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Story Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:48pm
Story Don’t Fret Linus, Desktop Linux Will Slowly Gain Traction Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:41pm
Story Spice Fire One now in India: A look at alternate mobile OSes beyond Android, iOS, WP8 Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:22pm
Story Start Talking About the GNU/Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 5:57pm
Story Choose your side on the Linux divide Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 3:45pm
Story Linux Skills Gap: Where to Look for Linux Systems Management? Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 3:42pm
Story Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 12:11pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 8:58am
Story Preview: OS X 10.10 Yosemite vs. Ubuntu Linux GPU Performance Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:35am
Story How to contribute to the KDE Frameworks Cookbook Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:30am

Open-Source Business Policies: Everyone Is Making It Up As They Go Along

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cio.com: We know your company uses open-source applications. We also know many of you already have an open-source policy. Sort of. "Somewhat effective" policies are like "somewhat effective" security; clearly, there's more to be learned. CIO.com asked CIOs and other people in the trenches about what's working—and what's not.

Meet the People Who Have Trillions Riding on Linux this Fall

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: If you work around Linux regularly, in some ways the latest amazing news is… not that amazing. The New York Stock Exchange, where the world’s largest public companies trade their stocks, is now running on Linux. In addition the Chicago Mercantile Exchange also runs on Linux. While perhaps not as famous as the NYSE, the CME is one of the largest exchanges in the world. Even the Tokyo Stock Exchange is running on Linux. Why is this?

Palit GeForce 9600 GSO Sonic with Gentoo

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Hardware
Reviews

bioslevel.com: Palit is the second largest graphics manufacturer in the world. I'll be using the same system I've used in previous videocard reviews, and the system will be running both Windows Vista Business 64-bit with Service Pack 1 and Gentoo Linux 2008.0 64-bit. I'll look at some of the latest games in Windows, and look at a few similar benchmarks in Linux including results from the Phoronix Test Suite.

A Better Introduction to Linux User Interface

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Today I cam across a nice article by cnet on Linux user interface. The article obviously was geared towards new users who might be interested in Linux. For new users switching to Linux or even test-driving it has never been easier. But do we really think if we want to encourage new users towards linux, we can achieve it by showing an image of a Solitaire game and (oh my gosh!) a calculator?

Open source finally blooms at Google

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Google
OSS

Matt Asay: For all the bile that I and others have spewed at Google over the years for its adoption of open source, with little in the way of contributions back, it's amazing to see the trickle of open source from Google turn into an absolute flood.

Book Review - Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition

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Ubuntu

fosswire.com: It’s no coincidence that Ubuntu is now the most popular distribution of Linux for desktop PCs. It is one of the easiest distributions to set up and use for day-to-day tasks. Despite this, getting onto the ‘Linux ladder’, making your first steps into the world of Linux, can be daunting, especially without support.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Update compiz fusion

  • Intel Wireless 3945abg on Gentoo
  • Using qemu on Windows
  • How to install Ubuntu on an MSI Wind laptop
  • Tip-add a option Delete to pop-up menu on Gnome
  • How to check what is running on your system
  • Enable Timed or Automatic Login on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Yum Download Only

New Linux-powered PowerStation dispels rumors Power Architecture's death

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: Terra Soft, the developer of Yellow Dog Linux on the PowerStation platform, is pushing the limits of design and performance with the planned mid-July release of a quad core PowerPC deskside tower that returns the Power Architecture to both the workstation and server markets at a competitive price.

Killer Reiser In Jailhouse Interview: Sorry I Lied

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Reiser
Interviews

cbs5.com: In an exclusive interview with CBS News at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, 44-year-old Hans Reiser said he was sorry he lied on the witness stand during his trial when he maintained he had nothing to do with 31-year old Nina Reiser's death.

big sites picking up on Best Buy Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Best Buy, Amazon selling Ubuntu for $20

  • Ubuntu Linux goes retail
  • Canonical and Valusoft bring Ubuntu plus support to Best Buy
  • Ubuntu's Best Buy
  • Best Buy stores to sell boxed version of Ubuntu Linux
  • Best Buy Is Selling Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux at Best Buy

openSUSE Build Service 1.0 Released

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The 1.0 release provides all the features necessary to support building openSUSE in the public build systems and allowing direct contributions to openSUSE from all contributors. The openSUSE Build Service allows developers to create and maintain packages for openSUSE and many other Linux distributions, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, and Ubuntu.

KDE 4.1 Improvements

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KDE

giannaros.org/blog: There are a lot of nice things in the upcoming 4.1, so I’ll just briefly mention a few of those visual ones which particularly interest me:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Simple Guide to Making the Perfect Recording in Audacity

  • qGIS on Ubuntu Hardy
  • Vim Editing Multiple Files and Windowing Support Under Linux / UNIX
  • Fast, powerful Geany editor offers IDE features
  • Using Traps Outside Of Shell Scripts On Unix Or Linux
  • From noise to grain

Introducing wattOS - A Lightweight Ubuntu

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Linux

softpedia.com: wattOS... the last frontier, the lightweight Ubuntu-based operating system is now here! Faster than anything else out there, wattOS is not just another Ubuntu clone, it is powered by the Openbox window manager, a standards compliant, fast, lightweight and extensible window manager.

ISO to TMB: OOXML Appeals Should Be Denied

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OSS

groklaw.net: The processing of the ISO/IEC DIS 29500 project has been conducted in conformity with the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Directives, with decisions determined by the votes expressed by the relevant ISO and IEC national bodies under their own responsibility, and consequently, for the reasons mentioned above, the appeals should not be processed further.

