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Linux Failed to Satisfy Old PC Users

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Linux

Some months ago, i wrote article “3 Reasons why we shouldn’t use Linux“, after a lot of comments on the article in the favor of Linux, I thought i should also try Linux. So i downloaded Fedora 13.

The Four Different Types of Linux Users

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot.com: In the three years I have been using Linux as my primary operating system I've taken note that in general there are four different types of Linux users. Each one fits a distinct niche and it is possible to change from one type into another over time.

Ubuntu: meritocracy not democracy

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: Ubuntu has many recognisable traits, but one of the best is its reputation for working with its community. Recently, however, there was some controversy surrounding this community ethos. It kicked off when Canonical, Ubuntu's primary sponsor, announced a refreshed brand for the project.

Modifications to Mozilla Public License: Join the Party and Comment

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Moz/FF

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: The Mozilla Foundation has started the process of revising the Mozilla Public License (“MPL”) and has published the first drafts in the process. The changes are a welcome simplification to the MPL definitions and license grant.

Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Last week, I met up with Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's CEO. He gave a very fluent presentation to a group of journalists that ran through Red Hat's business model, and explained why – unsurprisingly – he was optimistic about his company's future growth.

Looking Back at SCO

consortiuminfo.org: Given SCO’s well-demonstrated tenacity and unwillingness to face reality, it may seem unwise to assume we have indeed seen the end of the road. It’s easy to just walk away and leave them alone with their delusions. Presumably, that’s what SCO’s trustee in bankruptcy will now do. What did it all mean?

Using eBox As A Gateway: Firewall, Traffic Shaping, HTTP Proxy And More

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HowTos

eBox Platform is the Linux small business server that allows you to manage all your network services like firewall, DHCP, DNS, VPN, proxy, IDS, mail, file and printer sharing, VoIP, IM and much more. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. This article will show you step by step how to use eBox as a Gateway, featuring network configuration, load balancing between two Internet connections with WAN failover and multigateway rules for policy routing, traffic shaping, DHCP and DNS cache for the LAN network and HTTP proxy with different content filtering policies and antivirus.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Encrypted filesystem on linux
  • Microsoft hits back on expanded Novell-VMware alliance
  • In FOSS Does "F" Have To Stand For Fabulous to Make Apple The Next Sun
  • Red Hat notches up another KVM cloud win
  • best Linux Distribution for the Enterprise
  • South African Government using Drupal
  • openSUSE Build Service 1.8 and 2.0 Announced
  • Is Chromoting the future of Computing?
  • The Linux Link Tech Show - Episode: 357 06-09-10
  • Debian community poll
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 10
  • Novell Appeals in Microsoft Antitrust Litigation on WordPerfect Claims
  • KDE PIM Goes Mobile
  • Linux Basement Episode 56 - Fedora and iLove
  • Road to 11.3 : when pattern are not your friend, pre selection can be a trap
  • GnoMenu: A nice new menu for Gnome
  • Linux Against Poverty Now Accepting Donations
  • kde activities on multiscreens
  • Join the KDE game
  • Open Clip Art Library Spring 2010 Release
  • Another GNOME 3.0 Development Snapshot Released
  • Drupal clarifies security rules after White-House gaper
  • FLOSS Weekly 123: Open Wonderland

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cherry-Picking specific commits from another branch
  • Combining and summing fields in OpenOffice.org database queries
  • Creating Light Leaks on Photographs using GIMP
  • GIMP 3-D, 3 Ways
  • Identifying and Resolving IP Address Conflicts with Linux
  • GnoMenu - Consolidated menu for gnome
  • disable the gnome shutdown notification in Ubuntu
  • Roll Out a Fedora Remix
  • Ubuntu 10.04: Getting rid of the "indicator applet"
  • Get Animated Themed Grub2 Menu with Burg
  • gentoo cube

Fedora’s lucky 13

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Linux

ghacks.net: The number 13 is usually associated with bad luck. Friday the 13th (both the date and the movie). Many buildings don’t have a thirteenth floor. Fedora just released it’s number 13 and one might wonder if the number was good or bad for the release.

Quit Expecting Ubuntu To Be Perfect

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Ubuntu
  • Quit Expecting Ubuntu To Be Perfect
  • Full Circle Podcast #8: More Opinion Than You Can Handle
  • Dell Says Ubuntu Is Safer Than Windows
  • 30 Simple Yet So Incredible Ubuntu Wallpapers for Desktop
  • Announcing the User Experience Advocates Project
  • Aptitude Removed From Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
  • Maverick Software Center adds Animated Apps Bar

GNOME Journal June 2010

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Software
  • Shotwell Photo Manager
  • Interview with Quim Gil of the GNOME Advisory Board
  • Time's Making Changes - A Letter from the Editor
  • PHP-GTK, Widgets & Gadgets: An Interview With Elizabeth Smith

Flash Player 10.1 Now Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux

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Software

blogs.adobe.com: Today I'm thrilled to announce that Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. You can get it now.

Rekonq: Konqueror Killer?

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KDE
Software

workswithu.com: When the Maverick Meerkat, better known as Ubuntu 10.10, debuts in October, it will bring with it a new default browser for Kubuntu users in the form of rekonq.

Stewart Rules: Novell Wins! CASE CLOSED!

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SUSE
Legal

groklaw.net: Here you go, munchkins. Judge Ted Stewart has ruled for Novell and against SCO. Novell's claim for declaratory judgment is granted; SCO's claims for specific performance and breach of the implied covenant of good fair and fair dealings are denied.

Not a Programmer? Linux Needs You!

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Inspired by a comment I received yesterday explaining the problems with non-programmers getting involved in helping Linux projects, I have decided to give a little guidance on how to help out if you are not the code monkey type.

Mozilla girds Firefox with 'hang detector'

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: The next version of Firefox will include a "hang detector" that automatically terminates plug-ins that quit talking to the outside world.

Also: Firefox 3.6.4 On The Verge Of Its Final Descent

Open Money- A look at Personal Financial Software for Linux

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Software

testfreaks.com: When it comes to personal financial software choices, the Windows folks have historically had plenty of choices… with a few major ones that seemed obvious. However, the fine folks over on the Linux side of the wall have not had the same.

Why Linux Should Not Get a Free Ride

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Linux

g33q.co.za: I love Linux, I love FLOSS. I love the ideas behind them, and what drives the community. Why am I so critical during my reviews then?

KOffice 2.2: Is It Ready Yet?

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Software

asinen.org: KOffice 2.2 was recently released and can be “used for real work”. Conveniently, just after 2.2 was released, I found myself needing to put together a presentation for Akademy – so what to use?

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OSS Leftovers

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    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
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    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
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Security: Updates, IBM, Elytron and Container Vulnerability Scanning

  • Security updates for Friday
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    Elytron is a new security framework that ships with WildFly version 10 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.1. This project is a complete replacement of PicketBox and JAAS. Elytron is a single security framework that will be usable for securing management access to the server and for securing applications deployed in WildFly. You can still use the legacy security framework, which is PicketBox, but it is a deprecated module; hence, there is no guarantee that PicketBox will be included in future releases of WildFly. In this article, we will explore the components of Elytron and how to configure them in Wildfly.
  • PodCTL #32 – Container Vulnerability Scanning