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Ubuntu is not ready for human beings

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Ubuntu

spacezone.de/blog: I'm a human being and I like Linux including the command line stuff. I use Debian, Ubuntu and OpenSuse on daily basis. I would like to recommend Linux to other human beings. Ubuntu is the most popular choice. However from Edgy Eft to Intrepid Ibex Ubuntu has regularly disappointed me.

openSUSE 11.1: Introduction to KDE4

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KDE
SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: Another small idea we realized for openSUSE 11.1 is a link in the first-login greeter to a "Introduction to KDE4" page.

Interview with Mitchell Baker

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Interviews
Moz/FF

livemint.com: Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation talks about the Curious tale of Mozilla, the importance of a browser, Open Source and what excites her about the Internet

Notes on using a netbook

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Linux

jonrob.wordpress: 2 months ago I swapped my MacBook for a Dell Mini Inspiron 9 as my primary system. Comparing my computer use now to then, I have a couple of comments to make:

Ubuntu Studio 8.10

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Ubuntu

planet.gentoo: I installed Ubuntu Studio 8.10 on my laptop a couple of days ago, wiping out the unused Windows Vista partition. Eh, the laptop didn't come with a recovery DVD anyway. I know. Why Ubuntu, right?

is there a long-term future for the netbook?

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Linux

zerias.blogspot: Case in point would be a vendor that claimed that returns of their Linux netbook were 400% higher than returns of their Windows Xp netbook. What the vendor didn't mention, and then promptly buried when it was brought up, is that the sales of the Linux netbooks were well over 4 times the sales of the Windows Xp netbooks.

remind: a text based agenda and todolist manager

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Software

debaday.debian.net: There are lots of different tools for managing your time. All these applications are based on a graphical user interface, and use either iCalendar or the older vCalendar as the data formats. What about people who prefer console based interfaces?

Red Hat, Inc.'s Matthew Szulik Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Linux

marketwatch.com (PR): Matthew Szulik, chairman of Red Hat, Inc., was today named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 overall national winner. He was also named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2008 national winner in the Technology category.

Internet Café Invaded by Linux Desktop

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Linux

junauza.com: A while ago, I was in an Internet café at a tiny mall here in Bohol for a quick check at my Email. Linux was nowhere to be found. But today is different. I saw a monitor displaying brownish desktop wallpaper that made me smile.

Dear Google! Now I Know You Hate Linux Users

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Linux

livecrunch.com: Lets be honest, how many Google applications support Linux? Almost none! Even though their vision is “open source” (my a$$). What about Google Chat Video? Brand new Google feature, which is really great but not for Mac or Linux users! AGAIN!

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 8.10)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database.

some odds & ends

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News
  • XKCD - Linux, Unix And Other Funny Cartoons

  • Quickly Install a LAMP server on Ubuntu
  • Asinine lawsuit from French music interests targets Sourceforge
  • Open Source and Sustainability, Updated
  • Database Optimization
  • Experiment -- The OS is Dead
  • Linux and Netbooks - what’s the truth?
  • What the Next Theme for Ubuntu Should (and Should Not) Be
  • Fake Unix and Linux Advisory - The /dev/null Vulnerability

Compiz Fusion Community News for November 15, 2008: Can I haz plugins?

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Wow, lots of news this edition, not exactly big news like last week, but we certainly have been bombarded with a whole bunch of new development code. This week, the big items are:

Giving Thanks to Linux and Open Source

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Linux

linux-mag.com: When you think of Thanksgiving, what images come into your mind? If you’re a typical American and have visions of Norman Rockwell paintings engraved into your consciousness like the rest of us. But this year, I’ve decided to switch gears and give thanks to a different bird — the Penguin.

few shorts:

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Linux
  • I will never bet again - day 1 with GNOME

  • Linux Outlaws 64 - Lick My Lenny
  • Nvidia 180.06 driver solves panel flickering problem with KDE 4 + OOo
  • High Quality Ubuntu Wallpapers

some howtos:

  • Bash script that process input from pipeline or file redirection

  • How to broadcast a message to all users - using wall
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 installation on OpenSuSe
  • How to install OpenSolaris
  • How to kill user's processes and logout the user

Using ntop, iftop and apachetop to Monitor Traffic on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Not monitoring your server's network traffic is the equivalent of driving a car with your eyes closed. You must at all times be aware of your server's traffic. Just checking the logs is simply not enough.

Phoronix 2008 Linux Graphics Survey Launches

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last year we hosted our first annual Linux Graphics Survey as really the only study that's been done to get a better understanding what the Linux community is using in their computers to fulfill their graphics needs, what their key interests are, and where they are looking for improvements. Here we go again.

openSUSE 11 - Review & Tutorial

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SUSE

dedoimedo.com: First, you'll be pleasantly surprised. I will install openSUSE 11 not only on a test machine - but also on a production machine. This will give me (and you) an excellent opportunity to see how this distro behaves in a real situation.

Linux-Hater’s Blog, considered

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Web

esr.ibiblio.org: One of the advantages of having helped found the open-source movement that I cherish most is that nobody can criticize me when I criticize it. I’m a gadfly by nature, disgusted by cant even (actually, especially!) when it’s my own insights being reflected back at me as dogma. Anyone who actually does that is likely to flip me into full Discordian rascal-guru mode. So I was actually pleased to learn of the existence of Linux-Hater’s Blog.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more