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Story New Ubuntu Touch OTA Update for BQ Aquaris E4.5 Planned for Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 10:16am
Story GNOME Shell for GNOME 3.18 Increases Expanders' Visibility in the Alt-Tab Popup Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 10:09am
Story GNU ease.js 0.2.5 release [stable] Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 10:06am
Story What’s new in Fedora 22 Workstation Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 9:57am
Story Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 11:10pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 11:05pm
Story Going Free/Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:43pm
Story Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:37pm
Story Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 9:05pm
Story Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:28pm

Oracle Cuts Affect GNOME Accessibility Work

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Software
  • Oracle Cuts Affect GNOME Accessibility Work
  • MySQL handler Jacobs walks out on Oracle
  • Ellison puts Screven over mySQL
  • Has the Irresistible Rise of OpenOffice.org Begun?

Dell Ubuntu Order Experience

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Ubuntu
  • Dell Ubuntu Order Experience
  • 168-hour days at Dell
  • Memo to Dell: Sort Out Your Ubuntu Strategy

The Linux Desktop Experience For 2010

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Linux

my.secondpad.com: I’ve been looking at the vast range of Linux desktop flavours around and I thought it might be interesting to give my opinion on what I believe to be right up there as the best from my experience of trying them.

10 Reasons Why the Linux Community Could Influence iPhone Sales

eweek.com: Let's take a look at why Torvalds and the Linux community could affect iPhone sales, while helping Google's Android platform.

Dealing with bugs in Linux

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Linux

ghacks.net: One of the things I’ve always liked about using Linux is the feeling that my input is actually important. Either by way of giving input to the developers directly or (more importantly) reporting bugs that inevitably appear on a system. It’s the latter of the two that help Linux. But to the new user, these bugs are nothing more than a nuisance, getting in the way of things “just working”.

How To Set Up MySQL Database Replication With SSL Encryption On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave). MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

ABC allowing Linux to view streaming television shows

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Linux

Linux users for a long time have been kept out of ABC Television's streaming media. Today I checked, and this artificial limitation is no more!

http://gnuski.blogspot.com/2010/02/abc-tv-now-allows-linux-users-to-watch.html

15 fantastic firsts on the Internet

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Web

royal.pingdom.com: Trailblazers, creatives and innovators have taken the Internet to where it is today and made it an essential part of our everyday lives. We have selected a number of interesting “firsts” from the history of the Internet (and the Web) for your reading pleasure.

Ubuntu 9.10 and GNOME 2.28: Advancing Past Meh

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Ubuntu

linuxplanet.com: Many eons ago, GNOME 1.4 still lived, and it was good. It was extremely configurable and hackable. You could use either Enlightenment or Sawfish as the window manager, and could customize it to your heart's content. And then tragedy struck: GNOME 2.0 was born.

When Linux Nerds Choose Mates from the Windows Herd

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxlock.blogspot: Look...let's face this together. Dating can suck. Throw your use/obsession of Linux into the mix and what do you get?

Why Windows Could be Worse Than Teen Dating

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Linux
Microsoft

itworld.com: Though most of the machines at home are currently Linux driven, there are a couple of Windows machines in the house that are used by my children for Software they Cannot Live Without. Being a tolerant Dad you have to know when to pick your battles.

Kolibri: 1.44Mb of cute

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: This might not be of interest to you, but to me, it’s a miracle of modern science.

5 Best Websites To Learn The GIMP Photo Editor

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Web
GIMP

makeuseof.com: Are you into photo editing and image manipulation? If that’s a ‘yes’ then I’m sure you’ve heard of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, codename GIMP. So you want to learn the GIMP photo editor? Luckily there are websites.

Jolicloud - Jolly good Linux (psst, don't tell anyone)

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Linux has been making some pretty decent progress toward becoming a people's operating system, spearheaded by Ubuntu, it is still a domain of computer freaks, savvy ego-centric hackers and advanced users with a knack for software. But what does Jolicloud tell them?

Android replaced, banned, forked, and shunned

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OS
  • Angstrom Linux available for Archos 5 Internet Tablet
  • ARCHOS publishes Linux distro for 5 and 7 series Internet Media Tablets
  • Archos posts 'full' Linux distro for Android tablet
  • App Store craziness: banning the word 'Android'
  • The New Era of Big Company Forks
  • Torvalds' Nexus One endorsement may be regretted

Ubuntu Marketing Focus

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: There is a discussion going on in the Ubuntu Marketing team’s mailing list about creating Ubuntu videos in order to advertise Ubuntu to normal users.

OU announces Linux course

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Linux

h-online.com: The Open University has announced 'Linux - an introduction' a ten week course on the open source operating system aimed at absolute beginners.

