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Ubuntu Desktop not used in business

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Ubuntu

itwriting.com: I got a telling reponse from Canonical when I approached its Public Relations team looking for case studies of businesses that had switched from Windows: Ubuntu desktop is largely in the consumer space not business.

NERO game evolves to version 2.0

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Gaming

linux.com: Last year, we reviewed Neuro-Evolving Robotic Operatives (NERO), a unique game in which players train forces of autonomous bots, then pit those forces against each other in hands-off, artificial intelligence (AI)-only competitions. NERO spawned a new major release a few weeks ago, and like its eponymous operatives, it has learned some new moves over time.

OpenOffice TIFF flaw affects Windows, Linux and Mac

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Security
OOo

builder.au: Security experts have discovered TIFF-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities in OpenOffice, which could allow attackers to remotely execute code on Linux, Windows or Apple Mac-based computers.

There's a new GNOME in town

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Software

arstechnica: GNOME 2.20 was officially released last week after six months of development. The new version includes strong incremental improvements that contribute to a better user experience and provide more flexibility and integration opportunities for third-party software developers. This article explores some of the new features in GNOME 2.20 and GTK 2.12.

The 7 Most Influential GNU/Linux Distributions

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Linux

itmanagement: GNU/Linux offers a bewildering variety of flavors -- or distributions, as they're called. To a newcomer's eye, many of these seem virtually identical to each other. Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of the seven distributions that have most affected GNU/Linux as a whole:

Why desktop Linux really hasn’t (yet) succeeded

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Linux

zdnet blogs: The most important reason you don’t see Linux desktops everywhere you look is that Linux desktop applications aren’t generally compelling.

GPLv3 shunned, survey says

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OSS

infoworld blogs: Just 6 percent of developers working with open-source software have adopted the new GNU General Public License version 3, an Evans Data survey has found.

Negative Press about Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

LoCo About Ubuntu!: There really has been some good reviews of Ubuntu, as well as editorials, but in the past week or so there seems to have been a mini-explosion of anti-Ubuntu articles. They seem to be coming from two groups of people.

IBM's Symphony Hitting Wrong Notes, Reviewers Say

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Software

pcworld.com: Early user reviews of IBM's new Lotus Symphony office software suite are unlikely to be music to IBM's ears. "Overall, I don't see this as an Office killer," blogged a tester.

some howtos, shorts, and leftovers

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News
  • Howto: SSH without a password

  • Obscure Linux Commands: Cheating At Word Games
  • Key Authentication for SSH with GUI Configuration in Fedora and Ubuntu
  • Six Keys to the Success of Desktop Linux
  • Pamela Jones gets gong
  • steveno: Debian
  • steveno: Wolvix
  • openSUSE 10.3 almost ready
  • OpenSuse 10.3 is a dissapointment
  • Qtparted - a graphical partition editor

Will Linux Ever be a Popular Desktop Product?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux, although it’s highly touted as a more secure and reliable operating system, simply won’t work in my environment. I suppose I could consider Linux for my servers, but not for my desktops. In fact, I’ve seen it reported that Linux is running on eight of the ten most reliable Web Hosting Servers. But for desktop systems, Linux is almost nowhere to be seen.

Ubuntu Gutsy’s new default wallpaper

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Ubuntu

lunapark: Over the weekend Ubuntu released the likely default wallpaper for their next release Gutsy 7.10 (coming in October). Although it’s only a wallpaper, it does help to mold the first impressions.

Get into KDE Hacking

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: A couple of blog entries back a reader left this comment: About kde hacking though, I'm in the first year of a computer science program that I don't think is going to touch on anything kde related, Where should I start if I wanted to get into kde hacking? Pick up the qt 4 manual, or something else?

Why I Haven't Reviewed Puppy Linux

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Linux

Caitlyn Martin: Every time I write a review I get comments and e-mails asking me to review Puppy Linux. Puppy has lots of people who really seem to love and zealously support the distro. I invariably download a copy (most recently 2.17) and try and run it. I invariably give up on it very quickly.

Generic Filesystem Caching Facility

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "The attached patch adds a generic intermediary (FS-Cache) by which filesystems may call on local caching capabilities, and by which local caching backends may make caches available," explained David Howells describing his "generic filesystem caching facility" patch.

PC-BSD 1.4 Released

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BSD

pcbsd.org: The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.4 (da Vinci edition)! Some highlights include Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, and Compiz-Fusion 0.5.2.

LugRadio Returns With Season 5

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Linux

jonobacon: Today the LugRadio team are proud to announce opening of Season 5 with the very first episode entitled All Things Happen In Fives. This is not just any old season though, we have two new presenters, Adam Sweet and Chris Procter, a brand new website, some new promotional photography and we are also going to be doing more live shows with Season 5.

Marcel Marceau, Renowned Mime, Dies at 84

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Obits

nytimes: Marcel Marceau, the wiry French mime who mostly performed as the chalk-faced Bip and did much to revive the art of pantomime, died Saturday in France. He was 84.

Looking for Algae--the Next Voyage

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Misc

Jon maddog Hall: Algae is very important to our lives. It is estimated that 73% to 87% of the net global production of oxygen is produced by algae. It is at the bottom of the food chain. How does this fit in with computing?

PRISM Coalition lobbies against open access

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Misc

linux.com: Forces are mashaling to oppose the open access movement, the open source-inspired movement to make academic research publicly available online. The American Association of Publishers (AAP) recently announced the creation of the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine (PRISM), an apparent lobby group organized to resist efforts to compel academic publishers to make publicly funded research generally available.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.