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5 Reasons not to try Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • 5 Reasons not to try Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu 9.04: Nothing Short of Amazing
  • Matt Cutts Talks About Ubuntu 9.04 Speed And Bugs
  • Ubuntu 9.04 + branding “regression”
  • The Big Picture: Timed Release Failures
  • Ubuntu 9.04 released - best reviews and screenshots

Diskeeper Considering Linux, Mac OS X Defrag Software

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Software

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy double-checked this rumor and got confirmation: Diskeeper may leap beyond Windows to offer disk defragmentation software on Linux and Mac OS X. What’s motivating the potential Diskeeper moves? Here’s the scoop.

Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support

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Linux

gtk-desktop-info is a python tool to display various pieces of information directly on the desktop, using plugins for html rendering, with html templates and css style sheets for formatting.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • WiFi sharing service gains new Linux routers

  • OSI signs an MOU with the Korea Software Copyright Committee
  • Gentoo A FHS following FHS lawbreaker
  • Open source at work
  • MySQL: Alive and Kicking
  • Bruce Perens: A Cyber-Attack on an American City
  • Ubuntu: Sound, An Issue of Information
  • Review of Tuxmachines.org
  • Linux STBs star on Amazon HD service
  • Jono Bacon: Ayatana
  • Linux Outlaws 88 - BeardSQL
  • Will Debian survive the rise of Linux?
  • Open source community reacts to Oracle-Sun deal
  • Ubuntu Linux gets a comic book
  • Ubuntu CEO Sees Shift In Service Models
  • Are any open source projects too big to lose
  • MAPI "Progress" and Ubuntu 9.04
  • What on Earth is the Open Source World Map For?
  • GMX: Better Than Yahoo! Mail, GMail?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to convert flv to dvd iso image

  • KVM & Virtual Machine Manager in Foresight
  • Upgrade or Reinstall? How do you move from Intrepid to Jaunty?
  • How to repair all MySQL databases on a server in one go
  • How do I get a list of installed packages in Gentoo?
  • Python value swap
  • HOWTO: Ubuntu - Fingerprint Scanners
  • Using Dropbox on Slackware
  • Change the Speed of Mousewheel Scrolling in Firefox
  • How to remotely access your MySQL in a secure manner
  • Changing Priority on Linux Processes
  • Upgrade kernel using urpmi in Mandriva
  • Compile latest GIMP source (developer version) for Ubuntu 9.04

9 Things You Need To Do/Install After Installing Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: After you have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04, what is next thing you should do?

Also: Things To Do Immediately After Installing Jaunty

OpenOffice: Future Uncertain

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Interviews
OOo

linux-magazine.com: Florian Effenberger is co-lead of the international OpenOffice.org marketing project. Our sister publication Linux-Community asked him how the deal between Sun and Oracle would affect OpenOffice.

Linux Commands You Need To Know

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Linux
HowTos

praveenweb.blogspot: Here are some linux commands that you would surely need to know..if you are a linux user..

5 Free Backup Tools for Linux

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Software
  • 5 Free Backup Tools for Linux

  • Back In Time - a simple backup system for Linux
  • System backup program for Ubuntu Linux
  • Utility backs up Linux thin clients to USB

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 will Ship on Time This Week

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: The Mozilla Foundation says it is still on track to release Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 sometime later this week despite the lack of a firm release date.

Novell, Sun, and Red Hat: Three degrees of open source

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OSS

cnet.com: Red Hat is an open-source company, while Novell is not, as Novell's CEO and CFO both emphasized in Novell's most recent earnings call. Sun, for its part, was desperately trying to reinvent itself as an open-source company, but struggled to do so given the weight of its declining hardware businesses.

The Future Of Computing Will Be Good Enough

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Linux

pcworld.com: The latest version of the Linux kernel includes an experimental driver module that tears apart the fabric of space-time. Keir Thomas tested this module, and in doing so managed to retrieve the following article, posted on PC World supersite in the year 2025.

Netbook 2009: The four big changes

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Hardware
  • Netbook 2009: The four big changes

  • OCZ Neutrino "DIY" Netbook Reviewed
  • Intel Linux Driver Kills The Netbook Experience
  • Opinion: Microsoft still harming netbook markets
  • MSI Wind vs ASUS Eee PC vs MacBook Air vs Acer Aspire 4710

Migrate to a virtual Linux environment with Clonezilla

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Linux

Learn how to convert a physical server to a virtual one using the open source tool Clonezilla Live

Taking LXDE For a Test Drive

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Software

maketecheasier.com: There are a lot of contenders in the ring when it comes to open source desktop environments. I’d been hearing more and more about a new challenger for the lightweight crown, LXDE. Can it stack up against the likes of Window Maker, Enlightenment, and Openbox?

Just how strong is Red Hat's open-source business?

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Linux

cnet.com: Red Hat stands alone as the only significant public open-source company. Is this a testament to its execution, or is it a hint that open source is not well-suited to big business?

Six Levels Of Linux Customization

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Linux

customdistros.com: I’ve noticed that if you spend any time investigating the benefits of using Linux you will undoubtedly run across a few people commenting on how customizable it is. A person can tweak their desktop to make it look and behave to their precise liking.

Kernel Log: 3D support for Radeon; new Intel drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: Developers for AMD and Intel graphics chips have been extremely productive, having introduced a range of improvements, with others in the works. Developers of the xf86-video-intel graphics driver – "intel" for short – have released version 2.7.0 of the driver.

Mac Users Prefer Linux Over Windows

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Apple users are the most dedicated and fervent operating system fans. However, when given the option of a Linux-based computer or a Windows-based one, 100% say they would rather use Linux.

Music Notation Software for Linux: a Progress Report, Part 2

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In this article, I conclude my status report on the development of some of the most active notation software projects for Linux.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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