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A OLPC Give One Get None Horror Story

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: When One Laptop Per Child announced Give One Get One, Jon Camfield worried about the grey markets allowing XO theft to vandalize education. Sadly, we now have another theft to add. Bob was a victum of Give One Get None.

More Novell layoffs in '08

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SUSE

Provo Daily Herald: More layoffs are expected next year at Novell Inc. after the Waltham, Mass. software maker disclosed in a federal filing Thursday plans to extend a restructuring effort in a two-year strategy to shore up profitability.

few howtos and a short

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HowTos
  • Miss Your Windows Application? Try WINE

  • Installing Skype 2 Beta on Kubuntu
  • Encrypting your /home
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Snowglobe, shelf plugins in compiz-fusion-git

The Year in Desktop Linux

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Linux

datamation: Linux, an alternative open source operating system, is nothing new to small business. As a server platform, Linux is widely used to share files and run Web servers, not to mention routing e-mail and serving up the shared calendar and task capabilities that compete with Microsoft Exchange.

Alpha spotting: Mandriva Spring 2008 Alpha 1

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MDV

blogbeebe: Mandriva Alpha 1 was released today. So I downloaded the ISO onto europa and booted 'er up. Mandriva Spring 2008 fired up without any issues on this hardware. Overall it's quite usable and stable for an alpha.

Ubuntu Backer Is One Lucky Guy

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Ubuntu

informationweek: He's a technologist, venture capitalist, social experimenter, philanthropist, and Russian-trained space traveler. Oh, and Mark Shuttleworth originated the world's fastest-growing Linux distribution, Ubuntu.

Personas for Firefox

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser. You can select a Persona from the dynamic menus and see results instantly without having to discover, select, download or install a separate bit of software or code.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison

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OS

pcwizkid.blogspot: Thinking about installing a new operating system? Something different, stable and reliable? Maybe the Linux OS Ubuntu 7.10 or OSX Leopard 10.5 ?

Ubuntu disks are reaching capacity

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Ubuntu

limulus.wordpress: I’ve been chatting in the sounder and ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing lists and something most Ubuntu users might not realize is that the Ubuntu ‘Desktop’ disks are packed almost to their limits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: James Ogley

  • An interview with Mike
  • Microsoft Fights VMware As it Flirts With Linux
  • Kubuntu gears up for KDE 4
  • Fedora Project Leader successor planning
  • Text-to-Speech and Other KWord Tips
  • Rise or fall for Red Hat?
  • Is the Linux/Windows interoperability deal paying off for Novell?
  • What Kind of Geek Are You?
  • Eschalon: Book I Demo for Linux
  • Still No UT3 For Linux...
  • KDE 4 uses less memory

"Time to Change"

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Linux

LinuxToday: Red Hat always had an uncanny ability to stay on message with a single voice. They really aren't arrogant about it. They've just decided to make sure they're putting out a unified message. Until, it seems, recently.

ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux Coming Soon

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Gaming

phoronix: While Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has been tied up in Epic's legal department, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has been maturing quite nicely since its introduction earlier this year.

Opera CTO: 'We're punished' for following Web standards

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Software

computerworld: Microsoft Corp.'s refusal or inability to fully support three Web standards has cost Opera Software ASA users, the Norwegian browser maker's chief technology officer said today.

Also: New Opera Weekly Snapshot

GNOME Developer Kit: much easier than building from SVN

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Software

arstechnica: The difficulty and frustration of building GNOME from source is a major impediment for many new contributors. Installing the dependencies, getting the tools working, and compiling major components of the desktop environment is a burden.

Stable kernels 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10 stable kernel updates have been released - each contains quite a long list of important fixes.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VMWare Server Tip: Display Menus and Toolbars in Quick Switch Mode

  • Howto: XDM
  • Customize Firefox blank page
  • SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
  • Read Your Linux Partition from Windows with DiskInternals Linux Reader
  • XGL and Xen can mix on a T61p!
  • Quick Tip: Rotating Background per Time of Day in KDE

The World Series of Linux: Round 3, The Championship

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Linux

crn.com: So we get to the final smackdown in CMP Channel Test Center's World Series of Linux. It's Ubuntu vs. Fedora.

