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VideoLAN project celebrates 10 years of open source

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Software

h-online.com: The VideoLAN project has announced that it is celebrating its tenth anniversary of open source as 1 February marks the tenth anniversary of the organisation's switch to the GPL license.

A Linux Audio Christmas

linuxjournal.com: Some interesting items showed up under Dave's Christmas tree, including a new book by some old friends, a laptop keyboard (music, not QWERTY), and an excellent Linux audio plugin for high-quality reverb. Dave must have been a very good boy last year.

Meet Slingshot and Plank

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Today saw ‘Slingshot’ – a new application launcher project headed up by the elementary team – leak in to the wild. But just what is it and what does it form part of? Something rather special, it turns out.

Myriad Updates Come to Open Source Software

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Linux
Software

pcworld.com: January was a busy month for open source software, with numerous packages receiving key updates and improvements. Since so many have been released in rapid-fire succession, now is a good time to take stock of what we've seen so far.

Huh, id Tech 5 Engine To Be Open-Source?

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Gaming

phoronix.com: id Software has a long history of being friendly towards the Linux and open-source communities. But with id Tech 5 could id Software possibly be open-source to begin with? The web-site for the Rage game seems to imply that id Tech 5 is in fact open-source.

Freedom or Ease of Use? A Note on Torvalds’ Strange Remarks

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Linux

soosck.wordpress: I’ve just stumbled upon a disappointing interview with Linus Torvalds which left me utterly confused about Mr. Torvalds views on GNU/Linux distributions. He is certainly a prominent figure and I always look up to him but I think he is much misunderstood about the goal of distros and especially about the role of Debian.

Disillusioned by the Community

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KDE
Linux
OSS

linux-blog.org: There are times when I don’t want to admit that I use and love Linux. …right now is one of those times.

Peppermint OS - Uninspiring

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Peppermint OS is a Ubuntu, or rather, Lubuntu derivate, focused on cloud computing. The distribution is supposed to be very lightweight, running the simple yet should-be elegant Openbox desktop while providing users with the wonders and marvels of the cloud.

Fedora GNOME 3 Test Day #1 coming tomorrow

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OS
Linux
News
Software

The first of three Fedora project GNOME 3 Test Days is taking place tomorrow (Thursday 2011-02-03) in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC. Join others and the GNOME development team to test out GNOME 3 and help make sure it's stable and polished! The testing is easy, can be done from a live image so there's no need to have Fedora installed or to be a Fedora user, and you can help out with just ten minutes of your time. This blog post has more details on the event and how you can get involved.

Is GNOME 3 going to melt your laptop?

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: In GNOME 3.0, we’re defaulting to suspending the computer when the user shuts the lid, and not providing any preferences combobox to change this. This will upset people who are docked or using a laptop for a presentation with a projector.

KDE 4.6 Review: It’s Full Of Awesomeness

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: On January 26th of this year, KDE released version 4.6.0 of its Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. While many major versions of KDE have focused on features, 4.5 was mostly a stabilizing release, fixing thousands of bugs. The 4.6 release is all about polish. It is the icing on the cake for KDE 4, adding speed, visual enhancements, and increased hardware compatibility.

Linux Gazette: February 2011 (#183)

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Linux
OSS
  • Unattended stream recording with MPlayer
  • Away Mission - RSA 2011
  • Ten Things I Dislike About Linux
  • HAL: Part 1 Preliminaries
  • Enlightened Distros
  • Automating virtual server administration using Puppet
  • The reason why I have switched to zsh - Part 1

Why Linux is a perfect fit for charities and non-profits

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Linux

techrepublic.com: Linux and charity go hand in hand. From cost savings to reliable computing environments, Linux fundamentally belongs in non-profits. Jack Wallen champions the cause of providing Linux solutions to organizations in need.

Top 10 free open source tools for network admins

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OSS

infoworld.com: From troubleshooting DNS queries and misbehaving network apps to keeping your configurations and passwords organized, these tools have you covered

LibreOffice: Meet the New Office, (Almost) Same as the Old Office

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LibO

linuxinsider.com: What's the difference between OpenOffice and the new LibreOffice? Not much. What I found was a small list of improvements and embellishments. I expect this list will grow and the LibreOffice project grows. Like OpenOffice, LibreOffice suite is not perfect.

Installing Tomcat6 With SUN-Java & Apache2 Integration On Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Apache Tomcat (or Jakarta Tomcat or simply Tomcat) is an open source servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run. Tomcat should not be confused with the Apache web server, which is a C implementation of an HTTP web server; these two web servers are not bundled together. Apache Tomcat includes tools for configuration and management, but can also be configured by editing XML configuration files.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Why a Distro-Provided OpenSSH is Better than a Third-Party OpenSSH
  • The Board 0.1.1 Released
  • The Open-By-Rule Governance Benchmark
  • KOffice Views and a Conversion
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x08: Strictly Commercial
  • Unigine Corp. releases a few more Oil Rush screenshots
  • Samsung Galaxy Return Rate: Shades of Ubuntu
  • KDE SC 4.6.0 in Gentoo
  • Padre - Perl Application Development and Refactoring Environment
  • Linux Penetration into Entertainment Accessories
  • Microsoft Reaching Out on Open Source Interoperability
  • Freespeak, an handy translator
  • GR: Open source and free Linux system for schools
  • PL: 'Ninety percent op public administrations use open source'
  • EC prefers open source for new IT systems deployed by contractors
  • Dell Releases Ubuntu-powered Cloud Servers
  • The Goblin and the Butterfly 1.0.0.19 Released
  • Open-source forkers declare Oracle independence
  • Attack of the Clones: interesting GTK theme
  • What are the top ten open source projects? OpenLogic's support view.
  • LGC Tiny and Big Preview!
  • In Pursuit of a Minimal and Useful Unix
  • Little-known wonders in Chrome, IE & Firefox
  • Govt open-source group nears critical mass
  • Video: LCA 2011 Keynote Geoff Huston
  • Video: LCA 2011 Keynote Vint Cerf
  • Video: Lessons Learned from 13 Years of LWN
  • Gentoo – The Pros and Cons
  • KDE 4.6 Review | LAS | s1504

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Use Sticky Bit on Directory and File
  • Collecting User Input in a Bash Shell Script
  • Make Mandriva 2010.2 as Router
  • OpenBVE - Train Simulator for Ubuntu. Install and Play.
  • export environment variable from a bash script
  • Better Queries with MySQL—Part 1
  • another latency tweak for ubuntu
  • Gimp Paint Studio(GPS)- A collection of brushes & tools
  • BitTorrent from a Linux console with rTorrent
  • Gentoo Install Checklist

Send in the Clones: The Long Wait for CentOS 6

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Linux

linux-mag.com: Forget Godot, we’re waiting for CentOS 6. If you hoped to have a shiny new CentOS release under the Christmas tree, you were disappointed. 2010 slipped by, still no release. Hoping to surprise your honey with CentOS 6 on Valentine’s Day? Maybe. If you’re lucky.

SalineOS 1.1 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: SalineOS is a desktop-oriented distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, and uses the Xfce desktop environment. The latest stable release is SalineOS 1.1, released late last month. This is my first review of this distribution and also its first listing on this site.

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