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Story CoreOS Launches Managed Linux Operating System as a Service Rianne Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 12:23am
Story Android Wear review: the everything inbox Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:56pm
Story TI spins Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:54pm
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:48pm
Story Linux Mint 17: Fresh and Long-Lasting Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:42pm
Story Peppermint Five Linux Brings the Cloud to Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:36pm
Story CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:32pm
Story Ubuntu phone release date: on track for 2014 launch Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:25pm
Story 3 open source content management systems compared Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:13pm
Story The People Who Support Linux: Hacking on Linux Since Age 16 Roy Schestowitz 30/06/2014 - 9:08pm

KDE in Korea

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Following our interview covering KDE in Japan last week, we now turn to South Korea. Cho Sung Jae tell us about the Korean KDE Users Group, including some of the problems of using KDE with Korean and just how fast their broadband is.

The Linux Desktop Experience

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Linux

hinesit.com/blog: I think before undertaking the possibility of users, that is, the general public, willingly switching over to Linux the developers of Linux Desktop Applications should take to heart the experiences of the average computer user today.

Also: Will the “12:00 flashers” change Linux?

DPL teams review 2008

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Linux

Steve McIntyre: The first thing I promised to do when I became Debian Project Leader was to initiate a thorough review of Debian's teams. Well, no time like the present! I want to get an accurate, honest assessment of how our central tasks are going and how well (or not!) people are working together in our various teams.

Reiser Guilty of First Degree Murder

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Reiser

insidebayarea.com: Hans Reiser was found guilty today of first-degree murder. Reiser appeared shocked as the verdict was read, he looked at the crowd and then mumbled to the bailiffs as he was led out of the courtroom.

130 Useful Linux Based LiveCD Versions

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Recently a couple people asked me about trying Linux without actually installing it. Obviously the first thing that came to mind is to try versions via LiveCD. While I was fast to mention and provide the LiveCD for Ubuntu Linux, I was asked if there are other versions of Linux. Hopefully this will provide an initial list.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Answering package dependency questions using apt-cache and apt-rdepends

  • Using awk to extract lines in a text file
  • Workaround for Pink Shadows with Compiz
  • Debugging with Nemiver
  • Ricoh webcam under opensuse 10.3 on hp pavilion dv6000
  • Three utilities for automatically converting audio for portable music players
  • Bash Colors
  • Learn to use the openssl command-line program

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Review: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

  • Hardy Heron is hardly a snap
  • Upgrading to Ubunty Hardy: a typical dist-upgrade, so far

DRM and the BBC iPlayer: interview with Paul Battley

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Interviews

In this post Freesoftware Magazine interviews Paul Battley, the man who wrote the program that worked around the DRM loophole at the BBC. No GNU/Linux user needs to be told what DRM (aka Trusted Computing, aka Palladium) is and why it is a thoroughly pernicious and Hydra-headed monster that needs to be slain. I hope to make that the subject of a post in the very near future, but in the meantime here is a quick thumbnail sketch of what happened with the BBC’s iPlayer, to bring you up to speed.

10 Free OSS Security Applications That You Can Trust

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Software

ostatic.com/blogs: Many users of open source software point to the fact that their applications and platforms are more secure than proprietary alternatives simply because they aren't such obvious targets for malware distribution. Here, I'll round up 10 of my favorite choices from their list and discuss what these applications can do for you.

Evolution Of A Linux User

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I don’t consider myself anything more than a Linux user. As such, I am not much different from many others. I have been around personal computers since its early days, so in that sense I am a bit of warrior. This is a personal account of how I came to use Linux.

Open sore on Planet GNOME

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Software
Web

itwire.com: There is an air of disquiet again on Planet GNOME - and once again the reason behind it is the way the site is administered.

Verdict in Hans Reiser murder case — and fate of Reiser4 — imminent

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Reiser

blogs.zdnet.com: As an Alameda County jury continues to deliberate the fate of Hans Reiser, the designer of the Reiser File System for Linux who is accused of murdering his wife in late 2006, a key developer on the Reiser4 project acknowledged he is uncertain about its future.

Should We Boycott Microsoft? Can We?

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Microsoft
OSS

linuxjournal.com: I want to discuss something quite different: whether the open source community should be boycotting Microsoft, and if that is even possible. In part, the trigger for this is Microsoft's recent behaviour during the approval process for its OOXML document format. Now, it seems, Microsoft just can't snuggle up close enough to those cute little open sourcies.

Choosing the Right Desktop Environment

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Software

internetling.com: If you’re in a dilemma, just use this post which quickly describes some of the most popular (though not all) desktop environments and window managers. The desktop environments and WMs listed here can easily be downloaded from your distribution’s respective package management system.

Hrat GNU/Linux - First Armenian Linux Distribution

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Operation System (OS) Linux is not well known in Armenia. Often it is used for internet providers and organizations as server. Linux as desktop for workstations is not far in use here in Armenia.

ubuntu howtos, reviews, and stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour

  • Ubuntu on Windows: Wubi
  • Ubuntu 8.04 - How to Setup the World Clock Applet?
  • Warning: Hardy Heron May Cause Linux Addiction
  • Hardy Heron: Best Distro Ever?
  • How-to: Get Audacity working after a Hardy upgrade
  • Putting Ubuntu 8.04 through the ultimate usability test
  • Extended Display on the MacBook (with xorg.conf) : Ubuntu 8.04
  • Stream media from ubuntu to your ps3
  • If my kid doesn’t like Linux now…
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu - from a Windows guy’s perspective
  • Ubuntu Open Week is here!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 250

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at ASUS Eee PC 900

  • News: Ubuntu release day, Debian Weekly News, openSUSE beta testing, Fedora feature list, OpenSolaris release candidate, interviews with Mark Shuttleworth and Steve McIntyre, BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.04, Damn Small Linux 4.3
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.3, openSUSE 11.0 Beta 2
  • New distributions: ForLex, eAR OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

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Security

maketecheasier.com: When a seasoned Windows user first migrates to Linux, the first question is always “where is the anti-virus?” I have been asked this question countless time and were always given the “you are lying to me” kind of look when I told them that they don’t need anti-virus software in Linux.

Debian: We're not looking for commercial fortune

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Linux
Interviews

zdnet.co.uk: The Debian GNU/Linux operating system continues to generate interest from developers around the world, keen to sign up and contribute code to the open-source project now in its 15th year.

Quick look at Fedora

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Linux

laserjock.wordpress: Lately I’ve been messing around with Fedora. I’ve been using and developing Ubuntu for over 2 years and I decided to take a little break and try something different. Fedora 8 was really pretty nice. I was very pleasantly surprised to find in Fedora 8 a quick and responsive OS.

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Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel. According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.
  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs
    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus." New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list
    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL). In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.
  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll
    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.” In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”
  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0
    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.

Security: Let’s Encrypt, Updates, Google, DHS, Adobe