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The golden age of open source?

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OSS

the451group.com: Stephen O’Grady and Simon Phipps have both recently published interesting posts on the current state of open source, with Stephen pondering the relative growth of open source and Simon wondering whether the “commercial open source” bubble has burst.

Uberstudent: The students’ Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there it’s dizzying. Some are simply respins of various base distributions with a different theme or maybe one or two specific applications thrown in for good measure. And then there’s Uberstudent.

Legal DVD Playback Coming to Linux?

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Linux
Legal

linuxjournal.com: In a country where the legal system is based on precedents, a judge's recent decision just may make the use of Linux a whole lot easier.

Apple is the new open source villain

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Microsoft
Mac
OSS

zdnet.com: It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.

openSUSE: Not For Sale Today

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SUSE

itworld.com: here's a rumor running around that Canonical, for reasons that I have yet to fathom, is supposedly interested in buying openSUSE, the community distribution project that is currently maintained and staffed by Novell.

Dell Streak review

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Hardware

linuxuser.co.uk: The Dell Streak. Is it a tablet, or is a smartphone? Get your answers on a postcard, but not before checking out Linux User & Developer’s review…

Breaking down barriers for women in open source

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OSS
  • Breaking down barriers for women in open source
  • Endace Chief Technical Officer Talks about the Future of Open Source IDS (PR)
  • Zenoss VP of Community to Present at LinuxCon on Open Source Tool Chains for Managing the Cloud

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 366

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Customer Service and Open Source Software
  • News: New hope for OpenSolaris, Custom FreeBSD, new PC-BSD blog and Dell's stance on selling Ubuntu
  • Questions and answers: Playing a game of What-If
  • Released last week: Karoshi, MeeGO, Parted Magic, Elastix
  • Upcoming releases: BlankOn Sajadah
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

An Open (Source) and Shut Case

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OSS

cfo.com: Talend, a five-year-old maker of database-management software, was fortunate in its recent hiring of its first full-time CFO. Talend sought a more specific type of experience, related not to the function of its product but rather to its business model.

Quake LIVE Pro and Premium packages

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Gaming

itwire.com: Playing Quake, an all action First Person Shooter, inside your browser window was completely mythical five years ago. But the free game phenomenon now has some pay-to-play options for those wanting more from their browser based bangs.

Btrfs Did Regress Hard In The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: This morning we published benchmarks of ZFS, EXT4, and Btrfs when running these three popular file-systems off a high-performance OCZ Vertex 2 solid-state drive. To a fair amount of surprise, the EXT4 file-system ended up beating out Btrfs on the SSD in a number of tests.

Ubuntu no plans to fork GNOME

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: "We have no plans to fork GNOME"
  • Ubuntu Devs Discuss Backports Changes
  • An Update to the Ubuntu Light Themes
  • A Funny Thing Happened in the Shuttleworth Forum
  • X.Org Server 1.9 Is Hitting Ubuntu 10.10 Soon

today's howtos & stuff:

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News
HowTos
  • Better CD Encoder frontend
  • hide a file or folder
  • Why can't free software lead to hardware innovation?
  • 3 ways to get Linux release information from bash terminal
  • How to Play StarCraft 2 on Linux WINE
  • Transform your Ubuntu Box into a Karaoke Machine
  • Giving a fresh Ubuntu install more power
  • Xara - Photo & Graphic Designer v6 review
  • Ben Nanonote: Pure fun, but not for the faint hearted
  • Testing if a file system can be used for home directories...
  • How to Customize the GDM Sessions List
  • Upgrading Mandriva Linux 2010 to Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring
  • F/OSS nerds: The hipsters of computing
  • The Linux Action Show! s13e02 | Linux Home Server Build PT1
  • Switching from Gentoo to Fedora

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

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Software

ghacks.net: As a writer one of the most important things for me is to keep organized. This may seem like a fairly simple task, but when you are doing everything from researching a topic to piecing together a much larger work, having fast access to all of the particular documents you are working on can make the difference between efficient work and a catastrophe.

Open Source and Economics: How the Hold Up Problem Explains the Flash Wars

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gigaom.com: Flash’s banishment from Apple suggests that this exceptional position may not last much longer. It also highlights one of the main drivers behind open source – the economic phenomenon known as “the hold up problem,” which is a central point in our research.

First Ubuntu UK Geeknic a Success

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Ubuntu

popey.com/blog: Today saw the first Ubuntu-UK LoCo “geeknic” and in my opinion it was a great success. Around 20 people turned up to enjoy fun, food and chat.

Some Notes on Linux Effects

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Software

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: One of the many attractive features of Linux is the possibility to add beautiful effects to the desktop. Compiz provides the best known set of effects and they can be used both in Gnome and KDE distros. You get this set by installing it from the distribution repositories. However, KDE has its native effects.

The Yast Revolt of 2010: Ideas to Improve Yast Software Installations

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Software
SUSE

anditosan.blogspot: Although I love Yast and its graphical incarnation, I am yet to see innovations in the areas of simplicity and also with being current. Here are some transformations.

Lightspark Gains Faster Rendering, H263/MP3 Video

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Software

phoronix.com: Lightspark, one of the newest free software projects designed to provide an open-source implementation of Adobe's Flash/SWF specification, has been progressing at a rather expedited pace. Lightspark continues to pickup new features with each new release.

Debian Developers per country

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Linux

perrier.eu.org: Back in 2009, I did some analysis of the number of developers per country. Apparently, some people at DebConf remember this and asked if I could update this data. So, here we are with the 2010 version, sorted by the ratio of *active* developers per million population for each country.

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Software: Liberation of Code, GNU Parallel, Devhelp

  • When should you open source your software?
    It’s 20 years this this since the term ‘Open Source’ was coined. In that time the movement for free and open software has gone from a niche to a common method of distribution and a normal way of operating for businesses. Major technology shifts are now driven by open source technologies: Big Data (Hadoop, Spark), AI (TensorFlow, Caffe), and Containers (Docker, Kubernetes) are all open projects. Massive companies including Google, Facebook, and even Lyft regularly release Open Source tools for the world to use. Microsoft – whose former CEO once described Linux as a cancer – now embraces the concept.
  • GNU Parallel 20180422 ('Tiangong-1') released
    Quote of the month: Today I discovered GNU Parallel, and I don’t know what to do with all this spare time. --Ryan Booker
  • Devhelp news
    For more context, I started to contribute to Devhelp in 2015 to fix some annoying bugs (it’s an application that I use almost every day). Then I got hooked, I contributed more, became a co-maintainer last year, etc. Devhelp is a nice little project, I would like it to be better known and used more outside of GNOME development, for example for the Linux kernel now that they have a good API documentation infrastructure (it’s just a matter of generating *.devhelp2 index files alongside the HTML pages).