Dell Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

blogs.gnome.org: So after booting up my new Dell Inspirion 6400 the Ubuntu installation wizard popped up asking me for username, password and timezone and I found a standard Ubuntu GNOME Desktop.

Sun will offer back-line support for OpenOffice

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OOo

LinuxWorld: Sun Microsystems on Monday plans to announce that it will provide support for the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite, citing a wave of momentum behind the open-source project.

Linux set for more handsets in 2008-Torvalds

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Linux

Reuters: The Linux computer operating system, which so far has had little success in use for cellphones, is set to become more widely available in handsets next year, helped by Google's mobile push, said Linux's creator Linus Torvalds.

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Microsoft v GNU/Linux

  • Illinois residents sue Microsoft over forced Windows 10 upgrades

    The lawyers who have acted on behalf of the trio are looking to have the case expanded to a class action covering every person who has been affected by a forced upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. They allege that there are thousands of such cases.

    The trio claim that Microsoft uses various tactics to get users to upgrade and does not give them a chance to refuse.

  • New Windows 10 courts govt deals

    The system was developed by its joint venture with China Electronics Technology Group Corp, a State-owned company. Equipped with tailor-made security {sic} features, it is expected to allow the US tech giant to regain access to China's lucrative government software procurement market.

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Linux Mint KDE Review: Easy And Beautiful

Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way. Mint is a whole distro, so we will look at some specific aspects, But KDE is more than just a DE and we cannot review all of its features here. I will try to cover as much as possible in limited space. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Puppet Wins Best DevOps Tool for Open Source at the 2017 DevOps Excellence Awards
  • The goal of HP's radical The Machine: Reshaping computing around memory
    Not every computer owner would be as pleased as Andrew Wheeler that their new machine could run "all weekend" without crashing. But not everyone's machine is "The Machine," an attempt to redefine a relationship between memory and processor that has held since the earliest days of parallel computing. Wheeler is a vice president and deputy labs director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He's at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, to tell people about The Machine, a key part of which is on display in HPE's booth. [...] HPE has tweaked the Linux operating system and other software to take advantage of The Machine's unusual architecture, and released its changes under open source licenses, making it possible for others to simulate the performance of their applications in the new memory fabric.
  • Eudyptula Challenge Status report
    Welcome to another very semi-irregular update from the Eudyptula Challenge.
  • Eudyptula Challenge Status report
    The Eudyptula Challenge is a series of programming exercises for the Linux kernel. It starts from a very basic "Hello world" kernel module, moves up in complexity to getting patches accepted into the main kernel. The challenge will be closed to new participants in a few months, when 20,000 people have signed up.
  • Daimler Jumps on Linux Bandwagon
    Not long ago, if a major corporation were to take out membership in an open source project, that would be big news -- doubly so for a company whose primary business isn't tech related. Times have changed. These days the corporate world's involvement in open source is taken for granted, even for companies whose business isn't computer related. Actually, there's really no such thing anymore. One way or another, computer technology is at the core of nearly every product on the market. So it wasn't surprising that hardly anyone noticed earlier this month when Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz and the world's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, announced it had joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an organization that seeks to protect open source projects from patent litigation. According to a quick and unscientific search of Google, only one tech site covered the news, and that didn't come until a full 10 days after the announcement was made.
  • ONAP: Raising the Standard for NFV/SDN Telecom Networks [Ed: Amdocs pays the Linux Foundation for editorial control and puff pieces]
    This article is paid for by Amdocs...
  • Plamo 6.2 リリース
    Plamo 6.2 をリリースしました。
  • Dominique Leuenberger: [Tumbleweed] Review of the week 2017/12
    What a week! Tumbleweed once again is the first (to my knowledge) to ship the just released GNOME 3.24.0 as part of its main repository. Being shipped to the users in less than 48 hours since the official release announcement is something we can only do thanks to all the automatic building and testing AND the efforts put into the packages! If packagers would not be at the ball the whole time, this would not be possible. Even though the week has seen ‘only’ 4 snapshots (0317, 0318, 0320 and 0322) the changes delivered to the user base is enormous.
  • VMware Workstation 12.x.x for latest openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Zero Terminal Mini Linux Laptop Created Using Raspberry Pi Zero W And Smartphone Keyboard
  • Zero Terminal: A DIY handheld Linux PC made from a Raspberry Pi and a cheap iPhone keyboard accessory