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The Linux Server Tournament

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Linux

Which distros cooperate the best? We take 4 distros at a time and put them all on a LAN to see how well they perform individually and collaboratively.

Convert people to Linux: the easy way

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: Amongst Linux users, there’s a shared feeling that any Linux OS is superior by far to anything Microsoft produces. There’s a lot of talk about converting people to Linux, and the best way to do that. But actually, it’s very easy. Here are some tips.

Win a Box of OpenSUSE 11.0

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SUSE
  • Interview: openSUSE's Product Manager On Today's Release of openSUSE 11.0

  • A Quick Look at the Latest openSUSE Offering
  • Giveaway: OpenSUSE 11.0 box set with all the trimmings

Crazy Like a Firefox

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Moz/FF
  • The Next Million Mozillians

  • Mozilla investigates critical Firefox 3.0 bug
  • Mozilla already working on a Firefox 3 security fix
  • New Firefox claims victory, but is it a record?
  • Why I Think Firefox Is Better than Flock
  • Firefox 3 fans cry foul as first vulnerability reported
  • The Best Firefox Feature You'll Overlook
  • Edit Wiki Pages with a Firefox Button
  • Crazy Like a Firefox

Phoronix Test Suite brings Linux benchmarking to the desktop

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Software

linux.com: Despite a variety of open source testing tools, until recently there wasn't an easy way to measure and compare the performance of two Linux-powered machines. Phoronix Test Suite (PTS), released this month, addresses this -- and how! Using the suite you can gauge and compare multiple Linux-powered machines to find out if a particular setup is better than another for a particular task, such as hosting a Web server or playing games.

Also: Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.1 Released

Fresh Linux Mint is a mixed bag

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Linux

linux.com: Linux Mint is a heavily customized community-driven derivative built on top of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. According to the creators, its purpose is "to produce an elegant, up-to-date, and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution." Although Mint is a great desktop, a few problems keep it from perfection.

Novell OpenSUSE 11 Is For Power Users

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SUSE
  • Review: Novell OpenSUSE 11 Is For Power Users

  • What's new in openSUSE 11.0
  • OpenSUSE 11.0 proves chameleons can take on Herons any day
  • Installing openSUSE 11.0 - From GNOME or KDE Live CD
  • openSUSE 11 the perfect Ubuntu replacement (openSUSE vs Ubuntu)
  • Novell Joins Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program

Firefox 3.0: A Testament to the Power of the Crowd

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.0: A Testament to the Power of the Crowd

  • Tweak Firefox 3 full page zoom
  • Firefox 3 - triumph or disaster?

Red Hat and the Linux Desktop 2008

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Linux
  • Red Hat Summit keynotes: Wednesday, June 18

  • Red Hat chief: We're 'tough to do business with'
  • Red Hat and the Linux Desktop 2008

Hands on with OpenSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

linuxformat.co.uk: Bang on schedule, the new major release of OpenSUSE is here. Read on for our look at the new features, how it performs on the desktop, and what challenges it faces with Ubuntu and Fedora also in the ring...

Announcing openSUSE 11.0 GM

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.0 — everything you need to get started with Linux on the desktop and on the server. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE Project provides free, easy access to the world’s most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE.

AMD Makes An Evolutionary Leap In Linux Support

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Less than a year ago we shared with you the revolutionary steps AMD was taking to deliver significant improvements to their once infamous proprietary Linux display driver. This has been truly phenomenal to see, but AMD has now evolved their Linux support by taking it a large step further.

Also: Latest ATI Linux Driver Introduces Support for YUY2 and UYVY

Writing a kernel module for FreeBSD FreeBSD hacking 101

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BSD

FreeBSD 7.0 has already been released. If you are a real hacker, the best way to jump in and learn it is hacking together an introductory kernel module. In this article I’ll implement a very basic module that prints a message when it is loaded, and another when it is unloaded.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: A Plethora of Improvements

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SUSE

opensuse.org: In this final Sneak Peeks article we will be taking a look at some of the other improvements making their way into openSUSE 11.0.

