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Story 11 Ways That Linux Contributes to Tech Innovation Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 8:56pm
Story Jessie Release Date: 2015-04-25 Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 7:31pm
Story Radeon Linux Benchmarks: Catalyst 15.3 Beta vs. Linux 4.0 + Mesa 10.6-devel Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 7:10pm
Story 5 questions to determine if open source is a good fit for a software project Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 7:05pm
Story Clonezilla Live 2.4.0-7 Released to Fix a Btrfs Issue, Based on Debian Sid Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 6:57pm
Story Lumina Desktop 0.8.3 Released! Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 6:49pm
Story Netflix has more than 50 open source projects Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 6:42pm
Story Cinnamon 2.4.7 Arrives with Numerous Fixes, Should Be in Repos Soon Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 6:33pm
Story Bringing open source to the NHS Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Story Plasma 5 with KDE Telepathy 0.9 Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:41pm

My solution for Linux adoption

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I was reading a thread about Linux game support. The thread was regarding a particular game that had a version for Linux (it wasn’t actually a port), which was quickly pulled from support. Within the thread the tried and true standardization argument came up. It’s a valid argument, and one that most people don’t realize could bit Linux in the hinder at some point.

Fast and Light AntiX 8.0 is Released

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that antiX MEPIS 8 'Intifada' - a fast and light complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing, with a little bit of sidux,- is now available at mepis mirrors in the released/antix directories in full and base editions.

Why isn't Linux funny?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Stop me if you've heard this one. How many Windows programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb? None. They've declared darkness a standard.

Ubuntu spawns new generations

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: In just the few years since it was released, Ubuntu Linux has inspired tens of new Linux distributions. Here we look at five of the best.

Linux layout for Windows users

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Lets face it, you are probably coming from a windows computer if you are venturing into the world of Linux. This article will help you adjust to the changes in the way the two operating systems layout their directory structure.

Windows Is Proof That People Are Too Stupid To Use Computers

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Microsoft

blog.linuxtoday.com: And too stupid or dishonest to report Microsoft Windows as the defective disaster that it is. If it were any other type of product it would have banned from every country in the world long ago. It is straight out of Bizarro World News.

SLAX Linux - Your pocket operating system - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: SLAX is a small, live Linux distro, based on Slackware. It aims to be light, friendly and useful. It's meant to fit onto antique USB thumb drives and run well on old hardware. And it features the sexy KDE desktop.

What does it take to support Opensource and Linux

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Let's walk on the support side of the software world for a moment. There is a lot of talk, postulating and plain old FUD about what support is and should be in the FOSS world. Of course, we can break the topic into separate areas of discussion.

Linux helped me with my Valentine

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toolbox.com/blogs: This is a story of a twelve year old love affair that still has no end in sight. Part of that story involves Linux and how it enabled this blossoming of saccharine emotions.

Using Dia for diagrams

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Everybody needs diagrams. Most users need to create one more often than they think. Stop wasting time with an office app, the GIMP, or a paint program: use Dia, an easy yet powerful made-for-diagrams editor.

Is Linux development goes on right direction?

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Linux

detector-pro.com: Every OS like MacOS, Linux or Windows has GUI. But under the hood, there is different story for all three of them.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A 3D Understanding Of ATI's R600/700 Series

  • Open source desktop adoption flickers in the Philippines
  • Why Linux is a superior operating system
  • Bookworm Gives a Boost to Open-Source ePub E-Book Format
  • Navigation smartphone runs Linux
  • Zypper: Improved bash completion and practical usage
  • The open source value of responsibility
  • British Conservative Shadow Chancellor backs "Open Source"! Again. But don't get Excited
  • The move to Linux, stymied by hardware...the server side...
  • Taming a power-sucking Linux TV
  • Packaging/Distribution differences
  • Geek Hero Comic: Everything is Open Source, Actually
  • Stable kernels 2.6.27.16 and 2.6.28.5
  • Fighting Dell’s customer support service…
  • Open source ERP and SMB
  • Small things in Linux that make me happy
  • Linux celebrates its 1234567890'th breath

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto SetUp Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu

  • Screencasting in Linux!
  • How to add static route through a virtual (alias) interface in RHEL5?
  • Crush images on the command-line with Groovy
  • A few tips for a better EeePC
  • Kill the process locking a file
  • Plot your graphs with command line gnuplot
  • HowTo: Reset the XOrg configuration file in Debian
  • HOWTO: Install THC-Hydra 5.4 in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
  • Bcfg2 0.9.6 debian package for etch
  • clear cached memory in ubuntu
  • Change screen resolution in Ubuntu Linux

Why another scripting language for the desktop?

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the-gay-bar.com: Stuart Langridge recently wrote about a new scripting language he was developing for the desktop. His language is inspired heavily by AppleScript and allows you to write things like: "tell screensaver to lock"

Ubuntu Users: Focused On the Wrong Market?

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workswithu.com: Sometimes I don’t see eye to eye with the Ubuntu user community. For instance, I think Ubuntu Server Edition should be Canonical’s top priority for 2009. But only 8 percent of WorksWithU’s readers agree with me, according to a recent online poll we ran. Here’s why I’m right and 92 percent of WorksWithU’s readers are wrong.

Also: Ubuntu in South African Schools

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

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maketecheasier.com: For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks.

My Computer, A La Carte

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: OS installs have gotten easier over the years, whether it's a Linux distribution, Mac OS X, or Windows. Fewer choices to make and fewer technical decisions that need to be pondered. But today, I found the easiest of them all, Slax 6.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), Apple, Activism and DRM. Lessons to be learned?

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Before I ever typed my first GNU/Linux command in a terminal the Free Software Foundation was fighting the good fight for free software and all the issues surrounding individual freedom and privacy both on and offline. All of us owe it a debt of gratitude for the work is has done and continues to do on behalf of the principles of a free society and free computing.

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Red Hat Woes and Fedora 29 Plans

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  • Fedora 29 Aims To Offer Up Modules For Everyone
    The latest Fedora 29 feature proposal is about offering "modules for everyone" across all Fedora editions. The "modules for everyone" proposal would make it where all Fedora installations have modular repositories enabled by default. Up to now the modular functionality was just enabled by default in Fedora Server 28. The modular functionality allows Fedora users to choose alternate versions of popular software, such as different versions of Node.js and other server software components where you might want to stick to a particular version.

GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

  • Linux Fu: The Great Power of Make
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  • FSFE Newsletter June 2018
  • About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions
    We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
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    While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM. Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available for ARM 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64), including with their new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 based on Linux 4.14.

Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
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  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.