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Row erupts over schools open-source project

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk: The UK's educational IT advisory body has awarded the contract for overseeing a schools open-source promotion project to a consultancy that appears to have little experience in open source, setting off an angry reaction from rival bidders.

my (not yet) package of the day - gnome circular application menu

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Software

screenage.de/blog: Circular Application Menu for Gnome is a Google Code hosted project providing a different access method to your Gnome menu. Actually all it does, is displaying the menu as circles. But as it is different, it is somehow attractive and therefore let’s give it a try.

Linux Mint 5.0 ELYSSA

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Linux

vishtecho.blogspot: This is Linux Mint 5, codename Elyssa, based on Daryna and compatible with Ubuntu Hardy and its repositories.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 257

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: PC/OS - the BeOS of the Linux world

  • News: openSUSE 11.0 Gold Master, Mandriva Flash 2008.1, Debian Installer beta, Linux Mint security advisory, two interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, gNewSense - paste and future, desktop FreeBSD, Sabayon 3.5
  • Released last week: ArtistX 0.5, linuX-gamers Live DVD 0.9.3
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r0
  • New additions: MilaX
  • New distributions: LilleLinux, Red Star GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Where Is Mainstream Video Content On Desktop Linux?

osweekly.com: One has to admit, regardless of their feelings of just how idiotic the idea behind Digital Rights Management (DRM) may be, it is frustrating to watch the other two platforms have content we cannot enjoy ourselves. Well, it took long enough, but it appears that finally, there is real light at the end of the rainbow.

Software installation woes on Linux

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brajeshwar.com: Installing software on Linux is not only easier than most of us think, but it also has some special features which help software’s to be updated automatically!

3 Ways to Try Out Linux, For a Windows User

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linuxhaxor.net: With each iteration of windows OS Microsoft has made it less friendlier for linux to be installed along with windows. Linux is all about choices, and I believe the users should have the choice to switch back and forth into whatever OS they want to.

Microsoft Now Sponsor of Open Source Census

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Microsoft

pcworld.com: Microsoft has become a sponsor of The Open Source Census, a project started earlier this year that aims to track and catalog the use of open-source software in enterprises worldwide, the group announced Monday.

Mozilla prepares for Firefox 3 release and plans for 3.1

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla prepares for Firefox 3 release and plans for 3.1

  • Google to Nix Browser Sync Firefox Extension
  • Firefox extensions to bring back the dead
  • Polishing the Firefox 3.0 Download Pledge
  • Firefox 3 Tip: How To Select Multiple Areas Of Text
  • Firefox dumps privacy button
  • Microsoft Abandons Internet Explorer 8 Development for Firefox 3

today's leftovers

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News
  • Six Ways to Get Kids Involved with Technology

  • I got an Asus EEE 701
  • nepomuk folderviews
  • Short Review: Epiphany Browser 2.22.1.1
  • Top 10 Command Line Applications for Linux
  • Ubuntu’s Clock
  • Easter egg in Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04
  • OS Success
  • Fedora 9 Installed
  • Mac lookalike Linux (Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron)
  • Ubuntu information on the Debian Package Tracking System

Windows, Linux, thoughts

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Linux
Microsoft

blog.freeside.fr: Almost 5 years have passed since I erased my Microsoft Windows partitions to switch to Mandriva Linux. However, I try to keep myself informed of what happens in the Windows world, just to be able to help relatives when they're in trouble. Yesterday, I had a Windows box to cure. Here's what I was painfully reminded:

The People Behind Mesa 3D

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Software

phoronix.com: Following our article looking at the state of X.Org (along with announcing the release of X Server 1.4.1), we proceeded to share the contributors behind the X Server. What we hadn't looked at in that analysis was the people and companies behind the work on Mesa 3D, or the OpenGL component used by X. In this article, however, we have these statistics to share.

The Groklaw effect hits Becta

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Quite a long time ago (maybe in 2000), people started talking about the Slashdot effect. Being Slashdotted meant (and still means) that a truckload of computers online suddenly decide to access your site. The results on your servers used to be disastrous. I think I ought to attempt something brave: I would like to coin a new word: the Groklaw effect.

Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?

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arstechnica.com: The relationship of mutual benefit that exists between mobile device makers and the open source development community on which they increasingly depend presents a unique paradox. Specifically, advancing the development of free software sometimes necessitates compromises that limit software freedom, particularly when it comes to providing open-source support for technologies like DRM.

Notes on the Future of GNOME: Problems and Questions

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blogs.gnome.org/lucasr: Ok, now that I’ve already made my point about our great achievements, it’s time to talk about the big questions. People have different expectations and perspectives about GNOME and hence they define the “decadence” and, consequently, the possible solutions, in different ways.

and a few more:

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HowTos
  • LightScribe - Simple Labeler Install in Ubuntu

  • How to SSH to your iphone or ipod in Ubuntu
  • CHKCONFIG on Ubuntu
  • Disable Caps Lock in Linux
  • installing linux open suse on compaq presario v3000
  • How to websnarf 1.04 for Linux Ubuntu Debian
  • Building KPhotoAlbum from SVN

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Install Flock Browser v1.2 on Ubuntu 8.04

  • Howto Re-install Grub after windows wipes it out
  • Howto Improve NVidia Laptop Graphics Performance in Ubuntu
  • How-To: Make a Simple Amarok Now Playing Script for XChat in Perl

Banshee: beyond the first looks

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve seen a lot of articles lately about the release of Banshee 1.0, the Gnome music player “written in C# on the Mono platform using GNOME technologies.” I do get curious however when people claim that Banshee will replace Rhythmbox as the default Gnome media player on their system. I’ve used Rhythmbox. It’s pretty good. I was curious what Banshee had to offer.

Crystal Ball Sunday #5: Operating System Interoperability

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OS

daniweb.com/blog: Yes, it's Sunday again and you know what that means--Crystal Ball Sunday and new predictions for Linux and Open Source for the coming months. This week I probe application and operating system interoperability.

Top 4 Browsers for Linux Reviewed

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Software

cooltechzone.com: We all know what each offers, but which one best fits different type of users? In this article, I hope to better answer that particular question. And of course, all platforms will be considered, not just Linux.

Also: The Big Three Review: Firefox, Opera and Konqueror

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat Software Adding Fort Point Offices
    The new location will include an immersive briefing center for visiting executives, the first East Coast location for the company’s innovation labs and a new engineering lab, which will augment Red Hat’s 175,000-square-foot engineering and product headquarters in Westford. The engineering lab will provide collaborative space to take advantage of Boston’s tech ecosystem, Raleigh, North Carolina-based Red Hat said in a statement.
  • Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) approaching 52-week high, short interest down
  • Raymond James Financial Inc. Reiterates Outperform Rating for Red Hat Inc. (RHT)
  • Fedora 25 Linux Beta Might Land on October 11, 2016, Beta Freeze Now in Effect
    Fedora Project's Mohan Boddu announced on September 26, 2016, that the upcoming Fedora 25 Beta milestone, which is scheduled for release next month on the 11th, is now officially in freeze stage. Fedora 25 is the next major release of the Red Hat-sponsored computer operating system for power users and anyone else who wants a well-designed Linux-based OS. It has been in development since July 2016, and the Alpha snapshot has hit the streets on August 30, after being delayed by a week due to some nasty regressions and bugs that have been patched quickly. The next stop in the Fedora 25 Linux development cycle is the Beta, which, according to the official release schedule, is now in freeze state. The Beta Freeze stage means that developers won't be allowed to add any other features to the upcoming Beta release, but only to fix blockers and other annoyances that might not offer users a quality product.

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