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Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 4

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: In this installment of my series on the Top 10 Linux FUD patterns, I address two patterns that have more to do with software packages that run on the Linux platform than with the Linux OS itself. Linux FUD Pattern #3: With Linux, you cannot access old files or share new files with others Linux FUD Pattern #4: There are no good software titles for Linux

Open source IT pros earn more – survey

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: IT professionals working with free software can expect to earn far more than their country's average salary, following news that in Australia open source salaries are particularly high.

openSUSE Welcomes Zonker - The New Community Manager

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: I’d like to give a warm welcome to Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier who joins the openSUSE project as “openSUSE community manager”.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • VirtualBox in Seamless Mode

  • Ubuntu: Close a Non-Responding App with xkill
  • VMware going amuck…
  • OpenSSH Change a Passphrase With ssh-keygen command
  • Easily build a Debian xen kernel package without PAE
  • How to learn linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 238

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: Solaris on the desktop

  • News: Debian "Lenny" plans, Slackware on KDE 4, Linux Magazine and Mandriva Powerpack, NetBSD interview
  • Released last week: X/OS Linux 5.1, UHU-Linux 2.1
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Alpha, Mandriva Linux 2008.0 Beta 2
  • Donations: VLC receives US$350.00
  • New additions: Everest Linux
  • New distributions: Maryan Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Package all your Firefox extensions for quick installs with CLEO

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Software

linux.com: If you cannot face the thought of hunting down and re-installing all of your Firefox extensions one by one on a second computer, you need, appropriately, an extension to simplify the task. CLEO, the Compact Library Extension Organizer, can package all your extensions and themes into one installable .xpi file.

GCC 4.2.3, Bug Fix Release

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Software

kerneltrap.org: Joseph Myers announced the availability of GCC 4.2.3 saying, "GCC 4.2.3 is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 4.2.2 relative to previous GCC releases." He adds, "as always, a vast number of people contributed to this GCC release -- far too many to thank individually!"

Asus reschedules 8GB Eee PC to Q2, moles claim

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Waiting for the 8GB Eee PC? Then you're going to have to wait a little longer - until April at least, it has been alleged, thanks to problems Asus is having getting the machine out of the door.

SSH 101: Secure Shell Basics and X11 Forwarding

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HowTos

techthrob.com: SSH, or the Secure SHell, is a powerful unix tool that allows you to securely connect to a remote computer, whether it be across a local network, or over the internet. This article will discuss the uses of SSH, and explain how to setup an SSH server on your Ubuntu computer, enable X11 (graphical) forwarding, as well as how to access your Linux computer from anywhere in the world, from any computer.

Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 is now available

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Linux

myah.org: Myah OS 3.0 Beta 1 is now available. This first beta release debuts many long awaited features. Myah OS users now have the ability to Add or Update package right over the Internet. It also includes a Full hard drive installer and a USB live installer.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Debian news: release update: release team, blockers, architectures, schedule, goals

  • Linux Review 2- Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu to Mepis
  • A Classic case of FUD!
  • Gartner predicts 80% of all commercial software will embed open source by 2012
  • Canon printers in Ubuntu
  • Beginners Guide for GnuPG in Ubuntu
  • Linux lovefest wraps up in Melbourne and flies south
  • Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Xubuntu...
  • 11 reasons Google may know you better than you know yourself
  • Thinkpad Configuration, part 2
  • Wallpaper Clocks
  • Linux just works for me !

Linus Torvalds Interview, Part II

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Linux
Interviews

linux-foundation.org: Jim Zemlin’s conversation with Linus Torvalds continues with the posting of Part II of their interview. Linus comments on a variety of topics including patents, internal and external competition, the broader adoption of Linux, Microsoft and much more.

BibleWorks 7 on Linux

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Software

thomb.livejournal.com: BibleWorks 7 on Linux, using Wine 0.9.53, is mostly happy. Here are the problems I've had.

Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux

robertpeaslee.com: Ubuntu seems to be the latest, greatest thing in the world of operating systems. The creators of Ubuntu have done some good things in terms of making Linux easier to use and in providing guidance for Linux newbs. But with newbs you bring ignorance, and there are a couple things I’ve been seeing that are kind of ridiculous.

Linux woes told through PCLinuxOS

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I just want to share some of linux ecstacy and agony with you. Linux is a great server. In my office we never had any problem running web servers on Mandriva, RHEL or Debian. But I wonder why Linux Desktop is still rough around the corners.

Choosing a Linux distribution

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Linux

linmaya.blogspot: Choosing a Linux distribution is actually a matter of personal faith. There are largely three kinds of people: the one who use one of the many distributions available as is, those who install an available distribution and customize it to their satisfaction and the geeks who go a step further and create and use their own distribution.

mobile linux headlines

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Linux
  • XO and Asus EeePC: Comparing Size, Keyboards & Screens

  • The Eee PC: After a week
  • crux linux 2.4 on olpc xo-1
  • One Laptop Per Incarcerated Prisoner
  • Getting businessy with Ubuntu and a Nokia E65
  • Cheapo laptops don't quite cut it

Will the real monopolist please stand up?

