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Alternative computing

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OSS

newstatesman: This week, the Greens have joined together with Friends of the Earth, New Internationalist, People and Planet and the Free Software Foundation to call on other social and activist groups to reject Microsoft's Vista operating system and encourage the use of free software.

Looking ahead to Kernel Summit 2007

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Linux

LinuxWorld: Virtualization is the hot topic in the Linux business, but it's off the developers' agenda. Here's what kernel developers are planning to discuss at their upcoming conference in Cambridge.

On GNOME's 10th anniversary, de Icaza and Waugh look back, ahead

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Software

linux.com: It seems like just yesterday that the GNOME Project got its start, but actually it was a decade ago that Miguel de Icaza got the ball rolling. To get some perspective on GNOME's history, I spoke to de Icaza and longtime GNOME contributor and GNOME Foundation board member Jeff Waugh.

Top 25 Ubuntu Blogs (By the Numbers)

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Web

free geekery: Recently, our infatuation with Ubuntu begged the question: which Ubuntu blogs have the biggest reach? With nowhere to turn to answer this question definitively, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to rank all of the blogs in the Ubuntu niche.

Build your own Linux wireless router with ClarkConnect

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HowTos

techrepublic: Using an old Dell computer, a few wired and wireless network cards, and the ClarkConnect Linux distribution, I built a custom wireless router that offered strong security, great management tools, and plenty of range.

Misc Link Dump

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News
  • Apparently, Vista can barely walk and chew gum at the same time

  • FireGL 5600 OpenGL performance surprises
  • Rumor: Google Phone Will Be Linux-Powered, GPS-Loaded and Cheap
  • The State of the Desktop
  • Noel Hidalgo interview with Drupal's Dries Buytaert
  • Why Microsoft fears open source more than other proprietary vendors do
  • Ubuntu: Using closed-source application securely with AppArmor
  • Open-Source Licensing Suffers Setback in Court
  • Successful pilot leads to open source implementation at AU state agency

OOXML in the news

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Microsoft
OSS
  • The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting)

  • OOXML gains ground even as US remains apathetic on new document formats
  • Retired Ecma chief expects Open XML's approval by March
  • More Irregularities in the OOXML ISO Process Surface
  • Microsoft Bought Sweden's ISO Vote on OOXML?
  • Microsoft bashed in OOXML shens (and comparing loos)
  • OOXML in Norway: The haywire process
  • One more proof of Microsoft’s ugly face?
  • U.S. Will Likely Vote Yes on OOXML

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Why my Linux server ext3 filesystem go read-only?

  • Linux Tip: How to Tell if Your Processor Supports VT
  • Command line tip - determine a file’s type with file
  • Tip of the Trade: cURL
  • use gprof to check your codes for performance issues
  • Howto: Completely Transparent Shell on your Ubuntu desktop with Compiz Fusion
  • Documentation Coverage Testing With dcov

X.Org 7.3 Preview

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Software

Phoronix: Scheduled for release tomorrow is X.Org 7.3. Among the new features for X.Org 7.3 include the Xorg server 1.4, an application for adjusting a display's backlight, updated display drivers, and support for font catalog directories. In this article today, we will briefly go over some of the changes found in X.Org 7.3 and we will follow up with some benchmarks in early September.

id's "Tech 5": a Linux no-go?

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Id-Software's next graphics-engine "Tech 5" could possibly have no Linux support. This would go hand in hand with no Linux version of Rage - the new id-software game based on "Tech 5".

Touring the KDE 4 Beta

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KDE

itmanagement: Few major pieces of free software are more eagerly awaited than KDE 4. With changes to everything from the core libraries and window manager to the look, feel and function of the desktop, by any standard, KDE 4 is an extreme makeover of the popular desktop environment.

Free Software Foundation to Microsoft: You are not above the law

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Microsoft
OSS

Matt Asay: Microsoft may wish that it were above the law, but the Free Software Foundation has issued a press release calling Microsoft to repentance for its efforts to deny GPLv3's hold on it.

Using Firefox More Efficiently - Top 9 Functional/Usability Extensions

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Moz/FF

techpersona: Firefox is becoming increasingly popular. One reason may be simple spite against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. For me, the reason is Firefox’s extensibility. Its interface and functions can be customized. I have 13 extensions–the functional add-ons. I want to suggest for you.

Microsoft beats back Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

bloggingstocks.com: The theory goes that Linux, the open-source operating system, will replace Windows as the preferred software to run servers. Over time, the cost advantage of software created by a community of developers would overwhelm the pricey Microsoft product. So much for theory.

German universities migrate to Linux

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Linux

ComputerWeekly: Around 560,000 German students plus thousands of staff at 33 German universities will now be supported by Linux systems from Novell.

Adventures in Ubuntu: Downloading & Installing Software

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HowTos

lo-fi-librarian.co.uk: Installing stuff with Ubuntu is a very different experience. Ubuntu comes with stacks of applications ready to use, but there is likely to be other stuff you want to run.

The Four Freedoms Applied to Hardware

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Hardware

linuxdevcenter: The Free Software Foundation has defined Four Freedoms related to software. These freedoms apply to users of software, not necessarily developers. In the view of the FSF, these freedoms are ethical in nature, so much so that they argue that software which violates these freedoms is unethical.

Ubuntu: Enlightenment 17

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Software

geek00l.blogspot: I have been toying with enlightenment DR17, just like fluxbox there's no so called "stable release" and it is still in pre-alpha stage, if you know about enlightenment, DR17 is completely rewrite.

Avant Window Navigator

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Software

FOSSwire: There are many different Dock-like launchers available for Linux these days, some of them better than others. One such program is Avant Window Navigator. It bills itself as a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen tracking open windows.

Three MythTV Linux distros compared

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Linux

linux.com: My Series 1 TiVo is getting old, so I am planning an escape route based on MythTV, a free software system that turns an old computer into a personal video recorder. This week I tested three MythTV-specific Linux distributions: KnoppMyth, MythDora, and MythBuntu.

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Android Leftovers

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  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
  • Telecom organizations boosting support for open source
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    With 2017 ramping up, there is no doubt that cloud computing and Big Data analytics would probably come to mind if you had to consider the hot technology categories that will spread out this year. However, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. Last week, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets. Now, Google has delivered a set of open source libraries that boost the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which can help deliver more detailed 3D apps. "Draco" is an open source compression library, and here are more details.
  • Unpicking the community leader
    Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. In 2006 I joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. A few months into my new role I got an email from a kid based in Africa. He shared with me that he loved Ubuntu and the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translated to "humanity towards others," and this made his interest in the nascent Linux operating system particularly meaningful.
  • Open Source Mahara Opens Moodle Further Into Social Learning
    Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

Openwashing and EEE

Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more