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|Story||Supporting third-party keys in a Secure Boot world||srlinuxx||28/02/2013 - 4:37am|
|Story||Listening to music on the desktop with Clementine||srlinuxx||28/02/2013 - 4:36am|
|Story||A swan song from this departing open source blogger||srlinuxx||28/02/2013 - 4:34am|
|Story||Michael Meeks about LibreOffice 4.0||srlinuxx||28/02/2013 - 4:33am|
|Story||Bodhi Linux "Friends and Family" Edition||srlinuxx||28/02/2013 - 4:31am|
|Story||9 Linux podcasts you should follow||srlinuxx||27/02/2013 - 10:52pm|
|Story||Fuduntu: An Innovative Old Linux Revisited||srlinuxx||27/02/2013 - 10:49pm|
linuxmaniax.blogspot: A brief review of the history of Unix will place in context much of the terminology and philosophy of this operating system. Terms like Linux, GNU, Unix, Gnome, Free Software, and Free and Open Source Software get bandied around, often with little understanding and usually with much misunderstanding.
pcworld blogs: I spent some time today with Palm's not-yet-released Foleo at the LinuxWorld conference here in San Francisco. Due out this summer, the $600 not-quite-a-laptop device is small and light and might be of interest for some Treo-using mobile professionals, but most people would likely be much better served by a regular notebook.
- Linux-Microsoft Lovefest at LinuxWorld Expo
- How to have some fun with Strigi and Xesam queries
- Dell, Ubuntu and My Dad
- Linux will never make it on the desktop...
- Time for a Free Software Business Initiative
- FOSS and the philosophers
- OpenOffice.org Certification
- Video tip from RHCEs: Kickstarting with Dell
- HP Looks to Linux for Tomorrow's Datacenter
- Ubuntu Certified Professional
linux.com: The free electronic program guide (EPG) data that Zap2it Labs currently provides to many MythTV users is scheduled to shut down on September 1. Today MythTV users learned how much a replacement service offered by Schedules Direct (SD) will cost.
lxpages: What is so special about screen? It can multiply one shell prompt into several allowing you to run IRC on first window, Vi on the second, Reading man pages on third, browsing sites via Lynx on fourth and reading your emails on 5th window and so on.
LWN: The 126.96.36.199 stable kernel update is out. "This release has a lot of bugfixes and some security updates so all users of the 2.6.22 series should update to it."
Also: CFS Cleanups
LinuxWorld (computerworld): In this interview, Linux Torvalds talks about why he released the code, offers his views on Microsoft Corp. and says the future belongs to open source.
mitchell's blog: Recently a Mozilla observer and contributor asked why Firefox isn't treated as a typical for-profit, commercial effort, and why we are giving up the chance to get rich. This is a great topic for discussion, I'm glad it was raised. I've got a very strong opinion on this, and am quite interested in what others think.
Also: New Mozilla working group aims to simplify enterprise Firefox deployment
c|net blogs: Google and Microsoft are at it again. But this time Google is attacking Microsoft for threatening Linux users for patent violations. Microsoft is deathly afraid of Google. But Microsoft's fear of Google goes far beyond Linux and open source.
Also: Open Source's Next Steps
And: It's not about Windows, dammit!
internetnews.com: At the heart of many open source debates is the issue of licensing. Is one license better than the other? Is a particular open license actually open source? In the final analysis, according to a panel at LinuxWorld, it may not matter at all.
linuxdevices: "Linux is the launching pad you need to stand on to be productive," said Nokia's open source director, Ari Jaaksi, at LinuxWorld Wednesday. "We have never managed to bring out a product in such a short time, with so few resources," he added, referring to Nokia's Linux-based Internet tablets.
And: Linux emerging as new power in mobile OS
Linux by Example: You can grep multiple lines before or after matching the keywords. Here is a simple tips, that what I discover grep capable of.
And: run-parts scripts: a note about naming
And: Strong Passwords Made Easy
Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components
linux.com: The Golden Penguin Bowl is a perennial LinuxWorld event frequented by inner-circle types and shunned by the humorless. The format is simple: two teams, the Geeks and the Nerds, answer a series of not-serious technical and movie/TV trivia questions and possibly engage in other feats of derring-do, such as a robot face-off. One team wins, the other team loses.
groklaw: An attendee, Lee Welburn, at the meeting yesterday in Australia regarding whether or not to approve OOXML as an ISO standard has sent me his notes. I am publishing them as is, without any editing except for making urls clickable, so keep in mind that these are notes taken live.
Also: Little progress in states' ODF considerations
FreeSoftware Mag: One popular screensaver in Ubuntu is “Floating Ubuntu”, which displays a number of Ubuntu logos floating around the screen. I thought that it would probably be easy to customize it and have an image of my choice floating around instead. Unfortunately, screensavers in Ubuntu are not configurable using the GUI so I had to hack the screensaver myself. Here’s how I did it.
ZDNet: Customers who live in the UK will have to pay over one-third more than customers in the US for exactly the same machine, according to detailed analysis by ZDNet.co.uk.
internetnews: Make no mistake about it. Red Hat is a key part of the Linux world, even though you won't find the company on the exhibition floor at LinuxWorld. Not officially at least.
Also: Red Hat small business desktops available in Australia early 2008
infoworld: The computing world will be dominated by two ideas, open and closed, and two platforms, Linux and Windows, according to Zemlin, speaking at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
linux.com: First it was called DTV, then Democracy Player, and now it is Miro. Whatever you call it, the Mozilla-based, cross-platform, open source video player is now in public release. Miro differs from playback front ends like VLC by offering integrated content-finding and content-management tools.