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Story Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM now available on Infibeam Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:26am
Story Linus Wins Award, Tails 1.0, and Ubuntu Warning Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2014 - 7:12am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:58pm
Story Get to know the Aio-one project Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:37pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:19pm
Story KDE Telepathy Sprint Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 8:06pm
Story Tails 1.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 7:55pm
Story Tiny i.MX286 SBC runs Debian on less than a Watt Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 6:06pm
Story World's First Open Source Laptop Gets Wideband Software-Defined Radio Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2014 - 5:54pm

Simple Firefox Tips and Tricks (Some of Which You Might Not Know…)

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: I have used Firefox browser for a long time and I always think that I know all the features inside out. When I was told of the following seemingly simple but useful tricks, I know I was wrong.

Quick and easy photo management with F-Spot

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Photo management software for Windows makes us weep. For most people, photo management consists of loading the software (and drivers) that came from the camera manufacturer. So you've got a Nikon camera, and the photo management software is really different from your significant other's Kodak software.

today's leftovers

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News
  • OLPC: one bad idea per child

  • Tethered capture with gphoto2
  • How to install Mythbuntu 8.04 Alpha 2
  • Redux: Gentoo's top 3 issues
  • Life before Google
  • Adding System Services with Upstart
  • Func, the Fedora Unified Network Controller
  • KDE PIM Team Meets to Talk Akonadi and KDE 4.1
  • Abyss: a small, sweet Web server
  • Red Hat not impressed with Microsoft's interoperability plans
  • Open source fans offer differing views of MS move
  • Winners and losers in Microsoft open API move
  • Is Microsoft using the "anti-lock-in" argument from OSS's playbook?
  • Novell and the Community
  • Back to Gentoo
  • Miguel de Icaza talks to the INQ
  • Local Caching For Network Filesystems

Logo War: Red Hat Takes On DataPortability

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Linux

techcrunch.com: Open source giant Red Hat sent a Cease and Desist letter to the DataPortability.org group today demanding the removal of the DP logo from the group's website, saying their logo is "identical to the Fedora Infinity design logo owned by Red Hat."

Samba author: GPLv3 has further to go

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OSS

zdnet.com.au: While he sees the GPLv3 as "extremely good", Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell believes that the free software licence still needs strengthening. In this video interview he said that the anti-DRM provisions didn't go far enough.

The paradox of FOSS projects supporting Windows

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OSS

bryceharrington.org: As we near in on the Inkscape 0.46 release, I've been increasingly focusing on the few remaining "critical" bugs. A lot of these are specific to the Windows port, which is a bit frustrating for those of us whose big hope in life is to *replace* Windows, not to support it.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Network Tip No.3: Global Configuration Mode

  • Network Tip No. 4: exit Command
  • to HUP or nohup?
  • Automatic tab title in gnome-terminal
  • How to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu Feisty or later versions
  • colordiff — a tool to colorize diff output
  • How To: Run Call of Duty 4 (COD4): Modern Combat in Linux
  • Boot Speed Ubuntu
  • Restore the Master Boot Record
  • How to install Grub from a live Ubuntu cd
  • Boot CD for Ubuntu usb flash

Ktorrent 3.0 - hello, KDE 4

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KDE

liquidat.wordpress: With Ktorrent one of the largest external KDE projects now released a first stable KDE 4 version of their product. This also shows that KDE 4 is also accepted by external developers.

It’s time to face it: Linux is not coming to the desktop. Ever.

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Ubuntu

theubuntuexperiment.wordpress: While it was great fun trying to convert my mother to Ubuntu, this experiment ended up in a complete failure. Linux is not ready for the desktop, and never will be, too.

Why I use Fedora

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Linux

felipec.wordpress: For quite some people it seems if you use Fedora you are committing an open source sin; at best it seems as if there is no good reason to use it, or so has been my experience.

Ubuntu Essentials

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Ubuntu

open-zone.com: I'm Ubuntu user for years now. I have gained a lot of knowledge on how to customize my Ubuntu box and how to make it better. This guide targets any Ubuntu user or any one is thinking about trying Ubuntu but it will be very useful for newbies.

