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Voodoo Envy 133 unboxing and impressions

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: HP's Voodoo Envy 133, first announced in June, has struggled a bit off the blocks, with manufacturing problems. Like the MacBook Air before it, this laptop is about looks first, function second. It only takes 5 seconds to boot and you're in a Linux environment with Firefox, Pidgin, Skype and some crappy photo and music apps.

I hate Linux!!!

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Linux

chxta.blogspot: Over the years I have built up a repertoire of skills that have seen me become the main man when it comes to system clean ups. Yes sir. I can secure them as tight as all the gold in Fort Knox. Then I met Linux...

Slackware v Ubuntu: Not What You Might Think - Part 1

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Linux

opensfreedom.blogspot: Slackware and Ubuntu share a common line of thinking. They both aim to be simple. However, they have different approaches to simplicity and different target audiences.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.2 (trunk) Now Rocking On My Thinkpad T61

  • Google's Picasa for Linux catches up to Windows
  • Gentoo and Xorg 7.4
  • True GNU: NVIDIA vs ATI
  • Top 10 open source s/w support issues
  • Enhance your DNS and DHCP services with dnsmasq
  • good alternatives for DNS in Linux other than BIND
  • How my own stupidity killed my Sansa Clip
  • Having or not having Firefox 3.0.3
  • Microsoft taints open source CodePlex well
  • So, what am I doing with OpenSolaris?
  • Where’s My Wireless, Linux?
  • The lines between Open Source and Microsoft are starting to blur
  • CIOs look to open source to do "more for less" in tough economy
  • Norwegian standards body implodes over OOXML controversy
  • The Cool Thing Is, They’re Free To Do It
  • A nice .screenrc
  • How not to get sued by open source coders
  • Penguin Blood Ninja Fiasco - Unix And Linux Humor In A Game

5 Things I Wish Linux Had

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: I'm a fairly prominent member of the Linux Community as a writer, contributor, and longtime evangelist for the cause and there are a few things I'd like the Community-at-Large to consider on my behalf. These are five things that I wish Linux had. Consider this as my wish list for the 2009 development calendar.

Linux Netbooks Are Returned 4X More Than Win XP Versions, Says MSI

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Linux

gizmodo.com: Netbooks were supposed to be this great inroad for Linux development, but it turns out that the XP side of the netbook business is doing a lot better in the area of customer satisfaction.

other linux stuff

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Linux
  • First Look at Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Beta

  • Gentoo Proud
  • Linux Evolution Before Our Eyes
  • Latin America booms for Red Hat
  • On Fedora Remix

opensuse stuff

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SUSE
  • Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2 Now Available

  • Status of the e1000e issue
  • Just a normal day in Geekland 1/2
  • Bandwidth Monitoring NG (bwm-ng)

Differences between paid and volunteer FOSS contributors

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OSS

fossbazaar.org: There's a lot of debate these days about the impact of the increasing number of paid developers in FOSS communities that started as volunteer efforts and still have significant numbers of volunteers.

Open Source You Can Use: October Edition

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Software

informationweek.com/blog: In this edition: Chrome vs. Flock, a new OpenOffice.org release candidate, leaving behind free-as-in-beer, and a tiny open source gem.

Pidgin instant messaging client: a video tour

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Software

linux.com: Pidgin, formerly known as Gaim, is a popular Instant Messaging (IM) client for Linux. It works with 16 different IM services, including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, and Google, and can handle simultaneous connections to as many of them as you like. This 10-minute video is a brief introduction to Pidgin.

KDE 4.1.2 "Codename" Finally Out

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KDE

Two days later than initially planned, "Codename" (or more traditionally KDE 4.1.2) was released just a few minutes ago. 4.1.2 is another one of those monthly bug fix and translation updates. No new features are allowed into the 4.x/ branches, so no new features went into KDE 4.1.2, but some nice bug fixes instead.

Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source

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OSS

earthweb.com: An appeals court has erased most of the doubt around Open Source licensing, permanently, in a decision that was extremely favorable toward projects like GNU, Creative Commons, Wikipedia, and Linux. The man who prompted that decision could be described as the worst enemy a Free Software project could have. This is the story of how our community was able to benefit from that enemy.

