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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Canonical licenses H.264/AVC, Ogg Out?

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Software
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Canonical are currently the only Linux company to license H.264/AVC, the patented non-free technology used to compress video and favoured by companies such as Apple & Microsoft for HTML5 Video.

Test Driving Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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Linux

ofb.biz: OFB’s Ed Hurst continues his quest for the perfect UNIX or Linux operating system by looking at a recently released beta of Red Hat’s upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Is it the Linux nirvana? Read on to find out.

xjed: Text editor with Jedi Powers

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Software

ghacks.net: Using xjed will not make you a Jedi Knight, but it will help you in your quest to become a Jedi-level programmer. Right? Wrong. xjed is a text editor that was designed with programmers in mind.

Ubuntu Lucid ordeal

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: MUCH as it pains me to say this, installing Ubuntu 10.4 on my desktop PC was a nightmare.

Using sidux with the newly updated KDE SC 4.4.3

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KDE
Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: As of yesterday, however, the Sid repositories began to be populated with KDE SC 4.4.3, and as of today, we now have Sid (and sidux) implementations of KDE SC 4.4.3 available. I am using it now.

Firefox and the open web

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Interviews
Moz/FF

h-online.com: Firefox is the most popular and widely used free software application and boasts more than a billion downloads and more than 350 million users. The H discusses its history, present and future with Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation.

OpenSUSE Says Farewell To RadeonHD Driver

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Software
SUSE

phoronix.com: The RadeonHD Linux driver that came about in 2007 following the announcement of AMD's open-source driver strategy has had an interesting history. This driver was developed by Novell's developers, but now they are even dropping it from their openSUSE distribution.

Opera 10.53 Beta for Linux and FreeBSD released

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Software
Interviews

opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Today we released the first beta version of Evenes for Linux and FreeBSD. If you've been waiting Opera 10.5 to stabilize before trying it on your Linux or FreeBSD system, now is your chance.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Voting is now open for the Fedora 14 release name
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx First Impressions
  • TripleA
  • Is an open license enough?
  • Gwibber on Gentoo
  • Musings of an open source peddler
  • What’s new with Radio Tray?
  • Happy Birthday ODF!
  • State of Drupal presentation
  • Even the 'worst' open government plans include open source
  • Another successful Company built around Linux
  • Gamers Mad at Sony for Yanking PS3's Linux Compatibility
  • Linux Basement - Episode 54 - Kettle Meet Pot

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Multimedia support in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Keyboard Problem with Ubuntu 10.04 Login Window on VMware
  • How To Disable IPv6 In Ubuntu 10.04
  • fsync() on a different thread: apparently a useless trick
  • Let’s Play With Tarballs
  • MySQL in SSH: Basic Guide
  • When you hit a strange Gentoo bug, make sure to rule out ccache
  • Downgrading GRUB [ Ubuntu 10.04 ]
  • Changing your password in Ubuntu
  • Set up infinote server for collaborative use
  • PDF pagination only takes a few lines
  • Preparation for Mounting /var/run as tmpfs
  • Installing Nagios Core monitoring system (client and server)

I Love WordPress But…

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Software

redmonk.com/sogrady: At RedMonk, we’e big fans of WordPress. But between a few issues of our own and some challenges helping spin up someone else’s new business on WordPress.com, there are some macro areas for concern, I think.

Windows Vista is the best Windows ever!

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Microsoft

dedoimedo.com: This title may shock you. Are you high, Dedo, you may ask. Perhaps inebriated? No, I'm perfectly sober and sane. I'm just stating the most overlooked fact in computing history, that of Microsoft Windows Vista being the best release to ever have come out of Redmond forges.

Why you should not use client-side window decorations…

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KDE
Software
Ubuntu

blog.martin-graesslin.com: So finally I know who had the idea of client side decorations: it’s Canonical. Why didn’t I think of it before? I have been aware of the fact that GTK wants to do client-side window decorations since it was mentioned on the EWMH mailinglist and I think it is a completely stupid idea which has the potential to destroy one of the most important advantages of the free desktop:

Linux Versus E. coli

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blogs.discovermagazine.com: In 1991, a 21-year-old Finnish computer science student named Linus Torvald got annoyed. He had bought a personal computer to use at home, but he couldn’t find an operating system for it that was as robust as Unix, the system he used on the computers at the University of Helsinki. So he wrote one. In his quest to avoid crap work, Torvald unleashed a monster.

Hardware drivers, the only Linux problem?

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Linux

go2linux.org/blog: I have read many articles dealing with that Linux is better or worse off than Windows. After researching the topic a bit, I think I have something to say in the matter.

“But why isn’t Debian using Launchpad?”