Explore the Universe from your Desktop with Celestia

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Software

techthrob.com: While it may not let you go where no man has gone before, Celestia is an amazing desktop application that lets you travel anywhere in the known Universe.

Open source disruption realized

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Open source fans are buzzing about Microsoft’s latest move to open its APIs, which follows along the path it has been on recently. Another announcement they may have been somewhat overshadowed is chipmaker AMD’s new open source application library project, Framewave. I would say this is just another case of companies coming around to market realities.

Dell Ubuntu Systems Launching in Canada and Latin America

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Several new developments on the Linux front today. We're introducing Ubuntu 7.1-based Dell systems in Canada and Latin America. Beyond that, we're introducing the Inspiron 1525n to customers in the United States.

Psychiatrist in Reiser Murder Trial Says Heavy Computer Users Might Have Asperger's Disorder

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: A day after the Hans Reiser murder trial drifted into the netherworld, the murder case against the Linux programmer careened Thursday into the world of psychiatry. Beverly Parr testified that those who use a computer regularly "possibly" might have Asperger's Disorder, impaired social skills.

Also: Hans Reiser Murder Trial: Trance Music, Belly Dancing and the Minotaur

Get Mac style menus on Ubuntu with Global Menu

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Software

downloadsquad: Theming one's OS to look like a Mac is all the rage these days, but for the most part such modifications are superficial. However, Global Menu actually changes the user experience quite a bit.

Also: Free software menus reinvented

SourceForge Opens 2008 Community Choice Awards to ALL Open Source Software

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OS

Ross Turk, Community Manager at http://SourceForge.net/, today announced the guidelines for the 2008 Community Choice Awards. Starting this year, the awards are open to any open source project, even those hosted outside of SourceForge.

Webcams in Linux, Part 1

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Linux

Carla Schroder: Webcams are everywhere these days: they're standard on a lot of laptops, LCD monitors are starting to incorporate them, and decent standalone USB webcams can be had for less than $40. In this two-part series we'll set up a Webcam on Linux, and then use it to perform a number of amazing and fun tasks.

How to Switch from MS Office to OOo

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OOo

fanaticattack.com: You’ve been thinking about it for a while. You’ve seen the PDF converter and sighed longingly; you’ve blushed before the skeptical glances of your open-source and anti-Microsoft friends who say “You’re still using Microsoft Office?” I’m here to help.

2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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OSS

jeremy.linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. This was the seventh annual LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards and we’ve set a record for participation each and every year. We had some extremely close races this year.

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Kubuntu and Ubuntu Leftovers

  • Help needed testing newest bugfix release of Plasma on Kubuntu 17.04
    Are you using Kubuntu 17.04, our current release? Help us test a new bugfix release for KDE Plasma! Go here for more details: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed. Unfortunately that page illustrates Xenial and Ubuntu Unity rather than Zesty in Kubuntu. Using Discover or Muon, use Settings > More, enter your password, and ensure that Pre-release updates (zesty-proposed) is ticked in the Updates tab.
  • Ubuntu Sees Sense, Will Support Indicator Applets in Ubuntu 17.10
    Ubuntu 17.10 will have GNOME Shell indicator applet support by default. Hurrah for sanity! The results of the GNOME desktop user survey made it crystal clear that, alongside a visible desktop dock, Ubuntu uses want legacy system tray icons to sit in the GNOME Shell top bar, alongside the main system menu.
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 517
    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #517 for the week of August 15 – 21, 2017, and the full version is available here.

