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some shorts:

  • First Fedora 13 Features Listed: NFSv4, DisplayPort
  • Moratorium for Python 3
  • FatELF & Ryan Gordon Creates FatELF

Good Things on the Way

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Linux

community.zdnet: There are going to be a lot of good things coming our way over the next few weeks:

Windows, OS X, Ubuntu: maturity or stagnation?

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OS

news.zdnet.co.uk: Which is the best operating system — Windows 7, OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10? The question is almost pointless. Beneath their skins, the operating systems are remarkably similar.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

KDE4 Demonstrates Choice Is Not A Usability Problem

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KDE

kdenews.org: A few days ago we found a nice blog post on the usability approach taken by the KDE community for the KDE 4 series. We have contacted the author to see if he was interested in doing a guest article for the dot expanding on his blog post.

Linux in an age of austerity

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: The Netbook I'm using right now runs off 15 watts. This is better than my desktop PC by an order of magnitude. However, I know that I could make it even more efficient by swapping its OS from pretty Ubuntu to austere Puppy Linux. That'll run well on only 5 watt computers.

Eight Ubuntu 9.10 Questions for Mark Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu
  • Eight Ubuntu 9.10 Questions for Mark Shuttleworth
  • What's New In Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"
  • nUbuntu flavor in Ubuntu

A Linux Users Look at Windows 7 Ultimate

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Microsoft
  • A Linux Users Look at Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 95 to Windows 7: How Microsoft lost its vision
  • Our Windows 7 Special Offer
  • Microsoft starts selling PCs online
  • The best thing about Microsoft Windows 7
  • A Visual History of the Windows GUI

What's new in Avant Window Navigator (AWN) 0.4

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Ubuntu

After a few months of development, AWN (Avant Window Navigator) 0.4 is available for beta testing. Version 0.4 brings a lot of new features and improvements.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Desktop Tumblr Blog App Get’s A New Interface
  • Freedom of the openSUSE Buildservice?
  • Palm makes WebOS app catalog browseable on the web
  • Music Applet – GNOME panel applet to control several music players
  • Alien Arena 7.32 Released
  • Microsoft to launch Windows 7 today
  • What Does Windows 7 Have That Linux Doesn't?
  • Phoenix Pre-Boot Will Appear in Samsung Notebooks
  • The Decline and Fall of the Idealistic Spark
  • Novell's threat assessment survey results
  • E-Book Ecosystem Should Look to Open Source
  • Parallel Programming: Non-optimal Is as Non-optimal Does
  • PDF Editing tools for Ubuntu
  • KDE + Distro + Package splitting = 100% fail for user?
  • Kernel 2.6.32 for Debian Squeeze
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • EvriChart: A Linux Success Story

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Truetype Fonts on Your Linux System
  • Howto Detect IP conflicts - IPwatchD
  • txt2tags
  • More Linux Remote Networking Tips and Tricks (part 2)
  • tune swap settings on Linux
  • HowTo: VirtualBox on Debian Squeeze (Testing / Sid)
  • Pick Your Pleasure: RAID-0 mdadm Striping or LVM Striping?
  • Twidge Twitter Command Line Client
  • Supressing repeating log messages with Syslog-ng
  • A survival guide to Linux and S60
  • Schedule Photo Taking With gPhoto and cron
  • SSH Tip for the Day
  • Chromium: Use Gmail as Default Email Client (KDE 4)

Red Hat's number one

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Microsoft will get the headlines tomorrow with the release of Windows 7, but, on the server side of life, Red Hat is quietly becoming the dominant player.

Reasons I Believe the Community Should Support the Oracle-Sun Deal

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Software

groklaw.net: Monty Widenius has posted a press release, urging Oracle to sell MySQL to a third party, and there is a link to the materials that he and Florian Mueller, who is working with him, provided to the EU Commission, which appears to have influenced it to delay approval. I'd like to tell you why I think the community should support the Oracle deal.

Also: And now the s★★t hits the (MySQL) fans…

Getting Ready For Karmic Koala - Which one should you use?

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Ubuntu

digitizor.com: The final release of Karmic Koala comes out in a week. Of all the variants of Karmic Koala coming out, Ubuntu is undoubtably the most well know with the largest userbase. In this article, we look at all the official variants of Karmic Koala (including Ubuntu) so that it may help the newbies to see what are the options available.

Laptop Survival With GKrellM

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Software

linux.com: Late at night, when all was quiet, the fan on the Asus laptop seemed to be running a little more than usual. I started GKrellM and checked the chip temperature.

Teaching with Tux

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Software

linuxjournal.com: As a homeschooling family, my wife and I are very involved in our children's education and since we're both a couple of nerds, much of our children's education is done on the computer. I was a bit curious to see if there were any good children's educational programs for Linux; it turns out that there are some very good ones and I'm going to discuss 3 of them today.

I'm tired of “Free Software Fundamentalists”

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OSS

boycott-boycottnovell.com (guest post): You might know I'm an hybrid kind of guy: I run Free Software as much as I can, but if I have to run proprietary software to have something that works, and that pays the bills, I will. Lately, I'm getting more and more irked by the “Free Software Fundamentalists” that preach that no proprietary software has the right to exist any longer.

Nexuiz - Looking good!

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Nexuiz is a free, open-source First Person Shooter running on top of a heavily modified Quake engine. It's a fast-paced game, where players combat online in large-scale battles or pit against witty-tongued bots in a progressive singleplayer mode.

Cedega vs Crossover Games - Hands on Review

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Software
Gaming

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Most people who use Linux for desktop use are well aware of the one of the largest issues facing the platform: Lack of commercial software. Which brings me to my topic at hand - Cedega & Codeweavers. What are Cedega and Codeweavers? Designed to help you get your Windows games working with ease on Linux.

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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
  • Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Breaking Down the Data

Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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