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Kudos for Kino

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Software

linux.com: Kino is a video editor that allows you to produce your own video masterpieces using only free and open source software. With it, you can capture and edit clips from your video camera, add titles, insert still images, create transitions between scenes, and output the result in a number of formats. Best of all, it's easy to learn to use.

Challenges of Upgrading Linux

pcmechanic: As a result of my experiences I chose to increase my Linux experience and the best way to do that was install and set up Linux as a web and email server. Three years ago I chose to do that with Fedora, Apache2, and Sendmail. I was very happy with my new Fedora server and it ran perfectly until last Tuesday…

Hot, quick web designing with Firebug

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Moz/FF

tectonic: After doing a review of the Firefox Web Developer extension, One of our readers left a comment to recommend the Firebug extension, so I decided to give it a bash.

MadWifi To Go Nonprofit

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Incorporating the MadWifi project as non-profit entity is on our to-do-list since months, and I really would like to see it happen soon now," Michael Renzmann announced on the Madwifi development mailing list.

Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

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HowTos

This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with Yum Extender (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Upcoming Ubuntu release to improve features for educators, general, power users

  • DVDs with DeVeDe
  • Hang On...Why Am I Still Using Windows?
  • Workrave fights repetitive strain injuries
  • Ubuntu - steps to wifi
  • Speaking of Linux…
  • Hubble snaps brilliant image of young star cluster inside NGC 3603
  • Tiny Linux Hits the Streets
  • Can Linux save the UMPC from extinction?
  • Pluggable Schedulers vs. Pluggable Security

Ubuntu, security & freedom. Can they still live together?

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Ubuntu

aspir8or.com: There is a long and somewhat heated argument taking place in the Ubuntu forums over a post by Ian Jackson in the Ubuntu Developers mail list. The post advocates a change in the Ubuntu security policy by making it more difficult for new users to install untrusted 3rd party software.

The Little Engine That Could

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Linux

Marcel Gagné: Former Freespire Leadership Board member Chris Medico assembled a team, of which I was honored to be asked to be a part of, which he lovingly calls Freedom Force. Within weeks, this new project, based on Kubuntu, had an Alpha. The project is called KlikIt Linux.

New Awn Main Menu Applet

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Software

thelinuxmovement.blogspot: How has a main menu applet which was pretty cool. But now tehkain from the awn forums has created another main menu applet which works a little bit differently. Personally I find this approach better for me.

The Next Leap for Linux

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Linux

NYTimes: Dell is testing the waters with a Linux-equipped notebook computer, in a challenge to Microsoft and Apple. But why would anyone want to use Linux, an open-source operating system, to run a PC? “For a lot of people,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, “Linux is a political idea — an idea of freedom."

Linux unloved

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Linux

itbusiness.ca: But by the late '90s, it felt as if I was doing the colour commentary for a horse race whose leader was out in front by 10 furlongs. Still, while it was clear to many that Microsoft was going to dominate the desktop, that didn't stop some in IT from looking for alternatives. Then a dark horse emerged.

Is PCLinuxOS challenging Ubuntu?

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

lexlocilinux.blogspot: On my recent poll, you can see that PCLOS was barely edged out in popularity be Ubuntu / Kubuntu. Currently, PCLOS is beating Ubuntu on Distrowatch.

Some Howtos

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HowTos
  • All your apt cache belongs to us!

  • Setting time the right way, the Linux way
  • Different Ways of Taking Screenshots in Nokia N800
  • How to Trigger Xchat from Firefox
  • Saving Bandwidth With Apt-Cacher : Revisited
  • Restart Apache Server without affecting existing connections

OpenOffice.org community conflict leads to fragmentation

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OOo

artechnica: In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community.

OpenSUSE 10.3 Preview (Release is Tomorrow)

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SUSE

cybernet: For the longest time I was always a huge fan of OpenSUSE. Up until about a year ago that was all I used on the Linux side of things, but Ubuntu’s quickly rising popularity caused me to start using that more. Tomorrow, however, will mark the release of OpenSUSE 10.3, and I flipped through a lot of documentation today to see what it was going to include.

Mythbuntu: Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Beta

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Linux

swik.net: The Mythbuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta of Mythbuntu-7.10. Together with this release, we're opening the gates of our very own Mythbuntu forums. We've fixed a lot of bugs since Alpha 4 and also introduced some new features.

Performance of radeon free driver

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Software

tsdgeos.blogspot: The other day, i updated to KUbuntu gutsy and saw it ships a free graphics driver for my Ati X300 card (r300 based). I switched to it from the non-free driver but i have went back. Why?

Open Source Funds Dried Up?

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OSS

internetnews.com: The flow of money for open source and Linux-related vendors slowed up a bit in the third quarter compared to last year's figures, according to The 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett. But the news isn't all bad.

Microsoft opening up .Net Framework libraries

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworld: Opening up to developers, Microsoft is releasing its .Net Framework libraries under the Microsoft Reference License, which allows viewing of source code but not modification or redistribution, the company said on Wednesday.

Also: Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

What Fedora needs is some direction - and online upgrades

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Linux

silfreed.net: Since Fedora is a distribution for developers by developers in order to test out new technology, the main tree ends up being a hodge-podge of whatever each individual maintainer feels like working on. If Fedora had a better sense of what it should be doing it would polarize developers along the same path rather than everyone working for their own goals.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016
    Pornhub is one of the preeminent porn sites on the web. Each year Pornhub releases a year in review post with anonymous details about the site’s users. More and more Linux users are visiting Pornhub, Linux saw an impressive 14% increase in traffic share in 2016.
  • Amdocs partners with Linux Foundation to accelerate OpenECOMP adoption in Open Source
  • Calamares 2.4.6 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Delivers Improvements
    The Calamares team is proud to announce the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the 2.4 stable series of the open-source, distribution-independent system installer Calamares, for Linux-based operating systems. Calamares 2.4.6 comes approximately two months after the release of the previous version, namely Calamares 2.4.5, and, as expected, it's a bugfix release that only delivers various improvements and bug fixes for some of the issues reported by users during all this time.
  • Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released
    Photography fans will be pleased to hear that a new bug-fix release of photo management app Shotwell is now available to download.
  • AntiX 16.1 is available for public
    AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. Few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.
  • Tumbleweed Preps for PulseAudio 10, Gets Ruby, Python Updates
    Developers using openSUSE Tumbleweed are always getting the newest packages as well as updated languages and past week’s snapshots delivered update versions of Python and Ruby. The most recent snapshot, 20170112, brought Python 2.x users version 2.7.13, which updated cipher lists for openSSL wrapper and supports versions equal to or greater than OpenSSL 1.1.0. Python-unidecode 0.04.20 was also updated in the snapshot. Another update related to OpenSSL 1.1.0 was PulseAudio 9.99.1, which is a release in preparation for PulseAudio 10.0. PulseAudio 10.0 includes compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.0, a fix for hotplugged USB surround sound cards and and automatic switching of Bluetooth profile when using VoIP applications.
  • Genode OS Framework Planning For Async I/O, App ABI, Qt5 Plans For 2017
    The Genode Operating System Framework has announced their planned roadmap for this year as the involved developers continue working on this original OS initiative. The overall theme of the Genode OS work in 2017 is to focus on stability and scalability, but there is also much more on their road-map for this calendar year.
  • PrestaShop
    Helping people overcome the challenges of building and growing an online business is what the PrestaShop open-source ecommerce platform is all about. The significant PrestaShop 1.7 release provides innovations focused on three themes: sell faster, create easier and code better.
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Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.