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Story How open source grew up Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 12:03pm
Story F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 11:52am
Story GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 9:32am
Story Tanglu 3.0 Alpha Out Now Based on Debian 8 Jessie, Offers GNOME 3.16 and KDE Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:35am
Story EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:29am
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12 Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:23am
Story Ardour 4.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 3:18am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 12:00am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2015 - 11:59pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2015 - 11:58pm

OpenOffice.org: The Need for Style

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HowTos

blog.worldlabel.com: Office applications like OpenOffice.org can bring out the worst in people. The same people who wouldn’t dream of driving a car without a few lessons will start pounding away in a word processor as though it were a typewriter, ignoring basic features like styles and templates.

Pulseaudio and Kmix 4.4 in Sabayon 5

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Linux

Recently there have been a number of issues reported in the forums and other places of people having issues with pulseaudio and kmix after updating to KDE 4.4.0. I am glad to announce that most of those issues should now be resolved...

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What’s the difference between a Hub, a Switch and a Router?

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Hardware

linuxdesk.wordpress: Hubs, switches, and routers are all devices that let you connect from one computers to other computers, networked devices, or to other networks.

Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux: Do you want to create your own avatar? I'm not talking about the Avatar movie but the graphical representation of yourself inside the computer world that you can use as a profile image.

OpenSolaris community worried by Oracle silence

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OS

h-online.com: The OpenSolaris community is concerned by the silence from Oracle over its future plans for the open source operating system. In a blog posting, OpenSolaris developer Peter Tribble complained that Oracle has not mentioned OpenSolaris.

EXT3, EXT4, Btrfs Ubuntu Netbook Benchmarks

phoronix.com: We received a request from Canonical to look at the EXT3 performance. We have done just that.

Jacobsen and FOSS Community Win Big in Jacobsen v. Katzer Settlement

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OSS
Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog: As expected, the Jacobsen case has now settled. The settlement was a complete victory for Jacobsen and is great news for the FOSS community. The Jacobsen case was very significant for the FOSS community because it was the first case in the US about the enforcement of open source software licenses.

Linux Laptop launched to aid computer novices

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Linux
Hardware

news.bbc.co.uk: People confused and frustrated by computers can now turn to a laptop called Alex built just for them. Based on Linux, the laptop comes with simplified e-mail, web browsing, image editing and office software.

Creating MySQL Backups With AutoMySQLBackup On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

AutoMySQLBackup is a shell script that lets you take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases using mysqldump. It can back up multiple databases, compress the backups, back up remote databases, and email the logs. This tutorial explains how to install and use it on an Ubuntu 9.10 server.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • FreeBSD and the GPL
  • Subversion accepted as a Apache Top-Level Project
  • Maemo + Moblin = MeeGo: The Q&A
  • Linux, open source driving smartphone revolution
  • Open Source, UK Gov. & Institutional Profligacy
  • Open Source Licensing Nirvana
  • Ubuntu 10.04 May Backport More Kernel DRM
  • The Evolution that is Linux
  • Why you subsidize Google's Soviet-style Net
  • It’s the hot topic and we’re all part of it – the Gen Y
  • Mandriva 2010 – A Review
  • Comparing Browsers on Linux
  • Linux Gaming With Sabayon Gaming Edition DVD
  • We're All Makers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Easily Install Nautilus CoverFlow In Ubuntu
  • Easy folder sharing in KDE 4.4
  • HOWTO: Customized Live DVDs with Reconstructor's Web UI
  • Remove Duplicates with fdupes
  • Ubuntu/Lucid: recovering from yesterday's messy update
  • How to change the default Opera download directory
  • Dual booting Debian and KolibriOS
  • Activating Virgin Media Broadband on Linux
  • How to add/remove User accounts
  • How to install GOsa on RHEL/CentOS 5
  • Make Your Personal Linux Cloud With Tonido
  • Getting Google Calendar to work with KDE PIM on Kubuntu
  • Making a videoloop with Kino and Audacity

Ubuntu live CDs now boot 33% faster!

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Ubuntu

downloadsquad.com: How to convince a Mac OS X or Windows user to try GNU/Linux? Installing the desired distribution in a Virtual Machine? Read them all those FAQs about partitioning your hard drive for a dual-boot system? No, no - there's an easier way:

It's not just Twitter

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OSS

blogs.computerworld: A recent Washington Post story observed that Twitter loves open source. Twitter's not the only ones. Most, if not all, social networks are built on top of Linux and open-source software.

Linux needs its eyes wide open

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: For Linux to continue to grow, its eyes need to be firmly open, and any hint of blinkers put away, argues Simon Brew…

The 'year of the Linux desktop' has passed

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Linux

news.cnet.com: For those still waiting for the year of the Linux "desktop," I regret to inform you that it has already come and gone.

Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if...

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ghabuntu.com: Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if

Jolicloud: The Operating System Download for Netbook You’ve Been Looking For

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OS

makeuseof.com: I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain.

CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: CoverGloobus - an awesome application for displaying cover art and lyrics on your desktop - quietly released version 1.6 at the beginning of this month.

Top 10 Open-Source Server Technologies You Need to Know

serverwatch.com: If you think open-source server technologies are limited to Linux distributions, think again. Although these software projects pair well with Linux, it isn't an integral part of any of the 10 listed. Open-source software no longer refers to a Linux-only environment.

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Servers: Docker, Red Hat and InfluxData

Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel. According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.
  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs
    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus." New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list
    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL). In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.
  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll
    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.” In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”
  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0
    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.