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KNewStuff with Goya

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jpwhiting.blogspot: KHotNewstuff2 is going to be using Goya (once it moves out of kdereview and into kdeui on the 19th). So I wanted to let everyone see the new ui a bit and get some feedback.

Amarok Review

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50webs.org: Since Amarok 2 is on its way with all the fuss around it and the currently stable 1.4.9.1 version will probably be the last in the 1.x series, I decided to make a review of the last stable Amarok.

gNewSense 2.0 (deltah) Review

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: So gNewSense 2.0 came out a few days ago as the gNewSense crew is tracking Ubuntu LTS releases. Of course, the bad part is that there is no upgrade path from gNewSense 1.0 to 2.0.

today's leftovers

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  • XUbuntu - Day 1

  • Live upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy
  • Ubuntu hits mainstream Italian television
  • How Ubuntu saved me a Bomb of money!
  • Victory: Skype withdraws appeals case, judgement from lower court accepted
  • The Bilski oral arguments - Groklaw member webster attended
  • OLPC Australia: XO targeting education and definitely NO Windows
  • OLPC: First Week at the two Test Schools
  • Linux Tip: Tighten Up Security And Disable SSH Login For Root Account
  • Book review: The power of group sharing
  • a beginners linux distro
  • Asus Eee PC And NX
  • NASA ditches Itanic for new Xeon-based w/ Suse Linux
  • The Curse of Open Source License Proliferation
  • Few Words on LaTex Fonts
  • VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code
  • Linux in Under 5 Minutes
  • How Fresh is the CPAN?
  • Using a wiki for FOSS application documentation

Declaration of Lindependence

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lin08.wordpress: When in the course of digital events, it becomes necessary for the people to dissolve the proprietary bonds which have connected them with their computer operating systems and other proprietary software.

What Can We Learn from the MySQL Saga?

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computerworlduk.com: It seems appropriate that Sweden, the original home of MySQL, should be part of the ancient Norse territories, for the MySQL open/closed code story is threatening to turn into a saga as long and as complex as Njal's.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Discover user guides and manuals within your linux system

  • Configuring Folding@home for Linux
  • Synchronize your databases with SqlSync
  • hideous gtk themes in kde4 sessions
  • How to Install Your Graphics Drivers Under Linux
  • How To Find Out If ISP Is Throttling BitTorrent Traffic
  • How to prevent Linux man pages from clearing after you quit reading
  • How To select fastest mirror in Ubuntu

GNU and FSF News for May 2008

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advogato.org: Skype fought the GPL and the GPL won. The OLPC XO project abandons free software just as RMS switches to an XO; RMS not happy. New monthly newsletters from the FSF and FSFE. GNOME and KDE want to have a joint development conference in 2009.

OpenSolaris 2008.05: Not quite there

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techiemoe.com: This is one OS that pretty much came out of the blue. The last time I looked at Sun Microsystems' Solaris was waaay back when the only free option was Solaris "Express" beta builds.

ArchLinux User

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8ez.com/drsmall/blog: As of Monday, May 4th, 2008, I completely wiped my perfectly healthy Ubuntu installation, where there was no problems, no errors, I had all the software I wanted, everything worked, the system looked beautiful, and overwrote it all with ArchLinux. That was a huge step of fear, uncertainty and doubt…

Linux: A Search Engine’s View

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hehe2.net: In May’s issue of Linux Journal, their segment “LJ Index” featured some tidbits or trends about which countries are actually Googling “Linux.” It is always interesting where Linux is gaining public interest, which countries are falling behind.

OOo stuff

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OOo
  • Review: OpenOffice.org Beta Fails the Office 2007 Test

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta shrugs off X11
  • Having different layout and page numbering within a document
  • Test Drive OpenOffice 3 Beta in Ubuntu
  • OpenOffice.org, Now Home to Attractive Release Notes

Mandriva One it is

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jmcg.livejournal: I replaced the Mepis 6 partition with Mandriva One. The laptop is a dual boot with Win XP which I need to retain because of the accounting application I use for my small business. The problem was that the new naming scheme for hard drives has made a mess of what used to be a simple procedure.

Review: openSUSE 11 Beta 2

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ostoolbox.blogspot: openSUSE 11 is currently in beta still, and will be officially released in June. I downloaded and installed it using the KDE 4 LiveCD, but was rather disappointed with what I saw.

Also: Review: openSUSE 11 Beta2

CNR supports Linux Mint, adds Weatherbug

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desktoplinux.com: Linspire has upgraded its CNR.com (Click'N'Run) download site for Linux software to support the Ubuntu-based, consumer-friendly Linux Mint distribution. CNR.com will also add a Linux version of Weatherbug's weather service, which offers live, local weather information and severe weather alerts.

Also: Pinheads and Patriots

Ubuntu 8.04: Upgrade or clean install?

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linux.com: Which path should you follow? Should you take advantage of Ubuntu's package manager and use it to upgrade your system to the latest 8.04 Hardy Heron release, or should you download a CD or DVD ISO image and do a clean install?

Free software takes on Microsoft Office

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reuters.com: Ninety percent of the users don't need all the functionality that Office provides. More demanding users who don't want to pay may look to Symphony and its cousin, OpenOffice, a package developed by a nonprofit group that includes a database program and drawing software.

Samba 3.2 reflects open source project’s ambivalence toward Microsoft

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blogs.zdnet.com: Samba’s forthcoming version 3.2 release capitalizes on Microsoft’s interoperability commitments while also guarding against patent covenants that threaten the GPL.

Fedora rescuecd vs. Debian netinst

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Software

vsingleton.blogspot: Other than a few obtuse references to some of the features of the Fedora 8 rescuecd, I could not easily figure out how to install Fedora 8 (fc8) in a similar fashion to Debian's netinst installer.

Linux + UMPC = Smokin' Hot

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Hardware

junauza.com: Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC) are so hot right now that major PC manufacturers are competing to create the lightest, fastest and sexiest-looking portable machines imaginable. Most of these emerging sub-notebooks are pre-installed with Linux, and I wasn't surprised.

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GNU/Linux on Desktop/Phone: System76, DeX, Librem

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    The first ever stable release of Pop!_OS is finally here. You can go ahead and download it from this link. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Earlier this year in June, we reported that System76 is creating its own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.
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  • Steps toward a privacy-preserving phone
    What kind of cell phone would emerge from a concerted effort to design privacy in from the beginning, using free software as much as possible? Some answers are provided by a crowdfunding campaign launched in August by Purism SPC, which has used two such campaigns successfully in the past to build a business around secure laptops. The Librem 5, with a five-inch screen and radio chip for communicating with cell phone companies, represents Purism's hope to bring the same privacy-enhancing vision to the mobile space, which is much more demanding in its threats, technology components, and user experience. The abuse of mobile phone data has become a matter of worldwide concern. The capture and sale of personal data by apps is so notorious that it has been covered in USA Today; concerns over snooping contribute to the appeal of WhatsApp (which has topped 1.3 billion users) and other encrypted and privacy-conscious apps. But apps are only one attack vector. I got in touch with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism, to find out what the company is doing to plug the leaks in mobile devices.

Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.