The application is the new the operating system

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OSS

news.cnet.com: In this post-PC, post-OS world, can open source play a leading role? I think so, as does Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. But it's going to require a very different kind of open source than we've hitherto experienced.

LVM configuration on Openfiler 2.3

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Linux

Openfiler is one of two free and open source NAS/SAN applications in active development (the other one is FreeNAS). By default, Openfiler is installed to hard disk using the traditional Linux disk partitioning system. Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) adds a layer of flexibility to disk space configuration and management that is not possible with the traditional method of disk partitioning. With Openfiler, however, your only option is by manual configuration. This tutorial offers a step-by-step guide to installing Openfiler 2.3 on disk using LVM.

A profile of champion copyfighter Cory Doctorow.

"Secret copyright treaty leaks. It's bad. Very bad."

This was the headline used by Cory Doctorow to break the news about ACTA to an unsuspecting Internet on November 3rd, 2009...

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Canonical's Will Cooke published a new Ubuntu Desktop newsletter today to inform the community on the development progress of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system. Besides various improvements for the GNOME desktop environment, the Ubuntu Desktop team over at Canonical recently started to investigate the boot speed of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, planning to give it another boost by using systemd’s latest features to do some profiling, which will help them identify any issues that might cause slow boot up time. Read more Also: Canonical Pulls Intel's Spectre Update from Ubuntu Repos Due to Hardware Issues

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today's leftovers

  • 20 Years of LWN
    Back in mid-1997, your editor (Jonathan Corbet) and Liz Coolbaugh were engaged in a long-running discussion on how to trade our nice, stable, reliably paying jobs for a life of uncertainty, poverty, and around-the-clock work. Not that we thought of it in those terms, naturally. We eventually settled on joining Red Hat's nascent "support partner" program; while we were waiting for it to get started, we decided to start a weekly newsletter as a side project — not big and professional like the real press — to establish ourselves in the community. Thus began an amazing journey that has just completed its 20th year. After some time thinking about what we wanted to do and arguing about formats, we published our first edition on January 22, 1998. It covered a number of topics, including the devfs controversy, the pesky 2GB file-size limit on the ext2 filesystem, the use of Linux on Alpha to render scenes in the film "Titanic", the fact that Red Hat had finally hired a full-time quality-assurance person and launched the Red Hat Advanced Development Labs, and more. We got almost no feedback on this issue, though, perhaps because we didn't tell anybody that we had created it.
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  • EzeeLinux Show 18.4 | Ubuntu 17.10 Revisited
    Canonical revised Ubuntu 17.10 with the new 17.10.1. Time to take another look…
  • PodCTL #22 – Highway to Helm
    One of the reasons that Kubernetes has gained so much traction in the marketplace is because it is flexible enough to allow innovation to happen all around the core APIs. One area where that has happened is in application package management, specifically with the Helm project.
  • LibreELEC Linux OS Will Get Meltdown and Spectre Patches with Next Major Release
    The development team behind the Kodi-based LibreELEC (Libre Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) open-source HTPC operating system for embedded systems and PCs released LibreELEC 8.2.3. LibreELEC 8.2.3 is the third maintenance update to the LibreELEC 8.2 "Krypton" series of the Just enough Operating System (JeOS), which is based on the Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center. It's here a month after the LibreELEC 8.2.2 point release to address a few issues.
  • openSUSE 42.2 to Reach End-of-Life This Week
    The minor release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 will reach its End-of-Life (EOL) this week on Jan. 26. The EOL phase ends the updates to the operating system, and those who continue to use EOL versions will be exposed to vulnerabilities because these discontinued versions no longer receive security and maintenance updates; this is why users need to upgrade to the newer minor; openSUSE Leap 42.3. “We are very pleased with the reliability, performance and longevity of Leap,” said openSUSE member Marcus Meissner. “Both the openSUSE community and SUSE engineers have done a fantastic job with security and maintenance of the Leap 42 distribution; users can be confident that their openSUSE operating system is, and will continue to be, receiving bug fixes and maintenance updates until its End-of-Life.”
  • French Gender-Neutral Translation for Roundcube
    Here's a quick blog post to tell the world I'm now doing a French gender-neutral translation for Roundcube.
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  • This Oil Major Has a Supercomputer the Size of a Soccer Field
    Big Oil is now Big Tech. So big, in fact, that Eni SpA’s new supercomputer is the size of a soccer field. In the multimillion-dollar pursuit of the world’s most powerful computers, the Italian explorer says it’s taken the lead. Its new machine, located outside Milan, will scan for oil and gas reservoirs deep below the Earth over thousands of miles. “This is where the company’s heart is, where we hold our most delicate data and proprietary technology,” Eni Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi said in an interview on Thursday.

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