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Open Source Considered Harmful

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OSS

itworld.com: As soon as I think I have a handle on where things are currently at, along comes some new complex twist; some new turn; some new innovation that threatens to take the status quo and put it through the wood chipper. I blame the open source phenomenon for that.

Firefox 3.1 gets tab tearing

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: The latest Firefox 3.1 development release features the announced option for tab tearing: drag a tab out of its current window, and it is removed and opened on a new one, providing a more intuitive way to organize your web browsing.

Also: Here Be Dragons!

Linux Netbooks

Three Ways to Use Free Software Without Ripping Anyone Off

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Software

I talk to people a lot about free and open software. I usually find that people have never heard of it before. So I talk to people a lot, and hand out CDs full of free software, believing I’m helping people by giving them options that don’t cost hundreds of dollars. One person I talked to a lot about free software was Ross.

Mandriva Linux 2009 One Xfce released

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MDV

Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.

From Windows Capable to the Linux laptop

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: I think you can draw a straight line from the Vista Capable brouhaha to recent introductions of laptop Linux by HP and Dell, once Microsoft’s most loyal OEMs.

The Super Windows That...Couldn't

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: One of the more bizarre accusations flung by Microsoft at GNU/Linux over the years is that it doesn't scale. Sadly, that narrative has been rather undermined by the independent Top500 supercomputing sites ranking.

Linux Mint

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Linux

ahlera.com/blog: I’ve always had a geeky side which has led to experimentation with other operating systems, such as FreeBSD, Solaris, and Linux. This weekend I started to wonder what the Linux community was up to so I headed over to DistroWatch to read up on the news. I saw a distro that I had never heard of before in the number 3 spot: Linux Mint.

Banshee 1.4.1 Review

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Linux
Software
Reviews

Another crappy review of Banshee? I don't think so!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 278

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: DistroWatch Weekly - end of an era

  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.5.1, Ultimate Edition 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 1, Fedora 11 release schedule
  • New additions: ExTIX
  • New distributions: CAINE, Canaima, Progex, RsLive, Suriyan Linux, VortexBox, WeakNet Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

8 Great Alternative Desktop Managers For Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: Most of the Linux users should be familiar with Gnome and KDE since both of them are the most commonly used desktop managers in the various Linux distros. Now, if you are using an old PC with low hardware specs, you might find that the above two desktop environments are too heavy for your computer to handle.

Attack Of The Ubuntu Forks

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Ubuntu

linuxhaxor.net: Every time there is a new Linux distro that is making a lot of noise in the Linux community, it is just waiting to be forked by someone. Today, we will look at some of the well-received Ubuntu based forks out there, which are not supported by Canonical.

The wit and wisdom of Linus Torvalds

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Linux

itwire.com: Linus Torvalds is known, rightly so, as the creator of the Linux kernel. What began as his own hobby project now powers major data centres, enabled the netbook market to exist, and has given rise to many a user group install-fest. It's no wonder his opinion is canvassed regularly but the answer may not always be what you expect. Here are some of the best and most defining.

Enrich your Joomla! site with image extensions

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Software

linux.com: Several extensions can help you work with photographic images on your Joomla! content management system. Here are some of the best.

Dell’s Linux Ads: Microsoft’s Nightmare Before Christmas?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: For at least the third time in recent weeks, prominent Dell newspaper advertisements feature the Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook running Canonical’s Ubuntu 8.04 (that’s a small Linux notebook, folks)

GTKRawGallery, a Python Based RAW Developper and Organizer

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Software

jcornuz.wordpress: Just after packing my photo computer for overseas travel, I received an email from Daniele Isca the man behind GTKRawGallery. I had been waiting for that email for months.

The extremely vocal desktop Linux tinority

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Linux

itwire.com: Neither Ubuntu nor any other brand of Linux is ever going to make it as a mainstream desktop operating system. Listen to a roar of protests from some of the millions of Linux desktop users around the world. Very loud they are but in the scheme of things their numbers are tiny - they are a tinority.

Mint 6 RC1 on the Acer Aspire One

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Linux

on-being-open.blogspot: Mint 6 is built off the solid basis of Ubuntu 8.10, and inherits most of its goodness, and layers on the extras that make Mint my favorite Distro right now.

Unjustifiable Criticism of Richard Stallman by Linus Torvalds

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: A recent attack piece against Richard Stallman was written by Linus Torvalds on the eve of Obama’s election. Linus begins with this: So I’m pretty well-known for not exactly being a huge fan of the FSF and Richard Stallman, despite the fact that I obviously love the GPLv2 and use it as the license for all my projects that I care about.

Discovering Ubuntu as a Windows User

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Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Going through hard financial times—who isn't? As you may already know, you can use free operating systems (OSs) and software applications, provided by the Linux open source community.

