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Toshiba's first netbook offering arrives

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: TOSHIBA HAS ANNOUNCED today the joyous occasion of the arrival of the NB100 – the company’s first netbook product. This versatile little netbook will be powered by the Intel Atom CPU and comes with Linux Ubuntu 8.04 or MS Windows XP Home Edition.

Does Linux Lag Windows? If So, Why? Part 1

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: It's often claimed that Linux is not as prepared for the desktop as MS Windows (hereafter called just "Windows") is. I'd like to compare the time-lines for some parts of the Desktop systems to figure out whether that's true and if so, why it might be.

Linux Terminal Emulation Graphics capabilities

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Software

computingtech.blogspot: The most important part of terminal emulation is how it displays information on the monitor. When you hear the phrase ‘‘text mode,’’ the last thing you’d think to worry about is graphics. However, even the most rudimentary dumb terminals supported some method of screen manipulation.

PCMan: An Alternative File Manager For Linux

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Software

linuxprimetime.com: I had been mostly using Nautilus as my primary file manager and i was a bit sick to be honest from using it, Nautilus is very basic and a bit heavy file manager. So I was searching for a file manager that was both light weight, had a simple interface and loads of features.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Promises New Life for Office Software

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OOo

ostatic.com: OpenOffice.org is in an unenviable place. Office suites -- word processors, spreadsheets, presentations and the ilk -- are utilitarian, complex bundles of software. They are a necessity of modern life, used daily by individuals and businesses all over the world.

Unreal Tournament 3 Running On Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: For those Linux gamers that have been waiting almost a year to play Unreal Tournament 3, it looks like that day is finally getting close.

Breaking News: Googlephone to Debut on September 23

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Google

junauza.com: It's official. Telecom giant T-Mobile will hold a press conference in New York this September 23 to announce the very first Android-powered mobile phone, the HTC Dream. The highly anticipated phone is expected to be in the hands of consumers this October.

Getting the Ugly out of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

techwarelabs.com: Canonical's Ubuntu has brought a new definition of “ease of use” to the Linux community. For those readers that have made the jump: you may have noticed that the default color theme and window decorations are somewhat... ugly. This article will give you a crash course in how to improve your Ubuntu.

Workbench Linux distro is a workhorse for software developers

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Linux

linux.com: If you develop applications using FOSS tools, Workbench is an ideal distro for you. In addition to packing a gamut of development tools, the distro also bundles everyday apps and eye candy, so you can use it on your desktop as well.

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.

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  • Audacity 2.2.2 Released with a Stack of New Features & Improvements
    This update also builds upon the major changes introduced in the release of Audacity 2.2.0 last year, as well that of the minor 2.2.1 update earlier this year.
  • Geary Email Client Mails Out a Bug Fix Update
    A new version of the Geary email client for Linux desktops is available to download. Although a (relative) minor update when compared to the huge Geary 0.12 release last year, Geary 0.12.1 is worthwhile. The update solves a stack of crashes and server compatibility issues, while also updating translations in the interface and user manual to ensure as many people can use Geary as possible.
  • GNOME Photos – An Elegant Alternative for Organizing and Sharing Photos
    How many GNU/Linux photo managers do you know have a beautiful UI for browsing photos and organizing them into collections coupled with inbuilt editing tools and cloud integration? This one goes by the name of GNOME Photos. GNOME Photos is a simple and yet elegant photo management app with which you can organize, share, and intuitively edit your photos on your Linux workstation. It features a file manager-like environment for easy navigation and cloud integration via GNOME Online Accounts.
  • Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps
    Let’s deal with the issue of cost up front. Every single application featured in this article is available to download without payment. This, in itself, helps to keep IT costs within a tight budget. And cost can be a very important driver when seeking an IT solution for firms – particularly for freelancers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, and educational establishments. Naturally, these types of people and organizations will have some sort of IT budget. From a business perspective, open source business applications won’t necessarily be zero cost. Using unfamiliar software entails training costs for a firm — the costs are not limited to time itself. And then there’s the expense of obtaining support for the software, or even hiring development time to customize certain aspects of the software to add additional functionality. Off-the-shelf software is unlikely to completely address a company’s needs. But if a proprietary solution is sought, it’s likely that this development will be more expensive. It is sometimes thought that Linux software cannot rival Microsoft applications in a commercial setting because the strength of Linux comes from its price. In fact, Linux’s strength derives from other considerations such as flexibility, stability, security, cutting-edge technology, and ease of use. Additionally, the virtues of open source software are invaluable to commercial organizations whatever their size. With full access to source code, companies can easily develop extensions to the software, tailor made to their own specific needs and requirements. Moreover they are not reliant on the goodwill of a single vendor in order to do business: Linux is about freedom and choice and that is just as important to an organisation as to an individual.
  • Mir's Wayland Support Will Now Let You Drag Around Windows
    I was surprised to learn that up until this week, Mir's initial Wayland support didn't allow for windows of Wayland clients to be moved around the screen. Fortunately, that has now been resolved with allowing window movement to be initiated by Wayland clients running on Mir. Now you can enjoy Qt, GTK apps, and even the Weston Terminal to be moved around the screen. Previously there was just server-side support for moving windows in Wayland while now is client-side support.
  • Nix 2.0 Package Manager Released With A Ton Of Changes
    Nix 2.0 is now available as the latest major update to this functional package manager most commonly associated with the NixOS Linux distribution.
  • KubeVirt v0.3.0-alpha.3: Kubernetes native networking and storage
    First post for quite some time. A side effect of being busy to get streamline our KubeVirt user experience. KubeVirt v0.3.0 was not released at the beginnig of the month. That release was intended to be a little bigger, because it included a large architecture change (to the good). The change itself was amazingly friendly and went in without much problems - even if it took some time. But, the work which was building upon this patch in the storage and network areas was delayed and didn’t make it in time. Thus we skipped the release in order to let storage and network catch up.
  • Top 5 open source projects for 2018
    In our increasingly collaborative world, open source technology is a top trend that is having a major impact on the development and implementation of cutting edge capabilities. Open source is when source code connected to a program is made freely available, giving users the opportunity to make modifications and to share with other users. The common alternative to this is proprietary software, source code that remains under the strict control of an organisation, team or individual, ensuring that the integral code remains private and controlled by its owner.
  • DataTorrent Glues Open Source Componentry with ‘Apoxi’
    Building an enterprise-grade big data application with open source components is not easy. Anybody who has worked with Apache Hadoop ecosystem technology can tell you that. But the folks at DataTorrent say they’ve found a way to accelerate the delivery of secure and scalable big data applications with Apoxi, a new framework they created to stitch together major open source components like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka, in an extensible and pluggable fashion.