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Story 3 best practices for bootstrapping an open source business Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 9:45am
Story Samsung NX1 Review – In a class of its own Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:49am
Story The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:39am
Story IBM Offers Deep Discounts On Power-Linux Down Under Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:13am
Story Linux 4.0 debuts with the usual no fanfare Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 7:08am
Story Arch-Based Antergos Sees Updated Install Media With GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 9:11pm
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Story Ubuntu MATE Is Now a Partner for the Linux Hardware Company Entroware Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2015 - 8:47pm

Open source commemorative challenge coin minted

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Web

itwire.com: Need something unique for the open source Linux-loving GNU-spouting Free Software Foundation member in your life? ThinkGeek has the answer.

Fine-Tune The Kernel

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: One of the advantages we Linux geeks like to claim over competing operating systems is the flexibility of the system. We're not talking about changing your screen saver--we're talking the guts of the operating system itself.

Chrome OS and the death of the Free desktop: a response

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The article “Google Chrome OS. Or, how KDE and GNOME managed to shoot each other dead” is intentionally outspoken and controversial. It invites comment and criticism - one can hardly declare two of the best known and most widely used Free Software projects to be “dead” without causing uproar.

A look at Linux in the recession: Linux 2009 year in review

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Linux

techtarget.com: The big story of 2009 was the economy. After the collapse of major financial institutions in the fall of 2008, people began looking for a silver lining in open source and Linux. Here are some highlights from the Linux world in 2009.

KDE TimeVault Progress Update

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Software

blog.chatonka.com: TimeVault is alive! Ok, so maybe it was never really dead. But I’ve found some time to work it and after reworking most of the internals I’ve finally gotten it to back up again.

NVIDIA's Response To Recent Nouveau Work

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Last week after many DRM improvements went into the Linux 2.6.33 kernel Linus Torvalds got a bit upset and wanted Nouveau merged into the mainline kernel. This essentially spells the end of the xf86-video-nv driver, which was never good and should have died off long ago.

Lucid Alpha 1 – Fewer Games, Installer Changes, Impatient Friendly

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 was released late last week and although very little cosmetically has changed, we’ve pointed out the obvious changes below.

Review: Moovida Media Center

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Software

raiden.net: Moovida, formerly called Elisa, is a cross-platform (Windows and Linux) media suite sponsored by Fluendo. The test installation used version 1.0.9. The program has promise, notably in its elegant design. But it faltered in some areas of performance, and could use some polishing.

The Linux Command Line - First Edition Is Now Available!

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lcorg.blogspot: After a two year effort, I have released the first edition of "The Linux Command Line" in all of it's 522 page glory!

SFLC hammers GPL violators

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Legal
  • SFLC hammers GPL violators
  • SFC and SFLC sues Samsung, Zyxel, Western Digital and others over GPL violations
  • Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, And Eleven Other Brands Named In SFLC Lawsuit
  • GPL, might goes to the right
  • Freedom or Sponsors, Not Both?
  • If Proprietary Software is "Illegitimate", Why is the FSF Funded by It?

Why I Use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

diffperspective.wordpress: A former student of mine noticed that my laptop looked different. Well, maybe not the laptop itself, but the user interface. She immediately inquired how I “did that” while she pointed at the screen of my Thinkpad.

Sabayon Linux 5.1-r1 - Review and Commentary

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: The latest release of Sabayon Linux was announced yesterday and being big fans of the desktop, we decided to take it for a test drive and see what has changed.

My Love – Hate Relationship With Fedora

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I am a K/Ubuntu user. That means that I am lazy and spoiled. I have access to the largest repositories. I have the biggest and friendliest community. I have lots of podcasts, blogs, IRC channels and help forums devoted to my every need. In short, K/Ubuntu has everything that I need except for one thing. It is not Fedora.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 333

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at LinuxConsole 1.0.2009
  • News: openSUSE wins KDE distro comparison, Archiso-live delivers working installer, Ubuntu presents 10.04 feature list, Katana reveals multi-boot security suite
  • Questions and answers: Kubuntu a second-class citizen?
  • Statistics: CDs sold by online vendors
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.1, Ultimate Edition 2.5
  • New additions: KahelOS, Unity Linux
  • New distributions: BioPuppy Linux, Comunix GNU/Linux, dwmarch, Matriux, Quirky, SCLive, ShepherdPup, Simplicity Linux, TOP Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Distributions: No winter break in Linux land

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h-online.com: With Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10 now out the door, developers are already turning their attention to the spring releases. KDE3 has definitively gone the way of the dodo as far as openSUSE and Mandriva are concerned. Google is taking its first steps in the operating system market with Chrome OS.

