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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 26 May 2008

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: The May issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: Gentoo Foundation status, Summer of Code interview, network monitoring, and more!

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 92

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #92 for the week May 18th - May 24th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Developer Summit Intrepid Ibex, Ubuntu Live canceled, new Ubuntu Membership Approval Boards to meet, new Ubuntu Universe Contributors, a new Launchpad podcast, and much, much more.

Firefox 3 Tip: Easily View Privacy And Security Information For Individual Sites

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Moz/FF

watchingthenet.com: One thing that frustrated me the most with Firefox 2 was trying to view security information for individual sites.

Mars Phoenix Lander - A Victory for Open Source

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OSS
Sci/Tech

ostatic.com: Space agencies were some of the first places you could find open source software "in the wild". Being natural early adopters, cash-strapped and very inquisitive they naturally took to the concept.

AMD Releases Stream SDK For Linux

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Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this month we announced that AMD would soon be releasing their Stream SDK for Linux, and just before the start of the weekend this inaugural release had occurred. The Linux release of the AMD Stream SDK v1.1 Beta brings both CAL and Brook+ for those using ATI/AMD graphics hardware. This v1.1 Beta release is also in tune with the new beta release for Microsoft Windows XP.

Making that old PC useful

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: I’ve recently upgraded my pc with new hardware, and I’ve been using it as a test machine ever since, something to try the new Ubuntu or Mandriva on. Both Mandriva and Ubuntu ran well on that old PC.

$200 computers

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Linux
Hardware

purinchu.net: Grandma goes to the store to see about replacing the computer with something inexpensive. Really inexpensive. After a bit more asking the clerk goes, “Well, we do have 1 machine in the back. Every store has only gotten one, but it’s only $200. Of course, it turned out that it runs Linux.

some bloggings:

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Linux
  • Transition to the GNU/Linux Ubuntu Operating System

  • Upgrade to Hardy Heron
  • Back to Windows
  • mutiny
  • TinyMe instilled new life to my HP Deskpro

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Create Screenshots via CLI with scrot

  • Using Bash Scripts in Web Applications
  • Fedora 9: All in One Kopete Messenger Installation
  • Wireless networking from the Crux live CD
  • How to get information about your file system in Ubuntu

Vista selling well!?

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Whatever drugs Steve Ballmer is on they must be very, very good. That's the only explanation I can come up with for Ballmer telling the Australian press that he's "amazing pleased" with Vista sales.

DKMS support arrives at the common desktop

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: While today many kernel modules are shipped in the vanilla kernel and some missing ones (like uvc) are added later on by the distributors, some kernel modules are not shipped yet and might never be shipped with the mainline kernel. Now, several years after DKMS was first introduced to the world it finally starts to appear at different places.

Practical Linux home security

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Linux

itwire.com: Most all modern home computer users are switched on to the fact they have to protect their computer from nasties: anti-virus, anti-spam, firewalls have all entered the common vernacular. If you don’t use 'that' operating system from Redmond though does this still apply? And what packages should you use?

Lessons learned from Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

puppylinux.org/blogs: While wandering the Ubuntu site (www.ubuntu.com) to take a look at the new Hardy Heron / 8.04 LTS version, I went all philosophical and tried to think of any lessons that the Puppy Community could learn from that of Ubuntu.

Alternative distros and tools: Fluxbuntu, TinyMe, SliTaz

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Linux

Josh Saddler: I wiped Gentoo off my old Toshiba laptop a couple of nights ago, and have been trying out binary distros with a smaller-is-better philosophy. I need a distro that is lightweight, mostly self-contained, yet also has a decent package repository for the edge cases. So far I've been through Fluxbuntu, TinyMe, and SliTaz.

OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice 2.4 review

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OOo

itreviews.co.uk: The maturity of OpenOffice is fast winning over many of those still deep-rooted in a Microsoft Office way of working, and while this latest release isn't likely to tip too many more over the edge, it's a further move forward in the quest to be accepted as the legitimate alternative that it already is.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Etch

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HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Etch server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

A Tiny Look at TinyMe 2008.0

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PCLOS
-s

While we're all waiting for PCLOS 2008 to be released, we were treated to a kissing cousin yesterday with the release of TinyMe 2008.0. It's a small lightweight distro featuring the LXDE desktop with lots of handy apps. I thought I'd take it for a little test run this evening to see what it might be like.

today's leftovers & such

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News
  • Bringing Aim to Awn! (Finally)

  • Google's Firefox Add-Ons for the Organizationally Challenged
  • Why Microsoft Still Has a Stronghold and How to Break It
  • 12 Essential Exercises for Geeks
  • Debian's Graphical Installer -- Screenshots
  • exherbo: myths and facts
  • mhddfs: join several real filesystems together to form a single larger one
  • Bind Mounts are Hot
  • Argyll Color Management System
  • You know that you did a mistake, when
  • SUSE is hiring

some bloggings

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Linux
  • 32 Bit Gentoo

  • Kicking the Tires of Fedora 9 - KDE Live CD
  • Fedora 9 and KDE4 - I wanted to love them
  • First Impressions of KDE 4 and Fedora 9
  • Trying Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu - On The Shoulders of Giants

Why I Still Prefer KDE3

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KDE

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I tested KDE 4.0 in Kubuntu 8.04 Remix edition. I know it's probably not the best distribution to test the relatively new KDE 4.0, but that was what I had available at the moment. It didn't made a good impression to me though. I'm currently using KDE 3.5.9 with Debian Lenny and I'm so happy with it, and some of the reasons which still make me stick to it are:

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today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.

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