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PackageKit progress

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Software
MDV

Fabrice Facorat: Previously I talked about PackageKit, a DBUS system to handle packages, especially for the updates mecanism. So what's new on PackageKit front ?

Also: Expérimental X11 intel driver

Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "The elections for five of the ten members of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board[TAB] are held every year, currently the election will be at the 2007 Kernel Summit in a BOF session," James Bottomley, the TAB chair, announced on the Linux Kernel mailing list.

Can developers reclaim donated IP?

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Interviews

linux.com: In 2004 Daniel Robbins, the founder of Gentoo Linux, walked away from the project after creating the nonprofit Gentoo Foundation to handle its intellectual property (IP). In a blog post last month, Robbins wondered if he should take back the software, since it didn't appear the foundation was taking care of things. While Robbins didn't follow through on his thought, he raised an interesting question: Can someone convey intellectual property rights and then reclaim them?

Beware of Skype

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Misc

freesoftware mag: On Sunday, August 5, 2007 Bush signed the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) into law, in which the U.S. Congress spinelessly caved in and gave legal authority to the Bush administration to continue to intercept and spy on electronic communications. Then, on Thursday, August 16, 2007 the whole worldwide Skype network goes down. Coincidence?

What Happened in Germany

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OSS

Groklaw: Heise is reporting now that there is an uproar over how the OOXML vote was handled in Germany. That happened in Switzerland too, where two formal objections have been filed. Portugal was a bit of a mess too, from reports we've heard. Now the same kinds of complaints are being heard from Germany.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Configure wireless support in Mandriva Linux with ndiswrapper

  • Making Steinberg Nuendo work on Linux
  • Searching database content with Sphinx
  • Using kvm, or kqemu, to speed up qemu
  • Giving yourself a quieter SSH login
  • Understanding the Linux file system directories / hierarchy
  • Howto display the number of processors in Linux

Using Linux Media Centre

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Software

ITWeek: Vista is pricey, and its form and function are of course dictated by Microsoft. If you want full control over your Home Theater PC (HTPC), and don’t want to have to pay Microsoft for it, then Linux is a more than capable alternative base for building a system of your own.

MEPIS 7.0 Beta2: More Updates and Fixes

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Linux

Warren Woodford of MEPIS has announced Beta2 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The kernel in Beta2 is version 2.6.22.4 which is a security update from the Kernel Development Team. All of the MEPIS Assistants and the Installer were updated to fix minor problems reported by testers. Amarok was updated to version 1.4.7. There were minor updates to some KDE 3.5.7 packages.

Did Microsoft Buy Netcraft?

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Web

Linux Journal: Okay, I'm not seriously suggesting Microsoft is paying off Netcraft to produce positive survey results (although this is certainly a standard operating procedure for Microsoft). But something is odd, if not rotten, in the state of Netcraft.

UDS: Here it comes

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: Guess what folks, its coming to that time again…you got it - Ubuntu Developer Summit time!!

Review: Sabayon Linux 3.4a

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Linux

raiden's realm: Sabayon Linux is a distribution that seeks to take the Linux desktop and put an artistic spin to it that other distributions don’t have. Their motto of “when art meets inspiration” speaks highly to this desire. But what makes Sabayon stand out from all the rest?

Begrudging admission: Puppy Linux rocks

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Linux

Motho ke motho ka botho: I never tried it because I couldn’t get past the chihuahua mascot, but I spun it up this afternoon, and Puppy Linux gets a huge gold star from me.

Which is the best file system for solid state disks?

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Linux

lkmltimes: Richard Ballantyne asked on LKML: “What file system that is already in the linux kernel do people recommend I use for my laptop that now contains a solid state disk?”

Open source is apolitical

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: This week a number of thinkers tried to pigeonhole open source inside political philosophy. Thankfully they all failed. Why do so many people try to play “capture the flag” with it?

Production of low-cost laptop to start in September

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OLPC

engineering news: The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project will start mass production of its first laptop model, the OLPC XO, in September, says chief technology officer Mary Lou Jepson.

Why Sabayon isn’t Gentoo

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Linux
Gentoo

theopensourceactivist: Sabayon is considered ‘close’ to Gentoo, but not necessarily ‘very close’ (atleast in my view). The reason for this is because Sabayon uses its own versions of some pretty major packages.

Building Your own Custom Linux PC

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Hardware

thecredence.com: Hardware compatibility was a major issue with Linux some years ago, but it's quite safe to say that we have gone past that point. Almost all major hardware components have Linux drivers available, and they can be used without much hassle. So lets build a Perfect Custom Linux PC.

LightScribe disc labeler for GNU/Linux

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Software

linux.com: LightScribe technology, which allows users to etch labels directly onto CDs and DVDs, finally arrived on GNU/Linux in late 2006. LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux (4L) was released in October 2006, with Hewlett-Packard's LightScribe business unit releasing its own Simple Labeler a month later.

I'm sweet sixteen and ready to party in Turkey

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: Not me personally Smile I am more than twice that age. My sixteen year old is the Linux Kernel that Linus Torvalds presented on the 25th of August 1991. To celebrate this auspicious event the Chamber of Electrical Engineer's and the Turkish Linux Users Club is having a party right here in Ankara!

Gentoo Infrastructure Press Release - Nuthatch Analysis & Cleanup completed

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Infrastructure team has completed its analysis of the recent exploitation attempts as well as the majority of the cleanup. The forensic analysis has revealed that while attempts were made, none were successful in compromising the machine nor in disclosing private information.

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