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Is Linux Truly Small Business Ready?

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Linux

earthweb.com: Nearly everyday we hear about how the modern Linux distributions are not only ready for the home user, they can even meet the growing demands of many small businesses as well. But rather than debating this point, I’ll examine the tools that would potentially mean that more small businesses would feel the confidence to take the open source plunge.

Fedora 10 on SD Card for the OLPC Laptop

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Linux
OLPC
Hardware

on-disk.com: For adults who may not find the child focused graphical interface called Sugar practical for daily use, the Fedora 10 option allows your XO to behave in a more familiar way.

HP revs netbooks: Attempts custom Linux OS

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Hewlett Packard on Wednesday rolled out a netbook lineup designed to play catch up with Dell, Asus and others. But the real interesting play here is HP’s move to develop a custom Linux operating system for one of its netbooks.

Ubuntu quality: or, “but what about my bug?”

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.wordpress: Leading up to the Ubuntu 8.10 release, Ubuntu developers and quality assurance engineers have been very busy sorting bugs, deciding what can and should be fixed for the final release, and what cannot. They make these decisions by estimating the importance of each bug, identifying whether it is a regression, assessing the risk of potential fixes, and by applying their best judgement.

Photoshop Express Is An Awesome Cloud App

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Software

What is a "cloud" application? It’s any application that has the power of a desktop (as in installed locally to your computer) app - except it’s all on the web. You probably use cloud apps already. But this is about Photoshop, except this one is free - and it’s still Photoshop.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 now in a browser with Ulteo

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Linux
Web
OOo

The latest and full featured version of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now available through Ulteo.com using a web browser with a single click of a mouse. No download or installation process of the productivity suite is required.

Give your old PowerPC Mac a new lease of life with Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Windows Vista gets a bad rap for its hefty hardware requirements, but it's not alone. Apple's MacOS X platform has left a lot of Macs with PowerPC G3, G4 and G5 chips out in the cold. However, Linux isn't just for the Intel set; here’s how Ubuntu to can bring new life to your old Mac too.

A look at pdftk

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Software

scottnesbitt.net: I don’t know how many ways you can create PDF files in Linux. Most applications let you save documents directly to PDF, and you can convert files to PDF quite easily. But manipulating those PDFs is a bit trickier.

Lost and Lonely "About Me"

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: If you take a trip to System > Preferences > About Me, you'll notice a place for all your personal information. It's probably completely empty. You've probably never visited there before. Why would you? It's not used for anything ....

today's leftovers

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News
  • Get a Linux-powered HP netbook for $299 shipped

  • Ubuntu Server Or Desktop? Some Tips For Making The Right Pick
  • Converting Videos For The Android T-Mobile G1 Phone With Linux
  • about:mozilla 10/28
  • Linux: The Latest MF Operating System?
  • aseigo: When to Backport?
  • Properties For RandR 1.3 Discussed Again
  • Goodbye Fedora and Welcome Ubuntu!
  • Is Canonical overly paternalistic with Ubuntu?
  • New KTorrent version plugs security vulnerabilities
  • When Slackware was still an option to me...
  • Installing Gentoo Linux on PS3 - part I
  • Walmart MP3 hits 74 cents, gains Linux & Mac support
  • How to Enable Facebook Chat for Pidgin in Ubuntu
  • Ontario LinuxFest 2008
  • Reconstructor: When You Lose Your Restore CD
  • First Look: Ubuntu 8.10 Beta

KDE4 apps: digiKam

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Software

polishlinux.org: DigiKam is an application to manage your digital photos professionally, with a claim of: “Manage your photographs like a professional, with the power of Open Source”.

Using Your Linux Computer As A Media Center

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Software

makeuseof.com: If you are a Windows or Mac user, you will be familiar with Windows Media Center or Front Row that both have the ability to turn your computer into a Media Center PC. Linux users don’t have such luck as most distros do not come with a media center application pre-installed.

Sharpen Your Mind and Have Fun With Tux

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Software

linuxplanet.com: It is time to take a break from Linux commands and have some fun playing computer games. Luckily, the open source software community offers many gaming and educational choices among the other applications.

Update Twitter and FriendFeed from the Linux command line

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Linux

Here's a nice Linux command line Twitter and FriendFeed tip.

Faces behind Popular Linux Distros

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Linux

yabblog.com: Have you ever wondered who are the people behind Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware,..? Stop wondering and have a look at faces behind popular Linux Distros.

Why I don’t like Canonical

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Ubuntu

Mandriva's Adam W: Canonical is a privately-held company. It has no external shareholders and is not listed on any stock exchange. This means it has no legal obligation to provide any information to the public about its assets, liabilities, revenues, costs, or anything at all along those lines.

The Windows 7 GUI from a Linux user's perspective

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Microsoft

tgdaily.com: Today, hard core Linux users were able to view for the first time some of nifty GUI features in Microsoft's next generation desktop operation system - Windows 7. The only significant feature Linux doesn't already include natively in its many free versions is multi-touch.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to listen to your XM Radio on OpenSUSE 11, the "easy" way

  • Share Ubuntu folders with Windows (samba)
  • Manipulating CD/DVD images with AcetoneISO2
  • Bash: Piping to a Shell Script
  • Use DropBox to seamlessly sync files
  • Ubuntu: Change Sensitivity of the Synaptics Touchpad
  • Setup a Rsync server on Gentoo
  • Audacity Tutorial part 2 – applying effects
  • 50+ Resources For Your Linux Setup/Desktop/Machine/Brain

Michael Robertson Sues Me to Impede My Freedom of Speech

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Linux
Legal

kevincarmony.blogspot: As many of you know, I have used my blog as a resource to bring to light the questionable actions of Michael Robertson, and to go public with his treatment of employees and shareholders. Today I was served with a lawsuit by Michael Robertson in an effort to obscure my blog and impede my freedom of speech.

