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Are Kopete's Days Numbered?

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KDE
Software

thebluemint.net: Most KDE users use Kopete for their IM needs. There's a reason why it's the default IM client in Linux Mint KDE as well as nearly every other KDE-based distro out there.

Most Drivers Won't Be Merged Into X Server 1.10

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Software

phoronix.com: The last talk of the 2010 X.Org Developers' Summit was regarding X.Org Server 1.10. The good news is that nearly every X.Org graphics driver will not be merged back into the xorg-server repository.

Red Hat looks out of state for expansion

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Red Hat's heady growth has led it to explore out-of-state options for a whopping 300,000 square feet of office space.

50 Reasons to Love GNU/Linux for Schools

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Linux

pogson.6k.ca: We have all read articles with 5 or 10 reasons to love/hate some facet of IT. I thought I would go for 50.

Mono Mythbusting, September 2010 Edition

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Software

apebox.org: In an attempt to stem this flow of disinformation, here are some commonly held – but incorrect – beliefs about the Mono framework, and an explanation of the reality of the situation, as far as I understand it.

Mandriva is now forked as Mageia

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MDV
  • Mandriva is now forked as Mageia
  • Mageia: MandrivaLinux fork
  • Mageia – A New Linux Distribution
  • http://mageia.org

Best Linux Distro for 3D Performance

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: There is one question all new Linux users ask themselves at one point or another: Which Linux distro do I want to use?

GNOME Shell Looks Promising

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: GNOME Shell is a window manager designed specifically for the upcoming GNOME 3 desktop, with the intention of offering a rather different way of interacting with the desktop, providing a workspace which hardly resembles the classic desktops.

Ri-Li – A Free Arcade Game For Kids

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Gaming

linuxandfriends.com: Ri-Li is an arcade game meant for children aged 3 years and up. In this game, the you control a wooden toy train and you have to collect all the coaches spread across the tracks to complete each level.

A Canonical Controversy

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Ubuntu

linux-blog.org: Remember these past few months where Ubuntu/Canonical’s contribution to Gnome (or lack thereof) was called into question and the topic was on the tip of every Linux news website tongue? Let’s throw some gasoline on that fire!

Mandriva Forked Welcome to Mageia

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MDV

As you may have heard, the future of the Mandriva Linux distribution is unclear. We believe a fork is the best solution and we have decided to create a new distribution: Mageia.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux and Too Many Choices
  • IBM, Oracle could bid to buy Red Hat
  • Peazip- A powerful opensource file and archive manager
  • The Smell of Microsoft Desperation
  • Why Red Hat should fear Amazon Linux
  • Microsoft tea party against open source
  • The ZFS Linux Module Goes Into Closed Beta
  • KVM: Your Key to Open Source Server Virtualization
  • Interviews from GUADEC, Part 5: Michael Meeks
  • Diaspora: A first peek at Facebook's challenger
  • Sabayon Linux 5.4RC1 Testing Release
  • USB runtime power management Returns to Fedora
  • DtO: Know your Hipsters!
  • Open source: a savvy bet, even in tough times
  • Gentoo: 10 years compiling codeswarm
  • Simple udisks based automount daemon for Ubuntu

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Nvidia Driver on CentOS
  • create Debian packages with alternative compression
  • Instant message on your LAN with iptux
  • Encrypt / Decrypt a single file
  • How to find – Size of a directory & Free disk space
  • Risize primary partition & add second with Ubuntu
  • Make Ubuntu asks password when mounting ntfs drives
  • Create a file of a specific size with random content

7 days with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Uniteee: 7 days with Ubuntu Unity on a 7” screen
  • Ubuntu Software Center on Cranky Geeks
  • Previewing Moovida 2.0 on Ubuntu

How do you find and choose free software?

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: So you’ve got your GNU/Linux based box. You’ve installed the base system and you’re good to go. Welcome to the world of freedom. But then what? How do you determine what packages to install. How do you decide which of the alternatives to go with?

Why Broadcom's Release More Significant than Code

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The release of the code by Broadcom should eventually mean a much better Wi-Fi experience for owners of systems with Broadcom chip sets. But for those that like to read between the lines there may also be a deeper significance to this move.

VMWare wants Novell for Mono, not Linux

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SUSE

sdtimes.com/blogs: I think I know exactly why VMware wants SuSE, and it's got very little to do with actual Linux. It's not about the Linux so much as it is about the Mono.

