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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434 srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 5:15pm
Story Canonical’s Efforts on Ubuntu srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 5:13pm
Story I Love Linux Mint, But srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 5:12pm
Story Red Hat Gaining Market Share srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 5:01pm
Story How Google Can Deal a Death Blow to Firefox srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 4:56pm
Story GIMP 2.7.4 soon, 2.8 shortly after srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 7:03am
Story My Favorite Distribution Releases 2010-2011 srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 6:59am
Story Sabily Linux review srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 6:55am
Story Suse looking to re-open Linux conversation srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 6:52am
Story In praise of LXDE srlinuxx 05/12/2011 - 3:03am

Linux: Rethinking Suspend and Resume

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KernelTRAP: What started as the review of a bug report grew into an interesting debate as Linus Torvalds slammed the current suspend and resume design in the Linux Kernel, "why the HELL cannot you realize that kernel threads are different?"

Apt-get remove SUSE; apt-get install Etch

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Linux

Desktop Linux: Ever since comparing seven Linux distributions on my "old thinkpad" testbed, I've remained impressed with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based Linuxes. In my followup article on using Etch as a desktop OS, I pondered converting my primary desktop from SUSE to Debian. I've done it. Here's my tale...

Whirlwind Wheelchair empowers the disabled with open source

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OSS

Red Hat Mag: Getting from point A to point B is a need that we all have, but what if you’re in a third-world country and require a wheelchair? That’s where Whirlwind Wheelchair International steps in. They believe that anyone who needs a wheelchair should have access to one.

The Zonbox $99 Linux desktop computer

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Hardware

flagrantdisregard: The Zonbox by Zonbu is a positively tiny desktop computer that makes no sound, makes no pollution after carbon offsets, and will only set you back $99. It’s a fully loaded desktop computer running a Linux operating system and almost all the software you’ll ever need.

Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Linux

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Linux

Linux Online: Browsing around Digg the other day, I saw one of these terrible articles about Linux. I hate to even mention these pieces of internet litter because I'd really like to avoid giving them more legitimacy than they deserve. It's one of those pieces that includes a variation on the expression '[n] Reasons' in the title, where 'n' is the number of arguments the author came up with before he ran out of ideas. Digg users must like these '[n] Reasons' entitled pieces, as they seem to proliferate so much over there.

GNU/Linux Horizons: How OLPC May Impact the Future

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OLPC

Really Linux: The GNU Manifesto and the Linux kernel development are two important and unpredictable events that took place within the past quarter century, tightly coupled with the internet explosion. However, I propose that we are beginning a new phase of the Open-Source saga, a particularly bright phase, with the hardware development of the OLPC project.

People Behind KDE: Jason Harris

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KDE

For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we remain in North America, down to the deserts of Arizona to meet an astronomer who uses his work expertise to bring the galaxy to our desktops - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Jason Harris.

What Microsoft Fears More than Linux

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Linux

Linux Today: As I attended the sessions at the Open Source Business Conference this week, the rhetoric was very strong--far stranger than anything leveled at The SCO Group when they started their happy litigation hunt years ago. By leveling an allegation on 235 patents that Linux supposedly infringes upon, Microsoft has apparently engendered a reaction in the free and open source software communities the likes of which I personally have never seen.

BeleniX v0.6 LiveCD Screenshots

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OS

Phoronix: The BeleniX LiveCD that is based off of OpenSolaris with GNU applications has reached version 0.6 after some setbacks. While this release is coming out later than expected, it is based upon OpenSolaris Build 60, uses X.Org 7.2, features Compiz 0.5 for Xfce and KDE.

Novell goes public with terms of Microsoft Linux deal

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SUSE

LinuxWorld: Novell on Friday published redacted versions of the three agreements it signed with Microsoft in its annual 10K filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, providing the public with its first detailed look into a deal that some see as critical to the future of Linux. The 10K filing had been delayed by an internal stock options review at Novell, which was concluded Wednesday.

10 Open Source Apps You Can't Live Without

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Software

intranetjournal: Even for the most seasoned computer user, taking the leap to open source can prove to be a bit daunting. But once you have a solid base of core applications, I believe most people will find the switch is not nearly as painful as they imagined. Here’s a list of open source applications that I feel are a “must have” for anyone interested in exploring open source software alternatives:

Xubuntu Gets Feisty

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Reviews
Ubuntu

linux devcenter: The third release of Xubuntu, the variant of Ubuntu with the lightweight Xfce desktop, appeared last month. Feisty Fawn (version 7.04) uses the final gold code of Xfce 4.4.0 rather than the release candidates in Edgy Eft (version 6.10) and Dapper Drake (version 6.06). I had very positive experiences with both Edgy and Dapper so I had very high expectations for Xubuntu Feisty Fawn.

