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Story Black Lab Enterprise Linux 6 Preview now available Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 6:03pm
Story Does Oracle Linux 7 Give Larry A Cutting (Open) Edge? Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:41pm
Story x86 Will See KVM Improvements In Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:31pm
Story What is Docker and why is it so darn popular? Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:13pm
Story Mozilla's Developer Network Site Has Leaks Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 5:03pm
Story Android users MORE ACTIVE than iOS fanbois for the first time Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:46pm
Story Someone is trolling the Linux kernel mailing lists really hard Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:42pm
Story Red Hat Libvirt 1.2.6 Virtualization Tools Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:32pm
Story IT Careers: Open Source, Open Resume Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:16pm
Story Google Confirms That Chromebooks Are Selling Well in Schools Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2014 - 4:12pm

ATI Radeon HD 4850 Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Now that we have had time to complete testing of the Radeon HD 4850, today we are sharing the first Linux results from this brand-new ATI graphics processor. Before you think the Windows and Linux performance is equal for the Radeon HD 4800 series, this isn't the case, at least not yet.

IT leaders urged to contribute code to open-source projects

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OSS

computerworld.com: Open source is no longer a novelty, even within the largest corporations. Today, 53% of businesses use open-source software, according to a recent CIO.com survey. However, not enough of those businesses are contributing code back to the open-source community.

Don't forget the text editor

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Software

linux.com: Text editors are important for many tasks, from editing configuration files, nudging cron jobs, and manipulating XML files to quickly pushing out a README. Luckily, there are a number of interesting editors available. Here's a brief introduction to nine intriguing choices.

Also: Intro to HTML editors

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Validating an IP Address in a Bash Script

  • How to use Wget to download a file needs password for downloading
  • How To Install and Configure Avant Window Navigator for Ubuntu
  • Printing with openSUSE 11 (and HOW-TO install MS fonts)
  • How to save time and traffic upgrading with apt-proxy
  • Some usability tricks and tips

A beginner’s guide to Korn shell scripting

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News

The AIX operating system and other UNIX-like operating systems need a way to communicate with the kernel. This is done through the use of a shell. The Korn shell is the default shell used with AIX. Discover how to automate many tasks and save a great deal of time by writing your own Korn shells scripts.

Improvements in KDE’s Folderview

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: Folderview is an awesome plasmoid which makes it possible to show the content of a folder on a screen. It also is the first step to say good bye to the traditional way of storing links and folder on the desktop itself - the idea is to now store the data on the desktop but to show the data from some place directly on the desktop as if they would be there.

few bloggings

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SUSE
Ubuntu
  • openSUSE 11, a quick look

  • A Quick Appraisal: Xfce in OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Here are the 8 Reasons 'why i love Ubuntu'?

Ten fantastic keyboard shortcuts in OpenOffice.org

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OOo

freesoftwaremagazine.com: A lot of software users I meet seem to feel they are not using their software as efficiently as they could. If that includes you, then listen up. Here is my list of the ten, lesser-known, OpenOffice.org Writer keyboard shortcuts that will help you improve your productivity.

Zenwalk 5.2 on a Dell Inspiron 1150 Review

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Linux

penguinway.net: Zenwalk is a Slackware based distribution that is aimed at giving it’s users a fast, stable, and to easy to use machine. . Zenwalk 5.2 was released this month so I decided to give it a try on my Dell Inspiron 1150 system.

And finally… that is a big NO-NO

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KDE

ereslibre.es: We need users. Users don’t need us. So better do it good. I hope I misunderstood previous posts that I have read on the planet. We don’t need certain users that are completely useless for the project, but sure we need the 99,99% that are normal people, with wishes reported and contributing in a very different ways.

Also: KDE4, aseigo, Troy, the users and the open-source conundrum

Two Linux mobile groups merge to pool efforts

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Linux

computerworld.com: In a move aimed at consolidating their efforts to support Linux use on mobile phones, the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum is merging into the LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation.

