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SoftMaker Office 2008 focuses on compatibility with Microsoft Office

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Software

linux.com: The free and open source office suite OpenOffice.org might be a killer app for many, but its inability to properly display documents created in the proprietary Microsoft Office formats hinders its widespread acceptance in multi-OS business environments with many legacy .doc and .xls files. If changing over to an open document format is not an option, try SoftMaker Office.

Open source is not a binary decision at Adobe

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OSS

news.cnet.com: I was fortunate to speak Wednesday on a panel at the Adobe MAX conference. The topic? "Why Open Source, and What Makes the Cut?"

Why doesn't everyone just run Linux?

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Linux

itwire.com: Linux rocks. That's because Linux is reliable, it's versatile, it's robust and it has no licensing fees. So why isn't it mainstream in the desktop world? Here's why.

plasma systray, 4.2

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: So I've talked abut the system tray in 4.2 a few times recently, though mostly in passing. Today we hit a new milestone which marks the system tray area being feature complete for 4.2:

The 7 Deadly Linux Commands

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Linux

junauza.com: If you are new to Linux, chances are you will meet a stupid person perhaps in a forum or chat room that can trick you into using commands that will harm your files or even your entire operating system. To avoid this dangerous scenario from happening, I have here a list of deadly Linux commands that you should avoid.

Nuke boffins plan Penguin petaflop cluster

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: America's Lawrence Livermore nuclear bomb lab has teamed up with open-source computing heavyweights to build the next generation of Linux superclusters, ultimately scaling into the petaflop range. The project has been dubbed "Hyperion".

Red Hat customers unswayed by Novell's pitch to switch

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Linux

techtarget.com: For a variety of reasons that include from the troubled economy to the effort involved in switching platforms, Red Hat customers we contacted said they were unlikely to take the bait.

Canonical Launches U.S.-based shop.ubuntu.com in Time for Holiday Season

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Ubuntu

prweb.com (PR): Canonical launched today an U.S.-based on-line shop for Ubuntu-branded merchandise and software. With a new fulfillment house in St. Louis, Missouri, shipments are faster and less expensive for Ubuntu users and enthusiasts in the U.S.

Linux Game "System of Tomorrow" Ships in Two Weeks

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Hardware

ostatic.com: Last month I wrote about the EVO Linux-based gaming console. Envizions expects the consoles to ship in the next two weeks. There are also two versions (in four configurations) available. Two versions? You guessed it -- Linux and Windows.

Monty Python Launches YouTube Channel

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Web

informationweek.com: And now for something completely different...the comedy troupe makes it clear it would prefer payment to litigation.

Also: Guns N' Roses album released on MySpace

today's leftovers

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News
  • Live from SC08

  • With money tight, is it Linux's time to shine?
  • Open Enterprise Interview with Ryan Bagueros
  • Branding Open Source moves heaven and earth to beat Microsoft
  • ISO publishes Office Open XML specification
  • Pardus Service-manager for KDE4 with COMAR and PyKDE4
  • One Year Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux
  • X.Org EvDev 2.1 Driver Released, New Features
  • CrunchBang Linux 8.10.01 — Testing
  • Akonadi goodness without moving even a finger
  • Review of XFCE 4.4.3
  • Critiquing distros, in the present perfect tense
  • Dick, Jane, and MySQL: why recessions favor open source
  • Easy GRUB editing
  • Sun’s open source strategy in the spotlight
  • Debian Project News - November 19th
  • Ubuntu Server Edition: Canonical’s Big Challenge

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tip: Fixing e2fsprogs block on Gentoo

  • Make Linux Look like Windows XP with XPGnome
  • Doing a diff without touching the command line
  • Split lossless audio
  • OpenOffice.org Tip - Automatically Number Headings
  • Building an OpenBSD Gateway - Part 1
  • Manage your music with ID3 tag editors
  • Relationship between --as-needed and --no-undefined
  • sdparm: a utility for SCSI device

9 Steps: Make a ultra cool and good looking desktop for your Ubuntu Linux machine in 30 minutes - green version

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Ubuntu

kimchikid.com: We already concluded in my previous guide (from April) that we think that Ubuntu might be the greatest OS in the world. But that doesn’t change the fact that the desktop looks very dull out of the box.

How Low Can Public Open Source Companies Go?

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OSS

ostatic.com: While I remain in agreement with many observers who see the economic downturn as potentially very positive for open source, I have to wonder whether we're going to see some of the leadership open source companies swallowed up in all the financial carnage.

"World's smallest humanoid robot" runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: A popular talking toy robot from Tomy Corp. runs Linux on a PXA-270-based single-board computer (SBC) from Mobisense Systems. The 6.5-inch tall i-Sobot has been dubbed "the smallest humanoid robot in production" by Guinness World Records, says Tomy.

Move Over Fedora Now There's Something Leaner

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Ubuntu

thesourceshow.org: No it's not Sizzlean. It's Ubuntu Server. I have been running Fedora on the web server in my basement for years and years. I took my web sites off line for a few hours (you noticed didn't you?) and started from scratch with Ubuntu 8.10 Server.

