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10 Linux-based Technologies to Look for in 2010

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Linux

daniweb.com: Everyone has posted their predictions for 2010 but here's the real scoop on what's going to happen in 2010 with Linux and Linux-oriented hardware and software products. Get ready to see the biggest increase in Linux adoption in history. You can say you saw it here first. These are in no particular ranking or order.

Best of Linux Cheat Sheets

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: Below list of Linux cheat sheets can be used by everybody who administer Linux operating system including beginners/newbies and bearded gurus.

KDE 4.4 Beta 2 Released

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KDE

kde.org: Today, KDE has released a second preview the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC), 4.4 Beta 2. The second beta version of KDE SC 4.4 provides a preview and base for helping to stabilize the next version of the KDE Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform.

Replacing Google

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Google

artipc10.vub.ac.be: The last few weeks, Google is getting some very negative attention. Google’s privacy policy, its total domination and its lack of collaboration with the Open Source community are raising some questions:

How-To: Change GRUB Splash Screen (For GRUB Legacy)

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Linux

Although GRUB 2 replaced the older GRUB 0.9x (currently known as 'GRUB Legacy'), the latter still is the default boot loader on some distributions, like Debian 5.0 for example. The splash screen for GRUB Legacy is an XPM image which appears as a background when you select which OS to boot. For those who are tired of the default splash screen, here is a short tutorial on how to change it.

some howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • Enable Ubuntu Control Center-Windows Control Panel-like interface
  • Linux Mobile Powers the Vodafone 360 M1
  • Dock the Appications
  • Use the "windows" button on your keyboard to open the ubuntu Menu
  • Asus eeetop 2002 and Ubuntu
  • New AVR simulator for Linux
  • Syncing your iPhone (or iTouch) with Linux
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Four
  • Doing research with open source tools
  • Drupal tattoo
  • Load PHP5 module to Apache on Mandriva
  • A Few Internet Radio Tips (Karmic)
  • The Only Good Things During the 2000s Happened In Technology
  • Going Linux - Dec 20: #088 - Fresh Ubuntu #1

Noteworthy Mandriva changes 30 Nov – 20 Dec

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Lots of important changes happened in Mandriva Cooker during the last few weeks. Here is a quick summary:

Acer Adventure 6: Fedora

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Linux

goodbyemicrosoft.net: The next Linux I'm trying on the Acer Aspire One is Fedora. Judging from their information page, Fedora 10, 11, and 12 all work on the Aspire One, with different limitations. Fedora 12 has a few too many unresolved issues at this time, so I've downloaded Fedora 11.

10 questions to ask when selecting open source products for your enterprise

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: During the current economic downturn, enterprises are increasingly adopting open source systems due to their significant cost advantages and their liberal license policies. Below are 10 questions you can ask to evaluate open source maturity.

Confirmed: Brittany Murphy dies

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Obits

hollywoodreporter.com: Brittany Murphy died Sunday morning, sources confirm after reports surfaced on gossip Web site TMZ.com. She was 32.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #173

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #173 for the week December 13th - December 19th, 2009 is available.

Banshee Control, Zeitgeist & Pidgin Support Come to Docky

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Over the last few days Docky has gained some new features and additions. Notably a 3-D mode and Extensions support. In this post we'll be taking a peek at Dockys' "new" extensions.

Five things Free Software has taught me

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OSS

trombonechamp.wordpress: I’ve been in Free Software for a few years now and learned a ton from it. Sure, I learned how to use new types of software, became efficient on them, and honed my programming skills, but stopping there would be missing the point. Free software has so much more to offer than just computing and technical benefits.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 102 is out

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SUSE

Issue #102 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Another annual tradition of ours besides running a Linux Graphics Survey is to provide a "year in review" analysis of the ATI and NVIDIA Linux drivers with their respective graphics driver releases from the past year in terms of both feature improvements and how their quantitative performance has changed. We are beginning with our NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review.

Fedora 13 all set for the Rocketry Artwork

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linuxers.org: By now you would know that the next Fedora release, Fedora 13, will be named "Goddard", after the famous Rocket scientist Robert H Goddard. After deciding on the name, fedora contributors have started working on the designs, themes and other artwork for the next release.

Acer Adventure 5: The OpenSUSE Attempt

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SUSE

goodbyemicrosoft.net: I had decided that the first Linux I'd try on the Aspire One is OpenSUSE. I've had good luck with commercial SUSE Linux in the past, and I've been wanting to evaluate the OpenSUSE version. And they give nicely detailed instructions for the Aspire One.

Sabayon Linux CoreCD 5.1 Released

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Linux

wolf911.us: The Sabayon Linux CoreCD 5.1 release is available for download. The CoreCD is designed with a minimalistic feature set to provide a foundation for building a customized installation tailored to the users specific needs.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Day of Conky
  • Playing MIDI on Linux
  • get list of non-free software Installed on your system
  • How to resize a LVM volume
  • Udev: Introduction to Device Management In Modern Linux System
  • A Video To Show Off X.Org's Multi-Touch Support
  • Run Live Linux CD In Windows
  • Managing Microsoft compiled html help files in Linux
  • make terminal ask for password every time you sudo
  • Hungary votes for open standards
  • The Fall 2009 Free Software Foundation Bulletin
  • 400 OLPC XO laptops to Sri Lankan primary school children
  • How to mount external media in Linux via Console
  • Darkstat - Web Based Network Traffic & Bandwidth Monitoring Tool on Linux
  • Docky 'Shortcut Bar' now Stands Alone
  • Burn XBOX 360 Games In Ubuntu 9.10
  • The year that was
  • Bash Scripting Cookies

GNOME Panel tips and tricks

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: GNOME is one of the more stable and user-friendly desktops around. And of course, like most of the Linux-verse, with a little tweaking you can make it even more user-friendly. The GNOME panel is one aspect of the GNOME desktop that certainly does not escape possible tweaks.

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XFree KWin, Plasma, KDE, and Qt/GTK

  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
  • Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop
    A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.
  • A New Project To Let You Run Qt Apps With GTK+ Windowing System Integration
    A Norwegian developer has developed a new Qt platform abstraction plug-in to let Qt applications make use of GTK+ for windowing system integration. The Qt apps rely upon GTK+ as a host toolkit to provide GTK menus, GTK for input, and other integration bits.
  • Ant is a Flat GTK Theme with a Bloody Bite
    Between Arc, Adapta and Numix it kind of feels like Linux has the whole flat GTK theme thing covered. But proving their’s always room for one more is Ant.

Android Leftovers

Development: Blockchain for Good Hackathon, ASUS Tinker Board, React License, JavaScript, Pascal, Python

  • Blockchain for Good Hackathon, Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October
    The Blockchain for Good Hackathon takes place Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October. Full agenda can be found here.
  • ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD
    Earlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
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  • Facebook to Relicense React Under MIT [Ed: as we hoped [1, 2]]
    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
  • To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript
  • Plug For PASCAL
  • V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition

New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more