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Does Debian Deviate From Standards Or Upstream?

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Linux

pthree.org: Recently, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine. The discussion was about whether or not Debian and Ubuntu have deviated from standard practice regarding Paul Vixie’s cron implementation.

Buying a Dell Ubuntu Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: A few weeks ago, I wrote about my search for an Ubuntu netbook. I finally made a decision and received the new machine this week.

Microsoft: an end to open hostilities?

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Microsoft
OSS

oss-watch.ac.uk: First branded as a communist plot, then derided as a form of cancer, before being upgraded to merely a 'grey spectre', free and open source software (FOSS) has had a pretty rough ride from Microsoft over the years. For many in the open source community, the company represents all that is troubling about closed source software development. Recently, though, there have been developments.

Ubuntu 9.10 Review

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Ubuntu

ajbapps.wordpress: It’s been a couple of months since the release of the latest and greatest of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala and while we’ve been busy building servers based on the this release we can say with out a doubt it just keeps getting better.

Six office alternatives

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Software
OOo

mybroadband.co.za: In June Microsoft will release a final version of its Office 2010 productivity suite. Naturally many users will upgrade, at substantial cost, to the latest version of the popular Office suite, but for those not so eager to hand over their money to Microsoft there are still many great alternatives. And they are free.

Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers

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theregister.co.uk: A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 335

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: A look at MINIX 3
  • Statistics: Page Hit Ranking statistics in 2008 and 2009
  • Questions and answers: Optimizing 64-bit distributions with compiler flags
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.1 "Gaming", sidux 2009-04, ClearOS 5.1, Super OS 9.10
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2 Pre 2, Pardus Linux 2009.1 RC
  • Donations: Krita receives €200.00
  • New additions: MINIX
  • New distributions: ArchServer, COTAS Linux, Dread Moon Linux, LinuxShark, XBMC Live, Ylmf OS
  • Reader comments

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

Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-based Sabayon

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Linux

phoronix.com: For those looking to experiment with a Gentoo-based Linux system but are not looking forward to the obstacles of installing Gentoo itself, an easier and quicker approach can be to use a distribution like Sabayon Linux.

Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2009

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OSS
Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: As the use of free and open source software (“FOSS”) has become more ubiquitous, legal issues relating to FOSS have become more common and important. This year has seen a mix of new and old issues. Even more so than 2008.

Confessions of a Distro Hopper

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linux.com: Hi. My name is Robin, and I'm a Linux distro-hop-aholic (pause for the "Hi Robin"). But I'm doing better lately. It's been two whole months since I've hopped!

Freescale introduces sub-$200 web tablet reference design

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Freescale Semiconductor is introducing a new reference design for a dirt cheap web tablet using an ARM Cortex A8-based processor and running Linux or Google Android.

Keryx: Offline Package Manager For Ubuntu / Debian

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Ubuntu

Keryx is a portable, open source and cross-platform package manager for APT-based (Ubuntu, Debian) systems. It provides a graphical interface for gathering updates, packages, and dependencies for offline computers.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • byobu: A shortcut to a prettier Screen
  • OS war - Android on its way
  • World of Goo Review
  • Palm's Native webOS App Secrets Revealed
  • How Ubuntu (Linux) Changed My Life
  • Arch vs. Slackware, a friendly comparison
  • Spain pays 12m Euros to Telefonica to maintain open source web sit

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to save Photos and Video from Webcam in Ubuntu / Debian Linux : Cheese
  • How To Add OpenSUSE 11.2 To Grub2
  • Antique Film Effects with The GIMP
  • Recursively Encrypt / Decrypt Directories using gpgdir
  • How to Enable Third Party Repositories for Install for Multimedia Files in Fedora 12
  • How to Setup Yum and Yum Plugins in Fedora 12
  • IBAM - The Intelligent Battery Monitor for Laptops
  • Disk failure and ZFS
  • Set your Ubuntu Wallpaper as the bootsplash and login screen
  • Cron, diff & wget: Watch changes in a webpage
  • Try Thundar
  • Split screen console terminal ~ Terminator

Linux is the perfect choice for many people

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linux.bihlman.com: Leave a 10 year old alone for an hour by himself on the family PC and I will say with almost 100% certainty that their will be spyware and viruses on that computer! Besides the obvious danger involved in letting kids surf the web without proper filters, the great chance of them clicking on those fancy “animated cursor ads”, or any of a vast number of fancy Flash attention grabbers will absolutely fill your Windows PC with security threats.

What Will It Take For Linux And Open Source To Dethrone Microsoft?

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systemsengineer.wordpress: Will this be the year of Desktop Linux? I really doubt that. I think it will take a few corporate success stories about deploying Linux desktops to get the ball rolling. Let’s face it, most IT managers prefer to make safe decisions.

Re: is Foresight Linux dead?

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ogmaciel.com: On his latest post titled “Foresight Linux is dead?“, Thilo Pfennigs rightly asks the question that many of the current Foresight Linux users may be asking themselves. With the current stable release dated as of May 2009 and no explicit roadmap stating when the next release will be published, is it really safe to say that Foresight Linux is indeed dead?

some shorts:

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  • When I’m in a squeeze, it’s Debian Squeeze!
  • TWM Updated For 2010: X Render Support, Etc
  • Enna Comes About As An Alternative To XBMC
  • Filelight: Where my disk space has gone?
  • Free and Open Source Software Feature on VTV
  • Quake Ported to the Palm Pre
  • Docky Getting Liferea "Helper", Dropbox Docklet
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #174
  • Will Geeknet's slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, and ohloh.net be Donated Away Like Linux.com?

Ultimate Edition Linux 2.5

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Linux
Ubuntu

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Some Linux distros sell themselves by being minimalistic. They only come with a limited range of apps and everything is geared toward keeping the file size and hardware requirements absolutely minimal. Then there’s Ultimate Edition 2.5. Ultimate Edition leans the other way and throws in everything including the kitchen sink.

LemonPOS: Linux Point of Sale

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Software

ghacks.net: I work with Quickbooks Point of Sale which is considered, by most, to be the de facto standard of Point of Sale systems. But for those clients that don’t have the budget to afford such a system, I have to turn to other choices. Those who need a simpler inventory/POS system, and want this system to run on the Linux operating system, what is the best option? One choice is LemonPOS.

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Servers: Docker, Red Hat and InfluxData

Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel. According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.
  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs
    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus." New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list
    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL). In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.
  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll
    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.” In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”
  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0
    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.