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X.Org 7.4 To Be Released Today

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Software

phoronix.com: It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door!

The Fedora-Red Hat Crisis

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Linux

earthweb.com: A few weeks ago, when I wrote that, "forced to choose, the average FOSS-based business is going to choose business interests over FOSS [free and open source software] every time," many people, including Mathew Aslett and Matt Assay, politely accused me of being too cynical. Unhappily, you only have to look at the relations between Red Hat and Fedora, the distribution Red Hat sponsors, during the recent security crisis for evidence that I might be all too accurate.

Interview With Head Of The Wine Project / CTO Of CodeWeavers

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Alexandre. In specific, we talk about: Developing an open source project in cadence with Windows, Philosophies about how Linux should reach out to Windows users, and Deciding what applications to support and what to leave out.

Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way

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Software

maketecheasier.com: If you are constantly confused over the command line, and wanted to look for an easy way to tweak your Ubuntu, then Ubuntu Tweak is definitely the application for you.

Black Duck Joins The Linux Foundation

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OSS

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Black Duck Software has joined as a Foundation member.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Having fun with qemu

  • Proprietary, open source systems management get closer
  • How to: Debian Installation on Acer Aspire 7520 Series
  • about:mozilla - Developer News 9/9
  • Why Mozilla is committed to Gecko as WebKit popularity grows
  • New Mandriva Bugzilla update in the works
  • QT 4.5 to understand GTK themes
  • Lenovo Exits pre-Installed Linux Desktop Business
  • Give One, Get One: I Still Don't Get It
  • Xandros Remains Out of Touch
  • linux priced out of the market by vendors conspiring with monopoly
  • Using chattr to Eliminate Command Line Histories
  • Pardus Linux
  • Open Source a successful business model
  • Installing Lenny
  • The open-source add-on economy
  • Would you buy a Linux desktop?
  • UK Govt screws browser choice
  • OpenX 2.6: disable UTC Timezone warnings
  • 6 Offbeat Open Source Ideas Worthy of Rube Goldberg
  • An Update on the Gentoo KDE 4.1 Ebuilds

Red Hat - Free Software done horribly wrong

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Linux

gnuski.blogspot: In my corporate job we try to employ Debian whenever possible. But some of our clients and projects require various IBM applications that run, according to IBM, only on Red Hat (RHEL). I cannot tell you how many problems I've had with Red Hat.

3 should-use vim plugins

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Software

arun.wordpress: The first two are very useful, if you kill bugs for a living (read debugging freak).

Celestia - free opensource Space Simulation to explore the universe

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Software

susegeek.com: Celestia is a free opensource space simulation software that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia provides photo-realistic, real-time, three-dimensional viewing of the solar system.

Jeremy Allison: Learning the craft

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OSS

tuxdeluxe.org: I went out to dinner with an old programming friend the other night, and as all old programmers do, over our Chillis burgers we started swapping war stories about the systems and projects we'd worked on. Neither of us had a formal computer science education, and as we ended up comparing great computer related books we'd both read, it started me wondering, “How did we learn this stuff ?”

ONE reason why OS X is better than Vista and Linux

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Mac

itwire.com: The iTWire Vista Vs. Linux battle has been great fun to watch unfold, however it does seem to have missed the point that Apple Mac OS X is better than them both...

KDE in openSUSE 11.1 and beyond

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KDE
SUSE

opensuse.org: KDE is hugely important to the openSUSE project, and openSUSE’s users. According to our most recent survey, a total of 68.3% of respondents are using KDE, so when it’s time to decide how to support KDE as it moves through its transition period, it’s not something that is taken lightly.

Free Linux Laptop with every inkjet printer?

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Hardware

itworld.com: I am bit slow between the ears sometimes. Sometimes things take a long time to sink in and when they do, I have a "duh!" moment. I had one recently in an outlet of well known, computer chain store.

Browser Battle: Firefox 3.1 vs. Chrome vs. IE 8

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: Mozilla's second alpha of Firefox 3.1 is upping the ante in the next-generation browser battle. So how do the main contenders stack up so far now? One thing's for sure, the Firefox team has taken note of Google's recent Chrome release and worked hard to make sure its offering can hold its own.

PC-BSD: Another Alternative To Linux As A Windows Alternative

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BSD

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: IT has been a while since I used one of the BSD family of computer operating systems (read my review of DesktopBSD here) so I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the latest version of PC-BSD, v 1.5.1.

Mainframe performance management: Linux adds complexity?

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Linux

techtarget.com: What is mainframe performance management? In the past, neither mainframers nor non-IBM IT types would have had any difficulty in answering that question: mainframe performance management is that part of application and system management that focuses on performance, not RAS.

Can open source survive Congress?

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OSS

gcn.com/blog: If the House's proposed 2009 Defense Department budget is any indication, Congress may want to see more open-source software (OSS) in defense systems.

Putting A 'Korset' On The Spread Of Computer Viruses

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Software
Security

sciencedaily.com: Anti-virus companies play a losing game. But Prof. Avishai Wool recently unveiled a unique new program called the “Korset” to stop malware on Linux, the operating system used by the majority of web and email servers worldwide.

Kernel-Log: New stable and developer kernel, Mesa 7.1 and X-Server 1.5 released

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: The Linux stable series managers have released kernel versions 2.6.25.17, 2.6.26.4 and 2.6.26.5, bringing numerous fixes and improvements from their preceding versions in the 2.6.25 and 2.6.26 series. 2.6.26.5 was released to fix a problem only introduced in 2.6.26.4.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to build a local IMAP server

  • Structure of a PAM Configuration File
  • Simple Hello World Application in Gambas
  • Restoring iptables Automatically On Boot
  • HowTo do Ethernet Bonding on Ubuntu
  • Kernel tuning with sysctl
  • How to setup an intranet with free open source software
  • Quit tailing me
  • How To: Stop DHCP from updating /etc/resolv.conf
  • exim and domainkeys on debian
  • Follow the diagrams to install openSUSE 11
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
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