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Microsoft says "We are working on our Linux drivers"

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h-online.com: Microsoft has denied that it has stopped work on the Hyper-V drivers for Linux that it released in July. Greg Kroah-Hartman had noted in a recent status report on the state of Linux drivers that Microsoft had not responded to the over 200 patches that had been created to clean up Microsoft's code.

Will FSF's summit on women in FOSS achieve anything?

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OSS

itwire.com: What a movement achieves depends greatly on the motivations behind it; when one is pushed to do something, then much less is achieved than if the movement arises spontaneously.

ARM Joins The Linux Foundation

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that ARM has become a member.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The CodePlex Foundation: First Impressions (and Recommendations)
  • LinuxCon Keynote Series: An Interview with IBM’s Bob Sutor
  • The Bluecurve Theme For GNOME
  • Indie Game Studio Amazed At Linux Sales
  • Break Free with gNewSense 2.3
  • REVIEW: Webconverger 5.5
  • Managing Linux and Mac Fileshares in Windows
  • Home smart grid system runs Linux
  • Linux botnet discovery points to lazy administrators
  • The Linux botweb story that wasn't ...
  • SpiceBird 0.7 – Strong bird to your fleet
  • Extra Extra: An Interview with Matthew Helmke
  • Gecko Edubook Running wattOS
  • The Internet at 40: What's next?
  • Google File System II stalked by open-source elephant
  • Good News, id Tech 5 Is Likely Coming To Linux
  • Karmic Gets New IM Session Status Icons (!)
  • Laurus Technologies Expands Reach with Red Hat Partnership
  • JAVAAAAAAARGH.
  • Flash Wins! Hoo-freaking-ray! Adobe are so awesome!
  • Apple opens Grand Central; challenges impede Linux adoption
  • Changing the World
  • Open-PC users choose KDE
  • Fixing libtool

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To: Configure Dual Display with ATI Radeon (fglrx)
  • Gentoo: Recovering from installing a bad kernel
  • Replace Network-Manager with WICD Ubuntu 9.04
  • Get ClearType like Smooth Fonts in Ubuntu Linux
  • How to remove,install and reconfigure xorg without reinstalling ubuntu
  • Setting up Differential Backups for Websites
  • Commandline Dependencies with gdebi
  • Access More Samba shares in KDE
  • Fine-grained cookie management in Firefox
  • Switch to OpenOffice.org
  • How to Use Digikam to Export Photos to Flickr, PicasaWeb, and Facebook
  • Restore a Lost or Discarded Firefox Session in Three Quick Steps
  • Change Skype’s 2.1.0.47 Default Sound Device in PulseAudio
  • Bash to Basics: The While Do Loop
  • Random xkcd comic
  • Rlogin the father of SSH
  • Integrate google calendar into your gnome calendar

Best of both worlds: twin

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have mentioned a lot of console applications over the past few weeks, but usually either in conjunction with screen-vs, or with something running under X, like Musca. There is a middle ground, so to speak.

OpenGoo Review - DIY Web Office

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Available in DIY or "with tech support" versions OpenGoo lacks some functionality, it has limited file formats, but, frees users from being tied to a web app provider.

Getting Started with Money Manager Ex

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bytesandsuch.com: While I have some knowledge of double entry accounting, GnuCash is simply too complex for managing a checkbook and performing simple budgeting. In June, I published a post on HomeBank criticizing its inability to support split categories. At that time I installed Money Manager Ex. For a few weeks I ran it side by side with AceMoney. It is now the only money manager I use.

Patrick Swayze dies at 57

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Obits

latimes.com: Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57.

Cave Dwellers Give Ubuntu Two Thumbs Up

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Ubuntu

daniweb.com: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote, "Has Linux Fallen Into a Well?." It was a tale of two brothers, aka The Cave Dwellers, who had too many complaints and angst concerning the Windows XP installation on my wife's old HP DV-5000 laptop. Reinstalling XP didn't do any good the last time I did it, so I decided to give them Ubuntu 9.04 in its place.

My new laptop is here! My preciousss!

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Hardware

dedoimedo.com: I've bought myself a new laptop. I'm so very pleased with it that I decided to write an article and show off my latest toy. It's also a great lesson in Linux, since the machine runs four operating systems, with the fifth on the way. So if you're in a mood for some ego-centric eye candy, do take a look.

