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Story The Gentle Art of Muddying the Licensing Waters Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 9:23am
Story Librarian Council, NITDA Train Professionals in Open Source Software Application Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 9:17am
Story CoreOS Acquires Quay.io for Private Docker Repositories Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 8:39am
Story Upgrading libraries to open source Koha system Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 8:31am
Story Galaxy Alpha: Samsung Puts Pedal to Metal Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:57am
Story Debian Installer Images Now In Beta For 8.0 Jessie Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:51am
Story Thanks KDE Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:43am
Story 2038 Kernel Summit Discussion Fodder Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:32am
Story Fedora 21 Delayed, New User Questions, and Variety Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:16am
Story Sandwich-style ARM9 SBC ships with Linux Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:12am

OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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pcmag.com: OpenOffice.org–an application suite, not just a Web site—has tricks even Office can't manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, plus a few ways to make it less annoying out of the box.

Knoppix: live CD par excellence

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Linux

itwire.com: While the bigger and better-known Linux distributions tend to get more than their fair share of publicity, there are other bright stars that light up the FOSS firmament and rarely get a mention.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux comes to Windows users' rescue

  • Open Letter to the openSUSE Community
  • How developers see openSUSE
  • Petition - Free and Open Source OS's In Schools
  • Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware
  • 10 things you need to know about Linux if you are coming from windows
  • Canonical’s April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04
  • Tour of LinuxFest Northwest 2008
  • Interview: Bringing a community together with free software
  • Does Open Source Experience Help in Today’s Job Market?
  • ISU politics professor takes his knowledge abroad
  • is gentoo dying?
  • Mozilla: Sometimes govt. is answer to Microsoft
  • Hacker and Community, part 2/2: Defining Community
  • A Review of the ASUS Eee PC with Xandros Linux pre-installed
  • Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in
  • Access Linux Platform 3.0 live, in person, and oh-so-full of widgets
  • Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to encrypt your Linux backups
  • 5 Apache Troubleshooting Tips for Friday

To Linux or not to Linux?

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Linux

education.zdnet.com: One request that actually made it past the budget gods for FY10 was 60 convertible Classmate PCs (30 for each of two schools). This leaves me with a question to answer, though: Do I use Windows XP Home or Edubuntu?

Who Uses Linux?

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ilovemyjournal.com: I was reading this article a few minutes ago, and a conversation I had with a potential employer popped into my head. "Linux is good for hobbyists and people just beginning to understand technology. Microsoft is suited much more for the world of enterprise and corporations."

Finding the right open-source price

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news.cnet.com: I'm currently working on pricing models for several new open-source companies, and I keep running into a similar set of challenges. The primary issue is that when you shrink a market, as open source does, you must to find a pricing model that solves the equation, meaning that your costs must substantially lower in order for you to make money.

Does Ubuntu have the “Guts” to beat Apple?

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Ubuntu

buntfu.com: Recently I've been thinking about the comments made a while back by Mark Shuttleworth that he wants to push the linux interface to be on par with Apple's Mac OS X. This statement made me relive an old thought that maybe the great Steve Jobs picked the wrong open source guts to put a proprietary GUI on.

From Vista to Linux (easier than I thought)

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chriswiegman.com: Like many I had been looking for a way to get my office computer off of Windows for some time. I had played around with various Linux distros and even Mac for about 5 years, but I always had some excuse as to why I couldn’t just make the switch.

A first run-in with emacs

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kmandla.wordpress: I have to admit that I had never used emacs — never even installed it really — until yesterday, hoping that the longlines mode would serve as a plausible replacement for nano’s complete and utter refusal to wrap text on the screen without inserting hard line breaks.

What Does Interoperability Mean?

redmonk.com/sogrady: It might seem strange that interoperability - as unsexy a feature as there ever was - would suddenly become the apple of the marketing departments eye, not least because consumers are increasingly gravitating towards products for which a degree of interoperability is assumed.

Debian 5.0

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  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Stable, but inconvenient

  • Server Migration From Ubuntu 8.04 To Debian 5.0

'Opera Turbo' brings bandwidth compression technology to desktop browsing

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Software

kyleabaker.com: Opera recently announced its latest innovation to speed up internet browsing: Opera Turbo. The compression technology Opera Mini users have enjoyed for years has now been adapted for use with a wider range of devices.

Fun and games with the GPL

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OSS

pcauthority.com.au/Blog: Where the GPL falls down is at the boundary between open-source and closed-source software. Even the simplest programs rely on system libraries to run, and if those libraries were under the GPL, any software using them would have to be as well.

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Blender

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linuxhaxor.net: Blender is not only the best free and open source choice but also rivals all commercial 3d applications out there. Blender is the only free 3d application compared against the heavyweight industry favorites like 3d max (which costs around $5000+) and the only second application to support all three major operating system.

An open source to a brighter future?

