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Mozilla Sees You Using Chrome Alongside Firefox

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Moz/FF If you're like me, you're using more than one open source browser these days. That's why I was absolutely heartened to see Firefox guru Chris Blizzard, from Mozilla, endorse the concept of using those exact two browsers in a recent interview.

KDE 4.5, through my GNOME eyes.

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KDE So I’ve had a play with the KDE 4.5 Live CD and thought I’d share my first impressions, coloured by the fact that I’m currently using the GNOME desktop environment on my installation of Linux Mint.

VLC Media Player: The Cone Knows Its Formats

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Software In the world of media player applications, the little orange traffic cone that VLC uses as its icon signifies ease of use, a deep set of features, and the versatility to play almost anything you can throw at it.

Lawsuit Raises Questions about Open Invention Network, Linux Foundation

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OSS There's been some talk this week that the lawsuit between Oracle and Google proves the ineffectiveness of the OIN (of which both companies are licensees) and the Linux Foundation (in which both companies are members). If either organization had been effective, the argument goes, then this lawsuit would not have happened.

The KDE 4.5 Semantic Desktop

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KDE My last article I spoke about the new KDE Activities features Search and Launch Containment Activity. This is the first visible sign of KDE’s use of the Nepomuk Semantic Desktop. Nepomuk is a system that uses metadata throughout the desktop to aid in file search and peer to peer collaboration. So far the project has yet to reach its full potential.

Red Hat Pursuing Certification For RHEL 6

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  • Red Hat Pursuing Certification For RHEL 6, Hypervisor
  • Red Hat (RHT) Price Soars Above the 50-Day Moving Average

KDE 4.5 Trades Revolution for Evolution

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KDE By the standards of previous releases in the KDE 4 series, KDE 4.5 is tame. It has few new applications, and introduces no new technologies. Yet with its combination of small innovations and interface improvements, KDE 4.5 still manages to be a release worth installing.

Critical Vulnerability Silently Patched in Linux Kernel

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Linux A highly dangerous privilege escalation vulnerability, which can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code as root from any GUI application, has been patched in the Linux kernel.

Oracle dooms its prospects in open source business

  • Shuttleworth: Oracle dooms its prospects in open source business
  • Oracle OpenSolaris ditch draws developer ire

today's leftovers:

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  • Droid X and Fedora
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #206
  • Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 2 Linux Mint LXDE
  • 10 Things Any Monitoring Software Should Do that Nagios Does
  • Vim editor learns Python 3
  • Palamida Joins Linux Foundation
  • Expands Open Source Efforts
  • Busyhot - Neat CPU Load/Temp Applet
  • Behind KDE: Ingo Malchow, the Guy Behind KDE Websites
  • website design progressing
  • Larry Lessig's new journey (part one)

some howtos:

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  • Background a running process
  • Booting from a btrfs filesystem in a GPT-partitioned USB flash drive attached to a non-EFI system
  • How To Stop Firefox From Auto Resizing
  • Extracting information out of your hard disk
  • Debugging ARM programs inside QEMU
  • Easy Gmail reading with mutt
  • Easy Backup and Recovery Ubuntu with Redobackup (GUI)
  • Make an RSS Feed from a Forum Thread

PC-BSD 8.1 review

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BSD PC-BSD 8.1 was released on July 20, 2010, roughly five months after version 8.0 was released. Some of the suggestions made in the review of PC-BSD 8.0 have been carried out in this latest release.

How corporate America went open-source

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OSS According to recent surveys, more large companies are committing to open-source software. How the platform went from closet to corporate.

Cheap Linux wall warts small on size, big on possibilities

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Hardware Every geek and technology lover will undoubtedly have stumbled across online adverts for tiny headless Linux-powered devices that are barely larger than the power point they plug into. What can you actually do with them? Plenty, it seems!

Testdrive Let You Test Ubuntu With A Single Click

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HowTos Test Drive is a package for Ubuntu that allows you to test drive the daily build of Ubuntu with little effort on the user side. With a single click, you can get the application to download the ISO from the web and run it in your virtual machine.

Java daddy says Sun engineers ran 'goofiest' patent contest

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Software Sun engineers once ran an unofficial competition to see who could get the "goofiest" invention past the US patent office, according to former Sun man and Java founder James Gosling.

Linux defense group invests in mobile ID security Linux patent defense organization Open Invention Network (OIN) announced a partnership with Arizona State University's Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) office, focused on mobile device identity management research.

openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE SUSE Linux was one of my very first distros; I used to buy it from CompUSA and other places back when I first got started with Linux. These days, of course, one can simply use openSUSE instead of buying it at a store. This week I decided to look at openSUSE 11.3, the latest and greatest version.

OpenOffice Base – A Simple And Useful Database Management Tool

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OOo When most people think OpenOffice, they think of word processing or spreadsheets. What many people do not realize is that OpenOffice also includes Base, a database system roughly equivalent to MS Access.

Next Ubuntu, 11.04, named Natty Narwhal

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Ubuntu Allow me to introduce the Natty Narwhal, our mascot for development work that we expect to deliver as Ubuntu 11.04.

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Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation:

today's howtos

Positive Red Hat Results Expected Next Week

Fedora: Fedora 28 Beta Delay, Mindshare Monthly Report and More

  • Fedora 28 release dates and schedule
    With the release of Fedora 27, the Fedora 28 release schedule is falling into place. As of now, the current Fedora 28 release schedule is as follows.
  • Fedora 28 Beta Has Been Delayed
    It's time for the Fedora 28 release dance and to place your bets if F28 will be released on time or is another Fedora release challenged by release delays. Fedora 28 Beta had been due for release next week but has now been set by its first delay. Fortunately, a buffer was already built into the release schedule so for now is not impacting the final release of Fedora 28 due out in May.
  • Fedora 28 Beta status is NO-GO
    Release status of the Fedora 28 Beta is NO-GO. Due to missing RC for the F28 Beta release and presence of blocker bugs, the decision is “No Go”. The Beta release slips for one week to “Target #1” date (April 3rd). We are not going to slip the Final GA yet.
  • Mindshare Monthly Report – FAD and First Actions
  • Digitizing VHS with Fedora
    I have a dozen or so movies on VHS that we still watch. To be honest, I'm not that concerned about the commercial movies; those are easy enough to replace. But what about our home movies? My high school cross country team videos and my wife's marching band videos, among others—you won't find those on Netflix anytime soon. So I decided it was time to get serious about something I'd been meaning to do for a long time: Digitize my VHS tapes. In this article, I'll describe how I set up my Fedora desktop to convert my VHS tapes into 1s and 0s. Previously, Don Watkins described a different setup for VHS conversion.
  • Fedora 27 : The LibreOffice the 6.0.2 and versions.