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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 236

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux in Vietnam

  • News: Gentoo discusses Foundation issues, Mandriva launches Manbo Labs, openSUSE unveils new installer, Ubuntu delivers desktop course, Geubuntu becomes OpenGEU
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 6.3, Scientific Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Beta 1, Dreamlinux 3.0
  • New distributions: iloog, VAFEO, XtreemOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

IBM, Google quietly supporting OOXML?

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OSS

Mary Jo Foley: In spite of their public opposition to Microsoft’s attempt to get the ISO standardization nod for its Office Open XML (OOXML) document format, IBM and Google quietly are supporting OOXML.

First XO laptop in Nepal through Simply Give program

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OLPC

olpcnepal.blogspot: Simply Give donation program has brought the first XO Laptop to Nepal. The lucky one is Prajesh Dulal. Jane Smith (USA) has contributed the laptop. Today he came to OLPC Nepal office for learning how to use this beautiful machine.

Also: impressions of an xo laptop

Cloning a Debian Etch system for redundency

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HowTos

debian-administration.org: I am responsible for a production web server that is very critical to our clients and the bread and butter of our company. We have collocated the server, for reliability of power, A/C and Internet connectivity as well as cost effective high bandwidth. Here we'll describe how to make that more redundant with the configuration, identical, machine.

Play Flash and Quicktime files in Ubuntu

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HowTos

cnet.com: I'm starting to wonder if anything about Linux is going to be easy. But I remain undaunted in my efforts to use Ubuntu 7.10, or Gutsy Gibbon, to accomplish the same computing tasks I use Windows for. Now that I've got Flash and Quicktime working in Ubuntu, I feel like I'm nearly there.

No FOSS please, we’re Microsoft: checking out the .NET source code license

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OSS

iTWire: Since early this decade, Microsoft has been promoting their software framework, the .NET platform and its associated libraries. Now up to incarnation v3.5, Windows developers worldwide have rejoiced at the framework source code finally being made available. Yet, does this reflect any trend towards open source by the Redmond giant? How generous is the license and what does it mean?

Gentoo: Linux for Men!

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Gentoo

prismatic.wordpress: Windows is an operating system for babies. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for normal people. Unfortunately, it’s a little difficult to hack when it doesn’t work at all!

Linux security guru joins Microsoft

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Crispin Cowan, the Linux security expert behind StackGard, the Immunix Linux distro and AppArmor, has joined the Windows security team.

Exploring /bin - Part 3 - RCP through Unlink

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Welcome to the third and final segment of this short series. Today we'll be looking at the last set of commands in the /bin folder and what they can do for you. So let's dive right in and have a look at what's available to you.

KDE 4.0 Review

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KDE

arstechnica.com: KDE 4.0 was officially released last week after extensive development. The long-awaited 4.0 release ushers in a new era for the popular open-source desktop environment and adds many intriguing new features and technologies.

Govt agencies view open source as positive: survey

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has released a summary of the findings of its investigations into the use of free and open source software (FOSS) within federal government agencies indicating most expect to increase its use over the next five years.

Top 5 best (free) open source games

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Gaming

apcmag.com: Don't waste your money on expensive commercial games when you can play for free. Apcmag.com presents its selection of the most addictive, fun and refined Open Source games for January 2008.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 21 January 2008

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Gentoo

The inaugural issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: Planet Gentoo roundup, updates on the ATI driver, event announcements and more!

Writing a thesis with LaTeX

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HowTos

polishlinux.org: A dissertation is composed of two elements: the content and the form. The author is certainly the person best qualified to speak about the content. We, however, will focus on the form. We are going to see how to get a fine composition with low time expenditure using LaTeX.

ET: Quake Wars Threaded Renderer

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Gaming

phoronix: Accompanied by an updated Windows release, last week id Software had released its Enemy Territory: Quake Wars v1.4 update for Linux. We have previously shared most of the details surrounding this major ET: Quake Wars update with the same changes as the Windows build. One of the most interesting features, however, is the new threaded renderer for improved multi-core performance.

FreeBSD 7 will be revolutionary

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BSD

pinderkent.blogsavy: A few weeks back, at the end of December, FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 was released. FreeBSD 7 will no doubt prove to be quite revolutionary. For one thing, this will be the first major FreeBSD release in a number of years. FreeBSD 6.0 was released in November of 2005, so there has been quite some time for the development of FreeBSD 7 to take place.

this and that

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News
  • Get eMusic and Rhythmbox singing from the same hymn sheet

  • Creating HDR Images in Ubuntu
  • ET: Quake Wars v1.4 Linux Download
  • Ubuntu first impressions videos
  • DOST’s TACIS: A blow for Open Source
  • KDE 4.0.0 Up and Running!

Ubuntu must-have utilities

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Software

yellowsub.wordpress: Ever since I successfully installed Ubuntu on a laptop for the second time, I got a little more adventurous about customizing a few things in Ubuntu. I am quite impressed with what I did and I think they are essential to most Ubuntu users. My must-have list below is very basic.

A Bashful Glimpse at Solaris Indiana Developer Preview Edition

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OS

penguin pete: There's no getting around it - I'm going to have to go to a psychiatrist some day with my unhealthy Sun Microsystems obsession. "Doc", I would say, "Every time I see an Open Solaris distro, I have these sky-high expectations which are constantly disappointed by the reality.

Office Software for Linux

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Software

commandline.org.uk: Are you thinking about moving your computer to Linux, but worried about living without office software? Well don't be. Here is a table that shows some alternatives to the Windows software that you might have been used to.

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.