Compiz Support For Multi-Pointer X

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Software

phoronix.com: In May we shared that Multi-Pointer X (or MPX for short) was entering the mainline X server. While it's now in the mainline branch, Peter Hutterer, the chief developer of MPX, hasn't stopped there. One of his most recent accomplishments was modifying Compiz to support Multi-Point X.

Compiz Fusion Community News for July 9, 2008

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: This edition we cover some of the more new plugins coming our way from both official and unofficial development trees. Highlights this week are: Cool stackswitch plugin by onestone, Eye-Candy wizard plugin, and Grid plugin for organising windows.

Breaking the Camel’s Back

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: What if OEMs were required to sell the software separately from the hardware, BUT still be allowed to preinstall? Oh wait, what’s that other stack of disks next to the Windows envelopes? Ubuntu Linux disks? They’re FREE? And if I don’t like it I can come back next week and still buy the OEM Windows disks?

How to pick the right operating system for your business

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OS

itbusiness.ca: Many small and mid-sized businesses are seriously considering Linux as an alternative operating system (OS). The Linux vs. Microsoft issue is once more on their radar screen, partly due to less than stellar reviews garnered by Vista, its undistinguished sales, and the growing popularity of open source software.

Introducing the Linux user interface

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Linux

cnet.com: A few days ago, Walter Mossberg, writing in the Wall Street Journal, offered a verbal peek at the Mac user interface intended as heads-up for Windows XP users thinking of switching. I'm not a Mac user, but from reading the article, it seems that the initial learning curve for switching from Windows XP to Linux, is less than that for switching to Macs. I offer the Linux side of the various user interface aspects that Mossberg raised and contrast it with Mac OS X Leopard.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source Networking Days: Think Globally, Collaborate Locally
    Something that we’ve learned at The Linux Foundation over the years is that there is just no substitute for periodic, in-person, face-to-face collaboration around the open source technologies that are rapidly changing our world. It’s no different for the open networking projects I work with as end users and their ecosystem partners grapple with the challenges and opportunities of unifying various open source components and finding solutions to accelerate network transformation. This fall, we decided to take The Linux Foundation networking projects (OpenDaylight, ONAP, OPNFV, and others) on the road to Europe and Japan by working with local site hosts and network operators to host Open Source Networking Days in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, and Yokohama.
  • The Open-Source Driving Simulator That Trains Autonomous Vehicles
    Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize transport systems the world over. If the hype is to be believed, entirely autonomous vehicles are about to hit the open road. The truth is more complex. The most advanced self-driving technologies work only in an extremely limited set of environments and weather conditions. And while most new cars will have some form of driver assistance in the coming years, autonomous cars that drive in all conditions without human oversight are still many years away. One of the main problems is that it is hard to train vehicles to cope in all situations. And the most challenging situations are often the rarest. There is a huge variety of tricky circumstances that drivers rarely come across: a child running into the road, a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the street, an accident immediately ahead, and so on.
  • Fun with Le Potato
    At Linux Plumbers, I ended up with a Le Potato SBC. I hadn't really had time to actually boot it up until now. They support a couple of distributions which seem to work fine if you flash them on. I mostly like SBCs for having actual hardware to test on so my interest tends to be how easily can I get my own kernel running. Most of the support is not upstream right now but it's headed there. The good folks at BayLibre have been working on getting the kernel support upstream and have a tree available for use until then.
  • PyConf Hyderabad 2017
    In the beginning of October, I attended a new PyCon in India, PyConf Hyderabad (no worries, they are working on the name for the next year). I was super excited about this conference, the main reason is being able to meet more Python developers from India. We are a large country, and we certainly need more local conferences :)
  • First Basilisk version released!
    This is the first public version of the Basilisk web browser, building on the new platform in development: UXP (code-named Möbius).
  • Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project
    The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology. Basilisk is their new development platform based on their (Gecko-forked) Goanna layout engine and the Unified UXL Platform (UXP) that is a fork of the Mozilla code-base pre-Servo/Rust... Basically for those not liking the direction of Firefox with v57 rolling out the Quantum changes, etc.
  • Best word processor for Mac [iophk: "whole article fails to mention OpenDocument Format"]
  • WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!
    WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like. Some of the changes are arguably overdue: syntax highlighting and error checking for CSS editing and cutting custom HTML are neither scarce nor innovative. They'll be welcomed arrival will likely be welcomed anyway, as will newly-granular roles and permissions for developers. The new release has also added version 4.2.6 of MediaElement.js, an upgrade that WordPress.org's release notes stated has removed dependency on jQuery, improves accessibility, modernizes the UI, and fixes many bugs.”
  • New projects on Hosted Weblate
  • Cilk Plus Is Being Dropped From GCC
    Intel deprecated Cilk Plus multi-threading support with GCC 7 and now for GCC 8 they are looking to abandon this support entirely. Cilk Plus only had full support introduced in GCC 5 while now for the GCC 8 release early next year it's looking like it will be dropped entirely.
  • Software Freedom Law Center vs. Software Freedom Conservancy

    On November 3rd, the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) wrote a blog post to let people know that the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) had begun legal action against them (the SFC) over the trademark for their name.

  • What Is Teletype For Atom? How To Code With Fellow Developers In Real Time?
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Ubuntu: New Users, Unity Remix, 18.04 LTS News

  • How to Get Started With the Ubuntu Linux Distro
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  • An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Might Be on the Way…
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  • Ubuntu News: Get Firefox Quantum Update Now; Ubuntu 18.04 New Icon Theme Confirmed
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Fedora 28 and Fedora 27

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