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Open source IT pros earn more – survey

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: IT professionals working with free software can expect to earn far more than their country's average salary, following news that in Australia open source salaries are particularly high.

openSUSE Welcomes Zonker - The New Community Manager

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: I’d like to give a warm welcome to Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier who joins the openSUSE project as “openSUSE community manager”.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox in Seamless Mode

  • Ubuntu: Close a Non-Responding App with xkill
  • VMware going amuck…
  • OpenSSH Change a Passphrase With ssh-keygen command
  • Easily build a Debian xen kernel package without PAE
  • How to learn linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 238

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Solaris on the desktop

  • News: Debian "Lenny" plans, Slackware on KDE 4, Linux Magazine and Mandriva Powerpack, NetBSD interview
  • Released last week: X/OS Linux 5.1, UHU-Linux 2.1
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Alpha, Mandriva Linux 2008.0 Beta 2
  • Donations: VLC receives US$350.00
  • New additions: Everest Linux
  • New distributions: Maryan Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Package all your Firefox extensions for quick installs with CLEO

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linux.com: If you cannot face the thought of hunting down and re-installing all of your Firefox extensions one by one on a second computer, you need, appropriately, an extension to simplify the task. CLEO, the Compact Library Extension Organizer, can package all your extensions and themes into one installable .xpi file.

GCC 4.2.3, Bug Fix Release

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kerneltrap.org: Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.3 saying, "GCC 4.2.3 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.2 relative to previous GCC releases." He adds, "as always, a vast number of people contributed to this GCC release -- far too many to thank individually!"

Asus reschedules 8GB Eee PC to Q2, moles claim

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Waiting for the 8GB Eee PC? Then you're going to have to wait a little longer - until April at least, it has been alleged, thanks to problems Asus is having getting the machine out of the door.

SSH 101: Secure Shell Basics and X11 Forwarding

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HowTos

techthrob.com: SSH, or the Secure SHell, is a powerful unix tool that allows you to securely connect to a remote computer, whether it be across a local network, or over the internet. This article will discuss the uses of SSH, and explain how to setup an SSH server on your Ubuntu computer, enable X11 (graphical) forwarding, as well as how to access your Linux computer from anywhere in the world, from any computer.

Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 is now available

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Linux

myah.org: Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 is now available. This first beta release debuts many long awaited features. Myah OS users now have the ability to Add or Update package right over the Internet. It also includes a Full hard drive installer and a USB live installer.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Debian news: release update: release team, blockers, architectures, schedule, goals

  • Linux Review 2- Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu to Mepis
  • A Classic case of FUD!
  • Gartner predicts 80% of all commercial software will embed open source by 2012
  • Canon printers in Ubuntu
  • Beginners Guide for GnuPG in Ubuntu
  • Linux lovefest wraps up in Melbourne and flies south
  • Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Xubuntu...
  • 11 reasons Google may know you better than you know yourself
  • Thinkpad Configuration, part 2
  • Wallpaper Clocks
  • Linux just works for me !

Linus Torvalds Interview, Part II

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Linux
Interviews

linux-foundation.org: Jim Zemlin’s conversation with Linus Torvalds continues with the posting of Part II of their interview. Linus comments on a variety of topics including patents, internal and external competition, the broader adoption of Linux, Microsoft and much more.

BibleWorks 7 on Linux

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Software

thomb.livejournal.com: BibleWorks 7 on Linux, using Wine 0.9.53, is mostly happy. Here are the problems I've had.

Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux

robertpeaslee.com: Ubuntu seems to be the latest, greatest thing in the world of operating systems. The creators of Ubuntu have done some good things in terms of making Linux easier to use and in providing guidance for Linux newbs. But with newbs you bring ignorance, and there are a couple things I’ve been seeing that are kind of ridiculous.

Linux woes told through PCLinuxOS

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I just want to share some of linux ecstacy and agony with you. Linux is a great server. In my office we never had any problem running web servers on Mandriva, RHEL or Debian. But I wonder why Linux Desktop is still rough around the corners.

