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Python 3.0 appears, strangles 2.x compatibility

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Software

theregister.co.uk: Python 3.0 is out now. The latest version makes some major changes to the popular programming language, and it's incompatible with version 2.x releases.

Open Source and Free Puppies

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OSS

buytaert.net: Seth Gottlieb reported that Annie Weinberger of Interwoven, a proprietary CMS vendor, launched some good old Open Source FUD comparing Open Source to a free puppy. Puppy analogies -- especially those with free puppies -- are powerful stuff.

The Mozilla Community Store is here!

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Moz/FF
Web

blog.mozilla.com: This morning we announced the launch of the Mozilla Community Store, a new open source approach to our t-shirt creation process that allows anyone to submit their original designs and make them publicly available for purchase.

Hands-on: OpenSolaris 2008.11 a major step forward for Sun

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OS

arstechnica.com: The OpenSolaris development community launched version 2008.11, its second release ever, Wednesday. It's still not capable of replacing Linux on the desktop, but it shows promise.

Fedora 10: A Mini Review

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Linux

bobbo.me.uk: I have used Ubuntu exclusively for almost 2 years now. In that time I have very rarely had contact with other distros. But with the release of both Fedora 10 and VMWare 6.5, what better time is there to check out the latest release from the Fedora team?

The five stages of community open source engagement

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I wrote recently that the “five ages of vendor-led open source revenue strategies” I’d come up with wasn’t suitable for vendors that build a business around community-led projects.

Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 review

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Linux

itreviews.co.uk: As part of a survival toolkit, Damn Small Linux could be something of a saviour. Earlier this year, this writer used a previous release of the distribution to excise a couple of gigabytes of files from an otherwise-locked-down Vista installation.

Open source is dying -- or maybe it isn't

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OSS

Bill Snyder: Put three geeks in a room and it won't take long to start an argument. Well, analyst Dennis Byron, veteran open-source exec Stuart Cohen, and ex-Microsoft developer Keith Curtis weren't exactly in the same room, but all three have provocative opinions about the future of software in general and of open source in particular.

10 common mistakes made by Linux users

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: There are a few ubiquitous mistakes which a lot of Linux admins make while administering a Linux box. If kept in mind, these mistakes can be avoided to keep a smooth work flow.

The LXF Benchmark: Desktop environments

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Software

linuxformat.co.uk: Which Linux/Unix desktop environment will make you work and play faster? Marco Fioretti gets benchmarking to find out what's leading the pack, and what needs to go on a diet. On the scales: Gnome, KDE and Xfce, along with their file managers, terminals and text editors...

Open source does not need new buzzwords

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: At Springsource’s winter getaway this week, Forrester Research vice president John Rymer coined a clever new term to make the open source argument.

Quickly share your screenshots with JShot

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Software

linux.com: With the JShot screen capture and uploader utility, you can quickly put all or part of your screen on the Web and send a URL to it to a friend. JShot is free for noncommercial use, and is great when you want to show people a screen capture and don't want to have to deal with file names and upload permissions.

Opera 10 alpha claims Acid3 perfection

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Software

news.cnet.com: Thirteen-year-old Opera has been the perennial underdog in the browser wars, but Opera 10 alpha brings some unexpected firepower to the field. Unlike any other browser on the market, Opera 10 will comply fully with the Acid3 test.

IBM Virtual Desktop Bundles Lotus, Ubuntu Linux, to Freeze Out Microsoft

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Linux

eweek.com: IBM teams with Ubuntu provider Canonical and virtual desktop software maker Virtual Bridges on a bundle that lets systems administrators deliver open source Linux and Lotus messaging and collaboration software to desktops and workstations across remote offices.

Firefox Nightly Beats Chrome in Speed, Webkit Beats Both

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Moz/FF

linuxhaxor.net: We already knew that Firefox nighty beats Chrome in speed, the gap is getting wider with the latest Firefox builds (3.2a1pre). On the other hand webkit developers are quietly tweaking away its SquirrelFish engine for javascript speed increase.

Does Google Have a Secret OS?

