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Netbook Desktops - Part 4, MeeGo

  • Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 4, MeeGo
  • First look at MeeGo v1.0 netbook operating system (Video)

The Tools to Create Your Next Great Novel

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Software

linuxjournal.com: November 1st kicks of National Novel Writing Month—a chance for budding authors to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboards, and bang out a 50,000 word (or more) novel in 30 days. Sound like fun? Well, it can be. With the right tools.

Future doesn't lie in retracing old footsteps

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Ubuntu
  • The Future for Linux Doesn't Lie in Retracing Old Footsteps
  • Adventures in Kubuntu: Day two
  • 2ClickUpdate 6.0 Adds Ubuntu 10.10 Support

KDE versus GNOME

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KDE
Software

cristalinux.blogspot: have never truly made up my mind on which of the two most famous Linux desktop managers I liked the most. That aside, the inevitable comparison between the two is always there.

East meets West: the U.S.-India open government dialogue

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OSS

opensource.com: Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed members of the Indian parliament and announced a U.S.-India Open Government Dialogue.

Linux Mint Not To Switch To Unity

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Linux
Software

muktware.com: Mint is one of the most polished GNU/Linux distros based on Ubuntu. Canonical recently announced that they are abandoning the upcoming Gnome Shell and move to Unity along with a long-term plan to replace X with Wayland. This raises the question, what will happen to Linux Mint which is an Ubuntu derivative?

Is it time for Free software to move on?

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OSS

h-online.com: A remarkable continuity underlies free software, going all the way back to Richard Stallman's first programs for his new GNU project. And yet within that continuity, there have been major shifts: are we due for another such leap?

NZ Open Source Awards winners announced

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OSS

geekzone.co.nz: This evening the NZ Open Source Awards 2010 celebrated and rewarded the best and most innovative in New Zealand’s open source software at a gala event attended by more than 200 people at the Intercontinental Wellington.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The browser wars: side with Opera.
  • Shhh... Opera holds the web's most valuable secret
  • Fedora Scholarship Program Encourages Open Source Innovation
  • A Few Tips on Managing Access Remotely
  • Open core by the numbers
  • Smackdown: Linux on X64 Versus IBM i on Entry Power 7XXs
  • FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
  • First peek at the new look ‘Do’ launcher (Gnome-do)
  • Remmina to be Ubuntu’s new remote desktop app
  • How do I compile my windows programs under Linux?
  • BetterMeans: a new app for running your organization the open source way
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (October 2010)
  • Video uploading/downloading to feature in Shotwell 0.8
  • Playing with EDID and rawhide
  • Five alternative apps for ALT+F2
  • Mageia Roadmap
  • Mandriva first to include virtualization technologies at the system level
  • Linux Alternative To Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Goes Into Beta
  • KDEMU with Ian Monroe
  • Fedora Board Meeting, 8 Nov 2010
  • Icelandic developer receives Nordic Free Software Award
  • GNOME Shell 2.91.2 released
  • Procurement Jobs: Desktop Productivity Tools 'Key To Open Source'
  • Savvytek achieves Red Hat partnership in Saudi and Qatar

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript
  • Google CL for Linux explained
  • Wireshark II: The Analysis
  • How to upgrade (convert) ext3 to ext4 file system
  • Build a Linux Web Server With An Old Computer [Part 2]
  • Introduction to awk
  • Last.fm Mix radio with the linux client
  • Creating a Betfair Bot Part 2
  • KDE 4.5.3 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Panflute: Control Your Favourite Music Player From Gnome Panel
  • Secure Your PC and Website From Firesheep Session Hijacking
  • Finding all mysql user privileges
  • Gting to know Alice
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat in VirtualBox
  • speed up the booting process for Grub2 boot loader using profiling
  • More Layers
  • How To: Change run levels in Linux
  • Install Ubuntu Maverick On Your Mac Virtualbox
  • Install MyPaint

Alternative Linux distros that deserve the limelight

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Linux

apcmag.com: Ubuntu might be the most popular Linux, but there are two other desktop distributions which have a lot to offer but aren't getting the publicity they deserve, says Ashton Mills.

Shuttleworth: critics would do well to get a clue

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Few people in the free and open source software these days have to put up with as much criticism of their motives and moves as the owner of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 217

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 217
  • Debian Project News - November 8th

Happy birthday Firefox!

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Moz/FF

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Six years ago today, (9 November 2004), Firefox 1.0 hit the servers.

Learning to Program

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Software

goodbyemicrosoft.net: Linux user who wants to learn computer programming. Linux is an excellent choice for this, because there are a huge number of programming languages available for it....and all free.

Taking Nautilus Terminal for a spin

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: My main ways of getting to the command line are Guake (a drop-down terminal) and the Nautilus open-terminal script. Nothing wrong with either, but I got excited when I heard about Nautilus Terminal.

The new Linux Desktop: Ubuntu's Unity

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Ubuntu
  • The new Linux Desktop: Ubuntu's Unity
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Delayed, Release Schedule Changed
  • Why Wayland is good for the future of Ubuntu, Canonical, etc.
  • It’s All In The Wording
  • Canonical axing X Windows: What will it mean for Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu Colored - Beautiful Ubuntu Wallpaper Collection
  • Announcing openrespect.org
  • Quick Look: Ubuntu Muslim Edition 10.10 (Sabily Al Quds)
  • Linux Life savers for paranoid penguins

5 reasons why a Debian package is more than a simple file archive

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Linux
Software

raphaelhertzog.com: You’re probably manipulating Debian packages everyday, but do you know what those files are? This article will show you their bowels…

Why You Should Only Buy Linux Pre-Installed on your Systems

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Linux

geeksaresexy.net (Mackenzie Morgan): Many Linux users are geeks, and vice versa, and geeks can build their own systems or at least install an OS, so why should we buy systems with Linux pre-installed? Why is it so important if the OS is free? Let’s talk about a little thing called “market share.”

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.