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At least 125m Firefox users estimated

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Moz/FF

tectonic: In a recent blogg post John Lilly, chief operating officer at Mozilla, said that Mozilla estimated worldwide that at least 125 million unique users ran Firefox each month.

Gartner underhypes open source

Matt Asay: I'm not sure who Gartner talks to when it puts together its famous "Hype Cycle" reports, but I'm finding it hard to believe that it talks with enterprises. I was recently reading through its "Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2007" report, and was astounded to find out that I've been tricked by paying customers into believing that they were, well, paying.

One Laptop Per Child Doesn't Change the World

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OLPC

John C. Dvorak: Hands Across America, Live AID, the Concert for Bangladesh, and so on. These folks think that any sort of participation in these events, or even their good thoughts about world poverty and starvation, actually help. Now they can sleep at night. It doesn't matter that nothing has really changed. This is how I view the cute, little One Laptop Per Child computer.

Five days of Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

bluesuncorp.co.uk: Last wednesday I ordered a new laptop. I’ll definitely be installing Vista on it, if only for gaming and DirectX 10, but I also plan to use it as an excuse to get to grips with Linux. This is my account of it, as a completely new user.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Following the series of Adobe Flash Player 9 Linux betas over the past year, the Adobe folks have unleashed the Flash Player 9 Update 3 Final build. This update is not only available for Windows and Mac OS X, but a new Linux build was released on the same day.

Wow! Red Hat can sling some mud!

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Linux

opsamericas.com: I woke up early this morning to catch an early flight out… and thought I’d check my email. What did I find, but this headline: “Red Hat exec says Novell sells beta code” which is a ZDnet UK blog entry.

And what exactly will sudo rm -rf do?

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Misc

kmandla.wordpress: The furor around the sudo rm -rf clowns has subsided (but will no doubt resurface in the future), but just for the record, what will that command do?

Linux Kernel Developer Ted Ts'o Joins Linux Foundation as Chief Platform Strategist

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Linux

marketwire: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel filesystem maintainer Ted Ts'o is joining the organization as a Fellow and chief platform strategist.

The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment: A return to basics

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Software

linux.com: The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) resembles a classic Unix project -- it's partly constructed out of pre-existing programs, its emphasis is on speed, and its configuration requires taking time in a text editor.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Quick and easy backup with lftp

  • Konqueror Tip: Saving the Window Size
  • Taking Bash Completion to the Next Level
  • Check Your Gmail Account with cGmail
  • Getting Sound to work on your Ubuntu 7.10 installation on Lenovo Y410 Series laptop

Nokia N810 review

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Hardware

arstechnica.com: When I first began to test the N810 last week, my first impression of the product was somewhat mixed. I was impressed with the device overall, but I felt that the new features don't quite justify the higher price tag.

The Importance of the 'Completely Libre' Distributions

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Linux

blue-gnu.biz: The appearance in the past year of so-called "completely libre" distributions such as gNewSense and Gobuntu. Should we be looking for the "rise of the completely libre distros", or is there something more subtle that we should notice?

Red Hat Finally Nears Real-Time Linux Launch

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Linux

internetnews.com: For the last several years, Red Hat has been pushing forward the development of real-time enhancements for Linux. Yet the company has made no formal product announcement of how it would attempt to productize its real-time Linux innovations. That changed today.

Also: Red Hat Ranked #1 Most Valuable Software Vendor

What I don't like about Linux

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Linux

ittoolbox blogs: I think that Linux is a great operating system. In general it does everything that I want it to. As with any operating system there are a few niggley things that occasionally frustrate.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Eee PC - eerily popular

  • Want To Try KDE 4 Now? Go Live
  • NVIDIA XRender Performance Improved
  • Peru signs up for 260,000 OLPC laptops
  • A 2008 Press Release Prediction: Diamondville XO-2 Laptop
  • "Terminator" franchise plans videogame assault
  • Bruce Perens Leaves Sourcelabs
  • Are all Linux distributions created equally?
  • Has it been a week with Ubuntu already?
  • Linux dark matter obscures real Firefox user numbers
  • Firefox 3’s location bar power for Firefox 2
  • KDE Project Day at FOSS.IN/2007
  • Tips for Taming SE Linux
  • Solar + Tiny PC + Linux = Sweeeet

Minty 4.0 Fresh

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Linux

Desktoplinux.com: While there are some Linux users who still insist on running free software exclusively, a growing number are more than happy to mix and match open-source and proprietary software. For these latter users, Ubuntu 7.10-based Mint 4.0 is a distribution made in heaven.

Put a Puppy in your PC, part 5

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Linux

telegraph.co.uk: It's time to say goodbye to Puppy Linux but before you put your disc away, in readiness for a disaster that will hopefully never happen, here's some more configuration tips and features you might like to try.

Open-source backer: Software a 'renewable' resource

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: As a lawyer, law professor and software programmer, Eben Moglen is passionate about technology, software and user freedom. He's so serious about open source that he's never used Windows or the Mac OS.

PCLinuxOS Magazine December 2007 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, December 2007 (Issue 16) is available to download. Some highlights include Multibooting using 2 harddrives, Camera Review, and ndiswrapper howto.

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Koozali SME Server 8.2 Reaches End of Life on March 31, Upgrade to Koozali SME 9

Koozali Foundation, through Terry Fage, announced the availability of a final set of updates for the Koozali SME Server 8.2 operating system, which will reach end of life this week. Patching some of the reported bugs, the new packages released today for Koozali SME Server 8.2 are e-smith-ibays-2.2.0-16.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, e-smith-manager-2.2.0-14.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-clamav-2.2.0-15.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-locale-*-2.2.0-56.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, and smeserver-yum-2.2.0-26.el5.sme.noarch.rpm. Read more

Development News

  • GCC for New Contributors
    I’m a relative newcomer to GCC, so I thought it was worth documenting some of the hurdles I ran into when I started working on GCC, to try to make it easier for others to start hacking on GCC. Hence this guide.
  • #1: Easy Package Registration
    Last month, Brian Ripley announced on r-devel that registration of routines would now be tested for by R CMD check in r-devel (which by next month will become R 3.4.0). A NOTE will be issued now, this will presumably turn into a WARNING at some point. Writing R Extensions has an updated introduction) of the topic.
  • Emacs as C IDE and JHBuild
    Although Builder clearly is The Future as GNOME IDE, I still all my coding in Emacs, mostly because I have been using it for such a long time that my brain is to all the shortcuts and workflows. But Emacs can be a good IDE too. The most obvious everyday features that I want from an IDE are good source code navigation and active assistance while editing. In the first category are tasks like jumping to symbol's definition, find all callers of a function and such things. For editing, auto-completion, immediate warnings and error reporting, semantic-aware re-factoring are a must. Specifically for GNOME related development, I need all this to also work with JHBuild.