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Here is the New Open Source

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OSS

h-online.com: A recent column in The H Open posed a question: 'The "best open source software for business" list contains almost exclusively well-known contributors. Is there no more new open source?'

Clementine: a Port of Amarok 1.4 to QT 4

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Clementine is a port of Amarok 1.4 to QT 4, giving users an application that fits in well with KDE 4 while still resembling the previous version of the library-based music player.

Awesome Music Player That Rocks: Jajuk

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Reviews

Jajuk is a free, cross-platform music player available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, written in Java. I never used Jajuk before, so I tested it for the first time today, an I'm really impressed. Let me explain.

Are you happy being second rate?

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Linux

toolbox.com: The computing world is pretty much divided into three unequal slices of Π. The turtlenecked sweaters, two piece suits and the all sorts. I am of course referring to Apple, microsoft and Open Source Smile

Linux distro Sidux reborn as aptosid

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Linux

h-online.com: "Sidux is dead" - reads the latest news post on the Sidux web site. However, Sidux fans have no cause for despair because the Sidux Linux distribution is now reborn as aptosid.

Solutions for KDE 4.5 glitches

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KDE
HowTos

ghacks.net: I thought I would re-visit one of my favorite topics of late, KDE 4.5. The SC has been out long enough now for some of the smaller issues to pop up and workarounds be revealed. I am going to show you a few tips and tricks to help you get around some.

TORCS Review - The Open Racing Car Simulator

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Gaming

As the title suggests, TORCS is a free and open-source racing simulator available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. I'll list here some of its features:

FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day

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OSS
Security

blog.eracc.com: It is almost that time again. The ritual of installing Microsoft patches released on the second Tuesday of each month to fix security problems. It is an ironic coincidence that I have received update notices from Mandriva for software installed on my Linux PC systems as well this weekend.

Fun with mouse pointer themes

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Software
HowTos

cristalinux.blogspot: Up until recently, I had not really played around with mouse cursor themes at all. I thought it was like Windows in the old days, where the most you could get was a different color, perhaps a cursor providing a 3D "illusion" Look&Feel to it. I couldn't have been more wrong.

First Look At Phoronix's 2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we started once again our annual Linux Graphics Survey in which we poll our readers about their choices and opinions concerning graphics cards, display drivers, and other graphics / X.Org related features of the Linux desktop.

Why I don't rant on Linux any more

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: I had an interesting comment show up on one of my posts. The reader said, in part: "I know it has been a while since you ranted something on Linux..."

today's leftovers:

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News
  • opensuse KDE bug triage report
  • KDE Wordpress Users Unite: You Now Have a KDE Air Theme
  • Firefox 4 JavaScript Benchmarks – Showing Improvements
  • gphotoframe 1.0.1 released
  • KDE Science: New Forum, Mailing List and News
  • Users Benefit from openSUSE KDE Repository
  • Lightspark 0.4.4.2 Brings Plug-in Based Audio
  • OLF 2010, day 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting IP address in Perl
  • improving Ubuntu performance on older hardware
  • Get organized with Getting Things GNOME
  • Change the time zone in Linux - using command line
  • fix dependency errors when installing qgis-plugin-grass
  • How to execute a task ‘at’ the time you want..?

MS now owns Qt

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Microsoft
  • That Other OS is Cripple-ware
  • Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent
  • Watch out KDE! MS now owns Qt by proxy…

Upcoming Artwork

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Ubuntu
  • Upcoming Artwork For Xubuntu 10.10
  • New Maverick Sound Indicator Match Radiance
  • New Ubuntu "Extras" Repository Is Now Live
  • 5 Beautiful Elementary-ish Gnome Themes

Linux Action Show

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KDE
Linux
  • The Linux Action Show! #s13e07 | Linux Mint Debian Review
  • KDEMU – Sebastian Kügler

Review: Linux Mint 9 KDE

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Linux

g33q.co.za: A Mint derivative where the main color is BLUE. Yes I know that it is less than a month before Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat arrives, and then Linux Mint will follow with their releases soon after, but Mint 9 KDE warrants special attention.

Menu Spectrum: Understanding Start Menus Across Different Platforms

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anditosan.blogspot: Here is the long awaited review of some of the developments on the launch menu sector. Hopefully putting these menus side by side will help us make sense of what we use in order to launch applications on our operating systems.

Try Kazam, A New Screencasting Application For Linux

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Software

webupd8.org: Kazam is a brand new screencasting application for Linux which records both the audio and video in an .mkv format and you can either save it to your computer or directly upload it to YouTube.

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OSS Leftovers

  • After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program
    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
  • Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
    Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming, recommendations and machine learning, big data, content encoding, studio technology, internal engineering tools, and other Netflix workloads. Titus offers a convenient model for managing compute resources, allows developers to maintain just their application artifacts, and provides a consistent developer experience from a developer’s laptop to production by leveraging Netflix container-focused engineering tools.
  • Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source
    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
    What kinds of companies should consider open source SDN, and what are the associated challenges in using such open source deployments? Lumina Networks has unrivalled expertise in working with customers and partners to deliver implementations, and explains its processes and outlines the benefits of using open source SDN.
  • Luxoft launches PELUX 1.0 open source platform for automotive
    Luxoft’s automotive division has launched PELUX 1.0, an open source platform available to developers. This has been developed from its PELUX software suite as used by carmakers and tier 1 suppliers to build converged infotainment, autonomous driving, communication, HMI and car body control systems.
  • Dev Preview: MongoDB Enterprise Running on OpenShift
    In order to compete and get products to market rapidly, enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their business logic and users instead of infrastructure and interoperability. This key ability separates successful projects from those which drown themselves in tangential work which never stops. In this blog post, we’ll cover MongoDB’s general PaaS and cloud enablement strategy as well as touch upon some new features of Red Hat’s OpenShift which enable you to run production-ready MongoDB clusters. We’re also excited to announce the developer preview of MongoDB Enterprise Server running on OpenShift. This preview allows you to test out how your applications will interact with MongoDB running on OpenShift.
  • Is Open Source The AI Nirvana for Intel? [Ed: openwashing a malicious company using buzzwords and urban myths]
  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
    Recently I really got interested to learn Go, and to be honest I found it to be a beautiful language. I personally feel that it has that performance boost factor from a static language background and easy prototype and get things done philosophy from dynamic language background. The real inspiration to learn Go was these amazing number of tools written and the ease with which these tools perform although they seem to be quite heavy. One of the good examples is Docker. So I thought I would write some utility for fun, I have been using fortune, this is a Linux utility which gives random quotes from a database. I thought let me write something similar but let me do something with jokes, keeping this mind I was actually searching for what can I do and I landed up on jokes about Chuck Norris or as we say it facts about him. I landed up on chucknorris.io they have an API which can return different jokes about Chuck, and there it was my opportunity to put something up and I chose Go for it.

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