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Story Major setbacks for two new smartphone OSs, Tizen and Ubuntu Touch Roy Schestowitz 19/01/2014 - 12:04pm
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Ubuntu to work more with larger Linux community

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: Those who hate Ubuntu tend to fall into two groups. The other group are those, usually Debian Linux users, who think Ubuntu, which is based on Debian, has 'stolen' their work and that its developers haven't contributed enough back to Debian or the other open-source communities that create Linux-related software. That's about to change.

Also: Shuttleworth: Open-source desktops need a facelift

openSUSE 11.0 Survey Results

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE survey results are out now. The survey we made in July/August time frame attracted over 12,000 participants. Here is a short summary on changes compared to the last one we did approximately 1 1/2 year ago with the openSUSE 10.2 release.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Split and merge large files

  • Run Windows Apps 100% Seamlessly on Ubuntu
  • Howto solve all PulseAudio-related issues in Ubuntu
  • How to create an ubuntu 8.04.1 boot floppy
  • Evaluating Number Grids Using Perl
  • How To Fix Wrong Timestamps On Gmail Messages
  • 10 tips for lazy sysadmins
  • Force Users To Change Their Passwords Upon First Login

Some Reasons NOT to use Linux. Ever. At all.

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Just talk

Reasons to not even bother trying Linux, ever : ( cue drum roll... )

Installing memcached And The PHP5 memcache Module On Debian Etch (Apache2)

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HowTos

This guide explains how to install memcached and the PHP5 memcache module on a Debian Etch system with Apache2. memcached is a daemon that can store objects in the system's memory (e.g. results of database queries) which can speed up your web site tremendously.

What UUIDs can do for you

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HowTos

linux.com: If you've ever looked in your /etc/fstab file, you have may have seen an entry that looks like UUID=62fa5eac-3df4-448d-a576-916dd5b432f2 instead of a more familiar disk drive designation, such as /dev/hda1. Such entries are called universally unique identifiers (UUID). You can use these 128-bit numbers to make hard disk management easier.

10 interesting open source software forks and why they happened

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Software

royal.pingdom.com: A benefit of open source software is the ability to take the code base of an application and develop it in a new direction. This is, as most of you probably know, called forking, and is very common in the open source community. For example, many Linux distributions can be traced back to either Debian, Fedora or Slackware.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Review

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Hardware
Ubuntu

tabletpcreview.com: Dell offers the Mini 9 with either Windows XP or a customized Ubuntu Linux operating system. Our pre-production unit came equipped with Ubuntu, and the Dell-developed custom interface is point-and-click easy and acts similar to Windows ... only easier (if you don't try to install new applications).

KDE Congratulates CERN's Large Hadron Collider

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KDE
Sci/Tech

dot.kde.org: Today was Big Bang Day at CERN as the world's largest science experiment was turned on. Like all good technology enthusiasts the KDE developers have been keeping up with the progress of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

Windows Guy Tries Linux Mint

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Linux

10minutetech.net: After our initial foray into the Linux world with openSuse 11, my plan had been to try Mandriva Spring 2008. It’s still in the cards, but based on the overwhelming support that Linux Mint got in the comment section, I decided that maybe that should be my next Distro to examine.

today's leftovers

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News
  • With Linux, Even Rootkits Are Open Source

  • openSuSe - A Linux Distro worth setting your eye on
  • Linux Void Episode 6
  • Akademy 2008 was Amazing
  • Open Document Formats finally default for Yale Law School A2K Conference
  • Zonker: Picking the Fleas from Community
  • On Alphas and Betas
  • Open source and military procurement don’t mix
  • Acer Perspire One
  • Red Hat: The hypervisor will be free
  • Community service for free software users
  • Finding Linux Systems Where They Never Were Found Before
  • 'The WFTL Show', Episode 3
  • Released GoblinX XFlash 2008.2
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Compuz-Fusion Cube Deformation

Opera 9.6 beta released

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Software

opera.com: We released Opera 9.6 beta today. We fixed 2 issues after the RC and added Ukranian language file. Fixed: Sessions broken after crash and FCKeditor Demo didn't load (broke alot of other stuff as well).

GNU Planet!

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Web

fsf.org/blogs: You can keep up to date with all your favorite GNU projects, via their individual RSS news feeds, but if you'd prefer to see a wider view, be sure to check out the new GNU Planet.

To All Chicago Cubs and Linux Fans: A Tale of Two Analyst Perspectives

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: This week week we saw news centered around two studies on desktop computing trends: one from Forrester Research and one from IDC. Both reports come from highly regarded firms and both seem to point to contradictory trends.

The Market Loves Linux (That's Why It's Thriving)

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Linux

lewrockwell.com: My wife often rolls her eyes at me, because once I find a new hobby I latch onto it as though life depended on it. The more arbitrary the nature of the hobby, the less she's impressed with it. So imagine her immense delight when, a year ago, the only thing I would talk about with her was Linux.

NEBC Bio-Linux distro falls short

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Linux

linux.com: As the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics become more important, not only to the economy, but to our understanding of the natural world and ourselves, Linux is becoming a better platform on which to build and deploy the software scientists will rely on. A few groups have even gone so far as to create entire distributions geared for computational biolog. One of the more prominent comes from Oxford's National Environmental Research Council's (NERC) Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC). Bio-Linux does not sell itself as your average distribution, but it does not measure up to an average distribution either.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating business cards the easy way (Linux)

  • Howto: Accessing VirtualBox VDI Disks on the Host Computer
  • Tracking your tasks at the command line
  • Changing Your User Information in Ubuntu Linux
  • How-To: Install Video Codecs and DVD Support in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.04
  • Optimize Firefox’s memory usage by tweaking session preferences
  • Turn your machine into enterprise storage with Openfiler
  • How to Run Linux from an USB Flash Drive In 5 minutes!

Grumpy Gnome-Hater Almost Changes Mind

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Software

Carla Schroder: I used to think that Gnome 1.4 was the Last Good Gnome. Because when Gnome 2.0 came along, everything I liked was gone. It was dumbed-down to the point of unusability, and the roadmap called for yet more dumbing-down. So I switched to KDE.

Second Life recognizes open source community with 2008 awards

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OSS

linux.com: Linden Lab, creator of the online virtual space Second Life, recognized the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in its open source community this week at its Linden Lab Innovation Awards. Seven winners were announced at a "mixed reality" ceremony held both at a convention center in Florida and simultaneously within the Second Life system.

Large Hadron Collider - powered by Linux

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Linux
Sci/Tech

blog.internetnews.com: The most powerful physics project in the history of the known universe - The $10 Billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC)- shot its first light speed beam this morning around its 27 km circuit. Beyond the 20 years it took to build and half of all the world's astrophysicists, it also takes another key ingredient to make LHC work -- Linux.

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