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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:34pm
Story Enlightenment 0.19 Now In Alpha With Better Wayland Support Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:29pm
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Beta 1 Gets Support for Apple MacBook Products Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:29pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:28pm
Story Canonical and Mirantis Team Up on Enterprise OpenStack Support Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 3:25pm
Story Valve Releases Steam Beta Update to Fix the Download of Games in Development Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 11:24am
Story Not just for phones: Samsung shows Tizen-powered TV, cameras Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 7:56am
Story SparkyLinux 3.4 LXDE, e18 & Razor-Qt is out Roy Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 7:06am
Story Testing 60+ Intel/AMD/NVIDIA GPUs On Linux With Open-Source Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 04/06/2014 - 6:55am

The future of open source

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itwire.com: This week, the covers were lifted on North Bridge Venture Partner’s annual Future of Open Source survey. The results present a clear picture where pundits expect open source to make huge inroads as well as where proprietary software is likely to retain dominance.

Also: OSBC Panel Looks at the Future of the OS

Should Open Source Projects Accept VC Backing?

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ostatic.com: According to a talk by Benchmark Capital's Rob Bearden at this week's Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), the nature of open source business models are changing. He says open source companies should strive to become the "enterprise standard" in their market space in order to effectively monetize their commodities.

Create Flash Content in Linux - A Missing Link for Developers?

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: Last month we posted “Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications“, which listed some really good open source applications. One of the things missing was a good OpenSource, Flash content creation tool.

5 Things YOU Can Do to Help Open Source

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OSS

internetling.com: I know a lot of people who use open source every day, from OpenOffice to the GIMP and Linux, open source has something for everyone. Recently I was asked how could someone give back to the developers of Free Software?

Hands-On with Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

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Ubuntu

blog.laptopmag.com: When you turn on your television, it’s hard to avoid those Mac vs. PC commercials. They’re clever, funny, and also misleading. Judging by those commercials, the average non-techie consumer would assume that those are the only two computing platforms available, which would be quite erroneous.

And: Preview: Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

PC? Mac? Linux? Who knows?

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OS

utahstatesman.com: Batman vs. The Joker. Superman vs. Lex Luthor. The U vs. the Y. Epic battles are found in every age, every population and every medium thinkable. Computers are no exception.

Mozilla fixes 10 Firefox flaws, half seen as 'critical'

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. yesterday patched 10 vulnerabilities, half of them marked "critical," in its open-source browser as it updated Firefox to Version 2.0.0.13. "There's a little bit here to interest most everyone," said Andrew Storms.

Also: SeaMonkey 1.1.9 update available now
And: 5 Firefox Plugins Related to Linux

Upcoming Opera Passes the Acid3 Test

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Software

opera.com: Since the test was officially announced recently, our Core developers have been hard at work fixing bugs and adding the missing standards support. Today we reached a 100% pass rate for the first time!

Why GIMP is Better than Adobe Photoshop

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GIMP

junauza.com: I’m no graphics professional, but like probably most of you, I do need to edit photos from time to time. Since GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is included by default in most Linux distros, I forgot about Photoshop. Here are my reasons why I think GIMP is better than Photoshop:

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 6

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Every once in a while, an article or post will appear, claiming that Linux is just not good enough for everyday use. The reason? Concerns over quality. That’s the topic of this sixth installment of my Top 10 List of Linux FUD patterns, the accusation that Linux is low-quality software.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to get Ubuntu version and nickname

  • Installing Iris Explorer on Ubuntu
  • Turn Your PC into a DVD Ripping Monster (Linux Version)
  • Mandriva Linux One 2008 eee Live USB creation
  • Linux file system
  • Using Color In The Linux Or Unix Shell
  • Downloading and installing Thunderbird extensions
  • pam_mount and sshfs with password authentication
  • How to use emerge in Gentoo
  • HowTo: Motion Picture Linux Paint and Retouching Tool

SFLC Forms Moglen Ravicher LLC

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro bono legal services to protect and advance free and open source software (FOSS), today announced the formation of Moglen Ravicher LLC, a law firm which will represent select for-profit clients that support FOSS but are not eligible to receive SFLC's pro bono services.

openSUSE

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SUSE

jamesangus.ucantblamem: It’s a well known fact that if you want a usable linux distribution, you download Ubuntu. However, like many IT pro’s, I like to investigate alternatives and try new things. This curiosity led me to download OpenSUSE recently and I was pleasantly surprised by what I swiftly had installed.

Also: OpenSUSE -- thy name is stability

Document Freedom Day is more than a single day

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linux.com: Today marks the first Document Freedom Day. Inspired by Software Freedom Day, which is now is now in its fifth year. DFD is not directly related to the struggle against Microsoft's efforts to have its Office Open XML (OOXML) format become an ISO/IEC standard.

UK to fly the flag for OOXML

channelregister.co.uk: A source close to the matter told The Register today that the technical group chaired by Francis Cave and assigned to make recommendations to the policy making panel overwhelmingly came out five to one in favour of OOXML.

Also: Microsoft claims Office OpenXML standard Czechmate
And: Microsoft Files Complaint About India's No Vote on OOXML

Linux Reality Episode 100 - The Final Episode

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linuxreality.com: In this, the last Linux Reality episode: I bring back some old audio clips, fire up one last listener tip, play a bunch of audio comments, and then take a few minutes to say thanks.

Is open source anti-American?

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Dana Blankenhorn: While Matt Asay and Paula Rooney chose the meat in Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s remarks at OSBC, others chose to play the political game of gotcha. So, is open source anti-American?

Disruptive Technologies that Affect Desktop Linux

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Linux

Matt Hartley: Perhaps what has given desktop Linux its biggest shot in the arm is the evolution of various disruptive technologies that have, by design, made desktop Linux adoption just that much easier. The following are some of the most disruptive examples of disruptive technology on the Linux platform.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 15

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue 15 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3 is Out, SoC Student Application Period Open, and One-Click-Install improvements.

10 ways that Linux is outgrowing the stereotype

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distro-review.com: Linux has a negative image associated with it; a most unfortunate affliction when that image is contrary to the truth. I'm occasionally asked "why do you bother with Linux?" by people who haven't used it recently under the assumption that it's difficult to use. However it is my intention to raise awareness that Linux is remarkably usable these days.

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 14

One of the latest thing we wanted to work on as we highlighted on our previous posts is the notification for new emails or download experience on the Shell. We already do ship the KStatusNotifier extension for application indicator, but need a way to signal the user (even if you are not looking at the screen when this happens) for new emails, IM or download/copy progress. Andrea stepped up on this and worked with Dash to Dock upstream to implement the unity API for this. Working with them, as usual, was pleasing and we got the green flag that it’s going to merge to master, with possibly some tweaks, which will make this work available to every Dash to Dock users! It means that after this update, Thunderbird is handily showing the number of unread emails you have in your inbox, thanks to thunderbird-gnome-support that we seeded back with Sébastien. Read more