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On Education, Innovation, OLPC, And Open-Source

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OLPC

daveshields.wordpress: I used one of the new OLPC machines last week while attending the K12 Open Minds Conference for 2007 (k12openminds07) that was held last week in Indianapolis, Indiana. While I used the machine for only a few minutes, I came away very impressed by it, in part because of my recent thinking about the growing importance of open-source to education, and the shared sense of adventure and hope that I found at the conference.

deborphan: find packages you don’t want

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Software

DPotD: If you’ve been reading debaday for a while, chances are you now have a heap of packages installed that you’ve tried out, some of which you want to keep installed, and some of which you have forgotten. Those forgotten packages can cost you. deborphan can find packages you don’t want.

FSF to host online GPLv3 pow-wow

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OSS

linuxdevices: What's up with GPLv3? Hoping to clear up both confusion and FUD, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) Compliance Lab will hold a public Q&A session on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 2 PM (ET).

An Interview With Larry Kettler President And CEO Of Linspire

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Interviews

bloggernews.net: For those of you not familiar with Linspire it is a distribution of the Linux Operating System. But it has one very important distinction from the rest, it is aimed at the end user who has little or no Linux experience. I took Linspire out for a test drive last week, and I have nothing but great things to say about it. I had the opportunity to talk with Larry Kettler, President and CEO of Linspire about his product.

Linux development: too fast, too furious?

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Linux

matt asay: Is Linux pushing the envelope a bit too far, too fast? That's the question posed by Charlie Babcock's interesting article on the pace and scope of Linux development. Not at all.

Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 is released

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress.com: Great news from the dev team as Compiz Fusion 0.6.0, based on Compiz-Core has been released after fixing many bugs and adding a ton of new features.

KDE 4 Progress

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: It has been a fun week. I'm pretty much convinced now that we are on track with KDE 4. There certainly still is some way ahead, but we are getting there. This will be an exciting release. Of course I'm writing this blog entry on a KDE 4 desktop.

Another Day Another Distro – Part 3 – Mandriva One 2008

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MDV

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: On Wednesday of this week I wiped openSUSE off my machine and decided to try Mandriva 2008 next. I used to Mandrake a lot a few years back before it became Mandriva and even paid to join their Club but never felt like I got value for my money. 2006 was the last version of this distro I used and I was anxious to see what had changed:

Also: Another Day Another Distro – Part 2 – OpenSUSE 10.3

other ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 ... OS X Leopard ... Must I Choose?

  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon VPS now available
  • Novell Should Be Very Afraid of Canonical With its Ubuntu Distribution
  • Upgrading to Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy"

  • Dell to ship 7.10 soon
  • Gettin’ Ubuntu Up
  • My 1 hour with Xubuntu 7.10
  • Want help installing Ubuntu?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • use time tool as simple benchmark tool

  • Install and Enable Restricted Drivers in Ubuntu
  • Speed up Amarok with MySQL
  • How To Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 7.10 on Ubuntu Server
  • Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu or Xubuntu
  • Easily View Source of Included Files in Firefox

kde4 perfectly usable

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KDE

bjacob.livejournal: I am now running a full KDE4 session, from a svn checkout from yesterday. That's 10+ days after the tagging of beta3, and at the current pace of bugfixing, this means a lot of improvements.

Dual Boot in DELL XPS M1330 with Windows Vista, Ubuntu and Dell MediaDirect 3.3

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Ubuntu

linuxevangelist.blogspot: If you are in the category trying ambitiously to setup your newly bought DELL XPS M1330 laptop for dual boot with GNU/Linux and ended up screwing up everything and finally Dell MediaDirect stopped working and don't know what to do, probably you've come to the right place, but you have to be ready for one fresh installation.

Also: Download or Upgrade Ubuntu at highest speed

ET: Quake Wars - NVIDIA Performance

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Gaming

phoronix: The Linux client for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was released yesterday, but can you expect this Linux-native game to run with your existing hardware? In addition to this first person shooter being very multi-core friendly, it does require more graphical horsepower than any current Linux game.

Where does Linux go from here?

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Linux

linux.com: Linux is now mainstream -- so mainstream, in fact, that two of the top three Linux distributions are commercially successful operations, and the third aims to be. Every day, more and more old-school IT firms shake off their initial doubts, get in line behind their customers, and try Linux and other free software projects. In the face of such success, will Linux remain true to its free software ideals and to the community which created it?

Maintaining Out of Tree Drivers

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Linux

kernelTRAP: I'm trying to keep some external drivers up to date with the kernel, and the first two weeks after the release is the worst time for me. There is no way to distinguish the current git kernel from the latest release. It's only after rc1 is released that I can use the preprocessor to check LINUX_VERSION_CODE.

Also: Balancing Real Time Threads

Solving choppy sound and audio stutter in VMware

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HowTos

Rudd-O: VMware (Workstation or Player) under Linux tends to stutter and produce choppy audio when running a Windows XP virtual machine. Here’s what I did to kill those problems (yes, I can even use Steinberg Nuendo now!):

Linux and Me 4: Zaurus’, Media Boxes, and Puppy Linux.

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Linux

carsonspost.wordpress: This post will look at less obvious implementations of Linux, and what happens when a community works together to fill a need.

Are You 'Gutsy' Enough to Replace Your OS with Linux?

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Linux

PCWorld: One thing is clear with new Linux distros such as Ubuntu's just-released "Gutsy Gibbon", or version 7.10, and openSUSE's 10.3, nipping at Windows' and Mac OS X's heels: The desktop OS is at a crossroads.

Linux Projects' Best Kept Secret

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Web
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On-Disk.com gives developers and projects an outlet for cdrom and DVD disk distribution while also allowing them to earn some much needed resources to further their work. Webpath Technologies, the parent company of On-Disk.com, is proud and excited to report that they have paid out over 21,000 USD to Linux and software projects.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Ohio Linux Fest 2007

  • ET: Quake Wars Linux Client Released
  • The Traveling Linux Laptop Adventure
  • How To Install Menu File Browser Applet on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Sun Report Builder: Better reporting in OpenOffice.org
  • Review: DreamLinux 2.2 MM GL - Multimedia Fan’s Dream Come True
  • Hack of the day: serial programming on Linux versus Windows
  • Romanian Libraries Use Open-Source Software
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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.

Microsoft EEE and Openwashing