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Gosh, gOS is good

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Linux

linux.com: Many people still question whether Linux will ever make it fully into mainstream computer acceptance. A $199 computer now available on a major superstore's shelves just in time for Christmas might change all that. Anyone who wants a computer to just to send email and instant messages and watch YouTube videos should like the Everex gPC, which is powered by a nifty Linux distribution called gOS.

Open-source software rated: Ten alternatives you need

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Software

cnet.co.uk: Open source products comprise the work of many collaborators -- sometimes thousands of them, and often separated by oceans. We've put together a collection of ten free open-source applications that will potentially save you hundreds of pounds. We've outlined their pros and cons and compared them to the nearest commercial alternative.

Operating systems - who needs them?

whatpc.co.uk: It never ceases to amaze me how new ideas, ­ like cicadas, can appear, breed, hibernate for a few years and then re-emerge in a metamorphosed form. Several years back, I remember meeting some guys from Phoenix Technologies, one of the major developers of PC firmware, who showed me one such idea whose rebirth is well overdue.

My Fedora 8 Diary

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Linux

vertito.blogspot: Fedora 8 is the latest rpm-based linux distribution managed and operated by Planet Fedora which offers the latest and free opensource linux softwares. I am writing this blog entry for me to have my record keeping of having my own Fedora 8 desktop linux diary.

Does Hilf speak for Microsoft on open source?

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Microsoft
OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Information Week has published a fawning interview with Microsoft’s Bill Hilf (right), now general manager of Windows Server marketing and platform strategy, stating he was “revealing” the company’s open source strategy. In fact he did nothing of the kind.

Asus Eee PC 4G sub-sub-notebook

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Asus' diminutive Eee PC 4G 701 micro-laptop is here. It's garnered an amazing welcome from computer users looking not for the acme of performance but for a highly portable wireless notebook with a decent battery life. Will they be disappointed?

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Howto Add entries in GNOME Menu

  • Chikka on Kopete Messenger Howto
  • HowTo - Batch Image Resize on Linux
  • Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic
  • Quick Tip: Configuring Menu Transparency in Compiz Fusion

Get familiar with alternative Linux desktops

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Software

techrepublic.com: Desktop customization in Linux is very flexible; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone.

Also: 'Konquering' the desktop with KDE

An interview with compiledkernel

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: A veteran staff member and one of the driving forces behind the Ubuntu Gamers Arena and Ubuntu Document Storage Facility, compiledkernel has a long history as a Linux user and Ubuntuforums community member.

Oxygen Wallpapers Contest: first winner

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KDE

blog.ruphy.org: Mesdames and Messieurs, time has come to finally unveil the winners of the contest! This is one, the first unveiled, of the winning wallpapers! We reached a number of 15 total winners!

The Complete Ubuntu Desktop Setup

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Ubuntu

abhay-techzone.blogspot: Ubuntu is a great distribution and is one of the major causes of increase in Linux on Desktop. Most of the hardware is self detected and auto configured; still I found it lacking in some small areas. This article represents the measures I took to make Ubuntu truly workable for me.

some shorts, leftovers, and stuff

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News
  • Ubuntu JeOS 7.10 Released

  • The death of pam_console
  • EContent Magazine selects Drupal as one of 100 top companies
  • Mantis helps developers eat bugs
  • PC-BSD is a GNU/Linux killer
  • 49 Open Source Projects in the Spotlight
  • PC-BSD version 1.4 to be carried in All Fry's Electronics Stores nationwide
  • When I sat up at Comdex
  • Radeon X1250 Supported By RadeonHD
  • 2008 Linux Symposium information

some howtos

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HowTos
  • FreeSoftware Magazine: Tips and Tricks

  • HOWTO: Install a basic Gentoo server
  • Rocover your Grub boot loader
  • Howto: Build a functional Lowarch system
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part One - Config Files
  • OOo: Using the Standard Filter
  • Howto: Convert a K6-2 into a C64

Hans Reiser Trial: Day Six

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Reiser

The 8-year-old son of Linux superstar Hans Reiser testified at his father's murder trial here Thursday that his grandparents told him his dad did something terrible to his mother, Nina Reiser.

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 3

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: In part 1 of this series we learned how to format USB storage devices for maximum portability, and in part 2 we learned a simple, efficient way to use the excellent rsync command for easy single-user backups. Today we're going to create menu icons for launching our backups.

A first look at the Firefox 3 visual refresh for Linux

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: Mozilla ruffled some penguin feathers last month when the organization revealed that Firefox 3 would get an extensive visual refresh to maximize integration with Windows and Mac OS X, but not Linux. After the decision was widely criticized by Linux enthusiasts, Mozilla reversed its position and decided to revisit Linux theming.

Also: Where's The First Firefox 3 Beta?