Will Bill Gates’ departure usher in open source friendly era at Microsoft?

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Microsoft
OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: It’s a tough call. Observers from both the open and closed source worlds say the exit of Microsoft’s longtime leader won’t usher in a GPL era at the company but it will likely accelerate what is already a changing attitude in Redmond.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 28

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #28 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: GNOME Helping Hands Project Launches, People of openSUSE: Tanja Roth, and Benjamin Weber: openSUSE 11.0 KDE4 inclusion.

Linux Is Supposed To Be Easy?

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Linux

cyberciti.biz: Linux is extremely powerful, robust and flexible, which means it must have a significant amount of complexity. Do you think I learnt everything in a day? I don't know who told you Linux was easy, many times other people make it harder than it has to be by thinking they need to understand everything at once.

"Aaron, we owe you" or "Why I am happy that Nepomuk is not as popular as Plasma"

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KDE

trueg's blog: After more than two weeks of vacation I read up on my email and of course am also sickened by some of the stuff I have to read there. Let me open with a quote: Here's a real suggestion: give us back our Desktops! That is just plain sad!

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • LiMo Foundation Says It Welcomes the Symbian Foundation

  • Opera 9.51 RC 1
  • Bill Gates Would Like Apt-Get
  • Sourcefire: Don't Snort at open-source security
  • Google Browser Sync Now Open Source?
  • Easy way to install Ubuntu 8.04 from hard disk
  • My OpenSuse 11.0 experience. OpenSuse or Ubuntu? I have made my choice.
  • Solar system's biggest impact scar discovered on Mars
  • Ubuntu With Google Over Easy

Free as in Speech

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OSS

sharplinux.blogspot: With Independence Day coming up, I want to do a series of posts about freedom and what "free software" actually means. The English language is weak in the area of freedom, so when somebody says "free software" they think "free of charge." But that's still not what "free" means in the term "free software."

Does KDE even need (certain) users?

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejournal: The only real benefit to KDE of having users is that some users turn into developers. This directly benefits the KDE project, the code, and the KDE developers who are writing the software (essentially) for themselves.

Linux laptop retailers fearlessly face name-brand competition

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: Linux Certified sells Linux laptops and offers IT training to individuals and organizations. Its product line ranges from small, affordable units to performance laptops that cost well over $2,000. Major manufacturers have begun to take notice of Linux's potential on the laptop.

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GNU/Linux on Desktop/Phone: System76, DeX, Librem

  • Pop!_OS Is Finally Here — System76’s Ubuntu-based Operating System For Developers
    The first ever stable release of Pop!_OS is finally here. You can go ahead and download it from this link. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Earlier this year in June, we reported that System76 is creating its own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.
  • Samsung DeX Promises to Bring the Linux PC Experience to Your Mobile Device
    After unveiling its next-generation Bixby 2.0 intelligent assistant, Samsung today announced that it plans to bring the Linux PC experience to the Samsung DeX ecosystem.
  • Steps toward a privacy-preserving phone
    What kind of cell phone would emerge from a concerted effort to design privacy in from the beginning, using free software as much as possible? Some answers are provided by a crowdfunding campaign launched in August by Purism SPC, which has used two such campaigns successfully in the past to build a business around secure laptops. The Librem 5, with a five-inch screen and radio chip for communicating with cell phone companies, represents Purism's hope to bring the same privacy-enhancing vision to the mobile space, which is much more demanding in its threats, technology components, and user experience. The abuse of mobile phone data has become a matter of worldwide concern. The capture and sale of personal data by apps is so notorious that it has been covered in USA Today; concerns over snooping contribute to the appeal of WhatsApp (which has topped 1.3 billion users) and other encrypted and privacy-conscious apps. But apps are only one attack vector. I got in touch with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism, to find out what the company is doing to plug the leaks in mobile devices.

Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.