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openSUSE Weekly News, issue 119 is out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our openSUSE Weekly News Issue 119.

A visible case against bundled libraries

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: I wrote a lot about bundled libraries and why they are bad, but I usually stick with speaking about Free Software (or Open Source Software — yeah they are two different sets!). This time, let me explain you how they are bad for proprietary, binary-provided software as well.

YourSQL, MySQL, and NoSQL: The MySQL Conference Report

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Software

redmonk.com/sogrady: There has never been a time, in my opinion, that MySQL has faced a more diverse set of threats than at present. Of these, one gets a disproportionate amount of the attention: Oracle’s stewardship, and the implications this has for the future of the database.

Also: Dark Days Ahead For OpenSolaris

moc, screen and figlet: A sum greater than its parts

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: moc users might know this and might not, but you can poll the moc server process to spit out information about the tune it’s playing.

Are you a geek? Take the test and find out!

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Humor

dedoimedo.com: Geekiness is not a 1D state. There are many categories of geekiness. You may be a sci-fi geek or you may be a computer geek. Or both. Geekiness is a multi-value physical and emotional condition. But not all is lost. There's no reason to be ashamed. Being geek has become popular recently. Would you like to know if you're one?

Ubuntu Shipit is Open

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Shipit is Open, Request Your Free CD
  • Full Circle Podcast #4: It’s Everyone Else’s Fault
  • Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint

Top 7 Open Source Applications for Enterprise

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Software

blog.taragana.com: Sourceforge.net estimated that there are 230,000 open source projects on its site till Feb last year. Some of the projects are outdated, some of them do no not provide any support and others are in development phase. So, it is hard to find the right one for your need.

Anatomy of Linux Kernel Shared Memory

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Linux

An interesting change in the 2.6.32 kernel is Kernel Shared Memory (KSM). KSM allows the hypervisor to increase the number of concurrent virtual machines by consolidating identical memory pages. Explore the ideas behind KSM (such as storage de-duplication), its implementation, and how you manage it.

Install Nautilus Elementary (2.30) In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu

The latest Nautilus Elementary versions comes with lots of new options, such as: you can set the toolbar either vertical or horizontal, nice looking breadcrumbs, a new gadget:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Thunderbird Personas coming soon
  • GCC 4.5: Features and Fixes
  • Doom 3 Mod Interviews
  • Why is Jive bad-mouthing Drupal and Liferay?
  • ALSA 1.0.23 Is Here With Better Linux Audio
  • Banshee 1.6 Integrates with Ubuntu One Music Store
  • openSUSE Weekly Kernel Review
  • Girls like computers, too
  • Osmos GNU/Linux Beta Testers Needed
  • How Could Android Ever Be Considered “The Evil OS”?
  • So, What's a Little Android?
  • Open Source EU Funded Projects: FLOSSMetrics
  • Employers and Developers Alike Are Favoring Open Source
  • Moonlight 3 Preview 6
  • Another Thrown Under The Bus
  • Choosing Open Source Solutions
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.04.16
  • Linux Outlaws 146 - Let's Fork the Country

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fine-grain Access Control on Linux File Systems
  • Digital Blending – Dynamic Range – GIMP
  • Web Application Security (hacking) with DVWA
  • Backup your MySQL databases automatically using Automysqlbackup
  • User and Group Management 101
  • How To Customize The Firefox Layout
  • Install Redmine on CentOS
  • Burn your newly purchased Ubuntu One Music Store Music
  • Sync Your Pidgin Profile Across Multiple PCs with Dropbox

the Quest for the Perfect Desktop Linux

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: Nothing brings Linux gotchas into sharp focus like coaching a non-geeky computer user. My wonderful significantotherperson, Terry, has done more to teach me about usability than the smartest Linux gurus.

A critique of some Ubuntu Critics

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Ubuntu

ghabuntu.com: There is no doubt that critiquing Ubuntu is a great thing, for it is by rubbing it that it can be polished. Over the last few days however, I have read some articles that purport to be critiquing Ubuntu while in reality, the authors only display their glaring biased opinions.

ClearOS 5.1 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: ClearOS is a network and gateway server distribution derived from RedHat and CentOS. Formerly known as Clark Connect, it is developed and maintained by the Clear Foundation, an IT solutions provider based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Fedora 13beta mini-review

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Linux

linuxinexile.blogspot: Fedora 13beta was released a few days ago, and since I'm on vacation this week, I grabbed it right away and installed it on my USB flash drive that boots Linux. I thought I'd post my first impressions:

Also: Desktop Enhancements in Fedora 13

Security Features of Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

linuxsecurity.com: Lets take a look at the security features of Firefox 3. Since its release, I have been testing it out to see how the new security enhancements work and help in increase user browsing security.

Darkness Visible: Making Patent Absurdity Patent

computerworlduk.com: Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I write a lot about software patents. The reason is simple: they represent probably the greatest single threat to free software, far beyond that of any individual company.

Learn inotify efficient Linux file system event-monitoring in the 2.6 kernel

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Linux

Learn how to use inotify functions for a simple monitoring app. Download the sample code and Use inotify when you need efficient, fine-grained, asynchronous monitoring of Linux file system events. Use it for user-space monitoring for security, performance, or other purposes.

Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"

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OSS

networkworld.com: News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey.

Introducing SourceForge Downloads

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Web

sourceforge.net: SourceForge.net introduced a new service this week. Until now, if you wanted to distribute your software on SourceForge’s global network, you needed to set up a complete project. The new SourceForge Downloads distribution service sports a new file manager.

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