC Introduction w/ Examples
  • Fix Network connection icon disappear on top-right panel
  • Nautilus Location Bar in Lucid
  • Firefox bookmarks
  • All About Alsa
  • View HTML Files from the Command Line
  • Cool User File Systems: GlusterFS

Linux Security, Then and Now

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Linux

esecurityplanet.com: Linux is inherently not a secure operating system. The reason it's not secure is because Linux was based on the architectural design of UNIX, and the creators of UNIX didn't care about security – it was 1969 after all.

Also: Linux kernel report shows continued innovation 2.6.36 coming soon

Oracle sues Google over Java use in Android

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Google
Legal

computerworld.com: Oracle has filed a lawsuit against Google, charging that its Android phone software infringes Oracle patents and copyrights related to Java, Oracle said on Thursday.

Why this Linux veteran runs Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

softwarewhys.wordpress: I keep hearing Ubuntu described as merely a noob’s distro lately. Well, it’s about time people either come clean or switch already. I’ll start the ball rolling. My name is Karl (Hi, Karl), and I’m a Linux veteran who runs Ubuntu.

XBMC Camelot - Beautiful, stylish, classy, and fun

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Would you like to transform your television into a powerful media center with Internet connectivity, network sharing, video and music playlists, photo albums, weather forecast, maybe even games? Enter XBMC.

Linux is Political!

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idreamoflinux.com: I have had so many different discussions with people about which computer operating system is the best. Most people that I talk to swear by the one they use. I do think that an operating system should not be judged solely on its technical strengths and weaknesses but also on its ideology and the way it is developed.

3 Great Linux Radio Apps To Discover Great New Music

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makeuseof.com: Massive MP3 collections are nice, but they don’t do everything. Sometimes you want to discover new music, for example, or listen to the news. Traditionally this was the role of the radio, but if you’re a geek (and if you’re reading this blog I’m betting you are) you’re far more likely to be around computers than FM receivers.

Firefox 4 a big deal

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 a big deal
  • Mozilla Looks Ahead to More Secure Firefox
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Software: Audacity, Geary, GNOME Photos, Business Apps, Mir, Nix, KubeVirt, Top Projects and Apoxi

  • Audacity 2.2.2 Released with a Stack of New Features & Improvements
    This update also builds upon the major changes introduced in the release of Audacity 2.2.0 last year, as well that of the minor 2.2.1 update earlier this year.
  • Geary Email Client Mails Out a Bug Fix Update
    A new version of the Geary email client for Linux desktops is available to download. Although a (relative) minor update when compared to the huge Geary 0.12 release last year, Geary 0.12.1 is worthwhile. The update solves a stack of crashes and server compatibility issues, while also updating translations in the interface and user manual to ensure as many people can use Geary as possible.
  • GNOME Photos – An Elegant Alternative for Organizing and Sharing Photos
    How many GNU/Linux photo managers do you know have a beautiful UI for browsing photos and organizing them into collections coupled with inbuilt editing tools and cloud integration? This one goes by the name of GNOME Photos. GNOME Photos is a simple and yet elegant photo management app with which you can organize, share, and intuitively edit your photos on your Linux workstation. It features a file manager-like environment for easy navigation and cloud integration via GNOME Online Accounts.
  • Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps
    Let’s deal with the issue of cost up front. Every single application featured in this article is available to download without payment. This, in itself, helps to keep IT costs within a tight budget. And cost can be a very important driver when seeking an IT solution for firms – particularly for freelancers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, and educational establishments. Naturally, these types of people and organizations will have some sort of IT budget. From a business perspective, open source business applications won’t necessarily be zero cost. Using unfamiliar software entails training costs for a firm — the costs are not limited to time itself. And then there’s the expense of obtaining support for the software, or even hiring development time to customize certain aspects of the software to add additional functionality. Off-the-shelf software is unlikely to completely address a company’s needs. But if a proprietary solution is sought, it’s likely that this development will be more expensive. It is sometimes thought that Linux software cannot rival Microsoft applications in a commercial setting because the strength of Linux comes from its price. In fact, Linux’s strength derives from other considerations such as flexibility, stability, security, cutting-edge technology, and ease of use. Additionally, the virtues of open source software are invaluable to commercial organizations whatever their size. With full access to source code, companies can easily develop extensions to the software, tailor made to their own specific needs and requirements. Moreover they are not reliant on the goodwill of a single vendor in order to do business: Linux is about freedom and choice and that is just as important to an organisation as to an individual.
  • Mir's Wayland Support Will Now Let You Drag Around Windows
    I was surprised to learn that up until this week, Mir's initial Wayland support didn't allow for windows of Wayland clients to be moved around the screen. Fortunately, that has now been resolved with allowing window movement to be initiated by Wayland clients running on Mir. Now you can enjoy Qt, GTK apps, and even the Weston Terminal to be moved around the screen. Previously there was just server-side support for moving windows in Wayland while now is client-side support.
  • Nix 2.0 Package Manager Released With A Ton Of Changes
    Nix 2.0 is now available as the latest major update to this functional package manager most commonly associated with the NixOS Linux distribution.
  • KubeVirt v0.3.0-alpha.3: Kubernetes native networking and storage
    First post for quite some time. A side effect of being busy to get streamline our KubeVirt user experience. KubeVirt v0.3.0 was not released at the beginnig of the month. That release was intended to be a little bigger, because it included a large architecture change (to the good). The change itself was amazingly friendly and went in without much problems - even if it took some time. But, the work which was building upon this patch in the storage and network areas was delayed and didn’t make it in time. Thus we skipped the release in order to let storage and network catch up.
  • Top 5 open source projects for 2018
    In our increasingly collaborative world, open source technology is a top trend that is having a major impact on the development and implementation of cutting edge capabilities. Open source is when source code connected to a program is made freely available, giving users the opportunity to make modifications and to share with other users. The common alternative to this is proprietary software, source code that remains under the strict control of an organisation, team or individual, ensuring that the integral code remains private and controlled by its owner.
  • DataTorrent Glues Open Source Componentry with ‘Apoxi’
    Building an enterprise-grade big data application with open source components is not easy. Anybody who has worked with Apache Hadoop ecosystem technology can tell you that. But the folks at DataTorrent say they’ve found a way to accelerate the delivery of secure and scalable big data applications with Apoxi, a new framework they created to stitch together major open source components like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka, in an extensible and pluggable fashion.

GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February