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Story Packaged Linux Delivers Network Functions Virtualization Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Popcorn Time lets you stream torrent movies on your Linux desktop Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:15pm
Story Linux Foundation to Build Massive Open Online Course Program With edX, Increase Access to Linux Training for All Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:10pm
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Fixing Linux: wishlist for Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: With Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" now in feature-freeze in preparation for its April release, the Ubuntu developers have started planning for Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex", which is due this October. Ubuntu is my distribution of choice, but it's definitely not perfect, so I've come up with a list of improvements I'd like to see by the time 8.10 ships.

Open Voices Podcast with Mark Shuttleworth

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OSS

linux-foundation.org: This Open Voices installment features Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical, who sheds light on the roots of Ubuntu, trust relationships, his desire for increased collaboration in the Linux community and much more in a casual conversation with Jim Zemlin.

80th Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Movies

The 80th Annual Academy Awards is now history and although it still seems to lack the luster of "the old days," we still find ourselves drawn toward the star-studded festivities. There were a few surprises this evening in the awards recipients, but it was a good show.

Is Linux Ready for Prime Time?

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Linux

blog.laptopmag.com: My problems with the CloudBook last weekend had me wondering, is there something wrong with me or something wrong with the CloudBook or, maybe, is there something wrong with Linux itself?

Linux on a Dell Inspiron 1501

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Linux

blog.genewilburn.com: Since I’ve retired from IT work, I don’t have much chance to keep my Unix skills fresh so when it came time for a new laptop, I decided I’d devote it primarily to Linux, with a dual-boot option to Windows. One of Dell Canada’s least expensive laptops at the beginning of 2008 was the Inspiron 1501.

Sound filtering... with the Gimp!

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GIMP

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Gimp is universally used for image manipulation. However, with a bit of creativity and a couple of tricks, it can also be used as an audio filter! Here is how…

more FOSDEM 2008 stuff

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Linux
  • Project VGA Hopes To Ship Next Month

  • Metisse X Window System Roadmap
  • XvMC To Support More Video Standards?
  • FOSDEM done, but disappointed about Mandriva
  • KDE at FOSDEM, Day 1
  • KDE at FOSDEM, Day 2

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Drastically Speed up your Linux System with Preload

  • Installing NetBeans 6.0 on Ubuntu-7.10
  • Working with Songbird and wma files
  • How to change apache2 default charset in Ubuntu
  • How to Create a custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu
  • Speed up QEMU with KVM
  • Generate a graph using Gruff
  • How to change apache2 default charset in Ubuntu

Open source gains business credibility

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OSS

silicon.com: The use of open source is on the rise in the corporate IT environment as organisations look to cut the cost of developing and using software.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu; Workspace moving

  • Creating DVD Movies with Ubuntu
  • How to: Easy Remote Access Connection to Ubuntu
  • Sopcast with GUI and sop:// URLs in Ubuntu
  • Howto: Request A Package For Ubuntu
  • Setting up a bazaar server

Wubi arrives: a look at Ubuntu 8.04 alpha 5

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The Ubuntu development community has announced that the fifth Ubuntu 8.04 prerelease is now available for testing. Ubuntu 8.04 alpha 5 adds additional polish and reliability as well as a few intriguing new features. We tested alpha 5 to get a first look at the new features in action and to see how it compares to alpha 4.

Bootchart: boot profiling

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Software

debaday.debian.net: On a recent vacation my laptop boot time (>4 min.) started getting on my nerves. I resolved to enjoy the vacation but fix things on my return. At home a few minutes with Google brought bootchart to my attention.

Interview with Tristan Nitot, President, Mozilla Europe

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Interviews
Moz/FF

groklaw: This is Sean Daly reporting for Groklaw. I'm at FOSDEM 1 in Brussels, and I'm seated here with Tristan Nitot who is president of Mozilla Europe. I would like to ask you a few questions. First of all, could you tell me how many Mozilla developers are here in Brussels this weekend?

Stallman relinquishing reins of GNU Emacs after 32 years

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Software

networkworld.com: After more than three decades of work, the message from Richard Stallman, creator of the GNU Emacs text editor and keeper of its flame since 1976, couldn't possibly have been more matter of fact: Stefan and Yidong offered to take over, so I am willing to hand over Emacs development to them.

Open Source Coders Keep Open Mind About Microsoft

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Microsoft
OSS

pcworld.com: After hearing Microsoft's pledge to open the code for many of its applications and perusing at least some of the first documentation, reaction in the open-source community is varied.

Linux software that sux

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Software

ipozgaj.blogspot: OpenOffice - Good for writing small documents, 50 pages at most. I wrote my diploma thesis in OOo and it was a painful experience. The funniest thing was when I tried to turn the changes tracking on document with 70 pages.

The true cost of one laptop per child

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OLPC

itwire.com: Late last year Uruguay landed its first shipment of 100,000 units of the much lauded, sometimes criticised XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organisation. The question is, however, can the likes of Peru, Mexico, Ethiopia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mongolia and a myriad of other impoverished countries stump up with the cash needed to join the OLPC bandwagon?

Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide will walk you through the setup process for implementing NDT running under Ubuntu 7.10 Server. For those unfamiliar with NDT, it is a network performance testing application.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Clear screen without losing the current command

  • KDE4 : Removing the annoying Konsole beeps
  • Howto Monitor SMART and sensor data with Munin
  • Savage 2 Linux beta client coming within weeks
  • Radeon Driver Gets Textured Video (Xv)
  • OSS R500 Driver Gets Textured Video Too
  • Yahoo could be Microsoft’s ‘prove it’ moment on open source interoperability
  • Android Code Day: gateway to a new kind of application
  • KDE 4 on old hardware
  • More Mepis
  • Testing the Linux Waters
  • Wet, Miserable and Linux
  • This Is Why I Love Linux So Much!
  • My Computer Lab nearly ready
  • Tips from a PCLinuxOS User on Buying a PC and Using an OS

Kubuntu 7.10 Review.

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Reviews

I have been a fan of (K)Ubuntu since ages. It goes back to the 5.x days. I have been using the 6.06 LTS till now. I like the LTS concept and would definitely try to stick with that.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.