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Best Linux Distro for Mac

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junauza.com: I've been using Xubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” on my Macbook Pro Penryn (Early 2008 model) for several months now. However, these past days, I've been considering replacing Xubuntu with a distro that hopefully has a much better hardware support.

Compiz 0.8.0 To Be Released In About A Week

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phoronix.com: With a new day comes new announcements from the Compiz development community. Kristian Lyngstol has today shared the release plans for Compiz 0.8.0.

GNOME can rescue Ubuntu in netbook market

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blogs.zdnet.com: Ubuntu has a problem. Its user interface is tired, and Windows 7 is coming. How would you improve the desktop Linux interface?

Fedora 11 alpha - and a new community liaison

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lwn.net: The Fedora Project has announced the Fedora 11 alpha release, complete with the requisite doggerel poetry. Fedora has also brought in Adam Williamson as a community liaison.

update on tuxmachines issues

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I wanted to update folks on our issues of downtime and hosting, as well as personally thank those who have contributed funds to help offset the cost of hosting.

Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part III: matchit.vim

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HowTos

catonmat.net/blog: This is the third post in the article series “Vim Plugins You Should Know About“. This time I am going to introduce you to a plugin called “matchit.vim“.

Damn Small Linux - An Amazingly Small Linux

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Linux

xenstreet.com: An amazing Linux distribution. Just 50MB and you are in business. I got a taste of the wonderful Damn Small Linux (DSL) today as I installed it onto my 1GB flash drive.

One month of living with an Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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Hardware

meanderingpassage.com: In January this year I posted of installing Fedora 10 Linux on an Acer Aspire One Netbook computer. I’ve been living with this combination for a month and thought I would share a few longer term impressions.

Sabayon Linux 4 - Something for Everyone

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lwn.net: Sabayon Linux began life as a binary shortcut to a fully working Gentoo system. Today Sabayon is a beautiful, functional, and stable Linux desktop distribution.

Bill Gates releases mosquitoes during conference for malaria awareness

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Misc

wikinews.org: Bill Gates, the founder of computer software company Microsoft tried to bring attention to malaria on Wednesday February 4 by releasing a "swarm" of mosquitoes from a jar, into the crowd.

Zonbu Update - New OS Release in March

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Linux

mrzonbu.wordpress: Gregoire of Zonbu recently posted an update to the Zonbu support site at http://www.zonbu.com/support/

Is Ubuntu Server ready for enterprise class computing?

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blog.hydrasystemsllc.com: I know that a great percentage of you may feel otherwise but coming from a data storage background, I must say, I was a bit disappointed with Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex).

HP ditches Linux option for UK netbooks

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zdnet.co.uk: An HP spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Thursday that it will not offer the Linux version of the new HP Mini 1000 in "quite a few of the European markets", including the UK.

today's leftovers

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  • KDE 4.2 Release Parties All Over The World

  • Linux Provides Steady IT Foundation for Banks in a Tough Economic Climate
  • Welcome to the last issue of Free Software Magazine
  • MySQL founder joins Sun exodus
  • Slowdown prompts cos to adopt Linux software
  • KDE on Windows: Subversive, but Useful
  • The Sweet Spot of Code Commenting in Open Source
  • rpmorphan - Find & delete orphaned packages in openSUSE
  • A tip of the hat to Linux's European friends
  • LibrePlanet Conference 2009, 3/21-3/22
  • Vincent Danen: First days at Red Hat, first impressions
  • Get started with the security tool OSSEC
  • Remote Controlling a KDE 4 Desktop
  • How To Backup A DVD with Ubuntu Linux
  • A Linux thing… when device 'eth0' disappears…
  • Clear Swap forcefully in Ubuntu
  • Save Synaptic Markings to Speed Up Ubuntu Reinstallation
  • Ubuntu: How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux

Creating a Linux Distribution for the Common User

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ofb.biz: If there were a Linux distribution which appealed to the most common type of computers users, they would be using it already. Some barriers to adoption we can’t remove; the fix relates to things we can’t control.

Finding a decent Linux distro

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Linux

blogistan.co.uk/blog: I recently acquired (thanks Mum & Dad) a new Dell Inspiron 530 computer, and one of the first things I do in such circumstances (which don't come that often, admittedly) is to install Linux on it.

Novell cutting more heads?

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell employees should brace for more layoffs, beyond the 100 or so the company has officially discussed. Chief executive Ron Hovsepian has told the company's employees in Germany that more cuts are coming.

This Just In: Dell Says, "Linux, I Choose You."

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daniweb.com/blogs: Well, well, how about that Dell? In a landmark decision, Dell announced that it has penned a deal to use Novell's SUSE Linux in its data centers to power its new OptiPlex FX 160 thin client systems. Wow.

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Progress on Plasma Wayland for 5.13

In February after Plasma 5.12 was released we held a meeting on how we want to improve Wayland support in Plasma 5.13. Since its beta is now less than one month away it is time for a status report on what has been achieved and what we still plan to work on. Also today started a week-long Plasma Sprint in Berlin, what will hopefully accelerate the Wayland work for 5.13. So in order to kick-start the sprint this is a good opportunity to sum up where we stand now. Read more

First set of Bionic (sort-of) RC images for 18.04.

Adam Conrad of the Ubuntu Release Team is pleased to announce the first set of Bionic RC images for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Over the next couple of hours, builds for Bionic Final should be added to the tracker[1] for all flavours. The builds have some intentional omissions, but please do test them anyway. Known issues that will be addressed Sunday/Monday: – Volume label still set to Beta – base-files still not the final version – kernel will have (at least) one more revision Despite the above, please, please, please test your images. Do not wait for a “final” build to test, as that guarantees your final build will be broken. We need you testing now, iterating uploads to get your bugs fixed, filing bugs and escalating where you need help. Again: DO NOT DELAY, TEST NOW, FIX BUGS, FILE BUGS, ESCALATE FOR HELP. Happy testing everyone, and here’s hoping we push out another smooth and stress-free release on Thursday. … Adam Conrad Read more

Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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