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LiMo Foundation and GNOME Foundation Collaborate on Mobile Operating Systems

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(PR): LiMo Foundation and GNOME Foundation today announced a key partnership with the objective of collaborating closely on open source innovation. Starting immediately, LiMo Foundation will become a member of GNOME Foundation’s Advisory Board and GNOME Foundation will become an Industry Liaison Partner for LiMo Foundation.

Open source is filled with freeloaders

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zdnet.com: With OSCON in the rear-view mirror the usual grievances are being aired.

OpenGL 4.1 Specification Released

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extremetech.com: The Khronos Group announced today the release of the OpenGL 4.1 specification, which has been defined by Khronos' OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB).

Ubuntu's two big advantages over Windows and Mac

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techrepublic.com: I’ve been using the latest version (10.04) of Ubuntu Linux since April and there’s a lot to like about it. Today I want to talk about two significant advantages that Ubuntu has over Windows 7 and Mac OS X.

Interview with Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin

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opensource.com: We got a chance to send a few questions to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. We wanted to explore open source principles like transparency, community, and collaboration in his world.

When and how to add proprietary software to your desktop Linux

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itworld.com: Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs.

Do the math: 175 million copies of Windows 7 isn't that impressive

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infoworld.com: Last week Microsoft reported amazing results for the quarter ending June 30, 2010. Where's the beef? That's what I want to know.

OpenOffice.org 3.3 Definitely On Its Way

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linuxjournal.com: On July 19 the first developmental snapshot from OOO330 was released for early testers and developers and it appears 3.3 will have plenty of new features.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 4) - Architecture and infrastructure

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h-online.com: Measures to optimise the power management code and fully support the Turbo Core function of recent AMD six-core processors increase the data throughput and processing speed of Linux 2.6.35. Further kernel additions include tracing interfaces for KVM, another kernel configuration program, and functions for de-fragmenting the working memory.

Why You Should Never Steal From a Linux Admin

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bigbrovar.aoizora.org: Being a sysadmin does come with its ups and down. It’s not a job which comes with glory or fame. When things work no one even remembers to give you a pat in the back. You only hear from them when things go wrong. However being a sysad is not all doom and gloom.

Ten Reason to Ignore Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

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Microsoft

blogbeebe.blogspot: There is a tradition amongst the hard-core Linux aficionados to extol Linux's various virtues as a list of 10 or more reasons to substitute (as in "dump") an existing Windows installation with Linux. One very recent list caught my eye over the weekend, published by no less an august publication than PCWorld. Let's consider all ten points.

Sabayon 5.3 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a multi-purpose, Gentoo-based Linux distribution. It is part-source, part-binary distribution. I just call it a hybrid distribution. The latest update, Sabayon 5.3, was made available to the public in early June.

A few Ubuntu 10.04 fixes

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ghacks.net: Ubuntu 10.04 has been out for a while now…long enough so that some of the more pestering issues have been finally fixed. But in some cases those issues continue on. What do you do? In this article I am going to show you.

Whatever happened to Perl?

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infoworld.com: Once one of the pillars of the Internet, is Perl now fading away -- or will Perl 6 will spark a renaissance for the programming language?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 364

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Taking a Look at openSUSE 11.3
  • News: FreeBSD elects a new Core Team, TrueCrypt improvements and an alternative to Flash
  • Questions and answers: Adding updates to the install process
  • Released last week: Sabayon, Tiny Core, Peppermint Ice, PC-BSD
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.3rc1
  • New distributions: Buluo OS, ASRI éducation
  • Reader comments

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

Living the Linux Lifestyle

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earthweb.com: Why do some people choose to run Linux as their PC platform of choice while others opt instead for other ways of running their computing experiences?

Open Source Does Not Need "Monetising"

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computerworlduk.com: While the colourful needs of "open source businesses" may fascinate, we must not lose sight of the true nature of open source communities

Former Sun Open Source Evangelist Forges Forward

computerweekly.com/blogs: Simon Phipps is one of those technology purists that makes you wish you were even half as enthusiastic as he is about your favourite subject.

Debian Project News - July 26th

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Welcome to this year's eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Debian Day in New York coming up, Mini Debian conference in India, and Debian Installer beta1 coming up.

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Mozilla: Code of Conduct, Kelly Davis, Celebrate Firefox Internet Champions

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Canonical Ubuntu 2017 milestones, a year in the rulebook

So has Canonical been breaking rules with Ubuntu is 2017, or has it in been writing its own rulebook? Back in April we saw an AWS-tuned kernel of Ubuntu launched, the move to cloud is unstoppable, clearly. We also saw Ubuntu version 17.04 released, with Unity 7 as the default desktop environment. This release included optimisations for environments with low powered graphics hardware. Read more Also: Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04

The npm Bug

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    Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not -- I repeat do not -- upgrade to npm 5.7.0. Nothing good can come of it. As one user reported, "This destroyed 3 production servers after a single deploy!" So, what happened here? According to the npm GitHub bug report, "By running sudo npm under a non-root user (root users do not have the same effect), filesystem permissions are being heavily modified. For example, if I run sudo npm --help or sudo npm update -g, both commands cause my filesystem to change ownership of directories such as /etc, /usr, /boot, and other directories needed for running the system. It appears that the ownership is recursively changed to the user currently running npm."
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    A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot. Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0. —the buggy npm update.

Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018

Back in December was our most recent round of Windows Subsystem for Linux benchmarking with Windows 10 while since then both Linux and Windows have received new stable updates, most notably for mitigating the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. For your viewing pleasure today are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Windows 10 WSL performance against Linux using the latest updates as of this week while also running some comparison tests too against Docker on Windows and Oracle VM VirtualBox. Read more