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Open vs closed source software

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OSS
  • Open vs closed source software: The quest for balance
  • Case Studies In Corporate Open Source
  • Who Really Pays for Open Source Software?
  • Open innovation vs open source innovation
  • Atlanta conference puts spotlight on ‘open source’
  • Report: Open Source Developers a Bunch of Moochers?
  • Drupal Founder on Why Open Source is Good for Business
  • Are You in Compliance with Open Source?

Mozilla: 10 Bugs Left In Firefox 4 Beta 7

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: They may be serious this time: Mozilla just announced that there are only 10 bugs left to fix in the current pre-release version of the Firefox 4 Beta 7. It appears that the software could be released to the public within two weeks.

What Will Happen to GNOME Now?

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Those who remember a time before Ubuntu will undoubtedly also remember that GNOME, although probably the second most popular desktop manager, didn't hold too much share of the Linux desktop market. hen Ubuntu appeared and not only climbed its way to the top of the distribution game, but brought GNOME with it. But what will happen to GNOME now that Ubuntu 11.04 is going to ship with Unity?

Go LibreOffice !!!

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LibO

janimo.blogspot: Up until two months ago, had I been asked the question "Which is the open source project that you are least likely to ever contribute to?", I would have, without hesitation answered OpenOffice.org.

[Reviews]: Smeegol 1.0 Review – OpenSuse Based

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SUSE

linuxnov.com: Smeegol 1.0 distribution quite similar to Meego distribution which built by combining between Moblin and Maemo. OpenSUSE goblin team announced Smeegol 1.0 release, OpenSUSE based distribution, using Meego user interface. Comes with a really big software collection.

Fedora 14 is leading-edge Linux

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Linux

itworld.com: To see what the latest and greatest Fedora could do I put it on my reliable laptop buddy, a Lenovo ThinkPad R61. This 2008-vintage notebook is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500 and has 2GBs of RAM. I also tried it out on a Dell Inspiron 530S.

Mass resignations from OpenOffice.org

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OOo
  • Mass resignations from OpenOffice.org
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 3 available

A look at two Open Source microblogging clients

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: In addition to posting to several blogs, I also do a lot of microblogging. I’m not a huge fan of the Web interfaces. Over the months, I’ve looked at a number of desktop microblogging clients for Linux. Over the last month or so, I’ve been using two clients that I’ve stumbled upon:

Ubuntu 11.04 won't be the same

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 11.04 won't be the same old Linux
  • Thoughts on Ubuntu and (dis-)Unity(?)
  • PPAs Turning Ubuntu into Arch?
  • Install Unity to experience the future of Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 11.04 (Desktop) Will Get The Global Menu

Improving The Linux Desktop: 20 Needed Fixes

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Linux

earthweb.com: I love using Linux. I "live Linux" exclusively, every-single-day. And I have done this for years. With this article, I hope to address new ideas alongside some challenges that I believe, if dealt with realistically, would make using Linux more accessible for everyone.

4 Better Web Browsers for Linux and Everyone Else

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Our Web browsers do everything these days, and they're also the #1 malware vector. Eric Geier reviews four excellent Web browsers for Linux, Mac, and Windows users that are safer, friendlier, and better than Internet Explorer.

Are there too many Linux Distributions?

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Linux

go2linux.org: From time to time, I can read an article stating that there are too many Linux Distributions, and that this situation is counter productive for Linux.

London Stock Exchange delays Linux launch after live test

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has postponed the launch of its Linux-based IT system for cash markets, after a third live test was completed with customers over the weekend.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 378

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Introducing Pinguy OS 10.04
  • News: Fedora approves release 14, Ubuntu switches to Unity for desktop, Debian releases first beta of installer, Pardus package manager updates
  • Questions and answers: Linux and the command line
  • Released last week: MeeGo 1.1, DragonFly BSD 2.8, Finnix 100
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14, OpenBSD 4.7, openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 3
  • Donations: Geany receives €210.00
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Does Firefox Tuning Make Firefox Faster?

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: Firefox has a somewhat hidden configuration area that enables users to adjust certain features of the browser. It this feature that you will have to access when you stumble across Firefox tuning tips that have been posted for years across the web. Do they work?

Is Ubuntu Forking Gnome With Unity?

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Ubuntu
  • Is Ubuntu Forking Gnome With Unity?
  • Ubuntu's Game-Changing Quest for 'Unity'
  • Using Unity – Day 6
  • Farewell Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10, Is it a perfect 10/10?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • YaRock - Browse Music Collection By Album Cover
  • LAMP stack Halloween cake
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent updated to 1.0.1
  • Netbooks: XO, Intel, Asus EEE Usability Test
  • Bell Systems Technical Journals Published
  • Netactview similar to TCPview
  • Mini DebConf Paris 2010
  • PlayOnLinux 3.8.5 is available
  • Choosing between development and production version of php.ini
  • Android faces critical security study
  • Google's 'copied Java code' disowned by Apache
  • Linux Outlaws 172 - Port 25

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Expand Usable Storage Space In Ubuntu
  • Encrypt Files
  • How to get information on your graphics card in Linux
  • How to upgrade to Fedora 14 "Laughlin" from Fedora 13 & 12
  • Panorama without Hugin
  • Change perspective of images in The GIMP
  • How to get gwibber to use the Ubuntu font
  • Eclipse for Drupal in Ubuntu
  • Speed Up Program Installs / Upgrades in Ubuntu
  • Alias in zsh

News from the GIMP 2.8 development

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: First off, no, there is no news on a release date of GIMP 2.8. It is still unclear when GIMP 2.8 will be released. While waiting we took a new look at the development which brings cool new functions into GIMP!

