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Operating systems offer some gains

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Microsoft I don't know how Charles Darwin would explain it, but imagine that we're each born with an "operating system." For most of us, this inner programming works well, even if it becomes a bit bruised and battered over the years. We adjust and move on.

The Undiscovered Country

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OSS In the UK, it's a public holiday, and The H's editor in chief has been watching a movie and wondering if the Star Trek universe is a useful model for the future of open source...

Handy Linux distro that can be built on the fly

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Linux A couple of days back, my friend Stuart and I were trying to configure a device via a serial port. Except that only PC with a serial port wasn’t configured with an operating system.

The future of GIMPs User Interface

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GIMP One of the most questioned and discussed issues about GIMP is the Graphical User Interface. Many users (mostly new ones to GIMP) are confused by it so it is well worth to talk about this never ending discussion.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 304

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Mandriva Linux 2009.1

  • News: Slackware goes 64-bit, Moblin 2.0 impresses reviewers, Ubuntu effects video changes, Debian updates GPG keys, Fedora mulls list moderation, round-up of mobile Linux news, Archiso-live
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 4.2.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 7, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2
  • Site news: Annual package list update
  • New additions: DEFT Linux, Elastix
  • New distributions: Hymera, Taneu OS
  • Reader comments

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

Who wants a giant poster of the history of Unix?

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OS This one is strictly for the hardcore fan - for the very first time, it says here, you have the chance to purchase a giant poster showing the history and development of Unix. Debian, OpenServer, OpenBSD and Mac OSX all have their place in history shown.

SIGINT: Ubuntu Privacy Remix

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Ubuntu The Ubuntu Privacy Remix (UPR) project is presenting the second beta version of its live CD, at SIGINT 09, a conference organized in Cologne by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

Why Open Bug Tracking Fails

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Ubuntu Unlike proprietary platforms, Ubuntu allows end users to interact directly with developers through Launchpad. In most situations, however, open bug tracking is a fiasco. Here's why:

A Glass of WINE

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jdeeth.blogspot: The biggest problem most people have with making The Big Move from Windows to Linux, indeed the problem I had, is the One Critical App. But my open source ideology and stubbornness got the better of me, and despite my sobriety I got some WINE.

Ubuntu AppStore in the workings ?

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Ubuntu We live in cool times. Everybody’s up creating an AppStore of some kind. Many Open Source supporters have noted again and again, that Linux repositories are pretty much the equivalent of an AppStore.

Aussie prisoners escape lock-in with Ubuntu PCs

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Ubuntu The Alexander Maconochie jail in Canberra will this week deploy 30 more Ubuntu Linux-based computers for prisoner use after a successful first phase.

Mandriva's answer to Ubuntu One : Click'n' Backup

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Web Ever since the launch of Ubuntu One there has been a lot of speculation about it.. Seeing all the response from audience Mandriva SA came with shrewd alternative and hit the nail at the right time.. Mandriva Click'n'Backup has quite a few advantages over Ubuntu One..

today's odds & ends:

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  • Gentoo Day Two

  • Ubuntu mumblings
  • Asia and Latin America leading use of free software
  • openSUSE Factory today…
  • Kpackagekit - First Impressions and Troubleshoots
  • Windows updated by Linux
  • Deposing Bill Gates in Novell v. Microsoft
  • Linksys WRT160NL Linux-based Wireless-N Broadband Router
  • Open Source On Wall Street: Crunching The Numbers
  • Canonical’s Ubuntu to Support Google Android?
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 5
  • FLOSS Weekly 70: Bug Labs

System 76: Making pre-installed Linux hardware a reality

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blogs.techrepublic: Recently I came upon a company called System 76 promising to bring pre-installed Linux hardware to the masses. At first I was a bit skeptical as I’ve seen this promise time and time again. So I requested review hardware thinking it would be nothing more than vapor ware. Surprisingly, however, the hardware arrived.

Top 5 Applications I Can’t Live Without

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Software Since I started using Linux, I’ve found a new set of tools that help me in my work everyday. If not directly used for work, at least these tools help me work faster in one way or another.

Canonical support

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Ubuntu Let's introduce a subject that I've rarely seen discussed on planets or forums: Canonical paid-for support. At Oxford Archaeology we have been paying customers for almost a year, and I think it is a good time to look back and see if it was worth it.

some howtos:

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  • Using Layers in The GIMP

  • Howto: Patch and set up screen-vs
  • How To: Add the Computer, Trash, and Home icons to the Desktop
  • Ubuntu: How to Mount iso, Bin And Cue Files Directly From Nautilus
  • Install any linux on USB flash drive
  • IPv6 on Gentoo

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #143

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #143 for the weeks May 17th - May 23rd, 2009. is available.

Selective list of Plasma changes for KDE 4.3

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KDE Aaron Seigo has published a list of changes and new features to Plasma, the desktop shell for KDE4, that will be included in KDE4.3. This list is quite long, so I will only try to show the most important changes.

Ryan Gordon On Linux UT3: "still on its way"

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Gaming Following our news post on Friday regarding this matter, Mr. Gordon was asked on Twitter as to the Unreal Tournament 3 Linux status.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.