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Story Wine 1.7.23 released Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:16pm
Story The GPLv3 GPU Is Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:12pm
Story A year without Windows and a new love of Linux Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:08pm
Story When Linux Was Perfect Enough Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 6:58pm
Blog entry OMG what happened to CentOS 7 Desktop? fieldyweb 03/08/2014 - 4:59pm
Story Why the Android One Program is a Revolutionary Initiative for Developing Countries Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 2:11pm
Blog entry It's Summer Again Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:52pm
Story Valencia Schools Save Almost $50 Million (€37 Million) with a Linux OS Based on Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:32pm
Story Steam for Linux Now Has More Than 600 Games Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:26pm
Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:13pm

INTERVJU: Tom "Spot" Callaway, The Fedora Engineering Manager

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hardware.no: Though sometimes described as the bleeding-edge testing ground to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (or RHEL for short), Fedora is one of the most popular Linux-distributions around. So what is it that makes this distribution tick? We've asked the Fedora Engineering Manager, Tom Callaway, some questions.

Getting things done on Linux

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Software

tectonic.co.za: A good to-do list manager can make all the difference to your productivity. While there isn’t a shortage of to-do managers available for Linux, Tasque obviously has a couple of advantages over many other tools.

Linux KDE 4.2 RC1: Photos

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KDE

zdnet.com.au: The latest version of the KDE desktop environment, mostly used on Linux, arrived last week (4.2 RC1), with the final product due on 22 January. We had a peek inside to see what this overhaul offers.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring - Alpha2 release available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: The second pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring is now available. This alpha 2 version concentrates on updating to the major desktop components of the distribution.

The Linux KVM may change the way you use Linux

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Learn the advantages of Linux Kernal Virtual Machine

2008, the Buzzwords that were

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: The common buzzwords heard in the year 2008 were recession, credit-crunch, bankruptcy, bailout and others related to the financial markets as it was a year when the global economy faced huge downturn. Amidst this economic meltdown, Linux was another buzz.

Forrester: Netbooks confuse consumers

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Hardware

computerworlduk.com: Netbooks fill an important niche in the consumer PC market, but the way they are being marketed is causing confusion with consumers, says a Forrester analyst.

Unix Wanes While Linux Waxes

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Linux

daniweb.com: In a recent report by ComputerWorld, Unix is losing major ground in the SAP data center space. And in the time period (roughly 2.5 years) between October 2005 through March 2008, Unix to Linux conversions almost doubled over the previous evaluation period (2001 - September 2005).

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 55

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SUSE

Issue #55 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE Project Opens Feature Tracking with openFATE, openSUSE forums has reached 20K members, and Wanted-Build Service Contributors.

7 Reasons Why I Stopped Using Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

unfq.com: I have been using Ubuntu Linux as my main operating system for the past three years. That began to change a few months ago and a couple of weeks ago, I finally made the switch over to Windows Vista. So why did I drop Ubuntu Linux?

Move over GNOME, Ubuntu Mobile looks at Qt, other desktop environments

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Ubuntu

techworld.com.au: The Ubuntu Mobile operating system is undergoing its most radical change with a port to the ARM processor for Internet devices and netbooks, and may use Nokia's LGPL Qt development environment as an alternative to GNOME.

The best Ubuntu video editors

A list of the best 8 Ubuntu video editors (install instructions for Ubuntu, they work on any linux distro). Best Ubuntu video editors full article

The best three Linux introductions for beginners

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: From where I sit, a new Linux user needs a Linux that's close enough to the desktop they already know-almost always Windows-so they can quickly start using it. The easiest way to start is to buy a PC that already has Linux installed on it.

Linux Elitism: It’s a Fact

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jehurst.wordpress: I use Linux. It’s the best there is, particularly for the way I work. What I know is the folks behind Linux are quite elitist in at least one sense of the word: They are only interested in dealing with their own kind, and have no interest in what most computer users want.

The facts behind Microsoft's anti-Linux 'Get the Facts' campaign

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Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Back in 2002, Jim Allchin was co-president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division and was, in his own words, "scared" of the momentum behind Linux, as noted in an email [PDF] sent to several of his direct reports.

Once You Go Linux, You Never Go Back

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linuxhaxor.net: What’s with all the talks about windows 7 being a Linux Killer? A long time Linux user has very little to no reason to “switch” to Windows from Linux. Unless of course you are a recreational Linux user who occasionally tries out Linux in the form of virtual install or a separate partition. To understand why this is so, you have to understand why people use Linux.

Camp KDE Takes off in Jamaica

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KDE

dot.kde.org: In a warm Jamaica around thirty KDE developers have gathered for the first Camp KDE. The following article is an impression of the first days of this event, a short summary of what is going on here.

Why games are NOT the key to Linux adoption

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I have a number of concerns about a recent article about games [as] the key top Linux adoption. It nearly screams for scrutiny, as a it presents opinions and broad stereotypes as fact, contradicts itself and makes conclusions that have the capacity to hurt, not help the community.

