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My top 10 Gedit plugins

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mikethecoder.com: Gedit can be a really awesome editor if you give it a few plugins and an open mind. Here are a few of my favorites.

Debian project at CeBIT 2010

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian project is happy to announce that it will again be represented at the CeBIT IT fair in Hanover, Germany, this year. At the booth of Univention GmbH in hall 2 stand B36, members of the project will be available for questions and discussions and will give a preview of the new version Debian 6.0 Squeeze.

The Five Best Linux Video Players

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linux.com: Have some downtime and want to watch a movie or two on your Linux laptop? Linux has plenty of options when it comes to video players.

CentOS Clone OpenNode Aims to Simplify KVM and OpenVZ

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ostatic.com/blog: Active Systems has released the first public beta of OpenNode, a CentOS based distro that is designed to make it easier to run virtual machines using KVM or OpenVZ.

Opinion: "Confessions of an Ubuntu Fanboy" Response

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Ubuntu

montanalinux.org: Just got done reading, "Confessions of an Ubuntu Fanboy". While I'm glad the author has decided to be more practical in his promotion of Linux and Ubuntu, I strongly disagree with some of his conclusions.

coupla teehees

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Oracle Still To Make OpenSolaris Changes

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OS

phoronix.com: One of the open-source projects that Oracle hasn't been too open about their intentions with has been OpenSolaris. Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) already closed up last month and there hasn't been too much information flowing out about the next OpenSolaris release.

FOSS Legal Strategy Session Silicon Valley: Success!

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lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog: On February 10, 2010, the Linux Foundation and the Open Source Initiative co sponsored their first Legal Strategic Planning Session. I am glad to declare it a success. We had a very diverse group both professionally and geographically, with participants from Europe, Japan and the US.

Let My Codecs Go

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Software
  • Let My Codecs Go: Will Google Free VP8?
  • Risks in Google killing Adobe Flash
  • HTML5 looks like broken hackish kludge

Customizing the Ubuntu Application Stack Before Installation

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Ubuntu is way easier to install than certain other operating systems. But it would be even greater if I could select which applications I wanted on my new system before the Ubiquity installer goes about its business.

Bruce Perens: Inside Open Source's Historic Victory

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earthweb.com: Jacobsen v. Katzer is closed, after five years. Open Source won, and big. The details are fascinating. Let's start with the Open Source developer: Bob Jacobsen.

Say Everything: Blogging as open-source journalism.

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Reviews

As fascinating as the chronicle of blogging are the constant dismissals of it through its decade-plus history, as both a literary medium and an alternative to professional journalism. And Rathergate, the defining moment when the latter got its comeuppance, is thoroughly documented...

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Tips to help users migrate to OpenOffice

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OOo
HowTos

ghacks.net: The office suite. Ah the importance you hold over the PC user. You help our business to flow, you help us to draft our papers and novels, and you help us communicate. But what of those users who previously were using Microsoft Office or any other office suite?

the futility of termcap in Linux

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landley.net: Back in the 1970's Unix systems used to output to various hardware devices. First there were teletypes. This is what "tty" is an abbreviation for: teletype. By the time Linux got started, external display hardware that spoke its own serial protocol had been gone for a decade. This meant that terminfo and termcap no longer served any real purpose.

What's wrong with Gentoo, anyway?

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blog.flameeyes.eu: Yesterday I snapped and declared my intent to resign from Gentoo. Why did that happen? Well, it’s a huge mix of problems, all joined together by one common factor: no matter how much work I pour into getting Gentoo working like it should be, more problems are generated by sloppy work from at least one or two developers.

A handbook for the open source way, written the open source way

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opensource.com: Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer had the idea to make a coffee table book about coffee tables? I always thought that was a pretty elegant idea. Well, a few months ago, some of the smart folks on Red Hat's community architecture team had a similarly elegant idea:

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 342

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Interview with Clement Lefebvre and first look at Linux Mint 8
  • News: Linux Mint ends "distro hopping", Debian releases first 6.0 installer, Ubuntu outlines new netbook interface with Enlightenment, OpenSolaris developers fear for project's future, Mandriva "Cooker" updates
  • Questions and answers: Disk mount options
  • Released last week: Calculate Linux 10.2, Element 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: PC-BSD 8.0, Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Shackbox, Tritech Service System
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox CE review:

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linuxcritic.wordpress: As I mentioned on February 12th, the long-awaited Fluxbox Community Edition of Linux Mint has been released, and I’ve had the opportunity to install it on my laptop to give it a whirl.

fun with irc clients

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Software

scrye.com: So, after having a pretty productive Fedora day yesterday (I cleaned up EPEL buildroot override tags/closed tickets, caught up on all my mailing lists and such, started in on some package reviews, helped people on IRC, etc) I decided to play around with some new IRC clients today.

My typical archlinux desktop

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Linux

distrocheck.wordpress: The more distrohopping I do, the more I realize I’ll never feel as comfortable as on arch. I don’t like being forced to use applications or settings that other people think are the best, I have my own best, and I can only do that if I build a system from the ground up.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
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gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

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Graphics: Greenfield, Polaris, Ryzen

  • Greenfield: An In-Browser HTML5 Wayland Compositor
    Earlier this year we covered the Westfield project as Wayland for HTML5/JavaScript by providing a Wayland protocol parser and generator for JavaScript. Now that code has morphed into Greenfield to provide a working, in-browser HTML5 Wayland compositor.
  • New Polaris Firmware Blobs Hit Linux-Firmware.Git
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  • Report: Ryzen "Raven Ridge" APU Not Using HBM2 Memory
    Instead of the Vega graphics on Raven Ridge using HBM2 memory, it appears at least for some models they are just using onboard DDR4 memory. FUDZilla is reporting today that there is just 256MB of onboard DDR4 memory being used by the new APU, at least for the Ryzen 5 APU found on the HP Envy x360 that was the first Raven APU system to market.