Linux: The Case Against Crash Dumps

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kernelTRAP: In a recent lkml thread the concept of dumping an image of the kernel's memory to swap when the kernel hits a bug was discussed. Linus Torvalds pointed out that such a feature wasn't useful to an operating system like Linux that can ran on such a diverse assortment of computers.

Track MySQL Queries with mysqlsniffer

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HowTos

the how-to geek: You’ve got a production database server, and you can’t enable query logging… so how do you see the queries being executed against the database?

Ubuntu 7.04 Review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Software in Review: Ubuntu Linux continues to show steady improvement with version 7.04, but there's still room for improvement. Despite the handful of shortcomings in 7.04, this is the best release Ubuntu's yet had. If they didn't before, commercial GNU/Linux vendors should now feel quite threatened by Ubuntu Linux.

Monitor bandwidth with vnStat

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HowTos

techrepublic: Vincent Danen helps you get started using the Linux tool vnStat to monitor your bandwidth usage.

Linux On Your Mind

Information Week blog: It's always informative to look at our most heavily trafficked stories to see what topics you're most interested in. No, it's not a scientific survey, but it certainly provides pretty powerful anecdotal evidence of what technologists are currently buzzing about. And judging from our numbers, you're rather obsessed with Linux--Ubuntu Linux, to be precise.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Internet

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: At some point in time, every new user to KDE will find themselves in need of of a way to access at least one, if not several different internet services. KDE comes with a built in selection of some of the most basic internet tools to allow you to do the things you need to do. Here's a short list.

Pimp out your Fonts for Linux

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HowTos

Pimp Your Linux: One of the major things that people request here on Pimpyourlinux is for better fonts on Linux. I’ve done some research on the subject, and it is quite possible to make your Linux Desktop look great, even if you have a flat panel monitor.

Top 8 Linux Games Of 2007

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Gaming

rangit.com: Below are 8 addictive 3d games for linux users to fill their time with. These games are really good and some have won awards or have been featured on magazines. Most of it is cross platform and free. You don’t have to use ‘Wine’ to be able to play as they come with Linux installers.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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    PromonLogicalis, a provider of information technology and communication solutions and services in Latin America, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced a collaboration that aim to help organizations navigate the digital transformation of their infrastructures to pave the way for cloud and the software-defined technologies, and to advance open source technology awareness in the region. Open source is delivering significant advancements in many areas of technology through community-powered innovation, including cloud computing, mobile, big data, and more. And, as companies embrace modern technology as a competitive advantage via digital transformation efforts, many are turning to open source because of the flexibility and agility it can enable.
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    Fedora 25 should have good support for the open-source Vulkan Linux drivers (particularly if it lands the next Mesa release) while Fedora 24 users can now more easily play with the latest Mesa Git RADV and Intel ANV Vulkan drivers via a new repository. A Phoronix reader has setup a Fedora Copr repository that is building Intel's Vulkan driver from Mesa Git plus the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver re-based from its source (David Airlie's semi-interesting GitHub branch). Fedora COPR, for the uninformed, is the distribution's equivalent to Ubuntu PPA repositories.
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Linux Devices

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    Gumstix announced two SBCs this week, based on Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules and built to 96Boards CE and IE form-factor specifications, respectively. At Linaro Connect Las Vegas 2016, where earlier this week Linaro’s 96Boards.org announced a new 96Boards IoT Edition (IE) spec, Gumstix announced support for 96Boards.org’s open SBC standards with two new single-board computers. Both SBCs will be available for purchase in October.
  • ORWL — First Open Source And Physically Secure PC, Runs Linux And Windows
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    Purism, the startup behind the Librem laptops with a focus on free software and user privacy/freedom, still has their minds set on coming up with a GNU/Linux smartphone. Purism continues selling their high-priced laptops and their Librem 11 is forthcoming as an Intel-based tablet/convertible device with stocking station. Next on their horizon they want to produce "the ideal no-carrier, Free Software phone running a bona fide GNU+Linux stack."

Leftovers: OSS

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    Digium, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Asterisk open source PBX project announced the release Asterisk 14 this week, continuing to evolve the decade old effort, making it easier to use and deploy.
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    Yahoo today announced its latest open-source release: a model that can figure out if images are specifically pornographic in nature. The system uses a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data (like dirty images) and getting them to make inferences about new data. The model that’s now available on GitHub under a BSD 2-Clause license comes pre-trained, so users only have to fine-tune it if they so choose. The model works with the widely used Caffe open source deep learning framework. The team trained the model using its now open source CaffeOnSpark system. The new model could be interesting to look at for developers maintaining applications like Instagram and Pinterest that are keen to minimize smut. Search engine operators like Google and Microsoft might also want to check out what’s under the hood here. “To the best of our knowledge, there is no open source model or algorithm for identifying NSFW images,” Yahoo research engineer Jay Mahadeokar and senior director of product management Gerry Pesavento wrote in a blog post.
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Security Leftovers

  • Friday's security advisories
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