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Your views: Time for Linux?

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: The recession is apparently driving some firms to look at Linux as a cost-saving alternative to Microsoft – is it time for open source to take off?

Who Owns Commercial Open Source – and Can Forks Work?

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Can Larry Ellison be stopped? By which I mean could Oracle shut down the fledgling open-source software movement through a series of acquisitions??

Don't worry, Microsoft. 2009 won't be the year of the Linux desktop... nor will 2010, 2011, etc.

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Linux

itworld.com: Since the turn of the decade or so, it's been regularly reported that every year will be the year during which Linux finally breaks out of its box and gains a major foothold at the desktop level. It hasn't happened yet.

Open source challenges students to think

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: The "open" characteristic of open source tools helps enhance, rather than complicate, the teaching process, say its exponents.

Managing Multiple KVM Hosts With Enomalism2 [Ubuntu 8.10]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

In my previous guide about how to set up Enomalism2 on Ubuntu 8.10 I concentrated on just one KVM host. This tutorial is an extension to that article in that it shows how to add further Ubuntu 8.10 KVM hosts to the setup that can then be managed from one single control panel.

Linus on Linux: Linus Torvalds Interview

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Linux
Interviews

linux-mag.com: In this interview Torvalds looks back on the operating system he created, the impact of new hardware, and the ubiquitous OS on everything from cellphones to desktops to supercomputers.

Easy Peasy V1.1 A Quick First Look

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: I had to send my netbook, an Acer Aspire One, for repair after three months of use. I had installed Fedora Core 10 XFCE respin, but when sending in the unit I knew that Acer would probably re-install Windows.

Open Source Automation

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OSS

drivesmag.com: SERCOS International (SI) has announced it will provide an open source software driver library for the SERCOS lll real-time Ethernet communication system master implementation.

5 Reasons not to try Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • 5 Reasons not to try Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu 9.04: Nothing Short of Amazing
  • Matt Cutts Talks About Ubuntu 9.04 Speed And Bugs
  • Ubuntu 9.04 + branding “regression”
  • The Big Picture: Timed Release Failures
  • Ubuntu 9.04 released - best reviews and screenshots

Diskeeper Considering Linux, Mac OS X Defrag Software

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Software

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy double-checked this rumor and got confirmation: Diskeeper may leap beyond Windows to offer disk defragmentation software on Linux and Mac OS X. What’s motivating the potential Diskeeper moves? Here’s the scoop.

Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support

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Linux

gtk-desktop-info is a python tool to display various pieces of information directly on the desktop, using plugins for html rendering, with html templates and css style sheets for formatting.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • WiFi sharing service gains new Linux routers

  • OSI signs an MOU with the Korea Software Copyright Committee
  • Gentoo A FHS following FHS lawbreaker
  • Open source at work
  • MySQL: Alive and Kicking
  • Bruce Perens: A Cyber-Attack on an American City
  • Ubuntu: Sound, An Issue of Information
  • Review of Tuxmachines.org
  • Linux STBs star on Amazon HD service
  • Jono Bacon: Ayatana
  • Linux Outlaws 88 - BeardSQL
  • Will Debian survive the rise of Linux?
  • Open source community reacts to Oracle-Sun deal
  • Ubuntu Linux gets a comic book
  • Ubuntu CEO Sees Shift In Service Models
  • Are any open source projects too big to lose
  • MAPI "Progress" and Ubuntu 9.04
  • What on Earth is the Open Source World Map For?
  • GMX: Better Than Yahoo! Mail, GMail?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to convert flv to dvd iso image

  • KVM & Virtual Machine Manager in Foresight
  • Upgrade or Reinstall? How do you move from Intrepid to Jaunty?
  • How to repair all MySQL databases on a server in one go
  • How do I get a list of installed packages in Gentoo?
  • Python value swap
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu - Fingerprint Scanners
  • Using Dropbox on Slackware
  • Change the Speed of Mousewheel Scrolling in Firefox
  • How to remotely access your MySQL in a secure manner
  • Changing Priority on Linux Processes
  • Upgrade kernel using urpmi in Mandriva
  • Compile latest GIMP source (developer version) for Ubuntu 9.04

9 Things You Need To Do/Install After Installing Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: After you have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04, what is next thing you should do?

Also: Things To Do Immediately After Installing Jaunty

OpenOffice: Future Uncertain

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Interviews
OOo

linux-magazine.com: Florian Effenberger is co-lead of the international OpenOffice.org marketing project. Our sister publication Linux-Community asked him how the deal between Sun and Oracle would affect OpenOffice.

Linux Commands You Need To Know

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Linux
HowTos

praveenweb.blogspot: Here are some linux commands that you would surely need to know..if you are a linux user..

5 Free Backup Tools for Linux

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Software
  • 5 Free Backup Tools for Linux

  • Back In Time - a simple backup system for Linux
  • System backup program for Ubuntu Linux
  • Utility backs up Linux thin clients to USB

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 will Ship on Time This Week

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: The Mozilla Foundation says it is still on track to release Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 sometime later this week despite the lack of a firm release date.

Novell, Sun, and Red Hat: Three degrees of open source

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OSS

cnet.com: Red Hat is an open-source company, while Novell is not, as Novell's CEO and CFO both emphasized in Novell's most recent earnings call. Sun, for its part, was desperately trying to reinvent itself as an open-source company, but struggled to do so given the weight of its declining hardware businesses.

The Future Of Computing Will Be Good Enough

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Linux

pcworld.com: The latest version of the Linux kernel includes an experimental driver module that tears apart the fabric of space-time. Keir Thomas tested this module, and in doing so managed to retrieve the following article, posted on PC World supersite in the year 2025.

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Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
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    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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