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Microsoft

Mary Jo Foley: In this corner we have Chief Legal Officer for Google, with a statement warning that if Microsoft ends up buying Yahoo, it will be the end of openness and innovation on the Web. And in this corner General Counsel for Microsoft warning that a world without a MicroHoo will be a world without true competition on the Internet.

Also: Yahoo may consider Google alliance, source says

More Reasons Why Kubuntu is Good for KDE

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KDE

weblog.obso1337.org: First off, cheers to Jonathan for his great work with Kubuntu and KDE. Everyone should go read his reasons why Kubuntu is good for KDE. I’d also like to share some of my own comments about Kubuntu and KDE.

The Evolution of an Ubuntu EeePC

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Linux

fuzzz.gaulin.ca: It’s officially been a week since I purchased an Asus EeePC. I’ve been reading a lot about them since they were released last year and now that I’ve got it setup and tweaked to my liking I’m very pleased with my purchase. Over the last week of usage, my EeePC has morphed and evolved quite a bit.

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Google in Devices

  • Glow LEDs with Google Home
    For the part one, the custom commands were possible thanks to Google Actions Apis. I used API.AI for my purpose since they had good documentation. I wont go into detail explaining the form fields in Api.ai, they have done a good job with documentation and explaining part, I will just share my configurations screenshot for your quick reference and understanding. In Api.ai the conversations are broken into intents. I used one intent (Default Welcome Intent) and a followup intent (Default Welcome Intent – custom) for my application.
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  • Huawei, Google create a high-powered single board computer for Android
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Mobile, Tizen, and Android

Leftovers: OSS

  • Is The Open Source Software Movement A Technological Religion?
  • Experts weigh in on open source platforms, market
    In this Advisory Board, our experts discuss the pros and cons of open source virtualization and which platforms are giving proprietary vendors a run for their money.
  • Light a fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite
    Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons. The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications. It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for example, storing data across multiple Amazon Web Services availability zones. It also offers massive and linear scalability, so any number of nodes can easily be added to any Cassandra cluster in any datacenter. For these reasons, companies such as Netflix, eBay, Expedia, and several others have been using Cassandra for key parts of their businesses for many years.
  • Proprietary Election Systems: Summarily Disqualified
    Hello Open Source Software Community & U.S. Voters, I and the California Association of Voting Officials, represent a group of renowned computer scientists that have pioneered open source election systems, including, "one4all," New Hampshire’s Open Source Accessible Voting System (see attached). Today government organizations like NASA, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Air Force rely on open source software for mission critical operations. I and CAVO believe voting and elections are indeed mission-critical to protect democracy and fulfill the promise of the United States of America as a representative republic. Since 2004, the open source community has advocated for transparent and secure—publicly owned—election systems to replace the insecure, proprietary systems most often deployed within communities. Open source options for elections systems can reduce the costs to taxpayers by as much as 50% compared to traditional proprietary options, which also eliminates vendor lock-in, or the inability of an elections office to migrate away from a solution as costs rise or quality decreases.
  • Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – YES, Linux! [Ed: Marketing and PR from IDG's "Microsoft Subnet"; This headline is a lie from Microsoft; something running on DrawBridge (proprietary Wine-like Windows layer) is not GNU/Linux]

Creative Commons News

  • Creative Commons Is Resurrecting Palmyra
    Creative Commons launched its 2017 Global Summit today with a rather moving surprise: a seven-foot-tall 3D printed replica of the Tetrapylon from Palmyra, Syria. For those who don't know the tragic situation, Palmyra is one of the most historic cities in the world — but it is being steadily destroyed by ISIS, robbing the world of countless irreplaceable artifacts and murdering those who have tried to protect them (the folks at Extra History have a pair of good summary videos discussing the history and the current situation in the city). Among ISIS's human targets was Bassel Khartabil, who launched Syria's CC community several years ago and began a project to take 3D scans of the city, which CC has been gathering and releasing under a CC0 Public Domain license. He was captured and imprisoned, and for the past five years his whereabouts and status have been unknown. As the #FreeBassel campaign continues, Creative Commons is now working to bring his invaluable scans to life in the form of 3D-printed replicas, starting with today's unveiling of the Tetrapylon — which was destroyed in January along with part of a Roman theatre after ISIS captured the city for a second time.
  • Creative Commons: 1.2 billion strong and growing
    "The state of the commons is strong." The 2016 State of the Commons report, issued by Creative Commons this morning, does not begin with those words, but it could. The report shows an increase in adoption for the suite of licenses, but that is not the whole story.