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The KDE Raptor Menu - A quick overview

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KDE

raiden.net: Being a KDE lover myself, I'm always intrigued by some of the different features and software that come out for KDE. The latest is the Raptor menu. It's certainly an interesting menu system and one that I think deserves closer attention.

5 Linux distributions that rival OS X for looks

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Linux

farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: Mac OS X has a reputation as the most visually pleasing operating system around today. Fans often decry other operating systems as looking pathetic by comparison. Well, I beg to differ. I've done a round-up of five of the most impressive Linux desktops available today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to Enable Automatic Login in Ubutnu

  • Restricted Accounts And Vi(m) Tricks in Linux And Unix
  • Enabling USB support for VMware Server in Hardy Heron
  • An update on the war against Microsoft’s war against Linux
  • Rants (and tests), tests (and rants), readings (and rants)...
  • Puppy Linux 4.00 Released
  • Ubuntu 8.04, My Awesome Desktop
  • Xubuntu 8.04 stellar on low-power machines
  • Asus Eee PC: Easy Enough for a Kid

VirtualBox 1.6: new features

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: VirtualBox has released the newest version of its virtual machine software. Among the features is seamless window support for Linux guests and MacOS and Solaris host support.

Do You Need Open-Source Indemnification?

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OSS

blogs.eweek.com: While gathering support contract pricing information for my Ubuntu 8.04 review, I noticed a somewhat surprising item listed among the benefits of paying Canonical for a Linux distribution the company gives away for free: Protect your business against IP infringement claims.

Iron Man vs. Open Source

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I saw the Iron Man movie (quite awesome I must say) and was inspired when I came home and did a search “Iron Man open source” on Google. I was surprised that I actually had a lot of hits.

GoblinX 2.7 Beta1: Just a look...

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Linux

beranger.org: As a live system, either I was in a better mood, or it's improved since 2.6. None of the included firewalls blocked me anymore. The RGB subpixel smothing wasn't there anymore, which is good for me, however...

Ubuntu Nuggets - It's the Little Things that Count

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Ubuntu

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: The first Ubuntu release hype is slowly passing away. It’s amazing to see Ubuntu-related articles rise to the top of social bookmarking sites, extolling the wonders of the new Hardy Heron. Too bad most of them stick to the obvious.

Why ufw Does Not Need A GUI

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Software

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’ve been hearing more and more recent requests (at OpenWeek -chat and in blog comments) regarding a request for a GUI on top of ufw. I wanted to take a second and outline more clearly what ufw is, which will likely stop these requests. I think its just a simple matter of not truly understand what ufw does which leads to these.

Check if Compiz will run well on your Linux Box with Compiz Check

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makeuseof.com: Those people who frown at the Linux GUI (Graphical User Interface) haven’t actually experienced the 3D effects provided by Compiz. Compiz is a composite manager that adds visually pleasing 3D effects to your desktop - these include the cube effect and other window minimization effects that make things very appealing on your screen.

Me and Linx (Ubuntu) - Day 1

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Ubuntu

giordun.blogspot: So here I am with my cool orangey OS. I've tried using it a few times before but I fail because I don't know how to install. So now I am officially a Linux user. I use Ubuntu, cause it sounds cool and it's orange.

OLPC Decision Not Final, RMS Asks: Can We Rescue OLPC from Windows?

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OLPC

groklaw.net: Richard Stallman just switched to an OLPC XO, for the free bios, and at that same moment in time, Nicholas Negroponte made some odd statements about Windows and the OLPC. Walter Bender's replacement has just been announced, by the way:

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Filesystem Basics

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it (Part II)
  • How to: Compile packages on Debian/Ubuntu by hand
  • Compare Directories using Diff in Linux
  • How to Install Firefox 2 in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Filipina named head of global open source project

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OSS

inquirer.net: A soft-spoken Filipina in her early twenties was recently named project leader of one of many open source community projects run by the Apache Software Foundation.

2.6.26-rc1, "Less Scary Stuff Going On"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "So this merge window was somewhat rocky in the sense that there was a lot of arguments about it, but at the same time I at least personally think that from a technical angle, we had somewhat less scary stuff going on than has been almost the rule lately," noted Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc1 kernel.

Yoper 3.1 Beta

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Linux

planetoss.com: YOPER (Your OPERating system) promises to be a i686 optimized, fast linux distribution. The latest beta 3.1 was released to public testing on 22-April.

The Progress Of X.Org 7.4

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Software

phoronix.com: If all goes according to plan, X.Org 7.4 will finally be released this month. This release isn't quite as elaborate as X.Org 7.3, which introduced input hot-plugging, EXA enhancements, and RandR 1.2 to just name a few features, but X.Org 7.4 is another update better enhancing this X server.

Funny Side of Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: In all seriousness of being a linux user we sometimes forget the fun side of it all, here is an attempt to capture some of it.

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS) based server as a spamfilter in gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA.

today's leftovers

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News
  • cu: Simple serial communication program

  • Reversing All Lines In A File On Linux Or Unix Using Perl
  • OpenDNS in Ubuntu
  • New Linux Game
  • Linux - adventures in Ubuntu
  • Not everything is peaches and cream in Ubuntu land
  • Have I found it?
  • Installing true type fonts for linux
  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu 8.04: A Preliminary Look
  • Howto: Install (GTA) Grand Theft Auto Vice City with wine in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
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    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
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    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
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    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
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    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
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    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more