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Kernel News: Linux 4.10 in SparkyLinux, Wayland 1.13.0, and Weston 2.0 RC2

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Lands in SparkyLinux's Unstable Repo, Here's How to Install It
    The trend of offering users the most recent Linux kernel release continues today with SparkyLinux, an open-source, Debian-based distribution that always ships with the latest GNU/Linux technologies and software versions. SparkyLinux appears to be the third distro to offer its users the ability to install the recently released Linux 4.10 kernel, after Linux Lite and Ubuntu, as the developers announced earlier that the Linux kernel 4.10 packages are now available from the unstable repository.
  • Wayland 1.13.0 Display Server Officially Released, Wayland 1.14 Lands in June
    Bryce Harrington, a Senior Open Source Developer at Samsung, announced today the release and general availability of the Wayland 1.13.0 for GNU/Linux distributions that already adopted the next-generation display server.next-generation display server. Wayland 1.13.0 has entered development in the first days of the year, but the first Alpha build arrived at the end of January, along with the Alpha version of the Weston 2.0 compositor, including most of the new features that are present in this final release that you'll be able to install on your Linux-based operating systems in the coming days.
  • Weston 2.0 RC2 Wayland Compositor Arrives With Last Minute Fixes
    While Wayland 1.13 was released today, Bryce Harrington today opted against releasing the Weston 2.0 reference compositor and instead issue a second release candidate. Weston 2.0 is the next version of this "playground" for Wayland compositor technologies since the new output configuration API had broke the ABI, necessitating a break from the same versioning as Wayland.
  • [ANNOUNCE] weston 1.99.94

KDE Leftovers

  • Fedora 25 KDE: disappointing experience
    Fedora is not a frequent guest on the review deck of Linux notes from DarkDuck blog. The most recent review was of Fedora 22 back in July 2015. That was a review of the GNOME version, the most native for Fedora. You are probably aware of the tight link between the GNOME project and RedHat, the Fedora Project main sponsor.
  • [Video] Ubuntu 17.04 Unity 8 - KDE apps native on Mir
  • Plasma in a Snap?
    Shortly before FOSDEM, Aleix Pol asked if I had ever put Plasma in a Snap. While I was a bit perplexed by the notion itself, I also found this a rather interesting idea. So, the past couple of weeks I spent a bit of time here and there on trying to see if it is possible.
  • QStringView Diaries: Advances in QStringLiteral
    This is the first in a series of blog posts on QStringView, the std::u16string_view equivalent for Qt. You can read about QStringView in my original post to the Qt development mailing-list, follow its status by tracking the “qstringview” topic on Gerrit and learn about string views in general in Marshall Clow’s CppCon 2015 talk, aptly named “string_view”.
  • Making Movies with QML
    One of the interesting things about working with Qt is seeing all the unexpected ways our users use the APIs we create. Last year I got a bug report requesting an API to set a custom frame rate for QML animations when using QQuickRenderControl. The reason was that the user was using QQuickRenderControl as an engine to render video output from Qt Quick, and if your target was say 24 frames per second, the animations were not smooth because of how the default animation driver behaves. So inspired by this use case I decided to take a stab at creating such an example myself.
  • How to Create a Look and Feel Theme
  • United Desktop Theme for KDE Plasma 5.9
  • KDE Talks at FOSDEM
    The continuation of the original talk from Dirk Hohndel and Linus Torvalds about the port of Subsurface from Gtk to Qt, now with mobile in mind.

SteamVR for Linux, Benchmarks of HITMAN on NVIDIA

  • SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta
    Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. You will need to run the latest Steam Beta Client for it to work at all, so be sure to opt-in if you want to play around with it.
  • Valve Publishes A SteamVR Developer Build For Linux
    Valve has begun rolling out their SteamVR Linux support by announcing today a beta/developer build of their VR support for Linux. Valve's SteamVR for Linux page was updated today to reflect the build becoming public via the Steam beta channel, "This is a development release. It is intended to allow developers to start creating SteamVR content for Linux platforms. Limited hardware support is provided, and pre-release drivers are required. Linux support is currently only available in the "beta" branch, make sure you are using SteamVR[beta] before reporting issues."
  • HITMAN Linux Benchmarks On 12 NVIDIA GPUs
    Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated port of HITMAN for Linux. While at first it didn't look like this Linux game port would work out for our benchmarking requirements, thanks to Feral it does indeed work for another interesting Linux gaming test perspective. For our initial HITMAN Linux benchmarks are tests from 12 NVIDIA GeForce GPUs while our Radeon tests will come tomorrow.

Meet Flint OS, a Chromium OS Fork for Raspberry Pi & PCs That Runs Android Apps

Will Smith from Flint Innovations Limited is informing Softpedia today about their up and coming Linux-based operating system for PCs and Raspberry Pi devices, Flint OS, based on the open-source Chromium OS project. These days, we see more and more developers and entrepreneurs launching new operating systems based on Chromium OS, which Google uses with much success for its Chrome OS on many Chromebooks that you can purchase today. But Flint OS is somehow a bit special, not only because it provides support for both Raspberry Pi SBCs and x86 computers with either Intel or Nvidia GPUs, but because it uses Android apps. Read more Also: KaOS 2017.02 Is Out with Linux 4.9.10, KDE Plasma 5.9.2, and X.Org Server 1.19.1