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Ubuntu Live 2007 Day 2

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Ubuntu

Various: On the second day of the Ubuntu Live 2007 conference presented by Canonical and O'Reilly was a keynote by Intel's Doug Fisher, Matt Zimmerman, and Tim O'Reilly among others. Also taking place were sessions on such topics as CloneZilla, Ubuntu on laptops, Dell Linux systems, and over two dozen other sessions.

Nonprofit may launch $350 laptop by Christmas

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OLPC

Reuters: A nonprofit group that designs low-cost computers for poor children may start selling $350 laptops on the commercial market by Christmas, an executive said on Monday.

Linux: DRBD, The Distributed Replicated Block Service

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Lars Ellenberg started an effort to get DRBD, the Distributed Replicated Block Service merged into the Linux kernel. When asked for clarification as to what it was, Lars explained, "think of it as RAID1 over TCP."

Portland Popular With Open Source Aficionados

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OSS

OPB: Portland is hosting 2500 software developers this week at the annual 'Open Source Convention.' The Open Source Convention is not your normal convention. There's not a suit in sight and instead of motivational speakers, attendees sit in large darkened rooms, combing through computer code.

Does Open Source Matter?

Fudmeister Enderle: I think that the reality is that for 99 percent of the people who buy and use products, it doesn’t. If you can’t read code, why would you care if you can? There is this central message of “freedom,” but it doesn’t really apply to a freedom that the average person identifies with. For instance, you are free to flap your arms and fly to the moon too, but if you can’t do it, so what?

A Presidential Address

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: As you may already know, at this year's aKademy the term came up for our past KDE e.V. president, Eva. I personally thought hard about whether or not to take on the position for days prior to going to Glasgow. In the end, it was decided amongst all the board members that I would do so. I'd like to write a little bit about some of the goals that the KDE e.V. board of directors has for the next year.

GPLv3 report: 21% increase, but some notable exceptions

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OSS

Matt Asay: We're now at 199 projects that have adopted GPLv3, which represents a 21% increase over last week. Clearly, GPLv3 has legs. Significantly, Snort made the move this past week. This is a major coup for GPLv3.

Flip, flow, float and fly

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Software

CyberOrg: Here are some exciting new developments that has happened in compiz-fusion world.

Game over for OpenDocument?

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Microsoft
OSS

LinuxWorld: Is it game over for OpenDocument? Probably. We've been expecting Massachusetts ITD to publicly revise its open formats mandate to include Office Open XML (OOXML) ever since Louis Gutierrez resigned as CIO in early October 2006. That was as clear a signal that ODF had failed in Massachusetts as needed by anyone in the know.

Arch Linux Installation Guide

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: This is going to be my attempt at a newbies installation guide for Arch Linux. This will be a "take you by the hand and lead you through it step by step" approach. Unlike most lead you by the hand guides that tell you to do this, and do that, I intend to also tell you WHY you are doing what you're doing.

The unforking of KDE's KHTML and Webkit

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KDE

arstechnica: There is one major web rendering engine that grew entirely out of the open source world: KHTML is KDE's web renderer which was built from the ground up by the open source community with very little original corporate backing. The code was good and branches were born as a result, the best known being Webkit. Now, after years of split, KHTML and Webkit are coming together once again.

All you wanted to know about Linux certification but were afraid to ask

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iTWire: In IT, certification is a big deal. Try as professional societies like the ACM and ACS might, there’s no universal qualification – like the accountant’s CPA – that states you are recognised as competent and capable. This is where vendor certifications fill a gap.

New tools in Ubuntu land: build service, eBox and TimeVault

/home/liquidat: Ubuntu announced that they will feature their own build service soon. Also, the next Ubuntu version is supposed to have a default installed server management web interface, eBox. In the meantime, development is underway to create a user friendly snapshot manager: TimeVault.

Linux for Writers

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Software

Serdar Yegulalp: Mitch Wagner’s post about writer’s tools for the Mac got me thinking about whether or not similar things exist for Linux.

The Future of Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: But the real big question on my mind, as the proprietor of a new start-up IT company, will Gentoo Linux have a future or will another fork of Gentoo, such as Sabayon Linux assume to role to provide support for a possible Gentoo-based Enterprise Server?

Linux Tip for Newbies - Surviving the Internet with Linux

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HowTos

techpersona: As Linux becomes more and more popular, people are finding out that many of their favorite web applications do not work as they once did because of the change in OS (Operating System). In today’s article we will go over some ideas or suggestions for some alternate programs that can be used on the Internet.

US government snoops used Vista to spy on me

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Microsoft

the inquirer: A BLOKE, SUSPICIOUS of what his newly-installed Vista was up to, fired up some port-sniffing software. The result, he said, was "foundation shaking."

Howto Change CPU Frequency Scaling in Ubuntu

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HowTos

ubuntugeek: The CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor provides a convenient way to monitor the CPU Frequency Scaling for each CPU. Unfortunately, CPU frequency scaling can currently only be monitored on Linux machines that have support in the kernel.

Disable ProFTP on CentOS

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HowTos

the howto geek: I realize this is probably only relevant to about 3 of the readers, but I'm posting this so I don't forget how to do it myself! In my efforts to ban the completely insecure FTP protocol from my life entirely, I've decided to disable the FTP service.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 212

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Linux

Welcome to this week's Distrowatch Weekly:

  • Mini-Reviews: Sabayon BE 1.0 and Puppy Linux 2.17

  • News: Gentoo Foundation, Debian tidbits, openSUSE News & Coolo, Linus
  • Interview, and Too Many Distros?

  • Released last week: Absolute Linux 12.0, Puppy Linux 2.17, and openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 6
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, Frugalware Linux 0.7pre2, Fedora 8 Test1
  • Reader comments

More in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...

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    The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is entering its "stage four" development for GCC 7 with the stable GCC 7.1 release expected in March or April. Richard Biener announced today that GCC 7 is under stage four, meaning only regression and documentation fixes will be permitted until the GCC 7.1.0 stable release happens (yep, as per their peculiar versioning system, GCC 7.1 is the first stable release in the GCC 7 series).
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    So many free and open source software projects were started to solve a problem, and people began to contribute to them because they too wanted a fix to what they encountered. End users of the project find it useful for their needs, and the project grows. And that shared purpose and focus attracts people to a project's community.
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    This is first security bugfix release for Weblate. This has to come at some point, fortunately the issue is not really severe. But Weblate got it's first CVE ID today, so it's time to address it in a bugfix release.

Intel Kabylake: Windows 10 vs. Linux OpenGL Performance

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