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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Google Nexus 5 vs. Apple iPhone 5s Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:30pm
Story KDE Ships February Updates to Applications and Platform Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:20pm
Story Mageia 4.0, hands-on: Another excellent release Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:14am
Story Tux3 Still Has Some Bugs Before Being Mainlined Roy Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 10:10am
Story Fedora 20 Gnome 13.10 Desktop Review Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:45am
Story Introducing Steam's new Music features Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:34am
Story Setting Performance Expectations For Wine Direct3D Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:25am
Story In 2014, Android/Linux Will Be The Big Dog In Client OS Page-views Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 9:08am
Story Asus mini-PC breaks Chrome OS price barrier Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 8:56am
Story Will Amazon destroy the Apple TV with an Android console? Rianne Schestowitz 05/02/2014 - 12:05am

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.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Be Alerted via Popups When Monitoring Log Files

  • Synergy & Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Slackware Linux Tips
  • Install free Office 2007 fonts for Linux and XP
  • Howto: Install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10 (Part 1)
  • How To Clone And Migrate Your WordPress Blog To New Server
  • Guide on how to install Graphics Drivers on openSUSE 10.3
  • MySQL Tips: Howto create a MySQL user
  • Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu
  • PeerGuardian For Ubuntu = MoBlock and mobloquer
  • Updating Java on Ubuntu Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise has Been Selected by Renault

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SUSE

opensource.sys-con.com: Microsoft and Novell announced that French carmaker Renault SA has joined the growing ranks of customers taking advantage of the two companies' cooperation to deliver greater interoperability between Microsoft Windows and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Red Hat Readies Identity, Policy, Audit Offering

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Linux

internetnews.com: While the name "Netscape" is now mostly dead, its progeny continue to survive and develop. Many are familiar with Mozilla's efforts on the browser side, but Netscape also had another business -- a directory server business now run and expanded upon by Linux vendor Red Hat.

Why companies don't support Debian

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Linux

linux-watch.com: At a recent Australian Linux conference, Sam Varghese reported that two Debian developers pointed out that the Debian Project needs more corporate support for "men, money and machines" to advance the operating system. They're right. It does.

IBM Lotus Symphony on Ubuntu

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Software

tombuntu.com: Lotus Symphony is IBM’s new productivity suite based on OpenOffice 1.1.4. It’s not open source (OpenOffice used to be dual licensed), but is free and available on Windows and Linux. I give the Beta 3 release a shot on Ubuntu to see if it had an advantage over my usual combination of Google Docs and OpenOffice 2.3.

Hans Reiser's 'Mental State' Created by Police

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: If Hans Reiser's behavior seemed suspicious following his wife's disappearance, thank the Oakland Police Department. That's what the 44-year-old defendant's defense attorney, William DuBois, said Wednesday at his client's murder trial here.

Virtualization Made Easy In Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

phoronix: One of the features that was introduced a year ago into Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" was support for KVM. KVM -- even back to its infancy -- has been quite fast at virtualization when compared to Xen or kqemu. However, the KVM virtualization support found in Ubuntu hasn't been the most user-friendly. However, in Ubuntu 8.04 this has all changed.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Anonymous Open Source Projects
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  • Ostatic and Archphile Are Dead
    I’ve been meaning to write about the demise of Ostatic for a month or so now, but it’s not easy to put together an article when you have absolutely no facts. I first noticed the site was gone a month or so back, when an attempt to reach it turned up one of those “this site can’t be reached” error messages. With a little checking, I was able to verify that the site has indeed gone dark, with writers for the site evidently losing access to their content without notice. Other than that, I’ve been able to find out nothing. Even the site’s ownership is shrouded in mystery. The domain name is registered to OStatic Inc, but with absolutely no information about who’s behind the corporation, which has a listed address of 500 Beale Street in San Francisco. I made an attempt to reach someone using the telephone number included in the results of a “whois” search, but have never received a reply from the voicemail message I left. Back in the days when FOSS Force was first getting cranked up, Ostatic was something of a goto site for news and commentary on Linux and open source. This hasn’t been so true lately, although Susan Linton — the original publisher of Tux Machines — continued to post her informative and entertaining news roundup column on the site until early February — presumably until the end. I’ve reached out to Ms. Linton, hoping to find out more about the demise of Ostatic, but haven’t received a reply. Her column will certainly be missed.
  • This Week In Creative Commons History
    Since I'm here at the Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit this weekend, I want to take a break from our usual Techdirt history posts and highlight the new State Of The Commons report that has been released. These annual reports are a key part of the CC community — here at Techdirt, most of our readers already understand the importance of the free culture licensing options that CC provides to creators, but it's important to step back and look at just how much content is being created and shared thanks to this system. It also provides some good insight into exactly how people are using CC licenses, through both data and (moreso than in previous years) close-up case studies. In the coming week we'll be taking a deeper dive into some of the specifics of the report and this year's summit, but for now I want to highlight a few key points — and encourage you to check out the full report for yourself.
  • ASU’s open-source 'library of the stars' to be enhanced by NSF grant
  • ASU wins record 14 NSF career awards
    Arizona State University has earned 14 National Science Foundation early career faculty awards, ranking second among all university recipients for 2017 and setting an ASU record. The awards total $7 million in funding for the ASU researchers over five years.

R1Soft's Backup Backport, TrustZone CryptoCell in Linux

  • CloudLinux 6 Gets New Beta Kernel to Backport a Fix for R1Soft's Backup Solution
    After announcing earlier this week the availability of a new Beta kernel for CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid users, CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is now informing us about the release of a Beta kernel for CloudLinux 6 users. The updated CloudLinux 6 Beta kernel is tagged as build 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.26 and it's here to replace kernel 2.6.32-673.26.1.lve1.4.25. It is available right now for download from CloudLinux's updates-testing repository and backports a fix (CKSIX-109) for R1Soft's backup solution from CloudLinux 7's kernel.
  • Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell
    The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone.

Lakka 2.0 stable release!

After 6 months of community testing, we are proud to announce Lakka 2.0! This new version of Lakka is based on LibreELEC instead of OpenELEC. Almost every package has been updated! We are now using RetroArch 1.5.0, which includes so many changes that listing everything in a single blogpost is rather difficult. Read more Also: LibreELEC-Based Lakka 2.0 Officially Released with Raspberry Pi Zero W Support

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