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Boost Productivity with Workspaces

gauravlive.com: Most often its not the case that you have only one application open at a particular time on your computer. With hardware becoming cheaper & faster, multi-tasking has become a norm. Its a common sight today to have a media-player, web browser, chat client & an image editor all running in realtime on one’s desktop.

Ricoh Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org (PR): Leader in digital office solutions, Ricoh will participate in OpenPrinting.org workgroup and LF events for face-to-face collaboration

Konqueror doesn’t pass Acid2 (occasionally)

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KDE
Software

kamikazow.wordpress: Five years ago it was announced that Konqueror is the second browser of all to pass Acid2. Just for fun I thought to check how KHTML is doing these days and ran Acid 2 and 3 with it. Well… how times change…

8 Advanced OpenOffice.org Add-ons

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Software
OOo

linuxplanet.com: OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a great office suite for Linux and pretty much any other operating system, but can always use improvement. This is especially true for templates and clip art. Fortunately, the open source community provides many add-ons or extensions. Here's a look.

Rocking with Zeitgeist

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Software
  • Rocking with Zeitgeist
  • Making free smarter

mind control support may be coming to compiz

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Hardware
Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Always feared that controlling Compiz with the power of thought alone was something only available for Jedi's and Sylar from Heroes? Think again.

Some sobering second opinions on iPad hipsteria.

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Mac

The release of yet another crippled Internet appliance by Apple, Inc. ordinarily wouldn’t be worthy of mention on these hallowed pages — but there’s been such a deluge of hipsteria about it over the weekend that I wanted to make sure that you caught the important stuff.

So let’s get to it!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 34

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Peering down the business end of Asturix
  • News: Yellow Dog warns against PS3 updates, Red Hat hints at RHEL 6 beta arrival, Ubuntu announces "Maverick Meerkat", Puppy prepares version 5, overview of Unity Linux
  • Questions and answers: Using "alien" to convert RPM to DEB
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 8 "LXDE" and "Xfce", SimplyMEPIS 8.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • Upcoming releases: DragonFly BSD 2.6, Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 2, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5
  • Donations: Libre Graphics Meeting gets US$300
  • New additions: Puredyne
  • New distributions: Fnestree, Linux Caxradonya, Netrunner
  • Reader comments

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

The Case for Gnome Shell

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Software

workswithu.com: A couple weeks ago, I wrote some posts on GNOME Shell which included a number of criticisms of the desktop environment that will likely become Ubuntu’S default at some point in the future. Jon McCann, lead designer for GNOME Shell, recently got in touch to offer his responses to the problems I found with the new interface. Here’s what he had to say.

Do You Have an Aptitude for Software?

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Software

linux-mag.com: If you think smart is intelligent or if you think yum is tasty, aptitude will expand your thoughts with attitude.

Five open source alternatives to the iPad

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Hardware

opensource.com: Interest in iPad app development is waning, and the device just got here. Maybe that means it's time to explore more open options. Here are five.

Ubuntu and its commitment to software freedom

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu and its commitment to software freedom
  • UbuntuOne Gets Contacts Mobile Phone Sync Support [But It's Not Free]
  • Ubuntu and the FSF Ideal
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #187

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create an encrypted USB drive for Ubuntu Linux
  • VMplayer crash in fedora 12?
  • Chromium sexually assaulted the poor pooch
  • Configure alerts for email and contact groups in Nagios
  • Control users loggin /etc/passwd file
  • Auto-mounting internal drives in Ubuntu

odds & ends:

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News
  • Software Wars through the ages
  • Lyrebird: from the ashes of songbird
  • Fun with DVDs on Linux
  • Mockup: Opera 10.5x + Ubuntu 10.04
  • Linux Action Show s11e06 - VirtualBox vs VMware

5 reasons to support Open Source Software

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OSS
  • 5 reasons why you must support the spread of OSS
  • Open Source: Computing for the masses
  • Weekly OSS Links #5

I have seen the future, and it is GNOME 3

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I finally managed to get GNOME Shell installed so I could get a preview of what is to come on the Linux desktop (at least through the eyes of GNOME). GNOME 3 is different. Very different.

Also: GNOME 3 System Status Area Mockups

First Look – Mandriva 2010.1 beta 1 – Gnome Edition

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MDV

linuxcritic.com: The first beta release of Mandriva 2010.1 has been made available for testing. Being fans of the 2010 release (it was, in our opinion, Mandriva's best to date) we were eager to see what kind of progress is being made on their next stable release.

Open Innovation's Challenge: Letting Go Is Hard To Do

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OSS

businessweek.com: Open-source software provides an important example of how companies can leverage external sources of innovation. In practice, however, big high-tech companies often have a difficult time collaborating and sharing control.

adeskbar, for fun and profit

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have used wbar in Openbox setups off and on for the past year or so, since I saw it at work with Tiny Core Linux. If you’re GUI-oriented anyway, adeskbar might be a winner for being quicker on the configuration.

No excuse for programmers and multiple platforms.

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Software

toolbox.com/blogs: You most probably know that the people who produce Songbird have dropped Linux support. Programming across multiple operating systems is easy. I do it.

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Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.

OSS Leftovers

  • Sunjun partners with Collabora to offer LibreOffice in the Cloud
  • Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation
    You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?
  • PSBJ Innovator of the Year: Hacking cells at the Allen Institute
  • SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources
    The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks. Over the past year, the pace has accelerated. In 2017, OERs were a featured topic at the high-profile SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Also last year, New York State generated a lot of excitement when it made an $8 million investment in developing OERs, with the goal of lowering the costs of college education in the state. David Usinski, a math and computer science professor and assistant chair of developmental education at the State University of New York's Erie Community College, is an advocate of OER content in the classroom. Before he joined SUNY Erie's staff in 2007, he spent a few years working for the Erie County public school system as a technology staff developer, training teachers how to infuse technology into the classroom.

Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
  • New AirMozilla Audience Demo
    The legacy AirMozilla platform will be decommissioned later this year. The reasons for the change are multiple; however, the urgency of the change is driven by deprecated support of both the complex back-end infrastructure by IT and the user interface by Firefox engineering teams in 2016. Additional reasons include a complex user workflow resulting in a poor user experience, no self-service model, poor usability metrics and a lack of integrated, required features.
  • Perplexing Graphs: The Case of the 0KB Virtual Memory Allocations
    Every Monday and Thursday around 3pm I check dev-telemetry-alerts to see if there have been any changes detected in the distribution of any of the 1500-or-so pieces of anonymous usage statistics we record in Firefox using Firefox Telemetry.