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Story Five things to like About Debian 7.0 'Wheezy' srlinuxx 08/05/2013 - 5:03am
Story To the space station and beyond with Linux srlinuxx 1 07/05/2013 - 11:54pm
Story Best Linux photo editors srlinuxx 07/05/2013 - 8:45pm
Story Red Hat CEO: We don't need Microsoft to succeed srlinuxx 07/05/2013 - 8:34pm
Story Linux still "benchmark of quality" in this year's Coverity Scan srlinuxx 07/05/2013 - 8:32pm
Story 5 Linux Distributions With Fastest Boot Speeds srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:31pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 506 srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:29pm
Story Debian 7.0 is Finally Here srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:27pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/05/2013 - 4:59am
Blog entry Ubuntu 13.04 raring to go on Acer C7 Chromebook fieldyweb 04/05/2013 - 2:49pm

KDE's Windows weapon: KOffice 2.0

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KDE

computerworld: While the industry is distracted by the ongoing tussle between Microsoft and OpenOffice.org over document formats, the KDE project is quietly preparing the next generation of its own office suite, KOffice, for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

Canonical chases deal to ship Ubuntu server OS

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Ubuntu

linuxworld: Canonical Ltd., the company that supports Ubuntu Linux, is trying to work out a deal with hardware vendors such as Dell Inc. to make Ubuntu available preinstalled on servers.

The price is right: Next open source business model

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OSS

infoworld blogs: 2007 is shaping up to be a banner year for open source companies. SourceForge, which hosts almost 160,000 projects, just posted fiscal year 2007 revenues that showed a hefty 35 percent increase over 2006.

Confirmed: Novell in the midst of layoffs

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SUSE

matt asay: Brent Marinaccio of HotLinuxJobs confirms that Novell is in the midst of layoffs. I heard the same thing yesterday from other sources. Hopefully the people affected will be able to find good jobs elsewhere.

The Great Showdown: MS Office vs. OpenOffice

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OOo

linux insider: OpenOffice works on Linux, Windows and Mac. It also supports a wider range of languages for its interface, and it's free software so you can adapt it to your needs or easily write add-ons.

Also: Thank you Michael, but no, thank you...
And: A fabulous way to do list numbering.

Mandriva Linux 2008 now available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: We’re proud to announce that Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available for download on the official site, and on the network of public mirror servers. The result of six months of heavy development and testing, 2008 includes all the latest software and many enhancements over previous Mandriva Linux releases.

Wolvix 1.1.0 & openSUSE 10.3 Revisited

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Linux

beranger: Yesterday, in the second half of Last weekend, part 2/2: sniffing a few distros, all of a sudden I praised Wolvix Hunter version 1.1.0. Now, this needs some more clarifications.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days - Countdown to Ubuntu 7.10 - Deskbar and Tracker

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: As we close in on the release of Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon during the development cycle, we thought we would tell you a little bit about some of the new features and improvements that make the release exciting. So over the next ten days, we will talk about one rocking feature each day until the 18th of October, when Ubuntu 7.10 goes live.

Russian schools move to Linux

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Linux

BBC: Schoolchildren in Russia are to be taught using the free, open-source Linux software in an effort to cut the cost of teaching information technology.

Microsoft's Ballmer Reportedly Threatens Red Hat

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Linux

groklaw: "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," Ballmer said at a company event discussing online services in the UK last week. A video report of Ballmer's speech was posted online over the weekend.

Mark Shuttleworth Develops New Way to Distribute OSS

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Ubuntu

OSWeekly: Just when I was sure that I had seen just about every sort of means of distributing open source software, the concept of the Freedom Toaster rolled into my inbox. Based on the idea that open source software should be made readily available to those in need, the distribution center/kiosks from Mark Shuttleworth and the Freedom Toaster team are here with another innovative product in the market.

Is it time to open source Microsoft Windows?

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Microsoft

CBR: Given the importance of the Microsoft Windows platform in global IT, perhaps it is time for Windows to be opened up and made open source. Indeed, while some may consider such a move unthinkable, a number of benefits could be had from it, for both Microsoft and the global IT world.

Halo movie canned

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Movies

the inquirer: THERE is no chance of a movie being made of Halo, despite it being the most successful game classic since Space Invaders.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

  • HOWTO make Gentoo great

  • What is your LUG doing?
  • Threading Benchmarks, NetBSD versus FreeBSD
  • Microsoft "regrets patent deal" tactics
  • Boot Linux Faster With An Open BIOS
  • Upgrading to Gutsy
  • The OLPC is "retro-futurist"
  • Open Source conference in Argentina draws a crowd
  • Some thoughts on git
  • Novell OES 2: Powered by Linux
  • Google's OS dreams calling on Linux

The Future of Hardware is Open Source

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Hardware

raiden's realm: What if we lived in a world where all hardware was open source, including CPU’s, memory, motherboards, and all peripherals? Would it be a better world, or would it be a rolling nightmare, plagued with problems, and rampant with show stopping bugs that would bring the world to a grinding halt?

KDE Commit-Digest for 7th October 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Image support in Parley, and support for formulas in the note feature of the Step physics simulation package. blinKen changes capitalisation to Blinken for the KDE 4.0 release. Theme work across kdegames, with better collision detection in Kolf. More XMP integration work in Digikam.

Linux Mint 3.1

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is (if you'll pardon the pun) a fresh idea: take a decently popular and stable distribution, and add all the stuff that said distribution's maintainers refuse to add even though their users want it. The time for excuses is over for the Linux desktop.

Sabayon Linux

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Linux

go2linux.org: Sabayon is an Italian Linux that is user oriented, and it is based on Gentoo. Ok the first thing you will see when start installing Sabayon is Anaconda, as I am a fan of Fedora, this was great for me, as Anaconda is a great installer.

An in-depth look at Puppy Linux

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Linux

desktoplinux: Guest columnist Howard Fosdick has previously used Puppy Linux to successfully revive "mature" PCs. Now, he takes a broader, deeper look at the parsimonious distribution and its potential value on normal desktop PCs, covering its features, flexibility, capability to peacefully coexist with Windows, ease of use, and limitations.

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  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
  • Telecom organizations boosting support for open source
    Organizational support for open source initiatives is easing the integration of platforms into the telecom world. One key challenge for growing the support of open source into the telecommunications space is through various organizations that are looking to either bolster the use of open source or build platforms based on open source specifications. These efforts are seen as beneficial to operators and vendors looking to take advantage of open source platforms.
  • Google's Draco: Another Open Source Tool That Can Boost Virtual Reality Apps
    With 2017 ramping up, there is no doubt that cloud computing and Big Data analytics would probably come to mind if you had to consider the hot technology categories that will spread out this year. However, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. Last week, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets. Now, Google has delivered a set of open source libraries that boost the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which can help deliver more detailed 3D apps. "Draco" is an open source compression library, and here are more details.
  • Unpicking the community leader
    Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. In 2006 I joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. A few months into my new role I got an email from a kid based in Africa. He shared with me that he loved Ubuntu and the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translated to "humanity towards others," and this made his interest in the nascent Linux operating system particularly meaningful.
  • Open Source Mahara Opens Moodle Further Into Social Learning
    Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more