Extenders: now 400% more pretty

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KDE

pindablog.wordpress: You might have seen the screencast about extenders in the commit-digest of a couple of weeks ago. While not much features have been added since, I have applied quite some polish. Not only in the form of bugfixes, but also in the form of a fresh new look, designed by Pinheiro.

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OSS Leftovers

  • QMO: Firefox 59 Beta 10 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – February 16nd – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox 59 Beta 10. Thank you Mohammed Adam, Abhishek Haridass,  Fahima Zulfath A. and  Surentharan.R.A. from  India QA Community team for helping us make Mozilla a better place.
  • Bugzilla Triage Helper
    There are an awful lot of bugs filed against Firefox and all it's components in the course of a release. Keeping on top of that is hard and some teams have adopted some policies to help with that (for example see: design-decision-needed). Having a consistent approach to bugs across the organisation makes it a little easier for everyone to get a feel for what's going.
  • Alfresco Founder: Commercial Open Source is more than Old Stuff for Free
    February sees Open Source turn 20 years old. Or the OSI definition at least. According to the OSI, the term was coined in Palo Alto by nanotechnologist Christine Peterson during a meeting on February 3rd, 1998 shortly after the announcement of the release of Netscape’s source code.
  • EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa
    By identifying global trends and local needs, EOH is able to proactively source and secure capabilities that will assist with the adoption of the digital revolution. LSD’s offerings across Linux, automation, devops and containers is a great technology fit for EOH to lead open source in the market.
  • Choosing a tool to track and mitigate open source security vulnerabilities
    Continuously tracking your application’s dependencies for vulnerabilities and efficiently addressing them is no simple feat. In addition, this is a problem shared by all, and is not an area most companies would consider their core competency. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for the right set of tools to help tackle this concern.
  • Open source software: to be celebrated or cursed?
    The use of Open Source Software (OSS) has become widespread. The latest statistics show that 78% of companies run OSS, and a number of mainstream software and hardware products are based on the OSS model – for example Android, Skype [sic], Firefox, Amazon Kindle, Tivo and BT Home Hub.
  • Marshall Students Use Open Source Data to Help Stop Sex Trafficking Cases
    The work involved sex trafficking cases in Latin America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Select students in Marshall’s Open Source Intelligence Exchange program worked to provide open source intelligence collection and analysis for law enforcement and other clients. Open source refers to data collection from publicly available sources.
  • Stanford scholar celebrates Western culture’s open-access tradition
    The move toward “open access” to research and scholarship, far from being a modern digital-age creation, has roots in the West that date back to medieval times, writes a Stanford education scholar. John Willinsky’s new book explains how learning has long benefited from efforts to increase its circulation.

Events: OpenStack Summit Vancouver, IBM Index, Eclipse CheConf 2018

  • OpenStack Summit Vancouver '18: Vote for Speakers
    The next OpenStack Summit takes place again in Vancouver (BC, Canada), May 21-25, 2018. The "Vote for Presentations" period started. All proposals are up for community votes. The deadline for your vote is will end February 25 at 11:59pm PST (February 26th at 8:59am CET)
  • IBM Index: A Community Event for Open Source Developers
    The first-ever INDEX community event, happening now in San Francisco, is an open developer conference featuring sessions on topics including artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, cloud native, containers, APIs, languages, and more.
  • Eclipse CheConf 2018 – Join the live stream February 21st at 10 am EST
    2017 was a fantastic year for the Che project, with more contributors, more commits, and more usage – this solidified Che’s position as the leading developer workspace server and browser IDE. Eclipse Che users logged over 7 million hours of public Che usage (plus more in private installs). We’ll discuss the growing cloud development market, Che’s position in it, and the exciting changes we’re planning for 2018.

Kernel News and Linux Foundation

  • Linux Kernel Module Growth
    The Linux kernel grows at an amazing pace, each kernel release adds more functionality, more drivers and hence more kernel modules. I recently wondered what the trend was for kernel module growth per release, so I performed module builds on kernels v2.6.24 through to v4.16-rc2 for x86-64 to get a better idea of growth rates...
  • A Linux Kernel Driver Is Being Worked On For Valve's Steam Controller
    Right now to make most use of the Steam Controller on Linux you need to be using the Steam client while there have been independent user-space programs like SC-Controller to enable Steam Controller functionality without the Steam client running. A new and independent effort is a Linux kernel driver for the Steam Controller. Through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been developing a kernel driver for the Valve Steam Controller. This driver supports both USB cable and USB wireless adapters for the Steam Controller. This driver is being developed as a proper HID kernel driver so it should work with all existing Linux programs and doesn't require the use of the proprietary Steam client.
  • AT&T Puts Smart City IoT 'Edge' Computing On Direct Dial
  • Linux Foundation, AT&T Launch Akraino

Red Hat News and New Fedora 27 Live ISOs