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Story Torvalds celebrates 22 years of Linux with nostalgic message srlinuxx 26/08/2013 - 4:47pm
Story Ode to Groklaw: A Requiem for What Was Lost srlinuxx 26/08/2013 - 4:45pm
Story Gravity Ghost A Game To Soothe Your Senses srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 4:14am
Story X.Org Foundation Loses Its 501(c)(3) Status srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 4:03am
Story @ softpedia today srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 3:57am
Story 18 New Wallpapers Chosen for Ubuntu 13.10 srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 3:52am
Story @ ostatic.com today srlinuxx 24/08/2013 - 3:49am
Story Steve Ballmer retires: A dark day for Linux! srlinuxx 23/08/2013 - 11:33pm
Story What Linux really needs is more fun srlinuxx 23/08/2013 - 11:31pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 23/08/2013 - 4:16pm

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Gobuntu has already failed

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Ubuntu

diveintomark.org: I’m disappointed with Canonical. I got all excited when Mark Shuttleworth announced that Ubuntu “Gutsy Gibbon” would be available in a super-strict, 100% open source flavor (now called “Gobuntu”). Later he clarified.

Also: A Christian's View on Ubuntu Muslim Edition

First Glance: The Nokia N810 Linux Internet Tablet Doesn't Make Sense

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Linux

Mitch Wagner (infoweek blogs): I had an opportunity to play with the new Nokia (NYSE: NOK) N810 Internet Tablet for about five minutes last night, and came away confused. It seems pretty darn expensive for a machine with limited usefulness.

Instantbird: Mozilla-based instant messaging

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: Instantbird is a new instant messaging application that merges two powerful open source projects: XULRunner, the stand-alone version of Firefox browsing engine; and libpurple, the library that gives Pidgin its ability.

Also: Firefox 2.0.0.8 update available now

Dumping Vista - A divorce with a happy ending

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Linux

iTToolbox Blogs: I recently posted my positive experience of installing Kubuntu on an old 1.7GHz machine that was taking 10 minutes to boot up XP. The registry was beyond repair and the various programs like Spybot, Adaware, PitStop, Defrag, and many others did little to improve performance. The desktop was destined for the dumpster. Enter Kubuntu.

Enlightenment - An easy-to-use Linux GUI

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Software

backyardgeek.blogspot: In the 10 years I've been using Linux, I've run the gamut of window managers and desktop environments: FvWM, FvWM95, ICEWM, AfterStep, BlackBox, KDE, GNOME, Beryl, Fluxbox, CDE, XFCE, Windowmaker, Sawfish, Metacity, WM2, as well as Compiz. But it seems that no matter how many times I try another Linux GUI, I always go back to Enlightenment.

GNOME 2.20.1 released

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Software

lwn.net: Version 2.20.1 of the GNOME desktop has been released. "This is the first update to GNOME 2.20.0. The update fixes all known and unknown crashers, even for those modules which haven't released a new version.

Why Bittorrent Matters

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Software

tipotheday.com: Ubuntu Gutsy came out today, which you should know unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last week. Ubuntu has lots of mirrors. Lots. But it has even more users, most with a big fat broadband pipe. That’s more than enough to bring those mirrors to their knees.

How to create your own Debian/Ubuntu packages

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HowTos

openaddict.com: This really quick and dirty way to create your own Debian or Ubuntu packages can be done by anyone with little previous package creation experience. Even if you've never even compiled an application, I'll show you just how easy it is to download source code, compile the program and bundle everything up in a .deb package you can share with anyone.

Ballmer: Microsoft Will Buy Open-Source Companies

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Microsoft

CRN: Microsoft's detente with the open-source world is growing stronger by the minute. Steve Ballmer said today that he wouldn't consider an open-source-based business model a deterrent to buying a company Microsoft found interesting.

Also: Ballmer: Microsoft Will Buy 20 Companies a Year for 5 Years

ymus

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Ubuntu
  • 7.10, Awooga

  • Ubuntu 7.10 arrives, open for business
  • Ubuntu 7.10 - One sweet OS
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) Desktop Edition - Review
  • Ubuntu Gutsy Wireless Help
  • Quick Tips for Compiz on Gutsy
  • Dell and Ubuntu, sitting in a tree

Fedora - not that one - provides platform for interoperability

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Software

linux.com: A group of academicians at Cornell University argue that this new wave of applications should be constructed with interoperability in mind. The result of their research, funded by DARPA and NSF, is Fedora, the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture.

IP firm sued, settled with Novell on different patent in August

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Legal

zdnet blogs: The IP firm that filed patent litigation against Red Hat and Novell mounted legal threats against many other U.S. software companies in 2007 including Oracle, SAP, Computer Associates, EMC, Adobe, Autodesk, Apple, SPSS — and Novell.

Ubuntu 7.10 (rc) Gutsy Gibbon: Critical review

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Ubuntu

polishlinux: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon has been released today. I haven’t tested any alpha or beta versions of the new product from Canonical. I have decided to wait for the Release Candidate, since this has proved to work for me in the past. In short: it did not disappoint me.

Also: Tips for the impatient: downloading Ubuntu Gutsy
And: A gutsy new Linux system
&: How to get great custom effects in Ubuntu’s Gutsy Gibbon

Welcome back, user-defined motion paths in OpenOffice Impress 2.3

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Tips: Back in the good old days of 1.x, you could draw a line, then draw an object, and make the object move along whatever line that was. It was great. Then the lovely redesign of Impress came, and that user-defined motion path feature got lost along the way. It's back!

Chris Blizzard Joining Mozilla’s Team

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Moz/FF

thetruthaboutmozilla.wordpress: The infamous Chris Blizzard, who now sits on the board of directors for the Mozilla Corporation and formerly sat on the board for the Mozilla Foundation, will be joining the Mozilla Corporation’s team as a full-time employee.

Smolt now with Hardware Rating Database and Wiki

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Software

liquidat: Smolt, a hardware statistics collecting program, got a major update. It now supports hardware rating and is connected to a Wiki to share solutions for hardware problems.

No Linux Love for New iPods: Why You Shouldn't Care

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Sci/Tech

OSWeekly: Newsflash for those of you who believe that we lost iPod support - we never had it in the first place. It's true, and frankly, the fact that Apple has decided to make themselves even more isolated in their own world is fine by me.

Latest incarnation of Novell bringing Linux to Asia

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SUSE

Bangkok Post: Novell Suse Linux is positioning itself to be the corporate Linux of choice for today's multi-OS corporation thanks to a series of agreements with companies such as SAP and Microsoft. In particular Novell is interested in the government sector in Asia.

These are not the sources we're looking for

Open Source and funky free ethics are no match for a good expensive closed application installed kid. There's a disturbance in the source.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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