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Fedora 13 Boasts Many Leading-Edge Enhancements

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Linux Red Hat's Fedora 13 open-source software can serve in a full gamut of Linux roles, as long as users are prepared to upgrade their systems about once a year.

10 Best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office

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Software The full and complete package of Office costs more than some people's mortgage payments. Fortunately, Office is not the only option available to get the work done. Here are ten FREE alternatives to what Microsoft Office has to offer.

So Dell, is Ubuntu safer than Windows or not?

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Ubuntu Dell appears to be back-tracking on a claim made on its website that Ubuntu is safer than Windows.

Linux, trojans and viruses. A real threat?

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Security While there is no excuse for inattention and lack of knowledge, the fact is that there are Linux virus's (viruses, virii?) and there will be more.

Why Ubuntu is harder than Windows

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I use Ubuntu on all my personal computers and I even recommend it to friends. I am starting to think maybe I shouldn't though, because it is obvious:

Flock is now based on Chromium

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  • Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Firefox
  • Flock 3 Beta drops Firefox, switches to Chromium
  • New Flock divorces Firefox, snuggles up to Chrome

today's leftovers:

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  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-06-15
  • OpenCL 1.1 Specification Released
  • Red Hat Summit: Even Microsoft Will Lend a Virtualization Hand
  • 'Appleseed' Open Source Alternative to Facebook Gathers Steam
  • Why Learn Linux at All
  • Red Hat Provides Snapshot Into Red Hat Summit
  • Geek Of The Week: Larry Ellison
  • Java father Gosling backs managed runtime gallop
  • More thoughts on FSF action against Apple over GNU Go
  • FOSS Compliance: What Are the Basics You Must Know?
  • Find a community's cheeseheads when not wearing foam hats
  • How does Ubuntu do it?

some howtos:

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  • Backing up with Deja Dup
  • Linux rename user command
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 1
  • Understand at, atq, atrm, batch Commands using 9 Examples
  • How to Assign a Static IP to an Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Computer
  • cppcheck - A tool for static C / C++ code analysis
  • font tip
  • Learn more about how you can use SQLite
  • Tuning MySql with MySqlTuner to increase efficiency and performance
  • Weird Gnome Panel Behavior

Ubuntu Netbook Edition (Remix) not just for netbooks?

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Ubuntu Netbook Edition (formally netbook remix) is a collection of applications that make Ubuntu more usable on smaller screens. But you don't have to be running a netbook to benefit. This article looks at how to use the best netbook remix features in a standard Ubuntu 10.04 install.

AWN 4 is fine

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gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Occasionally I decide that someone has made such an impressive application that I have to give it its own review. This is one of those times.

The Desktop PC Is *NEVER* Going Away. Period. I don't know why the electronics industry as a whole is in such a rush to declare the desktop PC dead. You could of course make the first assumption that they want to sell more handheld gadgets to fill the void, but really they make money from selling PCs too, you know.

A Fatal Flaw For Open Source

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  • A Fatal Flaw For Open Source
  • Does Open Source Suffer From A Glass Ceiling?
  • Open Source Software Company Joins Forces with ForgeRock
  • Ready For Open Source WAN Acceleration?
  • How Open Source Can Lead to Improved Management of Customer Data
  • Open Source Software Gaining Acceptance
  • Brazil and India: The Next Generation of Open Source
  • The open source tea party

Anti-FSF stance caused ACCESS to pull Gnome Foundation Funding

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OSS Xavier Bestel had made a comment to a gnome member regarding their choice of OS and E-mail client. The person promptly fired back with an anti software freedom tirade and blurted out insider info from ACCESS as to why they pulled out on funding.

Linux User? 7 Good Reasons to Go Back to Windows

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: With all this craze about morphing penguins that become African lynxes, French stars, green leaves from Ireland, German chameleons, Argentinean fireflies, and even American...ur... Allow me to present those wayward children 7 good reasons to come back from that Tuxlight Zone to the embracing, always-forgiving community of Redmond!

Firefox 4 sneak peek flaunts Google open video codec

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Moz/FF Mozilla has turned out a Firefox 4 prototype that includes Google's newly open sourced WebM video format, while Opera has rolled the format into a developer build of its own.

KDE at SouthEast LinuxFest

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  • KDE at SouthEast LinuxFest
  • SouthEast LinuxFest Part II
  • Gentoo at LinuxTag 2010: A look back
  • systemd Slides from LinuxTag 2010
  • LinuxTag from my view

Using Gnome-Shell

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Software Okay, day one, I have a feeling of trepidation – using a beta product for doing real work is risky. I realize I do this at my own risk, and SAVE OFTEN.