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Linux

lucas-nussbaum.net/blog: Due to my work on Ultimate Debian Database, I’m sometimes asked why Debian isn’t using Launchpad.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu
  • Comparing Maemo & Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Ubuntu Reviewed: Hands on With Lucid Lynx
  • Kubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
  • 10.04 Workarounds
  • Workarounds for Unrecognized Clicks in Flash Player
  • Known Lucid Lynx issues/bugs with workarounds : UF post
  • Nice themes for ubuntu 10.04

Debian Project News - May 3rd, 2010

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

* New Debian Project Leader
* Special funding for DebConf Newbies
* Debian welcomes Google Summer of Code students
* ... and much more.

EULA for Opera Desktop Browser for Open Source Operating Systems

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Software
OSS

my.opera.com: We released snapshot 6330 just minutes after I left the office on Friday. The big change is that it should make it easier for distros to include us in their online repositories.

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today's leftovers

Software: GIMP, VLC, Cryptsetup, Caprine, KWin and NetworkManager

  • GIMP 2.9.8 Open-Source Image Editor Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing
    GIMP 2.9.8, a development version towards the major GIMP 2.10 release, was announced by developer Alexandre Prokoudine for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released
    Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. For a complete list of changes please see NEWS.
  • It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon
    VLC 3.0 is something we've been looking forward to for years and it's looking like that big multimedia player update could be released very soon. Thanks to Phoronix reader Fran for pointing out that VLC 3.0 release candidates have begun to not much attention. VLC 3.0 RC1 was tagged at the end of November and then on Tuesday marked VLC 3.0 RC2 being tagged, but without any official release announcements.
  • cryptsetup 2.0.0
  • Cryptsetup 2.0 Released With LUKS2 Format Support
    A new major release is available of Cryptsetup, the user-space utility for dealing with the DMCrypt kernel module for setting up encrypted disk volumes. Cryptsetup 2.0.0 is notable in that it introduces support for the new on-disk LUKS2 format but still retaining support for LUKS(1). The LUKS2 format is security hardened to a greater extent, more extensible than LUKS, supports in-place upgrading from LUKS, and other changes.
  • Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App
    There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the future of how we live and interact. With Facebook, We can connect, communicate with one another, instantly share our memories, photos, files and even money to anyone, anywhere in the world. Even though Facebook has its own official messenger, some tech enthusiasts and developers are developing alternative and feature-rich apps to communicate with your buddies. The one we are going to discuss today is Caprine. It is a free, elegant, open source, and unofficial Facebook messenger desktop app built with Electron framework.
  • KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So Fast It Causes Problems
    It turns out that if firing up KDE's KWin Wayland compositor without XWayland support, it can start up so fast that it causes problems. Without XWayland for providing legacy X11 support to KDE Wayland clients, the KWin compositor fires up so fast that it can cause a crash in their Wayland integration as KWin's internal connection isn't even established... Yep, Wayland compositors are much leaner and cleaner than the aging X Server code-base that dates back 30+ years, granted most of the XWayland code is much newer than that.
  • NetworkManager Picks Up Support For Intel's IWD WiFi Daemon & Meson Build System
    NetworkManager now has support for Intel's lean "IWD" WiFi daemon. IWD is a lightweight daemon for managing WiFi devices via a D-Bus interface and has been in development since 2013 (but was only made public in 2016) and just depends upon GCC / Glibc / ELL (Embedded Linux Library).

Linux Foundation: Servers, Kubernetes and OpenContrail

  • Many cloud-native hands try to make light work of Kubernetes
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). The technology needs all the untangling, simplifying fingers it can get. This is also why most in the community are happy to tamp down their competitive instincts to chip away at common difficulties. “You kind of have to,” said Michelle Noorali (pictured), senior software engineer at Microsoft and co-chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America & Europe 2017. “These problems are really hard.”
  • Leveraging NFV and SDN for network slicing
    Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail's SDN codebase to Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks has announced its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualisation platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail provides both software-defined networking (SDN) and security features and has been deployed by various organisations, including cloud providers, telecom operators and enterprises to simplify operational complexities and automate workload management across diverse cloud environments.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail’s codebase to Linux Foundation, advances cloud approach
    Juniper Networks plans to move the codebase for its OpenContrail open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud to the Linux Foundation, broadening its efforts to drive more software innovations into the broader IT and service provider community. The vendor is hardly a novice in developing open source platforms. In 2013, Juniper released its Contrail products as open sourced and built a user and developer community around the project. To drive its next growth phase, Juniper expanded the project’s governance, creating an even more open, community-led effort.
  • 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview
    The annual Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and The Linux Foundation reveals a lot about prospects for open source professionals and hiring activity in the year ahead. In this year’s report, 86 percent of tech professionals said that knowing open source has advanced their careers. Yet what happens with all that experience when it comes time for advancing within their own organization or applying for a new roles elsewhere?