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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 8:35pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 8:34pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 8:33pm
Story Red Hat confuses Linux users with latest Fedora moves Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 8:16pm
Story Mozilla Delivers Firefox Developer Edition Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 7:26pm
Story Franklin Weng: The strength behind open source is the strength of contributing Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Tiny Raspberry Pi A+ SBC goes for $20 Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 7:14pm
Story A 'proprietary' Linux would have cost $1 trillion & 8,000 person-years Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 6:31pm
Story Why all software needs a license Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 6:15pm
Story You Can't Trust Closed-Source Code - Germany Agrees Roy Schestowitz 10/11/2014 - 5:53pm

Windows Vista Ultimate A Review from an Ubuntu linux User

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Microsoft

businessgeeks.org: I’ve been an Ubuntu Linux user since the Breezy Badger days of Ubuntu and ever since that day I installed Ubuntu Linux, I never looked back into using Microsoft Windows or any its variants. With a license copy in my possession, I figured I’d take Windows Vista on a drive for the next couple of weeks and see if it really what people say about it.

Fonality Sends Open Source Relief to US Gulf Coast

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Hardware

thevarguy.com: Fonality, which specializes in open source phone systems, is answering the U.S. Gulf Coast’s call for help following Hurricane Ike. Fonality CEO Chris Lyman (pictured) had a rather intriguing disaster recovery idea following a chat with The VAR Guy. Here’s the scoop.

When Dia saved my Day

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Software

ogmaciel.com: I want to believe that I have done a decent job at juggling all the tasks I have been assigned, even if it means to do my school assignments while I eat lunch, as I did today! The assignment for my database design class consisted in turning some user requirements of a pretend dog trainning business into a real entity relational diagram.

Canonical CTO bites back at Linux Plumbers Conference keynote

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Matt Zimmerman, CTO of Canonical, is unhappy with Greg Kroah-Hartman, one of the Linux kernel maintainers, because of Kroah-Hartman's keynote at the Linux Plumbers Conference. The keynote, described elsewhere as a reworking a June presentation, makes a number of claims about Canonical's activity in the community, presenting various tables which showed Canonical not making many upstream patches and concluding "Canonical doesn't give back to the community".

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Doesn't Need Slick Marketing

  • From Ghana to Wall Street: The Linux End User Summit
  • I want a real Linux and Mac version of Chrome
  • Portrait: LinuxToday managing editor Carla Schroder
  • Reports: Microsoft to End Effort With Seinfeld and Gates
  • Bob Dylan using Drupal
  • Open-Source Alternatives To Microsoft Office, Part II
  • Upstart Seeks To Overthrow OpenOffice
  • High-end developers choose commercial Linux
  • Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop - all in one desktop application for openSUSE
  • 160 hours left to register for the openSUSE board election
  • The Open Source Home Business Model - Beyond Installfests
  • Lenovo’s New Servers: Novell Beats Red Hat to the Punch
  • X11 Connection Rejected Because of Wrong Authentication Error
  • The $75, one watt laptop
  • Linux and the Enterprise Desktop, Revisited
  • 3-D virtual reality environment developed at UC San Diego helps scientists innovate

Rhythmbox, Gnome music awesomeness

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Amarok sure inspires a lot of KDE-envy for Gnome users. Unfortunately, it doesn’t fit in well in Gnome: it’s written for a different desktop environment, uses a whole different toolkit, and requires a lot of extra libraries to run. Luckily, there’s a great Gnome-based alternative: Rhythmbox.

Wolfie get’s his Glorious Day

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Moz/FF
  • Mock-Ups Available for Notices (previously was EULA)

  • Wolfie get’s his Glorious Day
  • Mozilla to remove Firefox EULA
  • Ubuntu browsers Javascript benchmark

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install Adobe AIR in Ubuntu

  • Tune TCP/IP setting using sysctl
  • How to use Magic System Request Keys in Ubuntu Linux
  • Lazy umount
  • Create Random Blank Files
  • MySql basics CentOs 5
  • Implement load-balancing, port forwarding, and rate-limiting with shd-tcp-tools
  • HOWTO : Ubuntu eee on ASUS Eee PC 701
  • Streamlined Perl Number Matching Script For Unix Or Linux

Happy Birthday Linux

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Linux

Sun sends out global call for open source support

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OSS

networkworld.com: Networking giant Sun has called on its employees and community members to promote the importance and benefits of open source technologies. Sun has made the call as part of its sponsorship of Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 20, 2008.

Greg Kroah-Hartman’s Linux Ecosystem

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Linux

mdzlog.wordpress: As the opening keynote at the Linux Plumbers Conference, Greg Kroah-Hartman delivered a talk entitled “The Linux Ecosystem, where do you fit in it?“ There were, let’s say, a few elements of it which I found objectionable. The central issue, of course, was that he devoted a large portion of the talk to showing that Canonical contributes fewer patches to the Linux kernel than many other companies.

Are Open Source Violations Lurking in Your Code?

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OSS

pcworld.com: IT organizations that feel safe from open source licensing violations might be wise to check their code, as open source components are rapidly seeping into applications by way of offshore and in-house developers taking open source shortcuts, as well as a growing population of open source-savvy grads entering the workforce.

Richard Stallman talks

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Interviews
OSS

guiodic.wordpress: I interviewed RMS on GNU 25th anniversary, Google Chrome, non-free software sharing, GNU/Linux on netbooks and free-as-in-freedom drivers.

Novell Chief Uses Linux Desktop

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SUSE

informationweek.com: Novell CEO Ronald Hovsepian said Wednesday that he uses a Linux-based desktop while on the job and that Novell's use of open source software internally "has saved the company a lot of money." Hovsepian made the comments as he delivered a keynote presentation at the Interop technology conference and exhibition in New York.

10 things Linux does better than Windows

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you tallied up the strengths and weaknesses of Linux and Windows, which OS would come out ahead? According to Jack Wallen, superiority in security, flexibility, interoperability, community, and command-line power (among other things) put Linux well ahead. See if you agree with his assessment.

Myths of Linux - People don't care about licensing

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OSS

gnuru.org: I care about the licensing of the software I use, not because of some philosophical principle, but because I got sick and tired of having the thumbscrews put on me by proprietary software companies.

Cortex-A8 gaming handheld runs Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxdevices.com: OpenPandora.org will start taking orders this month for its developer-friendly Linux-based handheld gaming device. Set to ship in November, the $330 device runs Angstrom Linux on an ARM Cortex-A8 processor with OpenGL 2.0 graphics and a 4.3-inch, 800x480 touchscreen.

5 Great iTunes Replacements for Managing iPod in Linux

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Software

junauza.com: We all love the iPod, but sadly, Apple is still not kind enough to provide an iPod manager for those of us who use Linux. However, this is not really a big issue nowadays as there are other means to manage your iPod under Linux. Thanks to these excellent free and open source media players that are certified to handle your iPod the way iTunes can.

Tracking Linux CPU Performance Statistics

computingtech.blogspot: Each system-wide Linux performance tool provides different ways to extract similar statistics. Although no tool displays all the statistics, some of the tools display the same statistics.

Fedora 10's Plymouth Might Prevent Boot

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: There’s a new feature coming in Fedora 10 that is going to be very apparent to users trying the F10 Beta as their first introduction to the release. Plymouth uses X modesetting to drop the aging rhgb graphical boot engine in favor of a sleeker, faster system. However, the feature doesn’t work seamlessly for every video chipset.

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