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Oracle’s War on Open Source

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OSS
  • Oracle’s War on Open Source Is the Tip of a Bigger Management Problem
  • Community Rights and Community Wrongs

Toshiba NB250 review

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Linux
Hardware
  • Acer Aspire One D260 review
  • Toshiba NB250 review

From Arch to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

arosenfeld.wordpress: A recent post in Planet Gnome about moving away from Arch into Ubuntu got me thinking, because I just did the same thing a few weeks ago, when Ubuntu 10.10 was released. But I didn’t really liked the reasons I did so.

A Stitch in Time – Released

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Gaming
  • What Makes You Tick : A Stitch in Time – Released!
  • Coldest
  • NAEV - A 2D space trading and combat game

2D musings

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Hardware
Software

zrusin.blogspot: If you've been following graphics developments in the 2D world over the last few years you've probably seen a number of blogs and articles complaining about performance. In particular about how slow 2D is on GPUs. Have you ever wondered why?

New Opera 11 snapshot:

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Software
  • New Opera 11 snapshot: Extensions fixes and *nix work
  • The 7 Best Extensions For Opera 11 Alpha

A Tale Of Two Computers

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxcanuck.wordpress: My wife and I bought two computers at the same time. Hers was a laptop and mine was a desktop computer. Both came with Windows XP pre-installed.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10 (LAMP)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Fedora 14 Officially Released

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Linux

redhat.com: The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 14, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution.

GNOME's Stormy Peters Leaves for Mozilla

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Software
Moz/FF

stormyscorner.com: I am really sad to say that I am leaving my paid position as Executive Director. It’s been really hard to write this blog post because I really don’t want to leave. However, I’ve been offered a great opportunity to work on the open web at Mozilla.

Fedora 14 vs. Ubuntu Maverick: Distinct Differences

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Linux
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: For several years, users' experience in Linux has depended more on the desktop than the distribution. Fedora 14 and Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), conveniently released within a few weeks of each other, do little to challenge that assertion.

ZEN-Mini Gnome 2010.10 Reviewed

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: The slick metallic-themed Desktop seems simple enough and Gnome loads faster than Ubuntu’s by far. The ZEN-mini is actually a spin-off of PCLinuxOS that has a separate website, “ZEN-mini (often shortened to ZEN) is a minimal livecd that is bootable and can be installed.

Living with a Maverick Meerkat

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Ubuntu
  • Living with a Maverick Meerkat
  • The Major Happenings From The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit

Ted Ts'o: EXT4 Within Striking Distance Of XFS

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Linux

phoronix.com: There's just two months to go until the annual Linux.Conf.Au conference, which in 2011 is taking place in Brisbane, Australia. Ted Ts'o, the maintainer of the EXT4, will be speaking at the 2011 Linux.Conf.Au and he's just shared his "money shot" from his presentation about this evolutionary file-system building atop EXT2/EXT3.

The Corporate Hoax on Linux Revisited

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: The very same corporations that are making small fortunes with Linux servers give short shrift to Linux Desktop, I argued in a recent article, setting off a spirited discussion.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • I’m back again (GNU/Linux retrospection)
  • OpenBSD 4.8 Brings Improved Hardware Support
  • DragonFly BSD 2.8 adds root partition encryption
  • PCLinuxOS 2010.10 Distribution Available
  • Midori 0.2.9 released with private browsing, Google reader fix & more
  • Linux 2.6.37-rc1 Kernel Is Here; Can Build Without BKL
  • A first look at GIMPs Free (Cage based) transform tool
  • Google Sues U.S. Over Unfair Cloud Contract
  • What is today's most popular linux distribution?
  • Perl Extensibility and Composability
  • Estonia: Official Mac and Linux ID Card Software Released
  • 88 High-Risk Defects Found in Android Kernel
  • Dell PowerEdge Ubuntu certifications
  • Superior technology is not enough
  • Red Hat Near Key Resistance Area
  • RHN Satellite 5.4 Released, first analysis
  • For the Symbian Foundation, Time Wasn't the Only Problem
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 85 Interview with Chris DeRose

