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Story Good Features For The Linux 3.12 Kernel srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:05pm
Story Best KDE distro of 2013 srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:04pm
Story Red Hat To Oracle: Have You Tried Free? srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:00pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 524 srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 1:08pm
Story few more odds & ends: srlinuxx 08/09/2013 - 2:49am
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Blog entry Sometimes the Tech pres just gets it wrong.. fieldyweb 06/09/2013 - 7:44pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/09/2013 - 6:50pm
Story Rhythmbox 3.0 Has Been Officially Released srlinuxx 06/09/2013 - 4:55pm

Vienna hobbles open-source migration

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zdnet.co.uk: In a setback for the City of Vienna's three-year-old open-source migration programme, city authorities decided on Wednesday to scrap most of the systems that have so far adopted the city's custom-built Linux distribution, instead approving an €8m migration to Windows Vista.

Enhance OpenOffice.org with free extensions and templates

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OOo

cnet.com: You could create every document, spreadsheet, and presentation you work on from scratch, but if you're like me, you'll likely spend more time futzing with the file's layout and design than entering the data that comprises it. That's why I rely on the many free templates and extensions for my favorite productivity apps.

Just a word on Pardus 2008 (Beta 1)

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Linux

beranger.org: I once liked Pardus. Quite a lot. When I dropped it, it was because of what I considered to be a tremendously ill-educating behavior. But I wanted to get a glimpse of where are they going to.

Where’s the Ubuntu Server Push?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: It’s far too early to press the panic button. But anecdotal evidence is mounting that Canonical’s server push hasn’t gained much momentum.

Open source helps keep vulnerable people connected

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OSS

siliconrepublic.com: Four IBM workers in Dublin are to be awarded for their contribution to the development of a community project that uses open source software to ensure older people and vulnerable members of the public in 20 counties across Ireland receive a good neighbour service.

Review: Mandriva One Spring 2008 LiveCD

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MDV

muddygeek.wordpress: I’ve been sampling GNU/Linux distros for years now. I’ve played with Red Hat and the old SuSE. And I think Mandriva One Spring 2008 is a joke. Its realistically performs no better than those old distros.

KDE 4 sucks big time

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KDE

thelinuxrant.com: I’ve been a KDE user for many years. Maybe it’s just me, maybe the UI world is changing, but the newest incarnation of KDE sucks big time.

Running a GNU/Linux desktop on the web with Ulteo

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Is it possible to develop full GNU/Linux desktops that run on the web and can therefore be accessed from anywhere? We already have a flavour of this with web-based services such as Google’s Gmail, Google Docs and online storage space but these are run from the user’s own desktop and are restricted to bespoke services. What about full desktops? Enter Ulteo, created by Gael Duval.

Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.0

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Software

phoronix.com: It's been a lot of work -- over the past few months especially -- though we've reached our initial goal in formalizing and releasing our internal test tools and at the same time developing a feature-rich platform. In this article we'll highlight some of what is already possible with Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Can open source help liberate the bureaucracy?

  • Future of FLOSS password storages: combined solution soon?
  • The Mismanagement of One Laptop Per Child.
  • Cheap Mobil Computing
  • Mark Shuttleworth: People do research to win customers, not to file patents
  • KDE Everywhere
  • Sourceforge: Vote for your favorite open source projects
  • 'Duke Nukem Forever' Gameplay Video
  • Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • Top video capture/editing software
  • What I think of the manifesto b...s...
  • Will Linux force Microsoft to give XP Pro more life?
  • Linux Outlaws 41 - Now with File Retention Technology
  • The 10 Best Linus Torvalds Quotes

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Put irssi in a chroot jail

  • An Introduction to Gnome Inform7, Part 1
  • Linux tar: /dev/st0: Cannot write: Invalid argument error and solution
  • Filter Out RIAA/MPAA with PeerGuardian on IPCop
  • Setting up ubuntu from scratch
  • Accessing upnp server from ubuntu
  • eBay sniping with JBidwatcher 2.0
  • Ubuntu Forums Menu Firefox Extension

Why does the retail box matter? (openSUSE 11.0 ready for pre-order)

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SUSE

zonker.opensuse: Retail box? What’s up with that, right? We’re all about the free downloads over here, right? Yes, but… there’s a method to the madness of offering a retail box as well.

Open source ‘not a threat’: group

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OSS

sunstar.com.ph: A GROUP of computer manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the country believe the emergence of the open source software technology is not a threat to the industry. Instead, the group considers open source technology as a source of “grassroots ideas.”

2.6.26-rc5, "Another Batch Of Mostly Pretty Small Fixes"

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kerneltrap.org: "Another week, another batch of mostly pretty small fixes. Hopefully the regression list is shrinking, and we've fixed at least a couple of the oopses on Arjan's list," said Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.26-rc5 kernel.

IceWM Guide

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HowTos

celettu.wordpress: IceWM is a delightful little window manager, which aims to be must faster than the standard desktop environments like Gnome or KDE, without being as sparse as, for example, Openbox. This step-by-step guide can help anyone who tries to install, configure and use IceWM.

It's Not About the Distro

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: This summer, I'm changing our entire 250+ workstation infrastructure from Fedora to Edubuntu. Under the hood, our computers will be very, very different. Not a single one of my users, however, will notice.

One Linux distro to rule them all?

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Ubuntu

newlinuxuser.com: In one way or another, Ubuntu has been getting popular over the past how many years. In the beginning I didn’t like Ubuntu much. For the last two years I’ve been wondering if Ubuntu will be the Linux distro to rule them all.

Big Buck Bunny, We Want More!

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Movies

junauza.com: Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation, made another animated open content film entitled Big Buck Bunny. I watched Big Buck Bunny yesterday together with my 3-yr old son. While Elephant's Dream has a darker storyline, Big Buck Bunny is the complete opposite.

Desktop Environments: The Past and The Future

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Software

polishlinux.org: While looking at modern operating systems, like: Ubuntu, Windows or Mac OS X, it’s difficult to believe that the GUI is a pretty old idea. The fact that we can see icons on the desktop, or that we can move the mouse pointer around doesn’t mean we’re using a desktop environment. This term stands for a whole of programs enabling to work in a graphical mode.

Opera Looking Sharp

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Software

my.opera.com: If one word should describe the new look, it would be Sharp. We wanted to create a skin with clean lines and clear icons, inspired by the intuitive symbols you can expect at an airport and in line with our Scandinavian heritage. This also better matches the look and feel we introduced on the Wii and refine in Opera 9.5 for Windows Mobile.

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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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