The Chakra Project - Innovating on KDE and Arch Linux

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: The Chakra project started out releasing a live CD based on Arch Linux with KDE4 for the desktop, initially to make it easier and quicker to install an Arch system with their favorite environment, while also providing an unofficial Arch live CD to test drive the distribution

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Mozilla: Virtual Reality in Mixed Reality, Taskcluster Development

  • Building Bold New Worlds With Virtual Reality
    From rich text to video to podcasts, the Internet era offers an array of new ways for creators to build worlds. Here at Mozilla, we are particularly excited about virtual reality. Imagine moving beyond watching or listening to a story; imagine also feeling that story. Imagine being inside it with your entire mind and body. Now imagine sharing and entering that experience with something as simple as a web URL. That’s the potential before us.
  • This Week in Mixed Reality: Issue 3
    This week we’re heads down focusing on adding features in the three broad areas of Browsers, Social and the Content Ecosystem.
  • New to me: the Taskcluster team
    At this time last year, I had just moved on from Release Engineering to start managing the Sheriffs and the Developer Workflow teams. Shortly after the release of Firefox Quantum, I also inherited the Taskcluster team. The next few months were *ridiculously* busy as I tried to juggle the management responsibilities of three largely disparate groups.
  • Taskcluster migration update: we're finished!
    Over the past few weeks we've hit a few major milestones in our project to migrate all of Firefox's CI and release automation to taskcluster. Firefox 60 and higher are now 100% on taskcluster!

OSS Leftovers

  • After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program
    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
  • Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
    Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming, recommendations and machine learning, big data, content encoding, studio technology, internal engineering tools, and other Netflix workloads. Titus offers a convenient model for managing compute resources, allows developers to maintain just their application artifacts, and provides a consistent developer experience from a developer’s laptop to production by leveraging Netflix container-focused engineering tools.
  • Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source
    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
    What kinds of companies should consider open source SDN, and what are the associated challenges in using such open source deployments? Lumina Networks has unrivalled expertise in working with customers and partners to deliver implementations, and explains its processes and outlines the benefits of using open source SDN.
  • Luxoft launches PELUX 1.0 open source platform for automotive
    Luxoft’s automotive division has launched PELUX 1.0, an open source platform available to developers. This has been developed from its PELUX software suite as used by carmakers and tier 1 suppliers to build converged infotainment, autonomous driving, communication, HMI and car body control systems.
  • Dev Preview: MongoDB Enterprise Running on OpenShift
    In order to compete and get products to market rapidly, enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their business logic and users instead of infrastructure and interoperability. This key ability separates successful projects from those which drown themselves in tangential work which never stops. In this blog post, we’ll cover MongoDB’s general PaaS and cloud enablement strategy as well as touch upon some new features of Red Hat’s OpenShift which enable you to run production-ready MongoDB clusters. We’re also excited to announce the developer preview of MongoDB Enterprise Server running on OpenShift. This preview allows you to test out how your applications will interact with MongoDB running on OpenShift.
  • Is Open Source The AI Nirvana for Intel? [Ed: openwashing a malicious company using buzzwords and urban myths]
  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
    Recently I really got interested to learn Go, and to be honest I found it to be a beautiful language. I personally feel that it has that performance boost factor from a static language background and easy prototype and get things done philosophy from dynamic language background. The real inspiration to learn Go was these amazing number of tools written and the ease with which these tools perform although they seem to be quite heavy. One of the good examples is Docker. So I thought I would write some utility for fun, I have been using fortune, this is a Linux utility which gives random quotes from a database. I thought let me write something similar but let me do something with jokes, keeping this mind I was actually searching for what can I do and I landed up on jokes about Chuck Norris or as we say it facts about him. I landed up on chucknorris.io they have an API which can return different jokes about Chuck, and there it was my opportunity to put something up and I chose Go for it.

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Security: Updates, IBM, Elytron and Container Vulnerability Scanning

  • Security updates for Friday
  • IBM Security launches open-source AI
    IBM Security unveiled an open-source toolkit at RSA 2018 that will allow the cyber community to test their AI-based security defenses against a strong and complex opponent in order to help build resilience and dependability into their systems.
  • Elytron: A New Security Framework in WildFly/JBoss EAP
    Elytron is a new security framework that ships with WildFly version 10 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.1. This project is a complete replacement of PicketBox and JAAS. Elytron is a single security framework that will be usable for securing management access to the server and for securing applications deployed in WildFly. You can still use the legacy security framework, which is PicketBox, but it is a deprecated module; hence, there is no guarantee that PicketBox will be included in future releases of WildFly. In this article, we will explore the components of Elytron and how to configure them in Wildfly.
  • PodCTL #32 – Container Vulnerability Scanning