Here's why I don't run Linux on my desktop

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gibsonandlily.com: Ah yes, Linux. The darling of the technology community. The glowing beacon perched atop the tower built of the hard-work, blood, sweet tears, and carpal tunnel leading the masses to the holy-land known as "open source". Proof positive that we don't need those greedy bastard corporations in order to get online and whine about how much we don't need those greedy bastard corporations godd*mnit!

One more Linux user, one less Windows support headache

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Ubuntu

linuxcritic.wordpress: My Aunt Jean has an older computer for which I have provided support in the past. What kind of support, you ask? You know. Sure you do. Windows XP support. “My computer has been running slower and slower lately, could you take a look at it?” and “Sound stopped working!” and “I think I may have a virus”.

Welcome to the Linux Generation

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bihlman.com: With our economy having its, well, ups and downs lately, you might be thinking “Is now really a good time to think about purchasing a new computer?” Meanwhile, software applications that once needed robust hardware to run are now moving on to the Internet. The result is an upturn in the purchase of netbooks and low powered “Internet Appliances”, most of which cost less than a really nice new shirt.

Novell Aims for iPhone Devs with MonoTouch

internetnews.com: Developing applications for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone is big business, and it's one that Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) wants a piece of. Novell today released new software called MonoTouch that aims to bring .NET applications to the iPhone.

New & Improved Last.FM Plugin For Banshee

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d0od.blogspot.com: An updated version of Banshee’s Last.FM plugin provides better scrobble support and “instant” now listening updates on Last.FM.

Free Software economics for Indigenous Nations

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Linux

Some of the surviving nations in North America have tried Casinos and call centers. Others have tried meat packing for freedom. Yet, unemployment remains high, over 80% for some communities, such as on the Lakotah reservations. Similarly, per capita income often remains below the poverty line. On the Lakotah reservations, per capita income is less than $4,000 annually. The exact story is of course different for each nation, but the overall results of these efforts have usually been rather bleak.
Could free software change things?

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Make your own Wayback Machine or Time Machine in GNU/Linux with rsnapshot

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A good backup system can help you recover from a lot of different kinds of situations: a botched upgrade (requiring re-installation), a hard drive crash, or even thumb-fingered users deleting the wrong file. In practice, though I’ve experienced all of these, it’s the last sort of problem that causes me the most pain. Sometimes you just wish you could go back a few days in time and grab that file. What you want is something like the Internet Archive’s “Wayback Machine”, but for your own system. Here’s how to set one up using the rsnapshot package (included in the Debian and Ubuntu distributions).

Read the full howto at Free Software Magazine.

Atlanta Linux Fest 2009

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Linux

I interviewed Nick Ali, one of the great minds behind the Atlanta LinuxFest 2009. See what he has to tell us, and why you shouldn’t miss it if you’re lucky enough to be nearby on September 19th, 2009!

Read the full interview at Free Software Magazine

Five Open Source Flash Card Apps to Make Rote Learning Easier

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ostatic.com/blog: Chances are, when you've needed to learn something by rote memorization you've turned to flash cards (multiplication tables, anyone?). There are plenty of ways to learn things that require instant recall but few are as effective as flash cards. The next time you need to memorize a bunch of facts, give one of these desktop and mobile open source flash cards applications a try.

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GNU/Linux on Desktop/Phone: System76, DeX, Librem

  • Pop!_OS Is Finally Here — System76’s Ubuntu-based Operating System For Developers
    The first ever stable release of Pop!_OS is finally here. You can go ahead and download it from this link. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Earlier this year in June, we reported that System76 is creating its own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.
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    After unveiling its next-generation Bixby 2.0 intelligent assistant, Samsung today announced that it plans to bring the Linux PC experience to the Samsung DeX ecosystem.
  • Steps toward a privacy-preserving phone
    What kind of cell phone would emerge from a concerted effort to design privacy in from the beginning, using free software as much as possible? Some answers are provided by a crowdfunding campaign launched in August by Purism SPC, which has used two such campaigns successfully in the past to build a business around secure laptops. The Librem 5, with a five-inch screen and radio chip for communicating with cell phone companies, represents Purism's hope to bring the same privacy-enhancing vision to the mobile space, which is much more demanding in its threats, technology components, and user experience. The abuse of mobile phone data has become a matter of worldwide concern. The capture and sale of personal data by apps is so notorious that it has been covered in USA Today; concerns over snooping contribute to the appeal of WhatsApp (which has topped 1.3 billion users) and other encrypted and privacy-conscious apps. But apps are only one attack vector. I got in touch with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism, to find out what the company is doing to plug the leaks in mobile devices.

Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.