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Ubuntu 9.04 Boot Times

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Boot Times

  • Jaunty boot up times
  • Ubuntu As TV Character Name

The New Cairo-Dock v2, Simply Amazing

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Linux

I was recently looking for an Avant Window Navigator replacement and tried out most of the docks out there. And then i saw that Cairo Dock, which wasn't near one of the best has a new version only downloadable on it's website and after trying it, i was amazed. Full story

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04

  • Red Hat pitches software-patents-free Europe
  • Google Android on the Skytone Alpha 680
  • A Plethora Of Pre News
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 1 Episode 7
  • A GUI for ffmpeg
  • Linux Distro Test - Xubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Free vs Open Source software
  • Getting Into Linux the Easy Way
  • Underestimated hurdles to Ubuntu desktop adoption
  • Rockefeller Looking to Grant Open Source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Tiny Linux Shell Crash Course For Beginners

  • CLI Magic: geek one-liners
  • A command guide to APT-GET and DPKG
  • Use Aliases to have an address book in mutt
  • Geotagging with Linux
  • Check for root kits with rkhunter
  • Quick Tip: Clear Out GNOME Tracker Indexes
  • Migrate MySQL Database to a new Server
  • Mini HOWTO: Tiny Core Linux 1.4 LiveUSB home web server
  • Jaunty Video Performance
  • Finding the Time
  • How to create DVD movies in Linux with DeVeDe

Cutest funding move ever? Adopt a line of Miro code

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Software

arstechnica.com: The folks behind the open source video player Miro have launched a program that lets users adopt a line of code in order to support Miro's continued development.

GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong

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OSS

itwire.com: Eleven years ago the Debian free software guidelines were drafted as part of the project's social contract. A year later, they proposed the same guidelines as the Open Source Definition. The confusion arose because people could not comprehend how something which was described as free could be sold.

Alien Arena 2009 Screenshots

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: The Alien Arena development team has released 16 screenshots of the upcoming Alien Arena 2009. This release features “some very significant advances” in the game engine and new arenas, and player models. It’s also mentioned that they are planning to release the new version in June.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 hands-on

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Ubuntu

tuxradar.com: The arrival of Jaunty Jackalope means that UNR has finally seen an official release, so there are lots of questions that need answering: how is it different from normal Ubuntu? How well does it work on average netbooks? And, most importantly, is it any good?

State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 1/4: Multimedia

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: Areas of important development in the overall Free Desktop ecosystem can be broken down into several main areas: multimedia, hardware support, infrastructural enhancements, and usability work, and I intend to cover each of these broad categories in the next couple of days.

The Firefox 3.5 vs. IE8 Deathmatch

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Software

pcworld.com: Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: Firefox and Internet Explorer (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8 ). "Why do I do that?" I've often asked myself. It's been going on for years. I maintain two separate "browser lives," in a sense. Let's take a look at some of the features that they each have.

OpenOfficers pitch Oracle on life after Sun

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OOo

theregister.co.uk: OpenOfficers have begun lobbying for their future in the event that Oracle succeeds in purchasing Sun Microsystems.

My two cents on improving GNOME

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Software

manishtech.wordpress: I have been a GNOME user since I have jumped into Linux bandwagon. Even though trying out KDE and XFCE, I always had to fall back to GNOME even though people are said never to be happy with it.

Celebrate Spring with Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring. Quicker, easier and even more secure this new version brings you a host of innovative functionalities.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 69

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SUSE

Issue #69 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 1 Released, People of openSUSE: Jan Engelhardt, and Joe Brockmeier: The argument for free fonts.

Cloud computing with Linux thin clients

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Linux

See how Users and the environment benefit from Linux-based cloud computing systems

Ubuntu, Now More Popular than Windows XP

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: Ubuntu has finally eclipsed Windows XP in terms of popularity. -- This is according to the most recent data from Google Trends. See graph below:

Linux Distro Test - PC/OS 2009v2a

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Linux

linux-hardcore.com: This distro doesn't disappoint. I've always leaned toward Gnome, but this XFCE distro has an edge over Gnome and other XFCE distros.

Apache or GPL?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay today switched his license alliegiance, to Apache from the GPL. Before anyone starts in with the Arlen Specter jokes, let me say that based on the criteria he sets out, adoption, his argument makes sense.

Also: Has the GPL out-lived its usefulness?

XO's learning software goes walkabout

pcpro.co.uk: Sugar Labs has launched a beta version of its Sugar Learning interface designed to run directly from a USB memory stick.

OCZ Behemoth Laser Gaming Mouse

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The OCZ Alchemy Elixir was a nice keyboard, but now joining their peripherals line-up is the OCZ Behemoth -- a laser gaming mouse with a 4-way LED display, 18 grams worth of customizable weights, and an adjustable DPI sensor.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
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FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

  • Portugal to harmonise usability of govt portals
    All of the code, information and tools are made available for reuse.
  • JRC: ‘Releasing code without a licence hinders reuse’
    Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently just 20 % of all projects published on GitHub, one of the most popular source code sharing platforms, have selected a licence for their work - down from about 60% in 2008, Gentile said, quoting numbers published in 2015 by GitHub.
  • React to React
    The Additional Grant of Patent Rights is a patent license grant that includes certain termination criteria. These termination criteria are not entirely unprecedented when you look at the history of patent license provisions in OSI-approved licenses, but they are certainly broader than the termination criteria [or the equivalent] in several familiar modern licenses (the Apache License 2.0, EPL, MPL 2.0, and GPLv3).
  • BetConstruct declares the source code for its front-end as open source
    The project is distributed under MIT license.

Automotive Grade Linux Adds New Members

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat Bets on Innovation in the Channel
    Red Hat has launched the Red Hat Application Partner Initiative, working with partners to build a practice around core platforms for emerging use cases. IT solution providers tend to focus more on technologies that are just hitting the top of the bell curve in terms of mainstream adoption. But Red Hat is making a case for partners to place more focus on emerging technologies.
  • Huawei takes on servers, HPC and cloud with Red Hat, Intel and GE
    Company unveils plans to build high performance computing centres in in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, and in Munich, Germany. Chinese ICT company Huawei has unveiled a series of agreements and collaborations with some of the world’s largest companies to advance cloud and high performance computing (HPC). Firstly, Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Intel to cooperate in HPC.
  • Red Hat Unveils JBoss AMQ 7
    Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7. The latest release of Red Hat's messaging platform combines the performance and efficiency of reactive programming with a more flexible architecture, giving customers a strong foundation for building distributed, reactive message-driven applications.
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    Ok, not that “Hello”. I’ve been writing quarterly updates on what I’m working on to help the Fedora Community. If you’re new to the party, welcome. I have the privilege of being the current Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator. I wrote last week on the Red Hat Community blog about what this role means and how it interacts with the world.