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Easy software install under Linux

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geekzone.co.nz: Even in this day and age you can sometimes still hear the echo of the old FUD: Installing software under Linux is difficult. Really? Maybe that was the case in the past, but it certainly doesn't hold for modern Linux distributions anymore.

Source Mage's Jaka "lynx" Kranjc Interview

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Interviews

magepower.org: Hello Jaka, thank you for taking the time to do this interview for Mage Power. Would you tell us about yourself and how you became interested in Linux?

Happy Birthdays

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OSS

Birthday wishes go out to Sebastian Kügler, KDE, and OpenOffice.org.

Months into the Ubuntu Switchover, rants and raves

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Ubuntu

cubicgarden: So its been a while but I'm finally getting my head around the gnu/linux system and environment. There are some great things about the switch which makes me cringe everytime I go back into windows (on my work pc and when I want to read my busted sd card - more on this soon). But there are some bad things too.

Also: Ubuntu Gutsy: Lookin’ better than ever!

Trowser: A graphical less command that is more

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Software

linux.com: Translating a command line tool to a graphical interface usually means a loss of functionality. However, in the case of the newly released trowser text browser, while I wouldn't swear that the transition has retained all the functionality of the less command that it is intended to replace, I doubt that anyone short of an expert is likely to notice the difference.

Linux Kernel: just engineering without a vision?

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Linux

antirez.com: Yesterday I bought a Microsoft webcam: it's not an exception, like most of the stuff from Microsoft I had (very little, fortunately) something to do with in my life it's a low quality product: all eye candy and little substance.

Communists switch to open-source software

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OSS

canada.com: Vietnam's Communist Party plans to switch its 20,000 desktop computers nationwide to open-source software next year, avoiding problems with copyright infringement, state media said Friday.

What's Wrong with Open-Source Software?

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OSS

John C. Dvorak: Though the open-source movement isn't going to die anytime soon, it's looking a little ragged at the edges. And with the appearance of the onerous GPL v3 and the slow deterioration of the popular Firefox browser, I now wonder if open source may have been a fad, or perhaps just a more elaborate iteration of the shareware phenomenon in the 1980s.

All systems go for Ubuntu 7.10 Linux Desktop launch

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desktoplinux: Canonical, Ubuntu Linux distribution’s commercial sponsor, has announced that the release version of Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition will launch Oct. 18.

Mandriva 2008: keeping the faith

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iTWire: Last week I downloaded Mandriva 2008 just to have a look. The 2008 version of Mandriva is extremely easy to install - it took just 14 minutes for a working interface, including configuring every bit of hardware that I wanted to configure.

KDE 4 Beta packages now available for Fedora 7

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KDE

liquidat: While Fedora 8 will not ship with KDE 4 as the default KDE version there will be all necessary packages available to provide a development environment. Now these packages also entered the Fedora 7 repository.

So, what about the Linux desktop?

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Linux

novell cool blogs: The past few weeks I’ve read a number of pieces on the viability of Linux on the desktop. Pros (very few in most cases), cons (complete lists of them!) and more than a few passionate responses. It’s hard to read through these and not be taken by the fervor that nearly everyone writing and commenting has regarding this topic.

An Ubuntu guide to taming the Linux kernel

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iTWire: Although Linux is frequently referred to by the names of various distributions, what can properly be called “Linux” is really the management part of the operating system known as the kernel which interacts with the computer’s hardware. Here’s how the kernel works in Ubuntu, and how to rebuild it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 224

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at openSUSE 10.3

  • News: Mandriva 2008 simplified, avoiding Ubuntu download rush, Fedora artwork, interviews with Lucas Villa Real (GoboLinux) and Gerard Beekmans (Linux From Scratch)
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2008, Linspire 6.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 7.10
  • New distributions: MitraX, PureOS, Syllable Server, Untangle Gateway Platform
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Upgrade to Gutsy RC

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Ubuntu

jon-reagan.blogspot: Yesterday afternoon I decided to go ahead and get Ubuntu 7.10, via upgrade. I could not be happier.

Also: Ubuntu will be my primary OS
And: First experience with Ubuntu

Review : Engarde Secure Linux

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Reviews

All About Linux: There are hundreds of Linux distributions targeting a diverse sets of users. One such specialized Linux distribution which is targeted specifically at servers is the Engrade Secure Linux. As the name indicates, this Linux distribution lays stress on the security aspect.

Opinion: Desktop Linux Is a Reality Now

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computerworld: In his Oct. 1 column, Michael Gartenberg claimed that Linux is still far from making it on the desktop. As someone who has tracked Linux’s progress since 1991 and the progress of the IT industry since 1979, I would like to offer an alternative perspective.

Which companies are helping developing the kernel

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lkmltimes: Stefan Heinrichsen asked on the LKML: "Can someone tell me where to find a list of companies (don’t matter in which country) that employ kernel developers?” Greg Kroah-Hartman replied.

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  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.