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5 Best Linux Software Packages for Kids

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Software Even when computers were first being introduced, engineers realized how useful they could be to teach children. Today we’ve gathered together some of the best Linux software applications for kids.

More Free and Open Source Video Editors for Linux

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Software I would like to feature some more video editing software, which are all capable of handling video sequence editing and provide tools for trimming, colour manipulation, titling, visual effects, splicing, cutting and arranging clips across the timeline among others.

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Graphics: X.Org Foundation Board of Directors and Vulkan

  • Six Candidates Are Vying For This Year's X.Org Foundation Board
    There are six candidates running for this year's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors with four seats being open this election. Those six candidates for this year's X.Org elections include Eric Anholt (Broadcom), Robert Foss (Collabora), Bryce Harrington (Samsung), Keith Packard (HP), Laurent Pinchart (Ideas on Board), and Harry Wentland (AMD).
  • Vulkan 1.1.71 Released As The First Update To Vulkan 1.1
    The first point release to the Vulkan 1.1 release from earlier this month is now available. Vulkan 1.1 promoted a lot of functionality to core while also officially adding sub-groups and protected content support. This Vulkan 1.1.71 point release adds a new extension and fixes. This first point release to Vulkan 1.1 is officially version 1.1.71. This is because when Vulkan 1.1 was created, Khronos decided not to reset the patch number... Vulkan 1.1 was technically 1.1.70 and not 1.1.0. So now with this first update it's bumped to Vulkan 1.1.71.
  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Updated With Improvements For Sub-Groups & Multi-View
    The AMD developers working on their official cross-platform "AMDVLK" Vulkan driver have updated their open-source code-base for Linux users. On Friday the AMD developers pushed to the open-source repository their latest work, their first update since introducing Vulkan 1.1 support back on launch day earlier this month.

Programming: Google Opens Maps APIs, Survey, Firefox Addons and GCC

  • China's open source AI, a GitHub tool for licensing, and more news
  • Google Opens Maps APIs and World Becomes Dev Playground
    Google this week announced that it will open its Maps APIs to video game developers, which could result in far more realistic settings in augmented reality games. With access to real-time map updates and rich location data, developers will have many choices of settings for their games. The APIs will provide devs with what Google has described as a "living model of the world" to use as a foundation for game worlds. Developers will have access to more than 100 million 3D buildings, roads, landmarks and parks from more than 200 countries around the globe.
  • Developers dread Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2, SharePoint - survey
    Stack Overflow’s annual survey has revealed the tools and tech that developers love to hate: Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2 and SharePoint. According to the poll, which took in the views of more than 100,000 devs, Rust is the most loved programming language for the third year running. It is closely followed by Kotlin, which makes its debut in the survey. [...] At the other end of the spectrum is Visual Basic 6, which has been voted most dreaded programming language. Visual Basic 6 is also linked to lower pay, with Stack Overflow saying that devs using it are “paid less even given years of experience”.
  • [Firefox] March Add(on)ness: Momentum (2) vs Grammarly (3)
  • Intel SGX Enclave Support Added To GCC
    The latest feature addition to the GCC compiler this week is support for Intel's new "ENCLV". ENCLV is a new intrinsic that is part of the Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). The Enclave happens to be a trusted execution environment embedded into a process with isolated memory regions of Enclaves are protected areas of execution and the ENCLV instruction is needed to put application code into that special mode.

BSD: HAMMER2, Split, and ZFS

  • HAMMER2 Gets Many Fixes On The Latest DragonFlyBSD Git
    The HAMMER2 file-system has been available with install-time support since DragonFlyBSD 5.0 while the latest Git code continues to revise this next-generation FS for DragonFly. Landing overnight in DragonFlyBSD were several HAMMER and HAMMER2 improvements.
  • [Older] Exploring permutations and a mystery with BSD and GNU split filenames

    In summary, gsplit's default file naming behavior is to add a letter to the prefix and suffix of a filename whenever it reaches 26^r - 26 files (with r being the current length of the suffix), so you don't need to worry about running out of filenames (just disk space, haha).  

  • Turbocharging ZFS Data Recovery

    Besides being able to display the new debug information, zdb has another new feature that brings its capabilities on par with the kernel: the ability to set global libzpool variables.