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rPath’s Billy Marshall and Erik Troan to Speak at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

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USA-wide Approved LoCo’s by the end of the year! Lets do it.

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: OK folks are you ready make something cool happen? Christer and co at the excellent USTeams Project are working hard to get an Ubuntu LoCo team in every state in the USA. Their specific goal is to have an approved team in every state by the end of the year.

Linux: CFS and 3D Gaming

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kernelTRAP: Some of the concerns expressed about the Completely Fair Scheduler were reports that it might not handle 3D games as well as the SD scheduler. In a recent thread, Ingo Molnar noted, "people are regularly testing 3D smoothness, and they find CFS good enough and that matches my experience as well.

Ars at Akademy with Bruno Coudoin of GCompris

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arstechnica: At Akademy 2007 in Glasgow, Ars Technica had the opportunity to sit down with the lead developer of the open source educational suite GCompris. GCompris is a suite of educational activities geared towards early childhood. Bruno Coudoin, the lead developer and original author of GCompris was kind of answer a few questions about his work.

Slow downloads in Linux? IPv6 may be to blame

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ZDNet: IPv6, in addition to providing several security and efficiency enhancements, provides on the order of 340 “undecillion” addresses (that’s a lot, by the way). Sounds great, and it will be once we’re all connecting to networks and hardware that make use of IPv6. However this probably won’t apply to most of us for some time.

Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops

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ZDNet: Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia.

City uses Linux, OSS for its free municipal Wi-Fi

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Linux

the inquirer: SINCE LAST week the coastal city of Rosario, Argentina's second largest city and home of about a million people is among the growing club of World cities with free municipal Wi-Fi access.

Linux Has Just Vanished Forever

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OSWeekly: You wake up one morning and you suddenly realize that Linux no longer exists. Regardless of how absurd this sounds, it does provoke some interesting points from various Linux users, and today, we'll be exploring these closely.

Top 5 Linux Myths

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OSWeekly: The sheer ignorance regarding casual Linux users astounds me to no end. While I'm not interested in pointing fingers, there is a lot of misinformation about the Linux community, and we will help to dispel some of these myths, once and for all.

Keep users informed with PHPList

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linux.com: If you've ever considered throwing together a mailing list to keep the members of your group, project, or organization informed, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better application for that purpose than PHPList, a free and open source newsletter manager.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

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HowTos

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod.

Linux: Custom Kernels with Debian and Fedora

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Carla Schroder: Last week we took a tour of the generic way of building custom Linux kernels. Today we'll look some nice Debian shortcuts, and Fedora's unique way of building custom kernels.

Acer installs Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: COMPUTER MAKER Acer seems to have followed Dell's lead and started preinstalling Ubuntu in at least one range of its laptops.

Firefox 2.0.0.6 update available now

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: A quick update to Firefox 2.0.x branch has been released by Mozilla to address a couple of security related bugs.

Also: Make Firefox Extensions Compatible After Firefox Update Breaks Them For No Good Reason

Today's Too Many to Link tos

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  • Tips and Tricks: How do I find the inode size of an ext2/ext3 filesystem?

  • How would you change the OLPC XO?
  • Uh Oh. Another Smooth Move from Microsoft: Watch out, Ruby. Watch out OSI.
  • GPLv3 report: 30% increase with Sugar on top
  • If someone says UBUNTU, Don't say Kazoonteit.
  • Medison Celebrity: CEO Blog and Yahoo Group
  • Open source firm reaps Google benefits
  • Linux Non-compete Agreements?
  • Linux: Avoiding Pluggable Designs
  • Open Source Being Repositioned in Corporate America
  • Linux: Designing the Completely Fair Scheduler

Debunking Linux and its Relationship with Gaming

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micahville: I’m tired of people who are afraid to switch to Linux because of its so called “lack of games, or at least good ones.” What I think is they just want the games they like ported to Linux instead of trying new ones. Or maybe it’s because the games are free and that is already a sign the game is bad, but I’m beginning to think quite the opposite. I have a list here of 17 games that I think every Linux user should give a shot.

Free Software Money Management Quandary

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Moving to Freedom: I found myself facing a moral quandary yesterday. I considered using proprietary software for a job that has lots of free software alternatives. You see, I have these doubts and reservations about the free options.

Unix/Linux rootkits 101

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Security

techrepublic blogs: The term rootkit originated with a reference to the root user account on Unix systems. Rootkits are not limited to Unix, however, or even to administrative user accounts like the Unix root account. No matter what operating system you use, you should be familiar with good practices for detecting and dealing with the threat of rootkits.

Also: Clamav is great

Amarok Sneak peak, pretty playlist, raw plasma

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Amarok Blog: I thought it was time to post a screenshot of how Amarok2 development is moving along. As my focus is on the service integration, I have chosen to show a few of the new things that are happening in this area, as well as some of the more general and cool stuff that is being worked on.

NVIDIA & ATI GTK Benchmarks

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Hardware

Phoronix: Since publishing our Avivo versus fglrx driver GtkPerf benchmarks that compared the GTK performance between the community open-source driver and ATI's official driver, we have received a number of requests for more of these 2D benchmarks with different graphics cards and different drivers.

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  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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