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Story Embeddable webserver adds source and NAS plugin Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 10:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 10:10pm
Story Girls and Software Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:55pm
Story New year, new resolutions and a new Mageia – here’s Mageia 4! Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 27 Delivers Better Security, Performance Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:42pm
Story The Day the Light Came On for Eddie… Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:40pm
Story Master the amazing Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 9:08pm
Story MWC 2014: What gadgets to expect at this year’s show Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:43pm
Story freedreno/a3xx/compiler: new compiler Rianne Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:30pm
Story Copyright statements proliferate inside open source code Roy Schestowitz 04/02/2014 - 8:28pm

Daniel Robbins Declines Gentoo Nomination

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: By the end of our discussion, we both realized that we would have much more fun and many more opportunities to work together to improve Gentoo by focusing our efforts outside of the existing project.

Gnome Linux desktop updated

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Software

zdnet.co.uk: The Gnome project has released the first test version of Gnome 2.22 this week, including a new web-browser engine, a new virtual file system and updates for virtual network computing and accessibility.

Ubuntu Alphas Offer a Sneak Peak at 'Hardy Heron'

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Ubuntu

blog.wired.com: Hardy Heron, the next release from the Ubuntu Linux team, isn't due until April 2008, but already the early alpha releases are filled with significant changes and improvements. Alpha 4, the most recent release of Hardy Heron, features a new BitTorrent client, new CD/DVD burning tools and PulseAudio which will be the new audio handler.

600,000,000 Firefox Add-on Downloads

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: In John Lilly’s blog post in November about Firefox market share, he said one of the most important factors for figuring out how Firefox is doing is the health of addons.mozilla.org.

ndesk-dbus and the end of freedom in GNOME

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Software

beranger.org: Officially, "It aims for compatibility with Mono and Microsoft .NET frameworks supporting the 2.0 profile. " I find this worrying because it is a Mono-implementation of D-Bus, which I would consider a core-technology for the desktop.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Enabling Temperature Sensors in Linux

  • Seamlessly integrate XP into Linux with SeamlessRDP
  • SWAT your Samba problems
  • The WFTL Guide to IRC, Part Deux
  • Dig Up System Information Using the Terminal
  • Ubuntu Linux on a Handheld / Mobile Device
  • Linux, Tips and Tricks

Book review: Fedora Linux Toolbox

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Reviews

redhatmagazine.com: Christopher Negus is responsible for some of the most widely-read and well-respected mass-market books on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Recently, Negus teamed up with author François Caen to produce Fedora Linux Toolbox, which gives eager command-line enthusiasts a dense but easy reference for powerful shell tools.

Where to now for gentoo ?

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Gentoo

silentcoder.co.za: Gentoo has rightfully become the distribution of choice among hackers. It’s powerful, fast, and extremely customizable. The source based builds lets you tweak packages to your needs. The man most primarily responsible for this is Daniel Robbins - the man who started gentoo, and if you’ve been following his blogs over the past few weeks - it’s scary.

Should we fight the proprietary open source power?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Mr. Buzzword for February appears to be proprietary open source. This is an open source project which is owned or controlled by one company.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 7

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SUSE

The seventh issue of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE Build Service Expands Support to Red Hat and CentOS, Sax2 ported to Qt4, and Open Source Meets Business, with openSUSE attendees, kicks off.

Linspire Announces Custom OS Build Service Initiative For Desktop Linux

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Linux

press release: Linspire, Inc. today officially announced an initiative to offer a custom desktop Linux OS Build Service to partners. Designed to provide custom desktop Linux OS configurations, the Custom OS Build Service will also significantly help partners cut time to market and greatly reduce the overall expense required when building a desktop Linux operating system.

KDE 4.0.1 tagged

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: The first bugfix release for the KDE 4 series was tagged: KDE 4.0.1. The changelog for this version can be seen in an XML file, and the multitude of entries shows that the developers were indeed working quite hard.

Eeedora Impressions

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Linux

bytebot.net: Being the long-time Linux user that I am, there was no way I was going to be satisfied with Xandros. After some careful evaluation, I decided that Fedora, was right for me.

Waving the flag: NetBSD developers speak about version 4.0

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Interviews
BSD

arstechnica.com: The NetBSD community announced last month the official release of NetBSD 4.0, the latest version of the Unix-like open-source operating system. To commemorate the NetBSD 4.0 launch, enthusiast Federico Biancuzzi communicated with 21 developers.

Torvalds: Linux ready to go green

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: The infrastructure and tools required to make Linux a green operating system are now in place, according to Linus Torvalds, who was in Melbourne this week attending Australia's largest Linux conference.

Splitting lighttpd Logs With vlogger And Creating Statistics With Webalizer

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HowTos

Vlogger is a little tool with which you can write lighttpd logs broken down by virtual hosts and days. With vlogger, we need to put just one accesslog.filename directive into our global lighttpd configuration, and it will write access logs for each virtual host and day.

today's leftovers

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News
  • RSSOwl 2.0

  • Rumor: Dell to reveal Android-based handset next month?
  • Fedora Developer Interview - RPM Fusion
  • Asus hopes upcoming Eee desktops are Eeequally Eeenticing
  • Cruel truth surfaces in the OOXML war
  • Sun and MySQL: Honeymoon's Over Already?
  • Europe gets another open-source group
  • Free online desktop came to life with FLOSS
  • New Linux phone stack ships
  • Transmission Becomes Default BitTorrent Client for Ubuntu
  • Experimental Compiz plugin allows window tilting, rotation
  • Low-Cost Computing Leads Linux Desktop Charge
  • Gliffy : An online visio killer?
  • Sun and Frontline Support KDE with Donation of Server
  • Gedit…More Than A Simple Text Editor
  • Developing a FOSS-based Business: Five Questions to Ask
  • The Asus Eee PC: An Ultra-portable laptop PC with GNU/Linux pre-installed

PCLinuxOS - Don't put your old laptop in the loft

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PCLOS

avforums.com: This may be of interest to people who are upgrading from an old laptop etc and think that because it struggles with windows it's destined to lay dusty in the loft.

Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

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OSS

itnews.com.au: The success of consumer IT products like the ASUS Eee PC will help provide the leverage needed to get hardware vendors on board with open source, according to Dirk Hohndel, Intel’s chief technologist for open source.

Also: In open source, money doesn't always talk

Microsoft's Jekyll and Hyde moment with open source

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Last night I finished reading Robert Louis Stevenson's excellent Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It's not unlike the opportunity and struggle that Microsoft has before it. As with any company, Microsoft brims with both good and bad intentions, as variegated as the employees and financial pressures placed upon it.

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