Choosing a Linux distribution

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linmaya.blogspot: Choosing a Linux distribution is actually a matter of personal faith. There are largely three kinds of people: the one who use one of the many distributions available as is, those who install an available distribution and customize it to their satisfaction and the geeks who go a step further and create and use their own distribution.

mobile linux headlines

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Linux
  • XO and Asus EeePC: Comparing Size, Keyboards & Screens

  • The Eee PC: After a week
  • crux linux 2.4 on olpc xo-1
  • One Laptop Per Incarcerated Prisoner
  • Getting businessy with Ubuntu and a Nokia E65
  • Cheapo laptops don't quite cut it

Will the real monopolist please stand up?

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Microsoft

Mary Jo Foley: In this corner we have Chief Legal Officer for Google, with a statement warning that if Microsoft ends up buying Yahoo, it will be the end of openness and innovation on the Web. And in this corner General Counsel for Microsoft warning that a world without a MicroHoo will be a world without true competition on the Internet.

Also: Yahoo may consider Google alliance, source says

More Reasons Why Kubuntu is Good for KDE

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KDE

weblog.obso1337.org: First off, cheers to Jonathan for his great work with Kubuntu and KDE. Everyone should go read his reasons why Kubuntu is good for KDE. I’d also like to share some of my own comments about Kubuntu and KDE.

The Evolution of an Ubuntu EeePC

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fuzzz.gaulin.ca: It’s officially been a week since I purchased an Asus EeePC. I’ve been reading a lot about them since they were released last year and now that I’ve got it setup and tweaked to my liking I’m very pleased with my purchase. Over the last week of usage, my EeePC has morphed and evolved quite a bit.

Last.fm on Ubuntu Gutsy: smooth as rabbit fur

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jpstacey.info/blog: Most commercial support for Linux distributions still consists of monolithic installations, wrapped up with checksums to prevent you tampering with them, and installing themselves on your computer in whatever location and potentially harmful fashion they fancy. With Last.fm’s client, I needn’t have worried.

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DragonBox Pyra

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    It's been a while since last hearing anything about the DragonBox Pyra as an open-source gaming handheld system and successor to OpenPandora...
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    It is always good to see new merchants accepting Bitcoin payments, as it goes to show businesses want to attract an international clientele. DragonBox, a ship based in Germany, recently started accepting Bitcoin payments for their Pyra computer. A neat little device, which packs quite the punch.
  • DragonBox Pyra pre-orders begin (open Source handheld gaming PC)
    The DragonBox Pyra is a portable computer that looks like a cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DX game console… and it kind of works like a cross between those devices as well. It’s got a 5 inch display, a QWERTY keyboard, the Debian Linux operating system that can handle desktop apps as well as games, and physical gaming buttons.

DragonBox Pyra pre-orders begin (open Source handheld gaming PC)

