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Story Backtrack 5 R3 Hits One Million Downloads on Softpedia Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:56am
Story GNOME 3.14 Beta 2 Has Been Released! Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:52am
Story Toshiba introduces a Chromebook you would crave to buy Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:47am
Story Chromebooks will make the year of Linux possible: Linus Torvalds Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:41am
Story Earning a living from open source software Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:27am
Story Matthew Miller: The Remaking of Fedora 1, 2, 3 Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 7:31am
Story Boycott Systemd, Messy Makulu, and Top Ten Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 7:28am
Story The Linux Setup - Stefano Zacchiroli, Former Debian Project Leader Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 7:25am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 12:03am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 12:03am

Open source must move from desktop to mobile

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itpro.co.uk: Linux International executive director Jon ‘maddog’ Hall looks forward to a time when users aren’t forced into ‘closed’ relationships with phone providers.

Security

tycheent.wordpress: This posting is not about Ubuntu, directly. This is about security: what is is and how does one achieve it. Certainly, having an operating system that is not subject to the assorted malware that’s out there is helpful. But the FIRST thing one must have is the proper attitude.

The "Big Boys" don't innovate anymore

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: The real innovation comes from small businesses and projects trying to meet a need and make a name for themselves.

Open Source joins European election battle

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OSS

theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE movement is trying to recruit European election candidates to fight big software business interests in Brussels.

Some of Known ubuntu 9.04 bugs with workarounds

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Ubuntu

ubuntugeek.com: This tutorial will explain some of Known ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) bugs with workarounds.

Biodegradable, solar-powered netbook runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A startup in Spain is readying a mini-netbook with open source Linux software and a solar power option. he under-$200 "Gyy" is based on a MIPS-based Ingenic processor clocked to 400MHz, offers an 8-inch, 800 x 480 display, and is made of biodegradable materials.

Finding the right open-source savvy lawyer

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OSS

practical-tech.com: Some days, like it or not, you need a lawyer. For most business purposes, picking the right law firm isn’t usually that big of a deal. But what if your programmers are using open-source code that’s licensed under two different licenses?

Fedora 11 Common Bugs page

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Linux

happyassassin.net: So, this week I’ve got to do something I’m pretty familiar with! We’ve been working on the Fedora 11 Common Bugs page. Here’s Several Awesome Things about the common bugs page:

A quick look at Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

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MDV

polishlinux.org: I decided to have a look the newest addition to Mandriva family; Madriva One 2009.1 Spring, boldly promising to bring the best of the latest cutting edge technology to your desktop. As promises go this is a big one, and after reading the release note on the Madriva website I wondered if this once probably the most popular distro is ready regain the leaser position.

Red Hat Sues Switzerland Over Microsoft Monopoly

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Legal

eweekeurope.co.uk: Linux vendor Red Hat, and 17 other vendors, have protested a Swiss government contract given to Microsoft without any public bidding.

A+ for Dell's new Ubuntu Linux netbook

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld: I was lucky enough to have a friend at Dell who let me play with Dell's new Latitude 2100-N for a few hours. After he chased me down, he pried it out of my fingers. I didn't want to give it up.

Linux.com: Just Another News Site?

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Web

itnewstoday.com: I supported the Linux Foundation taking over Linux.com, and who better to control it than the foundation itself? However, it looks like the new Linux.com may let people down.

Microsoft’s out, Linux is in. Ubuntu 9.04, I hear your call…

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Ubuntu

geek.com: Since the early part of this decade, there have been some unprecedented advances in the Linux operating system, driven primarily by the advancements of its graphical user interface and long-term benefits seen from the cumulative open-source endeavors.

Chakra Alpha 2

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Linux

techiemoe.com: After my less than stellar rant on Arch Linux, I received much feedback. One fellow suggested I look at something called the CHAKRA Project.

First look: Google Chrome 2.0 - Fast but lacking features

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Google has released Chrome 2.0. The speed-demon browser gets an additional kick of speed, a few more features, and a load of bug fixes.

Kiwi Imaging System - Forge your own operating system images in a matter of hours

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Would you like to be able to create custom, ready-to-use operating system images that can be used as VMware images, Xen virtual machines or live DVDs or booted from USB sticks? Would you like to be able to convert your physical installation into a deployable image?

The “plasma leak” story…

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KDE

darktears.wordpress: I think i can say that this story is finally ended!!! Let me now tell the full story :

Ex-Microsoftie: Free Software Will Kill Redmond

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Interviews
OSS

cio.com: Keith Curtis, author and former Microsoft programmer, makes no bones about his view that open source puts the software giant's wares to shame.

gOS 3.1 Gadgets OS Review

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Linux

extremetech.com: gOS is based on Ubuntu 8.04 and thus offers all of the advantages of an Ubuntu based system. This version of gOS includes Wine 1.0 as well as Mozilla's Prism.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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    A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux.
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GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on gnome.org, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here
    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.
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    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.