Online music school saves cash with Linux

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Linux

linux.com: When WorkshopLive was in the early stages of development, the company had limited funds to devote to hardware, software, and human resources, so CTO Marilyn Hoefner decided to give open source software a try. "We've been extremely happy," Hoefner says.

From Linspire to PCLinuxOS via Mandriva 2008

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Linux

planstoprosper.org.uk: Well, I finally moved form my beloved Linspire! Took me a while but Linspire 6 didn't really get my laptop performing as well as it should. I hope that Linspire's new CEO Larry Kettler can get things moving.

Intel Core 2 “Penryn” and Linux

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Hardware

linuxhardware.org: On October 28th, Intel released the reviews on the new “Penryn” Core 2 processor, specifically the Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX9650. The QX9650 has a lot of new features and welcomes a new generation to the Core 2 processor family. So what are these features and how will they equate into benefits to the consumer and, more specifically, Linux users?

Ubuntu: first stop on the road to Damascus

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Ubuntu

iTWire blogs: In nearly 10 years of experimenting with, and, later, using Linux, I have never been presented with a situation where someone actually asked me to preside over their initial foray into the use of the open source operating system on a regular basis.

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DebianDog Is a Useful Pocket Pup

The earlier versions of DebianDog work flawlessly, but the latest release seems to suffer from some work-in-progress flaws. I had very little trouble running the default software as-is. When I changed system settings or configured applications a certain way, those changes either did not work or were accompanied by a variety of glitches. I also had some trouble getting the persistent memory options to work. A related problem was setting up the personal save storage file. These issues cropped up or did not appear at all, depending on the hardware I was using. I used the same boot CD and bootable DVD drive on all of my test computers. DebianDog Linux is a good alternative for Linux users looking for something different. It is a very good OS choice if you work on multiple computers or travel around to various work locations and want all your work files on the same OS configuration that you carry in your pocket. DebianDog can be a very workable alternative to lugging a laptop around. Read more

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Diving into Drupal: Princeton’s Multi-site Migration Success with Open-source
    Princeton University’s web team had a complex and overwhelming digital ecosystem comprised of many different websites, created from pre-built templates and hosted exclusively on internal servers. Fast forward six years: Princeton continues to manage a their multisite and flagship endeavors on the open-source Drupal platform, and have seen some great results since their migration back in 2011. However, this success did not come overnight. Organizational buy-in, multi-site migration and authentication were a few of the many challenges Princeton ran into when making the decision to move to the cloud.
  • GitHub Invites Developers to Contribute to the Open Source Guides
    GitHub has recently launched its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources addressing the most common scenarios and best practices for both contributors and maintainers of open source projects. The guides themselves are open source and GitHub is actively inviting developers to participate and share their stories.
  • Top open source projects
    TechRadar recently posted an article about "The best open source software 2017" where they list a few of their favorite open source software projects. It's really hard for an open source software project to become popular if it has poor usability—so I thought I'd add a few quick comments of my own about each.
  • Dropbox releases open-source Slack bot
    Dropbox is looking to tackle unauthorized access and other security incidents in the workplace with a chatbot. Called Securitybot, it that can automatically grab alerts from security monitoring tools and verify incidents with other employers. The company says that through the use of the chatbot, which is open source, it will no longer be necessary to manually reach out to employees to verify access, every time someone enters a sensitive part of the system. The bot is built primarily for Slack, but it is designed to be transferable to other platforms as well.
  • Dropbox’s tool shows how chatbots could be future of cybersecurity
    Disillusion with chatbots has set in across the tech industry and yet Dropbox’s deep thinkers believe they have spotted the technology’s hidden talent: cybersecurity.

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • Entroware have unleashed the 'Aether' laptop for Linux enthusiasts featuring Intel's 7th generation CPUs
  • New Entroware Aether Laptop Pairs Intel Kaby Lake with Ubuntu
    The new Entroware Aether is the latest Linux powered laptop from British company Entroware, and is powered by the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors.
  • Freedom From Microsoft v1.01
    But we can be Free from Microsoft! As we saw above, there is a powerful – and now popular movement afoot to make alternative software available. The Free Software Foundation, and the GNU Project, both founded by Richard Stallman, provide Free software to users with licenses that guarantee users rights: the rights to view, modify, and distribute the software source code. With GNU-licensed software, such as Linux, the user is in complete control over the software they employ. And as people contribute to modify Free Software source code, and are required to share those modifications again, the aggregate creative acts give rise to the availability of many more, much more useful results. Value is created beyond what anyone thought possible, and our freedom multiplies.
  • Review of the week 2017/08
    This week we had to cancel a couple snapshots, as a regression in grub was detected, that caused issues on chain-loading bootloaders. But thanks to our genius maintainers, the issue could be found, fixed and integrated into Tumbleweed (and this despite being busy with hackweek! A great THANK YOU!). Despite those canceled snapshots, this review will still span 4 revisions: 0216, 0218, 0219 and 0224. And believe me, there have been quite some things coming your way.