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Can Red Hat Linux make the desktop pay?

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Linux

eweekeurope.co.uk: Microsoft's dismissive attitude of VDI, or virtual desktop infrastructure, is very similar to Red Hat's stance toward the desktop as a viable Linux commercial offering. Red Hat has said it has yet to figure out how to capitalise on the Linux desktop as a product, but now seems to be finding a way.

New firewall for the Linux kernel

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Linux

h-online.com: The Netfilter development team's Patrick McHardy has released an alpha version of nftables, a new firewall implementation for the Linux kernel, with a user space tool for controlling the firewall.

Open-Source ATI Graphics In Ubuntu 9.04

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Software

phoronix.com: Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope) will be released towards the end of next month and it is picking up the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26, and other improvements like install-time support for the EXT4 file-system and some subtle improvements.

Firefox May Already Be Dead

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: This is an exciting time for Web browsers. Google Chrome is now available in alpha for Linux, and I downloaded it for Ubuntu.

Gaming in Linux

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Gaming

brajeshwar.com: Currently, Linux might not have as many games as Windows probably has but fact that Linux has a strong community of developers in its periphery shows a better future.

Xandros Presto: A Commercial Distribution You Might Appreciate

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: I agree with pavs when he wrote “How Not To Make a Commercial Linux Distribution”, but there are still some ideas and concepts out there that might be worth paying for.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS

Linux, the adventure with benefits

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Linux

techideas.co.uk: A not so brief response to Andrew Brown’s article “Linux is still an adventure game, but now it’s really worth playing” in the The Guardian, Thursday 19 March 2009:

New version for RP-made Linux for gov’t ready

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Linux

inquirer.net: The fifth version of “Bayanihan” Linux for Government is ready, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (ASTI-DOST) said.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Kogan Agora Netbook PRO

  • Mandriva helps porting k3b in Qt4
  • Join the FSF book sprint and help author a new text
  • Texas Democrats push ODF standard
  • HP 2133 and Linux - Strange Happenings
  • Compiz 0.8.2 fully released
  • Freedom of Choice - My perspective
  • The Other Side of the Linux Hardware Story
  • New Gmail feature gives users a chance to Undo Send
  • Basic Video Editor For Ubuntu Called KDENLive
  • Fast Browsing, "Netscape" Style With Seamonkey
  • The Real Point of Novell SUSE Linux
  • Meet The Nettop: The Netbook's Thrifty Desktop Cousin
  • Schwartz: Sun is world's largest open source company
  • Whatever happened to…
  • Gentoo makes me beeping angry…
  • Where Was Linux In The Pwn2Own Contest?
  • Must-Have Free Open Source Tools for Freelancers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • [HOWTO] setup a local rsync server

  • Bluetooth, GPRS mobile phone with Debian GNU/Linux
  • Setup NFS server on Gentoo
  • Install Your Own Ringtones with Ubuntu and BitPim
  • Commandline 101: Using top
  • OOo: How to make text wrap inside an object
  • When did I start work today
  • Installing Parallels Desktop 4 Tools on PCLOS 2009 Guest
  • Ubuntu Package Management from Command line using apt
  • Configuring Printers Via the CUPS Web Interface
  • My gentoo update guide
  • Switching Keyboard Layout in the Command Line

Linux Command Line Terror! But....Why?

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday.com: One of the strangest mind-benders these days is hearing Linux users going all Barbie and vowing "I will never touch the command line! What is so terrifying about the command line?

Tiny Core Linux -- A Minimal Distro with Big Possibilities

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Tiny Core Linux (TC Linux) takes a minimalist approach to the base system and then lets you add just the pieces you need to get your job done.

GNOME 2.26 big on device, messaging integration

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Software

computerworld.com.au: Like gum to a shoe, the GNOME Project has stuck to its six monthly release schedule again, issuing version 2.26 of its open source desktop environment.

