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Compiz Fusion Community News, December 20th, 2008: Animations and Elements

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smspillaz.wordpress: In this edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News: Elements-extendable complete, New animations from animationsplus, Work started on simple-animations, and more.

Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 2 Screenshot Tour

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softpedia.com: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 2 was originally scheduled to be released yesterday, December 18th, but I guess the developers encountered some issues with it.

Gentoo: First sets of weekly stage3 tarballs and minimal CDs released

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gentoo.org: The time has come! Our release engineers have been refining their automated builds of the minimal CD and stage3 tarballs, and the first builds are uploaded to our mirrors.

No such thing as a free Linux distro

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blogs.zdnet: A few Linux distributions emphasize license freedom as a goal, but Tom “Spot” Callaway says that there’s no such thing as a free Linux distro.

5 Known Linux Anti-virus Software for Paranoid Users

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junauza.com: Like other Unix-like computer operating systems, Linux is widely considered as secured and well-guarded against computer viruses. Though malicious programs that are specifically written for Linux are really small in number, there is still a possibility for them to cause some harm.

Open Source and Anarchism?

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loupgaroublond.blogspot: Open Source development is pretty close to Anarchism. Still, we rely on the courts and government to protect Open Source. What if we were to lose that support, what would the Open Source ecosystem look like then?

today's leftovers

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  • Open Vulnerability Assessment System

  • Install Adobe Air For Linux In Ubuntu Intrepid
  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 2: lossy video codecs
  • Matching RAID partitions on a new disks
  • GeForce and experiencing freezes with desktop effects
  • Create a Button to Restart USB in Ubuntu
  • Speed Up Your System and Save Your Hard Drive: Disable Tracker
  • Simple Desktop File Sharing with Giver
  • Firefox on film
  • Firefox 2.0.0.20 now available for download
  • NVIDIA Updates CUDA Toolkit and SDK
  • NVIDIA CUDA 2.1 Beta Released
  • Red Hat's new support product demonstrates subscription value
  • Working at Red Hat
  • Open source makes serious headway in the U.S. Department of Defense
  • What vendors really mean by 'open source'
  • Open source programming languages for kids
  • This Week in OpenNMS
  • Exaile media player
  • Linux Outlaws - Misbehaving Beautifully
  • ASI using Drupal
  • Linux Foundation goes from Novell to IBM CTO

First Look: MySQL 5.1 Open Source Database

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rcpmag.com: MySQL 5.1 was released by Sun Microsystems in April, but I decided to test it out this month. I downloaded the Windows version of this open source database management app and gave it a spin.

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jacklope Alpha 2

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andregondim.eti.br: As is to be expected at this stage of the release process, there are several known bugs that users are likely to run into with Jaunty Alpha 2. We have documented them here for your convenience along with any known workarounds, so that you don’t need to spend time reporting these bugs again:

The annoyances of proprietary Firefox extensions

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linux.com: As a regular browser of the Firefox Add-ons site, I'm troubled by the apparent proliferation of proprietary extensions in the last year. Maybe I've simply exhausted the free-licensed extensions that interest me, but recently every interesting-looking extension seems to be a proprietary one -- especially in the recommended list.

New Compiz Animation: Bonanza

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kdubois.net: School’s not been out but one day and I’m already doing something [mildly] useful with my life. I wrote this effect yesterday that looks like the window is burning from the inside out.

The Ubuntu Ethos

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jonobacon.org: I love working with the Ubuntu community. I love the opportunities, challenges and people that occupy it. Each day is filled with a diverse tapestry of challenges.

200X: Year Of The Linux Argument

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informationweek.com/blog: In no less than two days I've read a flurry of articles pooh-poohing the Linux desktop as a veritable delusion and a fairy story -- something to tell young GTK+ coders before you tuck them in at night. It isn't the year of the Linux desktop; it's the year of the Linux catfight.

Best Linux Books of 2008

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linuxtoday.com: I buy a fair number of computer books even though a lot of the knowledge becomes outdated in a short time by book standards, because books don't depend on electricity and are completely portable. When the network is going up in flames and nothing works, the last thing I want is to have to cobble up a working system and an Internet connection just to look things up.

F-Spot Extensions

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tirania.org/blog: Today I upgraded my F-Spot, I had not upgraded it since before the PDC. It is now has a Picassa-like toolbar on the left:

SUSE against the tide

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tuxdeluxe.org: There was always something endearing about SuSE Linux. Maybe it was the artless lizard.

1000 reasons to hate Ubuntu Linux

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kumailht.com/blog: If you want to be successful in life, you have to use criticism to your advantage. Instead of looking at this list as a 1000 ways to hate desktop Linux, you can look at it as a 1000 ways to improve desktop Linux.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 9

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heise-online.co.uk: The previous eight parts of the kernel log's "What's coming in 2.6.28" series discussed some of the most important changes to the Linux kernel incorporated with 2.6.28. Quite a few of the commits for the main development branch, however, don't really belong to any of the topics discussed in the series so far and as a result, haven't yet been mentioned.

Ultra-light ebook reader runs Linux

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linuxdevices.com: PDF software company Foxit is readying an electronic book reader that weighs 6.4 ounces, measures 0.4 inches thick, and runs Linux.

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    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.

Logstash 6.2.0 Released, Alfresco Grabbed by Private Equity Firm

  • Logstash 6.2.0 Release Improves Open Source Data Processing Pipeline
    The "L" in the ELK stack gets updated with new features including advanced security capabilities. Many modern enterprises have adopted the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to collect, process, search and visualize data. At the core of the ELK stack is the open-source Logstash project which defines itself as a server-side data processing pipeline - basically it helps to collect logs and then send them to a users' "stash" for searching, which in many cases is Elasticsearch.
  • Alfresco Software acquired by Private Equity Firm
    Enterprise apps company taken private in a deal that won't see a change in corporate direction. Alfresco has been developing its suite of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) technology since the company was founded back in June of 2005. On Feb. 8, Alfresco announced that it was being acquired by private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL). Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.