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fixing a lock on a mysql database running on bluearc with fsm utility
  • Find Out Which Process Is Listening Upon a Port
  • Minimize all windows using the Docky anchor icon
  • Batch Edit Images In Ubuntu With Phatch
  • Fixing Plymouth (boot splash) in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu Update Manager's Proxy does not change when system proxy is changed
  • 9 Linux ethtool Examples to Manipulate Ethernet Card
  • Gnumeric: Change rows into columns
  • Install Dropbox on KDE desktops
  • How to Create CDs and DVDs with Menu in Ubuntu 10.10 : DeVeDe

Linux Gazette November 2010 Issue

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Linux

November 2010 (#180):

  • News Bytes
  • Away Mission - ApacheCon, QCon, ZendCon and LISA
  • Enemy Action (PDF splitting)
  • House, Lies and Sysadmin
  • Installing/Configuring/Caching Django on your Linux server
  • Ten Tips to Harden Your Website
  • and more

OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Almost Here - Is It the Last?

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Almost Here - Is It the Last?
  • The Oracle Fiasco's Impact
  • Introducing: the Simple Java API for ODF
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Trisquel 9.0 Development Plans and Trisquel 8.0 Release

  • Trisquel 9.0 development plans
    Just as we release Trisquel 8.0, the development of the next version begins! Following the naming suggestions thread I've picked Etiona, which sounds good and has the fewest search results. We currently do our development in a rented dedicated server in France, and although it is functional it has many performance and setup issues. It has 32 gigs of RAM, which may sound like plenty but stays below the sweet spot where you can create big enough ramdisks to compile large packages without having to ever write to disk during the build process, greatly improving performance. It also has only 8 cores and rather slow disks. The good news is that the FSF has generously decided to host a much larger dedicated build server for us, which will allow us to scale up operations. The new machine will have fast replicated disks, lots of RAM and two 12 core CPUs. Along with renewing the hardware, we need to revamp the software build infrastructure. Currently the development server runs a GitLab instance, Jenkins and pbuilder-based build jails. This combination was a big improvement from the custom made scripts of early releases, but it has some downsides that have been removed by sbuild. Sbuild is lighter and faster and has better crash recovery and reporting.
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FOSS Events in Europe: Rust, foss-north, KubeCon + CloudnativeCon Europe 2018

  • Rust loves GNOME Hackfest: Day 1
    This is a report of the first day of the Rust loves GNOME Hackfest that we are having in Madrid at the moment. During the first day we had a round of introductions and starting outlining the state of the art.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 1
    I'm in Madrid since Monday, at the third GNOME+Rust hackfest! The OpenShine folks are kindly letting us use their offices, on the seventh floor of a building by the Cuatro Caminos roundabout. I am very, very thankful that this time everyone seems to be working on developing gnome-class. It's a difficult project for me, and more brainpower is definitely welcome — all the indirection, type conversion, GObject obscurity, and procedural macro shenanigans definitely take a toll on oneself.
  • Five days left
    I use to joke that the last week before foss-north is the worst – everything is done, all that is left is the stress.
  • KubeCon + CloudnativeCon Europe 2018
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference will be taking place in Copenhagen from May 2-4. It will cover Kubernetes, Prometheus OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, and other key technologies in cloud native computing.

Programming: Taxonomy of Tech Debt, Python and More

  • A Taxonomy of Tech Debt
    Hi there. I’m Bill “LtRandolph” Clark, and I’m the engineering manager for the Champions team on LoL. I’ve worked on several different teams on League over the past years, but one focus has been consistent: I’m obsessed with tech debt. I want to find it, I want to understand it, and where possible, I want to fix it. When engineers talk about any existing piece of technology - for example League of Legends patch 8.4 - we often talk about tech debt. I define tech debt as code or data that future developers will pay a cost for. Countless blog posts, articles, and definitions have been written about this scourge of software development. This post will focus on types of tech debt I’ve seen during my time working at Riot, and a model for discussing it that we’re starting to use internally. If you only take away one lesson from this article, I hope you remember the “contagion” metric discussed below.
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    Once upon a time, one of us (Lacey) had spent more than an hour staring at the table in the Python docs that describes date and time formatting strings. I was having a hard time understanding one specific piece of the puzzle as I was trying to write the code to translate a datetime string from an API into a Python datetime object, so I asked for help.
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