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Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 26/09/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu? srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 9:26pm
Story GNOME 3.10 is Here srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 9:23pm
Story few headlines: srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 6:36pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 25/09/2013 - 3:06pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 24/09/2013 - 2:56pm
Story more odds & ends: srlinuxx 24/09/2013 - 2:43am
Story Red Hat: Big bucks, big Linux srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 11:46pm
Story Valve promises three announcements this week srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 11:40pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 23/09/2013 - 10:17pm

Announcing GNOME Do 0.5: “The Fighting 0.5″

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Software

blog.davebsd: It has been 41 days since we released GNOME Do 0.4.2, and today I’m honored to present GNOME Do 0.5: “The Fighting 0.5″. Without further ado, here are the main improvements and new features, accompanied by plenty of sexy screenshots.

What is the ultimate goal of Linux?

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: Microsoft has a goal. Apple has a goal. What is Linux's goal? Linux is such a large amoebic entity that it has no clear boundaries. There are no real limits to what Linux can be made to do.

Settling is Not Winning

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Linux

beranger.org: Dear Red Hat, I know it might have been cheaper and definitely shorter this way, and I know your North American users will think you did it right, but it's NOT right!

Chiron FS lets you set up RAID-1 over the network

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: The Linux kernel includes support for performing RAID-1 in software. RAID-1 maintains the same filesystem on two or more disks, so that you can lose all but the last disk and still retain all of your data. This seems wonderful until you consider that an error in RAM, a power supply failure, or another hardware component in the machine can still potentially corrupt your precious data.

Invigorating GNOME

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Software

jonobacon.org: There has been some discussion recently about the future of GNOME. Although I am an ardent supporter and fanboy around GNOME, and I love the desktop for its simplicity and elegance…GNOME has become the software equivalent of my dad’s comfortable trousers - predictable and reliable.

Red Hat settles 2 patent lawsuits filed against it

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Linux
Legal

reuters.com: Business software maker Red Hat Inc said on Wednesday that it has settled two of three pending patent lawsuits that the company has been fighting.

Open source vs. proprietary? Turn the question around!

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OSS

geekzone.co.nz: Several decades ago the software 'industry' managed to re-write our perception of history and make most people believe that proprietary software is normal, and open source is the aberration, while in reality software actually started out as open. It is time to change our thinking and to stop trying to justify the use of open source software.

OpenOffice 3.0

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OOo

computerworld.com.au: OpenOffice 3.0 shows that you don't have to pay a bundle for a great office suite — in fact, you don't even have to pay a penny. OpenOffice 3.0 is a free, open-source software suite that provides most of what anyone could want in an office suite.

Also: Openoffice vs Microsoft Office
And: I'm actually using OpenOffice Writer

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ubuntu Eee 8.04: Custom Ubuntu distro for the Eee PC

  • Shuttleworth talks up app launcher for 'netbooks'
  • Neelie Kroes: "Choosing open standards is a very smart business decision"
  • OpenOffice.org template collections
  • 2008 Open Source CMS Award Details Announced
  • Testing ebook readers for Project Gutenberg
  • Xubuntu Hardy died on me… Testing Gentoo Linux
  • Four national standards bodies appeal against approval of ISO/IEC DIS 29500 (PR)
  • Let's stop playing the numbers game: free software has changed the game.
  • Violate the GPL at your own risk
  • The amazing power of the community: real numbers from Apache
  • New FSF online store
  • Monitoring and Display Commands For LVM On Linux And Unix
  • Gentoo Linux Live USB key
  • Chapter 3: Configuring your project with Autoconf
  • Ubuntu Hardy on Compaq Presario 1240 (Living Without X)

Red Hat Summit sessions preview: Rik van Riel, Fedora 9, and RPM with Spot

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: Here’s a little sneak preview of some of the educational sessions at this year’s Summit. And who better to outline their talks than the speakers themselves?

Also: Should Novell Invade Red Hat Summit?

IBM Lotus Symphony turns old OOo code into enterprise Judas goat

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Software

linux.com: Oracle and now IBM seem to have strange ideas about creating a business around open source software for the enterprise. IBM has taken old OpenOffice.org code under the now-retired Sun Industry Standards Source License and released it as a proprietary closed source freeware office suite.

Why Python is The Best

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Software

linuxjournal.com: At the Geek Ranch we recently made a decision to implement some software in Python. Or, more accurately, I decided and there was no disagreement. Then Python gets picked as the best scripting language in the LJ Readers' Choice survey. That inspired me to write this article (and get ready for Perl and Ruby fans to start yelling at me).

"Fake" Write Support

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: In a series of seven patches, Arnd Bergmann proposed adding in-memory write support to mounted cramfs file systems. He explained, "the intention is to use it for instance on read-only root file systems like CD-ROM, or on compressed initrd images. In either case, no data is written back to the medium, but remains in the page/inode/dentry cache, like ramfs does."

Introduction to Linux Gaming

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Gaming

makeuseof.com: When you think of Linux, you probably think of open source software and security, but not gaming. Most people think if you are into gaming, Windows is your only option. A few years ago this might have been the case but not anymore.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Boost security by stopping these 10 Linux services on your server

  • Save disk space - use compFUSEd to transparently compress filesystems
  • Access your Gentoo calendar
  • Realize the flexibility of OpenSSH
  • How To Create An Ubuntu Repository Mirror on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu Mirror? What if I need it easy?
  • How do I… Set up a printer using the Common UNIX Printing System?
  • Making changes to an OpenOffice.org chart in Draw
  • Webalizer - Apache web server log file analysis Tool
  • Be in sync with your GMail Inbox with CheckGmail

All systems are go for Firefox 3 launch

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: All systems are go for the market launch of Firefox 3 for Windows and Linux but Mozilla plans another minor release candidate for the Mac OSX version due to plug-in problems tntroduced by Apple’s 10.5.3 update.

Also: Mozilla Developers News June 10
And: Firefox 3 new features walkthrough

[ANNOUNCE] linux-staging tree created

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Linux

Greg KH: Oh great, not yet-another-kernel-tree, just what the world needs... Yes, this is an announcement of a new kernel tree, linux-staging. This one is for code that is good enough to build and run, but not good enough to get merged into the main kernel.org tree just yet.

Banshee 1.0 Released!

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Software

abock.org: It is my immense pleasure to formally announce the release of Banshee 1.0. After nearly eight months of vigorous, non-stop work, it’s here - and we couldn’t be happier!

Anatomy of Linux journaling file systems

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Security

In recent history, journaling file systems were viewed as an oddity and thought of primarily in terms of research. But today, a journaling file system (ext3) is the default in Linux®. Discover the ideas behind journaling file systems, and learn how they provide better integrity in the face of a power failure or system crash. Learn about the various journaling file systems in use today, and peek into the next generation of journaling file systems.

Puppy Linux 4.00 is barking up the right tree

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Linux

linux.com: With the recent release of Puppy Linux 4.00, developer Barry Kauler and his team have provided a lightweight but functional Linux operating system. To help reduce size and include more functionality over the previous binary-package-based Puppy. Puppy has an abundance of applications, with more than enough for an average user.

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today's howtos

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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