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Ten New Linux Distributions Inspired by News Stories

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Linux
Humor

daniweb.com: I've run across ten new Linux distributions inspired by current news stories. Some, of course, are better than others and a few just have no practical use or purpose whatsoever but still are worth a mention.

Linux Desktop Success Not in the Clouds

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Linux

itworld.com: This is not some death curse on the Linux desktop environments, nor the "traditional" PC platform. The market is not done with this niche yet. Yeah, I said it: niche. Because very soon, I believe, most consumers are going to use computers they carry in their pockets and purses--and nothing else.

Similarities

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: Recently, I tried Ubuntu 10.04 and I was impressed. Then the system locked up. I downloaded openSUSE. I installed Fedora. Same thing. I installed Debian, Mandriva, Sabayon, MEPIS, Pardus, and GoboLinux and all of the experiences were rather similar. Then it clicked.

Who’s Supporting WebM on Linux?

workswithu.com: A couple weeks ago, Google, along with a number of other groups, famously advanced the WebM codec as a supported video format for HTML5-enabled browsers, in an attempt to finally put forward a standard that all parties involved can agree on. How far has the Linux community come since then in implementing support for the new codec?

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today

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OOo

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 was released today. This is a bugfix release, so no new features implemented and the Feature Documentation from 3.2.0 is still valid.

Going Paranoid on Fedora 13

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HowTos

linuxbsdos.com: A Paranoid, or 5-star, security rating is the highest physical security rating that you can achieve on your computer. Even when you think that you have nothing to hide, you never know when some guys will show up at your residence or business with a warrant.

YlmF OS - Ni Hao!

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: YlmF is Linux, so it's not Windows. But it's designed to look and feel like Windows XP, including the classic looks. For less knowledgeable users, it as near as makes no difference.

If Microsoft Bought Novell

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Microsoft
SUSE

thelinuxlink.net: Dave Yates had brought up on TLLTS and then later on LottaLinuxLinks Oggcast the possibility of Microsoft buying Novell now that the latter company is up for sale. He felt hat this would place Microsoft in an interesting position to own the Unix Copyrights and to have their own Linux distribution.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Opera *NIX family focus
  • Whyteboard Aids in Teachable Moments
  • Datamining with Linux
  • Maxi Mini Golf – Released
  • New Mephisto Backup v1.10.4 released
  • The False Uniformity of Oatmeal Code
  • Maverick Alpha 1 released
  • The Quintessence of Open Source
  • A Quick Q ‘n’ A Session with Greg Kroah-Hartman
  • Meerkat wallpapers
  • New Open-Source OS Will Feature 'Disposable' Virtual Machines
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #356 6/2/10
  • OpenSSL updates fix vulnerabilities
  • Linux On The Top
  • Trading Update for Red Hat Inc.
  • Aquaria goes open source
  • Linux Outlaws 153 - Tinfoil Wallpaper Millionaire

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • The Ultimate Bash Array Tutorial
  • LXC with Gentoo Linux
  • Create Bootable USB / Flash Drive From ISO
  • How I sped up my server by a factor of 6
  • Playing AAC/M4a files on Mandriva 2010
  • How to: Install Linux without a CD-Rom
  • connecting to self signed SSL certificate from Java
  • Python decisions
  • Browsing Man and Info Pages using Konqueror
  • Shutter - Fully Loaded Screenshot App For Linux
  • Copy partitions with gparted
  • Renaming Photos with digiKam
  • build a pure-ftpd Debian package for OpenVZ

My Top 5 Bash Resources

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Software

lcorg.blogspot.com: Over the course of writing The Linux Command Line and this blog, I've had frequent need of good reference resources for command line programs including the shell itself. Here is my list of the ones that stand out:

Ubuntu LTS 10.04, a Linux OS at Its Best

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Ubuntu

serverwatch.com: As you've probably seen, Canonical just released the latest LTS (long-term support) version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) exists in both desktop and server form. I looked at the server edition for ServerWatch.

Debian Squeeze Pre-review

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Linux

cannonblast.net: Every two years or so, Debian puts out a new "stable" release. This is my favorite distribution because of the minimal number of bugs and the huge software repositories and the powerful package manager.

Could Red Hat be Novell's spouse?

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Linux
SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst declined to dismiss the possibility of buying out his company's Linux rival Novell in a meeting with reporters in London today.

Mandriva Linux is a fantastic scientific platform

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MDV

mandriva.com: Stéphane TELETCHEA is working in a french research laboratory. He is also contributing to Mandriva Linux as a tester and packager for some years now. Below is his testimony.

Mint 9

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Linux

bmc.com: Fedora 13's stay on my Dell D620 was short-lived. My first stop one evening was OpenSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6. Interesting things happening there, but not stable (nor advertised as such) so I decided it was time to go back to a favorite and see what was new. Mint 9.

What's the Worst That the FSF Could Have Done to Apple? Nothing.

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OSS

boycott-boycottnovell.com: In discussions on the implications of the recent FSF enforcement action against Apple's iTunes App Store, there's been a sort of recurring theme that's come up: what the GPL "requires" or "obligates" anyone to do. There's a strong strain of fantasy in these comments, and it's important to make clear what's actually the case here.

How Google Uses You

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Google

earthweb.com: Everybody knows that Google offers lots of free services. Many are ad-supported. Others aren't. They're just free products that we can all use as a kind of publicly provisioned resource. That's how most of us see Google. But guess what? That's how Google sees you, too.

Best Free and Open Source CRM Software

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Software

junauza.com: If you happen to own a business and are looking for CRM applications, I have here a list of some of the most well-known free and open-source customer relationship management (CRM) software available today:

Firefox Ditches the Dialog Box

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Moz/FF

webmonkey.com: Get ready to say goodbye to Firefox’s multitude of dialog boxes. Recent design mock-ups show Firefox moving toward an “in-content” look where settings, the add-on manager, themes and other “things which formerly appeared in dialog boxes” will now become just another tab in your browser.

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today's howtos

Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.