The future of KDE instant messaging is happening now

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KDE
Software

duncan.mac-vicar.com: Almost nine years passed since the first lines of Kopete code started to take form, in a remote country in the south part of the globe. Still today, looking at an old Kopete screenshot has a special meaning for me.

Asus U35JC review

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Linux
Hardware
Ubuntu
  • Asus U35JC review
  • ViewSonic and Samsung tablets are U.S.-bound
  • High-end Avaya Android-powered Table PC Unveiled

Canonical partners with AMI, Dell & Intel

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical partners with AMI, Dell & Intel
  • Ubuntu 10.10 - Wallpaper, and a few notes
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DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, FreeBSD 11.1, Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 & Clear Linux Tests

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today's leftovers

  • CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes
    Harry (Lei) Zhang, together with the CTO of HyperHQ, Xu Wang, will present “CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018, May 2-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation will clarify about more about CRI, container runtimes, KataContainers and where they are going. Please join them if you are interested in learning more.
  • Meet Gloo, the ‘Function Gateway’ That Unifies Legacy APIs, Microservices, and Serverless
    Gloo, a single binary file written in Go, can be deployed as a Kubernetes pod, in a Docker container, and now also on Cloud Foundry. The setup also requires a copy of Envoy, though the installation process can be greatly simplified through additional software developed by the company, TheTool. The user then writes configuration objects to capture the workflow logic.
  • Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?

    The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF, all while guaranteeing a non-disruptive transition for Linux users.

  • The developer of Helium Rain gave an update on their sales, low overall sales but a high Linux percentage
    Helium Rain [Steam, Official Site], the gorgeous space sim from Deimos Games is really quite good so it's a shame they've seen such low overall sales. In total, they've had around 14,000€ (~$17,000) in sales which is not a lot for a game at all. The good news, is that out of the two thousand copies they say they've sold, a huge 14% of them have come from Linux. It's worth noting, that number has actually gone up since we last spoke to them, where they gave us a figure of 11% sales on Linux.
  • Want to try Wild Terra Online? We have another load of keys to give away (update: all gone)
    Wild Terra Online [Steam], the MMO from Juvty Worlds has a small but dedicated following, now is your chance to see if it's for you.
  • Arch Linux Finally Rolling Out Glibc 2.27
    Arch Linux is finally transitioning to glibc 2.27, which may make for a faster system. Glibc 2.27 was released at the start of February. This updated GNU C Library shipped with many performance optimizations particularly for Intel/x86_64 but also some ARM tuning and more. Glibc 2.27 also has memory protection keys support and other feature additions, but the performance potential has been most interesting to us.
  • Installed nvidia driver
  • Stephen Smoogen: Fedora Infrastructure Hackathon (day 1-5)
  • Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018
    The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects.
  • Costales: UbuCon Europe 2018 | 1 Week to go!!
    We'll have an awesome weekend of conferences (with 4 parallel talks), podcasts, stands, social events... Most of them are in English, but there will be in Spanish & Asturian too.
  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports.

OSS Leftovers

  • IRS Website Crash Reminder of HealthCare.gov Debacle as OMB Pushes Open Source
    OMB is increasingly pushing agencies to adopt open source solutions, and in 2016 launched a pilot project requiring at least 20 percent of custom developed code to be released as open source – partly to strengthen and help maintain it by tapping a community of developers. OMB memo M-16-21 further asks agencies to make any code they develop available throughout the federal government in order to encourage its reuse. “Open source solutions give agencies access to a broad community of developers and the latest advancements in technology, which can help alleviate the issues of stagnated or out-dated systems while increasing flexibility as agency missions evolve over time,” says Henry Sowell, chief information security officer at Hortonworks Federal. “Enterprise open source also allows government agencies to reduce the risk of vendor lock-in and the vulnerabilities of un-supported software,” he adds.
  • Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.

    Migrations are both essential and frustratingly frequent as your codebase ages and your business grows: most tools and processes only support about one order of magnitude of growth before becoming ineffective, so rapid growth makes them a way of life. This isn't because they're bad processes or poor tools, quite the opposite: the fact that something stops working at significantly increased scale is a sign that it was designed appropriately to the previous constraints rather than being over designed.

  • Gui development is broken

    Why is this so hard? I just want low-level access to write a simple graphical interface in a somewhat obscure language.