OSS Leftovers

  • Asian telcos forging ahead with open source NFV
    Telcos in Asia Pacific are engaged in what ABI Research describes as an NFV ‘flurry’. It claims the CSPs are actively virtualizing their network architectures and to find that out ABI hints it may have been tracking developments in the way that analysts and technical journalists do in other open source-dominated sectors. By peeking into the open source communities’ repositories and information exchanges to get a feel for what’s going on. Nothing wrong with that. It’s ‘open’ after all and expect to read more of this approach in the months and years ahead as Open Source NFV really starts to take hold.
  • Open source security software on GovCloud
    Netgate, provider of open source firewalls and security gateways, has announced the availability of its pfSense firewall on Amazon’s GovCloud (US). The AWS GovCloud Marketplace enables government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profits to discover software that can support their cloud-based regulated workloads. It is an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, assisting customers who have government, education, or non-profit compliance requirements.
  • Open source EHR platform tailored to treat Ebola patients
    An open-source electronic health record system developed to treat Ebola patients during the recent epidemic in West Africa is being touted as a potential solution for clinical data collection in highly infectious environments and resource-constrained healthcare settings.
  • Microsoft and Red Hat collaborate to boost enterprise container adoption [Ed: Someone should remind Red Hat about Munich and Microsoft's patent lawsuits]
  • Microsoft .NET Core 2.0 Available on Red Hat’s Linux and Cloud Offerings
  • .NET Core 2 Brings Visual Basic to Linux and macOS [Ed: A .NET 'trial version' (taster for proprietary framework with back doors and telemetry)]
  • When Good Containers Go Bad [Ed: Shame on the Linux Foundation for promoting (for money) an anti-FOSS firm Black Duck. Black Duck gives some money to the Linux Foundation, which then pays someone to write a puff piece for Black Duck.]
  • t2k17 Hackathon Report: Ian Sutton on ARM progress
  • If you’re a startup, you should not use React (reflecting on the BSD + patents license)

    Facebook is nearly alone in the industry in the use of this license. Here is the article. Judge for yourself.

  • 3Blades Launches Open-Source Data Science Platform with Tool-Agnostic Integration at Jupytercon
    Hugo Contreras-Palacios, Ph.D., a Data Scientist at Stanley Black & Decker says, "In this quickly changing environment where ongoing skill development is critical, 3Blades has become an essential learning tool that allows our staff to experience big data technologies and techniques instead of just reading about them. At the end of their course, once they develop big data skills, 3Blades provides a collaborative environment where they can quickly begin applying what they have learned. The open source code base and easy to use API made it simple to integrate 3Blades safely into our internal environment. Thank you, 3Blades!"
  • Sweden Archives assists with govt document reuse
    The National Archives proposes to publish the lists of public sector documents in the country’s national open data portal, Öppna Data.
  • Negotiations with Elsevier: The crucial issues for the FinELib consortium
     

    Unfortunately, there has been no breakthrough in the negotiations. The crucial issues for the negotiations are cost development and open access. The FinELib consortium’s view differs from Elsevier’s on both issues.  

  • Open Source Turtle Rover Robot Land Drone Launches On Kickstarter (video)
    An interesting new open source robot has been launched by a Kickstarter today which takes the form of the Turtle Rover created by Kell Ideas. The robot land drone chassis can be equipped with a wide variety of different modules including a robotic arm, HD camera and more. The remote-controlled robot rover can be used to explore those small unattainable areas and can be programmed using the revolutionary open platform and adapted to suit your very own requirements.
  • Interview with Chris Korda: 3D printing pottery, open-source software and activism
    Chris Korda is an activist, techno musician and software developer. She is credited with developing programs for the world’s first color 3D printer in 2004 during her term at Z Corporation, which was bought by 3D Systems in January 2012.
  • Foundation Java EE: The Community Reacts
    Oracle Corp. grabbed headlines last week with a post on The Aquarium blog, in which the steward of Java proposed moving Java EE to an open source foundation, such as the Eclipse Foundation or the Apache Software Foundation. The post reads: "We believe that moving Java EE technologies, including reference implementations and test compatibility kit, to an open source foundation may be the right next step, in order to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing, and change the governance process."
  • Java EE To Get Open Source Foundation
    Oracle intends to move stewardship of Java EE (Enterprise Edition) to a third party existing foundation after the official release of Java EE 8 later this year.

Fedora and Red Hat Leftovers