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The Linux That Blew My Mind

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Linux

reviewglitz.com: I have always been searching for some amazing stuff from the linux world. And this time i was thunderstruck by one of them and that is

Do we really need all these different Linux distributions?

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Linux

locutus.us: If you have any inkling of the word Linux and know what it means then you most probably know that there are hundreds of Linux distributions floating around waiting for our attention. In reality there is no real functional difference between all of these Linux distributions.

Web code is already open - why not make it free as well

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Legal

Oh dear. After the debacle with Microsoft Poland’s apparent racist photoshopping, Microsoft China went and got the company in hot water for allegedly “stealing” code. Yes you read that right: Microsoft and wholesale “theft” of code from another website. Of course it’s not “theft” it’s copyright infringement but tomayto/tomarto.

some leftovers:

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News
  • New KDE Decoration control module
  • Cool hack - html5tube
  • OLPC Sending XO Laptops to Haiti, Critics Say 'Don't Bother'
  • Linux Mint 8 KDE CE Release Candiate Leaked
  • Open-PC Begins to Take Shape
  • Linux laptop orchestra reprograms musical conventions
  • Linux Foundation Announces 2010 Event Schedule
  • 10 reasons why not to use Hotmail
  • Ubuntu Forums Hits 1 Million
  • Sun-Oracle: Death by Bureaucracy
  • openSUSE @ FOSDEM 2010
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1F: Is Mobile Software Freedom Possible?
  • Wicd 1.7 is out now with new features
  • Hardware database in the Mint Community website
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #176
  • Backing up your booty

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to change MAC address of your WIFI or Ethernet card
  • Manipulate monitor displays easily with the xrandr extension
  • Reflashing A Dead N900
  • MySQLTuner - Performance Tunning MySQL on Linux
  • How to Remember Running Applications in Ubuntu
  • Record Your Ubuntu Desktop and Convert to .AVI
  • Install GNOME Activity Journal in Ubuntu
  • VirtualBox’s Little Secret: The Command Line

Google's Creepy Club of Chrome

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Google
  • Google's Creepy Club of Chrome
  • How To Hide From Google
  • Why Firefox Will Flame Out

Linux.conf.au - Day Two

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Linux
  • Linux.conf.au - Day Two
  • LCA 2010: From India with code
  • LCA 2010 Tuesday

Commercial open source had very good 2009

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OSS
  • Commercial open source had very good 2009
  • BETT 2010 Review
  • Black Duck Software Names Open Source Rookies of 2009
  • EU: Open Universities open source master published first two books
  • Extracting license information from rpm files and distributions

KDE vs. GNOME: Email Readers

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Software

earthweb.com: Aside from perhaps the web browser, an email reader is likely to be the first application configured on a new computer installation. And, if you are using a desktop, the default choice is likely to be KMail if you are using KDE, or Evolution if you are using GNOME.

5 Great OEM Linux Servers

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Linux has long been popular in the datacenter, and Tier 1 vendors like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell have all had good lines of OEM Linux servers for several years now. Now Ubuntu is showing up everywhere.

Will video games make desktop Linux into a killer consumer platform?

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Linux

sutor.com: I had an interesting email exchange over the weekend with a reader of this blog who was wondering if video game producers targeted desktop Linux as platform then would this significantly increase adoption of Linux over Windows?

Novell slapped for impersonating Red Hat

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Linux
SUSE

cnet.com: It's no secret that Novell would dearly love to trade market share with Red Hat in the Linux market. Red Hat, however, isn't happy with at least one of Novell's chosen strategies for getting there: Cloning.

Businesses That Dumped Microsoft ... and Won

itworld.com: Over the past couple of years, Microsoft shops have been increasingly wooed by vendors offering alternatives to Windows, Exchange, Microsoft Office and other Microsoft wares. The competition has grown so fierce that in May, Red Hat went so far as to sue Switzerland (and win).

More Free Games for Linux

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: Back in 2007, I wrote an article on free games for Linux and thought it was time to write a bit more on the subject. Since there are so many very good games out there, I don't waste my time on games that run poorly, or aren't aesthetically appealing.

Why Business Resists Open Source

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OSS

earthweb.com: Most open source advocates like to believe that the migration from proprietary software products over to open source alternatives is fairly straight forward. Unfortunately, it's never that simple.

