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Swiss government rethinking Microsoft no-bid contract?

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OSS

internetnews.com: According to Swiss newspaper Neue Zuericher Zeitung, the Swiss government might be reconsidering its no-bid contract deal with Microsoft which has been opposed by a consortium of 18 open source vendors.

Windows 7 Vs. Linux: OS Face-Off

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Linux
Microsoft

informationweek.com: While Windows 7 has been brewing in Microsoft's labs, Linux has been maturing. We look at what each operating system is capable of today, and how they measure up against each other.

Xorg's X Window innovation - it's not ALL about the graphics

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: In my last article about Xorg, I touched upon several points that have been in a state of continual flux in Xorg. Here’s a follow-up on that article, expanding much on some features and their implications.

Light, low-cost e-reader runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A U.K. startup called Interead will soon ship a Linux-based e-book reader claimed to be about 40 percent lighter than an Amazon Kindle 2, and over $100 cheaper.

Find A Kid To Fix It

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Linux
Ubuntu

primaryschoolcomau.blogspot: I also wasn't sure how the kids would go navigating the Ubuntu interface that is slightly different to Windows. Within about 5 minutes some of them had worked out how to use the built-in video camera, change the wallpaper, customise the desktop and discover nearly all the bugs that I hadn't anticipated.

Progress with Pardusman

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Software

sarathlakshman.info: I have came across lots of new updates with pardusman project. The first improvement is with the UI graphic design.

antiX M8.2 Test 1 now available and looking GREAT!

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: Here with antiX M8.2 Test 1, running live. Let me tell you why I like antiX so much as a Live CD.

Spice up your LUG!

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Do you attend or run a Linux User Group (LUG)? Looking for some fresh ideas to give it a new lease of life? Read on and discover how your LUG meetings can be more than a general Linux-related chit-chat down the local pub...

Linux New Media Launches Ubuntu User Magazine

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Ubuntu

linuxpromagazine.com: Canonical's popular Ubuntu operating system continues to win followers around the world, and Ubuntu User is the first print magazine specifically for this rapidly growing audience.

GeezerOS: Linux for the Elderly

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com: Perhaps it's my role as the family computer guy that's leading me in this direction today but it seems to me that there should be Linux distributions that are age-oriented and age appropriate.

Virtual Linux desktops tapped by UN

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: NComputing has joined a United Nations program to bring 1,000 Linux-based NComputing desktops to schools in developing countries.

Full Circle Magazine #25 Available

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Ubuntu

fullcirclemagazine.org: This month, we’ve got some awesome stuff coming your way, including a copy of Beginning OpenOffice 3 up for grabs by one of you!

Phoronix Thread Leads To New Linux Game Ports

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Svartalf, a member of the Phoronix Forums and developer for Linux Game Publishing, recently asked our readers on the forums to provide a wish-list of games they wished to see ported to Linux.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find the package a file is from

  • Delimiters in Bash
  • Troubleshooting a maxed out Linux hard drive
  • How to fix Desktop Effects for intel
  • Navigating the Online Drupal Community
  • Never lose a file with TimeVault
  • Command Line Basics: List Files with ls
  • Hierarchic list of processes
  • Effective bash shorthand
  • Using Arduino in Eagle schematics with Ubuntu Linux
  • UNR 9.04 Tips
  • Mandriva 2009.1: Lock KDE 4 on Suspend
  • How to Clear Cache Manually
  • Graphing dependencies
  • OOo: Chart Feature: What to do with zero values
  • Ubuntu Howto: Install projectM Audio Visualizer
  • Save terminal Output to text file

The 8 most successful open source products ever

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OSS

royal.pingdom.com: Open source in itself is a success story. From being a niche concept, it has become a mainstream movement. There are thousands of open source projects and products out there, but which ones are the most successful?

Are Open Source Developers Throwing Good Code After Bad?

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Time and again I run into the belief that the open source community has an infinite amount of energy to spare for its galaxy of projects. It's not true, and we need to stop acting like it is.

Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together

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Software

bmighty.com: Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.

NVIDIA Releases 185.18.14 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: NVIDIA hasn't released as many Linux driver updates in May as they have in past months, but this week they are out with the NVIDIA 185.18.14 driver update.

Linux on tap in netbook, nettop

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: HP has upgraded its Linux-ready "Mini" netbooks, offering its new "HP Mini 110 with Mi" at a much lower $280 pricetag than the previous Mini 1000.

Recession and the Victory of FOSS

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OSS

raiden.net: I find it rather intriguing to realize that for years we of the FOSS community have fought against closed source, locked in, proprietary software, and even hardware, services, DRM and so much more, and yet seemed to get little of anywhere.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.