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Should we fight the proprietary open source power?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Mr. Buzzword for February appears to be proprietary open source. This is an open source project which is owned or controlled by one company.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 7

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SUSE

The seventh issue of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE Build Service Expands Support to Red Hat and CentOS, Sax2 ported to Qt4, and Open Source Meets Business, with openSUSE attendees, kicks off.

Linspire Announces Custom OS Build Service Initiative For Desktop Linux

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Linux

press release: Linspire, Inc. today officially announced an initiative to offer a custom desktop Linux OS Build Service to partners. Designed to provide custom desktop Linux OS configurations, the Custom OS Build Service will also significantly help partners cut time to market and greatly reduce the overall expense required when building a desktop Linux operating system.

KDE 4.0.1 tagged

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: The first bugfix release for the KDE 4 series was tagged: KDE 4.0.1. The changelog for this version can be seen in an XML file, and the multitude of entries shows that the developers were indeed working quite hard.

Eeedora Impressions

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Linux

bytebot.net: Being the long-time Linux user that I am, there was no way I was going to be satisfied with Xandros. After some careful evaluation, I decided that Fedora, was right for me.

Waving the flag: NetBSD developers speak about version 4.0

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Interviews
BSD

arstechnica.com: The NetBSD community announced last month the official release of NetBSD 4.0, the latest version of the Unix-like open-source operating system. To commemorate the NetBSD 4.0 launch, enthusiast Federico Biancuzzi communicated with 21 developers.

Torvalds: Linux ready to go green

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk: The infrastructure and tools required to make Linux a green operating system are now in place, according to Linus Torvalds, who was in Melbourne this week attending Australia's largest Linux conference.

Splitting lighttpd Logs With vlogger And Creating Statistics With Webalizer

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HowTos

Vlogger is a little tool with which you can write lighttpd logs broken down by virtual hosts and days. With vlogger, we need to put just one accesslog.filename directive into our global lighttpd configuration, and it will write access logs for each virtual host and day.

today's leftovers

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News
  • RSSOwl 2.0

  • Rumor: Dell to reveal Android-based handset next month?
  • Fedora Developer Interview - RPM Fusion
  • Asus hopes upcoming Eee desktops are Eeequally Eeenticing
  • Cruel truth surfaces in the OOXML war
  • Sun and MySQL: Honeymoon's Over Already?
  • Europe gets another open-source group
  • Free online desktop came to life with FLOSS
  • New Linux phone stack ships
  • Transmission Becomes Default BitTorrent Client for Ubuntu
  • Experimental Compiz plugin allows window tilting, rotation
  • Low-Cost Computing Leads Linux Desktop Charge
  • Gliffy : An online visio killer?
  • Sun and Frontline Support KDE with Donation of Server
  • Gedit…More Than A Simple Text Editor
  • Developing a FOSS-based Business: Five Questions to Ask
  • The Asus Eee PC: An Ultra-portable laptop PC with GNU/Linux pre-installed

PCLinuxOS - Don't put your old laptop in the loft

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PCLOS

avforums.com: This may be of interest to people who are upgrading from an old laptop etc and think that because it struggles with windows it's destined to lay dusty in the loft.

Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

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OSS

itnews.com.au: The success of consumer IT products like the ASUS Eee PC will help provide the leverage needed to get hardware vendors on board with open source, according to Dirk Hohndel, Intel’s chief technologist for open source.

Also: In open source, money doesn't always talk

Microsoft's Jekyll and Hyde moment with open source

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: Last night I finished reading Robert Louis Stevenson's excellent Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It's not unlike the opportunity and struggle that Microsoft has before it. As with any company, Microsoft brims with both good and bad intentions, as variegated as the employees and financial pressures placed upon it.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo: Be Alerted via Popups When Monitoring Log Files

  • Synergy & Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Slackware Linux Tips
  • Install free Office 2007 fonts for Linux and XP
  • Howto: Install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10 (Part 1)
  • How To Clone And Migrate Your WordPress Blog To New Server
  • Guide on how to install Graphics Drivers on openSUSE 10.3
  • MySQL Tips: Howto create a MySQL user
  • Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu
  • PeerGuardian For Ubuntu = MoBlock and mobloquer
  • Updating Java on Ubuntu Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise has Been Selected by Renault

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SUSE

opensource.sys-con.com: Microsoft and Novell announced that French carmaker Renault SA has joined the growing ranks of customers taking advantage of the two companies' cooperation to deliver greater interoperability between Microsoft Windows and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Red Hat Readies Identity, Policy, Audit Offering

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Linux

internetnews.com: While the name "Netscape" is now mostly dead, its progeny continue to survive and develop. Many are familiar with Mozilla's efforts on the browser side, but Netscape also had another business -- a directory server business now run and expanded upon by Linux vendor Red Hat.

Why companies don't support Debian

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Linux

linux-watch.com: At a recent Australian Linux conference, Sam Varghese reported that two Debian developers pointed out that the Debian Project needs more corporate support for "men, money and machines" to advance the operating system. They're right. It does.

IBM Lotus Symphony on Ubuntu

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Software

tombuntu.com: Lotus Symphony is IBM’s new productivity suite based on OpenOffice 1.1.4. It’s not open source (OpenOffice used to be dual licensed), but is free and available on Windows and Linux. I give the Beta 3 release a shot on Ubuntu to see if it had an advantage over my usual combination of Google Docs and OpenOffice 2.3.

Hans Reiser's 'Mental State' Created by Police

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: If Hans Reiser's behavior seemed suspicious following his wife's disappearance, thank the Oakland Police Department. That's what the 44-year-old defendant's defense attorney, William DuBois, said Wednesday at his client's murder trial here.

Virtualization Made Easy In Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

phoronix: One of the features that was introduced a year ago into Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" was support for KVM. KVM -- even back to its infancy -- has been quite fast at virtualization when compared to Xen or kqemu. However, the KVM virtualization support found in Ubuntu hasn't been the most user-friendly. However, in Ubuntu 8.04 this has all changed.

Open Movie Editor - Surprisingly Robust

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Software

Despite some commentators deploring the state of Linux video editing tools, I continue to believe that somewhere out there is a non-linear editing program that is feature rich, intuitive and stable for the Linux platform. Yesterday, I decided to give Open Movie Editor a chance.

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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops
    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.
  • Are You a Distro Hopper?
    Is distro hopping a dying sport or have I just gotten too old? When I first started to use Linux I was the quintessential cliche distro hopper. I swapped and switched flavor of Linux seemingly every other day, certain that at some point I’d find the right fit and stop, content with at whatever combination of distro base and desktop environment I’d hit upon.
  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu
    System76 continues working on improvements to the GNOME stack as part of their transition in-step to using it over Unity 7, in line with Canonical's decision to switch Ubuntu over to GNOME and abandon their grand Unity 8 ambitions.
  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey
    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux
    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it. NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.
  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux
    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2. Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.
  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop
    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.
  • Dazzle spotlight – Multi Paned and Action Muxing
    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.

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