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Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Download, First Look

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: Mozilla has just pushed out Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 to their servers, marking the first major step toward the official 3.1 release. Luckily we've already covered a lot of the features you can expect, so hit the jump for a closer look at what Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 brings to the table.

Big things come in TinyMe

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Linux

linux.com: I take a sort of sick joy in using a computer as long as possible, so I've become interested in lightweight Linux distributions like TinyMe 2008.0 that help prolong the life of a computer.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Run your virtual OS directly from GDM in Ubuntu

  • Using EasyUbuntu
  • One Linux Formatting Tip I Bet You Didn’t Know
  • How to add Ubuntu 8.04 to win server 2003 Active Directory Domain
  • Let PAM take care of GNU/Linux security for you
  • Turning off automatic gnome-session

OpenOffice 3 Is Here. Can You Tell?

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OOo
  • First Look: OpenOffice 3.0 Improves Support for Microsoft File Formats

  • OpenOffice 3 Is Here. Can You Tell?
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 breaks through 390,000 downloads in a day
  • 8 Reasons Why OpenOffice 3.0 Could Be The Tipping Point Application (or not?)
  • Getting The Word Out About OpenOffice.org 3
  • Reasons for the non-adoption of OpenOffice.org in a data-intensive public administration

Krusader: one file manager to rule them all

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I don’t like KDE4. I don’t like the Dolphin file manager either. But those dislikes are proportional to my concern about the future of Konqueror. Then, I discovered Krusader.

Stupid Firefox Tricks, Part I

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Moz/FF

earthweb.com: Firefox ... we use it all day, for everything from managing finances to socializing to playing games. But it's a large and complicated programs. Are you getting the most out of your browser?

Searching with GNOME Do

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: One of my favourite applications for Mac OS X is Launchbar, an indispensable application-launching utility. Now, on Linux, a similar application is available, called GNOME Do.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Vapor-X

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Today we are looking at the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic, which takes the original Radeon HD 4870 to the next level with heightened frequencies and an exclusive Vapor-X cooling solution.

Browser Review: Mozilla Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

practicalecommerce.com: By some estimates, more than 1.4 billion people use the Internet for work, entertainment, or commerce. All of those web surfers must use a browser to visit websites or shop at online stores, and if browsing speed, security, and functionality matter, those users should be cruising the information super highway with the Mozilla Firefox 3 web browser.

What's new in OpenOffice 3?

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OOo
  • What's new in OpenOffice 3?

  • OOo: Thoughts about the importance of Extensions
  • Installing OpenOffice.org 3.0
  • How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.0 on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 launch overwhelms servers

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Deux

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: It's time for some more fast-paced action! Today, we'll talk about games where you play as a human - against other humans. Our two candidates are AssaultCube and Urban Terror.

Moonlight - what’s the big deal?

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Software

ericsbinaryworld.com: Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article on Linux Today about Moonlight and what a horrible person Miguel de Icaza is. So I thought I’d go ahead and do some exploration of what’s going on with Moonlight and Silverlight.

My FOSS Graphic Application WishList

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Software

penguinpetes.com: There's a number of new graphics applications that I've been searching all over for. They may or may not have been invented yet. So I'm posting this little list, to the purpose of either...

Fedora LTS (aka “believing in Santa”)

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Linux

beranger.org: Why isn't there any Fedora LTS? Because they don't want it. Officially, it's because there is not enough manpower. Besides, the “Fedora spirit” is the same as the “Ubuntu spirit”, that is “pushing the latest-and-greatest bugs-features-and-zombies ASAP, so that we release twice a year”.

Gnash 0.8.4 released

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Software

gnu.org: The third beta release of Gnash has just been made at version 0.8.4. Gnash is a GPL'd SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror.

How Linux Helped 5 Poverty-Stricken Governments

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Linux

hehe2.net: Imagine you are the minister of education of an impoverished country, with a limited budget to improve your schooling system. You are not aware of such thing called “Open Source” what would happen? You would probably end up spending thousands on software to equip your school’s computers.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OpenOffice 3.0 released amid fears of development stagnation

  • OK, now OpenOffice is definitely good enough
  • OpenOffice Hits 3.0: Can It Challenge Microsoft?
  • BeBop Linux Released
  • So Long Mandriva, It Was Nice Meeting You
  • My Two Biggest Ubuntu Gripes
  • Linux can save UK schools billions: Part 2
  • The Linux opportunity buried in the Unix market share data
  • Linux powered mini-machines for Macs
  • Opinion: High-performance nonsense
  • Switch to Linux Today! bsod Linux Flier
  • Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM
  • Keeping the Kernel Klean
  • My Quick Ohio Linux Fest Recap
  • Open source enables value-based business models
  • Discovery - VSTi Analog Synthesis For Linux
  • Yakuake — yet another pop-up terminal
  • Mono 2.0 has been released. So what?
  • ICANN using Drupal
  • Should software developers do it for themselves?
  • RadeonHD 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Drivers Released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use ImageMagick to convert pdf to png

  • Certificate Authority (CA) with OpenSSL
  • Setup SSL on Apache
  • Manage Your Synchronization And Backup Easily With Conduit For Linux
  • Install GIMP 2.6 in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Run GIMP 2.6.1 image editor from a flash drive
  • Set Operations in the Unix Shell

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 : upgrade successful

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MDV

blog.freeside.fr: I tried to remain in the position of a newcomer that has no clue about what a command line interface is, so even if I used a terminal a couple of times, it was just to check some stuff, not to fix it. Here's how it went.

