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Supporting Linux in the Microsoft Enterprise

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Linux

daileymuse.com: Linux adoption in the enterprise data center continues to grow in terms of both numbers of servers and the variety of roles Linux occupies. As these deployments become more pervasive in the enterprise so too does the need for the integration and interoperability.

Does Uptime still matter?

ducea.com: When I started working as a sysadmin (about 10 years ago) there was this obsession about uptime. Everyone considered this the greatest sign that you are doing a good job as a sysadmin if you were able ‘to keep the machine running’ for a long time.

How much legal trouble is Cisco in against the FSF?

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Legal

blogs.zdnet.com: A new Law.Com analysis indicates Cisco may be in big legal trouble over the FSF lawsuit alleging it misused open source code in its hardware. Until you learn the rest of the story.

Is Linux ready to go to FAT camp?

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Linux

linux-watch.com: The talking drums keep rumbling throughout the Linux jungle as the tuxified ones ponder the impact of Dutch personal navigation device (PND) vendor TomTom agreeing to terms after being sued by Microsoft.

Mandriva 2009.1 RC2 Screenshot Tour

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MDV

softpedia.com: Mandriva announced last night the immediate availability of Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2. Once again, we thought it would be nice to offer a visual tour of this second release candidate of the upcoming Mandriva 2009 Spring.

Intel Core i7 On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: By now most of you should be familiar with the Core i7 processor family, which is based upon Intel's Nehalem architecture. The current Core i7 processor selection includes the 920, 940, and 965 Extreme Edition.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 8.10 [ISPConfig 3]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Red Hat Dismisses Consumer Desktop Linux (Again)

workswithu.com: Sometimes, you have to respect someone for sticking to an opinion and a vision. Other times, you have to wonder if a consistent vision becomes a fatal flaw. I’m still undecided about whether Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has the correct — or flawed — long term vision.

Some not so wobbly news from wobblyland

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KDE

martin-graesslin.com/blog: Long time no post on what has changed in KWin lately. So I’m going to show you some new features.

GPL's cloudy future

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OSS

Jeremy Allison: One of the things about getting older is that you learn to ignore things until you have to do something about them. It’s a learned efficiency, I suppose. I finally realized I have to do some serious thinking about cloud computing.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fonera 2.0 powered by Linux

  • Linux fails to meet the needs of real users
  • My Sysadmin Toolbox
  • Nokia to release a netbook?
  • A Free Software Thesis
  • Frictional Games' Unknown Teaser
  • LH Strip #3: Mark Shuttleworth Names Other OS
  • Firefox hits 35% market share in Europe, 22% globally
  • Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 Delivers New Automated Testing Capabilities
  • Debian, Gentoo, FreeBSD, GNU/kFreeBSD
  • Ubuntu Linux Preps Newest Version
  • Cherokee: Why it could own the Internet
  • NVIDIA's Release Happiness Continues Into April
  • More Pictures Of Computer Disasters
  • Defending Novell On Wall Street
  • Diagramming with Dia

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Clearing The Contents Of A File

  • FreeBSD commands for Gentoo users — and reverse
  • YUM repo errors
  • Using encrypted filesystems with Linux Logical Volume Manager
  • Creating a Ringtone with Audacity
  • How to clone virtual machines in VMware Server
  • Testing SMTP servers with SWAKS
  • Line wrapping text made easy with fold
  • Creation and Maintenance of a Gentoo Backup
  • Print a Web Page From a Shell Prompt
  • OOo: Using Data Form extension to enter information in spreadsheets
  • Genisoimage - Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images

Linux Fest NorthWest is coming!

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Linux

lunduke.com: totem350Linux Fest NorthWest is happening April 25th and 26th (Saturday and Sunday) in Bellingham, WA. If you are a Linux nerd and you can find your way to Bellingham, I highly recommend it.

Ubuntu 9.04: What’s New for Desktop Users?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: With Ubuntu 9.04, otherwise known as the Jaunty Jackalope, set to be released in less than three weeks, we begin with a look at the new features that Jaunty brings to traditional desktops.

Review: Debian 5: Lenny

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: Debian…the father and grandfather of many a Linux distro. I think indirectly Debian is probably running on more computers than any other Linux distro. It’s the basis of Ubuntu, Mepis, Xandros, and many others. And many people use Debian where they need a nice, stable distro.

Revisiting Linux: An Evening With Zombies and Ubuntu Linux 9.04 Beta

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Ubuntu

jamesdurham.com: I love Linux. It is a fantastic operating system/platform with ridiculous power and flexibility, and I wish I could use it for all my computer needs. I’ve attempted to do just about everything with it, and try as I might, there are some areas where it just doesn’t fill what I need with my creative work.

Are Linux netbooks really returned more often than Windows models?

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft

computerworld.com: Microsoft says that Windows dominates -- and will continue to dominate -- netbooks because customers are looking for a familiar, PC-like experience, as well as compatibility with their peripherals and software such as Microsoft Office.

Also: Netbooks forward or backward, Linux or Windows

Announcing the “We’re Linux” video contest finalists

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The journey that begin during last football season with the realization that Microsoft paid Jerry Seinfeld $10 million for his appearance in their ads is almost over. The judging for the We’re Linux video contest has been completed and I’m pleased to announce the finalists.

GNOME begins to play catch up with KDE

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Software

itwire.com: The GNOME project has released what it calls a roadmap towards version 3.0. After following a policy that mandated minor changes in its six-monthly releases, GNOME has decided that it would be a mistake to release 3.0 without a "user-visible change."

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth: Planning to Overtake Apple

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Interviews
Ubuntu

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Last summer, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the Ubuntu distribution and of Canonical, Ubuntu's commercial sponsor, challenged the free and open source software (FOSS) to deliver a desktop experience superior to Apple's.

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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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