Review: PC-BSD 7

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BSD

osnews.com: Recently the PC-BSD team released their latest stable version (PC-BSD 7) code-named Fibonacci Edition. Some of major changes from the previous version include a newer kernel, an experimental ZFS module, and a KDE 4 for desktop environment. Being a Linux junkie, I thought of this as a perfect opportunity to venture into the BSD arena.

Linux on laptops

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Linux
Hardware
  • Is Toshiba ACPI Permanently Broken?

  • Ubuntu on HP mini note
  • Our second Linux laptop has a real keyboard

First Look: Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’ Beta Delivers

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Ubuntu

webmonkey.com: The first beta for the next major version of Ubuntu Linux is now available for download and testing. While it isn’t finished yet, the beta version of “Intrepid Ibex,” as this release is known, promises a number of important improvements.

Is twhirl the "most awesomest" Twitter desktop client for Linux?

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Software

junauza.com: The first thing that I did after I got a Twitter account was look for a desktop client for Linux. Unfortunately, I only found a few, and most them are still under development and their features are anemic.

Marble: 'Googe Earth Lite' Comes Free With KDE 4

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Software

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: EVERYONE seems to love using Google Earth. It is such a thrill to use, allowing you to zoom across oceans and continents at the click of a mouse button, or to look at your own home from the heavens.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install GIMP 2.6 on Linux

  • Adding search to your Web site with Xapian and Omega
  • OOo: Sorting mixed 5- and 9-digit zip codes
  • How to Convert flv (flash video) to dvd iso in Ubuntu
  • How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Game In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Sharing Files with a USB Drive in Ubuntu
  • Protect your network with pfSense firewall/router
  • Bash Weather Script - World Update

FSF: wrong priorities

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OSS

beranger.org: That's here: FSF Campaigns: High Priority Free Software Projects. And I don't see any vision at all, but mostly politics.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016
    Pornhub is one of the preeminent porn sites on the web. Each year Pornhub releases a year in review post with anonymous details about the site’s users. More and more Linux users are visiting Pornhub, Linux saw an impressive 14% increase in traffic share in 2016.
  • Amdocs partners with Linux Foundation to accelerate OpenECOMP adoption in Open Source
  • Calamares 2.4.6 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Delivers Improvements
    The Calamares team is proud to announce the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the 2.4 stable series of the open-source, distribution-independent system installer Calamares, for Linux-based operating systems. Calamares 2.4.6 comes approximately two months after the release of the previous version, namely Calamares 2.4.5, and, as expected, it's a bugfix release that only delivers various improvements and bug fixes for some of the issues reported by users during all this time.
  • Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released
    Photography fans will be pleased to hear that a new bug-fix release of photo management app Shotwell is now available to download.
  • AntiX 16.1 is available for public
    AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. Few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.
  • Tumbleweed Preps for PulseAudio 10, Gets Ruby, Python Updates
    Developers using openSUSE Tumbleweed are always getting the newest packages as well as updated languages and past week’s snapshots delivered update versions of Python and Ruby. The most recent snapshot, 20170112, brought Python 2.x users version 2.7.13, which updated cipher lists for openSSL wrapper and supports versions equal to or greater than OpenSSL 1.1.0. Python-unidecode 0.04.20 was also updated in the snapshot. Another update related to OpenSSL 1.1.0 was PulseAudio 9.99.1, which is a release in preparation for PulseAudio 10.0. PulseAudio 10.0 includes compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.0, a fix for hotplugged USB surround sound cards and and automatic switching of Bluetooth profile when using VoIP applications.
  • Genode OS Framework Planning For Async I/O, App ABI, Qt5 Plans For 2017
    The Genode Operating System Framework has announced their planned roadmap for this year as the involved developers continue working on this original OS initiative. The overall theme of the Genode OS work in 2017 is to focus on stability and scalability, but there is also much more on their road-map for this calendar year.
  • PrestaShop
    Helping people overcome the challenges of building and growing an online business is what the PrestaShop open-source ecommerce platform is all about. The significant PrestaShop 1.7 release provides innovations focused on three themes: sell faster, create easier and code better.
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Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.