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Google

internetnews.com: Net Applications noticed something unusual with stats from Google.com. One-third were unrecognized even though Net Applications' sensors can detect all major operating systems. Some Silicon Valley watchers think they know: the long-rumored software-as-a-service-oriented Google OS.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OOo 3.0 and its new ugly splash screen

  • Fedora a bust, Back to running OpenSuse 11
  • How To Migrate From Evolution To Thunderbird
  • Move Over Open Source, Lean Software is the New Black for Developers
  • Sun patches at least 14 bugs in Java
  • GNOME 2.25.2 Released
  • A 1968 computer demo that changed people’s lives
  • FAIL: Docx plugins and interoperability solutions
  • Indian GNU/Linux advocate and independent FOSS consultant Raj Mathur
  • Linux Void - Episode 14 - Snow
  • Spectrum ZX81 case-modded into Ubuntu PC
  • Will open source still love you when I’m 64?
  • Is It Windows Or Linux Or Both?
  • An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3
  • So, really, where is all the disk space going?
  • Linux Newb: Day 2: Getting everything I need
  • New Firefox extension turns Amazon.com into illegal free-for-all

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bidirectional filesystem syncing - DirSync Pro vs. Unison

  • How to change or rename user name and UID (user-id)
  • Set Operations in the Unix Shell Simplified
  • How to Set a Static IP address in Ubuntu 8.10
  • TIP: Switching Soundcards In Ubuntu
  • A Windows start alternative for Ubuntu
  • Download,Extract Audio From YouTube Videos
  • Producing an EBook Cover With POVRay and Inkscape
  • Filenames by Design, Part Three
  • Analyzing TCP Disconnects On Linux Or Unix
  • Using Network File System in Ubuntu
  • Bash Completition on Gentoo
  • The understated usefulness of SSH, part 1

KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly

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KDE

earthweb.com: If the first beta of KDE 4.2 is any indication, then the final release of the popular GNU/Linux desktop should be the release in which KDE 4 comes into its own.

The Pros and Cons of Using Joomla!

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Software

computersight.com: Joomla! is a content management system you can use to build websites faster than you ever imagined.

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OSS Leftovers

  • After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program
    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
  • Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
    Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming, recommendations and machine learning, big data, content encoding, studio technology, internal engineering tools, and other Netflix workloads. Titus offers a convenient model for managing compute resources, allows developers to maintain just their application artifacts, and provides a consistent developer experience from a developer’s laptop to production by leveraging Netflix container-focused engineering tools.
  • Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source
    On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source.
  • Lumina Networks on delivering open source SDN
    What kinds of companies should consider open source SDN, and what are the associated challenges in using such open source deployments? Lumina Networks has unrivalled expertise in working with customers and partners to deliver implementations, and explains its processes and outlines the benefits of using open source SDN.
  • Luxoft launches PELUX 1.0 open source platform for automotive
    Luxoft’s automotive division has launched PELUX 1.0, an open source platform available to developers. This has been developed from its PELUX software suite as used by carmakers and tier 1 suppliers to build converged infotainment, autonomous driving, communication, HMI and car body control systems.
  • Dev Preview: MongoDB Enterprise Running on OpenShift
    In order to compete and get products to market rapidly, enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their business logic and users instead of infrastructure and interoperability. This key ability separates successful projects from those which drown themselves in tangential work which never stops. In this blog post, we’ll cover MongoDB’s general PaaS and cloud enablement strategy as well as touch upon some new features of Red Hat’s OpenShift which enable you to run production-ready MongoDB clusters. We’re also excited to announce the developer preview of MongoDB Enterprise Server running on OpenShift. This preview allows you to test out how your applications will interact with MongoDB running on OpenShift.
  • Is Open Source The AI Nirvana for Intel? [Ed: openwashing a malicious company using buzzwords and urban myths]
  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
    Recently I really got interested to learn Go, and to be honest I found it to be a beautiful language. I personally feel that it has that performance boost factor from a static language background and easy prototype and get things done philosophy from dynamic language background. The real inspiration to learn Go was these amazing number of tools written and the ease with which these tools perform although they seem to be quite heavy. One of the good examples is Docker. So I thought I would write some utility for fun, I have been using fortune, this is a Linux utility which gives random quotes from a database. I thought let me write something similar but let me do something with jokes, keeping this mind I was actually searching for what can I do and I landed up on jokes about Chuck Norris or as we say it facts about him. I landed up on chucknorris.io they have an API which can return different jokes about Chuck, and there it was my opportunity to put something up and I chose Go for it.

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