The DragonBox Pyra is a portable computer that looks like a cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DX game console… and it kind of works like a cross between those devices as well. It’s got a 5 inch display, a QWERTY keyboard, the Debian Linux operating system that can handle desktop apps as well as games, and physical gaming buttons. It’s been under development for several years, and it’s expected to be available for purchase soon for about 500 Euros (plus VAT). But if you want to help fund the developers you can now place a pre-order for 330 Euros and up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • How Linux Frustrated Me Into Loving It
    I have been very interested in Linux since my entry into the Wonderful World of Unix in 2006. I found Ubuntu and installed it on a crappy Dell desktop computer I was given when I was doing online schooling. The computer originally came with Windows, and one day while I was browsing, I decided to search for “alternative to Windows.” Linux popped up right away. I had never heard of Linux before, but after voraciously reading article after article, I decided Linux was the path for my future.
  • HP Chromebook 13 is a business-focused Chrome OS laptop with USB-C
    In the grand scheme of things, Chrome OS is hardly a major player from a desktop market share perspective -- for now. With that said, the Linux-based operating system has captured the hearts and minds of many consumers. It has matured quite a bit too, becoming a viable Windows alternative for home users. Actually, it is a great choice for some businesses too -- depending on needs, of course.
  • Summary: Linux Scheduler: A decade of wasted cores - Part 1 - What is NUMA ?
    Last month, a research paper with title 'The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores' was trending on the front page of HN. As an individual who is interested in Systems, I thought it would be good idea to read this 16 page research paper. I spent a good amount of time learning about different topics which were involved in it. This is the first post in the series in which I will try to summarize the paper.
  • Vulkan 1.0.12 Specification Update Adds VK_AMD_rasterization_order
  • GTK+ 3.22 Is Working On An OpenGL Renderer & Scene Graph
    Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has written an update about changes to GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit for the 3.20 cycle but he also mentions some of the exciting work that's brewing for GNOME/GTK+ 3.22. Clasen's latest blog post covers some of the recent internal changes to GTK+ CSS, theme changes, various changes facing application developers, and more. Those interested about the GTK+ tooling changes can read the blog post.
  • Bunsenlabs Rc2
  • April is almost gone
    The second one was the release of pre-release isos of Mageia 6 and OpenMandriva Lx 3. I must say that both distros are doing a great job; the systems performed so well that they did not seem beta versions to me. I did not like Plasma 5, though... I am sure the KDE team is doing a great work, but I truly do not see what the point of this tablet-ready interface is. After all, KDE missed the tablet train (the Vivaldi tablet never saw the light of the day) and tablets are already in decline...
  • New BlackArch Linux version released, now provides 1400 pentesting tools
    BlackArch Linux version 2016.04.28 released for ethical hackers and security researchers with 1400 pentesting tools
  • Manjaro 16.06 - third preview released
    It took us almost another month to prepare this third preview of our upcoming stable release we call Daniella. The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new theme called Maia, we already using for our KDE edition.
  • IoT Past and Present: The History of IoT, and Where It's Headed Today [Ed: just devices with a network stack. Nothing new.]
  • 1btn – an Open Source Dash
    The availability of cheap radios, omni-present WiFi and powerful web services means the IoT wave is here to stay. Amazon got into the act with its “do only one thing” Dash button. But a more interesting solution would be an IoT “do it all” button.
  • No Time to Panic as One Quarter Shows Minor Dip in Smartphone Sales - Total Smartphone Market Will Grow This Year (and here's why)
    We now have the Q1 numbers from Strategy Analytics and IDC, the two last remaining of the classic four big smartphone industry analyst houses we used on this blog to calculate the industry average of the total market size, back when the 'smartphone bloodbath' started six years ago. And both SA and IDC are in exceptional, near-perfect agreement on the exact size of the market, we get a total smartphone market for Q1 at 334.8 Million units. That is down 18% from the Christmas sales Quarter (normal that Q1 is down) but for the first time ever in this industry, the YEAR-ON-YEAR comparison of Q1, so the January-March quarter last year 2015 vs now, is down. This has not happened in the smartphone industry in any YoY period. And some are now talking about 'peak smartphone'. That number COULD be a signal that smartphone industry growth has stalled and now peaked and smartphone sales will either plateau flat, or decline into the next year(s).
  • GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha Released With ZFS File-System Support, MATE 1.12
    The first alpha release was made available this weekend of GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha 1, a desktop focused operating system built atop FreeBSD 10.3.
  • 3D Printer Crowdfunding projects
    Like every Kickstarter project, there is a risk. But I think that Trinus appears to be a good project, we need to wait to the launch and review a real machine to know if it worth it. Also, the Youtube Channel Maker’s Muse, made a review of the project and the company Konama, creators of Trinus, sent him a the 3d printer and he currently makes the review of this printer that pledged more then 1 million dollars on KickStarter.
  • Refactoring the open-source photography community
    Generally speaking, most free-software communities tend to form around specific projects: a distribution, an application, a tightly linked suite of applications, and so on. Those are the functional units in which developers work, so it is a natural extension from there to focused mailing lists, web sites, IRC channels, and other forms of interaction with each other and users. But there are alternatives. At Libre Graphics Meeting 2016 in London, Pat David spoke about his recent experience bringing together a new online community centered around photographers who use open-source software. That community crosses over between several applications and libraries, and it has been successful enough that multiple photography-related projects have shut down their independent user forums and migrated to the new site, PIXLS.US.
  • DIY recycling, UCONN's open source chemistry book, and more news

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