Review: Fedora 10

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headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Fedora 10 Beta and I liked what I saw, though was a bit jaded by the difficulties in setting up proprietary drivers. Much time has passed and Fedora 10 (final) was released on the 25th of November, 2008 – more than enough time for polish to be added and a hundred or so updates to fix the more obvious bugs.

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Containers News

  • How Kubernetes is making contributing easy
    As the program manager of the Kubernetes community at Google, Sarah Novotny has years of experience in open source communities including MySQL and NGINX. Sarah sat down with me at CloudNativeCon in Berlin at the end of March to discuss both the Kubernetes community and open source communities more broadly. Among the topics we covered in the podcast were the challenges inherent in shifting from a company-led project to a community-led one, principles that can lead to more successful communities, and how to structure decision-making.
  • How Microsoft helped Docker with LinuxKit and Moby Project [Ed: Microsoft 'helped'... embrace, extend, coerce; haven't Docker employees learned from history?]
    Today, supporting Linux is as critical to Microsoft as it is to Red Hat and SUSE.
  • How to make branding decisions in an open community
    On April 18, Docker founder Solomon Hykes made a big announcement via a pull request in the main Docker repo: "Docker is transitioning all of its open source collaborations to the Moby project going forward." The docker/docker repo now redirects to moby/moby, and Solomon's pull request updates the README and logo for the project to match. Reaction from the Docker community has been overwhelmingly negative. As of this writing, the Moby pull request has garnered 7 upvotes and 110 downvotes on GitHub. The Docker community is understandably frustrated by this opaque announcement of a fait accompli, an important decision that a hidden inner circle made behind closed doors. It's a textbook case of "Why wasn't I consulted?"

Ubuntu 17.04: Unity's swan song?

For the most part, not much has changed on Ubuntu's Desktop edition in the past year. Unity 7 has more or less remained the same while work was progressing on the next version of the desktop, Unity 8. However, now that both desktops are being retired in favour of the GNOME desktop, running Ubuntu 17.04 feels a bit strange. This week I was running software that has probably reached the end of its life and this version of Ubuntu will only be supported for nine months. I could probably get the same desktop experience and most of the same hardware support running Ubuntu 16.04 and get security updates through to 2021 in the bargain. In short, I don't think Ubuntu 17.04 offers users anything significant over last year's 16.04 LTS release and it will be retired sooner. That being said, I could not help but be a little wistful about using Unity 7 again. Even though it has been about a year since I last used Unity, I quickly fell back into the routine and I was once more reminded how pleasant it can be to use Unity. The desktop is geared almost perfectly to my workflow and the controls are set up in a way that reduces my mouse usage to almost nothing. I find Unity a very comfortable desktop to use, especially when application menus have been moved from the top panel to inside their own windows. While there are some projects trying to carry on development of Unity, this release of Ubuntu feels like Unity's swan song and I have greatly enjoyed using the desktop this week. While there is not much new in Ubuntu 17.04, the release is pretty solid. Apart from the confusion that may arise from having three different package managers, I found Ubuntu to be capable, fairly newcomer friendly and stable. Everything worked well for me, at least on physical hardware. Unity is a bit slow to use in a virtual machine, but the distribution worked smoothly on my desktop computer. Read more

FOSS in European Public Services

  • France: How a high school association finally obtained a source code
    In October 2016, the association Droit des Lycéens, which represents French high school students and helps them assert their rights, finally obtained the source code of an algorithm that influences students’ choice of university after the Baccalauréat exam. This puts an end to a conflict lasting more than seven months between the association and the Ministry of Education, which until then had refused to publish the source code of its tool. The opening of algorithms and calculators is a flagship measure in the French law for a digital republic that was passed in 2016. Since then, France has started to publish some source codes, such as the personal tax calculator in April 2016. This may have created a precedent for the present case, according to the association. The algorithm in question forms the core of the APB (Admission Post-Bac) online platform, which is used by all students in France. It allows them to enter their preferences in terms of universities and syllabus, and helps match applicants to available places. But Droit des Lycéens believes that the calculation method has been kept secret by the Ministry, and lacks transparency.
  • OFE welcomes continued emphasis on openness in EIF
    The OpenForum Europe (OFE) think tank welcomes the publication of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). This document continues to emphasise the importance of openness, the organisation writes on its blog.
  • Czech Finance Ministry app boosts open data, source
    A data visualisation application developed in 2015 by the Czech Ministry of Finance, is helping to promote the publication of open data, and is making the case for open source software development across the government. The tool, called Supervizor, was one of the winners of the European Commission’s Sharing and Reuse Award. At the Sharing and Reuse Conference in Lisbon (Portugal), on 29 March, Supervizor was awarded EUR 15,000 - to help the project expands its reach.

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