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Ubuntu 7.10 Now Available to Dell Customers in China

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Earlier today, we began offering Ubuntu 7.10 on the Inspiron 530 desktop to customers in China. We did this because many Dell China customers have asked about it there.

Easing into Open Source

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OSS

eweek.com: Open-source software can save an organization money and open the door to customization, but it pays to know where to start and where to get help.

Mandriva 2008.1 What's New Wiki Online

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MDV

wiki.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is coming this April. The planned schedule for the final is April 9. This page provides a run down of the biggest new versions and features that will be coming with Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring.

NDISwrapper and the GPL

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "A change after 2.6.24 broke ndiswrapper by accidentally removing its access to GPL-only symbols," noted Pavel Roskin, offering a patch to address the issue. Linux creator Linus Torvalds was unimpressed, "I'm not seeing why ndiswrapper should be treated separately."

Ten Steps Needed for Fiery Desktop Linux Adoption

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb: With each passing month, I find one article after another claiming to have the magic formula needed for desktop Linux to see significant gains. But to me, this feels a lot like putting the carriage before the horse. Here’s a list of the areas that I believe are in desperate need of attention.

Green Computing With Gigabyte's EP35-DS4

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Gigabyte has made a few changes to their latest motherboards in order to provide heightened power efficiency. The newest Gigabyte motherboards support DES, or Dynamic Energy Saver, technology. In this review we are taking a brief look at Gigabyte's efforts into green computing with their Dynamic Energy Saver technology on the GA-EP35-DS4 motherboard.

Bash and command line (terminal)

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HowTos

roderick-greening.blogspot: OK, so you've undoubtedly come across some problem and found a post which says you need to open a terminal and run some series of commands. You ask yourself, what is this terminal and why am I typing commands and what do they mean?

Open Source Tool of March: ZoneMinder

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Software

linuxsecurity.com: Surveillance software with this kind of remote monitoring capability isn't just for those with thousands of dollars. It's free, it's open source and its ZoneMinder.

My thoughts on Slackware 12.0

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Slack

raiden.net: It seems that the strength of OSS and GNU/Linux in the past was the number of projects that existed. Now that very strength gets in the way of a person searching for the distribution that works for them. Many distributions of GNU/Linux and other operating systems do much of what most people need, but very few do everything that the average user wants their computer to do.

Hands on: Inside the Eee

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Linux
Hardware

whatpc.co.uk: Every so often a new product comes along that fires up almost everyone who sees it. The latest product to earn this kind of cult status is the Asus Eee PC 4G, a mini laptop that stole the show at Computex 2007.

A slight difference of opinion

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Microsoft

Matthew Aslett: The Ballot Resolution Meeting to discuss the technical comments arising from the fast track process to have Microsoft’s Office Open XML formats accepted as an ISO standard was held last week in Geneva. The object of the BRM is to seek consensus on potential modifications. Opinion is divided as to whether the meeting was a success, however:

Also: What's in a label? ODF vs. OOXML and Open Standards
And: Rubber-stamping of OOXML raises concerns

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 242

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Linux
BSD

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First looks: FreeBSD 7.0

  • News: Debian 5.0 "Lenny" updates, KNOPPIX 5.3 CeBIT edition, what's new in FreeBSD 7.0, Cooker vs Rawhide, RHEL risk report
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 7.0, SystemRescueCd 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6
  • Donations: Frugalware Linux receives US$340
  • New addition: MythDora
  • New distribution: Russix
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

An incomplete list of high quality Open Source games

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Gaming

liquidat.wordpress: It is often mentioned that many games are not available on Linux. While several big titles are indeed missing such Linux ports, the Open Source community itself produced some impressive titles. Here is a short list together with some promo videos.

A quick view of Mandriva 2008 Spring RC1 GNOME

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MDV

beranger.org: When I see the default KDE layout (with the horrendous 'Menu' button), I wonder how many years would take to Mandriva to figure out a better default. A default is supposed to be studied as "the preferred option" or as "a reasonably good compromise" for as much as possible people from the intended targeted group.

Unclutter Firefox menus

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Moz/FF

linux.com: If you like your browser interface to be simple, try these extensions designed to unclutter Firefox. Compact Menu 2 and two alternative extensions collapses all the menus into a single drop-down button, creating room for you to add buttons such as Downloads, History, and Bookmarks to the menu bar. Organize Status Bar lets you rearrange all the items displayed on your status bar, or even hide some.

The Rise and Rise of Mozilla

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Moz/FF

Glyn Moody: Mozilla the organisation has turned from a rather desperate and leaky lifeboat for the open-sourced Netscape Navigator code into a mighty battleship blasting hither and thither against outposts of proprietary software.

New Gentoo foundation trustees elected

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: New trustees for the Gentoo Foundation were just elected. The foundation takes care of Gentoo's intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks) and money. It ensures that nobody violates our copyrights and trademarks, serves as a place to hold money, and decides where to devote that money in the best interests of Gentoo.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open Source Drupal Goes Commercial With Acquia

  • XML spec editor: OOXML ISO process is "unadulterated BS"
  • Ubuntu vs Fedora
  • Trying out Debian 4.0
  • I Love It When A Plan Comes Together
  • Improved RPM 4 compatibility for RPM 5 and apt-get support

Bill & Steve, Will they or Won't They

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Hardware
  • Bill Gates: Cheap PCs won't help the poor

  • Steve Wozniak: Cheap PCs can help the poor

KDE-based Super-Distro, where are you!? Somebody save me!

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KDE
Linux

gnuski.blogspot: I love KDE, the Kool Desktop Environment. At home I have been using Kubuntu for the last three releases; before that I used Mepis, and before that was SuSE Linux. At work I have been all Debian Testing for my desktop. But none of these Linux distributions seem to really *get* KDE. Here are my gripes about these, and a few other, distros:

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OSS Leftovers

  • Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability
    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
  • Making your first open source contribution
  • Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts
    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

  • Tizen 3.0-powered Samsung Z4 now available with offline retailers in india
    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
  • Samsung Smart TV gets a new Glympse app that enables location sharing on the TV
    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more