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Torvalds, KDE 4, and the Media Circus

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KDE

earthweb.com: Just as KDE 4 is poised to prove itself with the user-friendly 4.2 release, the year-long controversy over the changes from the KDE 3 release has ignited again. This time, the spark was a interview comment by Linus Torvalds that he had switched to GNOME and thought that the KDE release had been mis-managed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 287

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux.conf.au 2009

  • News: Ubuntu and Fedora adopt ext4, Slackware prepares for KDE 4.2, Mandriva developers move to Red Hat, ClarkConnect reveals new features
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, Granular Linux 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Site news: Update on package management cheatsheet
  • New distribution: Bee Linux, Kuki Linux
  • Reader comments

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

plasma is now plasma-desktop

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: When Plasma was first ripping its way out of my meandering thoughts, I was rather preoccupied with one thought only: "I need something that can improve on kicker ..." When I eventually added the desktop to that thinking I felt I was making progress and getting ambitious.

Linux Monday: command lines and vintage keyboards

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: If you're younger than about 30, you probably don't have much memory of the DOS prompt. And about the third thing you've heard about Linux is "you have to type in commands a lot."

Are you an "average" user?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Everybody uses in their arguments the yardstick of the average user. This is the user that people measure the suitability of an operating system and form their arguments around. What exactly is an average user?

Linux Foundation Announces Formal Kick Off for “We’re Linux” Video Contest

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the formal launch of its “We’re Linux” video contest.

today's leftovers

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News
  • End of backports and about KDE in Lenny

  • KDE 4.2 coming to Gentoo
  • $200 Laptops Break a Business Model
  • Warning! Linux Security. Are You at Risk?
  • Why Linux is Superior
  • What Would an Atheist Linux Distro Look Like?
  • Monitor and Inspect your Hard-Disk easily with GSmartControl
  • How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu
  • The Dark Side of Linux

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #126

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #126 for the week of January 18th- January 24th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS released, Ubuntu on Italian TV, and much more!

Interview with Liam Bennett: creating a SMS service in Australia using GNU/Linux

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Interviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Liam Bennett manages eConfirm Inc, an Australian company that offers SMS sending — and responding — services, based on GNU/Linux. Here’s what Liam has to say about his experience with GNU/Linux and free software in general.

Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language: A Book Review

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Software

millionchimpanzees.blogspot: I wasn't particularly happy when I heard that Python 3 wasn't backwardly compatible with previous versions of Python, but I tried to keep an open mind about this. When I heard that Programming in Python 3 was being published in Addison-Wesley's Developer's Library series, I saw a chance to get up to speed quickly with what had changed.

Can a BasKet Replace Google Notebook?

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Software

For the last few years, Google Notebook has played a part in organising my information. When Google announced the other week that they are going to stop developing Google Notebook, I decided to review my information management process, and see if it can be improved.

What vendors really mean by 'open source'

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Like me, you've probably read articles on how free software, or open source, is going to thrive in 2009, and how businesses everywhere are going to survive the recession by migrating to it.

A conversation with Bdale Garbee

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Linux
Interviews

itwire.com: It's difficult not to notice Bdale Garbee, the chief technologist for open source and Linux at Hewlett-Packard, when he attends the Australian national Linux conference.

PCLOS - Big Update Coming

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: Well, it's almost time for the BIG UPDATE! The Rippers have been working for months on this to make it as trouble free as humanly possible. We're hoping there won't be too many problems.

10 Things a Power User Will Love about Linux

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Linux

blog.ajlisy.com: If you’re a power user but haven’t yet given Linux a shot, you should definitely try it out. Here are 10 things that you will love about Linux over Windows or OS X.

How Good Is the Asus Eee 1000?

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Linux
Hardware

openmode.ca: I don’t have many tech gadgets or toys, but my Eee PC 1000 is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Though admittedly I have conditioned myself to say that after paying so much for the 1000 model when it was still fairly new in Canada.

Mark Shuttleworth Strikes the Right Tone On Windows 7

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some people are scratching their heads over recent Windows 7-related comments attributed to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. I think Shuttleworth was stating that healthy competition drives IT innovation. And an innovative, motivated Microsoft is good for Linux.

Keith Tokash and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ccieflyer.com: I've been wanting to write this for some time, but aside from wanting to use Ubuntu for a reasonable amount of time, I'm pretty lazy. What finally prompted me to write this was Amarok, a music player I liked so much better than iTunes that it bordered on being difficult to express.

The next challenge for Linux

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Linux

paulspontifications.blogspot: I was in the local branch of "Currys" and they had some little netbooks, and taped next to each one was a little note saying something to the effect of "This runs Linux, so it won't run Windows software". It was a local version of a wider story about Linux:

Open Source's Moment is Now

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OSS

daniweb.com: There are number of factors coming together that lead me to believe that open source's moment is right now, today, this year.

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Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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