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Help Create the Artwork for openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Now with openSUSE 11.0 out the door, and Alpha 1 of openSUSE 11.1 just released, it’s time to start thinking about the look of openSUSE 11.1! Once again this year the Pixel Pool is open for community members to submit ideas about the 11.1 artwork!

Who will build the open source cloud?

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Software

Matthew Aslett: I wrote recently about the potential of open source software as a platform for cloud computing. Since then I’ve been involved in a couple of conversations with prospective cloud users that have further highlighted the opportunity for an open source cloud.

Lancelot alpha 2 screenshots

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KDE

ivan.fomentgroup.org: Vijay Patil asked me to explain the application browsing component, so here it is: At first, you get a panel with two columns - Favourites on the left, and application categories on the right.

Hidden Linux : New Compiz Effects

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Software

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: I've long been a fan of Compiz desktop candy (see here and here), so when I saw version 0.7.6 had been released I rushed to install it. Here's some comparative shots..

today's leftovers

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News
  • South African sister companies praise Linux-based accounting program

  • Firefox 3 uses less RAM than earlier versions
  • Have Your Ammo Ready With OpenOffice
  • Is Open Solaris in Hot Water? -- No, I Don't Think So
  • KDE 4.1 delivers a next-gen desktop Linux experience
  • OpenSUSE 11 Alpha 1 with KDE 4.1
  • Furius ISO Mount - Gui tool to mount ISO & image files in openSUSE
  • OS X, Ubuntu and Other Fun Stuff
  • Launchpad 2.0 Radically Improves Collaboration
  • Are India and China taking over open source?
  • Mozilla Developer News July 29
  • Control, transparency, and customer contributions to open source
  • Plumbers Conference Featured Speakers Announcement

Microsoft, its time to officially rescind the Linux lawsuit threats

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Microsoft

networkworld.com: At this point in the game, Microsoft should really come clean with a statement that rescinds its Linux/patent/suing threat altogether. The fact is, we are seeing actions by Microsoft that indicate that the "suing Linux users" jig is up.

Also: Microsoft: still a business of threats?

Kernel space: no shortage of tracing options

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Three weeks ago, LWN looked at the renewed interest in dynamic tracing, with an emphasis on SystemTap. Tracing is a perennial presence on end-user wishlists; it remains a handy tool for companies like Sun Microsystems, which wish to show that their offerings (Solaris, for example) are superior to Linux. It is not surprising that there is a lot of interest in tracing implementations for Linux.

Also: 2.6.27-rc1, "Pretty Dang Busy"

some images:

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OSS
  • Linux T-Shirt Statistics Graph

  • Longest Error Ever
  • Mozilla Community
  • The Mozilla Tree

KDE 4.1 still isn't for me

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KDE

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: A new version of one of the two major Linux desktops, KDE and GNOME, came out today: KDE 4.1 While I don't hate it, I don't see myself switching over from KDE 3.5.9 either. That said, I will say KDE 4.1 is an improvement over the last 4.x version.

ASUS Eee PC 1000 (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: ASUS’ response to the heap of competitors entering the mini-notebook space it helped create has been a bit overwhelming; the company has just released its fifth Eee PC model in two months. But though it is increasingly difficult to pick from the seemingly interminable Eee PCs on the market, the Eee PC 1000 has risen to be one of our favorites.

What’s next in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (part 1)

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: One of the most-asked questions in the software world is:
“What’s coming in the next release?” Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is no different. You can wait for the beta, and pore over the release notes and the package changelogs. You can corner a product manager at the right moment. But the easiest and best way to get the scoop on what’s coming up in future Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases? Take a look at Fedora.

Hardy is a hard time...

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Ubuntu

frimouvy.org: I'm tired of Hardy. Tired of the bugs, tired of this Operating System. Yes, for the first time, I really regret to use Ubuntu.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 released

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News
MDV

Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 'thornicrofti'. This beta includes the newest release of KDE 4, KDE 4.1 final, GNOME 2.23.5, Firefox 3, and kernel 2.6.26 final.

Foxconn owns up to dodgy BIOS crippling Linux

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet: Well, as it turns out the problem isn’t a Foxconn one but it’s down to American Megatrends (AMI) having shipped a defective BIOS. Also, as it turns out, other boards are also affected.

SplashTop "Instant-On Linux" Gets Hacked

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: Last October we were the first to deliver a full-review of DeviceVM's SplashTop which was an instant-on embedded Linux distribution at the time found on a lone ASUS motherboard. Since then there has been a commitment to SplashTop on all ASUS motherboards and even on ASUS notebooks.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting Up Chkrootkit to Automatically Scan for Rootkits Daily

  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 8
  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) on Ubuntu 8.04.1 Desktop
  • How to install & configure Google Desktop Gadgets in openSUSE
  • How to Install KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.04

OStatic's Firefox Superguide

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Moz/FF

ostatic.com: Since the inception of OStatic, we've tried to do lots of tutorials and tips posts on Firefox, and recently a reader wrote in and said it would be useful to have them all compiled in one superguide. So here you go--our superguide to working more efficiently with Firefox.

FSF works with Los Alamos Computers to provide free computers

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Linux

linux.com: Finding hardware that works with GNU/Linux is hard enough. But if you also want a completely free system -- one that requires no proprietary drivers or firmware to run -- then the task is almost impossible. To fill this gap, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been developing its own hardware list, and, as the next logical step, has been working with Los Alamos Computers (LAC) to develop a line of free (as in speech) computers pre-installed with GNU/Linux.

A Muslim, a Christian, and an Atheist's View on Linux and more...

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Linux

junauza.com: A few months ago, I wrote a review of Ubuntu Muslim Edition. --I gave it positive remarks as it is truly deserving to be praised. However, some readers have an issue with the Muslim Edition of Ubuntu and Linux in general that fueled a heated discussion. And since religion is involved, it started a never ending debate.

The 2.6.27 merge window closes

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: On July 28, Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.27-rc1 prepatch and closed the merge window for 2.6.27. That means we now know what will be in this kernel, which will probably be released sometime in October. Recent cycles have featured a lot of internal cleanup and relatively few new features, but 2.6.27 will reverse that trend somewhat. Linux users will see a lot of new things here.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

today's howtos

6-Way Enterprise Focused Linux Distribution Comparison With An Intel Core i9, Dual Xeon Gold Systems

Here's our latest Linux distribution comparison with this time looking at the out-of-the-box performance of six Linux distributions while running a range of enterprise/workstation-focused benchmarks while using two systems. One system is a high-end Core i9 7980XE desktop system and the other a Tyan 1U Xeon Scalable server with dual Xeon Gold 6138 processors. Read more

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