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timesonline.co.uk: If you went to your bank manager and said you had a great idea for a business in which you gave away your core product to your competitors, it is likely you would be instantly shown the door and not just because of the credit crunch. Yet this is exactly what some of the most successful companies in the world are doing.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0

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Linux
  • Debian 5.0 With LXDE: It's Your Grandad On Skates!

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Flexible and (Almost) Free

Linux 46% Market Share, Windows 43.5% Market Share

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OS

blog.eracc.com: After a study of operating system usage of thousands of people I have discovered that Linux has a 46% market share. Linux now surpasses Windows which is shown to have a 43.5% market share. Overall GNU/Linux distributions have taken the lead from Microsoft based on this study. Honest.

Also: how many linux users are there

A Review of Damn Small Linux 4.4.10

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: For the first time this week I finally had the pleasure of taking Damn Small Linux (hereafter, DSL) for a test drive. One of the companies that I work for required an easy, lightweight and quick solution to salvage an older project.

KDE 4.2 brings the MySQL server to the desktop

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KDE

bytebot.net/blog: If you’re using Fedora 10, and are a KDE desktop user, you’ll notice that your latest KDE 4.2 update, requires having a local MySQL server installed.

Commercial Linux Distro Support Shootout

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Money can't buy you love; nor can it buy you happiness. But it just might bring you peace of mind. The Big 3 commercial Linux vendors; Canonical, Novell and Red Hat are ready to serve you through support subscription services for your Linux infrastructure.

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Leftovers: Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives

  • Debian Developers Make Progress With RISC-V Port
    Debian developers continue making progress with a -- currently unofficial -- port of their Linux operating system to RISC-V. There is a in-progress Debian GNU/Linux port to RISC-V along with a repository with packages built for RISC-V. RISC-V for the uninitiated is a promising, open-source ISA for CPUs. So far there isn't any widely-available RISC-V hardware, but there are embedded systems in the works while software emulators are available.
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  • deepin 15.4 Released, With Download Link & Mirrors
    deepin 15.4 GNU/Linux operating system has been released at April 19th 2017. I list here one official download link and two faster mirrors from Sourceforge. I listed here the Mega and Google mirrors as well but remember they don't provide direct download. The 15.4 provided only as 64 bit, the 32 bit version has already dropped (except by commercial support). I hope this short list helps you.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Overlayfs snapshots
    At the 2017 Vault storage conference, Amir Goldstein gave a talk about using overlayfs in a novel way to create snapshots for the underlying filesystem. His company, CTERA Networks, has used the NEXT3 ext3-based filesystem with snapshots, but customers want to be able to use larger filesystems than those supported by ext3. Thus he turned to overlayfs as a way to add snapshots for XFS and other local filesystems. NEXT3 has a number of shortcomings that he wanted to address with overlayfs snapshots. Though it only had a few requirements, which were reasonably well supported, NEXT3 never got upstream. It was ported to ext4, but his employer stuck with the original ext3-based system, so the ext4 version was never really pushed for upstream inclusion.
  • Five days and counting
    It is five days left until foss-north 2017, so it is high time to get your ticket! Please notice that tickets can be bought all the way until the night of the 25th (Tuesday), but catering is only included is you get your ticket on the 24th (Monday), so help a poor organizer and get your tickets as soon as possible!
  • OpenStack Radium? Maybe…but it could be Formidable
    OK the first results are in from the OpenStack community naming process for the R release. The winner at this point is Radium.
  • Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU
    Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.” The project had been a part of GNU from May 14 through September 15 of last year, at which time Ms. Rowe very publicly removed the project from GNU while making allegations of misdeeds by both GNU and the Free Software Foundation. Earlier this month, Rowe admitted that she had been dealing with personal issues at the time and had overreacted. The project also indicated that it had reorganized and that Rowe was no longer in full control.
  • Understanding the complexity of copyleft defense

    The fundamental mechanism defending software freedom is copyleft, embodied in GPL. GPL, however, functions only through upholding it--via GPL enforcement. For some, enforcement has been a regular activity for 30 years, but most projects don't enforce: they live with regular violations. Today, even under the Community Principles of GPL Enforcement, GPL enforcement is regularly criticized and questioned. The complex landscape is now impenetrable for developers who wish their code to remain forever free. This talk provides basic history and background information on the topic.

  • After Bill Gates Backs Open Access, Steve Ballmer Discovers The Joys Of Open Data
    A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Now it seems that his successor as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, has had a similar epiphany about openness. Back in 2001, Ballmer famously called GNU/Linux "a cancer". Although he later softened his views on software somewhat, that was largely because he optimistically claimed that the threat to Microsoft from free software was "in the rearview mirror". Not really: today, the Linux-based Android has almost two orders of magnitude more market share than Windows Phone.
  • New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program
    GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate. "We're opening the program up to all developers, even those who don't have paid GitHub accounts," the company announced in a blog post. "That means you can join the program no matter which stage of development you're in,"
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