Linux is not a "Bazaar" and BSD is not a "Cathedral"

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Linux

raiden.net: When it comes to development styles, it has been said time and again that BSD uses the Cathedral model of development, and Linux uses the Bazaar. But that's incorrect.

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Red Hat News

  • Improving Storage Performance with Ceph and Flash
    Ceph is a storage system designed to be used at scale, with clusters of Ceph in deployment in excess of 40 petabytes today. At LinuxCon Europe, Allen Samuels, Engineering Fellow at Western Digital, says that Ceph has been proven to scale out reasonably well. Samuels says, “the most important thing that a storage management system does in the clustered world is to give you availability and durability,” and much of the technology in Ceph focuses on controlling the availability and the durability of your data. In his presentation, Samuels talks not just about some of the performance advantages to deploying Ceph on Flash, but he also goes into detail about what they are doing to optimize Ceph in future releases.
  • Ceph and Flash by Allen Samuels, Western Digital
  • Red Hat Opens Up OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    When businesses and enterprises begin adopting data center platforms that utilize containerization, then and only then can we finally say that the container trend is sweeping the planet. Red Hat’s starter option for containerization platforms is OpenShift Dedicated — a public cloud-based, mostly preconfigured solution, which launched at this time last year on Amazon AWS.
  • Volatility Numbers in View for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Rhizome is working on an open-source tool to help archive digital content
    "The stability of this kind of easy archiving for document storage, review and revision is a great possibility, but the workflow for journalists is very specific, so the grant will allow us to figure out how it could function." Another feature of Webrecorder that journalists might find appealing, and one of the software's core purposes, is to preserve material that might be deleted or become unavailable in time. However, the tool is currently operated under a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown policy. This means any individual can ask for a record of their web presence or materials to be removed, so Rhizome will be working to "answer the more complicated questions and figure out policies" around privacy and copyright with the latest round of funding.
  • An ode to releasing software
    There is one particular moment in every Free and Open Source Software project: it’s the time when the software is about to get released. The software has been totally frozen of course, QA tests have been made, all the lights are green; the website still needs to be updated with the release notes, perhaps some new content and of course the stable builds have to be uploaded. The release time is always a special one. The very day of the release, there is some excitement and often a bit of stress. The release manager(s), as well as everyone working on the project’s infrastructure are busy making sure everything is ready when the upload of the stable version of the software, binaries and source, has been completed. In many cases, some attention is paid to the main project’s mirror servers so that the downloads are fluid and work (mostly) flawlessly as soon as the release has been pushed and published.
  • Diversity Scholarship Series: My Time at CloudNativeCon 2016
    CloudNativeCon 2016 was a wonderful first conference for me and although the whirlwind of a conference is tiring, I left feeling motivated and inspired. The conference made me feel like I was a part of the community and technology I have been working with daily.
  • WordPress 4.7 Content Management System Provides New Design Options
    WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers. As is typically the case with new WordPress releases, there is also a new default theme in the 4.7 update. The 2017 theme provides users with a number of interesting attributes including the large feature image as well as the ability to have a video as part of the header image. The Theme Customizer feature enables users to more intuitively adjust various elements of a theme, to fit the needs of websites that use will upgrade to WordPress 4.7. In addition, the new custom CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) feature within a theme preview lets users quickly see how style changes will change the look of a site. As an open-source project, WordPress benefits from participation of independent contributors and for the 4.7 release there were 482 contributors. In this slideshow eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the WordPress 4.7 release.
  • Psychology Professor Releases Free, Open-Source, Preprint Software
    The Center for Open Science, directed by University of Virginia psychology professor Brian Nosek, has launched three new services to more quickly share research data as the center continues its mission to press for openness, integrity and reproducibility of scientific research. Typically, researchers send preprint manuscripts detailing their research findings to peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Nature and Science. The review process can take months or even years before publication – if the research is published at all. By contrast, “preprinting,” or sharing non-peer-reviewed research results online, enables crucial data to get out to the community the moment it is completed. That, said Nosek, is critical.
  • Integral Ad Science Launches Open Source SDK to Drive Mobile Innovation for the Advertising Industry
  • Tullett Prebon Information, Quaternion and Columbia University form open source risk collaboration
  • Tullett Prebon Information And Quaternion Risk Management Partner To Enhance Transparency And Standardisation In Risk Modelling – Partnership Fuels Columbia University Research To Improve Understanding Of Systemic Risk
  • Integral Ad Science Partners with Google, Others for Open Source Viewability
  • DoomRL creator makes free roguelike open-source to try and counter Zenimax legal threat
  • DoomRL Goes Open-Source in Face of Copyright Claims
    Earlier this week, ZeniMax Medi hit DoomRL, a popular roguelike version of the original first-person shooter, with a cease-and-desist order. This order instructed producer ChaosForge to remove the free downloadable game to prevent further legal action. Instead of taking it down, co-creator Kornel Kisielewicz turned the game open-source.
  • This Indian software company just partnered with the world’s biggest open source community
    In what can be called a major motivation for Indian tech firms, Amrut Software, an end-to-end Software, BPO services and solutions provider has become a GitHub distributor for India region. GitHub hosts world’s biggest open source community along with the most popular version control systems, configuration management and collaboration tools for software developers. It has some of the largest installations of repositories in the world.
  • Python 3.6 released with many new improvements and features
    Python,the high-level interpreted programming language is now one of the most preferred programming language by beginners and professional-level developers.So,here Python 3.6 is now available with many changes,improvements and of course the ease of Python was not left in the work list.

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