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A mobile Linux reporter’s notebook

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Software

Dana Blankenhorn: A great mobile Linux device starts with a set of requirements. It’s not enough to say, oh we’ll use Prizm or we’ll build it with Qtopia, the LiMo stack, OpenMoko or Android. Those are how questions. They’re about the developer. Let’s look at it instead from the user’s point of view.

And so…Gartner has finally joined the bandwagon

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: So today I read that Gartner has finally jumped on the Open Source bandwagon. I honestly thought this was a hold over April Fools joke. Seriously. I distinctly remember Gartners’ take on open source being a slight guffaw at best.

How Open Source (Ideas) Can Win the War and Save the Auto Industry

I am often dismayed by the misappropriation of the term open source. Companies apply the term to products that are free though not open source. It’s a classic marketing maneuver to leverage that already has broad recognition.

Finding the right open-source savvy lawyer

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OSS

linux-watch.com: Some days, like it or not, you need a lawyer. For most business purposes, picking the right law firm isn't usually that big of a deal.

Succession Matters for Linux (and everyone else)

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OS

aplawrence.com: At Linux in the long run I expressed the opinion that Linux in general could suffer when Linus Torvalds steps aside or dies. That opinion is generally unpopular with the Linux community, but I think it's defensible.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sharing files in ubuntu using samba to access over your network

  • sshpass - Non-interactive ssh password authentication
  • Getting Evolution to display images in HTML emails
  • viewing man pages with vim
  • Enabling Bluetooth on Ubuntu
  • How to get Virtual Box Working on Linux Mint
  • Howto Use ZIP
  • Convertig text, html, images to PDF format on Ubuntu Linux
  • How to triple boot with Vista/XP/Ubuntu

Gentoo Foundation trustee speaks with LinuxCrazy

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Roy Bamford, the newly elected President of the Gentoo Foundation's trustees, spoke with David Abbott from LinuxCrazy. He talked about recent challenges the Gentoo Foundation faces, among other topics. You can learn about the reinstatement of the foundation, short- and long-term plans, a possible move to the Software Freedom Conservancy and answers to some common questions.

About the AWN dock for Linux

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Software

helium.com: When you first think of Apple, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the dock. If you are not an avid Apple user or just don't know what a dock is, it's the nifty looking application launcher at the bottom of every apple computer. It launches programs and keeps track of opened an minimized ones. The question is are there any great docks to use on the Linux operating system?

The Ubuntu Upgrade is Simple

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Ubuntu

uduzit.wordpress: For those of you in the know about such things, this information may seem a bit behind the curve. I just wish to say that the move from Ubuntu Feisty Fawn to the Gutsy Gibbon version of Ubuntu is totally painless.

Of Distros and Operating Systems: Part Fedora

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Linux

traveller301.wordpress: The install of Fedora goes much faster than the openSUSE install and was very well done. I used the install DVD and chose Gnome (though KDE may be ‘my thing’; or not). Fedora recognized that I had a UPS attached via USB.

Actor Charlton Heston has died at 84

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Obits

news.com.au: Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures went on to become a best-selling author, a contentious Hollywood labor leader, an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84. For us geeks, he is probably best known for barking the order, "Get your paws off me you damn dirty ape!"

Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

QGRUBEditor is a graphical frontend for managing the GRUB bootloader. By using QGRUBEditor, you do not have to mess around with the GRUB configuration in /boot/grub/menu.lst anymore. This article shows how to install and use QGRUBEditor on Ubuntu 7.10.

Etymology of A Linux Distro

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Linux

hehe2.net: Computing is fun! Well at least thats until Microsoft drove it out of the equation. On the flipside of things, there is a whole different world of OS names, some are funny, some are insightful, some are romantic, others are cute, some are too small to fill their creators’ huge egos. So if you ever wondered what your favorite Linux distro means, you will probably find the explanation here:

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • getting XV on the projector

  • Troubleshooting To Find The Bottleneck On Unix and Linux
  • Image::ExifTool
  • How to Backup Linux Mandriva 2008 Tutorial
  • How to Fix Firefox Custom Dictionary on Ubuntu
  • Apturl in Ubuntu
  • Using your computer as your alarm clock
  • Kubuntu EVE Online Linux Tips

Fedora 9 KDE Rawhide Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix.com: The beta of Fedora 9 was released just short of two weeks ago, but the Fedora Project has released new Rawhide snapshots of Fedora in its live form. No installation DVDs are being made available due to bugs, but there are 2008-04-04 Rawhide snapshots for both the GNOME and KDE LiveCDs.

Commercial, Professional, and Community Open Source: Resolving the Naming Confusion

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OSS

riehle.org: As a researcher, imprecise naming bothers me. The general confusion around the terms commercial open source, professional open source, and community open source warrants closer analysis.

What mobile Linux is missing

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: While lots of people (including Paula) were ga-ga over the promise of mobile Linux as exhibited at Intel’s Developer Forum in Shanghai, I couldn’t help noticing that the devices shown were uglier than Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

A hard time with Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: It's still officially a beta at this point and I've been religiously applying the updates when they show up. Fortunately, this time around, none of the updates have forced me to reinstall Ubuntu like I had to the last time. But that still doesn't mean the adventuring is over. No, not by a long shot. Where do I start?

Firefox 3 vs. Safari 3

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Moz/FF

daringfireball.net: After a few weeks in the arms of Firefox 3 betas, I’ve returned to Safari as my daily browser. Unsurprisingly, it’s the interface that drove me back.

Deli Linux

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Linux

distasis.com: I've tried running Linux on and off on my home machines over the years. Being a programmer and not a network administrator, I've always found it difficult to get Linux to install. The distribution I settled on was Deli Linux. Some of the other small distributions I tried wouldn't even install or run on my machine.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
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