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Story Bloomberg Joins the Linux Foundation as Gold Member Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:25pm
Story Should Linux distro developers expect to be paid for their work? Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:11pm
Story Android vs iPhone: 15 Reasons Android is Better Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 9:00pm
Story LibreOffice 4.4 review – Finally, it rocks Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 7:13pm
Story ASUS’ First Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet Has Arrived Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 6:58pm
Story 11 ways to get involved with Humanitarian FOSS Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 6:52pm
Story Intel now No. 1 sponsor of Linux contributions Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 5:53pm
Story Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite? Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 11:40am
Story New ARM Platform Support For The Linux 3.20 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 11:34am
Story GNOME's Mutter Updated For Latest Wayland Support Roy Schestowitz 18/02/2015 - 10:50am

11 Top Open-source Resources for Cloud Computing

gigaom.com: The following are 11 top open-source cloud applications, services, educational resources, support options, general items of interest, and more.

Linux-Kongress 2009: New filesystems, optimised programming

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h-online.com: Prominent open source personalities presented a host of information about current and future developments in Linux at the Linux-Kongress 2009 conference. This time, filesystems were discussed in several presentations. Among the topics were the advantages of Ext4 and Btrfs.

Mandriva 2010: Meh

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MDV

techiemoe.com: Mandriva isn't as popular as it once was. There was a time when a Mandriva (then Mandrake) release was as important as the latest and greatest from Redhat or SuSE. Lately (at least in my little corner of the world) Mandriva has just been sort of a "Meh" distribution. It's a shame, really.

Ubuntu 9.10 - One step forward, two steps back

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala is meant to be the most important Ubuntu release yet. Not because it brings in a new plethora or breakthrough technology innovations or saves the world hunger; but because it comes head to head with the flawless Snow Leopard and the much anticipated Windows 7.

Conky has now cairo support embedded

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Software

norsetto.890m.com: A great feature is in the pipeline for the next release of Conky. Not happy to have included built-in lua support, Brenden and co. have now included bindings for Cairo and Imlib2 as well. This will allow us to use the whole Cairo API within Conky!

Possible Formation of FFmpeg Foundation NGO

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Linux
Movies

Recently posted on the FFmpeg Developers mailing list was a request for comment from Ronald Bultje regarding the intention to form an FFmpeg Foundation (although not using that name).

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

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Software

maketecheasier.com: While on a project, where money was scarce, we were scrambling around looking for a free or open source HTML editor that can provide us the same functionality as Adobe Dreamweaver. During my analysis of the different HTML editor out there, I came across Amaya.

Perl far from dead, more popular than you think

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Software
Web

royal.pingdom.com: Perl has been around since 1987 and became an early darling of web developers. These days, however, you don’t hear much about Perl. Everyone seems to be talking about trendier languages like PHP, Python and Ruby, with Perl left in the back as a neglected, not-so-hip cousin.

The much misunderstood Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade poll

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Ubuntu
  • The much misunderstood Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade poll
  • Ubuntu 9.10 on Netbooks - Part 3
  • Testing the Nouveau Driver on Ubuntu
  • Memo to Ubuntu Devs: Make Separate Home Default

ECS Elitegroup P55H-A

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Hardware
  • ECS Elitegroup P55H-A
  • Over clocking intel i7 on a Gigabyte EX58-Extreme

Mandriva 2010 packs a punch

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MDV

mybroadband.co.za: Ubuntu Linux may get the majority of attention from Linux watchers but there are many good alternatives available. One of those is Mandriva Linux.

Has Google Become a Good Open Source Citizen?

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OSS
  • Has Google Become a Good Open Source Citizen?
  • Microsoft's Biological Implants

Fedora 12: Crunch time

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Linux

happyassassin.net: It’s been a crazy week. We’re still pushing to make the Fedora 12 final release on time but without compromising on quality. It’s been a little hairy over the last two days but we’ve got what we think is a solid package set in at last, and a first release candidate build has been cut.

Is Ubuntu's release cycle its downfall?

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Ubuntu
  • Is Ubuntu's release cycle its downfall?
  • The Intersection Of Quality And Expectations

Ripping CDs with FLAC - Best Compression Settings

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HowTos

As storage space becomes cheaper, there's a growing trend to save digital music files in a lossless format. Such lossless formats provide an exact replication of the audio quality found in the original content, usually on CD. The resulting files are also much larger, when compared to MP3 or AAC at 128kbps or 256kpbs. A favourite open source lossless audio codec is FLAC, which stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. Within the possible FLAC settings there are 8 levels of compression to choose from when creating new files.

today's leftovers:

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News
  1. SimplyMEPIS 8.0.12 Maintenance Release Available
  2. And windows shoots itself in the foot, again.
  3. Activation Frustration? Not With Linux!
  4. Mavizen’s Electric Motorcycle Has Built-In Wi-Fi, Linux
  5. Moblin 2.1 released
  6. France 24 migrates to Drupal 6, codebase to be open-sourced
  7. ATI Drivers 9.10 Working with 2.6.30+ Kernels
  8. Top 10 Issues Confronting Users of Open Source
  9. Hugin: Where we are and where we're going
  10. Conversion examples between OOo and MS Office
  11. OpenSUSE Project Transfers Parts of Maintenance to Community
  12. Danish TV 2 Is No Friend Of Linux
  13. Novell & MS file motions in Wordperfect case
  14. Live from ApacheCon: Subversion Joins ASF
  15. Jaspersoft Joins Open Source Software Institute
  16. Red Hat Expands Advanced Mission-Critical Program
  17. Virtualbox for solving a common small business problem
  18. Kubuntu Notification Helper
  19. Google Releases Core Development Tools as Open Source
  20. Wireless Cortex-A8 module supports Linux
  21. Molding a career in Open Source
  22. The Importance of an Open Internet

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Build a Silent, Standalone XBMC Media Center On the Cheap
  • HOWTO: Compiling Intel Atom Poulsbo GMA 500 graphics driver on Debian
  • Install Compiz & Compiz Fusion plugins on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Symmetric Key Encryption with GnuPG
  • How to install sopcast player in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Package Management With Zypper
  • How to use Empathy Messenger
  • Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part V: a.vim
  • 10 straightforward but proven ways to harden your LAMP servers
  • syslog-ng trap
  • Let Munin monitor your servers and network
  • How to restore Ubuntu 9.04 notifications Position in 9.10
  • DOS to UNIX/Linux Translation (DOS to Linux Cheat Sheet)
  • Establishing a Password Policy in openSUSE

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Shines Bright

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: Canonical released Ubuntu 9.10 in various forms last week including the Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) edition. UNR has been around since Ubuntu 8.04 (see Mark Shuttleworth's blog for a good summary of UNR) and has taken on some pretty stiff competition of late from Moblin. Enquiring minds want to know which version is better for my netbook?

A strangely compromised Linux box

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Linux
Security

aplawrence.com: A customer reported that a Linux machine used for ssh access (to in turn give telnet access to an ancient SCO machine) was refusing logins. I asked him to try logging in as root at the console; he was unable to do so.

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