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The Fastest Edition

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OOo comes in several editions produced by different groups. Each edition has its own features, performance improvements, bug fixes, and new bugs. Go-oo in particular boasts performance as a feature with its the slogan, "Better, Faster, Freer," but is there truth in advertising?

New GNOME 2.24 is an incremental improvement

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Software Last week marked the release of GNOME 2.24. Those who already use GNOME will appreciate the new additions, but there's nothing compelling enough in the new version to convince fans of other desktop environments to make a switch.

Linux Distro to Newbies: Adapt or Leave!

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Linux A uniform computing experience: is it really all that much to ask for? When presenting this question to most experienced Linux users, "choice" often outweighs the idea of a uniform experience. Unfortunately this doesn’t sit with those who just wish to use their computers as they always have.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 272

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux package management cheatsheet, part 2

  • News: Warnings over e1000e network module, supported languages in Debian "Lenny", Fedora delays, Gentoo tools - Paludis and Metro, OpenSolaris 2008.11 desktop features, Linux Mint for 64-bit hardware, MEPIS Community
  • Released last week: gOS 3.0 "Gadgets", VectorLinux 5.9.1 "SOHO", sidux 2008-03
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 10 Beta, openSUSE 11.1 Beta 2, Ubuntu 8.10 Beta
  • New additions: Klikit-Linux
  • New distributions: Cooperation-iws, ParsLinux, K-Rune Velo
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

The PC in a Console: Linux on the Sony PS3

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HowTos One obvious way that Linux beats Microsoft Windows hands-down is in its flexibility. You can run Linux on just about any old crappy PC. It might not be the first device you think of when you download Ubuntu, but Sony makes it relatively easy to install Linux on the PlayStation 3.

Firefox 3: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

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Moz/FF Unleash the power of Firefox 3 with the help of these little-known features. Here are eight handy things you can do with Firefox, ranging from tiny tweaks to hugely powerful capabilities, all with nary an extension to install.

Also: Save a Web page for later with Read It Later extension

Are Ubuntu Server and Desktop Editions At Odds?

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Ubuntu Ubuntu’s objective of becoming the distribution that finally brings Linux to “human beings,” i.e. non-geeks, is certainly ambitious. Its simultaneous (and thus far successful) pursuit of the server market, however, is perhaps yet more impressive.

Are Linux and open source really cheaper? Users, analysts weigh in

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Linux Open source software is cheaper than proprietary, right? Lower cost appears to be a primary incentive for Linux adoption? But some analysts including like Al Gillen, a research vice president of system software at Framingham, Mass.-based IDC, have questioned the validity of this argument. 3.0 RC3 available

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ooomarketing.blogspot: Today, 3.0 RC3 is available. If all goes well, this will be the final RC before the planned product release, so stay tuned!

odds & ends

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  • Review: Tuxpuck 0.8.2

  • Who's really contributing to Linux?
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 5
  • PowerTOP, LatencyTOP, and Five-Second Boot Improve Desktop Linux
  • New Conky
  • Built-In Home Entertainment and Automation
  • ubuntu is popular
  • Vector Linux SOHO Is Free Again
  • openSUSE-Education 1.0 for 11.0 is Ready
  • The GUI Fan Club
  • Europe leading open source charge
  • KDE and internal storage

some howtos:

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  • Howto Backup with Mandriva's Drakbackup

  • Bash Script To Get Weather Forecasts
  • Using autotools HOWTO
  • How to Reformat an External Hard Drive to NTFS Format In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Keeping Private config files Private in Git
  • How to Setup Yahoo!zimbra Desktop in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Seven Questions That All Newbie Programmers Should Be Asking
  • HowTo WhiteList Proxy for School Using Squid on OpenSUSE

Improving boot time on a general Linux distribution, not an easy task

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MDV We have just just released Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 (with GNOME 2.24 final version, among new features Wink, as well as reduce boot time on a lot of systems. I thought it would be interesting to explain the various things we tried to save some seconds when booting.

DigiKam has a new tool to convert RAW camera files to DNG...

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Software Yes! a DNG converter for Linux... For a long time, many people asked me to implement a RAW camera image converter to Digital NeGative (DNG).

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #110

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #110 for the week of September 21st - September 27th, 2008 is now available.

Is Gentoo dying?

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jldugger.livejournal: A recent cnet article suggests that Ubuntu is eating other distribution's lunch. In particular, one distribution is reported to be falling apart: Gentoo. Gentoo was very popular among my friends at the time I adopted Linux, but from what I've seen, the project fell apart as developers were unable to come to consensus or resolve conflicts.

Linux Myth: Installing RPM Updates is a Pain

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Linux Once again we are back to pop the balloon of another Linux myth. This one is that Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) is not good to use.

How to make Ubuntu extremely fast

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Ubuntu Old hardware? Want a faster boot up? Need to free some system resources? Want snappier applications? This is for you.

GOS 3 Gadgets, when a Linux Google

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Linux Yet another variant on Debian, GOS was founded on the basis of Ubuntu 8.04.1, to which is lighter and definitely oriented cloud computing. E ‘operating system ideal for NETBOOK?

Top 3 Bad Linux Distros

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Linux The freedom which FOSS gives us, enables everyone with a specific goal in their mind to create their own Linux distro. Most of the time, the goals/philosophy are cool and interesting, but it often happens that the “product” of the project, the one that should take you to the creator’s goal, turns out to be less than nothing.

odds & ends

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  • Damn Small Linux - Really it is...

  • Tracking Process Performance Statistics
  • Linux Kernel Magic SysRq keys
  • How To: Ubuntu 8.04.1 on the MSI Wind U100
  • Firefox Minefield: Faster Than Chrome
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Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
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  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation:

today's howtos

Positive Red Hat Results Expected Next Week

Fedora: Fedora 28 Beta Delay, Mindshare Monthly Report and More

  • Fedora 28 release dates and schedule
    With the release of Fedora 27, the Fedora 28 release schedule is falling into place. As of now, the current Fedora 28 release schedule is as follows.
  • Fedora 28 Beta Has Been Delayed
    It's time for the Fedora 28 release dance and to place your bets if F28 will be released on time or is another Fedora release challenged by release delays. Fedora 28 Beta had been due for release next week but has now been set by its first delay. Fortunately, a buffer was already built into the release schedule so for now is not impacting the final release of Fedora 28 due out in May.
  • Fedora 28 Beta status is NO-GO
    Release status of the Fedora 28 Beta is NO-GO. Due to missing RC for the F28 Beta release and presence of blocker bugs, the decision is “No Go”. The Beta release slips for one week to “Target #1” date (April 3rd). We are not going to slip the Final GA yet.
  • Mindshare Monthly Report – FAD and First Actions
  • Digitizing VHS with Fedora
    I have a dozen or so movies on VHS that we still watch. To be honest, I'm not that concerned about the commercial movies; those are easy enough to replace. But what about our home movies? My high school cross country team videos and my wife's marching band videos, among others—you won't find those on Netflix anytime soon. So I decided it was time to get serious about something I'd been meaning to do for a long time: Digitize my VHS tapes. In this article, I'll describe how I set up my Fedora desktop to convert my VHS tapes into 1s and 0s. Previously, Don Watkins described a different setup for VHS conversion.
  • Fedora 27 : The LibreOffice the 6.0.2 and versions.