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Linux summit to dissect MeeGo

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Linux

linuxfordevices.com: This year's event features a full-day workgroup on MeeGo, as well as discussions of Linux topics including toolchain, cloud computing, printing, filesystems, ISV porting, and open source compliance.

Top 10 worst products ever

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Linux
Hardware
Software

expertreviews.co.uk: Despite all the money companies spend on research and development, they still manage to trundle out some absolute junk. There are thousands of bad products out there, but here's the ten worst that we've encountered in all of our years of reviewing products.

How to compile the Linux kernel

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Linux
HowTos

tuxradar.com: Do you want to remove bloat from your Linux installation? Are you looking to enable extra features that aren't provided by your distro? Fancy trying some of the cutting-edge patches doing the rounds? You'll need to recompile your kernel.

2 reasons not to use when claiming Lucid changes are bad

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Ubuntu

ubuntutrap.blogspot: 1: Ubuntu users aren't used to the change - I'm getting pretty sick and tired of the Ubuntu users out there that revert to saying that all changes that canonical has made to Ubuntu for 10.04 are bad "because Ubuntu users aren't used to them".

openSUSE on TV

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SUSE

Buyer's Remorse

Text-to-Speech Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you've been using Mac OS X or Windows Vista before, you may be a bit disappointed to learn that there's no speech synthesizer or text-to-speech (TTS) application that is installed by default on your Linux distribution.

Seven Firefox Plug-ins That Improve Online Privacy

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Software
Moz/FF

csoonline.com: As strange as it might sound, there are times when I wish for the old days of the Internet circa the early 1990's. The days of Mosaic and Lynx, where there was no Flash, no Javascript and no Java. A simpler time where protecting your privacy and security wasn't as essential as it is today.

Leading Edge? Bleeding Edge? Be careful!

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Linux
Hardware

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: As those who are familiar with me know, I enjoy buying some of the latest gear available, and seeing how it is handled by a variety of Linux distributions. Sometimes, though, it is possible to get a bit too far ahead of the general development/release cycle.

Fedora 13 Alpha Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: Following the release of Fedora 13 Alpha this week we delivered Intel graphics benchmarks looking at the performance of an Intel Atom Netbook using the very latest kernel, DRM, and Mesa packages that Fedora is known for carrying.

Novell will be asset stripped

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SUSE

theinquirer.net: SOURCES AT the investment fund Elliot have confirmed that if it is successful in its bid to take over Novell, the outfit will be asset stripped.

The color of stability

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Ubuntu
  • The color of stability
  • It’s time to fix the window controls
  • Ubuntu as project in Google SoC 2010
  • Adding Ubuntu to a list of distros I use
  • Purple vs Orange

Desktops and their performance

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KDE
Software
Reviews

Phoronix has used its Test Suite to compare the memory and power consumption of different desktop environments. However, the results should be handled with care.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Free Software- To sell or not to sell?
  • Swedes serve up flicks with KVM
  • Mandriva at the 2010 Solutions Linux exhibition
  • European Parliament gives the US a lesson on freedom
  • A peek at Unreal Engine on Palm Web OS
  • Linux has permanently lost the desktop
  • LF Announces Keynotes for Collaboration Summit
  • The Linux Link Tech Show 344 3/10/10
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 73 - Understanding Portage and Ebuilds
  • Open Source NoSQL Databases Ramp Up
  • Internet restrictions curtail human rights, says US
  • Linux Outlaws 140 - So Say We All
  • Differences between /tmp and /var/tmp
  • Digg Dumps MySQL for Cassandra
  • DtO: Efficiency expert
  • Come Out as Part of KDE

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Project: Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 13
  • Linux Date Command: Convert Named Stats Dump Date
  • Using Grub2, Part 3
  • Linux search and replace quickies
  • Perl – How to install CPAN module, the easier way
  • Switch to Linux
  • Bash History: Display Date And Time For Each Command
  • Fedora Linux Install Linux Kernel Headers And Developer Files
  • Opening Password Protected 7zip Files in Ubuntu

Ubuntu Server: The Linux OS Dark Horse

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: Everyone has heard of Ubuntu Linux and how great it is on the desktop, but have you heard that there's a server version of that same uber-cool operating system? There is, and you should know about it.

Microsoft Proves it Can Go Open Source

opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the technologies I am waiting for would allow me to effect transactions without giving over vast quantities of personal data. After all, what companies really need to know are: can I pay, and do I have the necessary qualities (age, residence) I claim to have. They don't need to know a vast range of irrelevant *details* about me.

VirtualBox’s Seamless Mode: Combine Two Operating Systems Into One Desktop

makeuseof.com: Installing two operating systems at the same time isn’t just possible; it can also be downright slick.

Eight Must-Have Apps for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Linux comes in all shapes and sizes...from the full-blown app-heavy distros like Fedora and Ubuntu, to the lean and mean distros such as Puppy and Damn Small Linux. Whatever the size of the distribution, there are always going to be applications that you will want.

Simon Phipps elected as OSI director

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OSS

h-online.com: The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has elected Simon Phipps to the board of directors; Phipps recently left Oracle after serving as Sun's Chief Open Source Officer. He will take up his new position on the OSI board from April 1st.

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today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.