Is Desktop Linux Handicap Accessible?

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earthweb.com: Simple access to desktop computing: It's something that myself, among countless others, take for granted every single day. With proprietary operating systems, there are programs readily available for those who need accessibility assistance with their computers. But what is it like for someone who needs accessibility options on the Linux desktop?

Linux Mint: Making Linux easy

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mybroadband.co.za: Most users that have used Linux as their desktop operating system for any length of time will tell you that Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly Linux versions available. The people over at Linux Mint disagree.

Why the BSDs get no love

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BSD

blogs.techrepublic.com: It was a warm summer night, circa 1996, when I installed my first Linux distribution. I remember it well, the old text-based installation of Caldera Open Linux. The install took some time to get used to, but it worked. But what about the BSDs?

With Linux 2.6.32, Btrfs Gains As EXT4 Recedes

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phoronix.com: To see how this changes the Linux file-system landscape, atop the latest Linux kernel we have a fresh set of benchmarks for EXT3, EXT4, XFS, ReiserFS, and Btrfs.

Sugar Gets Sweeter: Former OLPC Exec Walter Bender on Netbooks, E-books, Blueberry, and Cloudberry

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Interviews

xconomy.com: Every so often, we like to check in with Walter Bender, the former president of software and content for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation. He’s always busy with something interesting—and lately, it’s been Sugar.

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Distribution Releases

  • OpenMandriva Is Going To Do Away With 32-bit Support
    Following in the steps of Ubuntu 17.10 dropping 32-bit desktop images and other Linux distributions also lessening their focus on 32-bit support, OpenMandriva has issued its final i586 release. OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 was released on Tuesday with boot speed improvements, updates to Linux/systemd/Mesa, KDE Plasma 5.10.5, LLVM Clang 5.0, and other package upgrades. This is also going to be their last planned release in the OpenMandriva Lx 3 series.
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    This release Lx 3.03 is an enhancement and upgrade to the previous Lx 3 releases.
  • LXLE 16.04.3 "Eclectica" Linux Distro Is Out Now Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
    The developers of the Ubuntu-based LXLE GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release of LXLE 16.04.3, the latest update to the Eclectica series based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Incorporating all the updates and core components of Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, the LXLE 16.04.3 release is here to further integrate various of the components of the MATE and LXQt desktop environments, as well as some from the Linux Mint operating system. On top of that, the application menu received improvements to its layout and how items are organization, the system theme was tweaked for consistency, LXhotkey replaces the Obkey Openbox key editor, and Pithos has been removed because it required a user account.
  • pfSense 2.4.2 Open-Source Firewall Patches OpenSSL, Improves Network Performance
    Netgate's Jim Pingle announced the availability of the second maintenance and stabilization update to the latest 2.4 series of pfSense, world's most trusted open-source firewall. pfSense 2.4.2 is a security and bugfix release that updates the OpenSSL packages to version 1.0.2m to fix two recently disclosed vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-3736 and CVE-2017-3735), addresses three potential XSS vectors, fixes the VLAN priority handling, and addresses issues with PPP interfaces that have VLAN parents.

Games Leftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • Julita Inca Chiroque: Parallel Computing Talk
  • Open Source Monitoring Conference: Speakers, Agendas, and Other Details
    One of today’s leading tech conferences, the Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC), is back to bring together some of the brightest monitoring experts from different parts of the world. The four-day event will be held at Holiday Inn Nuremberg City Conference in Germany starting today, November 21st, until November 24th.
  • Why a Dallas-area tech startup opened a KC office
  • Open education: How students save money by creating open textbooks
    Most people consider a college education the key to future success, but for many students, the cost is insurmountable. The growing open educational resource (OER) movement is attempting to address this problem by providing a high-quality, low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks, while at the same time empowering students and educators in innovative ways. One of the leaders in this movement is Robin DeRosa, a professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. I have been enthusiastically following her posts on Twitter and invited her to share her passion for open education with our readers. I am delighted to share our discussion with you.