First Look: GNOME 2.26

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Software

softpedia.com: Ladies and gentlemen, dear geeks... the time has come to announce the release of GNOME 2.26, a light desktop environment used in many popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, etc.

How to Learn Linux for Free

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Linux

earthweb.com: Ah yes, there's that all too familiar sound of tightening budgets and the tossing aside of those things perceived as non-essential. Training's death knell reverberates in my head like the sound of an ill-tuned vesper bell.

Music playing time with Listen

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Software

everyjoe.com: If you love music then you’re probably looking for the music player of your choice. You could choose among several types of music players out there. Lately I’ve been listening to music on my netbook using Listen.

TomTom Countersues: Linux And Microsoft Going To War

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Legal

businessinsider.com: This is exactly what we were afraid of. Last month, when Microsoft sued Dutch GPS-maker TomTom on the principle that parts of Linux -- which form the guts of TomTom's device -- violate Microsoft's patents, we hoped for a quick settlement.

just what is the big problem with Linux?

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Linux

itwire.com: A bunch of Microsoft Windows users were asked just why don't they use Linux. What's wrong with Linux? What needs to change to entice them? And I'll tell you!

Ubuntu 9.04 Has a Brand New Wallpaper

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: After the new login screen, new themes and the new boot splash theme introduced the other day, Canonical finally updated the old Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) wallpaper with a brand new one.

Also: New wallpapers for Jaunty. Don’t hold your breath.

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today's howtos and leftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • Using Open Source Software in a SecDevOps Environment
    On 21 June 2018 the Open Source Software3 Institute is hosting a discussion that should be of high interest to enterprise technologists in the DC/Northern Virginia, Maryland area. From their invite: Come hear from our panelists about how the worlds of Open Source Software and the Secure Development / Operations (SecDevOps) intersect and strengthen one another. SecDevOps seeks to embed security in the development process as deeply as DevOps has done with operations, and Open Source Software is a major factor in Security, Development, and Operations. Tickets are free, but you need to register soon because seating is limited.
  • TenFourFox FPR8b1 available
    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 8 beta 1 is now available (downloads, release notes, hashes). There is much less in this release than I wanted because of a family member in the hospital and several technical roadblocks. Of note, I've officially abandoned CSS grid again after an extensive testing period due to the fact that we would need substantial work to get a functional implementation, and a partially functional implementation is worse than none at all (in the latter case, we simply gracefully degrade into block-level divs). I also was not able to finish the HTML input date picker implementation, though I've managed to still get a fair amount completed of it, and I'll keep working on that for FPR9. The good news is, once the date picker is done, the time picker will use nearly exactly the same internal plumbing and can just be patterned off it in the same way. Unlike Firefox's implementation, as I've previously mentioned our version uses native OS X controls instead of XUL, which also makes it faster. That said, it is a ghastly hack on the Cocoa widget side and required some tricky programming on 10.4 which will be the subject of a later blog post.
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    GDBM tries to detect inconsistencies in input database files as early as possible. When an inconcistency is detected, a helpful diagnostics is returned and the database is marked as needing recovery. From this moment on, any GDBM function trying to access the database will immediately return error code (instead of eventually segfaulting as previous versions did). In order to reconstruct the database and return it to healthy state, the gdbm_recover function should be used.

Server: GNU/Linux Dominance in Supercomputers, Windows Dominance in Downtime

  • Five Supercomputers That Aren't Supercomputers
    A supercomputer, of course, isn't really a "computer." It's not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, it's a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to the folks at the International Supercomputing Conference, speed is not a prerequisite for being a supercomputer. But speed does help them process tons of data quickly to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems. Summit, for example, is already booked for things such as cancer research; energy research, to model a fusion reactor and its magnetically confined plasma tohasten commercial development of fusion energy; and medical research using AI, centering around identifying patterns in the function and evolution of human proteins and cellular systems to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or addiction, and to inform the drug discovery process.
  • Office 365 is suffering widespread borkage across Blighty
     

    Some users are complaining that O365 is "completely unusable" with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that it's taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.