From Gtk to Qt: Amarok, Knetworkmanager, and Kopete

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve blogged before how I think Gtk applications are superior to their Qt counterparts, but since I’m using KDE pretty much exclusively since October last year, I’m always on the lookout for good Qt apps.

Jobs.Linux.Com: When Job Boards Go Bad

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Linux
Web

daniweb.com: Last week, The Linux Foundation launched it's new Linux Jobs board and normally, I applaud anything that The Linux Foundation (TLF) does but not this time. And I think it's great that TLF has a job board on Linux.com, however, the execution lacks the luster I've come to expect from these guys. So, what's my beef with something so positive as a job board?

The Performance Of EXT4 Then & Now

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Linux

phoronix.com: Over the past week there has been a lot of talk about the EXT4 file-system following the announcement that Google is migrating their EXT2 file-systems to EXT4. Their reasons for this transition to EXT4 are attributed to the easy migration process and Google engineers are pleased with this file-system's performance. However,

Can you force freedom and it still be freedom?

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OSS
Ubuntu

trausch.us/blog: “You can have freedom without choice.” That someone could even come up with this one is just amazing to me. The ability to choose is a major part of what freedom—or liberty—is. If you cannot make a choice on a matter, then by definition you do not have freedom in the context of that matter.

5 Multimedia Apps For Ubuntu You Can't Live Without

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Software

techdrivein.blogspot: When I first started using Ubuntu some 3 years ago, I found it really hard to get applications similar to the ones I used in Windows. After browsing for a long time, I made this amazing discovery. You don't have to look for "similar" apps, you can have even better apps here in Ubuntu/Linux.

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Linux 4.15, Linux 4.16, and Linux Foundation's CNCF and CII

  • Linux 4.15 Gets Fixed To Report Current CPU Frequency Via /proc/cpuinfo
    A change recently in the Linux kernel led the CPU MHz reported value via /proc/cpuinfo to either be the nominal CPU frequency or the most recently requested frequency. This behavior changed compared to pre-4.13 kernels while now it's been fixed up to report the current CPU frequency.
  • Linux 4.16 Will Be Another Big Cycle For Intel's DRM Driver
    We are just through week one of two for the Linux 4.15 merge window followed by eight or so weeks after that before this next kernel is officially released. But Intel's open-source driver developers have already begun building up a growing stack of changes for Linux 4.16 when it comes to their DRM graphics driver.
  • CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'
  • Open Source Threat Modeling
    Application threat modeling is a structured approach to identifying ways that an adversary might try to attack an application and then designing mitigations to prevent, detect or reduce the impact of those attacks. The description of an application’s threat model is identified as one of the criteria for the Linux CII Best Practises Silver badge.

Linux World Domination and Microsoft Corruption in Munich

Programming/Development: 'DevOps', NumPy, Google SLING

  • 5 DevOps leadership priorities in 2018
    This week, DevOps professionals gathered in San Francisco to talk about the state of DevOps in the enterprise. At 1,400 attendees, the sold-out DevOps Enterprise Summit has doubled in size since 2014 – a testament to the growth of the DevOps movement itself. With an ear to this event and an eye on the explosion of tweets coming out of it, here are five key priorities we think IT leaders should be aware of as they take their DevOps efforts into the new year.
  • NumPy Plan for dropping Python 2.7 support
    The Python core team plans to stop supporting Python 2 in 2020. The NumPy project has supported both Python 2 and Python 3 in parallel since 2010, and has found that supporting Python 2 is an increasing burden on our limited resources; thus, we plan to eventually drop Python 2 support as well. Now that we're entering the final years of community-supported Python 2, the NumPy project wants to clarify our plans, with the goal of to helping our downstream ecosystem make plans and accomplish the transition with as little disruption as possible.
  • Google SLING: An Open Source Natural Language Parser
    Google Research has just released an open source project that might be of interest if you are into natural language processing. SLING is a combination of recurrent neural networks and frame based parsing. Natural language parsing is an important topic. You can get meaning from structure and parsing is how you get structure. It is important in processing both text and voice. If you have any hope that Siri, Cortana or Alexa are going to get any better then you need to have better natural language understanding - not just the slot and filler systems currently in use.