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Linux On Half Of All New Servers? Red Hat's Got Plans

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Linux

informationweek: Red Hat is partnering with Amazon to offer Linux-based computing power as an on-call computer resource, letting companies scale up applications without building a bigger data center. That Linux-on-demand idea has sizzle, but there are other interesting pieces in Red Hat's latest batch of products, including more virtualization support and one audacious goal.

The Little Vendor That Could - The Latest In the Mandriva vs Microsoft Saga

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MDV

MaximumPC: Earlier this week, we told you about how a 17,000-seat deal for Mandriva Linux in Nigerian classrooms had been scuttled by Microsoft at the last moment. Well, the saga continues: according to the IDG News Service, the deal is still on.

Hands On With One Laptop Per Child's XO

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OLPC

tech.yahoo.com/blogs/raskin: There's been quite a fuss made over the XO, developed by Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). The OLPC vision was to design a low-cost, but powerful connected PC in order to provide kids all over the world with Internet-power. OLPC wants to sell the XO, in bulk, to third-world countries.

There's always hope...

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Linux

I guess there is some honesty in Nigeria after all...

It took about a week, but the government of Nigeria stepped in: "We are sticking with that platform," said the official.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Does anyone care about the MS-Novell agreement besides, well, MS and Novell?

  • Things that don't work when you save Writer documents in Word format
  • MS and OSS: BFFs? More Like 'Frenemies'
  • From Gentoo to Ubuntu
  • Plasma goes userfriendly (II)
  • Does Ubuntu’s documentation stink?
  • CellWriter: Open source handwriting recognition for Linux
  • How the proprietary world can cope with open source: Learning from Novell
  • Linux is better than Windows
  • aseigo: more good news
  • Ubuntu-U or Two Communities Collide
  • People of openSUSE: Jigish Gohil
  • Open Season: Oracle hunger fallout - Will Red Hat survive?
  • CentOS 5 NAS Cluster

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Hidden Linux : OCR Secrets

  • Linux Create / convert AVI file to DVD format ~ Create video DVDs
  • Howto Identify the Type of Your Variable
  • Specify who can log in via OpenSSH
  • HowTo: Install Video Drivers on Fedora 8

Lessons from Africa: How to Kill Your Own FUD

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Linux
Microsoft

LinuxToday: In a world where the big conglomerates and industries tend to roll over the little guy, it was really nice to see the government of Nigeria put the kibosh on Microsoft's planned takeover of the Mandriva/Classmate PC deal in that country.

Stable 2.6 Branches

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "For the last release, I stated that I thought the 2.6.22.12 release would be the last one in the 2.6.22.y series. Since then, I've received a number of other patches that would be nice to have in the .22.y tree," explained Greg KH.

Novell Settles One Antitrust Claim with Microsoft for $536 Million

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SUSE
Legal

linuxelectrons: Novell has announced an agreement with Microsoft to settle potential antitrust litigation related to Novell's NetWare operating system in exchange for $536 million in cash. Novell also said that it will file an antitrust suit against Microsoft in the United States District Court in Utah seeking unspecified damages in connection with alleged harm to Novell’s WordPerfect application software business in the mid-1990s.

Does Fedora 8 deserve Intellectual Welfare?

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Linux

dvorak.org/blog: Fedora 8 came out today and quite frankly, it sucks. I’m a Fedora user and I run Fedora on about 10 servers right now. But even though I’m a fan I think that it’s time to end the intellectual welfare that all the Linux reviewers give it and raise the bar to the same standards that commercial software is judged by. What is that standard you ask? It’s the standard of “does it work”. My conclusion - no - it doesn’t. Fedora 8 is broken.

Winona Ryder to suckle Spock in Star Trek XI

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Movies

the register: The roster of thespos lined up to grace the eleventh celluloid outing of Star Trek now boasts Winona Ryder as a young Spock's mum, the BBC reports.

Wife called 'master of deception

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Reiser

sfgate: Hans Reiser's wife was a "master of deception" who may still be alive and trying to "screw Hans to the wall" by making him appear guilty of murder, his attorney told an Oakland jury Thursday.

A Synopsis Of Linux Graphics Drivers

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Software

phoronix: With all of our coverage at Phoronix of the different ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers, if you're new to Linux or just get caught off guard by all of the different open and closed-source drivers, it can be confusing to know which driver is right for you and your needs.

Perens urges firms to go open source

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OSS

vnunet: Many companies could successfully partake in open source projects without adversely affecting their business, according to open source activist Bruce Perens. Perens told delegates at the Open Source Summit in London that companies need to hold on to their business differentiators in order to remain competitive.

The Technological Dumb Down Continues...

pocketpcmag.com/blogs: As technology proliferates, the entire industry is increasingly struggling to balance ease-of-use and usability on the one hand with power and functionality on the other. Critics of recent Linux distributions allege that attempts to lure users away from other operating systems have led to its watering down to absurd levels.

Gimp vs Photoshop, round #infinity

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Software

penguin pete: At about this time in my blogging "career", I'd have to assess that I'm at least one of the top five online pundits who have made a name for themselves by taking the Gimp's side in the Gimp vs. Photoshop debate on the side of Gimp. And not just Gimp, but Gimp Classic, as opposed to Gimp-in-Photoshop's skin. And not just taken sides, but dug a foxhole from which to lob mortars.

The Amarok's New Screenshots

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Software

apachelog.blogspot: So finally I came round to create a proper screenshot set of Amarok 1.4. Well, the truth is I never intended to create it my own (read: I actually wanted to save my precious splendour for 2.0), but since none managed to create them in (guess) half a year... I kind of did it myself.

Fedora 8 - Review

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Linux

lunapark: Fedora 8 is the latest release from the Fedora project and it is just packed with a slew of exciting new features. Some of the more notable features are Pulse Audio (new Linux Sound System), Codec Buddy, Online-Desktop, Compiz and Gnome 2.20.

Also: Fedora 8 Impressions

DesktopBSD Day 8 - What's the Community Like?

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BSD

rumination: It’s hard to imagine a viable open source desktop with long term perspectives without some sort of community. Such a community would consist of persons that are active in developing and maintaining the desktop , of those that use it intensively and offer support, advise and hands on assistance when needed. Today I want to check out the DesktopBSD community and it’s online resources.

Automated backups in Linux

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Most people who do backups use expensive backup software and/or hardware to do their backups while others use somewhat clumsy, selective backups through manual methods. Those are alright, but I've got something better.

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    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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