Announcing The Ubuntu OF Fame

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Ubuntu

jonobacon.org: After a number of follow-up calls, a functional specification and some testing we are now proud to announce the Ubuntu Hall Of Fame:

Sustainability in Uncertain Times

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Moz/FF

blog.lizardwrangler: Today we are posting our audited financial statements and tax form for 2007. As in past years, I’ll use this event as an opportunity to review both our financial status and our overall effectiveness in moving the mission forward.

Also: Mozilla chairman unfazed by Google Chrome

Exciting Features For Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: If all goes according to plan, the first alpha release for Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope) will be released tomorrow. It's not even been one month since the release of Ubuntu 8.10, but this first alpha release will show early signs of what we can expect.

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Events: Video Conferences, Code.gov, and LibreOffice

  • How to video conference without people hating you
    What about an integrated headset and microphone? This totally depends on the type. I tend to prefer the full sound of a real microphone but the boom mics on some of these headsets are quite good. If you have awesome heaphones already you can add a modmic to turn them into headsets. I find that even the most budget dedicated headsets sound better than earbud microphones.
  • Learn about the open source efforts of Code.gov at this event
    The U.S. government has a department looking to spread open source projects, and members will be in Baltimore this week. Code.gov is looking to promote reuse of open source code within the government to cut down on duplicating development work, and spread use of the code throughout the country. On April 26 event at Spark Baltimore, team members from Code.gov, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Presidential Innovation Fellowship are among those invited to be at a meetup to share more. Held from 12-3 p.m., the event will feature talks from the invited guests about what they’re working on and Federal Source Code Policy, as well as how it can apply locally, said organizing team member Melanie Shimano.
  • LibreOffice Conference 2018 Takes Place in Tirana, Albania, for LibreOffice 6.1
    While working on the next major LibreOffice release, The Document Foundation is also prepping for this year's LibreOffice Conference, which will take place this fall in Albania. The LibreOffice Conference is the perfect opportunity for new and existing LibreOffice developers, users, supporters, and translators, as well as members of the Open Source community to meet up, share their knowledge, and plan the new features of the next major LibreOffice release, in this case LibreOffice 6.1, due in mid August 2018. A call for papers was announced over the weekend as The Document Foundation wants you to submit proposals for topics and tracks, along with a short description of yourself for the upcoming LibreOffice Conference 2018 event, which should be filed no later than June 30, 2018. More details can be found here.
  • LibreOffice Conference Call for Paper
    The Document Foundation invites all members and contributors to submit talks, lectures and workshops for this year’s conference in Tirana (Albania). The event is scheduled for late September, from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never spoken in public before, if you have something interesting to share about LibreOffice or the Document Liberation Project, we want to hear from you!

GitLab Web IDE

  • GitLab Web IDE Goes GA and Open-Source in GitLab 10.7
    GitLab Web IDE, aimed to simplify the workflow of accepting merge requests, is generally available in GitLab 10.7, along with other features aimed to improve C++ and Go code security and improve Kubernets integration. The GitLab Web IDE was initially released as a beta in GitLab 10.4 Ultimate with the goal of streamlining the workflow to contribute small fixes and to resolve merge requests without requiring the developer to stash their changes and switch to a new branch locally, then back. This could be of particular interest to developers who have a significant number of PRs to review, as well as to developers starting their journey with Git.
  • GitLab open sources its Web IDE
    GitLab has announced its Web IDE is now generally available and open sourced as part of the GitLab 10.7 release. The Web IDE was first introduced in GitLab Ultimate 10.4. It is designed to enable developers to change multiple files, preview Markdown, review changes and commit directly within a browser. “At GitLab, we want everyone to be able to contribute, whether you are working on your first commit and getting familiar with git, or an experienced developer reviewing a stack of changes. Setting up a local development environment, or needing to stash changes and switch branches locally, can add friction to the development process,” Joshua Lambert, senior product manager of monitoring and distribution at GitLab, wrote in a post.

Record Terminal Activity For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

At times system administrators and developers need to use many, complex and lengthy commands in order to perform a critical task. Most of the users will copy those commands and output generated by those respective commands in a text file for review or future reference. Of course, “history” feature of the shell will help you in getting the list of commands used in the past but it won’t help in getting the output generated for those commands. Read
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Linux Kernel Maintainer Statistics

As part of preparing my last two talks at LCA on the kernel community, “Burning Down the Castle” and “Maintainers Don’t Scale”, I have looked into how the Kernel’s maintainer structure can be measured. One very interesting approach is looking at the pull request flows, for example done in the LWN article “How 4.4’s patches got to the mainline”. Note that in the linux kernel process, pull requests are only used to submit development from entire subsystems, not individual contributions. What I’m trying to work out here isn’t so much the overall patch flow, but focusing on how maintainers work, and how that’s different in different subsystems. Read more