Also: Review of OpenSUSE 11.0

Third day in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

i.justrealized.com: Third day straight in Ubuntu. The lack of oxygen and the familiar ALT-Tab interface made breathing hard. Half the population has already been wiped out and an enemy space ship appeared out of no where to hold some of us hostage, I had to sacrifice my brother to escape being a hostage.

Linux Community Should Plant Seeds for Consumer Demand

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Most anyone in the free and open source software realm can tell you not only that Linux is better than Windows, but also that it is an optimal alternative to the closed-source and proprietary operating system from Microsoft. Anyone at a Linux-oriented event or group can assure you that you have no need or even legitimate reason to continue using commercial operating systems nowadays.

Linux-powered clarinet playing robot wins international prize

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Sci/Tech

computerworld.com.au: A team of experts and students from NICTA and the University of NSW have won first place in a major international technology competition for developing a robotically operated, computer-driven clarinet that runs on Linux.

OpenSuse 11.0 Ups Challenge

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SUSE

tectonic.co.za: The OpenSuse development team will today release version 11.0 of its open source operating system, an OS that could well be seen as the biggest threat to Ubuntu Linux domination. Faster installations, better package management and top-notch multimedia support are just some of the things that make OpenSuse a significant release.

Also: OpenSUSE 11.0 Now Available - updates, repos, and gory details

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to cancel NVIDIA logo on booting

  • How-To: Use KDE4 Oxygen Icons in KDE3
  • Using ZFS though FUSE
  • Basic Installation Security Guidelines For Linux and Unix - Part 1a
  • Shoot a terminal and install a ball

Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3 mentioned on the Colbert Report

  • 9 tweaks for Firefox 3’s location bar
  • Firefox 3 Install Firebug Addon Software
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
  • Ubuntu 16.10 Unity 8 - new window snapping feature
  • Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 is Taking Place In Mid-November
  • Ubuntu Online Summit: 15-16 November 2016

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • 10 Top Open Source Artificial Intelligence Tools for Linux
    In this post, we shall cover a few of the top, open-source artificial intelligence (AI) tools for the Linux ecosystem. Currently, AI is one of the ever advancing fields in science and technology, with a major focus geared towards building software and hardware to solve every day life challenges in areas such as health care, education, security, manufacturing, banking and so much more.
  • List of FLOSS International Conferences September 2016 Materials
  • This Week In Servo 78
    Our overall roadmap is available online and now includes the initial Q3 plans. From now on, we plan to include the quarterly plan with a high-level breakdown in the roadmap page.
  • Firefox 49 Release: Find out what is new
    Firefox 49.0 is the next major stable release of the web browser. Firefox 48.0.2 and earlier versions of Firefox can be updated to the new release.
  • Open-Source Climate Change Data From NASA, NOAA, & Others Available For 1st Time
    Climate change has many components — rising sea levels, alterations in rainfall patterns, and an increase in severe storm activity, among others. Communities around the world are faced with the need to plan for climate change but don’t have the information available to do so effectively.
  • Another Setback for 3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson as Court of Appeals Rules That National Security Concerns Outweigh Free Speech
    It’s been a long, drawn-out battle, beginning in 2013 when Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, published the open source files for his 3D printed handgun, the Liberator, online. The State Department ordered that he take the files down, and Wilson complied, but not before thousands had downloaded them and spread them elsewhere on the Internet. In 2015, with the help of gun rights organization The Second Amendment Foundation, Wilson filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the State Department had violated not only his Second Amendment but his First Amendment rights. By suppressing his right to share information online, Wilson argued, the State Department was violating his right to free speech.
  • In 3D-Printed Gun Case, Federal Court Permits Speech Censorship in the Name of Alleged National Security
  • Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels
    With Oracle now trying to get back on track with advancing enterprise Java, the company is seeking rapprochement with factions that had sought to advance the platform on their own. The two groups involved are mostly amenable to patching up the relationship. Oracle's Anil Gaur, group vice president of engineering, said this week he had already been in touch with some of the concerned parties. The two factions include Java EE Guardians, led by former Oracle Java EE evangelist Reza Rahman, and Microprofile.io, which has included participation from Red Hat and IBM.

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